Armstrong Flooring S-288 Flooring Adhesive DATA SHEET

Discontinued 2/7/22


CAUTION: EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT. Avoid eye and skin contact. Use in a well ventilated area. Keep container closed. Do not take internally.

Carefully read and follow all cautions and warnings on the product

CAUTION: Initially there may be a potentially adverse impact on indoor air quality within the general work area during the installation process. During the installation process, adequate ventilation of the work area should be maintained without causing the entry of contaminants to other parts of building. Persons that are sensitive odors and/or chemicals should avoid the work area.


S-288 Flooring Adhesive SDS

For Use With

Product Information

TypeWater-based resin
ColorCreamy beige
TaggantsGreen glitter
TrowelNatural Creations Diamond 10 Technology,
1/32″ deep, 1/16″ wide, 1/32″ apart, U-NotchAll Other LVT / Sheet:

1/32″ deep, 1/16″ wide, 5/64″ apart, Fine Notch
CoverageNatural Creations and 2.5 MM commercial LVT with Diamond 10 Technology: 220-260 sq ft (24-29 sq yds)/gal (20.4-24.2 sq m)

All Other LVT / Sheet: 250-300 sq ft (28-33 sq yds)/gal (23-28 sq m)
UnitsQuart (.95 L) , gallon (3.78 L) and 4 gallon (15.14 L)
Open TimeDry to touch when installing Commercial and Residential LVT Planks and Tiles over all substrates.

Nonporous substrates – Dry-to-touch (no transfer to fingers):30 minutes or more
Porous substrates- Set-in-wet: Minimum 10-20 minutes
Working TimeUp to 1 hour (working times may vary based on job conditions, substrates, temperature and humidity)
RH (ASTM F2170)See Moisture Testing
pHSee Moisture Testing
MVER (ASTM F1869) See Moisture Testing
Shelf Life2 year, unopened
Freeze/Thaw StableAvoid low temperatures or multiple Freeze-Thaw cycles. Yes, to 10° F (-12° C)
VOC Content< 14 g/L; calculated and reported, SCAQMD 1168
Clean UpDry: clean, white cloth and mineral spirits
Wet: clean, white cloth with neutral detergent and water
SubfloorsAll grade levels of concrete, existing resilient floors, ceramic, terrazzo, marble, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, polymeric poured floors and suspended wood
AdvantagesMoisture and alkali resistant
Strong early grab
AGIS Guarantee (included as part of Armstrong Installation System when installing Armstrong vinyl-back sheet flooring and residential Luxury Vinyl Tile)
Nonflammable, ammonia-free and low odor; contains low or no organic solvents
Contains no reportable hazardous substance (per current regulations)
For Full Spread Installation Systems
Manufacturing LocationUSA
Carton Item No.1-quart – 00288124
1-gallon – 00288408
4-gallon – 00288418
.946L – 00288124
3.78L – 00288408
15.14L – 00288418
Item/Carton UPC1-quart – 0-42369-39285-3
1-gallon – 0-42369-39284-6
4-gallon – 0-42369-39283-9
.946L – 0-42369-39321-8
3.78L – 0-42369-39322-5
15.14L – 0-42369-39323-2
1-quart – N.A.
1-gallon – 15.5 L x 15.5 W x 8.8 H
4-gallon – 12.5”L x 12.5”W x 12.75”H
.946L – N.A.
3,78L – N.A.
15.14L – 1.5”L x 12.5”W x 12.75”H
Carton Weight1-quart – 25 lbs.
1-gallon – 36 lbs.
4-gallon – 34 lbs.
.946L – 11.3 kg.
3.78L – 16.3 kg
15.14L – 15.4 kg
Items per Carton1-quart – 12/ctn
1-gallon – 4/ctn
4-gallon pail – Containers sold individually
.946L – 12/ctn
3.78L – 4/ctn
15.14L pail – Containers sold individually
Cartons per Pallet1-quart – 48
1-gallon – 45
4-gallon – 48
.946L – 48
3.78L – 45
15.14L – 48
Weight per Gallon8.3 lbs 


When Armstrong Flooring S-288 is used with a recommended Armstrong Flooring application, the Armstrong Flooring Guaranteed Installation System warranty applies.


LEED Credits: EQ 4.1
Sustainable Design Information
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Recommended Substrates

Will bond to all substrates listed below, but refer to the flooring installation system for specific installation recommendations:  


  • Concrete with excessive moisture and/or alkali
  • Existing cushion-backed resilient flooring
  • Substrates treated with fire-retardant chemicals, fungicides, preservatives, release agents, adhesive removers, sealers, curing compounds or other incompatible treatments

Application Instructions

  • Condition the area to be installed, adhesive, and flooring to minimum 65 degrees F (18 degrees C) for 48 hours before, during, and for 48 hours after installation.
  • Subfloor must be smooth, sound, dry, clean, and free of dirt, wax, polish, paint, and all other foreign matter which may interfere in a good bond, including curing agents and sealers.
  • Always run a moisture and alkali test over concrete on any grade level or any other substrate over on- or below-grade concrete. For accurate results, curing agents must be removed in areas where tests will be run. Calcium Chloride test results should not exceed 5 pounds/1000 sq ft/24 hours for sheet products or 8 pounds/1000 sq ft/24 hours for LVT, relative humidity in-situ probe results should not exceed 90% for sheet products and 95% for LVT. Alkali readings should be 5 to 9.
  • Stir any liquid on the surface into the adhesive and full spread using the recommended trowel notching.
  • When installing over nonporous surfaces such as existing resilient flooring and embossing levelers, allow enough open time for the adhesive to dry until tacky with no transfer to the finger (Dry-to Touch) before placing the material into it. This normally takes 30 minutes or more, depending on temperature and humidity. After the adhesive has reached this condition, there is at least one hour of working time in which to install and roll the flooring.
  • When installing over porous surfaces such as concrete and wood, allow the adhesive enough time to thicken slightly but not become completely dry to the touch. Use the Set-in-Wet procedure for placing the material into the adhesive. The adhesive should be wet enough to transfer readily to the backing. Seams must be laid into place before the adhesive has had a chance to set up over porous surfaces.
  • Note: Allowing the proper open time will help to minimize knee marks, roller marks and trapped air blisters. Open time will vary based on job conditions, substrate, temperature, air flow and humidity.
  • Roll thoroughly. Starting at the center and working toward the edges, roll in two directions using a 100-lb roller. Seams must be hand rolled, then rolled again with a 100-lb roller.
  • Remove wet adhesive residue using a clean, white cloth dampened with soapy water. Use mineral spirits for dried adhesive residue carefully following warnings on container.
    Protect newly installed flooring when moving heavy appliances and/or rolling loads.

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Updated on September 14, 2022