Wauwatosa, WI. June 26, 2020 - Bostik, Inc., a world leader in specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, is very much aware that microbial growth on the surface of grout or below any floor-line can not only reduce aesthetics… it also can shorten the lifespan of any floor covering. Additionally, it’s a fact that with sustained, elevated building moisture conditions, bacterial and fungal growth occurs.
Bostik’s Blockade™ offers antimicrobial protection by blocking the growth of bacteria, mold or mildew. “From a building owner’s standpoint, nobody wants intrusion from bacterial growth to take place,” stated Jake Stadler, Bostik’s Market Manager, Hardwood and Resilient Installation Systems. “That’s why Blockade™ is included in the formulations of so many Bostik installation full system products.”
Blockade™ is now a major component of Bostik industry-leading hardwood adhesives, moisture vapor barrier coatings, grouts, resilient adhesives, surface preparation and waterproofing systems. “Especially now, people are more than ever focused regarding the cleanliness of their surroundings, “ added Stadler. “Whether a flooring installation is residential or commercial, minimizing bacterial and fungal growth from ground up has become a necessity.”
In addition to the residential kitchen and bath “wet areas,” there are myriad areas within the commercial construction sector where moisture conditions lead to increased bacterial contaminates. Bostik’s Blockade™not only offers architects, general contractors and building owners protection from these possible conditions. Moving forward, it also offers them peace of mind.
About Bostik, Inc.
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €1.6 billion, the company employs 4,900 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. For the latest information, visit www.bostik.com/us