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Trowel Selection Chart

Always use the flooring manufacturer s recommended trowel! manufacturer's

Updated September 2009 September,

A blue shaded cell with an order number in bold type is a stocked item An order number in a non shaded cell is a special order item item. non-shaded item. model. trowels. An order number shown with " " denotes the trowel notch is also stocked in a LEFT handed model Add " -LH " to the order number for left-handed trowels

Professional Grade Trowels

Disposable Removable Blade Type Towel

Gund. #1022 683-TH 683 TH Plastic H dl Pl ti Handle

4 9 4" x 9" Carbon Steel

Trowel Notch Dimensions

For V ( Flat V") U and Square Notched Trowels: ("Flat V ), Apart Width of N t h x D th of N t h x S f Notch Depth f Notch Space A t

Blade Size Orcon Ergonomic E i

4 1/2 11" 4-1/2" x 11 Carbon Steel

Attached Blade

Gundlach #4 Wood Handle W d H dl

4 1/2 10 1/2 4-1/2" x 10-1/2" Carbon Steel

Gundlach #9 Ultigrip Handle Ulti i H dl

4 1/2 11 1/2 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" High C b Hi h Carbon Spring Steel

Amco Professional P f i l

4 1/2 11 1/2 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" Blue Spring Steel

Gundlach Versablade 681-TH 681 TH 682-TH 682 TH

4 1/2 11 1/2 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" High Carbon Spring Steel

For Saw-Tooth Notched Trowels: Saw Tooth Width of Notch x Depth of Notch p

Material

Type of Flooring

Textured-Back Slightly Textured Back

Jute, Thin Needle Punch & Smooth Backed Carpets , p

Notch Size & Type W x D x S.A.

3/32 x 3/32 x 3/32 V-Notch 1/8 x 1/8 x 1/16 V Notch V-Notch 1/8 x 3/32 x 1/8 U-Notch U Notch 1/8 x 3/16 x 1/8 U-Notch UN t h 1/8 x 1/8 x 1/8 U-Notch 1/8 x 1/8 x 1/16 U Notch U-Notch 1/8 x 3/16 x 1/8 U-Notch U Notch

Approximate Coverage per Gallon *

110-120 110 120 Ft 12-13 Yd2 12 13 90-108 Ft 90 108 90-108 Ft 45-55 45 55 Ft 5-6 Yd

2 2 2

# 10 681 TH 10-681-TH

(Handle Only)

# 10 682 TH 10-682-TH

(Handle Only)

# 10 683 TH 10-683-TH

(Handle Only)

n/a n/a 10-13145 10-13147 n/a n/a 10-13147

2

10-4-RCA 10-4-FOW 10 4 FOW 10-4-KTA 10-4-DGD 10-4-DGR n/a 10-4-DGD G 10-4-FCA 10-4-FFA 10-4-WHA 10 4 WHA 10-4-FFA 10-4-FCA n/a 10-4-WHA (10-530H) (10 530H) 10-4-FFA 10-4-FCA

10-9U-RCA 10-9U-FOW 10 9U FOW

10-B-13S 10-B-11S 10 B 11S

10-680-RCA (Blade Only) 10-680-FOW 10 680 FOW (Blade Only) 10-680-KTA (Blade Only) O 10-680-DGD ( (Blade Only) y) 10-680-DGR (Blade Only)

10-1022-RCA 10-1022-FOW 10 1022 FOW 10-1022-KTA n/a n/a n/a n/a / 10-1022-FCA 10-1022-FFA n/a 10-1022-FFA 10-1022-FCA n/a n/a 10-1022-FFA 10-1022-FCA

Moderately Textured-Back M d ly T dB k

Polypropylene (ActionBac) Jute Latex Foam & Rubber (ActionBac), Jute, Backed Needle Punch Hot Melt (Unibond) and most Backed, Punch, Hot-Melt Latex Unitary Carpets L t U it C t

