Flooring is the foundation for the design and functionality of a space. It is considered the most crucial part of interior design. In any space, the first interaction we have is visual, however, the first physical interaction is with flooring. Ingredients we provide help bind rubberized athletic surfaces, function as moisture-resistant adhesives for carpet underlayment, and provide protection for wood and concrete flooring.
Concrete rocks; known for being durable, waterproof, and resistant to fire, stains, bacteria, and odors. Depending on desired aesthetics, concrete offers textures such as troweled, smooth, stamped, scored, or polished. Polyurethane is a hard, polymeric finish applied to concrete floors that creates a seal against dust and liquids. These polyurethane sealers can be used over interior or exterior surfaces and are made for high-traffic environments, such as parking garages, schools, and department stores. They can withstand tough industrial concrete applications offering superior washability and sanitation. Many of our polyol ingredients are suitable for incidental food contact.
Wood works; known for being lightweight, easy to work with, and long-lasting. Wood flooring is one of the most sought-after flooring materials in the world. It comes in various styles, colors, cuts, and species. Finishes commonly used for wood flooring include polyurethane, shellac, lacquer, varnish, and oil. Polyurethane coatings are used on wood because they allow dull surfaces to be easily refinished and restore luster.
Industrial coatings offer protective properties in particular corrosion prevention and weatherproofing. Many compounds can accelerate corrosion calling for the need for a robust and easy to maintain coating. Polyol-based polyurethane coatings exhibit good chemical resistance to cold and hot water, organic and inorganic acids, caustic, diesel fuel, gasoline, and other commonly encountered chemicals. Castorcin™ Polyol Series cures in a wide range of environments, protects against chemicals, and exhibits good UV exposure stability.
Wood glue is specially formulated to penetrate wood fibers. Popular with professionals in construction and woodworkers when bonding high resin lumber, polyurethane glue is used to achieve a complete waterproof adhesive. Indapro™ Intermediate is used in manufacturing waterproof wood glue where working time and cure time are crucial. It also helps minimize the discoloration that can occur when bonding high-resin lumber woods.