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Aquaflex Adhesive

The Flooring Industry’s Only Patented WATERPROOF
Flooring Installation System

  • US Patents: 10,308,847 ◦ 9,068,103 ◦ D826,018 ◦ 9,822,288
  • EU Patents: 2809707 ◦ 3604391
  • AU Patents: 2016247149 ◦ 2013214966
  • CA Patent: 2898802

6 Reasons to Use Aquaflex

1. Contractor Certifications – Not Required

In the late 90’s, manufacturers of flooring in an effort to improve indoor air quality replaced solvent-born flooring adhesives with water-based formulations. A noble idea, but one that ultimately resulted in millions of dollars in claims due to adhesive failure.

Q: How has the flooring industry responded?

A: Not by fixing what they arguably broke, but rather, offering the industry another product to buy in the form of a 2-part epoxy concrete moisture barrier or Mo…

In the late 90’s, manufacturers of flooring in an effort to improve indoor air quality replaced solvent-born flooring adhesives with water-based formulations. A noble idea, but one that ultimately resulted in millions of dollars in claims due to adhesive failure.

Q: How has the flooring industry responded?

A: Not by fixing what they arguably broke, but rather, offering the industry another product to buy in the form of a 2-part epoxy concrete moisture barrier or Moisture Mitigation.

If the material used to adhere flooring is affected by excessive concrete moisture and pH; then why develop a costly protective barrier product, that can add over $5.00/sf and delay projects for weeks? Why not just make the moisture sensitive adhesives simply WATERPROOF. A waterproof adhesive doesn’t require moisture mitigation. In fact, it doesn’t even require moisture testing.

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2. Save Time, Save Money and Keep Your Project On Schedule

If a standard installation requires floor prep, adhesive application and setting of flooring materials; then any additional process or application will involve more time and money. Why put yourself through the agony, when all you need is a waterproof glue?

Q: Do we certify installers?

A: Certification implies the process requires some extra measure of expertise or effort. Aquaflex doesn’t require the installer to do anything he didn’t do the week before; prep, spre…

If a standard installation requires floor prep, adhesive application and setting of flooring materials; then any additional process or application will involve more time and money. Why put yourself through the agony, when all you need is a waterproof glue?

Q: Do we certify installers?

A: Certification implies the process requires some extra measure of expertise or effort. Aquaflex doesn’t require the installer to do anything he didn’t do the week before; prep, spread, set and roll.

The installation of Aquaflex is nearly identical to standard adhesive. Simply trowel over SMOOTH, POROUS, CLEAN concrete, set the flooring wet. We’ve developed over the years a Modified Wet-Set Process that’s fast and perfectly suited for commercial installation. Ready for retail foot traffic and light rolling loads in less than 3hrs.

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3. Aquaflex is an Acoustic Solution!

Delta IIC – Delta IIC tests the impact insulation difference between flooring materials installed with standard adhesive and the same flooring installed with Aquaflex. The difference (Delta) between those two values is the Delta IIC. A Delta IIC test is the best way to compare the sound absorption of an acoustic system because the results are independent of construction. You don’t have to worry about satisfying a certain slab thickness, ceiling height or applica…

Delta IIC – Delta IIC tests the impact insulation difference between flooring materials installed with standard adhesive and the same flooring installed with Aquaflex. The difference (Delta) between those two values is the Delta IIC. A Delta IIC test is the best way to compare the sound absorption of an acoustic system because the results are independent of construction. You don’t have to worry about satisfying a certain slab thickness, ceiling height or application condition. The higher the number, the better the performance. Aquaflex not only eliminates failures due to concrete moisture, but also makes for a quieter occupied space.

Aquaflex scores a ΔIIC 14, using our patented CBD notch trowel (1/32″ x 1/16″ x 9/64″) equal to 6mm of cork underlayment!

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4. Aquaflex – the “All-In-One” Solution

Why question if one manufacturer’s concrete repair product is compatible with another manufacturer’s adhesive. We’ve taken the time and effort to create the whole installation package. When you purchase Aquaflex, you’ll receive the adhesive, concrete repair mortar, trowels, trowel handles, adhesive remover with a scratch-less abrasive sponge and all the free handholding from our technical staff that you’ll ever need.

Q: What demonstrates professional expertise…

Why question if one manufacturer’s concrete repair product is compatible with another manufacturer’s adhesive. We’ve taken the time and effort to create the whole installation package. When you purchase Aquaflex, you’ll receive the adhesive, concrete repair mortar, trowels, trowel handles, adhesive remover with a scratch-less abrasive sponge and all the free handholding from our technical staff that you’ll ever need.

