Armstrong Flooring S-980 Flooring Adhesive DATA SHEET

Discontinued 2/07/22


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.

Stir well before using.


S-980 Flooring Adhesive SDS 

For Use With

Product Information

TypeWater-based rubber resin
ColorCreamy beige
TaggantsYes- green glitter
Trowel(1/16″ deep x 1/16″ wide x 1/16″ apart), Square notch
CoverageSquare notch: 150-180 sq.ft/gal
Units4 gallons (15.14 L)
Open Time30 minutes or more
Working TimeUp to 1 hour (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 years, unopened
Freeze/Thaw StableYes, to 10° F (-12° C)
VOC Content< 14 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
AdvantagesFor Full Spread Installation Systems
Moisture and alkali resistant
Strong, early grab
Armstrong Flooring Guaranteed Installation System (AGIS) Guarantee included as part of Armstrong Flooring Installation System when installing Armstrong Flooring vinyl-back sheet flooring and residential Luxury Vinyl Tile
Non-flammable, ammonia-free & low odor; contains low or no organic solvents
Contains no reportable hazardous substance (per current regulations)
Manufacturing LocationUSA
SKU NumberFP00980418 
Item/Carton UPC0 42369 96147 9 
8″ x 8″ x 8″20.32 cm x 20.32 cm x 20.32 cm
RH≤ 98% 
Pieces per Carton11
Container weight34 lbs 


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: 


  • 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. Relative humidity in-situ probe results should not exceed 98%, Calcium Chloride test results should not exceed 12 pounds/1000 sq ft/24 hours. Alkali readings should be 5 to 12.
  • Stir any liquid on the surface into the adhesive and full spread using the recommended trowel notching.
  • Roll the trowel ridges with a medium nap roller saturated with adhesive.
  • Allow the adhesive to set until dry-to-touch, as per recommended open time. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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