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Carpet Tile Tackifier

SF200 is a single component, white waterborne liquid adhesive, which dries to a clear, permanently tacky film.

SF200 has a multitude of uses, but has been specifically developed for use on:

  • release bonding of Hexphalte/ Bitumen backed carpet tiles
  • some grades of PVC backed carpet tiles and thermoplastic hot melt backed tiles
  • underfelts.
  • Solvent free
  • Non-flammable
  • Meets existing low VOC requirements
  • Can be used on impervious surfaces
  • Suitable for metal access flooring


Site conditions MUST comply with British Standards CP 102, BS 8203, BS 5325 and supplementary specifications.

  • The surfaces must be sound, clean, dry and free from oil, grease, paint, dust and other contaminants liable to impair adhesion.
  • Concrete and sand/cement screeds must be fully cured and free from laitance.
  • Direct to earth subfloors must incorporate an efficient damp proof membrane.
  • Underfloor heating must have been fully commissioned as per manufacturers instructions and must be switched off 48 hours before and during installation. The heating should be switched on 48 hours after completion but then only gradually as per the commissioning schedule. Consult the Technical Department for a full specification.

Very porous or dusty surfaces should be primed with a thin coat of SF200 Carpet Tile Tackifier adhesive.


  • The adhesive must be thoroughly stirred before use.
  • Spread a uniform coating of the adhesive using either a roller or brush and allow to dry until it takes
    on a clear appearance, when the adhesive become tacky.
  • Carpet tiles should be placed into the tacky film of adhesive, press firmly from the centre outwards to exclude air and to ensure overall contact.
  • During the curing period, the adhesive must be kept free of dust and be undisturbed until the floor covering is placed in position.
  • Remove and replace existing tiles.
  • The back of the carpet tiles which have to be lifted and replaced should be coated with SF200 Carpet Tile Tackifier and allowed to dry before placing into position.
  • The subfloor must be free of all contaminants and loose particles.

For full application information, refer to product data sheet or contact tremco illbruck customer services on 01942 251400

Technical data


CompositionA white acrylic polymer emulsion
Open Time/Workability
(at +20°C)
30 - 60 minutes on non-absorbent substrates
15 - 25 minutes on cementitious screeds
Specific Gravity0.98 - 1.02
Flash PointNone
Application Temperature Range+4°C to +30°C
Service Temperature-20°C to +60°C
CoverageUp to 135 m² per 15 litre unit
Dry Tack TimeUp to 4 hours
StorageStore between +5°C and +30°C
Shelf Life12 months from manufacturing date, when stored
as recommended in original unopened container
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