Linoleum Installation System
S-780 Linoleum Adhesive
S-761 Seam Adhesive
• Plan the layout: Seams should fall at least 6” away
from the Subfloor/Underlayment joints. Do not
install over expansion joints.
• Cut pieces to the proper length, allowing enough
material at each end to flash 1 ½” up the walls for
• Fit piece #1 by Pattern Scribing or Straight
Scribing methods and position in the room.
Prepare the seam by trimming the factory seam edge using a straight
edge or the S-33 Edge Trimmer. If using a straight edge, hold the
knife at a 90º angle.
Using the S-33 Edge Trimmer is quicker, easier and more
accurate than hand cutting.
S-33 Edge Trimmer
Draw a pencil line on the subfloor at the trimmed factory edge.
The pencil line will act as a starting or stopping point while
applying the adhesive, and as a guide if repositioning the material
is necessary after the Linoleum has been placed into the adhesive.
Overlap Piece #1 with Piece #2 approximately ½” to 1”. Do
not overlay too far as it may result in shading issues.
Tube or Lap?
The shape of the room may dictate whether you Tube or Lap
the material to expose the subfloor.
(note location of logo)
(note location of logo)
Starting at the lap point and working toward the end wall, apply the
S-780 Linoleum Adhesive over the entire exposed subfloor area
using the regular notching of the S-891 Trowel. Do Not apply the
adhesive past the pencil line.
Regular trowel notching 1/16” deep, 1/16” wide, 3/32” apart.
Allow the recommended open time before placing the material into
Porous Substrates: up to 10 min.
Non-Porous Substrates: 10-20 min.
After placing the material into the adhesive use a 100 lb roller to
roll the Linoleum. Start in the center of the Linoleum working
toward the edges and roll in both directions. Stay 6” to 12” from
the seam. Do Not roll the seam at this point.
Carefully lap Piece #2 back halfway to expose the subfloor.
Apply adhesive over the exposed substrate and up to the
edge of Piece #1.
Lay piece #2 into the adhesive. Starting in the middle of Piece
#2 roll the material in both directions using a 100 lb roller
(staying approximately 6” to 12” away from the seam area).
Do Not roll up to the seam edge at this time.
Use the S-83 Recess Scribing Tool to recess scribe all seams net.
Insert a piece of scrap material beneath the scribe mark (under
Piece #2 and overlaying Piece #1). With the scrap on the same
side as the cutting hand, cut the seam at a 90 degree angle. Be
sure to hold the knife blade straight up and down.
Apply a 1/8” bead of the S-761 Linoleum Seam Adhesive
along the seam edge of Piece #1 using the applicator bottle.
Tuck the edge of Piece #2 into place against Piece #1.
As Piece #2 is being tucked into place the S-761 Seam
Adhesive will ooze at the seam area.
Clean adhesive residue from the surface of the flooring using
a clean, white cloth dampened with water.
Remove burr at the seam by carefully skiving with the back
of the S-92 Knife.
Roll the seam into place using the S-77 Hand Roller.
At this point roll the entire floor in both directions, using the
100 lb roller.
• Residential Linoleum is not a no-wax floor
like vinyl – it requires different
• Wait 2-3 days before beginning
• Damp mop with Armstrong Genuine
Linoleum Floor Cleaner - do not use Once
• When exposed to high-traffic areas and/or
staining agents, a stain-resistant sealer is
• After initial cleaning, apply 2-3 coats of
Armstrong Genuine Linoleum Floor Polish
Ongoing floor care:
• Sweep or vacuum regularly
• Use walk-off mats at outside entrances
• Avoid excessive amounts of liquid during
• When necessary, strip the floor and reapply
coats of polish
• Use Armstrong products specifically designed
for Armstrong Genuine Linoleum
Genuine linoleum is made from natural raw materials…products
with harsh alkalis or high pH (such as ammonia) should be