Titebond 811 Advantage Wood Flooring Adhesive

Titebond® 811 Advantage Urethane Wood Flooring Adhesive is ideal for the installation of all wood parquet, engineered and solid plank flooring and cork underlayment. It is a moisture-resistant adhesive that offers enhanced strength development and an exceptional final bond. Additionally, Titebond 811 Advantage is specifically formulated for use with Titebond Moisture Control Systems. This premium adhesive provides the installer with options of using the “wet lay” or “flash” methods of installation. The combination of enhanced green grab, excellent strength development, and the ability to use with Titebond Moisture Control Systems gives the installer a true “Advantage” over traditional urethane wood flooring adhesives.

  • Excellent strength development
  • Enhanced green grab
  • Versatile installation method options
  • Mold and mildew resistant
  • Specifically designed for use with Titebond Moisture Control Systems

Revised September 2017

Product Features

Physical Properties

Type Urethane Calculated VOC 65 g/L
Color Brown Weight Per Gallon 12.4 lbs.
Solids 95% Flashpoint > 200°F (Pensky-Martens Closed Cup)
Viscosity 100,000 cps Freeze/thaw Stability Not affected by freezing
Storage Life 1 year in tightly closed container

Trowel recommendations and coverage

Floor Type Trowel Size Coverage
All parquets measuring less than 3/4" thick in thickness 1/8" x 1/8" x 1/8" Square-notch Approximately 65 sq.ft. per gallon
All engineered flooring 3/16" x 1/4" x 1/2" c-c V-notch Approximately 50 sq.ft. per gallon
Solid flooring with a width and bamboo with a width less than 3" and measuring 5/8" or less in thickness 3/16" x 1/4" x 1/2" c-c V-notch Approximately 50 sq. ft. per gallon
Solid flooring and bamboo with a width greater than 3" and measuring 5/8" or less in thickness, and 3/4" shorts 3/16" x 3/16" x 3/16" Square notch Approximately 35 sq. ft. per gallon
Cork underlayment 1/16" x 1/16" x 1/16" Square notch Approximately 125 to 185 sq. ft. per gallon

Specifications Guide
Type of Flooring / Flooring Thickness: Jobsite / Subfloor:
  • All parquets measuring less than 3/4” thick
  • All engineered flooring
  • Solid wood flooring measuring 5/8” or less in thickness
  • Bamboo flooring
  • 3/4” solid shorts (less than 24”)
  • 5/8” plywood (2’x8’ or 4’x4’)
  • New, old or existing concrete, properly treated light weight concrete
  • Below-grade concrete
  • Plywood
  • OSB (oriented strand board)
  • Radiant heated slabs
  • Clean and unwaxed vinyl/cork

Application Guidelines

Subfloor Preparation All substrates must be clean, dry, structurally sound, properly cured and free of dirt, oil, paint, old adhesive, wax, sealers and curing agents. General scouring with 20 grit or #3 1/2 open-coat sandpaper will remove most compounds. All loose materials must be vacuumed from the surface after scouring. The subfloor must be flat to a tolerance of 3/16” in a 10’ radius. Hollow spots, popping spots and squeaks are related to unevenness in the subfloor. Grinding concrete floors is preferred over the use of filling compounds. If filling/flattening compounds are used, they must be Portland-based cementitious material and have a compressive strength equal to or greater than 3000 psi when cured. When using cementitious materials, they must be rated for the moisture content in the concrete slab. Always use the highest rated materials for moisture because the moisture levels will change. Consult the cementitious manufacturer’s application directions. Use of adhesive over light weight concrete and all gypsum-based materials requires the use of an approved concrete primer prior to application of adhesive. Remove all existing base, shoe molding and door thresholds prior to continuing the installation. All door casings must be undercut with either a jamb saw or a hand saw. Use a piece of the flooring as a guide to determine the thickness needed.

