Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shmrckmom First time gluing, loved this stuff
I bought this to install solid bamboo on my above grade cement subfloor. My husband and I have never done anything like this before. The product was super easy to spread, and clean up. As you can see in the picture, I made a bit of a mess. But when I went back it cleaned up fast and didn't leave a residue.
A few notes if you're a first timer like I was (and maybe not knowledgeable about this stuff): The 'trowel' is comes with is an attachment. It slides onto a long...flat like trowel. Or what I called the 'spatula'. We used almost the full 4 gallons in my son's 100 sq.f.t room with the trowel attachment they have. Also, make sure your flooring pieces lock in correctly before you fully put the board down. The planks we had needed to be lifted and refit correctly a couple times..this adhesive does NOT like to break it's suction. We had to use a mini pry bar to pop the wood back up and re-position it if it wouldn't tap into place.
We are definitely going to keep using this brand through the rest of the house.
March 23, 2015
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 KDH1 Great product for gluing down hardwood floors.
I started a floor installation with this adhesive and it was easy to lay down and easy to install the flooring over it. The best thing about this adhesive is it is unbelievably easy to clean up. Even days and weeks later. At the end of the installation I ran out of this adhesive and used Roberts R1509 adhesive because the MS+ was not a stock item and was going to take to long to get. The Roberts product was terrible. I would strongly suggest over buying the MS+ product and returning what you do not use. Just because it is a "ship to" product only. Using the 3/16 x 1/4 x 1/2 flat notch trowel only covered around 45 sqft per gallon. Not the 70-80 sqft per gallon as stated. Home Depot should stock this item because people will definitely use this over the Roberts product. It makes the hardwood floor very soft to walk on. Highly recommend this adhesive.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Burt Wish HD sold this in their stores vs having to purchase online.
MS Plus 4-Gal
Put down 600+ sqft of engineered oak flooring over concrete slab in Arizona home. Moisture test and floor leveling was within limits. Adhesive gave me approximately 30+ minutes before film started to form. Adherence is excellent and once dry, very strong, solid and quiet.
Pros: Fast shipping via UPS. Product was easy to apply/pour and spread ( I did not use their trowel attachment, which was included). Out of three buckets, almost no waste. Clean up is done using a clean, dry cloth. Not messy and impossible to clean like urethane adhesives.
Cons: Coverage was estimated at 40 to 45 square feet per gallon. Had to order online vs picking up at local store. Adhesive only comes in 4 gallon buckets and is expensive. Cannot walk on floor which had been laid (Instructions say light walking only after 12 hours).
Overall I would use this product again. It is expensive and you have to order on line, but you will thank yourself when it is time to clean up.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Highly Recommended
I used this product to install 1800 sq ft of Yanchi bamboo flooring over concrete slab. It spreads easily, provides a waterproof seal under the flooring, and noise reduction. In cleans up easily with mineral sprits and a rag. When dried, it resembles a soft rubber, lending to the claim that it allows the wood to move with changes in humidity and temperature. There was almost no waste, any dried adhesive just peeled off of the inside of the bucket. This was recommended to me by another user, who was guided to it by a floor manufacturer rep. No odor, low ooze factor, and ease of use make this a winner. Come on HD, forget the Roberts stuff and start carrying this in your stores.
February 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nal10 Easy to use and clean up
Easy to spread, moisture cured so the more moisture in the air the less time you have to work with it. DON'T wash off with water...makes a mess. Wipe it off anything, including hands, with a dry cloth (paper towel) larger messes peel up easily once it's dried. Remainder doesn't cure quickly in the bucket, but I found covering the top directly with saran wrap would bring up the thin skin with it so no little chunks are floating in the good glue. Would recommend this product and buy it again. It does expand a little when it dries, so dried flooring will be a little higher than new stuff you're installing the next day, wasn't that big of a deal.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ronald Best flooring adhesive I've ever used.
Installed 600 sq. ft of Bruce hardwood flooring. Flooring store sold me 4 gallons of Bostik adhesive, and it was a nightmare-very hard to trowel, skimmed over in bucket quickly, hard to cleanup. Then I ordered this adhesive online and it was like night and day difference. Examples of the quality: easy open bucket, plastic seal on top of the adhesive that keeps it from skimming over each night. Seal is heavy and can be removed and reinserted at the end of the day. Product comes with a clip-on trowel. You clip this onto the side of any other handled trowel you own. Use a clipping tool to snip off the metal tabs on the edge of the trowel in order to reduce the tooth depth. Otherwise, you'll use 30% more adhesive, which is not necessary. This adhesive works well, and doesn't set up quickly. It trowels easily, and is very easy to clean up. You must use mineral spirits or paint thinner for cleanup. Product is not water based. I learned quickly that it is very effective to set weights on the flooring right after it is set onto the adhesive, for best adhesion. Also, I worked from the "installed" side, without any problems, and found it much easier to work that way. With folded towels under my knees, I could slide from side to side. Conclusion..... don't even look for other adhesives, or cheaper ones. You'll regret it in misery dollars. This product gets a AAA rating from me, and I am an ex-custom home builder.
March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYLady EASY CLEANUP
I'm not a pro, so when I am putting down a wood floor inevitably I get some of the product on the wood flooring surface. This adhesive can easily be cleaned off the wood using simply a wet paper towel! REALLY!! Even if it has already dried. It is FAR preferable to the Robert's product that is sold in the store...Does that make sense? Delivery is FREE, so do yourself a favor and order online rather than using the products available in the store.
January 13, 2015