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E-Grip Evolve Flooring Adhesive

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Product Description

E-Grip Evolve flooring adhesive is a high-performance adhesive designed specifically for installing flooring Iso-Step® 2mm and 5mm rubber acoustic underlayments to flooring substrates. This premium adhesive works especially well when installing Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) tiles and planks with rubber floor underlayments. With its strong, durable, moisture-resistant and alkali-resistant bond, it is ideal for commercial applications. E-Grip Evolve has an excellent open time, develops strength quickly, performs well under rolling loads and resists indentation. Its low volatile organic content makes it ideal for use in occupied buildings.


  • Strong bond with Iso-Step® Floor Underlayment 2mm and 5mm thicknesses (E-Grip III flooring adhesive is required for 10mm and 12mm thicknesses)
  • For use with installing Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
  • No Mixing required
  • Easy to trowel and easy clean up
  • Resistant to indentation
  • Plasticizer migration resistance
  • Low VOC formula meets SCAQMD (South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 1168)
  • CRI Green Label Plus Certified

Technical Information for E-Grip Evolve Flooring Adhesive

  • Size: 4 gallon
  • Adhesive Type: Vinyl Acrylic Polymer
  • Color: Off-White
  • Intended Use: Flooring adhesive for interior installations
  • Antimicrobial: Yes
  • VOC Content: 0.28 lbs. / gal
  • Consistency: Creamy
  • Density: 8.3 lbs. / gal
  • Flashpoint: > 212 degrees F
  • Maximum Relative Humidity: 80% RH diminishing (ASTM F1869)
  • MVER: 5 lbs. diminishing
  • Freeze / Thaw: Protect from freezing
  • PH: 7 to 9
  • Shelf Life: 2 years stored at 73 degrees F

Suitable Substrates

Exterior grade plywood, Group 1, type CC or other approved wood underlayments per manufacturers recommendations. Concrete and properly prepared cement terazzo. Portland-based self-leveling underlayments and patching compounds. Embossing levelers applied over existing, properly prepared and dully bonded ceramic tile and fully bonded VCT (Limit 1 layer). For Iso-Step® 2mm and 5mm thicknesses, properly prepared and primed gypsum underlayments that meet the ASTM F2419 requirements for compressive strength. Contact flooring manufacturers for complete guidelines on suitable substrates.

Surface Prep:

All substrates must be clean, structurally sound, dry, solid and stable. Substrate should be clean and free of dust, dirt, oil, grease, paint, curing agents, concrete seals, loosely bonded toppings, loose particles, and old adhesive residue per the ASTM F-710 standards. All surfaces must be level, even, flat and smooth per the flooring manufacturers recommendations.

Flooring Trowel Size Trowel Type Approximate Coverage
Luxury Vinyl Tile, Luxury Vinyl Plank,
Iso-Step® Rubber Underlayment
1/16″ x 1/16″ x 1/16″ Square notch 100 to 125 sq. ft/gal
1/32″ x 1/16″ x 1/32″ U-notch 150 to 200  sq. ft/gal
Coverage shown is for estimating purposes only.
Actual job site coverage may vary according to substrate conditions and setting practices.


Application Characteristics
Material Flash Time* Working Time**
Over Porous Substrates
 Permanent Bonding (Rubber) 0 min. 30 min.
Permanent Bonding (LVT)  15-30 min.
OR until adhesive valley is clear
and adhesive ridges are wet to the touch
 15-30 min.
   Over Non-Porous Substrates
 Permanent Bonding (Rubber) 0 min. 30-45 min.
Permanent Bonding (LVT) 30-45 min.
OR until adhesive valley is clear
and adhesive ridges are wet to the touch
30-45 min.

*Flash Time: The amount of time recommended for the adhesive to remain
exposed to the air and still effectively bond to the floor covering.
**Working Time: The maximum amount of time that an adhesive can remain
exposed to the air and still effectively bond to the floor covering.
NOTE: Flash and working times may vary based on temperature, humidity,
substrate porosity, trowel size and job site conditions.


  • Do not install over substrates containing asbestos
  • For interior installation only
  • Do not apply over existing adhesive residue
  • Use only when substrate temperature is between 65 degrees F and 90 degrees F
  • Protect from freezing
  • Follow flooring manufacturer’s instructions for installation and substrate preparation

For more information on our E-Grip Evolve Flooring Adhesive,
call us at 800.782.5742 or contact our sales department.

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