GripWise™ PS-001 or PS-004 is a premium, solvent-free pressure sensitive adhesive that is specially formulated for the installation of vinyl-backed carpet tile and dimensionally stable vinyl tile and plank.

Advantages

  • Solvent Free, Ultra-Low VOC
  • Spreads Easy
  • Superior Tack Development
  • Mold and Mildew Resistant
  • Complies with SCAQMD Rule 1168

 

Technical Data

TECHNICAL DATA

Color

White

Density

8.0 lbs/gal.

Tack Onset

60 mins @ 70º F and 50% RH

pH

7.0 - 9.0

VOC Content

<3.4 grams/liter

Shelf Life

One year in unopened container

Storage

40ºF -95ºF in cool dry location

Application
Temperature

60ºF-95ºF (18º-35ºC)

Traffic
Restrictions

Foot traffic in 24 hours,
heavy in 48 hours.

Freeze /Thaw
Stability

Storage above 40ºF in
a cool dry location.

Follow all surface preparation instructions issued by the flooring manufacturer. Substrates must be structurally sound, solid and stable. Surfaces must be clean and free from dirt, dust, debris, oils, waxes, or any other material that would inhibit bonding of the adhesive to the substrate. Floor level cannot exceed a variance of 3/16” per 10 feet. Moisture testing must be carried out on all concrete subfloors in accordance with ASTM F1869 or ASTM F2170. MVER must not exceed 5 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. per 24 hrs. or 80% RH on existing slabs. Green slabs must not have a MVER in excess of 8 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. per 24 hrs. or 90% RH.

Follow all flooring manufacturer’s installation instructions and guidelines. Apply the adhesive using the proper trowel. When installing sheet flooring, allow the adhesive 20 minutes of open time before installing the flooring. When installing vinyl tile, plank or carpet tiles, allow the adhesive to become dry to the touch before installing the flooring (approx. 60 minutes). Apply the flooring and roll the installation as per the flooring manufacturer’s recommendations.

Follow all flooring manufacturer’s installation instructions and guidelines. Apply the adhesive using the proper trowel. Allow the adhesive to become dry to the touch before installing the flooring (approx. 60 minutes). When the adhesive has dried, the floor covering must be installed within 2 hours. Apply the flooring and roll the installation as per the flooring manufacturer’s recommendations. Do not install flooring into wet adhesive on non-porous substrates.

Pressure Sensitive Adhesives PS-001 & PS-004

GripWise™ PS-001 or PS-004 is a premium, solvent-free pressure sensitive adhesive that is specially formulated for the installation of vinyl-backed carpet tile and dimensionally stable vinyl tile and plank. It may be used as a releasable adhesive or a permanent adhesive (if the flooring is installed while the adhesive is still wet a permanent bond will be formed). PS-001 or PS-004 resists plasticizer migration and the development of mold and mildew. PS-001 or PS-004 is non-staining and can easily be applied with a trowel or a roller.

Typical Uses

  • Vinyl and Non-Vinyl backed Modular Carpet Tile
  • Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
  • Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)
  • Solid Vinyl Sheet Flooring
  • Fiberglass Reinforced Sheet Vinyl
  • Carpet Cushion (to the substrate)

Trowels Recommendations

TROWELS AND COVERAGE

Floor Product

Trowel

Coverage

Porous Substrates

150-200 ft2/gal.

1/16" x 1/16" x 1/16" SQ NOTCH

Non Porous Substrates

Carpet Tile

250-300 ft2/gal.

1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" U NOTCH

Carpet Tile

Sheet Vinyl

LVP Underlayment

250-300 ft2/gal.

3/8" Nap Roller

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