There are three main types of construction adhesives in common use:
- traditional solvent-based
- water-based latex
The latex is the newest formulation, growing in popularity as more states and municipalities move toward requiring Low-VOC (less toxic) or No-VOC products to be used in home construction. This is also leading the trend of reduced VOC solvent-based adhesives. Polyurethanes are already classified as Low-VOC.
eg Common examples:
“Liquid Nails” offers solvent-based Heavy Duty and latex Subfloor and Deck
“Loctite” PL Premium and Fast Grab Premium are polyurethane