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Aladdin Commercial Enpress™ pressure sensitive adhesive
Aladdin Commercial Enpress™ pressure sensitive adhesive is specially designed to install Aladdin Commercial carpet tiles. Enpress™ pressure sensitive adhesive is nonflammable and has low odor
and “zero” calculated VOC’s, which makes it ideal for use in schools, health care facilities, public buildings, and anywhere odor is a concern. Enpress™ pressure sensitive adhesive is CRI Green Label Plus approved. This adhesive also meets or exceeds California requirements as specified in Rules 102 and 443 as well as California SCAQMD Rule 1168. This adhesive contains MicroSept™ broad spectrum antimicrobial protection.
Site and Material Preparation
Aladdin Commercial's Enpress™ pressure sensitive adhesive can be applied over a variety of porous and nonporous surfaces including: steel, Terrazzo, APA approved plywood, and properly prepared concrete.
The installation site must be acclimated with HVAC in operation. The floor and room temperature, as well as
flooring materials and adhesive, must be maintained at 65°- 95° F, and the humidity below 65% for 48 h ours prior to, during, and after the testing and installation. See carpet manufacturer’s installation instructions and CRI 104 Standard.
Sub floors must be structurally sound, smooth, dry and free of dust, dirt, wax, paint, grease, curing agents,
unapproved sealers, old adhesives and foreign matter. Concrete floors must be fully cured and dry. Calcium
Chloride Moisture Test (ASTM F1869) results must not exceed 5.0 pounds, pH must be between 5.0 and 9.0 and In-Situ relative humidity readings (ASTM F2170) must not exceed 80%.
When installing PVC backed flooring over old cutback or broadloom adhesive residue, use Mohawk Group
Sureseal as a barrier to help prevent plasticizer migration. Following instructions for use, apply the SureSeal only after existing adhesive is mechanically scraped to a smooth minimum residue. Do not use solvent or liquid adhesive removers.
Thermoplastic Backing: Apply adhesive onto floor with a 3/8” nap roller at a rate of 35 - 40 yd.2/gallon.
Ecoflex (urethane cushion): Apply adhesive with a 1/16” x 1/16” x 1/16” Square notched trowel at a rate of 16 – 22 yd.²/gallon.
PVC Backing: Apply adhesive onto floor with a 3/8” nap roller at a rate of 35 - 40 yd.2/gallon.
Keep the roller saturated and wet with adhesive throughout the installation in order to maintain a constant spread rate. Adhesive must be full spread, not grid method. Allow to completely dry until transparent, or does not transfer to finger when touched. Drying time will vary with temperature, humidity and air velocity; however, do not allow adhesive to dry for more than two hours before installing floor covering. Roll with a 75 or 100 pound carpet roller upon completion (depending on the type of floor covering being installed). See floor covering installation
Recommendations for further instructions.
Coverage should not exceed 40 square yards per gallon. Certain site conditions can reduce coverage rates. It is the responsibility of the installer to determine the proper amount of adhesive required for site conditions.
One year from manufacturing date, in an unopened container. Protect from freezing.
This product is not photochemically reactive as defined by California Rules 102 and 443.
VOC content is below that established by California SCAQMD Rule 1168.
Aladdin Commercial – Everseal
Concrete Sealer & Primer
Description: Everseal is a penetrating as well as a film-forming modified acrylic compound to
be used to protect concrete substrates with in-situ Relative Humidity readings up to 90% per
ASTM F2170, and alkalinity up to a pH of 11.0. It may also be used to treat dusty or porous
substrates for a better bonding surface. Everseal is nonflammable and dries to a clear film that
is alkali, plasticizer, and water-resistant. To clean up while wet, use soapy water; when dry, use
of a solvent may be required. Containers must be kept tightly closed. Protect from freezing.
This product is not photochemically reactive as defined by California Rules 102 and 443.
VOC emission levels are well below those established by the California SCAQMD Rule 1168.
