Roberts 1530 4-Gal. All-In-One Wood Flooring Urethane Adhesive and Moisture-Sound Barrier-R1530-4 - The Home Depot
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Model # R1530-4

Internet # 202672047

Store SKU # 422565

1530 4-Gal. All-In-One Wood Flooring Urethane Adhesive and Moisture-Sound Barrier

Roberts 1530 4-Gal. All-In-One Wood Flooring Urethane Adhesive and Moisture-Sound Barrier

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$169.00 / each


Model # R1530-4

Internet # 202672047

Store SKU # 422565

Store SO SKU # 802621

Roberts is a solvent free 100% moisture cure urethane adhesive glue that performs as an all-in-one, single application adhesive, moisture vapor barrier and sound reducer for wood and bamboo flooring installations. It helps to protect against unforeseen moisture vapors that can destroy a wood flooring installation. It also provides crack isolation for cracks up to 1/8 in. thick.

  • For bonding solid wood flooring, bamboo, flat milled shorts, finger/block parquet (plain back), engineered and acrylic impregnated flooring recommended for glue-down applications
  • Moisture cure urethane wood flooring adhesive that offers a tenacious bond to all types of wood and bamboo flooring
  • Adhesive, sound reduction, moisture barrier and crack isolation for wood flooring installations all in one product
  • Open time: up to 80 minutes, working time: up to 120 minutes, cure time: 8-10 hours
  • Environmentally friendly formula that may contribute one leed point for "low-emitting material-adhesive and sealant" (IEQ Credit 4.1), zero VOC (calculated)
  • Covers approximately 30-35 sq. ft. per gal. when installing engineered wood flooring that less than 1/2 in. thick using Roberts Tiger Tooth 1/4 x 3/16 in. trowel
  • Covers approximately 25-30 sq. ft. per gal. when installing solid wood and bamboo that is equal to or less than 3/4 in. thick when using a 3/8 in. x 5/16 in. v-notch trowel
  • Covers approximately 25-30 sq. ft. per gal. when installing engineered wood flooring that is greater than 1/2 in. thick when using a 3/8 in. x 5/16 in. v-notch trowel
  • Superb flexibility to expand and contract with natural movement of wood flooring while offering sound reduction and moisture vapor emission reduction all at the same time
  • Does not contain any water, 100% solids formulation
  • Use Roberts R5505 for clean-up on floor and tools

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Container size (qt.) 
Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Color Family 
Beige / Cream 
Commercial / Residential 
Commercial / Residential 
Dry time (hours) 
Flooring Product Type 
Flooring Adhesive 
Flooring material for use on 
Product Weight (lb.) 
58.2 lb 
Sealer Type 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty 


Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1530 4-GAL. ALL-IN-ONE WOOD FLOORING URETHANE ADHESIVE AND MOISTURE-SOUND BARRIER I am a contractor specializing in custom cabinetry but I do a little of everything so flooring is in my realm of services that I offer my customers to complete a kitchen renovation. I had a strange application where a kitchen with a wood floor and basement beneath it adjoined a slab addition for only a few feet. I was pleased to find that you can adhere 3/4" solid hardwood flooring to a slab foundation (which was contrary to what I had been led to believe). Before I do anything new, I always do my research by reading all the information about the new product and sometimes even better that that, reading what people have written about their experiences (just as I am doing here). I was wondering why this product had only a 3.2 rating so I read all the reviews and came to the conclusion that some people just expected something different from products. I really can't fault the product because it is a little hard to apply, it has to be somewhat thick to provide a vapor barrier and sound deadening and adhesion so I just dismissed the poor rating from one user. I also read that the product skins over in a short period of time and a lot of the product is wasted. I didn't find this at all, I think who ever wrote this left the lid off maybe in Arizona during the entire application so I didn't dismiss that but I put 4 mil plastic on top of the adhesive in the bucket and left it in there for the next time I used it and it was as good as new. If you starve the adhesive from air (which per-maturely hardens it) then the chance of hardening the product is greatly lessened. I give this product a 5 even though it is a little hard to spread. Common man!, just suck it up you're doing construction!!! February 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Well worth the extra money. The product was easy to spread and trowel. After curing it made a nice tight bond to the linoleum-covered concrete floor. It has some flex to it so walking on the hardwood floor is more comfortable. All in all, it was worth the extra money to buy this product for my application. December 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Doesn't go as far as they say. My husband who is a professional floor installer used this to lay bamboo flooring in our living room and dining room. We used the trowel recommended and it did not go nearly as far is the recommendations suggested. We had to buy another container to finish. Also my husband was concerned because the trowel peaks fell long before we he felt they were supposed to and I definitely noticed a difference between this and a product we used for another project. Hope it actually lasts for the long run, only time will tell. Way too pricey! The would you recommend this only gives you a choice of yes or no -- my real answer is MAYBE, if nothing else was available and if it really does hold over time. June 25, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by This glue is AWFUL! As many other reviews have stated, this glow is a nightmare to work with. When we opened the can, a good 1" was already set on the top. After cutting that away, we were able to install for 25-30 minutes at a time before another layer would set up on the top. There was at least 1/3 can worth of waste because it kept setting up as we worked. We sealed the lid back on and wrapped the can tightly in plastic for a 6 hour break and the product had set even more. While I does make a nice layer under the floor, it is nearly impossible to get off the wood. Nothing we've tried to far works... including the Roberts remover. A friend said they had success with a Magic Eraser, so we'll try that next. July 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Glue Cleanup is too Labor Intensive This product is effective in glueing down wood flooring but it is a nightmare to remove from the finished floor. As instructed by HD, I uses Roberts R5505 Toweletts to remove the wet glue as I installed the flooring. Everywhere the towelette touched the flooring, it left a smudge on the finished floor. I tried various wood floor cleaners to remove the smudge but the only thing that worked was about 100 lbs of elbow grease and mineral spirits. The same labor intensive process must be repeated numerous times before the glue smudge is finally gone. It has taken me longer to clean up the floor than the original installation. February 28, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lost alot of product. It dries up in the can between use, even next day Lost alot of product I capped it good and next day when I opened it was skimmed over about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. needs to be available in tubes for small jobs or touch ups and finishing. Good product just too much waste! May 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Went well The product seems to be very good. Without question walking on the wood floor is very quiet. Wood floors I have had in the past have a creak to them when you walk on them. December 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!! CLEAN UP TOO DIFFICULT We installed 4.75" engineered hand scraped hardwood flooring. I asked our contractor to glue the flooring to prevent any future issues with wider planks -BIG MISTAKE. Cleaning up the glue was a nightmare. The process took me over two weeks working on the floor every evening after work. This was a small project, only 435 sq. ft. I used the Roberts Urethane Cleaning Wipes and countless other products at great expense and time. I would never use this product again and will likely never endeavor to have a contractor glue flooring in my home. Like an earlier reviewer of this product, if I had the extra money I would have ripped out the flooring and started over without the glue. Totally dismayed. June 29, 2014
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