Some floors – for example, in factories, hospitals or kitchens – may need to be heat-resistant, water-resistant or waterproof. Some floors may need to conform to a specific BREEAM rating. And, for health and safety reasons, low VOC adhesives may be required.
For the most complex installations which may combine several specific requirements including heat or moisture resistance, low-VOC, non-allergenic qualities or flexibility, a range of high performance hybrid polymer adhesives are available.
Floorcoverings remain a key feature in most interior décor schemes and represent a significant investment for the building owner. It is in the best interests of the customer and the specialist flooring contractor to utilise adhesives and other materials which guarantee a long life for the floor.