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SECTION 09 60 50
FLOORING ADHESIVES
 
 
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** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Chem Link; flooring adhesives.
This section is based on the products of Chem Link, which is located at:
353 E. Lyons St.
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Toll Free Tel: 800-826-1681
Tel: 269-679-4440
Fax: 269-679-4448
Email: request info (sales@chemlink.com)
Web: www.chemlink.com
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Founded in 1990, Chem Link has focused its energy on meeting the most pressing needs of contractors, consumers, and industries throughout North America. We are a fully integrated company located in Schoolcraft, Michigan. We design, test, manufacture, and support all of our products to ensure that the needs of our customers are fulfilled. All Chem Link products are formulated and engineered for exceptional performance and safety - our products are non-toxic and present no threat to human health during manufacture or in the field.
We have been an environmentally conscious company since our first day. All of our internal processes are environmentally compliant, from formulating through production and packaging.
Chem Link is an idea company, dedicated to invention, innovation and to problem-solving. We listen, respond and work diligently to find the best solution for each technical challenge that impedes the progress of our customers. Our people are relentless in their pursuit of polymer technology that can be harnessed to meet the evolving demands of the marketplace while maintaining the highest environmental and safety standards.
Chem Link intimately understands North American climates, testing standards, construction issues, government regulations and business conventions. Chem Link is an American company!
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
A.
Wood flooring adhesive.
B.
Resilient flooring adhesive.
C.
Carpet tile adhesive.
D.
Moisture control flooring adhesive.
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 09 33 00 - Conductive Tiling.
B.
Section 09 35 16 - Chemical-Resistant Quarry Tiling.
C.
Section 09 62 19 - Laminate Flooring.
D.
Section 09 64 19 - Wood Composition Flooring.
E.
Section 09 64 69 - Cork Flooring*.
F.
Section 09 65 19 - Resilient Tile Flooring.
G.
Section 09 68 13 - Tile Carpeting.
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
A.
ASTM D2369 - Standard Test Method for Volatile Content of Coatings.
B.
NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines.
C.
USGBC LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations: Low Emitting Materials (Section 4.1)
1.4
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
B.
Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
1.
Preparation instructions and recommendations.
2.
Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
3.
Installation methods.
C.
Manufacturer's Certificate: Certify products are suitable for intended use and products meet or exceed specified requirements
D.
Qualifications Data: Submit applicator's qualifications, including reference projects of similar scope and complexity.
1.5
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Manufacturer Qualifications: Minimum 10 year experience manufacturing similar products.
B.
Applicator Qualifications:
1.
Company specializing in performing work of this section with minimum three years documented experience, minimum three successfully completed projects of similar scope and complexity, and approved by manufacturer.
1.6
PRE-INSTALLATION MEETINGS
A.
Convene minimum two weeks prior to starting work of this section.
1.7
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Deliver and store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging bearing the brand name and manufacturer's identification until ready for installation.
B.
Store adhesives in cool dry location with ambient temperature range of 60 to 80 degrees F (15 to 27 degrees C). Handle materials to avoid damage.
1.8
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
1.9
SEQUENCING
A.
Ensure that Work of this section are supplied to affected trades in time to prevent interruption of construction progress.
1.10
WARRANTY
A.
Warranty: Submit manufacturer's standard limited warranty.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: Chem Link, which is located at: 353 E. Lyons St.; Schoolcraft, MI 49087 ; Toll Free Tel: 800-826-1681; Tel: 269-679-4440 ; Fax: 269-679-4448 ; Email: request info (sales@chemlink.com); Web: www.chemlink.com
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
B.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
C.
Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
2.2
POLYETHER ADHESIVE
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** FloorSecure has a unique, isocyanate free formula that offers easy installation of solid and engineered wood flooring and bamboo, cork, plywood, ceramic, marble and stone substrates. FloorSecure is safe for occupied buildings such as schools, hospitals, or food processing plant, where solvent vapors and odors are not tolerated. FloorSecure contains very low VOC's and is environmentally compliant throughout the United States. FloorSecure is OSHA compliant and eliminates chronic exposure hazards associated with conventional solvent release adhesives. It contains no carcinogen or mutagen. Delete if not required.
 
A.
Product: FloorSecure Multi Surface Wood and Tile Adhesive as manufactured by Chem Link.
1.
Conforms to USDA Requirements for Non-food Contact.
2.
VOC Content: Less than 24 grams / liter ASTM D2369 EPA Method 24 (tested at 240 degree F / 115 degree C).
3.
Performance Requirements:
a.
Initial Cure/Tack Free (ASTM D679): 60 +/- 20 minutes.
b.
Shrinkage: No visible shrinkage after 14 days.
c.
Low Temperature Flex (ASTM D816): Pass -10 degree F (-23 degree C) 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) mandrel.
d.
Shear Strength (ASTM D1002): 75 +/- 5 psi.
e.
Properties (ASTM D412) at 21 days: Tensile Strength: 230 psi. Elongation at Break - Minimum 300%.
f.
Shore A Hardness (ASTM D2240) at 21 days: 33 +/- 3.
g.
Service Range: -40 degree to 200 degree F (-40 degree to 93 degree C).
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
Verify substrate surfaces and joint openings are ready to receive work.
1.
Verify joint surfaces are clean and dry.
2.
Ensure concrete surfaces are fully cured.
B.
Report unsatisfactory conditions in writing to the Architect. Do not proceed until unsatisfactory conditions are corrected.
3.2
INTERIOR FLOOR ADHESIVE
A.
Installation:
1.
Begin installation by securing a starter row to the subfloor. The starter row provides a stationary point to push against and prevent flooring shift during installation.
2.
Once the starter row is secured, apply adhesive to substrate with the appropriate trowel size. Spread the adhesive and begin to install the flooring immediately. For "walk-on -work" installations, immediately clean any adhesive from pre-finished flooring with solvent. Do not harm the finish of the flooring. Buff the flooring with a dry rag or paper towel. If required, after a few rows have been installed, secure the flooring boards with removable tape to prevent sliding. Flooring that is not flat should be tacked, weighted, or rolled to ensure proper contact between the flooring and substrate.
3.
Rolling is recommended for all installations with a 150 lb. roller within 30 minutes of application.
B.
Curing: Allow adhesive to cure before foot traffic is allowed as recommended by manufacturer.
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