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Titebond Contractor Grade Water-Based Subfloor Adhesive is a professional-strength formula that is specifically designed for subfloor installations and general plywood use.

It provides a permanent bond that remains flexible, reduces nailing and helps prevent squeaky floors. The VOC-compliant, nonflammable formula is environmentally safe – emitting no harmful fumes and promoting healthy living and working environments.

Features & Benefits

  • Recommended For: Subfloor Installations, General Plywood Use, As Well As Filling Gaps And Irregularities In The Subfloor.
  • All Weather 20°F – 120°F
  • Solvent Free
  • Professional Strength & Durability
  • Fills Gaps & Irregularities
  • Excellent Aging Qualities
  • Compatible Materials: Common Building Materials Including Wood, Engineered Lumber, Particleboard, Osb And Wet, Frozen And Treated Lumber.
  • Reduces Floor Squeaks
  • Highly Water-Resistant When Dry
  • Reduces Nailing
  • VOC-Compliant
  • Offers Freeze / Thaw Stability

Application Guidelines

  • Application Temperature: 20°F to 100°F
  • Service Temperature Range: 0°F to 120°F
  • Working Time: Approximately 15 minutes for a 1/4” bead
  • Prep: Surfaces must be clean and free of any material that may prevent adequate adhesion.
  • Application: Cut tip straight across for 1/4’’ to 3/8’’ bead. Puncture inner seal and place in cartridge gun. Apply adhesive to each furring strip, stud or floor joist to be covered. Adhere materials within 15 minutes or before skinning of adhesive occurs. Position material to be bonded and press firmly for full contact with adhesive. Note: For subfloors, apply adhesive to joists for one sheet at a time. Nail or screw each sheet as recommended by the American Plywood Association.
  • Cleanup: Tools and adhesive may be cleaned with water while the adhesive is wet. If dried, tools and adhesive may be cleaned with water/acetone/vinegar mixture. Follow solvent vender’s precautions.
  • Limitations: Not designed for continuous submersion or for use on plastics, polystyrene or polyethylene foams. Do not adhere one non-porous material to another as this will slow or prevent drying. Not recommended for use on moisture resistant OSB.

Physical Properties

  • Type: Blend of polymer emulsions
  • State: Medium-viscosity mastic
  • Color: Off white
  • Solids: 67.5%
  • Viscosity: 82,500 cps
  • PH: 7.5
  • VOC: < 50 g/L
  • Flashpoint: > 200ºF
  • Freeze / Thaw Stability: Stable
  • Storage Life: 18 months in an unopened container



⅛” Bead

¼” Bead

⅜” Bead

½” Bead

28 Oz. Cartridge

355 ft.

86 ft.

39 ft.

21 ft.

Specifications & Certifications
  • Exceeds APA AFG-01, ASTM D3498 and ASTM C557.