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Bostik introduces Pro Rewards contractor loyalty program

Wauwatosa, Wis.—Bostik has created an incentive program specifically tailored for installation professionals. Bostik Pro Rewards offers contractors the opportunity to earn reward points which ultimately may be redeemed for thousands of brand name items, travel rewards and much more, all while growing their respective businesses. “Bostik offers specialty installation products and systems for any flooring project, commercial or residential,” said Scott Banda, Bostik’s director of marketing and business development. “We

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    Installation: Today’s adhesives in lockstep with ‘green’ flooring trends

Installation: Today’s adhesives in lockstep with ‘green’ flooring trends

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By Lindsay Baillie   As more floor covering manufacturers embrace environmentally friendly practices in the development of their products, producers of adhesives and installation materials are following suit. Many of today’s green glues tout key attributes such as low-to-zero VOCs, are solvent free and are indoor air quality certified to high standards, thereby contributing to LEED. These qualities are beneficial to not only

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Bostik extends warranty for wood flooring adhesives

Wauwatosa, Wis.—Bostik has announced that two of its industry-leading wood flooring adhesives will now be offering a lifetime warranty for unlimited moisture vapor protection. “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,” explained Eric Kurtz, market manager – hardwood installation systems, Bostik. “Vapor-Lock will also offer

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    DriTac launches new line of flooring underlayment

DriTac launches new line of flooring underlayment

Clifton, N.J.—DriTac Flooring Products is introducing a line of eco-friendly, acoustical abatement underlayment for residential and commercial flooring applications: DriTac 8301 Impact 1mm for resilient flooring installations and DriTac 8302 Double Impact 2mm for wood and laminate flooring installations. The lightweight flooring underlayments incorporate DriTac’s total sound reduction system (SRS) complete with a lifetime warranty when used in conjunction with approved DriTac flooring adhesives in double-stick applications. DriTac’s SRS was

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    Adhesives: Double-stick applications prove their staying power

Adhesives: Double-stick applications prove their staying power

August 14/21: Volume 32, Issue 5 By Ken Ryan   There’s an old proverb that states: A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The same holds true for flooring installation. For a job to stand the test of time there cannot be any weak areas. One way to ensure a lasting installation, experts say, is through the proper adhesive—better yet, a double-stick application. “Utilizing premium-grade adhesives and

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Bostik becomes official partner of Tour de France

Paris, France—Bostik has signed up as an official partner of iconic cycling event, the Tour de France. The new sponsorship agreement upgrades the firm’s previous participation as an official supplier in 2015 and 2016 and will run for the next two years. The event will be used as a platform to communicate and promote the Bostik brand to a large global audience. “We are very pleased to reinforce our association

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    Women in Flooring: Block—DriTac’s driving force, relationship builder

Women in Flooring: Block—DriTac’s driving force, relationship builder

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25 By Lindsay Baillie   Myrna Block, executive vice president, DriTac, has been described by others as outgoing, positive, intuitive, a visionary, an entrepreneur—all of which are exemplified in her passion and hard work in the flooring industry and her community. Whether she is helping fellow flooring members or supporting local charities, Block thrives in developing quality relationships with those around her. In 1987,

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    Bostik acquires floor preparation systems from CGM in the U.S.

Bostik acquires floor preparation systems from CGM in the U.S.

Colombes, Paris, France—Bostik has acquired CMP Specialty Products, the flooring and floor preparation business of U.S.-based specialist CGM, according to Arkema. This business, which generated $15 million sales in 2016, offers strong synergies with Bostik. This acquisition fits with Bostik’s strategy to expand in the growing U.S. construction market and to offer its customers a complete range of innovative solutions for the flooring market. This acquisition is also fully part

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    Installation: Adhesive tips, tricks of the trade

Installation: Adhesive tips, tricks of the trade

May 8/15, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 24 By Lindsay Baillie   When it comes to working with today’s advanced, high-performance, user-friendly adhesives, it’s critical that installers avoid the temptation of taking shortcuts. That’s according to expert floor layers and instructors who say improper installations due to misapplication of adhesives can cause a host of problems, including voided warranties, bad company reviews and even safety risks. FCNews rounded up several experts

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    Self-leveling systems smooth over the rough spots

Self-leveling systems smooth over the rough spots

April 24/May 1, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 23 By Ken Ryan   Flooring installers and contractors know all too well that a project will only be as successful as the subfloor underneath. It’s also common knowledge they will face subfloor challenges on each jobsite. Fortunately, today’s suppliers of subfloor preparation materials—including self-leveling compounds—are developing systems designed to reduce installation costs and improve profitability for contractors. Ardex Ardex K 10 Reactivatable

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    Installation: Today’s next-gen adhesives tout multi-use capabilities

Installation: Today’s next-gen adhesives tout multi-use capabilities

February 13/20, 2017: Volume 31, Number 18 By Lindsay Baillie   Adhesives manufacturers are catering to the industry’s plethora of hard surface offerings by developing products that feature multi-use properties. These new high-performance adhesives, which are designed to handle everything from LVT to vinyl composition to carpet tile, aim to provide solutions for retailers and installers. Utilizing their own proprietary technologies, adhesives manufacturers are increasing moisture resistance, sound reduction and

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    W.F Taylor, Spray-Lock enter strategic marketing alliance

W.F Taylor, Spray-Lock enter strategic marketing alliance

Dalton—W.F. Taylor, LLC (Taylor), an industry leader in the adhesives and coatings markets, and Chattanooga-based Spray-Lock, Inc. (Spray-Lock), a leading manufacturer of spray-based adhesives, have entered into a strategic marketing alliance through which they will better serve their customers with innovative and environmentally friendly adhesives for light construction and floor covering installations. Under the terms of the agreement, Taylor and Spray-Lock will create an alliance through which each company will

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    Adhesives: Professional installers express their product preferences

Adhesives: Professional installers express their product preferences

October 24/31, 2016: Volume 31, Number 10 By K.J. Quinn Installers expect value, quality and innovation from the flooring adhesives they use every day. They want products that are easy to install and won’t delay any finishing work. And they expect these formulations to perform as advertised so there are no callbacks. “We’re more focused on the builder and commercial [markets], so when we’re doing a large scope of jobs

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    Installation: Preventing hollow spots in hardwood flooring

Installation: Preventing hollow spots in hardwood flooring

FCICA Installments Hollow spots in hardwood installations By John Brown One of the most frequent consumer complaints about hardwood flooring installations is the common creaky, hollow-sounding floor that can develop once the job is complete. Noisy floors are annoying and a nuisance that many homeowners prefer to do without. These hollow or loose spots can even detract from the overall visual and essence of a hardwood floor. Most hollow spots

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    W.F. Taylor names Williams CFO

W.F. Taylor names Williams CFO

Fontana, Calif.—W.F. Taylor, an industry leader in the adhesives and coatings markets, has added Steven Williams to the company’s leadership team as its new chief financial officer, effective immediately. In his role, Williams will direct all financial, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, and information technology functions for the company. “We feel very fortunate to have someone of Steve’s caliber join the Taylor management team.” said Dan Pelton, CEO, W.F. Taylor. “His proven

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Aspecta by Metroflor translates Declare labels

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor has published all the Declare labels for its Aspecta LVT commercial range in five languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch. Rochelle Routman, Metroflor chief sustainability officer, who

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NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

Chicago—Registration is now open for the 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. NeoCon 50 will take

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Couristan bolsters sales team

Fort Lee, N.J.—As Couristan prepares for an explosive 2018 and the launch of several new collections at Surfaces 2018, the company has hired two leading residential floor coverings sales executives

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