It’s hard not to be aware of the benefits of building green these days when everywhere, you turn and everything you read, is about something “green”. Advances in adhesive technologies have allowed the development of formulas that reduce or eliminate VOCs without reducing the durability and performance of the products. Architects, designers, developers, installers, and builders now realize the importance of sourcing, low-VOC, green products, but more importantly, they are concerned with finding a green “installation system”. An important requirement of these systems is that they, not only meet the standards set forth by the green building authorities such as the US Green Building Council through its L.E.E.D Guidelines, but that the system is warranted for a long term by a reputable, financially-stable, manufacturer. At Bostik, we not only ensure a greener future with our low VOC portfolio of products but we back them with Installation System Warranties to protect our customer for the long term.
This is the reason why more building professionals across the world are choosing Bostik Systems for their current and future projects. Bostik offers Installation Systems and Warranties for Wood Flooring, Ceramic, Carpet, and Resilient Flooring. Visit www.bostik-us.com to see what products are available for your next project.
Case Study: THE SOVEREIGN
Designers: Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc.
Developer and Property Management: Regent Partners, LLC a property develoment and management company
General Contractor: Hardin Construction Company
Installer: Tiede-Zoeller, Inc.
Flooring Installation Systems Distributor: Design Tile by Zumpano, Norcoss, GA
Flooring Installation Systems Manufacturer: Bostik, Inc.
Tile Distributor: Ceramic Technics, Ltd.
The Sovereign is a 50-story, multi-use building that includes “class office” space, retail & restaurant space and 82 high-end ($1M-$11Million) condominium residences. Each of the 82 condominiums is lavishly decorated with an exterior balcony space. All of the balconies (totaling 55,000 square feet of tile) were tiled with 6” x 12” porcelain.
The installation system of choice was from Bostik Hydroment and the products included the following: Hydroment Ultra-Set Advanced Waterproofing, Crack Isolation, Antifracture and Sound Reduction Membrane which contains Blockade Antimicrobial protection; Hydroment PM Thin Set Mortar and all of the balconies were grouted with Bostik EzPoxy 100% Solids Epoxy Grout & Mortar.
EzPoxy 100% Solids Epoxy is the newest edition to the Grouting Systems offered by Bostik and its benefits include Ease of Use (from Mixing ,Applying and Cleaning), zero VOCs stain resistance and superior durability.
According to Moe Karichu, Project Manager of Tiede-Zoeller “The designers were looking for a system to ensure maximum performance and Hydroment brand products fit the bill. Bostik systems are backed by an Installation System Warranty and I always feel confident when using any Bostik installation system.”- Christine Krisko