CustomTech Flooring Prep
CustomTech – the industry’s leading collection of technologically-superior, easy-to-use, professional grade subfloor preparation products designed for all types of floor coverings.
Quality begins from the ground up.
Preparing your surface is the most critical task of any tile or stone installation. Custom Building Products offers you one source for the needs of virtually any job.
The foundation of precise tile and stone setting.
Whatever the application, CUSTOM® offers the broadest line of tile and stone setting materials in the industry to give the exact performance your job demands.
Tile grout with dependable performance and color.
Look for tile grout with rock-solid durability, consistency and the largest color palette with Custom. Our grouts are easy to work with yet deliver hard, dense joints.
Care & Maintenance
Stains can RUIN Stone & Tile.Protect Yours Now!
Stains on stone, tile or grout happen easily - and can leave permanent stains. Protect your surface against both oil-based and water-based stains with the right sealer.
Professional Solutions for Professional Results
Offering the largest selection of Sealers, Cleaners, Problem Solvers, Grout Colorant and Stone Restoration products, we provide professionals with the right tools and solutions; making us the #1 Contractor Preferred Manufacturer of Sealers and Cleaners.
Tools & Accessories
Precision demands the best.
SuperiorBilt® Tools are professionally preferred for tile, stone and floor covering installations.
Products : Adhesives : Resilient Adhesive : Vinyl VCT Composition Tile Adhesive
Vinyl VCT adhesive is engineered to minimize dry time, while maximizing adjustable grab and slip resistance. This solvent free, low odor adhesive is ideally suited for applications where VOC’s are of concern. CUSTOM’s thin spread adhesive dries clear, keeping layout lines visible during installation. Vinyl VCT is recommended for installation over young concrete slabs with moisture vapor emission rates (MVERs) up to 8 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. per 24 hours (452 μg/s per second m2) and up to95% RH, per Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs using in situ Probes/ASTM F2170.
Suitable as an adhesive
Features/Benefits of Product in the Installation
Installation must comply with the requirements of all applicable local, state and federal code jurisdictions.
Custom® Building Products is committed to environmental responsibility in both products produced and in manufacturing practices. Use of this product may contribute to LEED® certification.
* All surfaces / substrates above require proper surface preparation
Acceptable Substrate Conditions
* Contact Technical Services for test results/readings outside above conditions.
All surfaces must be structurally sound, without excessive deflection, clean, dry and free from contaminants that would prevent or inhibit adhesion bonding. Concrete and cement-based underlayment/patching compounds must be fully cured and not exhibit signs of moisture or hydrostatic conditions/issues. Any existing adhesive must be removed to an embedded residue. All surfaces must be level, even, flat and smooth. Self-leveling underlayment Concrete as well as cement-based underlayments and patches must be fully cured and free of any hydrostatic and/or moisture problems.
CUSTOM® products may be used in assemblies over concrete with high moisture vapor emission levels provided that other materials such as finish flooring, adhesives or membranes are approved in these conditions. Consult the manufacturers for their limitations and requirements. Additionally, any sources of moisture are to be limited to initial concrete placement and not from sources such as water intrusion or from a lack of an effective vapor retarder/barrier. Substrate must be prepared per ASTM F710 standards.
It is the responsibility of the installer to determine the suitability of the substrate and any required preparation work necessary to ensure a successful installation.
Assembly mockups will determine suitability for these conditions on specific projects. Contact CUSTOM Technical Services for product information (800) 282-8786.
Fill all surface cracks, grooves, depressions, control joints and non-moving joints According to ASTM F710.
Contaminants or curing compounds should be mechanically removed before installation. Concrete must be free of efflorescence and not subject to moisture beyond the floor covering manufacturers' limits or hydrostatic pressure. Lightweight concrete surfaces must have a tensile strength in excess of 200 psi (1.4 n/mm²).
HVAC must be operational between 60-95°F/30-65% relative humidity a minimum of 72 hours prior to installation enabling the substrate, adhesive and flooring to be properly climatized. Large temperature and relative humidity discrepancy will affect the working time of the adhesive. See flooring manufacture’s requirements. Disable radiant system 24 hours prior, during and after installation – Follow radiant system manufacture’s instruction for start-up procedures.
1. Spread the adhesive on the substrate using the recommended trowel. See Trowel table below and always follow floor covering manufactures trowel recommendations.
2. Allow the adhesive to dry to touch (adhesive becomes clear, non-transferrable) before installing the flooring.
3. Install flooring within 24 hours, protect from site contamination such as dust.
4. Place tile and adjust as needed.
5. Roll flooring with 75 – 100 lb. floor roller using cross rolling process – Follow flooring manufacture’s weight recommendations.
6. Use Proper PPE/Personal Protective Equipment when handling product.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Finished Flooring limitations and requirements will supersede recommendations of Vinyl VCT adhesive. Consult flooring manufacturer for performance data and recommendations.
*Not for use as a moisture mitigation system [see CustomTECH™ MVC]
Clean with water before adhesive dries. Dried adhesive can be cleaned with mineral spirits.
Allow seven days after installation before cleaning flooring with saturated water and liquid compounds. General Contractor, Flooring Contractor and Building owner must provide proper climate controls per flooring manufacturers requirements before, during and after flooring installation.
Chart for estimating purposes. Coverage may vary based on installation practices and jobsite conditions. For more sizes, use the material calculator at CustomBuildingProducts.com or contact CUSTOM Technical Services at 800-282-8786.
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