Permanently sticking "self-adhesive" floor tiles

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Clive, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Clive

    Clive Guest

    Hi,

    I have put down some cheap vinyl floor tiles on a cement floor
    surface. It's a temporary job - honest ! However, a few (thankfully
    few) tiles are lifting at the edges. What is the best adhesive to
    really stick them down?

    I'm thinking:

    "No nails" type adhesive
    Bathroon/kitchen mastic
    Contact / impact adhesive (can't remember if this has an "official"
    name) - the type used to stick "non-self-adhesive" vinyl floor tiles

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks

    Clive
    Clive, Sep 23, 2009
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  2. Clive

    NT Guest

    On Sep 23, 2:56 pm, Clive <> wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have put down some cheap vinyl floor tiles on a cement floor
    > surface. It's a temporary job - honest ! However, a few (thankfully
    > few) tiles are lifting at the edges. What is the best adhesive to
    > really stick them down?
    >
    > I'm thinking:
    >
    > "No nails" type adhesive
    > Bathroon/kitchen mastic
    > Contact / impact adhesive (can't remember if this has an "official"
    > name) - the type used to stick "non-self-adhesive" vinyl floor tiles
    >
    > Any other suggestions?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Clive


    I tried everything bar conctact adhesive, and all failed except one.
    What worked was bitumen. Clean the adhesive off the tiles round the
    edges using loo roll and paraffin. Apply roofing bitumen adhesive and
    put weights on the tiles, leaving till set, which takes a couple of
    days iirc.


    NT
    NT, Sep 23, 2009
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  3. NT wrote:
    > On Sep 23, 2:56 pm, Clive <> wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I have put down some cheap vinyl floor tiles on a cement floor
    >> surface. It's a temporary job - honest ! However, a few (thankfully
    >> few) tiles are lifting at the edges. What is the best adhesive to
    >> really stick them down?
    >>
    >> I'm thinking:
    >>
    >> "No nails" type adhesive
    >> Bathroon/kitchen mastic
    >> Contact / impact adhesive (can't remember if this has an "official"
    >> name) - the type used to stick "non-self-adhesive" vinyl floor tiles
    >>
    >> Any other suggestions?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Clive

    >
    > I tried everything bar conctact adhesive, and all failed except one.
    > What worked was bitumen. Clean the adhesive off the tiles round the
    > edges using loo roll and paraffin. Apply roofing bitumen adhesive and
    > put weights on the tiles, leaving till set, which takes a couple of
    > days iirc.
    >
    >
    > NT

    you should have dried contact. That really DOES work
    The Natural Philosopher, Sep 23, 2009
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  4. Clive

    bof Guest

    In message
    <>,
    Clive <> writes
    >Hi,
    >
    >I have put down some cheap vinyl floor tiles on a cement floor
    >surface. It's a temporary job - honest ! However, a few (thankfully
    >few) tiles are lifting at the edges. What is the best adhesive to
    >really stick them down?
    >
    >I'm thinking:
    >
    >"No nails" type adhesive
    >Bathroon/kitchen mastic
    >Contact / impact adhesive (can't remember if this has an "official"
    >name) - the type used to stick "non-self-adhesive" vinyl floor tiles


    So long as the cement floor is solid my first choice would be contact
    adhesive

    --
    bof at bof dot me dot uk
    bof, Sep 23, 2009
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  5. Clive

    NT Guest

    On Sep 23, 5:06 pm, "TheScullster" <> wrote:
    > "NT" wrote
    >
    > I tried everything bar conctact adhesive, and all failed except one.
    > What worked was bitumen. Clean the adhesive off the tiles round the
    > edges using loo roll and paraffin. Apply roofing bitumen adhesive and
    > put weights on the tiles, leaving till set, which takes a couple of
    > days iirc.
    >
    > NT
    >
    > Don't forget the clothes' pegs .......... for your nose!
    > If it's anything like the bitumen paint, that stuff stinks - particularly
    > indoors where smell seems to concentrate.
    >
    > Phil


    I used wickes, no pong


    NT
    NT, Sep 23, 2009
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  6. On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 06:56:55 -0700 (PDT), Clive wrote:

    > I have put down some cheap vinyl floor tiles on a cement floor
    > surface. It's a temporary job - honest !


    Contact adhesive will work but will be a PITA when this "temporary"
    floor needs to be lifted. It will stick to the concrete and be a
    right begger to get off, depending on what the permenant floor will
    be this may or may not be a problem of course.

    --
    Cheers
    Dave.
    Dave Liquorice, Sep 24, 2009
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  7. Clive

    RobertL Guest

    On Sep 23, 10:18 pm, bof <> wrote:
    > In message
    > <>,
    > Clive <> writes
    >
    > >Hi,

    >
    > >I have put down some cheap vinyl floor tiles on a cement floor
    > >surface. It's a temporary job - honest ! However, a few (thankfully
    > >few) tiles are lifting at the edges. What is the best adhesive to
    > >really stick them down?

    >
    > >I'm thinking:

    >
    > >"No nails" type adhesive
    > >Bathroon/kitchen mastic
    > >Contact / impact adhesive (can't remember if this has an "official"
    > >name) - the type used to stick "non-self-adhesive" vinyl floor tiles

    >
    > So long as the cement floor is solid my first choice would be contact
    > adhesive



    one day you will want to take them off again.

    Robert
    RobertL, Sep 24, 2009
    #7
  8. Clive

    bof Guest

    In message
    <>,
    RobertL <> writes
    >On Sep 23, 10:18 pm, bof <> wrote:
    >> In message
    >> <>,
    >> Clive <> writes
    >>
    >> >Hi,

    >>
    >> >I have put down some cheap vinyl floor tiles on a cement floor
    >> >surface. It's a temporary job - honest ! However, a few (thankfully
    >> >few) tiles are lifting at the edges. What is the best adhesive to
    >> >really stick them down?

    >>
    >> >I'm thinking:

    >>
    >> >"No nails" type adhesive
    >> >Bathroon/kitchen mastic
    >> >Contact / impact adhesive (can't remember if this has an "official"
    >> >name) - the type used to stick "non-self-adhesive" vinyl floor tiles

    >>
    >> So long as the cement floor is solid my first choice would be contact
    >> adhesive

    >
    >
    >one day you will want to take them off again.


    Well the thread subject is "Permanently sticking", and in this
    particular case it's just a "few" "lifting at the edges".

    --
    bof at bof dot me dot uk
    bof, Sep 25, 2009
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