Armstrong Flooring S-295 Flooring Adhesive DATA SHEET

Precautions

FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY  
NOT LABELED FOR CONSUMER USE  
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN  
HEAT WELDING SEAMS CAN BE PERFORMED AFTER 2 HOURS* 
HEAVY ROLLING LOADS, SUCH AS, HOSPITAL BEDS ALLOWED AFTER 72 HOUR

SDS

S-295 Flooring Adhesive SDS

For Use With

Product Information

ColorOff-White
TaggantsChartruese and Regal Red
Trowel1/32″ deep, 1/16″ wide, 1/32″ apart, U-Notch
Coverage220-260 sq. ft./gallon (13-16 sq. m.)
Units1 Gallon (3.78 L)
4 Gallon (15.14L)
Open TimeDry-to-touch
Working Time2 hours 
Light Traffic24 Hours 
Heavy Rolling Loads72 Hours
RH (ASTMF2170)95% on or above grade; 90% below grade
pH8.0-10.0 on or above grade; 9.0 below grade
MVER (ASTM F1869)N/A
Shelf Life2 years, unopened
Freeze/Thaw StableNo, keep from freezing
Store inside at a temperature of 50 – 90 degrees F. (15-32 C.)
VOC Content0 g/L; calculated and reported, SCAQMD 1168
Bonds ToAll grade levels of concrete, existing resilient floors, ceramic, terrazzo, marble and approved suspended wood underlayments
AdvantagesPremium high-strength adhesive for installing dimensionally stable vinyl tiles and vinyl plank over porous and non-porous substrates.
Solvent-free acrylic adhesive.
Low odor for occupied buildings.   
Backed by the Armstrong Flooring Guaranteed Installation System
LanguageEnglish/SpanishEnglish/French
Size1-gallon
4-gallon
3.78L
15.14L
Carton Item No.1-gallon – 00295108
4-gallon – 00295418
3.78L – 00295108
15.14L – 00295418
Item/Carton UPC1-gallon – 042369995443
4-gallon – 042369995450
3.78L – 042369995443
15.14L – 042369995450
Carton
Dimensions
(4) 1-gallon –  16″x16″x8.5″
4-gallon – N\A 
3,78L – 16″x16″x8.5″
15.14L – N\A
Carton Weight(4) 1-gallon – 39.8 lbs.
4-gallon – 38.7 lbs.
(4) 3.78L – 18.1 kg
15.14L – 17.6 kg
Items per Carton1-gallon – 4/ctn
4-gallon pail – Containers sold individually
3.78L – 4/ctn
15.14L pail – Containers sold individually
Cartons per Pallet1-gallon – 36
4-gallon – 48
3.78L – 45
15.14L – 48
Weight per Gallon9.7lbs 4.4 kg

Warranty

When S-295 is used with a recommended Armstrong floor application, the Armstrong Guaranteed Installation System warranty applies.

Sustainability

LEED Credits: EQ 4.1
Sustainable Design Information
LEED Credit Information – Installation Products 

Recommended Substrates

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

DO NOT USE OVER: 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

IMPORTANT: Proper substrate preparations is essential. Moisture and pH testing must be performed and documented before installation begins. 

USAGE: Follow Armstrong Flooring’s installation instructions and proper adhesive application rate. All substrate preparation and testing procedures must conform to appropriate ASTM F710 guidelines and comply with Armstrong Flooring’s specification.  

NOTE: It is up to the end user to determine the coverage that is appropriate for flooring type and jobsite conditions. A bond test prior to the installation will help identify the appropriate application rate, open and working time, and any potential bonding problems to the substrate or flooring. Follow Armstrong Flooring’s installation instructions and guidelines regarding adhesive application rate and methods.  

SUBSTRATES: Sound and properly prepared concrete (on grade and above) and APA approved wood subflooring. Substrates must be clean and dry, free of dust, dirt, paint, wax, existing adhesives, or other contaminants including curing compounds that may interfere with the adhesive bond. Do not use on chemically cleaned substrates. Asphalt-based or cutback adhesive stains must be removed completely. 

POROUS SUBSTRATES: Roll the installation in both directions with a 100 lbs roller, 3-section roller immediately after flooring is placed and positioned.  
When installing vinyl plank and tile over porous or non-porous substrates, the adhesive should be allowed to dry to the touch to prevent slippage. Loss of adhesion can result if the flooring is not installed within the 2-hour working time of the adhesive. Roll the installation in both directions with a 100 lbs. roller. 3-section roller immediately after the installation is complete.  

NON-POROUS SUBSTRATES: Install vinyl tiles, and plank flooring into adhesive as it becomes dry to the touch with little or no transfer to finger. This will normally require 30–45 minutes of drying time at suggested installation temperature and humidity. Do not install flooring into wet adhesive on non-porous substrates. Roll the installation in both directions with a 100 lbs. roller, 3-section roller immediately after flooring is placed.

IMPORTANT: Do not use Armstrong S-295 as a pressure sensitive adhesive. Loss of adhesion can result if the flooring is not installed within the working time of the adhesive.  

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the many additives being entrained or topically coated on concrete substrates, it is critical that a bond test be performed. Some treatments will repel any sealers or adhesives. If usage instructions are not completely followed, DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. 

CLEAN UP: Dry– clean, white cloth and mineral spirits Wet– clean, white cloth with neutral detergent and water 

CONDITIONS: HVAC must be in operation and interior ambient air temperature and must be maintained between 65-85°F for at least 48 hours prior to, during and continuously after the testing, preparation, and final installation.

All substrate preparation and testing procedures must conform to appropriate ASTM F710 guidelines and comply with Armstrong’s specification.

IMPORTANT: Use the specified trowel and replace the trowel blade when worn to ensure proper spread rate. Adhesive application must be sufficient to achieve 100% transfer or contact of adhesive to the backing of the floor covering.  

LIMITATIONS: Not for outdoor use. Cannot be used over substrates that have been chemically cleaned. A bond test MUST be performed.

DISCLAIMER: Users should determine the suitability of this information or product for their own particular purpose or application. This adhesive does not protect floor coverings from the effects of pH and moisture. Please follow Armstrong’s flooring installation instructions, paying special attention to moisture and pH limitations. Armstrong S-295 adhesive is not a moisture barrier and should not be installed/treated as such. This adhesive is not a substrate moisture sealer, does not form a protective barrier, and is only warranted to maintain an adhesive bond when used over bare concrete substrates conforming within the specified restrictions of pH readings and ASTM F2659 topical impedance testing. A functional working moisture barrier/retarder under the existing slab must be in place to use this product.  

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Updated on September 14, 2022