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Carpet Tile Tackifier Adhesive 5 litre
Lifted 1 year after being laid on tackifier adhesive Pouring out the carpet tile tackifier adhesive Carpet Tile Tackifier Adhesive 5 litre

Carpet Tile Tackifier Adhesive 5 litre

£29.95 each ex VAT
£35.94 inc VAT

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Quick Overview

  • Provides a permanently tacky film
  • Easily lift and replace tiles when required
  • Non staining solvent free acrylic emulsion
  • Dries to a clear film in approx 30-40 minutes
  • 12 month shelf life - under normal conditions
  • Appearance - off white liquid
  • Apply with either roller or brush
  • Coverage 120-140 tiles per 5 litres
  • Weight 5kg


CTT Carpet Tile Tackifier adhesive is a solvent free modified acrylic emulsion specially formulated to provide a permanently tacky film for the removable fixing of "loose lay" carpet tiles. The tiles can be easily lifted and replaced when required. This adhesive is non staining, resistant to plasticiser migration and may be applied by either roller or brush.

CTT is recommended for installing carpet tiles with the following backings:- PVC, PVC/Glass Fibre, Bitumen/Felt or non woven fabric, APP and other polymer backings including polyurethane and Hessian. It may be applied to most substrates, including concrete, cementitious screeds, chipboard** hardboard, plywood and smoothing compounds and metal access floor panels. It may be used over existing well bonded resilient floor coverings provided they are thoroughly cleaned of any wax, polish or other contaminants. It is also suitable for use with underfloor heating systems. However the heating should be switched off at least 48 hours before and after the installation of the floor covering. ** Please note that some chipboard products are treated with preservatives and for fire proofing or moisture proofing and may be unsuitable for adhesion. Please check the boards or contact the relevant manufacturer for details.

Preparing the Sub-Floor:

Make sure the sub-floor is clean, dry and free from any contaminants that may affect adhesion, including surface hardeners and additives. The floor should have an effective damp-proof membrane and be tested in accordance with current regulations. Prime porous surfaces or boards like chipboard, hardboard or plywood with a diluted PVA solution or other recommended primer, and allow to dry. Repair any imperfections to the sub-floor with a suitable patch repair product. Where floors require smoothing use a self levelling screed to a minimum of 3mm thickness. All surfaces should be thoroughly swept with a broom or brush (preferably vacuumed). Existing floor coverings like old carpet or underlay must be removed prior to laying any carpet tiles.


Apply with either a roller or brush and allow to dry to a clear tacky film (approx 30-40 minutes) before placing the tiles. Times may vary due to room and floor temperatures, porosity of sub-floor and thickness of adhesive used. Ensure there is good airflow through the room as this will shorten the drying time. When pouring tackifier on metal access floor panels care must be taken to not let the adhesive flow between the panel joints. Laying the carpet tiles before the adhesive has dried to a clear film can result in permanent bonding.


Clean tools immediately after use with water while the adhesive is still wet. Any uncured adhesive can be removed from the floor covering with a damp cloth but do not allow to dry. 


Carpet Tile Tackifier adhesive will keep for 12 months under normal storage conditions in original, unopened containers. Make sure to keep out of direct sunlight and at a temperature between 5oC and 30oC but protect from frost.


120-140 tiles per 5 litres.

Health & Safety

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of contact to eyes rinse thoroughly for 15 minutes with clean running water. Contact to skin may cause irritation, wash off with soap and water. Do not allow to dry on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves, overalls and eye protection.

Appearance Off-white liquid - Approximate Flashpoint Non flammable - pH 7.5 - 8.5 - Relative Density 1.0 - Boiling Point 100oC. Application Temperature Limit 5oC - 30oC (A minimum of 18oC recommended).

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