Rated 3.4 out of 5Â by 16
Rated 4 out of 5Â by MandMRanch roberts adhesive review
as per reviews, good solid product. You do have to clean up immediately as you go. Product does expand slightly as it dries (i know its stated it does/doesnt, but for us it did. you can work with this by taping wood as you go). But...once down, taped and cured..it is very stable. This is exact opposite as Dritac Eco 5500 which will continue to shift weeks after laying. Roberts is significantly better product in that regard.
It is fairly thick and viscus. scoop out of bucket rather than pour. Use a little extra elbow grease to spread but results are superior. Make sure base material of either concrete or wood is clean before spreading. Once opened, it can be used again. it will form a hard cover of 1/2 inch dried. Just break like ice and use the glue underneath. First time for us laying a floor, something a beginner can use and get good results.
October 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by RevGS7 A sticky mess
I purchased three cans of this very expensive adhesive and the first can I opened had about an inch of hardened glue. I had to use a knife to cut away that layer. This product also expands while exposed to the air so you have to work it quickly and I mean work it. At first it was fairly easy to spread, but the longer the can was open, the harder it became. Another problem with the expanding is after your flooring has been put down and you are several row ahead, you can look back and see it coming up between the boards. What a pain! BTW- make sure you purchase the wipes because if you do not, you will regret it!
June 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by FightinTiger Good Product but... next day use....
The bucket that the adhesive comes in once opened cannot be resealed for the next days use. I found that if you place plastic garbage bags in the bucket pressed up against and touching the glue it helps keep the glue from setting. The plastic bag is easily removed and leaving the glue with a thin layer of dried glue that can be removed with a razor knife.
May 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Adimaejoon Worse glue.........
Worse glue ever. We wanted to safe money & did not get the $185 bamboo glue from Lumber Liquidator (maybe it would had been better? I do not know. But their glue had less coverage & we would had to get more buckets). Instead I got the Roberts $149 bucket (still a lot off money. Why is it so expensive?). Big mistake! It does stick like crazy, & these floors will stay on till the end off the world, but just a little too much, the stuff sips through the joints like crazy (it expense) We cleaned off glue right away with Mineral spirit & covered up the wood, but most spots popped up again later & glue kept popping up between the joints. Mineral Spirit works when the glue is fresh, but wait a few minutes & it do not work anymore.
This glue only comes in the 4 gallon bucket, & u have to work fast, or it will try up on u.
Our floors looked terrible, nothing would take off the glue smudges. I thought the glue burned itself into the stain. Thanks to Google & people posting their tips, I am getting the glue off with the Magic Erasers, Goo Gone & tons of elbow grease. Someone said the W40 will work too, have not tried that yet, but be prepared for lots of clean up work. I gave it a 3 stars because I do think that this glue will keep the wood floor in place till end of times, & I guess that what a decent glue suppose to do.
September 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by susan Alot more messy than the old stuff
I last installed wood flooring about 13 years ago. The old mastic I used then was a lot easier to use than this stuff. This may have more of a cushioning effect but it foams and gets stuck in the cracks and oozes out between edges and makes gaps because it pushes them apart. Or maybe since I am 13 years older I am getting too old for this stuff??
November 12, 2013