Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by msmegs BEST GLUE!
Installed 1800 sq ft of engineered wood for my parents with Roberts 1408 glue and it was a giant pain to work with. Even after OCD cleaning with mineral spirits as we went, it still left permanent residue on the flooring. My husband and I tried this Taylor glue when we installed our own flooring this week (2000 sq ft) and it is hands down superior! Almost no odor, easy to work with, no mess... Its perfect! Have never been more compelled to write a product review... Please learn from our "trial and error" and go with this product. Or at least avoid that Roberts junk at all costs. This stuff is worth every penny. So glad we found it!
July 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Probably works ok, but I prefer Uzin
Taylor MS Plus seems to work ok, but I have some reservations. First, I should note that while I have installed many hardwood floors, the plank floor I'm currently working on is my first time using this product, so my experience with it is limited to just the past few days. But Home Depot asked, so I thought I'd provide some feedback on my impressions.
This particular floor is a 4" wide hickory plank floor, with planks up to 7' long. I always glue and nail solid wood hardwood floors, and I have used Uzin adhesives on these installations for many years. My belief is that there is no better flooring adhesive than Uzin (and I really liked the older MK97 best), but it's getting to be almost $200 a pail, so I thought I'd try Taylor's MS Plus which costs a little over half that amount.
The Taylor product goes on easily, and it's easy to work with as long as you keep the process going. It certainly remains flexible when cured the way it's supposed to. It adheres pretty well, but definitely not as well as Uzin. It is nowhere near as tacky going on, which could actually be a good thing since it's easier to handle, but it also comes off easier when cured. In general, it's just not as tough... it will tear or peel off without too much trouble after curing, where the Uzin adhesive takes a whole lot more effort to remove (both wet and dry). I've had the experience of having to remove a 3' long x 5" wide plank the next day that was stuck down with Uzin... the plank came up in toothpicks. It may be that MS Plus holds very well in tension as opposed to shear, but I suspect it will fail before the flooring or substrate (unlike Uzin). Taylor's less tenacious hold would concern me more if I were putting down wider planks on this job, but hopefully it's sufficient to handle any moisture-induced movement of these narrower boards.
It also skins over pretty quickly, so you really need to create a good seal over leftovers in the pail at the end of the day. Simply sealing the container won't do it, although the Uzin product would also skin over, albeit more slowly since it has a longer curing time. When wrapping up for the day, I use a piece of waxed paper placed directly on top of the glue, and run a finger around the perimeter to establish a seal to the sides of the container. You can also use the inner seal that came with it, but I find that harder to work with as the pail begins to narrow. Then the container top goes on. The next day, I remove the waxed paper and place it with glue face up on a few sheets of newspaper, which allows me to scrape the glue off the waxed paper and use it.
The bottom line for me is that it was an interesting experiment and it's probably ok, but I'll spend the extra money next time to get an adhesive that I have 100% confidence in.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by miko best purchese
easy to spread, easy to clean, no odor, just the best
April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yaz Awesome Adhesive
This adhesive is amazing. I used it for a hardwood install on a subfloor. It was so easy to use and pretty easy clean up. And does it hold - make sure you are ready! I had one board slighlty off of its tongue and groove and it was hard to pick back up but I did it with a little elbow grease. The floor looks great and I am very pleased with the product. I wish it was sold in 5 gal instead of 4 gal because I did need 5gal but it's ok.
August 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DA Bamboo flooring adhesive
Product is easier to use than others, especially for cleanup. The cost is still real steep at $150 for 4 gallons. Make sure to do a lot of flooring at once so you only have to open it 2-3 times. When exposed to air, it gets lumpy and non tacky. Need to also put the clear plastic topper on the very top of the adhesive when resealing it.
You also need to get very good coverage on majority of board. It is not some some adhesive where it just needs it in a few spots. Not as adhesive and sticky as most glues but then not as messy either.
August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Torque Seems to Bonds Well But ! ! !
I gave this a ONE STAR because when opened it was dry and crusty on top. It came from the retailer I bought my Bamboo flooring from - (iFLOOR) not Home Depot. Might be that it was old but I had to waste a considerable amount to get to where I could use it and there were still small lumpy pieces in the glue. Maybe Taylor should have an expiration date on the adhesive, it certainly should have been ready to use when the bucket was opened.
I'm ordering more from Home Depot to finish the job. I will however, have the bucket opened at the store to make sure I don't get another crusty batch. I will update this review at a later time.
May 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Best engineered floor glue around
Less toxic than urethane based floor adhesive, and stronger/faster than the water based kinds, it goes on easily and if you leave the smaller tabs on the included trowel blade, will even provide a moisture barrier. The caveat is that if you use the included trowel blade as is (without cutting the tabs off) then while it's an effective moisture barrier, you also go through produce very quickly. It ends up taking me about 2 buckets for a 12x14 bedroom, 3 for my living room.
Cleanup is more difficult because it's not water soluble - you either wipe it off or wait until it balls up and falls off. I have no concerns about this glue holding, whatsoever.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TxLonghorn99 Great product - And I would know!!!
I found this product to be very easy to use and I am very happy with the results.
A few years ago, I laid a hardwood floor in a downstairs hallway over a concrete floor. Within a few days, my floor sounded like a rice cereal when we walked on it - snap, crackle, pop. It was extremely annoying. The glue I bought off the shelf at the home center didn't work well and I was very unhappy. I tried to repair it by drilling small holes and squeezing in glue. That didn't really work. I had to live with this annoyance for years!
In May we had some water leak into our house during a heavy rain storm and it ruined the flooring in that hall. Yippee!! I had a chance to fix the popping on the floor. But I doubted my ability to do the job and considered calling in a professional. Then I found this product and the reviews made it sound great. I decided to give it a try.
I ordered the glue and it was delivered to my house. The bucket was in a brown box and when I opened the bucket I could tell it had been on its side during transportation. Some of the glue had spilled over the plastic shield inside the bucket. No big deal.
I spread the glue on my clean concrete using the recommended trowel. It went on easily. The one thing I didn't like is that it is not water-based. I used turpentine to clean up small patches of glue and it came off easily. The flooring went down like a breeze. I had to remove one of the boards just after I laid it and I could see how well the glue was spreading out during installation. It looked great.
I finished laying the floor and let it cure. I was very anxious to see if the snap, crackle, pop would come back. To my delight, the flooring was perfect! I am so happy with the results. I literally walk up and down the hall in my socks admiring it.
This is a great products and I highly recommend it. Follow the directions and do the proper prep on your concrete and you won't be disappointed.
September 9, 2015