Sticking a vinyl or carpet tile back down
A loose carpet or vinyl tile can not only be unsightly but a bit of a danger and a trip hazard. It is important to fix these to prevent any accidents.
It is important to choose the right product for the job. If you are bonding very porous surfaces (e.g. Cork) or on to a vertical surface, use Selleys Gel Grip. For horizontal and non porous surfaces, (such as vinyl) use Selleys Kwik Grip. For a quick and easy application or for solvent sensitive surfaces, you could also try Selleys Kwik Grip Spray.
- To prepare the surfaces, simply ensure the old adhesive as been cleaned with mineral turps and the surface is dry.
- Apply the Kwik Grip to both surfaces and allow to become touch dry.(between 10 and 40 minutes).
- Bring both surfaces together carefully as glue will bond instantly and weight down with a brick or another heavy object.
- After 12 hours the weight can be removed and the glue will be well adhered.
If you are trying to glue a bent or deformed vinyl tile try heating it with a hair dryer before applying the glue, the heat will allow the tile to bend back to the correct shape easier.