Flooring In Education
Flooring is used in education needs to have a variety of different qualities:
Bona has strengthened its adhesive range, which now includes what is described as safe, clean, easy to work with silane-based products. Two of these, Bona R848 and Bona R850, are now available in large 8.5kg ‘sausage’ packs.
This type of pack is favoured by stockists as well as users because of the ease of transport and storage. Packed in pairs in strong cardboard outers, they can be less prone to damage than plastic or metal tubs and they also offer a longer shelf life.
The adhesive is said to be easily dispensed and, even if only part of the pack is used, they can be safely re-sealed. All Bona’s silane-based adhesives are suitable for use with underfloor heating.
Bona R880 is a general construction adhesive for general repairs and the installation of trims, stair nosings and skirting boards.
Compared to other gun applied adhesives, R880 reportedly has no hazard classification, a high initial grab and a rapid drying time.
Another recent addition to the company’s range is Bona R200. This is a solvent-free polyurethane formulation designed to deliver an easy way of filling hollow spots beneath wood floors, and for use on most subfloors. www.bona.com
Bostik has launched a new look across its entire professional flooring range as part of a global rebrand. Designed to deliver the same professionally trusted range, the products are now offered in new packaging.
A prominent feature of the new design is the Bostik Gecko, designed to be able to stick to almost any surface with remarkable bonding and debonding capabilities.
The Gecko symbolises Bostik’s approach to developing smart adhesive solutions.
The newly revealed design aligns the entire range into an easily identifiable family of products, designed to combine a striking on-shelf presence with easy to read packaging to ensure that users get the right product for the job at hand.
For flooring adhesives, this means the newly packaged Laybond range, suitable for carpet, vinyl and wood flooring as well as high temperature and pressure sensitive applications will be on suppliers shelves very soon. www.bostik.co.uk
floorwise has new golden packaging for its F599 heavy duty spray adhesive.
Holding 12 cans, the new box is the latest packaging to come under a new identity, designed to help installers to recognise the ‘great value and unmistakable quality’ of floorwise across its entire portfolio.
Inside comes new look cans for the F599 spray adhesive serving a range of fast fix needs.
Described as having a high adhesives content, excellent bond strength, quick-drying and easy-to-use, F599 is reportedly suitable for bonding a range of floorcoverings and accessories onto a wide range of substrates. It can even bond to metal, glass and most plastics, according to Floorwise.
‘Our new packaging is designed so that installers can instantly recognise the trusted floorwise name and make the right choice when it comes to quality and value,’ says Richard Bailey, md, floorwise.
‘With a striking gold box and new-look cans featuring the telltale blue of our adhesives and screed category, you instantly know that F599 will work straight out of the can, delivering that reliable floorwise performance time after time.’
floorwise F599 Heavy Duty Spray Adhesive and the entire adhesives and screeds collection is available from floorwise distributors across the country along with a range of underlays, nosings, gripper, profiles, tools, tapes and matting.
Mapei has introduced a high performance adhesive to its best-selling eco adhesives range.
New Ultrabond Eco 4 LVT is a high temperature, solvent-free, fibre-reinforced adhesive designed for bonding of internal LVT and PVC floors, and semi-flexible vinyl tiles. Its smooth formulation is said to promote fast, safe application on a wide variety of substrates, providing a high initial bond for rapid flooring fixing.
Ultrabond Eco 4 LVT is a synthetic polymer-based adhesive in water dispersion which is suitable for conventional absorbent substrates, in normal humidity levels, and has a smooth, paste-like consistency for easy trowel application.
Once applied, the adhesive reportedly forms a tough, flexible film onto which surfaces can be bonded with a 10 to 30/40 minute timeframe.
The product is said to be suitable for floors subject to heavy pedestrian traffic, including the passage of wheelchairs, such as contract office, health, hospitality and retail environments, as well as domestic applications.
It can also be applied onto subfloors that contain underfloor heating systems.
In addition to installation and high performance features, Ultrabond Eco 4 LVT also reportedly provides a number of safety benefits. It’s said to be non-toxic, and its solvent-free composition is claimed to be present with no hazard to users or the environment, with no precautions needed in terms of storage.
Mapei’s Ultrabond Eco range includes six individual products, for bonding of all types of materials, from ceramics and stone, to resilient and textiles. www.mapei.co.uk
Uzin says its KE 66 provides flooring contractors with an extremely quick and reliable installation of PVC, rubber and luxury vinyl tiles. As a wet-bed adhesive, floorcoverings can – it is claimed – be installed in the quickest time possible.
Also because Uzin KE 66 is fibre-reinforced, it provides an extremely strong and reliable bond. It can also be used as a high temperature adhesive and has coverage up to 70sq m. The product is also solvent free and has been awarded an EC1 plus classification for being very low emission.
This ensures it provides the most ecological approach for flooring installations and is guaranteed to meet BREEAM or LEED certification.
This article has been reproduced from the Contract Flooring Journal. You can find them at www.contractflooringjournal.co.uk.