When you need to use a strong construction adhesive to bond concrete and wood together, C-TEC has you covered. It is used to create ultra-strong and unbreakable bonds between materials including wood, metal, lead, glass, tiles and concrete. Whilst most builders prefer to use an extra fastener to work with their construction adhesive, this is not necessary when you use CT1 to fix wood to concrete. The formulation is a hybrid polymer that forms a strong elastic bond without shrinking.
Wood is a very porous material, meaning it absorbs water and other moisture into its structure which can be quite a problem for regular construction sealants. These usually were insufficient in this aspect and were unable to provide a secure bond that could withstand the flexible and absorbent nature of the wood. Thankfully, CT1 is water resistant and very flexible, which means it can expand and shrink where required. If you need to use construction adhesive to attach wooden floor boards to concrete, CT1 is the perfect tool.
Using Sealant to Bond Wood and Concrete
Before application, it’s important to ensure that the ground is free from debris and is clean. Loose scraps of paint, dust and other debris should be cleaned in order to achieve seamless attachment between wood and concrete. For vertical bonding applications, you may need to use a more heavy-duty adhesive, such as Power Grab ‘n’ Bond. This structural sealant and adhesive specialises in making secure bonds in heavy weight applications. Concrete is a composite material made by bonding fluid cement and coarse aggregate. The most common type of concrete is asphalt, which is used for road surfaces.
Using CT1 to stick wood to concrete is straightforward. Like most other sealant cartridges, you should cut the nose of the nozzle at your desired dimension. A mastic gun allows for clean and accurate application. For the best possible results, apply this construction sealant on a clean and degreased surface. This can be difficult to achieve without a good quality solvent such as C-TEC’s Multisolve. Multisolve degreases the area and prepares it for the sealant. It’s also used to finish off the joints, leaving you with a smooth and seamless bond.
Why Use CT1?
CT1 is a universal adhesive that bonds to most surfaces. It replaces the need for additional sealants and adhesives, such as acrylic sealants, silicone sealants, P.U adhesives and even butyl rubber sealants. One of the best advantages of using CT1 to bond wood and concrete is the fact that it completes the bond without attacking synthetic material. You can paint over CT1 with most common paints and works in both damp and dry conditions.