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ADHESIVES & GROUTS STICKY SOLUTION


Careful preparation and planning is the key to a successful flooring installation. For a long-term reliable solution, Osmo UK recommends Taylor’s NuFlor 500 Concrete Barrier Coat & Adhesive Encapsulator.


Ideally, flooring should only be installed on sub-flooring that is completely dry. However, this is not always possible. Taylor’s new NuFlor 500 therefore offers the key to providing utmost protection to new installations. The two- part, solvent-free epoxy floor sealer works as a barrier between the base-flooring and the installation, preventing the moisture from penetrating the new surface.


Even with dry sub-flooring at the time of installation, NuFlor 500 future proofs the installation, preventing problems such as rotting and absorption should the sub-floor become damp at a later stage.


“Most contractors will recognise the problems that insufficient protection against damp can cause in flooring installations. Particularly with the do-it-yourself style flooring, or where an amateur has tackled the job, flooring is installed hastily to provide a quick solution. It is important for anyone tackling such a job that forward-planning and preparation is undertaken” explained Steve Grimwood


from Osmo UK. “When flooring has been affected by damp and has become problematic, contractors are often faced with flooring that could have otherwise have been saved, simply through the use of adequate protection from moisture.”


NuFlor 500 is easy to mix, and ready for application after only a few minutes. Once applied and spread evenly over the sub-flooring, the


treatment takes just three to four hours to dry, but should ideally be allowed to cure overnight.


www.osmouk.com


FLEXIBLE AND ECO-FRIENDLY


Timber substrates have always caused a problem with the fixing of ceramic tiles. Vibrations need to be transferred from the rigid ceramic to the deformable substrate by the adhesive used, and joints must allow the ceramic tiles to move with the vibrations and changes in the substrate.


The adhesive Kerakoll has created a new type of adhesive, H40 Eco RapidFlex, which is the first single-component, cement based product to be classified as P2 under ISO EN 13007-2, the only standard that recognises timber as a substrate for the fixing of tiles. The adhesive has been rigorously tested using the Shock Absorbing System (SAS) and is easy to use, long lasting, and can be used in hot and cold conditions where two-


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component flexible adhesives can’t. It can be worked for twice the time of the traditional flexible adhesives and has greater flexibility and resistance to vibration than traditional systems with no vertical slip.


Combined with a new type of grout Fugalite® Eco is a new- generation vitrified liquid ceramic. It has been developed to address the hygiene problems associated with traditional cement- based grout joints in ceramic tiling which deteriorate over time as they absorb liquids, discolour and allow the growth of mould, fungi and bacteria. Easy to apply and suitable for use with all materials and applications, Fugalite® Eco grout has the same functional and aesthetic qualities as ceramic tiles meaning it is


Applying Fugalite®


Eco liquid ceramic grout


fully resistant to water, stains and dirt, is certified as bacteriostatic and fungistatic by CSTB and is extremely to chemical attack. It is available in four colour collections with a total of 30 different colours, including the Crystal Collection which includes micro glass beads made from recycled glass which impart a unique glow to the grout.


Both H40 Eco RapidFlex Adhesive and Fugalite® Eco have been developed in accordance with Kerakoll’s GreenBuilding policy to be as good for health and the environment as possible with very low VOC emissions.


www.kerakoll.co.uk


www.tomorrowsflooring.com


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