The following is an overview of adhesives, applicators, fillers and finishes available today, featuring advertisers from the February/March issue of Wood Floor Business.
Bona R850T silane-based wood floor adhesive sausages can replace top-nailing on close-out rows, board replacements, stairs, risers, and trim applications, the company says. They can be used for nail and glue assist installations, are easy to clean off prefinished floors, and will leave no wasted product, Bona adds. They are Greenguard Gold-certified for indoor air quality.
Stauf USA LLC
Stauf PUK 455 is a special-formulation, single-component adhesive for wide-plank flooring. PUK 455 has a shear strength of over 680 psi, meaning it is able to stabilize and control common cupping problems associated with wide-width solid flooring, the company says.
Bostik's Pro-MSP 20-ounce sausage packs offer reduced waste footprint, more coverage per individual container and are installer-friendly, the company says. For glue-assist applications, each 20-fluid-ounce sausage will cover approximately 60 linear feet at a ¼-inch bead. They are ideal for wide-plank floor installations and easy to clean, the company adds.
DriTac Flooring Products LLC
DriTac 7700 Easy Clean is a premium grade, "green" sound and moisture control MS polymer wood flooring adhesive that cleans up easily off the surface of hardwood flooring when wet or dry, the company says. It is available in 4-gallon pails, 20-ounce sausages, and 28-ounce cartridges and is recommended for residential and commercial applications.
Wakol MS 262 Wood Flooring Adhesive is a firm-flexible one-component adhesive available in a 20-ounce sausage bag, 1-gallon sausage bag or 3-gallon bucket for the interior installation of end-matched solid and engineered wood flooring.
The Bona Microfiber Roller is designed for easy, uniform application of waterborne finishes. Both the roller cover and the roller handle can be purchased separately.
Norton Abrasives' floor finish applicators were created with the professional contractor in mind; the company offers four options. The applicators are designed to quickly and easily apply floor finish or sealer and provide superior results, the company says.
Woodwise/Design Hardwood Products
The Woodwise Nap Saver suspends an applicator pad inside a polycarbonate housing so the nap doesn't get crushed. Since the nap never touches the sides, it keeps the applicator pads like new so they can be used again and again without compromising quality, Woodwise says.
The Wakol Applicator 90 is a battery-operated applicator for dispensing Wakol one-gallon tubular bag adhesives from a standing position. It includes a 7¾-inch (200-mm) distributor head for mounting Wakol Replaceable Nozzles, a quick-charger and two 18-volt rechargeable batteries, including a stand.
Bona Pacific Filler is a ready-to-use waterborne compound designed for filling cracks, holes, chips, gouges, and broken edges prior to finishing. It features a new color-matched strip on the label designed to make finding the correct color easier, the company says. It is available in six wood tones: red oak, white oak, ash-maple-pine, Brazilian cherry, American cherry and walnut.
Woodwise/Design Hardwood Products
Woodwise/Design Hardwood Products says it is continuing its research and development efforts to keep up with the wood flooring industry, and its wood fillers have been formulated to meet the demands of wood flooring experts. Its line of wood fillers includes: Woodwise Full-Trowel Filler, Wood Patch, No Shrink Patch-Quick, Powdered Wood Filler, Pre-Finish Filler and Epoxy Wood Patch.
Loba EasyFillPro Waterborne Filler provides maximum filling power with one application. Its easy-to-use system, quick dry time and excellent sandability combine for the best results, the company says.
Absco Grand Nxtgen Wood Floor Finish features innovative resins that deliver the appearance and durability of an oil finish, and application tracking technology for ease of application. It is VOC-compliant nationally and provides enhanced leveling, increased scuff-resistance, excellent build/coverage, and low odor, the company says.
American Sanders TimberGuard line of water-based wood floor coatings offer superior 1K and 2K coatings with applications for residential, commercial and high-traffic conditions, the company says. All TimberGuard coatings include AMP AntiMicrobial Protection that inhibits the growth of bacteria on the floor surface for the usable life of the coating.
Bona Mega ONE is a durable, one-component, crystal-clear finish with high build, the company says, adding that it has excellent abradability, is Greenguard-certified, and is fully cured in five days.
Polo 1K is a single-component waterborne finish. The formula is non-ambering, clear and low-VOC. Polo 1K's rapid-cure technology allows for the floors to be returned to service the next day, the company says. It is available in gloss, semi-gloss, satin and matte sheens.
Loba 2K InvisibleProtect A.T. is a two-component water-based thin film coating for hardwood floors. In addition to being invisible, it also feels like untreated wood, the company says. The latest generation of raw materials guarantees that the floor will be long-lasting and will not be polished up even under heavy wear, Loba adds.