The strength and solidity of outdoor flooring are essential components of any building project. When installing decking, whether it be with wood or composite lumber, a quality decking adhesive can make a real difference in ensuring longevity and stability of the structure. Supplementing nails, screws, and other traditional fasteners with a deck adhesive is a great way to achieve stronger and more durable results over time.
There are a number of deck components that can benefit from the use of a construction adhesive, including stairs, skirting, baseboards, fascia, railings, and decorative caps and trim. It is important to select the construction adhesive with the right performance characteristics for these various applications. The adhesive must be strong enough to remain durable over time, but also provide enough elasticity to absorb the regular movement, impact, and potential shrinkage some flooring materials may face over time.
For a decking adhesive with a powerful, permanent bond, try LePage® PL® 400 Subfloor & Deck Construction Adhesive, which sets fast and is ideal for exterior decking installations in all types of environmental conditions, including bonding wet and frozen lumber. The adhesive also prevents uneven flooring, bridges gaps between surfaces to help eliminate squeaks, and reduces the use of nails and fasteners. When using the proper decking construction adhesive, the result is a stronger & sturdier deck that will hold up for the long haul!