Remove as much ice, snow and moisture from the bonding surfaces as possible.
Water — frozen or otherwise — will prevent your construction
adhesives from contacting the bonding surface, resulting in a poor bond.
Keep your construction adhesives as warm as possible until the time that it is to be used.
Keeping the construction adhesives warm will lower the viscosity and will allow them to
better wet (or coat) the surfaces to be bonded.
- LIQUID NAILS Brand Subfloor Adhesives
are formulated to provide excellent bonding at low temperatures (down to 22°F for the latex version of this
Apply construction adhesives so that surfaces can be joined quickly. Nailing or screwing should also be done
as quickly as possible after panel installation. These tips help ensure that the construction adhesives will
form a good bond.
Choose construction adhesives that meet either the American Plywood Association AFG-01 specification or the
American Society for Testing and Materials D3498 specification. Ideally, choose a product that has been
tested and certified by an independent third-party testing laboratory
(LIQUID NAILS Brand Subfloor Adhesives
are certified by PFS Laboratories to meet these standards).