Flooring adhesives and sealants are often used simultaneously but do not serve the same purpose. Flooring adhesive is used as a subfloor underlay, while a sealant protects the floor’s surface. Flooring adhesives are meant to bond two surfaces together, usually the underside of the flooring and the concrete beneath it. Flooring adhesive applies as a liquid and hardens as it dries, binding the two materials together indefinitely.
Sealants are meant to close the gaps between surface materials to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from entering. Unlike flooring adhesive, sealants do not form bonds. Some sealants can also give flooring a glossy appearance, depending on the style of flooring you have or want. You can find specialised products for the shine you want.
The flooring adhesive and sealant you require will depend on the type of flooring you plan to install. For instance, wood and vinyl flooring adhesive have slightly different chemical make-ups that allow each specific material to bond to the underlying cement.
The same goes for flooring sealants. The flooring materials you use—wood, vinyl, tile, cement, etc.—will each require a different type of sealant. Depending on the type of flooring you wish to seal, you may need a penetrating sealant or a film-forming sealant. You’ll also want to choose your adhesive based on the type of finish you want. We carry a variety of adhesives and sealants for all types of flooring materials, as well as installation kits. Our inventory includes everything from refill packages and grout reviver to 15 Kg tubs of flooring adhesive.