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Taylor Workhorse General Purpose Adhesive 900

Taylor Workhorse General Purpose Adhesive 900
Taylor Workhorse General Purpose Adhesive 900

Taylor 900 is a latex-based economy grade floor covering adhesive developed for the installation of many types of carpets and sheet goods designed for direct glue down excluding those with vinyl backings. Taylor 900 is freeze-thaw stable, easy to spread, and has ample open time, a strong wet tack, and a permanent water resistant bond. Do not use outdoors.

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900-4 Taylor Workhorse General Purpose Adhesive 4 Gal 900-4
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Extended Information:
Use over association grade particleboard underlayment,association grade
plywood underlayment, and above, on, or below grade porous concrete in the
absence of hydrostatic pressure, excessive moisture or alkalinity.
The pH level of concrete must be between 5 and 9 (do not install if over 9) and moisture
level of concrete must be below 5 lbs./1000 sq. ft./24 hours using an anhydrous
calcium chloride test kit according to ASTM F-1869 test method.
Relative Humidity readings according to ASTM F-2170 should not exceed (RH)
75%. If both tests are performed the RH test is the qualifying standard.

Floor must be clean, level and dry. Remove all foreign substances such as wax, grease, dirt and any
substance or chemical that would interfere with a good bond. Fill all holes and cracks with a
latex fortified Portland cement based patching compound. Sand high spots. Install approved
underlayment over tongue and groove flooring to eliminate the possibility of telegraphing.

For the best results, the adhesive, substrate, and floor covering should be acclimated to acceptable
temperature and humidity for a minimum of 48 hours before, during, and after the installation.
Temperature should be between 65F and 95F and humidity should not exceed 65%.

Apply adhesive to substrate with the recommended trowel. Taylor
cannot know all job conditions, therefore, it is the user’s responsibility to use an adequate
amount of adhesive for the job condition. The carpet should be installed in most cases within 30
minutes after the adhesive application (“tacky” method). Work out all bubbles or
ripples with a push broom or carpet tube. Approximately 30 minutes after the installation
the carpet should be rolled with a 30-50 lb.(13.6-22.7 kg) carpet roller. Do not use a heavy
linoleum roller.

Apply the adhesive using a 1/16" x 1/16" x 1/16" square-notch trowel. The sheet goods
should be installed within 20 minutes after the application of the adhesive. After installation
of the sheet goods, the floor should be rolled with a 75-100 lb. (34-45 kg) linoleum roller.


Sheet Goods - Up to 250 sq ft per gallon
Smooth Backed Carpets - Up to 160 sq ft per gallon
Most Backed Carpets - Up to 110 sq ft per gallon
Rough Backed and Ribbed Carpet - Up to 72 sq ft per gallon

Open Time:
20-30 minutes under normal conditions

Shelf Life:
Approximately one year in unopened container at 70ºF (21°C)

Qualified for NFPA Class A and UBC Class 1 fire ratings as determined by the
ASTM E84 tunnel test. Conforms to the requirements of the Hill-Burton Act.

Other Features:
Made with anti-microbial agents that will provide its dry film with protection from fungal
growth. This protection is determined using the ASTM G21 test method.

Use soap and water while wet. Use Taylor Touchdown #9 Adhesive Remover/Stripper when dry.

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