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Aquaflex- Offers the Only Bi-Directional Warranty in the Flooring Business

Elevated Concrete Moisture has NOT been a Problem Historically for the Flooring Industry.  In fact, up until about 25 years ago solvent based adhesives were the norm.  Also missing from standard practice was the requirement for moisture testing.  At that time ASTM was more noted for installation practice than moisture testing protocol as it is today.  With the advent of water-based adhesives, the industry moved from essentially a waterproof installation practice to a moisture...

Aquaflex and Isocyanates: The TRUTH

What are isocyanates?A polyurethane polymer is the result of the 2 part chemical reaction between a polyol resin and a hardener agent called  polyisocyanate. The polyisocyanate hardener is composed of a reacted mixture of diisocyanate with other organic materials.  Unreacted diisocyanate from the creation of the hardener is the material that is of concern as related to potential harmful health effects. Over 99.5% of the diisocyanate material is fully reacted in producing the hardener....

Water Resistant Flooring Vs. Waterproof Flooring

When it boils down to it, “water resistant” and “waterproof” sound like the exact same thing. They’re virtually interchangeable. Both are terms used to describe something that can either repel or prevent water from entering a space. When they’re used to describe something like a jacket, most people don’t think twice about it and assume that it’ll keep them completely dry. So, investing in water resistant flooring or waterproof flooring must be the same thing, right?The fact of the matter is, yes...

What Makes Waterproof Flooring Services So Important?

Waterproof flooring services are important, but not every company has the ability to provide this service. However, here at Formulators we provide a truly innovative all-in-one waterproof flooring product. We are proud to say that we provide the world’s first patented waterproof installation system for flooring - known as Aquaflex. Aquaflex is a new type of waterproof flooring adhesive that uses a patented moisture-cure technology - one that is known to be completely waterproof. Aquaflex is know...

What to Look For When Purchasing a Pressure Sensitive Adhesive

If you’re an architect, designer or specifier working in the adhesive industry today, it’s probably a question that’s kept you up at night. Or if it hasn’t kept you up, then at the very least it caused you a headache or two on the job.What do you look for when purchasing pressure sensitive adhesives? After all, although it’s a very specialized question, it makes all the difference when it comes to ensuring your flooring installation is of the highest quality.But, how do you know if you’re gettin...

The Dangers of Not Investing in Foundation Waterproofing

Aside from burning down, there’s nothing worse for a building than a problem with its foundation. The foundation is what keeps a building sturdy and water is one of the worst enemies of a building’s foundation. Luckily, there’s an easy solution to that—foundation waterproofing.FloodingDepending on where you live, you might be one good storm away from getting a new indoor swimming pool. Waterproofing, at its very core, reduces the risk of flooding because it directly reshapes how water interacts...

What You Need to Know About Silica Dust in the Workplace

Perhaps you have been hearing about silica dust in the workplace and how it can affect workers and others who come into contact with it. Chances are any news reports, articles, and other information you have been receiving about this is eliciting fear and uncertainty without providing any useful information. Due to all the controversies surrounding silica dust and moisture mitigation. Many individuals feel at a loss for what to do, which companies to use when installing flooring, and how to prot...