Flooring Adhesive

We recommend the use of Karndean Designflooring adhesives to install our products. We keep a range of adhesives in stock, each of which is suitable for heavy wear use areas in both domestic and commercial locations; level, absorbent, sound surfaces; and underfloor heating systems. 



Our K-91AR adhesive is suitable for most applications. It is a resin-free, solvent free, tack set adhesive.

  • Available in 1-gallon and 4-gallon pails
  • Solvent-fee and odorless throughout installation
  • Apply with a 1/16 x 1/16 x 1/16 square-notched trowel for porous surfaces
  • Apply with a 1/32 x 1/32 x 1/32 u-notched trowel for non-porous surfaces
  • 90-minute working time
  • Light foot traffic allowed 2 hours after installation

Karndean DrySet

Karndean DrySet is a roll-on, solvent free, easy to use advanced aqueous adhesive.

  • Available in 1-gallon or 4-gallon pails
  • Covers 350-450 square feet/can
  • Applied with 3/8” nap roller
  • Dries fast in 10-15 minutes
  • 8-hour open time
  • May be used on substrates with moisture readings up to 90% RH
  • Foot traffic allowed immediately following installation

Karndean K-Spray

Karndean K-Spray provides an alternative application format to traditional methods.

  • 22 oz. can
  • Covers 150-185 square feet/can
  • Dries fast in 10-20 minutes
  • 4-hour open time
  • Available in two types: K-Spray and K-Spray 98
    • K-Spray may be used on substrates with moisture readings up to 90% RH
    • K-Spray 98 may be used on substrates with moisture readings up to 98% RH
  • Uses 80% less adhesive when compared to trowel-applied epoxy and bucket adhesives
  • Foot traffic allowed immediately following installation

Epoxy Resin

Epoxy Resin is a two-part mix. Both components should be mixed together with a drill and paddle to a smooth consistency and the contents poured out as soon as possible to maximize working time. If left within the container, the resin will harden within 15 minutes.

  • 30 minutes working time (dependent on job site temperature and humidity)
  • Recommended for areas subject to moisture and large temperature swings
  • Eye protection and gloves must be worn when using this product
  • Foot traffic allowed after 4 hours, wheeled traffic after 12 hours

Using the correct tools

When using our adhesives it is important to use an appropriate adhesive trowel or roller, along with the correct/suitable Karndean Designflooring adhesive.

Underfloor Heating

It is possible to install Karndean products over floors incorporating underfloor heating, but these must be insulated to ensure the surface temperature throughout the installation does not exceed 80°F. The heating must be switched off 48 hours before, during, and for 48 hours following the installation, then gradually increase to the working temperature.