IMPORTANT: It is imperative that the label instructions are followed precisely for each particular type of
use. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Everseal to seal against moisture: As a concrete floor sealer apply Everseal to completely clean, on
or above grade porous concrete substrates. In-situ Relative Humidity must be determined per ASTM
F2170. Everseal must not be used on floors where the in-situ Relative Humidity readings are greater
than 90%. If both tests are run, the in-situ relative humidity test with be the qualifying standard. When
sealing for moisture the substrate must be completely clean and free of any adhesives, cure and seal
products, or surface treatment additives applied by the general contractor, paint, oils and greases, or
any other material. Excessively hard concrete surfaces may need to be abraded to achieve porosity.
Everseal is a topical as well as a penetrating product that must absorb into and bond to the concrete to
perform against moisture.
NOTE: Relative Humidity testing (ASTM F2170) is the preferred method of moisture testing due to the
proven reliability of the test. Calcium Chloride testing (ASTM F1869) is acceptable but should a
moisture related failure occur, Relative Humidity test results will be the deciding factor.
Sub-floor must also be tested for pH with results not to exceed 11.0. Note that while the calcium
chloride test results may indicate acceptable moisture ranges, it does not indicate whether hydrostatic
pressure is a factor. Everseal is not guaranteed against hydrostatic pressure. The jobsite must be air
conditioned with HVAC in operation. The floor and room temperature, as well as the Everseal should
be between 65° and 95° F and the humidity should be between 10% and 65% for 48 hours prior to,
during and after the testing and installation.
To help ensure proper adhesive bond for installations where a potential moisture problem may exist,
apply Everseal on porous concrete with a 3/8” nap roller as an even coat over the entire surface of the
floor. Make certain to keep the application roller wet with material. Only one coat is required, at an
application rate of 35 – 40 square yards per gallon. Allow Everseal to dry for a minimum 4 hours, to
the appearance of a clear film. To clean up while wet, use soapy water. Dry residues may require the
use of a solvent remover. Again, the floor must be completely free of dust and dirt, paint, oil, curing or
release agents, sealers or adhesives, or anything that would prevent proper bonding directly to the
concrete and formation of a continuous film. Everseal cannot be used if chemical or solvent cleaners
or adhesive removers have been used. Everseal cannot serve as a moisture barrier if applied over old
adhesive residue. If present, the material must be removed by sanding or bead blasting before using
Everseal. The sub-floor must also be tested for porosity by pouring approximately 1/2 cup of water on
the surface and observing if it is absorbed. If the water is not absorbed within 15 minutes do not
proceed with the installation. A bond test must be performed before application of Everseal. A small
area of at least two to three feet² must be coated with Everseal and allowed to dry a minimum of four
hours. If Everseal can be peeled or scraped off easily, DO NOT PROCEED. If the bond test is
successful, installation may begin.
STOP: Due to the many additives being used in or on concrete slabs it is critical that the bond test be
performed. Some treatments will repel any sealer or adhesive. If usage instructions are not
completely followed, DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT.
Everseal for surface preparation:
Everseal may be used to improve over-porous or dry sub-floors before Installations, providing a
smooth surface that will improve adhesive application.
Alkaline salts or high pH levels are brought to the surface with moisture as it emits from concrete. pH
testing must be performed. In the case of green slabs moisture could have been high during the curing
or drying out stage leaving alkaline deposits on the surface while the moisture level would test to be
normal. Everseal is effective up to a pH of 11.0. On these installations Everseal can be used in a onecoat
application to help prevent damage to adhesives and backing systems. This application must be
allowed to dry for 4 hours.
A bond test must be performed by attempting to scrape off the Everseal as described above. If it can
be scraped off, the sub-floor was not properly cleaned of old adhesive. Patching or leveling of sub-floor
must follow all manufacturers’ application and curing instructions prior to applying Everseal. Patch
must be a good quality cementitious material, NOT GYPSUM BASED.
Conditions excluded and not warranted;
Installations that were not properly tested and treated as instructed.
Use over unapproved sealers or curing additives.
Improper application or use of sealer or adhesive or the use of unapproved adhesives
Hydrostatic pressure in substrates or any test readings greater than 90% in-situ Relative
Humidity per ASTM F2170.
Lack of Moisture test records.
Where existing sealers or adhesives were chemically removed
Failures due to outside sources of water, such as outside grade is above substrate, sprinklers
are soaking ground at the building foundation, overflow drains not directed away from the
foundation, flooding or other natural disasters or weather conditions
Installations taken up or replaced prior to inspection by authorized personnel.