10-12 10 12 Yd2

2

10-12 10 12 Yd2

2

10-9U-KTA 10-9U-DGD

Heavily Textured-Back

CARPET CAR T

Woven C W Carpets ­ A i t & Wilt t Axminster Wilton

Double-Stick Double Stick Installations

p p (many unitary carpets and some other y y p For carpet-to-pad ( double stick carpets are not suitable for the double-stick method of installation consult with mill) Select the trowel that installation, mill). provides 100% adhesive t id dh i transfer. f

70-80 2 70 80 Ft 89 2 8-9 Yd 45-55 Ft2 5-6 5 6 Yd2 45 55 45-55 Ft 5-6 2 5 6 Yd 200-225 200 225 Ft 22-25 Yd 21 24 21-24 Yd

2 2 2

10-9U-DGR n/a 10-9U-DGD G 10-9U-FCA 10 9U FCA

(left-handed (l ft h d d available) il bl )

10 B 19S 10-B-19S

n/a 10-680-DGD ( G (Blade Only) O )

Carpet Tile - Permanent Install

Coverage shown i based on f ll C h is b d full-spread application. d li ti

1/16 x 1/16 x 1/16 Sq. Notch S N t h 1/16 x 1/32 x 1/32 U-Notch 1/16 x 1/32 x 5/64 U Notch U-Notch 1/16 x 1/32 x 1/32 U-Notch U Notch 1/16 x 1/16 x 1/16 Sq. Notch S N t h 1/16 x 1/16 x 3/32 U-Notch 1/16 x 1/32 x 5/64 U-Notch U Notch

10-13146 n/a 10-13148 10 13148 n/a / 10-13146

2

10-B-6S 10-B-3S

10-680-KTA ( (Blade Only) y) 10-680-FFA (Blade Only) 10-680-WHA 10 680 WHA (Blade Only)

Carpet Tile - Releasable Install

Coverage shown is based on full-spread application. g p pp

190-215 190 215 Ft

2

10-9U-FFA 10-9U-WHA 10 9U WHA

225-275 Ft2 25-31 25 31 Yd2 190 215 190-215 Ft 21-24 2 21 24 Yd 140-160 140 160 Ft 16-18 Yd

2 2 2

V YL SHEET VINYL SHEET

Mineral F lt B k d H Vinyl Mi l Felt-Backed, Homogeneous Vi l or Vinyl Backed Vinyl-Backed Sheet Goods

10-9U-FFA 10-9U-FCA 10 9U FCA

(left-handed (l ft h d d available) il bl )

10-B-3S S 10-B-6S

10-680-FFA ( (Blade Only) O ) 10-680-FCA (Blade Only) ( y) n/a 10-680-WHA 10 680 WHA (Blade Only) 10-680-FFA ( (Blade Only) O )

125-150 125 150 Ft 14 17 14-17 Yd2 350-400 350 400 Ft 225-250 Ft

10-13149

2

n/a 10-9U-WHA 10 9U WHA

V NY VINYL TIL LE

10-13148 10 13148 n/a / 10-13146

VCT and VET (Vinyl Enhanced Tile)

1/16 x 1/32 x 1/32 U-Notch U Notch

2

10-9U-FFA 10-9U-FCA 10 9U FCA

(left-handed (l ft h d d available) il bl )

So d Solid Vinyl Tile y e

1/16 x 1/16 x 1/16 Sq. Notch S N t h

125 150 125-150 Ft2

10-B-6S

10-680-FCA (Blade Only) ( y)

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Trowel Selection Chart

Always use the flooring manufacturer s recommended trowel! manufacturer's

Updated September 2009 September,

A blue shaded cell with an order number in bold type is a stocked item An order number in a non shaded cell is a special order item item. non-shaded item. model. trowels. An order number shown with " " denotes the trowel notch is also stocked in a LEFT handed model Add " -LH " to the order number for left-handed trowels

Professional Grade Trowels

Disposable Removable Blade Type Towel

Gund. #1022 683-TH 683 TH Plastic H dl Pl ti Handle

4 9 4" x 9" Carbon Steel

Trowel Notch Dimensions

For V ( Flat V") U and Square Notched Trowels: ("Flat V ), Apart Width of N t h x D th of N t h x S f Notch Depth f Notch Space A t

