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 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, paneling, base shoes, board replacements, transition strips, vertical flooring 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-size rolls of 40 feet–the perfect amount for a typical room.

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

Revised September 2017

Product Features

Physical Properties

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.

Application Guidelines

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. Using a utility knife, slide blade between release liner and tape to separate. Peel liner completely from 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.

Board Replacements

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. Using a utility knife, slide blade between release liner and tape to separate. Peel liner completely from tape, install the replacement board in the exact position and apply strong downward pressure. Titebond Tape will hold the board firmly in place.

Trims, Bullnoses, Reducers, T-moldings, Base boards, Base Shoes and Baby Thresholds

Installation area subfloor and desired trim must be clean and free from all debris that may deter adhesion. Apply tape to desired location for trim, molding, etc., or place tape on trim and cut around tape to fit your trim piece if necessary. Remove the tape’s liner. Using a utility knife, slide blade between release liner and tape to separate. Peel liner completely from tape. To secure trim, apply downward pressure when desired placement is achieved.

Paneling, Vertical Flooring and Other Applications

Clean area to be free of dust and dirt. Substrates must be flat. Recommended coverage: a half inch of tape should be applied for every square inch of material. Place tape on substrate. Using a utility knife, slide blade between release liner and tape to separate. Peel liner completely from tape. Place substrate in exact position and apply pressure.


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. It should not be used on waxed or coated OSB or cork.

Caution Statements

Not applicable.

Ordering Information

Part No.SizeWeightUPCCase UPCUnits Per PackagePackages Per Pallet
163201 Roll0.50037083163209100370837632061245

Important Notice: Our recommendations, if any, for the use of this product are based on tests believed to be reliable. Since the use of this product is beyond the control of the manufacturer, no guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to such use or effects incidental to such use, handling or possession or the results to be obtained, whether in accordance with the directions or claimed so to be. The manufacturer expressly disclaims responsibility therefore. Furthermore, nothing contained herein shall be construed as a recommendation to use any product in conflict with existing laws and/or patents covering any material or use.
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