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Description for Shaw Kwik Flash LV 1-Gal by Shaw

Shaw Kwik Flash LV is a firm-setting transitional acrylic adhesive that quickly develops a strong bond to withstand heavy rolling loads and limit flooring movement. Shaw Kwik Flash LV is completely compatible with and will not stain solid vinyl flooring. Use Shaw Kwik Flash LV to install solid vinyl plank and tiles.


 Surfaces to be bonded must be free from moisture, wax, dirt, grease, oil, paint, rust or other substances that might interfere with a good bond. Approved substrates include but are not limited to on or above grade moisture free concrete, APA approved plywood, terrazzo, and existing tile and sheet goods. All substrates must be smooth and fully adhered. Shaw Kwik Flash LV is not recommended for use on concrete slabs where hydrostatic pressure, excessive moisture or alkali exists. Moisture level of concrete must not exceed 85% in-situ Relative Humidity per current ASTM F2170 standards, and must conform to current ASTM F710 guidelines. The pH level of the concrete should be 10.0 or less. Do not use Shaw Kwik Flash LV on chemically cleaned substrates, or over treated plywood substrates. The installation site must be acclimated with HVAC in operation. The floor and room temperature, as well as flooring material to be installed and adhesive, must be maintained at 65° - 85° F, and the humidity below 65% for 48 hours prior to, during, and after the testing and installation.

Porous Substrates 

Apply adhesive with a 1/16" x 1/16" x 1/16" Square-notch trowel. Flooring may be placed into adhesive after 10–20 minutes open time over a porous substrate. Roll the installation in both directions with a 75-100lb. 3-section roller immediately after flooring is placed and positioned, ensuring complete contact with adhesive. When installing vinyl plank and tile over a porous substrate, the adhesive should be allowed to partially dry sufficient to prevent slippage.

Non-porous substrates  

Apply adhesive with a 1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" U-notch trowel. Allow the adhesive up to 30 minutes open time (flash off) before placing the flooring material into the adhesive, but DO NOT ALLOW THE ADHESIVE TO DRY COMPLETELY. After spreading the adhesive, install the flooring as soon as the adhesive has begun to partially dry and develop body. Check for adhesive transfer frequently; there must be a wet transfer of adhesive to the material backing in order to achieve a secure bond.

If the adhesive is left open beyond 30 minutes, the adhesive can become too dry and will not provide sufficient adhesion to the floor covering. Loss of adhesion can result if the flooring is not installed within the working time of the adhesive. The installer is responsible for determining the proper drying time under the existing conditions, and must not spread more adhesive than can be covered within the allowed working time.
Roll the installation in both directions with a 75-100lb. 3-section roller immediately after flooring is placed.

NOTE: The open time and working time of adhesives will vary depending on site conditions such as ambient temperature and humidity, the porosity of the substrate and air circulation.


No foot traffic for 24 hours after installation. No heavy traffic, rolling loads or furniture placement for 72 hours after installation.

RECOMMENDED TROWEL SIZE: 1/16" x 1/16" x 1/16" Square-Notch trowel for porous applications (coverage 140-170 sq ft/gal) 1/16" x 1/32" x 1/32" U-Notch trowel for non-porous applications (coverage 220-260 sq ft/gal)

CLEAN UP: Use a clean wet cloth to clean up adhesive while it is still wet. Dried adhesive may require the use of an appropriate solvent cleaner.

SHELF LIFE: One year from date of manufacture in unopened container. DO NOT ALLOW PRODUCT TO FREEZE.

V.O.C. Content: Compliant with California SCAQMD Rule 1168

Emergency and first aid:

This product is considered non-hazardous. In case of eye contact, flush with water for 10-15 minutes. If irritation persists contact a physician. Prolonged skin contact may cause slight irritation; wash with soap and water. If swallowed, consult a physician. Avoid excessive heat or cold; protect from freezing. Store indoors at a temperature of 60°- 100°F. Safety glasses and gloves are recommended.

DOT Hazard Class: Unregulated. 24-Hour Emergency in the USA: Chemtrec 1-800-424-9300 For any questions call the Shaw information center at 1-800-441-7429 Manufactured in the USA (30721) Exclusively for Shaw Industries, LLC 9/10/2013

Brand Name Shaw
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Unit of Measure Gallons
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