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Bostik extends warranty for wood flooring adhesives

Bostik_Logo_STD_M_4C_PWauwatosa, Wis.—Bostik has announced that two of its industry-leading wood flooring adhesives will now be offering a lifetime warranty for unlimited moisture vapor protection.

“We are going to take Bostik’s Best to unlimited moisture vapor protection for all engineered hardwood installations, and move the duration of the warranty from 10 years to lifetime of the flooring,” explained Eric Kurtz, market manager – hardwood installation systems, Bostik. “Vapor-Lock will also offer this same unlimited protection for not only engineered hardwood flooring installations but solid projects as well.”

The company aims to make installations easier for contactors who don’t want to test a slab for moisture vapor emission rates or in-situ RH, according to Kurtz. “After being used as the leading brand of adhesive for the installation of millions of square feet of hardwood in the most challenging conditions, we have the track record to prove our ability to protect hardwood flooring from these extreme substrate conditions. Contractors and owners can confidently depend on Bostik’s Best and Vapor-Lock to live up to these new levels of performance.”

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Wood adhesive producers keeping it green and safe

By Louis Iannaco

Volume 26/Number 24; April 15/22, 2013

Taylor says its MS-Plus Advance wood flooring adhesive is a higher performance, safer alternative to urethane wood adhesives.

When it comes to developing the safest, most effective products possible, wood glue manufacturers have been meticulous in creating adhesives that are both effective and environmentally safe for both the installer and homeowner.

According to Dri-Tac’s vice president of technology, Steve Lontchar, the most well-known VOC regulation is California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQ-MD) VOC Rule 1168 for Adhesive and Sealant applications, which some experts believe is “long overdue for both review and subsequent revision. Continue reading Wood adhesive producers keeping it green and safe