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High Temperature Adhesives: A Flooring Contractors Guide

In the dynamic world of flooring installation, selecting the right adhesive is critical for ensuring longevity, durability, and overall performance of the flooring material. High temperature flooring adhesives are designed to withstand extreme temperatures, making them an essential choice for specific environments. Understanding when to utilise these adhesives can significantly impact the success of your flooring projects.

High Temperature Environments

The primary scenario for using high temperature adhesives is in environments where the floor is expected to be exposed to high temperatures regularly. This includes areas near large windows with significant sun exposure, industrial settings with high heat operations, and spaces above underfloor heating systems. Traditional adhesives may degrade or lose their bonding strength when exposed to such conditions, leading to flooring failures.

Benefits of Temperature Tolerant Adhesives

Temperature tolerant adhesives offer several benefits, making them a valuable choice for flooring contractors. Firstly, they provide superior bonding strength under a wide range of temperatures, ensuring that the flooring material remains securely attached to the substrate. This is crucial in preventing delamination, warping, or other forms of deterioration that can occur when the adhesive softens or becomes too brittle due to temperature fluctuations.

Moreover, high temperature adhesives are designed to be resilient against thermal cycling - the repeated heating and cooling that can cause expansion and contraction in flooring materials. This resilience helps in maintaining the integrity and appearance of the floor over time, reducing the need for repairs or replacements.

Choosing the Right Adhesive

When selecting a high temperature flooring adhesive, consider the specific temperature range it is designed to withstand and ensure it matches the conditions of your project. Also, consider the type of flooring material being used, as some adhesives are formulated for specific materials like vinyl, wood, or carpet.

PROBOND recently added B439, a high temperature and temperature tolerant adhesive, to its expansive 400 series adhesive range. This product is specifically designed for operating in areas where temperatures have the potential to rise significantly, such as conservatories and rooms with large sun-facing windows.

Application Considerations

Applying high temperature adhesives requires precision and expertise. Ensure that the substrate is clean, dry, and free from any contaminants that could affect adhesion. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application, including the recommended trowel size, to achieve the correct spread rate and adhesive thickness.


For flooring contractors, choosing the right adhesive is a testament to their expertise and commitment to delivering quality. High temperature flooring adhesives stand out for their durability and resilience, making them an essential selection for challenging environments. By understanding when and how to use these adhesives, contractors can ensure their flooring installations withstand the test of time and temperature, reflecting their professionalism and attention to detail.

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