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Titebond Wood Flooring Tape


Based on proprietary adhesive technology, Titebond® Tape provides a strong, permanent bond to nearly any subfloor material, including concrete, primed lightweight concrete, OSB and plywood. It is also compatible with Titebond 531 Moisture Control Systems. Titebond Tape should be used in conjunction with wood flooring starter rows, finish rows under toe kicks, baseboards, base shoes, board replacements, transition strips and all trim pieces.

The double-sided foam tape is easy-to-use and saves time with engineered wood and solid wood flooring installations. It greatly reduces time nailing and filling holes. The initial bond strength is aggressive and gains additional strength over time and with exposure to moisture and humidity (from the subfloor, the wood flooring and the air). Titebond Tape is available in two inch-side rolls of 40 feet–the perfect amount for a typical room.

  • Ideal for all types of flooring installations
  • Builds full strength in 72 hours
  • Strong initial tack
  • Greatly reduces time nailing and filling holes

Revised February 2014

  • Acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive technology designed to form a strong, permanent bond

  • Easy to use, double-sided foam tape for excellent line-to-line fit

  • Two inch width is ideal for most board sizes

  • Designed for starter rows, toe kicks, baseboards, board replacements and transition strips

  • Works well on trims like bullnoses, reducers, t-moldings, and baby thresholds

  • Builds aggressive strength even when exposed to moisture and humidity

  • Adhesive performs well in a variety of temperatures and conditions–excellent heat and solvent resistance

  • Bond strength is dependent on the amount of adhesive-to-surface contact developed

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Storage / Shelf Life
Shelf life is four years when stored at 64-72°F (18-22°C) / 30-70% relative humidity, out of direct sunlight and in original packaging.

Starter Rows

Subfloor must be flat, dry and structurally sound. Titebond Tape can be used on both concrete and wood subfloors. On the starting wall, measure six inches in from the corners of the room. This will assure that the measurement is from the straightest part of the wall. Measure out from the wall the width of board, tongue and proper expansion space (width measurement is not needed if installing flooring with tongue toward installer). Next, snap chalk from point to point.
Important - Make sure subfloor is clean of chalk dust or any other foreign substance that may inhibit the tape’s bond.

Install Titebond Tape on the subfloor, ensuring that it is parallel with the flooring. If installing anything that is four inches or wider, add subsequent rows to match width of product. Pre-cut your boards to the length of the wall, rip as necessary. Allow last board to be cut in length. Remove the liner on Titebond Tape. Place first board on tape gently, carefully aligning the board on chalk line. Any harsh downward force will make board unmovable, because of the tape’s strong initial tack. If satisfied with placement, apply strong downward pressure and install starter row. Spread adhesive and install the next rows, while pressing on the starter row without concern for shifting or moving.


Replacement Boards

Identify the board to be replaced, and surround the board with blue tape to identify the cutting margins. Remove the board as normal, and clean all debris from the subfloor. Be sure to clean out the tongue and grooves remaining on the floor accepting the board replacement.

Next, prepare the replacement boards. Apply the tape to clean subfloor parallel to the direction of replacement board. Lightly place the replacement board to determine if the tape is too thick, causing the replacement board to lift above the installed flooring. Use tool to lift and remove replacement board after the test is complete. If the tape causes replacement board to lift above installed flooring, plane or sand the back of board. Remove the tape liner, install the replacement board and apply strong downward pressure. Titebond Tape will hold the board firmly in place.


Trims - Bullnoses, Reducers, T-moldings and Baby Thresholds

Installation area subfloor and desired trim must be clean and free from all debris that may deter adhesion. Apply Titebond Tape to trim, and cut around tape to fit your trim piece. Remove the tape’s liner. To secure trim, apply downward pressure when final positioning is achieved.


Base Boards and Base Shoes

The surface to which base board or base shoe is applied should be a surface that is not suitable for nails. Ensure that surface is as straight as possible. Pre-measure and cut all baseboards and base shoes to desired length. Apply Titebond Tape to the back of installation base board or base shoe. Important - All surfaces must be dry and free of dust and foreign objects before applying. Remove the tape’s liner and ensure base board or base shoe is in final position before applying pressure. To secure, apply strong downward pressure to base board or base shoe.


Important Notice: Titebond Tape has been tested for the applications described in this document. It should NOT be used as “blue tape” to temporarily hold wood planks in place.
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Part No.SizeWeight(lbs.)UPCCase UPCUnits Per PackagePackages Per Pallet
163201 Roll0.50037083163209100370837632061245
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