Rubber Floor Adhesive Options

When installing certain types of flooring, using rubber flooring adhesive is the best solution. This glue will adhere to many different types of subfloors, ensuring that the flooring layout is not going to slide around or pop loose when placed under the stress of heavy foot traffic.

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Rubber Flooring Glue

When installing certain types of flooring, using rubber flooring adhesive is the best solution. This glue will adhere to many different types of subfloors, ensuring that the flooring layout is not going to slide around or pop loose when placed under the stress of heavy foot traffic.


Greatmats offers a wide range of rubber flooring adhesive products. Residential users may be able to use this adhesive for a self install at home, although some people will prefer to hire a professional because of the possibility of creating a mess during application.

Size and Shape Options


We offer our flooring glue products in a range of formats and product sizes. This simplifies the process of matching the rubber flooring adhesive to the requirements for the final install.

It also gives you the option of ordering a product that fits the application process you feel comfortable using.

We offer buckets that contain multiple gallons of adhesive, simplifying the process of gluing down a roll of floor over a large coverage space, such as in a garage or basement. You will apply these glues with a trowel, especially when going over a large space.

Some of our options make use of a roller or brush application method. We also have tubes of adhesive that will work in a glue gun or caulk gun, should you prefer that type of application format.

Material Options


Our rubber flooring adhesive is available in a few different collections of ingredients, ensuring that installers can match any environmental and safety requirements for the job. For example, you may need a nonflammable adhesive that does not contain chlorinated solvents.

One of the most popular configurations for glue made for cork and rubber flooring rolls is a urethane based glue. This delivers a highly effective type of adhesive for a permanent flooring installation.

We also offer polyurethane adhesives made for almost any substrate base that you might encounter. This is a low-odor compound, which may be advantageous in an enclosed room. Some people prefer our two-part reactive polyurethane adhesive that contains low VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

Pattern and Texture Options


When adhering your rubber flooring to the subfloor, most people will choose glue. However, we also offer a roll of tape that creates a secure adhesion to the subfloor, providing desirable results.

Common Use Options


Installers can make use of our rubber flooring adhesive to secure a few different styles and materials of floors to the subfloor.

Commonly, installers will use our adhesive to secure a roll of rubber to the subfloor. Rolled rubber’s typical use case is as a permanent style of flooring in a gymnasium, although some people use rolls of rubber in a basement or garage at home.

Using our adhesive is the best way to avoid having the edges of the roll curl up when placed under stress.

As another common use case, some people will apply this glue to the back of rubber interlocking tiles and straight-edge rubber mats to secure them to the subfloor and to adhere them to each other for a permanent installation. (If you want to be able to remove the tiles or mat later in a temporary installation, do not glue them down.)

Some people will use our glue to stick rubber or cork underlayment to the subflooring. These underlayment products are meant to serve as a cushioning and noise absorption option under a wood floor or vinyl floor, so they need glue to secure them tightly.

Installation Options


Applying our rubber flooring adhesive is a job that you may be able to do on your own or that may require the touch of a professional. You will just have to decide how much cleanup work you want to do with this adhesive.

These products have some solidity to them, almost like grout or caulk, so the majority of installers make use of a trowel to spread the adhesive across the subfloor. Using a notched trowel creates better adhesion. Some glues ship in a tube, allowing for use of a glue gun or a caulk gun.

You can use these adhesives over a variety of substrate bases, including cured concrete, primed concrete, and plywood. When using our roll of tape to secure the rubber flooring, you can go over carpet or other flooring surfaces where you do not want to leave a residue.

Although our adhesive will not freeze if stored in low temperatures, for the best installation results, we recommend only using the adhesive in a room with a temperature of at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the adhesive in the room where the installation will happen at least 24 hours before using it, so it can adjust to the environmental conditions.

Cleaning and Maintenance Requirements


Cleanup of overflowing or spilled adhesive works best when the adhesive is still wet, so you should clean it as soon as possible. It is extremely difficult to remove the adhesive after it cures.

Make use of mineral spirits to clean up the wet adhesive and to remove it from the subfloor.