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Three Titebond Adhesives Recommended for Subfloors Pass Rigorous ASTM Testing for Key Specification

Titebond Fast Set, Heavy Duty and Subfloor construction adhesives all meet the requirements for ASTM D3498-19, the construction industry’s most stringent, critical subfloor adhesive specification. Adhesives that pass D3498-19 are tested and proven to help contractors install structurally sound subfloors.

Contractors have good reason to trust Titebond construction adhesives for use in framing subfloors: Three products Titebond recommends for that application have passed rigorous testing for ASTM D3498-19 – the construction industry’s key specification for subfloor adhesives.

The Titebond trio includes Titebond Fast Set™ Polyurethane Construction Adhesive, Titebond Solvent-Based Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive and Titebond Solvent-Based Subfloor Adhesive. All three products also are covered under Titebond’s comprehensive warranty program, offering the industry’s longest coverage periods on adhesives for subfloor applications. The program ensures against any squeaking or popping sounds for 25 years, 50 years or over the lifetime of the installation, far surpassing the coverage periods of other warranties on adhesives for the same application.

The three adhesives that pass D3498

ASTM D3498-19 is the most recent version of the D3498 specification that covers minimum performance standards and test requirements for gap-filling construction adhesives used to bond wood structural panels made of plywood or OSB to wood-based floor system framing, particularly dimension lumber or wood I-joists. To earn this specification, an adhesive must meet or exceed testing in four critical areas:

  • Minimum strength requirements on dry, wet and frozen lumber
  • Ability to fill a gap of 1/8 inch and maintain a minimum strength on dry lumber
  • Minimum strength after submersion in water
  • Durability based on flexibility and brittleness

According to its website, ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards developing organizations in the world. The not-for-profit organization provides a forum for the development and publication of international voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services.

The three products recommended for framing subfloors are among a broad offering of Titebond wood glues, construction adhesives and sealants as well as flooring adhesives and related products, for construction professionals or DIYers/hobbyists who want to use pro-quality formulations. More information on these products is available at



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