Water based adhesives certified as “very low emission” are the first choice for health and environmental protection. They are free of solvents or VOCs and safe to install. However, their range of application concerning certain types of wood floor or sub floor is limited.moisture-cure adhesives offer the largest range of application and highest installation security but are Continue reading
The following list displays wood flooring adhesive companies from around the world. Continue reading
Adhesive Manufacturers are staying busy developing products that multi-task for either the installer or the substrate, while maintaining a commitment to impart the lowest impact on the environment possible.
The strength to bend
Working with a product that has firm bonding strength but is also easy to work with is an important feature of an adhesive, one often addressed in the primary stages of a product’s development.
At Para-Chem, flooring application specialist Sonny Callaham noted the advantages of proximity during the earliest stages. “With Parabond being a division of Para-Chem, we enjoy the advantage of having our raw material supplier working side-by-side with our chemists to ensure the highest quality of adhesive without the sacrifice of workability for the installer.” Continue reading
Adhesives were first used as an installation method in the wood flooring
industry more than a half century ago. The process was simply a matter of
spreading the molten asphalt onto the prepared subfloor, then embedding the wood flooring into the asphalt before it began to set. The work was difficult, messy and dangerous.
Concrete shall be cured, clean, and dry. The concrete shall be free of paint, dirt, grease, oil, curing or parting agents, and other contaminants, including sealers, that may interfere with the bonding of the adhesive. Select Here to download PDF