Blade Size Orcon Ergonomic E i

4 1/2 11" 4-1/2" x 11 Carbon Steel

Attached Blade

Gundlach #4 Wood Handle W d H dl

4 1/2 10 1/2 4-1/2" x 10-1/2" Carbon Steel

Gundlach #9 Ultigrip Handle Ulti i H dl

4 1/2 11 1/2 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" High C b Hi h Carbon Spring Steel

Amco Professional P f i l

4 1/2 11 1/2 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" Blue Spring Steel

Gundlach Versablade 681-TH 681 TH 682-TH 682 TH

4 1/2 11 1/2 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" High Carbon Spring Steel

For Saw-Tooth Notched Trowels: Saw Tooth Width of Notch x Depth of Notch p

Material

Type of Flooring

Notch Size & Type W x D x S.A.

1/4 x 1/4 x 1/4 V-Notch

Approximate Coverage per Gallon *

60-70 60 70 Ft2 70-80 70 80 Ft2 70-80 Ft

2

# 10 681 TH 10-681-TH

(Handle Only)

# 10 682 TH 10-682-TH

(Handle Only)

# 10 683 TH 10-683-TH

(Handle Only)

n/a 10-13226 10 13226 10-13145 n/a n/a n/a n/a / n/a 10 13225 10-13225 10-17102 10 17102 10-17103 n/a 10 17105 10-17105 n/a n/a /

10 4 PAR 10-4-PAR n/a 10-4-KTA 10-4-PNK 10-4-BHF 10 4 MP 10-4-MP 10-4-PRB n/a n/a 10-4-CWM 10 4 CWM 10-4-WS S 10-4-CTB 10-4-QT 10-4-U445 10 4 U445 10-4-U446

10-9U-PAR n/a 10-9U-KTA 10-9U-PNK 10-9U-BHF 10 9U MP 10-9U-MP 10-9U-PRB n/a n/a 10-9U-CWM

( (left-handed available) )

10 680 PAR 10-680-PAR (Blade Only) n/a 10-680-KTA (Blade Only) O 10-680-PNK ( (Blade Only) y) 10-B-8S 10-680-BHF (Blade Only) 10 680 MP (Blade Only) 10-680-MP 10-680-PRB ( (Blade Only) O ) n/a n/a 10-B-1S 10 B 1S 10-680-CWM 10 680 CWM (Blade Only) 10-680-WS ( S (Blade Only) O ) 10-B-4S 10-680-CTB ( (Blade Only) y) 10 680 QT 10-680-QT (Blade Only) n/a 10-B-33S S n/a /

10 1022 PAR 10-1022-PAR n/a 10-1022-KTA 10-1022-PNK n/a 10 1022 MP 10-1022-MP n/a / n/a n/a 10-1022-CWM 10 1022 CWM 10-1022-WS S 10-1022-CTB 10 1022 QT 10-1022-QT

Wood Parquet

3/32 x 3/32 x 3/32 Sq. Notch 1/8 x 3/32 X 1/8 U-Notch U Notch

HARDW OD HA WO W

5/16 x 5/16 x 3/16 V-Notch VN t h 3/16 x 1/4 x 5/16 V-Notch 1/4 x 1/8 x 1/4 Sq. Notch

25 30 25-30 Ft2 45 55 Ft2 45-55 35 40 Ft2 35-40 60-75 Ft

2

Engineered and Solid Plank/Strip

1/8 x 1/8 x 1/8 Sq. Sq Notch 3/16 x 1/4 x 1/2 V-Notch VN t h 3/16 x 3/16 x 3/16 Sq. Notch q

60 75 60-75 Ft

2

30-40 30 40 Ft2 30-35 30 35 Ft2 45-50 Ft

2

Wall Tile t W ll Til to 8" x 8"

CERAM C CERAMIC

(A hes ve) Adh siv )

For application of organic latex-type adhesives check latex type adhesives, with the adhesive manufacturer for correct trowel size size, specific instructions and li it ti ifi i t ti d limitations.

