AltroFix™ 19 Plus
Solvent-free polyurethane flooring adhesive
3 kg container
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This is your ideal adhesive for use in wet environments, to get great results with your safety flooring.
AltroFix 19 Plus is a solvent and water-free, two-part polyurethane adhesive. That means water and most other liquids do not affect it after it’s cured.
It’s available in three sizes: 1.5 kg, 3 kg, and 6 kg. This is a two-part adhesive, so you have to mix two components before you start, known as Part A and Part B, but each size container comes with the correct quantities for mixing already measured and separated out, so you don’t have to worry about getting the measuring right.
To make installation easier, we’ve coloured this adhesive beige, so you can see exactly where you’ve spread it as you install your floor.
Frequently asked questions
Where can I use this product?
AltroFix 19 Plus is designed for use in areas where you could spill water or most other liquids, for example, bathrooms, changing rooms and kitchens. If you have any damage to your flooring in these environments, using this adhesive will give you a degree of extra protection before you carry out repairs.
It is not suitable for use on vertical surfaces.
What prep do I need?
It is important that you make the subfloor is as smooth as possible, as any undulation may cause pockets of adhesive to form bubbles in the floor covering.
What subfloors can it I use it on?
You can use AltroFix 19 Plus on dry, dust-free subfloors such as sand/cement, flooring grade asphalt (flooring grade 1 to BS 6925:1988), granolite, plywood, chipboard, hardboard, metal and epoxy surfaces, damp-proof membranes and power float concrete.
You can also use it with Altro flooring which is bonded to AltroEverlay underlayment.
For best results, please make sure site conditions and subfloors conform with BS 8203:2017 when you use this product, full details of which can be found online.
What skill level do I need to use this product?
This product is suitable for use by professional installers or those with extensive experience of working with flooring adhesives. If you have any doubts about whether you have the right skill level to use it, please call us in advance to discuss.
What equipment do I need to apply this adhesive?
- A large container
- A drill with a paddle attachment
- A notched trowel
- A flat wooden or Perspex trowel
- Soft textile material
- For flat backed material - use 1 mm deep x 4 mm centres serrated trowel
- For textured or waffle backed material - use 2 mm deep x 6 mm centres serrated trowel
You can buy the above from most flooring distributors or large DIY retailers.
What coverage will I get?
To make sure your installation is successful, it is important that you use the correct amount of adhesive. This amount depends on factors such as application, subfloor porosity and trowel size. On average, you will get 4 to 4.5 m²/kg.
Coverage average per container size
1.5 kg size: 6 – 7 m²
3 kg size: 12 – 14 m²
6 kg size: 24 – 28 m²
If you have any queries about this, please don’t hesitate to call us.
How do I mix it?
Part A is a viscous paste. Part B is a fluid liquid supplied in silver foil sachets. Put Part A into a large container and stir thoroughly, then add Part B and mix thoroughly until you achieve a uniform consistency throughout.
We recommend that you use a drill with a paddle attachment to ensure complete mixing. Scrape the sides of the container thoroughly during this process. Take care to avoid spilling any as you mix, as you could stain the floor surface if you do.
Only mix full packs.
How do I apply it when installing a sheet / roll?
Apply the adhesive to the subfloor only, as soon as possible before the adhesive thickens (within 15-20 minutes of mixing, depending on the temperature). Spread it evenly with a notched trowel. It is important to use a small-notched trowel to avoid entrapment of air between the floor covering and subfloor. Place the floor covering into wet adhesive, do not roll, and expel all trapped air with the use of a flat wooden or Perspex trowel, wrapped in a soft textile material, which has been pre-wetted. Limit trafficking of the floorcovering while the adhesive is still fresh. If any corners, joints or edges are lifting while the adhesive is setting, weight these down. Leave the weight undisturbed and the floorcovering traffic-free until the adhesive has set. If you do not follow this procedure, take special care to check all joints etc, before you leave site for the day.
How do I clean my equipment and the installation area?
You should remove excess adhesive, then wipe clean with solvent wipes or turps.
How do I store this adhesive?
You can store and apply it at a minimum temperature of +10°C and a maximum temperature of +27°C.
What is the recommended service temperature?
-30°C to +100°C.
What is the pot life of the mix?
15-20 mins at 20°C.
What is the open time?
80 mins at 20°C.
What is the setting time?
4 hours at 20°C.
What is the set to light foot traffic time?
6 hours at 20°C.
What is the time before putting into service?
24 hours at 20°C.
What is the adhesive’s shelf life?
18 months from date of manufacture if stored in its original sealed container.
What other adhesives do you offer?
Health and Safety Advice
AltroFix 19 Plus component B is hazardous if inhaled. It also may irritate the skin, the eyes and the respiratory apparatus, and may cause allergic reactions in those subjects predisposed. Before using this adhesive, users should refer to the SDS (Safety Data Sheet) for correct safety guidance and to determine the level of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and RPE (Respiratory Protective Equipment) that are required. A COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) assessment and risk assessment should be carried out before using this adhesive. Apply the product in well
ventilated areas. In the case of accidents, or a feeling of nausea, or contact with eyes or skin, rinse immediately with plenty of water, seek medical attention. For further information see SDS available from Altro.
Where can I find out more technical information?
If you have any queries please call our Customer Care Centre on 01462 489516.
Download our datasheet AltroFix 19 Plus.