Vinyl Floor/Stair Cap Trim Adhesive

Frequently we are asked what is the best adhesive to use for trim. More specifically what is the best adhesive to use for stair caps and flush-stair noses used in vinyl floors. We generally recommend a pressure sensitive adhesive product from PPG. The brand name is called Liquid Nails. More information can be found at the web site at LiquidNails.com.

Basic Concepts:

Pressure sensitive adhesive is an glue compound require pressure to initiate bonding between the adhesive and the substrate, whereas other adhesives require heat, water or a solvent. Factors that influence bonding include surface energy, preparation smoothness and temperature.

Shear strength refers to an item’s ability to withstand tangential force.

Flexibility refers to an item’s ability to show

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