The patented KOOLGLIDE® Carpet Seaming System has many advantages over
conventional hot iron systems. Check these out!
Easy to use: the KOOLGLIDE tool can be used in either direction and is as
simple to operate as pushing a button
No waiting: there’s no heat up nor cool down time required
Stop and restart seaming without harm to the carpet by simply removing the
tool from the seam to stop the tool from melting the tape adhesive
Fast seaming rate of 5 ft. per minute – as fast or faster than a conventional
Clean installation: the KOOLGLIDE System is designed so that the tool melts
the tape adhesive without direct contact
No heat: the KOOLGLIDE tool does not get hot thanks to its induction
No smoke, no odor: induction heating is invisible and does not generate smoke
Re-do a seam at any time simply by reactivating the KOOLGLIDE tool
No carpet damage or discoloration from overheating the carpet; there is a
precise amount of energy delivered equally on each activation of the tool to
melt the low melt adhesive
Doorways and end of seams made easy; no dragging a hot iron up the wall
The KOOLGLIDE System can be used on any type of commercially available carpet
backing including actionbac, softbac, Axminster, Wilton, unitary latex, and
Pattern matching is easy: no stay nails, no fighting the pattern as the seam
KOOLGLIDE… quite simply a better carpet installation system…
Basic KOOLGLIDE Instructions for Flooring
The KOOLGLIDE System generates a safe electromagnetic field to remotely
activate adhesive on the tape through any non-metallic material. Strong
permanent bonds can be created conveniently and quickly, on-demand. The bond can
be reversed for easy removal or repositioning, if needed, without damage to the
The patented KOOLGLIDE tool generates an invisible low frequency
electromagnetic field beneath the tool. When the field interacts with a metallic
object, in this case the metal in the KOOLGLIDE tape, the metal heats up. The
power and frequency have been carefully selected to heat the metal foil in the
tape. The heated metal in the tape then melts the hot melt adhesive on the tape
to form a bond to the wood or tile. The tool base does not get hot with proper
The KOOLGLIDE Utility tape is a unique fastener for wood, ceramic, plastic,
and other non-metallic products to wood, concrete, and masonry. It is used with
the KOOLGLIDE Model PRO and PRO-W tools. The tape is made of a layer of sticky
adhesive (PSA) on one side that provides permanent bonding, and a hot melt
adhesive on the other.
To apply the tape, peel back the release paper and attach the sticky,
pressure-sensitive side of the tape to either the wood/tile or the subfloor.
Align the wood/tile over the Utility tape and use the KOOLGLIDE tool on the L,
M, or the H setting to activate the hot melt adhesive and complete the bonding
process. The item can be removed at any time by re-activating the tool and
melting the hot melt adhesive beneath.
Make sure the items to be bonded are dry and free from dirt, dust, any old
adhesive, wax, silicone, grease or other materials that would prevent proper
DIRECTIONS FOR USE OF THE KOOLGLIDE PRO-W
Place the tape beneath the wood or tile. Make sure it is centered.
Trim the tape flush with the wall. Any tape left past the edge of the
flooring will result in less melting of the adhesive and possible smoking of
Plug the tool in. The electronics cooling fan will be on and the LOW
power setting light will be lit.
Place the tool over the seam, line it up to the tape using the arrows on
the front of the tool. Butt the tool up against the wall or doorway to
start. The tool can be used in either direction.
To activate the tool, push the POWER button switch located on each side
of the POWER light on the switch plate. This will cause the POWER light to
come on; the light will stay on during the activation cycle.
Once the POWER light has gone off, move the tool one tool length--from
side arrow to side arrow--on the side of the tool.
Activation times will vary with material thickness. Thicker materials
will require slightly more time to melt the tape adhesive.
Press firmly or use a rubber roller over the tape behind the tool after
the hot melt tape has been activated to bond the wood to the substrate.
Repeat these steps until the tool is at the end of the tape.
T -Transverse This setting is used at the end of the tape.
When the KOOLGLIDE tool is turned sideways over the tape, it has 50% of the tape
under it and therefore has a 50% lower power setting to prevent overheating. The
T setting allows for the last ½” of adhesive on the tape to be melted. If the
adhesive at the end of the seam tape is still unmelted, an alternative method
can be used. Place a section of tape approximately 10” long parallel and against
the wall. Place the tool over the tape and activate the tool without
pressing the T button. This will melt the adhesive on the short section of tape
and will melt the adhesive on the tape above it for a durable end of the
L - Low Normal operating setting for use on materials ¾” in
M - Medium Used on materials ¾” in thickness over a wood
H - High Used on materials up to ¾” in thickness over a
concrete substrate or under cold conditions.
The installer will need to determine the proper setting for each type of
installation as materials, substrate, and ambient conditions vary from
installation to installation. It is recommended to place a test board on the
substrate prior to actual installation, to determine which setting will achieve
the strongest bond.
The KOOLGLIDE tool and Utility tape can be used to fasten starter rows at the
center of a room wider than 20 feet, or against the wall, and finish rows.
Using the Utility tape eliminates the need to place a temporary backer row on
concrete or wood substrates to maintain a straight line for properly aligned
installations. There is no need to set and remove a temporary backer or wait for
adhesive to set up.
Once the starter or finish rows have been activated by the KOOLGLIDE tool and
tape, no further preparation or wait time is necessary.
Using this system eliminates face nailing and having to use putty to fill the