Flooring Installation Titebond 811 Advantage can be installed using the “wet lay” or “flashed” methods, depending on your preference and the environment of your installation. In the “wet lay” method you do not flash the adhesive. Once the adhesive has been troweled, the wood flooring may be installed immediately into the wet adhesive. To reduce slippage, secure the first starter row with Titebond Tape. Remaining planks must be placed firmly into adhesive. Planks which are not flat should be weighted for several hours. In the wet lay method, you should not work on top of the wood. The “flashed”* method is when the adhesive is allowed to flash for the recommended amount of time prior to installing the wood flooring. While using this method, you are advised to trowel out larger sections of the room so that you spend most of your time laying wood rather than flashing adhesive. Be careful not to exceed 811 Advantage’s open time of 90 minutes and do not trowel more adhesive than you can comfortably cover with the flooring in 90 minutes.

* The recommended flash time for Titebond 811 Advantage is 30 minutes, depending upon subfloor moisture and humidity.

Re-sealing and Re-opening Partial Pail Scrape sides of pail (this will aid in removal of adhesive later). Place plastic trash bag over unused adhesive, working out any air pockets. Replace lid on pail and tightly seal. Upon re-opening pail, remove trash bag. Material should be ready for use.

Gluing Plywood Over Concrete 1. Use 5/8" CD Exposure 1 Plywood subfloor panels, 4' x 8' sheets; cut sheets into 2' x 8' or 4' x 4' sections
2. Score the back of the panels half the thickness of the panel on a 12" x 12" grid in order to relieve tension in plywood
3. Use a 1/4" x 1/4" square-notched trowel to apply adhesive to concrete
4. Lay sections in a staggered joint pattern in the adhesive, with 1/8" spacing between sheets, and 3/4" minimum expansion space at walls and all vertical obstructions
5. Add weight as necessary to ensure adhesive remains in contact with plywood as it cures
6. Allow adhesive to dry overnight before proceeding with flooring installation

Cleanup As the pre-finished flooring is being installed, immediately wipe any wet adhesive from the flooring, tools and equipment with mineral spirits. Do not allow adhesive to cure on surface of the flooring, tools or equipment. Follow solvent manufacturer’s directions when working with solvents. For specific cleaning instructions, call Franklin Technical Service at 1.800.347.4583.

CAUTION: Do not sand, scour or abrade any material that is suspected of containing asbestos fibers. Asbestos is known to cause cancer. Federal law requires that asbestos be handled by a licensed and certified hazardous materials contractor.

* The recommended flash time for Titebond 811 Advantage Urethane Wood Flooring Adhesive is 30 minutes, depending upon subfloor moisture and humidity. Specific questions regarding "flash time" should be directed to Franklin Technical Service at 1.800.347.4583.


Titebond 811 Advantage may be used for above-, on- and below-grade applications and on all substrates listed in this specification guide. All applications are susceptible to moisture and should be tested for moisture prior to installation in several locations within the installation area.

Acceptable conditions of concrete for above-, on- and below-grade applications are: Acceptable conditions of wood substrates are a moisture reading of less than 12% or be no more than 4% different from the flooring being installed when using a Tramex, Delmhorst or equivalent wood moisture meter. If subfloor moisture conditions do not meet above guidelines at the time of flooring installation, or they could exceed them at any time after installation, then a Titebond Moisture Control System should be used.

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Caution Statements

WARNING: EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT. POTENTIAL SKIN AND RESPIRATORY SENSITIZER. Contains residual isocyanates. Individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions should avoid exposure to vapors from uncured product. Prolonged or repeated skin exposure may cause skin irritation and sensitization or allergic reaction. Do not swallow or allow eye contact. First Aid: If skin contact occurs, wash affected area with soap and flowing water. If irritation persists or allergic reactions develop, seek medical attention. If adverse respiratory effects occur, remove individual to fresh air and seek medical attention. If eye contact occurs flush with water for 15 minutes, seek medical attention. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting, seek medical attention. For additional information, refer to Safety Data Sheet. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

Ordering Information

Part No.SizeWeightUPCCase UPCUnits Per PackagePackages Per Pallet
17842Cartridge Gun - 20oz Sausage3.00039922666001 630
277252 - 0.75 Gallon Pouches / Box37.1303708327725810037083277255244
27734 - 0.75 Gallon Pouches / Box36.05037083027730 148
2774220 Oz. Sausage40.00037083277425 2044
27793.5 Gallon Pail46.64037083027792 136

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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