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Forum topic by Steve Kreins posted 02-23-2014 03:01 PM 3282 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Steve Kreins

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02-23-2014 03:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question gluing rubberwood

I’m building a front load washer and dryer pedestal for my wife. I bought some 1/8 rubber mat material and didn’t think to buy any contact cement. FYI the mat is to dampen any vibration and reduce noise, also added protection against moisture..

QUESTION: Would Titebond II be OK to use or should I wait until I can get some contact cement? Or is there a better way to attach it?It’s area is 60×32.

Thanks as always for the help!

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#1 posted 02-23-2014 03:05 PM

I doubt that TB II will do…...

Contact cement should work, depends on the type of rubber. I would roughen up the rubber mat with sandpaper before gluing. Superglue also bonds rubber well.

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#2 posted 02-23-2014 03:12 PM


Where are you putting the rubber mat? Between the pedestal and washer/dryer or between the floor and the pedestal?

First, letʻs assume you are putting it between the pedestal and the washer/dryer. I wouldnʻt use the whole mat since each machine only has 4 feet that will make contact with the pedestal. I would think a 4 inch square for each foot would do. I would also opt out for contact cement or spray adhesive. You could also use double-sided fiber reinforced indoor-outdoor carpet tape.

Iʻm so cheap, I would have cut up some old mouse pads (of which I have a lot from trade shows back in the 80ʻs) and use those too.

Hope this helps.

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#3 posted 02-23-2014 03:13 PM

I have never done anything like this, but I wonder if you could just nail or screw the perimeter w/o the glue.

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#4 posted 02-23-2014 04:49 PM

Try the Titebond in a sample setting. You don’t need much adhesion in that application.

Another approach would be construction adhesive applied with a notched trowel.



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