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David Nevin01/10/2015 11:38:06
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I have to relay some new parquet flooring tiles I have made out of Mahogany the old tiles were laid with bitumen but have been told that is not allowed in houses anymore can anybody suggest what adhesive to use

Many Thanks

David

Derek Lane02/10/2015 18:55:58
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Not able to answer the question myself, but do you have any flooring companies that lay this type of floor that you can ask or even purchase the adhesive from.

Steven02/10/2015 20:13:56
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What!! bitumen is 'not allowed in houses any more', is this for health and safety reasons or just that alternative (much more expensive) products are now available I wonder.

If it's not allowed, what a shame as it worked a treat as a moisture barrier and adhesive all in one, it's also reasonably cheap to buy.

I did exactly the same thing for myself about five yours ago and used the old fashioned method, it was easy to do and the floor still looks great, I would do the same again but I did make sure that the concrete was sealed as I think this might be why some blocks had lifted.

Steve

David Nevin03/10/2015 10:06:17
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Steve many thanks problem solved will use bitumen

Regards

David

Steven03/10/2015 17:19:22
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Glad to help David, I should point out that this was a personal and not a professional opinion.

David Nevin05/10/2015 10:36:15
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No problem personal advice is always the best

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David

David Nevin18/10/2015 13:23:38
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Steve a bit late with this request but finally made the parquet tiles

What manufactures bitumen did you use if it stuck yours down thats the one I would like to use

Many thanks for your help

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David

Steven18/10/2015 18:07:38
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Hi David, Sorry to say I really can't be sure about that but think I used roofing bitumen as I was doing a temporary fix on my roof at the time and had some left over.

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