Improper cleaning methods
Failure of leveling or patch compounds of any kind
Damage caused by expansion joints or other structural areas.
NuBroadlok Premium Plus Adhesive
NuBroadlok Premium Plus Multi-Purpose Adhesive is a fast-grabbing, high solids, commercial carpet premium grade latex adhesive for use with all Aladdin Commercial carpets. Choose this adhesive for carpet backed with unitary, ActionBac, or attached cushion. This low odor adhesive provides quick tack as well as excellent re-tack properties. NuBroadlok is CRI Green Label Plus approved.
Installation Instructions: The floor must be sound, smooth, dry and clean. Remove any dirt, wax, loose paint, and foreign material that would interfere with a good bond. Seal porous or dusty concrete surfaces with Mohawk PrimeCoat sealer. When installing over a non-porous surface, let the adhesive become tacky (1” – 2” legs when finger tested).
Substrates & Site Conditions: Apply NuBroadlok over smooth above, on, or below grade concrete, APA grade underlayment plywood, Terrazzo, polymer-fortified Portland cement underlayment, and existing well bonded resilient flooring which has been properly prepared. Existing adhesives must be scraped down to a smooth residue. Calcium Chloride (ASTM F1869) test results must not exceed 5 lbs., in-situ relative humidity readings (ASTM F2170) must not exceed 80%, and pH must be between 5.0 and 9.0. Do not use on chemically cleaned subfloors.
Site conditions, floor preparations, moisture, and alkalinity requirements should comply with those specified by the Carpet and Rug Institute. The installation site must be acclimated with HVAC in operation. The floor and room temperature, as well as flooring materials and adhesive, must be maintained at 65° - 95° F, and the humidity below 65% for 48 hours prior to, during, and after the testing and installation.
Clean-Up: Clean up tools or spillage with water while adhesive is still wet. Fresh adhesive can be removed immediately with a damp cloth. When dry, remove with adhesive remover containing mineral spirits. Use mineral spirits sparingly. Do not penetrate seams. Mineral spirits will dissolve adhesive bond. Use with adequate ventilation.
Open Time: 20 to 30 minutes under normal conditions. High humidity and cold, and sealed or impervious substrates will extend open times.
Coverage and Trowel Size:
8 to 10 yards ² per gallon, or 32 to 40 yards² per four gallon pail.
Trowel size: 1/8” x 1/8” x 1/16” V – notch
6 to 10 yards ² per gallon, or 24 to 40 yards² per four gallon pail.
Trowel size: 1/8” x 1/8” x 1/16” U – notch
One year from manufacturing date, in an unopened container. This product is not photo chemically reactive as defined by California Rules 102 and 443. VOC content is below that established by California SCAQMD Rule 1168. 08/18/08
Aladdin Commercial PrimeCoat
Concrete Floor Primer
Description: PrimeCoat is a topically applied modified acrylic floor primer used to treat dry, dusty or porous substrates for a better bonding surface and to help ensure proper adhesive bond.
PrimeCoat may also be used to prime gypcrete surfaces and to de-tack adhesive residues. Apply one coat of PrimeCoat with a 3/8” nap roller as an even coat over the entire surface of the floor at a rate of 35 – 40 square yards per gallon. Allow the floor to dry completely after application.
• Very Low Odor
• Dries Quickly to a Clear Film
• Tinted Green for Easy Identification
PrimeCoat is recommended to prime porous or dry sub-floors before installations to provide a smooth tack-free surface that will improve adhesive application. Before applying, scrape down ridges and remove as much of old adhesive as possible. Patching or leveling of sub-floor must follow all manufacturers’ application and curing instructions prior to applying PrimeCoat.
Do not use PrimeCoat to encapsulate cutback adhesive residues or as a sealer. Installation jobsites must be air conditioned with HVAC in operation. The floor and room temperature, as well as the PrimeCoat should be between 65° and 95° F and the humidity should be between 10% and 65% for 48 hours prior to, during and after the installation.
To clean up while wet, use soapy water; when dry, use of a solvent may be required.
Containers must be kept tightly closed. Protect from freezing.
Application and Coverage:
3/8” Nap Roller – 35-40 square yards per gallon.
