EnviroSTIX™

The New Standard in Resilient Flooring Adhesives

Think Outside the Bucket™


EnviroSTIX™ — a pre-applied, poly-acrylic adhesive system — designed to meet today’s rigorous demands for bond-strength even in the presence of high moisture and/or alkalinity. The stage is set that will allow this “breakthrough” technology to revolutionize the flooring industry by changing the way flooring contractors, general contractors, architects and end users think about installations.

Why EnviroSTIX™?


  • Unsurpassed bonding strength
  • Fast Installation; Immediate Use – NO WAIT TIME TO USE YOUR NEW FLOOR
  • Eliminates need for moisture remediation –
  • Resists Extreme Concrete Moisture Levels – 18+ lbs CaCl and/or 99.0% RH
  • Virtually No VOCs
  • No messy buckets to spill
  • For use with sheet vinyl, vct, rolled rubber, rubber tiles, carpet tiles, sports floors, and virtually any type of specialty flooring.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, EnviroSTIX™ is an innovative and exciting application of an old adhesive technology – double-face tape.

At Base King, we are not fond of the “peel & stick” tag because it connotes a “do-it-yourself” product. EnviroSTIX™ is a product that, in most instances, requires the expertise of highly qualified installers.
For the 1st time in many years, the flooring industry has an adhesive that effectively bonds flooring to substrate in what are considered extreme conditions – moisture, alkalinity and temperature.
Currently the written limits are 18 lbs of moisture for the CaCl test, 99.0% on the relative humidity scale and up to an 11 on the alkalinity scale. The only conditions known to cause problems with adhesion are acidic in nature. Natural and synthetic chemicals such as vinegar, chemical mastic abatement products, muriatic acid, etc. have been found weaken the bond strength of EnviroSTIX™.
Currently the written limits are 18 lbs of moisture for the CaCl test, 99% on the relative humidity scale and up to an 11 on the alkalinity scale. The only conditions known to cause problems with adhesion are acidic in nature. Natural and synthetic chemicals such as vinegar, chemical mastic abatement products, muriatic acid, etc. have been found weaken the bond strength of EnviroSTIX™.
Yes, all installations should utilize the EnviroSTIX® primer system that is sold with the adhesive. If you have to use a different primer we recommend using a premium latex primer such as Ardex P-51, XL Encore Prelude or a comparable premium latex primer. You should contact our main office if you are planning to use a different adhesive as it could affect your bond warranty.
There is no evidence to indicate that EnviroSTIX™ will improve the dimensional stability of a product. Acclimation of all products should be carried out in compliance with the flooring product manufacturer’s written instructions.
No, EnviroSTIX™ will neither prevent nor cause telegraphing of substrate imperfections. The only telegraphing EnviroSTIX™ prevents are trowel marks. Since the installer is no longer troweling down a wet adhesive, there a no trowel marks to telegraph. To date, there is no evidence the scrim in the tape telegraphs through to the face.
Since EnviroSTIX™ is a pre-cured adhesive, there is no realistic working time because the bonding begins to occur immediately. By spraying the adhesive with a fine mist of plain water, the installer will be given 20-30 seconds additional working time. Because EnviroSTIX™ bonds so quickly, it is important for the installer to pre-lay the flooring before he begins to remove the protective paper from the back of flooring product.
Unlike most adhesives, EnviroSTIX™ works very effectively at bonding to existing VCT. It also bonds well to existing finishes. With EnviroSTIX®, there is no need to remove either the old floor tile or the finish on the old floor tile. It is the flooring contractor’s responsibility to determine that the surface on which the new flooring is to be installed is securely bonded. Base King warrants that EnviroSTIX™ will adhere to the surface to which it is attached. If the bond fails on the surface to which it is attached and the surface below it, the responsibility for the failure becomes the liability of the flooring contractor.