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The REAL Health Consequences of Epoxy Moisture Mitigation

Part B... the “Nasty Stuff”We’ve known for some time now about the risks associated with the use and installation of 2-part epoxy moisture mitigation (EMM) materials to combat the potential for adhesive failure related to elevated concrete moisture.  These risks have typically centered around the “Part B” in the 2-part mixture.  Part B is a blend of organic amines (Phenylmethylamines) that are Class 1A corrosives, have a solution pH in excess of 11 and when mixed create an exothermic (...

Aquaflex Withstands 3 Years of Ohio Weather Extremes and Counting...

"Benny here are the pictures of the tile sample that we put outside in 2016.  It's been through 3 Ohio winters!  It's survived several feet of snow and days below zero!  Not to mention all the rain and heat it gets from direct sunshine.  Still stuck!  If it can stand up to that type of punishment, it will stay down on any subfloor with moisture issues!  We recommend your product on any job with high moisture content in the slab." - Tony Patterson - Progressive Floor...

Aquaflex installation system is Declare. approved and RED LIST FREE!

Click for Declare. labels (https://lnkd.in/gnw2ZkJ) Red List Free: Red List Free products are 100% disclosed and do not contain any Red List ingredients. They have been shown to meet emissions testing criteria, if applicable, and meet the materials requirements of the Living Building Challenge.  Declare. is an ingredients initiative for building products that is designed to shape a greener, healthier environment for construction workers, business employees, and customers alike. T...

RB+B Architects and JHL Constructors Choose Aquaflex Waterproof Installation System

(Santa Ana, CA) November 1, 2018 – The Aquaflex® Waterproof Installation System was used to install nearly 26,000 square feet of carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile by RB+B Architects for two elementary schools, part of the Adams 12 District in suburban Denver. The Adams 12 School District was facing a dilemma.  The had a new school ready to be open for classes in August but no flooring.  Moisture testing and delays had pushed the final finishing of the new school space deep int...

Mohawk Group Adds Aquaflex Adhesive System to Portfolio of Project Solutions

CALHOUN, Ga. August 13, 2018— Mohawk Group now offers an industry-leading patented waterproof flooring installation system with the addition of Aquaflex® M100Plus. Aquaflex is a simple, cost-effective system of products developed specifically for commercial customers designing, upgrading or repairing installations based on concrete subfloors.   “In every segment, flooring category and commercial space, Mohawk Group seeks best-in-class project solutions for our customers. We be...

Aquaflex® A Waterproof Acoustic Installation System That Offers Moisture/pH Control

Moisture vapor emission rate and pH 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 than typical trowel notch sizes recommended for VCT.  Definit...

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 Aquaflex Patch Mix 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).  This sample does contain significant amounts of larnite (one of the most abundant hydraulic cement compounds in Portland cement). ...

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....

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...