This product is not photo chemically reactive as defined by California Rules 102 and 443.
VOC emission levels are well below those established by the California SCAQMD Rule 1168. REV: 06/18/08
Aladdin Commercial Self Lock Tile Adhesive
White viscous aqueous emulsion.
Self Lock Tile Adhesive is a releasable, pressure sensitive adhesive specially engineered to install carpet tiles in a grid or total glue down installation. This premium adhesive is formulated to facilitate release and re-bonding of carpet tiles while permanently retaining its tack, allowing individual tiles to be lifted out easily and replaced without substantial loss of adhesive properties. Self Lock Tile Adhesive is made with broad spectrum antimicrobial additives to protect the adhesive from bacteria and fungal growth.
Self Lock Adhesive is nonflammable and both alkali and water-resistant. It is resistant to plasticizer migration from carpet tile backing and can be applied using common tools and techniques over a variety of sub-floor surfaces. This adhesive has low odor and “zero” calculated VOC’s (based on no solvents used), which make it ideal for use in schools, health care facilities, public buildings and anywhere odor is a concern. Self Lock Adhesive also meets or exceeds California requirements as specified in Rules 102 and 443, as well as California SCAQMD Rule 1168. Self Lock Adhesive is approved for CRI Green Label Plus.
Clean tools and equipment with soap and water while the adhesive is still wet. Dried or tacky adhesive
will require the use of a solvent cleaner.
Store in a cool, dry area away from heat sources. Do not allow the adhesive to freeze.
Aladdin Commercial SureSeal
Adhesive / Cutback Sealer
Mohawk SureSeal is a light-colored high strength acrylic based compound formulated to isolate cutback and other types of old adhesive residues. SureSeal will also improve dusty and porous floors to provide a clean surface for better adhesive bonds. It contains “zero calculated” VOC’s and does not contain any known hazardous materials.
Concrete (above, on, or below grade)
Plywood (APA grade hardboard and approved flooring grade underlayment)
Also approved for use with Mohawk EnPress PSA Adhesive
Safe to use in occupied spaces
Low odor, Non-toxic
Use over old cutback*, multi-purpose and pressure sensitive adhesive residues
Directions: Existing adhesives must be mechanically scraped down to a bare residue flat with the substrate. Do not use solvent or liquid cleaners to remove old adhesive. Floors must be clean, dry and free of any other concrete sealers, curing compounds, wax, oil, paint or any foreign matter that will interfere with a good bond.
*Cutback may contain asbestos fibers and should not be dry sanded or scraped. When removing excess, wet with water to prevent any dusting or treat as per local regulations.
SureSeal must be applied over a solid surface. Soft adhesives, excess residue, or any surface that does not support the film will result in a failure of the product.
The installation site must be acclimated with HVAC in operation. The floor and room temperature, as well as the SureSeal, must be between 65° and 95° F, and the humidity between 10% and 65% for 48 hours prior to, during, and after the moisture testing and installation.
Patching of subfloor must follow all manufacturers’ application and curing instructions prior to applying SureSeal. Patch must be a good quality cementitious material, not gypsum based. Perform a bond test with the SureSeal over any patching compound before general application of either. Do not use SureSeal in combination with any other encapsulant.
Apply SureSeal with a 3/8 - inch nap paint roller, as an even coat over the entire surface of the floor. Make certain to keep the application roller wet with material. Only one coat is required, at an application rate of 280 – 315 square feet per gallon. Allow SureSeal to dry for a minimum of 4 hours, until completely dry and hardened to the touch. Clean up spills with soapy water; dried residues may require the use of a solvent remover. Containers must be kept tightly closed when not in use.
Limitations: Not for use where the concrete tests higher than 80% RH according to in-situ Relative Humidity Test ASTM F2170, or if the moisture vapor emission rate (MVER) exceeds 6 pounds per Calcium Chloride Test ASTM F1869. The pH of the concrete must not exceed 10.0 before applying this product.
Shelf Life: 1 year from date of manufacture in unopened container. Protect from freezing.
This product is not photo chemically reactive as defined by California Rules 102 and 443.
VOC content is below that established by California SCAQMD Rule 1168. Rev: 02/18/09