The companies below—all advertisers in the August/September issue of WFB—have made inroads toward protecting the wellbeing of consumers and wood flooring professionals, as well as the health of the global environment. See below to discover how they have adopted environmental sustainability as a bedrock of their businesses.
Roll-Cote High-Performance Moisture Vapor Barrier Coating and Primer is a water-based, one-component system formulated to reduce substrate moisture-vapor emissions, including unlimited moisture protection for glue-down hardwood flooring, the company says. It is designed to prime floors prior to the application of underlayments/adhesives and block concrete alkalinity. Roll-Cote is Red List Free, CDPH- and VOC-compliant (per SCAQMD Rule 1113), and is a LEED v4 contributor for BD+C and ID+C.
Horizon Forest Products
The Hampton, Nantucket, and Piedmont series of the Impressions Flooring Collection are harvested from the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, and 100% of the Appalachian hardwood is from Verified Sustainable Hardwood Forests. The solid hardwood flooring features the industry-leading “Six Side Seal,” the company says.
Stauf USA LLC
Stauf started its green initiative long ago, as it wanted to be at the forefront of the movement. Today, almost all of its products in the United States and Europe meet or exceed SCAQMD 1168 standards. The company says there isn’t a way to get any greener and still be called an adhesive.
AquaChoice GreenStar is the first and only 2K water-based finish with a hardener completely free of isocyanate or aziridine, the company says. It requires no hazard labeling, no skin protection and emits no CO2 off-gassing. Its 18-hour pot life after mixture reduces waste, the company adds. It is certified for sports flooring and features four gloss levels.
Delmhorst Instrument Co.
The JX-20 and JX-30 are the latest moisture meters in Delmhorst’s Navigator family and are designed to bring lumber, flooring installers and inspectors professional-grade, accurate and versatile tools to perform jobs confidently, the company says. The JX-30 features the Delmhorst Edge app with expanded wood species, customizable settings, geotagging and data sharing from any location.
The Goodwin Company
The Goodwin Company offers River-Recovered and building-reclaimed antique wood for the building design industry. Goodwin River-Recovered wood has more growth rings per inch than standing wood today. Goodwin has been crafting fine antique wood flooring since 1976.
Lignomat USA Ltd.
Lignomat has added calibrations for bamboo to its dual-depth meter, the Ligno-Scanner SDM. The ¾-inch depth calibration can be used for full-thickness floor planks, whereas the ¼-inch depth is ideal for bamboo, which usually comes in ⅝-inch or thinner. Besides bamboo, the Ligno-Scanner SDM can measure the moisture in all materials important for the floor installer and inspector.
SikaBond-T100 is an all-in-one hybrid urethane adhesive for full surface wood floor bonding. The super strong, permanently elastic adhesive offers unlimited moisture protection, crack bridging and sound reduction, the company says. It contains no solvents, isocyanates or VOCs, and passes USGBC LEED Version 4, making it ideal for environmentally friendly projects, the company adds.
DriTac 7700 Easy Clean is a premium grade sound and moisture control modified-silane polymer wood flooring adhesive that can be cleaned up easily when wet or dry, the company says. It contains zero VOCs and solvents and has been independently tested and certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus Program for Indoor Air Quality.
Tactical Flooring Tools
Tactical Flooring Tools’ ratchet flooring clamp features a ratchet plate that will fit under the toekick in the kitchen and still be able to tighten the strap. The strap material was chosen because it does not stretch like other straps, which must be completely stretched out before they begin to pull boards together. The color was chosen to easily find the tools when rolling up in low light.
The award-winning Orion 950 Smart Pinless Wood Moisture Meter features Bluetooth connection to smart device apps, EMC calculation, a built-in temperature and RH sensor, and dual depth moisture measurement. The Orion 950 is backed by an industry-leading seven-year warranty and comes with an on-demand calibrator, the company says.