Woodblock Adhesive grip-a-bloc is a rubber modified bitumen emission adhesive.

For the fixing of 20 – 25 mm woodblock flooring. 

Note: Do not use for miniature mosaic blocks.

  • Solvent free – safe to use indoors.
  • Ready-to-use packaging.
  • Easy-to-use.
  • Economical.
  • No thinning required.
abe Construction Chemicals DIY grip-a-bloc Properties
Surface Preparation

It is important that sub-floors be firm, non-yielding, smooth, even, clean, dry and free from foreign material.

On contact floors i.e. floors on ground, check for rising damp by placing squares of roofing felt or plastic sheet (approximately 1 meter x 1 meter) at various points and leave overnight.

If dry, no moisture will be present on underside of membrane when lifted the following morning.

Since woodblock preservatives may contain solvents, ensure blocks are solvent free.

Bonding / Priming

No special primer required.


Stir well before use.


±1 m2/litre spread grip-a-bloc evenly, using a notched steel trowel (or similar to a Vicker 24B course serrated trowel) held at an angle of 60º.


Spread adhesive evenly using a notched trowel held at an angle of 60 degrees. When laying 22 mm woodblocks, notches should be cut 5 mm deep at an angle of 45 degrees at 12 mm centres. Do not allow adhesive to set before laying blocks.

Blocks must be laid immediately into wet adhesive. For individual blocks, it is convenient to dip the blocks. Pour about 6 mm of adhesive into a shallow dish.

Do not sand blocks for 48 hours after completion.

Dry in approximately 60 minutes.

Tools, brushes and mixing equipment should be cleaned immediately after use and before material has set with abe® super brush cleaner followed by washing with soap and water.

1 L, 5 L and 25 L containers.

Handling & Storage

Shelf life of 12 months, but shorter if in extreme conditions. Keep tightly sealed in a dry cool place in the original packaging.


Since woodblock preservatives may contain bitumen solvents, ensure blocks are solvent-free.

Health & Safety

Product safety information required for safe use is not included. Before handling, read product and safety data sheets and container labels for safe use, physical and health hazard information. The safety data sheet is available from your local a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals branch.