1/4 x 3/16 Saw Tooth 3/16 x 5/32 Saw-Tooth Saw Tooth 1/4 x 1/4 x 1/4 Sq. Notch S N t h 1/4 x 3/8 x 1/4 Sq. Notch q 1/4 x 5/16 x 1/4 U-Notch U Notch

10-9U-WS S 10-9U-CTB 10 9U CTB

(left-handed (l ft h d d available) il bl )

Floor Tile to 8" x 8" 8 8

Adhesive i t d d for light duty Adh i intended f li ht d t applications only. li ti l

30 35 30-35 Ft 45-55 Ft 55-65 55 65 Ft 50-60 Ft

2

( ns M rta (Thin et Mor r)

Quarry Tile

For 6" x 6", 8" x 8" and other similar tile sizes. ,

2

10-9U-QT

(left-handed available)

CERAM C CERAMIC

2

10-9U-U445 10 9U U445 10-9U-U446

Ceramic/Stone Tiles to 12" x 12" 12 12

1/4 x 3/8 x 1/4 U-Notch U Notch

2

n/a /

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Trowel Selection Chart

Always use the flooring manufacturer s recommended trowel! manufacturer's

Updated September 2009 September,

A blue shaded cell with an order number in bold type is a stocked item An order number in a non shaded cell is a special order item item. non-shaded item. model. trowels. An order number shown with " " denotes the trowel notch is also stocked in a LEFT handed model Add " -LH " to the order number for left-handed trowels

Professional Grade Trowels

Disposable Removable Blade Type Towel

Gund. #1022 683-TH 683 TH Plastic H dl Pl ti Handle

4 9 4" x 9" Carbon Steel

Trowel Notch Dimensions

For V ( Flat V") U and Square Notched Trowels: ("Flat V ), Apart Width of N t h x D th of N t h x S f Notch Depth f Notch Space A t

Blade Size Orcon Ergonomic E i

4 1/2 11" 4-1/2" x 11 Carbon Steel

Attached Blade

Gundlach #4 Wood Handle W d H dl

4 1/2 10 1/2 4-1/2" x 10-1/2" Carbon Steel

Gundlach #9 Ultigrip Handle Ulti i H dl

4 1/2 11 1/2 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" High C b Hi h Carbon Spring Steel

Amco Professional P f i l

4 1/2 11 1/2 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" Blue Spring Steel

Gundlach Versablade 681-TH 681 TH 682-TH 682 TH

4 1/2 11 1/2 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" High Carbon Spring Steel

For Saw-Tooth Notched Trowels: Saw Tooth Width of Notch x Depth of Notch p

Material

Type of Flooring

Notch Size & Type W x D x S.A.

1/4 x 1/2 x 1/4 U-Notch 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 Sq. Notch 3/4 x 9/16 x 3/8 U-Notch U Notch Smooth Edge, g , No Notches

Approximate Coverage per Gallon *

35-45 35 45 Ft2 35-45 35 45 Ft2 20-28 Ft

2

# 10 681 TH 10-681-TH

(Handle Only)

# 10 682 TH 10-682-TH

(Handle Only)

# 10 683 TH 10-683-TH

(Handle Only)

(Thin et Mor r) ( ns M rta

CERAM C CERAMIC

Large Format Ceramic/Stone Tiles to 24" x 24" and Ungauged Stone & Marble g g

Per P NTCA (National Tile Contractors Association) and (N ti l Til C t t A i ti ) d the TCA (Tile Council of America) guidelines, 100% mortar coverage/transfer is essential. Always choose the correct notched trowel to achieve 100% mortar coverage.

n/a n/a n/a

10 4 U448 10-4-U448 10-4-BSN 10 4 BSN 10-4-MSM

10-9U-U448 10-9U-BSN 10 9U BSN 10-9U-MSM

10-B-32S

n/a 10-680-BSN 10 680 BSN (Blade Only) n/a

n/a n/a n/a

Patching T P t hi Trowels l

n/a /

10-13143 10 13143

10-4-PC 10 4 PC

10-9U-PC 10 9U PC

10 20062 10-20062

10-680-PC (Blade Only) 10 680 PC (Bl d O l )

n/a /

P lyp D I Y T l (not shown on selection grid) h l i g id) ) Polypro D.I.Y. Trowels ( Plastic C l C d d Pl ti Color Coded 36 per case

