Wauwatosa, Wis.—Bostik will be unveiling three new, cutting-edge installation products at The International Surface Event (TISE) Jan. 27-30 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
These introductions include VCT-Lock, a state-of-the-art, moisture-resistant, vinyl composition tile adhesive. This solvent-free adhesive dries translucent, and installers can trowel out a whole room, and then put down the tile up to 16 hours later. Ideal for installation in healthcare, hospitality, retail, educational and food preparation facilities, VCT-Lock is highly water-resistant when dry. Additionally, it contains an advanced antimicrobial system, protecting it from bacterial and fungal growth.
A light-colored, high-strength acrylic polymer compound, Encap-Cote isolates old cutback stains and other adhesive residues that discolor/affect the bond of new flooring installations. Instead of labor and cost intensive process of troweling out a cement finish patch layer over the remaining residue of a floor, Encap-Cote can quickly and efficiently be rolled over cutback using a 3/8-inch nap roller to isolate it. This surface consolidator also maintains the integrity of a finished floor surface by protecting against plasticizer migration.
Gypsum-Cote, an acrylic floor preparation solution, has been formulated to fortify gypsum substrates before the application of floorcovering adhesives. It improves dry, porous substrates for a better bonding surface, protects the adhesive from alkalinity damage, and improves adhesive spread rate. Gypsum-Cote is suitable for use over APA-approved flooring grade plywood, concrete or acoustical concrete, floor patch, and gypsum-based substrates
“We’re excited to officially launch our three new products at Bostik’s exhibit, #4428 during TISE 2020 in Las Vegas, January 27-30,” said Jake Stadler, Bostik’s market manager for hardwood and resilient installation systems. “In particular, we welcome contractor and distributor attendees to stop by and find out about these revolutionary introductions.”