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Aquaflex Offers Moisture Control

Aquaflex® A Waterproof Acoustic Installation System That Offers Moisture ControlMoisture vapor emission rate studies were conducted in accordance with ASTM F1869, often referred to as the Calcium chloride test.  The results, were surprising considering the application of the Aquaflex® adhesive utilized the Gundlach CBD trowel notch (also developed by Formulators) having a 9/64” notch spread and coverage of approximately 235sf/gal.  The application resulted in 30% less adhesive applied...

Aquaflex Eliminates the Need for an Acoustic Underlayment

Aquaflex Performs to Attenuate Sound! Performance on par with many noise reduction underlaymentsResults are in on the acoustic studies conducted by Intertek.  The testing was conducted on a 6” concrete slab w/ ceiling assembly.  We ran both the ASTM E90 (STC) and ASTM E492 (IIC) test protocols. TAJ provided the Select Planks/Royal Maple 3mm, 6” x 36” plank for testing.  Our results were surprising considering we used the CBD trowel which is a 9/64” U-notch spread compare...

Aquaflex Patch Mix and Skim-Fast products are now Patent Pending

 X-Ray Diffraction Results The compound chemistry/mineralogy of the sample is dominated by a mixture of calcite + larnite + calcium aluminum oxide (+ ~ 10% other minor components).  Crystalline SiO2 (i.e., quartz + cristobalite + Tridymite) accounts for < 0.5% of the sample (present as traces of quartz in this case).  The sample does contain significant amounts of larnite (one of the most abundant hydraulic cement compounds in Portland cement).  Larnite is a calci...

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 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...