Q: What demonstrates professional expertise better, than a company who has patented and innovated industry leading chemistry in every facet of the flooring installation?

A: Aquaflex is the only WATERPROOF flooring installation system in the world that’s patented to be so. That’s not a product claim!  We proved it to the US Patent office.  As well as the patent offices of the Australian, Canadian and European Union!

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5. Be GREEN, Be Environmentally Safe, Be RED LIST Free

All that is required to formulate and produce environmentally sensitive installation materials is a few good ideas and time invested in the lab. Just as the iPhone has evolved over the years, so too has adhesive chemistry. Raw materials are available today that didn’t exist five years ago. At Aquaflex, we’re never satisfied, and we continually work to evolve every aspect of our product line.

  • EASY… No shot-blast, just make the slab SMOOTH, POROUS and CLEAN
  • D…

All that is required to formulate and produce environmentally sensitive installation materials is a few good ideas and time invested in the lab. Just as the iPhone has evolved over the years, so too has adhesive chemistry. Raw materials are available today that didn’t exist five years ago. At Aquaflex, we’re never satisfied, and we continually work to evolve every aspect of our product line.

  • EASY… No shot-blast, just make the slab SMOOTH, POROUS and CLEAN
  • DEACTIVATED… our newest patent pending innovation, extending our shelf life beyond 12 months!
  • FAST… activate and simply spread, set and roll.
  • TROWEL HAND… like spreading warm butter!
  • GREEN… Aquaflex is GREEN, non-hazardous, having BIO-BASED and sustainable content.
  • LEED… Aquaflex will qualify, see our Resources page for more info.
  • SAFE… Aquaflex passes CHPS IAQ 01350 with flying colors.
  • RED LIST FREE… registered and certified by ILFI.
  • ZERO “0” VOC… Aquaflex is “0” zero VOC when measured by ASTM D6886
  • EXTENDED WORKING TIME… up to 90mins of “working time” to set tile
  • UNIVERSAL… works with any flooring tile material, rubber to VCT to LVT to carpet tile to vinyl sheet.
  • PERFORMANCE… warranted to an UNLIMITED moisture level, top to bottom.
  • WARRANTED… we offer the ONLY warranty in the industry with moisture testing NOT REQUIRED!
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6. The Only Top to Bottom, 100% Moisture Warranty in Flooring

Don’t settle for spending over of $4.00/sf for Moisture Mitigation and only receive a one-sided warranty for a moisture failure coming from a concrete source.

Moisture creates failures bi-directionally… from the top and bottom.

Aquaflex is the only warranted, two-sided solution in the world. Yes, that’s right, even if the floor floods, your warranty is enforce. WATERPROOF means WATERPROOF. As an extra measure of assurance, we…

Don’t settle for spending over of $4.00/sf for Moisture Mitigation and only receive a one-sided warranty for a moisture failure coming from a concrete source.

Moisture creates failures bi-directionally… from the top and bottom.

Aquaflex is the only warranted, two-sided solution in the world. Yes, that’s right, even if the floor floods, your warranty is enforce. WATERPROOF means WATERPROOF. As an extra measure of assurance, we’ve backed our warranty with a $4 million per incident liability policy against moisture failure. Ask our competitors if they will do the same and wait for total silence.

Know your rights and STOP the manufacturer’s DOUBLE SPEAK…

We’ve all heard the claim that some flooring manufacturer, somewhere, will not honor their “advertised warranty” if an alternate adhesive is used. There is a problem with this practice, IT DOESN’T SQUARE WITH FEDERAL LAW. Flooring manufacturers DO NOT produce adhesive. Rather, they resell adhesive just like any distributor. Combining one manufacturer’s warranty for flooring with another manufacturers adhesive warranty is called a “Tie-In” warranty and it’s been illegal since 1975.

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Aquaflex

Epoxy Mitigation

100% no moisture limits

Can install 3000 sq. ft. in a single night

Full failure and replacement warranty

$5 million warranty coverage

100% green, zero VOC, LEED, and CHPs (01350) approved

NEED MORE PROOF?

So did Simeone Floors in Wakefield, Massachusetts. So, on a summer day in 2009, we gave them that proof. With our Aquaflex system, we glued a couple of VCT tile to the concrete outside their front door. Where it remained through 7 years of rain, snow, ice, and direct sun perfectly bonded without even the slightest separation at the seams.

Aquaflex stands behind it’s claims with some of the most extreme testing ever performed in the flooring industry.