Armstrong Flooring S-289 Releasable & Permanent Adhesive DATA SHEET

Discontinued 2/7/22


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 S-289 Releasable Adhesive SDS

For Use With

Product Information

TypeWater-based resin
ColorCreamy beige
TaggantsYes – 50% yellow and 50% orange
Paint RollerReleasable – Smooth, 1/4″ nap paint roller
TrowelPermanent – fine notch (1/32″ deep, 1/16″ wide, 5/64″ apart), U-notch
CoverageReleasable: 275-325 sq. ft. (30-36 sq.yds.)/gal (25-30 sq. m.) – short nap roller
Permanent: 250-300 sq.ft – u-notch trowel
Units1 gallon (3.78 L)- 4 gallons/ctn.; weight (38 lbs/ctn) (17.2 kg/ctn); 45 ctns / pallet
4 gallon (15.14 L)- 1 pail, weight (37.5 lbs) (17 kg); 48 pails / pallet
Open TimeReleasable – Allow the adhesive to set open until dry-to-touch, approximately 45 to 60 minutes. The adhesive should be tacky with no transfer to fingers
Permanent – Porous substrates – Set-in-wet: Minimum 10-20 minutes
Working TimeReleaseable: Unlimited
Permanent: 60 minutes
RH (ASTM F2170)See Moisture Testing
pHSee Moisture Testing
MVER (ASTM F1869) See Moisture Testing
Shelf Life1 year, unopened
Freeze/Thaw StableYes, to 10°F (-12° C)
VOC Content0.6 g/L; calculated and reported, SCAQMD 1168
Clean UpWet– clean, white cloth with neutral detergent and water
Dry– clean, white cloth and mineral spirits
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
Fast application with roller
Easy to repair and remove
AGIS Guarantee
Nonflammable, ammonia-free and low odor
Contains low or no organic solvents
Manufacturing LocationsUSA
LanguageEnglish / SpanishEnglish / French
Size1 gallon
4 gallon
3.78 L
15.14 L
Carton Item No.1 gallon – 00289408
4 gallon – 00289418
3.78 L – S-289601
15.14 L – S-289605
Item / Carton UPC1 gallon – 10042369700679 (pkgd 4/ctn)
1 gallon – 042369700672
4 gallon – 042369700313
3.78 L – 10042369700693 (pkgd 4/ctn)
3.78 L – 042369700696
15.14 L – 042369700689
Carton Dimensions1 gallon – 15.66″L x 15.66″W x 8.25″H
4 gallon – 12.5″L x 12.5″W x 12.75″H
3.78 L – 15.66″L x 15.66″W x 8.25″H
15.14 L – 12.5″L x 12.5″W x 12.75″H
Carton Weight1 gallon – 38 lbs
4 gallon – 37.5 lbs
3.78 L – 38 lbs
15.14 L – 37.5 lbs
Items per Carton1 gallon sold pkgd 4/ctn
4 gallon containers sold individually
3.78 L sold pkgd 4/ctn
15.14 L containers sold individually


When Armstrong Flooring S-289 is used with a recommended Armstrong Flooring application, the Armstrong Flooring Guaranteed Installation System warranty applies.


LEED Credits: EQ 4.1
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Recommended Substrates

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


  • Particleboard, waferboard, OSB or single-layer Sturd-I-Floor panels
  • Existing resilient tile floors that are below grade
  • Existing cushion-backed resilient flooring
  • Carpet
  • Hardwood flooring that has been installed directly over concrete

Application Instructions

  • All substrates must be sound, dry, clean, smooth and free from excessive moisture or alkali. Remove dirt, paint, varnish, wax, oils, solvents, other foreign matter and contaminates that could cause staining or interfere with a good bond.
  • Do not use products containing petroleum solvents or citrus oils to prepare substrates as they can cause staining and expansion of the new flooring.
  • In renovation or remodel work, remove any existing adhesive residue so that 100% of the overall area of the original substrate is exposed.
  • When installing over an existing resilient floor, use S-194 Patch: Underlayment & Embossing Leveler  & S-195 Underlayment Additive  to fill and smooth any embossing in the old floor.
  • The area to receive resilient flooring and the flooring materials and adhesives should be maintained at a minimum of 65°F (18°C) and a maximum of 100°F (38°C) for 48 hours before installation, during installation, and for 48 hours after completion. Maintain a minimum temperature of 55°F (13°C) thereafter.
  • 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, relative humidity in-situ probe results should not exceed 80%. Alkali readings should be 5 to 9.
  • Radiant heated substrates must not exceed a maximum surface temperature of 85°F (29°C).

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Updated on September 14, 2022