Nafco / Domco Vinyl Strip Flooring — Exhausting ordeal
We recently bought Nafco / Domco vinyl strips and laid them in our bathroom. When we purchased the strips, the person where we purchased them from ask what type of floor we had down and I told him solarium. He said it would be ok to lay the strips over our existing floor.
He did not have the glue recommended on the box but sold us SAFOT 380. We used the 1/16" X 1/16" X 1/16" trowl so we would not get the glue too thick. That has been two weeks ago and the floor feels tacky and glue continues to come up through the cracks. We were gone for three days, but after a few trips across the floor, the glue started surfacing again.
I spoke with him about the problem we were having and he said it was a reaction between our existing floor and the glue. I have mopped the floor with mild soapy water (after waiting the recommended time)several times a day, trying to keep the glue from tracking all over the house. It has been a very exhausting ordeal, not to mention the anguish.
Please advise us what you feel the problem is, and if it is the wrong glue for this type of flooring, what can to be done to remedy the problem and compensate us for the work and anguish we have endured.
Thank you in advance for your help.