Published on September 12, 2017
Bostik, Inc., a world-leader in specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, has announced that two of its industry-leading wood flooring adhesives now will be offering a lifetime warranty for unlimited moisture vapor protection.
For the last 30 years, Bostik’s Best® high performance urethane hardwood floor adhesive and moisture vapor control membrane has been an industry-leader worldwide. “We are going to take Bostik's Best® to unlimited moisture vapor protection for all engineered hardwood installations, and move the duration of the warranty from 10 years to lifetime of the flooring. Vapor-Lock™ will also offer this same unlimited protection for not only engineered hardwood flooring installations, but for solid projects, as well.
“Neither formula is changing,” continued Kurtz. “We're simply making life easier for contractors who don't want to test the slab for moisture vapor emission rates or in-situ RH. After being used as the leading brand of adhesive for the installation of millions of square feet of hardwood in the most challenging conditions, we have the track record to prove our ability to protect hardwood flooring from these extreme substrate conditions, and contractors and owners can confidently depend on Bostik’s Best® and Vapor-Lock™ to live up to these new levels of performance.”
With the proliferation of wood flooring specification throughout the United States, in particular for high-rise construction, “More and more buyers want the greatest return for their dollar investment,” added Kurtz. “Nobody wants to endure the headaches of installation failures. That’s why they look for the best performance — and best protection — the market has to offer.”