Armstrong Flooring S-1000 Flooring Adhesive DATA SHEET


CAUTION: EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT. Avoid eye and skin contact. Use in a well ventilated area. Keep container closed. Do not take internally.

CAUTION: Initially there may be a potentially adverse impact on indoor air quality within the general work area during the installation process. During the installation process, adequate ventilation of the work area should be maintained without causing the entry of contaminants to other parts of building. Persons that are sensitive odors and/or chemicals should avoid the work area.

Do not auto scrub/wet mop the floor for 6 hours after the install is complete. Do not strip and finish the floor for 6 hours after the install is complete. Reseal lid when not in use to protect product. 


 S-1000 Flooring Adhesive SDS 

For Use With

Product Information

TypeModified Urethane
Trowel(1/32″ deep, 1/16″ wide, 1/32″ apart), U-notch 
Coverage220–260 sq. ft./gallon
Units2 gallon (7.57 L)
Open Time10 minutes; 0 min (Stair Treads)
Working Time45 Minutes
Curing time6 Hours 
Light Traffic 3 hours
Heavy Traffic 4 hours
Heavy Rolling Loads8 Hours (6 hours Shopping Carts at Grocery stores up to 150 lbs)
RH (ASTM F2170)100% RH
Shelf Life1 year, unopened
Freeze/Thaw StableThis product should be stored at temperatures between 50-90°F (15-32° C). While this product is freeze-thaw stable, it  is necessary to protect it from freezing. Freeze/thaw stable to 10°F (-12°C). 
VOC Content0.1 g/L; calculated and reported, SCAQMD 1168
Clean UpWet — clean, white cloth with water Dry — clean, white cloth and mineral spirits or denatured alcohol
Bonds ToPorous concrete surfaces with moisture limits of 100% RH per ASTM F 2170 or 25 lbs/1000 sq. ft./24 hrs. per ASTM F 1869
AdvantagesHigh Moisture Guarantee up to 100% RH
Backed by the Armstrong Flooring Guaranteed Installation System
Simple one-part system (modified urethane)
Fast-curing formula with strong, early grab
Manufacturing LocationUSA
Size2 gallon (7.57 L)
Item/Carton UPC0 42369 96148 6
8.25″ x 9.5″ x 9.625″
Pieces per Carton1
Container Weight27 lbs
RH≤ 100%


FloorScore Certificates – Adhesives

Recommended Substrates

Will bond to all substrates listed below, but refer to the flooring installation system for specific installation recommendations:


  • Concrete with excessive moisture and/or alkali
  • Existing cushion-backed resilient flooring
  • Substrates treated with fire-retardant chemicals, fungicides, preservatives, release agents, adhesive removers, sealers, curing compounds or other incompatible treatments

Approved Substrates and Surfaces: APA underlayment grade plywood and OSB, Association grade particleboard, Cement backer board, Concrete and radiant heated subfloors that do not exceed 85°F (30°C), Existing well-bonded non-cushion-backed vinyl, tile and sheet flooring, Fully secured cork underlayments, Gypsum and lightweight concrete (primed with a universal primer), Terrazzo (properly prepared with all waxes and surface finishes removed) 

Substrate Testing: 
RH – No testing required (100%) [ASTM F2170]
pH – No testing required (5-14)
MVER – No testing required [ASTM F1869]

Substrate Preparation: 
Substrate must be prepared per ASTM F710 standards including, but not limited to the following:

  • Concrete floors must be dry, clean, smooth and structurally sound. They shall be free of any foreign materials that might prevent adhesive bond, including dust, dirt, solvent, paint, wax, oil, grease, residual adhesive, adhesive removers, incompatible sealers, fire-retardant chemicals, fungicides, release agents, alkaline salts, excessive carbonation, laitance, mold, mildew, and curing, sealing, hardening or parting compounds.
  • Fill all surface cracks, grooves, depressions, control joints and non-moving joints with moisture-resistant patching and self-leveling compounds, allow to fully cure and correct high spots before applying adhesive.
  • The substrate, adhesive and flooring must be acclimated in an enclosed building with the HVAC operational between 60-95°F (15-35°C), and between 30-65% relative humidity, for at least 72 hours before, during and after the installation.
  • When installing over radiant heated subfloors, turn the heat off for 24 hours before, during and after installation. Failure to turn the heat off may result in shortened working time of the adhesive. When turning radiant heat back on, raise it incrementally, not to exceed a change of more than 5 degrees per hour to a maximum of 85°.

Concrete must be placed in strict accordance with applicable standards and specifications, must be fully cured (at least 45 days) and without hydrostatic pressure. Flooring must be acclimated per manufacturer’s guidelines. When used as a concrete moisture vapor barrier, substrate must be porous per ASTM F3191. 

Application Instructions

This product may only be used as a wet-set adhesive. Follow flooring manufacturer’s guidelines for layout, design, and any special precautions for installation.  

  1. Spread adhesive using 1/32” deep x 1/16” wide x 1/32” apart, U-Notch trowel as pictured below. Adhesive ridges
  2. Install flooring per the instructions below dependent upon desired application method.

LVT Products: 

  1. Install the flooring into the wet adhesive after 10-15 minutes of open time.
  2. Immediately roll the planks / tiles to embed them into the adhesive while it is still viable using a Crain 333 hand roller or similar extension roller to control the downward pressure and prevent adhesive bleed up.
  3. Make certain to eliminate any trapped air pockets.
  4. Working time is approximately 45 min under acceptable temperature and humidity conditions.
  5. Periodically lift flooring material to verify proper transfer of adhesive.

Stair Treads:

  1. Install flooring or stair treads immediately after adhesive is spread.
  2. Working time is approximately 45 min under acceptable temperature and humidity conditions.
  3. Periodically lift flooring material to verify proper transfer of adhesive
  4. Roll and cross roll floor with a 75-100 lbs (34-45 kg) roller at the end of the installation to ensure proper transfer of adhesive.
  5. Wait a minimum of 1 hour, but no more than 2 hours, after the installation to roll and cross roll floor.

Cleaning Instructions: 
While product is still wet, use a damp cloth and water to remove. While product is still soft: use an adhesive remover/stripper, denatured alcohol, or mineral spirits. Always check compatibility on a piece of scrap flooring.

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Updated on October 18, 2023