Black 1/16" - Resilient # 10-PT062 10-PT093 White 3/32" - Carpet # 10 PT093 1/8 Red 1/8" - Carpet # 10-PT125

g Orange 3/16" - Ceramic Wall Tile # 10-PT187 10-PT250 Yellow 1/4" - Ceramic Wall Tile # 10 PT250

C g p pp g g y yp , * Coverage information is for g general g guideline p p purposes. C Consult adhesive manufacturer for specific application and coverage information. Actual coverage will vary based on type and condition of subfloor, trowel angle during application etc Variations in coverage for the same trowel notch is based on type of adhesive used for a specific application For example; pressure sensitive adhesive coverage is application, etc. application. g greater with the same notched trowel than when used with a multipurpose adhesive for felt-backed sheet vinyl due to the viscosity differences between the adhesives. p p y y

Trowel Selection 1) Always use the flooring or adhesive manufacturer's recommended trowel notch type and size Selection may depend on the porosity of the sub floor In the absence of any manufacturer recommendations consult size. sub-floor. recommendations, the Carpet and Rug Institute's ( p g (CRI) installation manual for carpet or the National Tile Contractors' Association (NTCA) and Tile Council of America (TCA) publications for ceramic tile and stone. The National Wood ) p ( ) ( )p o Coverages are based on typical sub-floor conditions with the trowel held at a 90 degree angle to the floor while spreading adhesive or mortar mortar. 2) Flooring Association (NWFA) has information, including correct trowel selection, for hardwood flooring installations. g ( ) g g 3) Trowel notches should be checked frequently during use Re-notch or use a new trowel as necessary to ensure correct adhesive coverage use. coverage. T l Features Trowel F t Orcon Ergonomic: 4 1/2 x 10-1/2" tempered steel blade - 10o angled leading edge. Rubberized grip is ergonomic - easier on wrist and fingers. Patching trowel blade is 4-1/2" x 16". 4-1/2" 10 1/2 4 1/2 16 . o edge. Camel Back handle. Gundlach # 4: 4-1/2 x 10-1/2 tempered carbon steel blade - 10 angled leading edge "Camel Back" style wood handle 4 1/2" 10 1/2" Gundlach # 9: 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" bright spring steel blade ( maximum life) - 10o angled leading edge. Our # 9 stock trowels come with the molded rubber "Ultigrip" handle. Also available with an g p g (for ) g g g g p aluminum handle allowing trowel to soak in cleaning solution Available special order as "10 9 _ _ _-AH . Substitute the 3 or 4 character trowel notch code in place of the blank spaces. solution. 10-9_ AH" spaces o A Amco P f Professional * 4 1/2" x 11-1/2" blue spring steel blade - 10 angled l di edge. C f t G i H dl i l *: 4-1/2" 11 1/2" bl i t l bl d l d leading d Comfort Grip Handle o Gundlach Versablade: Choose from 3 types of handles 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" tempered polished spring steel blade - 10 angled leading edge Select blades notched on all four sides for double blade life handles. 4 1/2 11 1/2 edge. life. Black H dl O d Bl k Handle, Order # 10-681-TH R 10 681 TH Round bl k rubber grip, moderate size at standard height above bl d d black bb i d t i t t d d h i ht b blade. Red Handle, Order # 10-682-TH Round red ribbed rubber grip, larger size at standard height above blade. 10 682 TH Blue Handle Order # 10 683 TH Square like regular sized blue rubber grip with low profile for use under toe kicks Handle, 10-683-TH Square-like kicks. Gundlach 1022 Economy: Comfortable "float style" plastic handle perfect for D.I.Y. use or the p y y p p professional. Blade is 4" x 9" carbon steel.

* Amco Professional Trowels are no longer stocked and are special order once inventory is depleted. g p y p

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