How To Apply Concrete Over Carpet Glue?


How To Apply Self-Leveling Concrete Over Carpet Glue

If the carpet glue is dry and bonded very well to the substrate then self-leveling concrete or a micro-topping can be installed right over the carpet glue. While you can conduct a pull-off test (ASTM D4541) to ensure that the glue is well bonded to the substrate, we recommend at the minimum conducting a compatibility test of the Param Primer and the carpet glue by installing test area.

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Project Summary

Location – 545 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
Size- 2,500 square feet
Problem- Shotblasting was recommended to remove carpet glue. Noise level was obstacle
Solution- Abrade glue and resurface with Self Leveling Concrete
Products- Param 5500 1/4″ thick, epoxy sealer

This project was completed in Nashville, TN for VF Imagewear, an apparel company.

The problem the owners were faced with for this project was that for most coatings required mechanically removing the glue by shot-blasting. Because the building was occupied, shot-blasting was not an option. It the carpet glue is adhered very well to the concrete substrate, it can be covered easily with a 1/4 inch self leveling concrete. The solution was our Param 5500 which has extraordinary bonding capabilities. The glue required scuffing and application of the self leveler providing a highly durable and decorative solution.

The protective coating was a high build epoxy coating, Perdure HBE. It is a three-step system consisting of application of 100% solids epoxy primer, followed by 100% solids epoxy body coat and ultimately a coat of polyurethane which can be matt or gloss.


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