Congoleum awarded wear surfaces patent
The patented technology is used in the formulation of Ultima's wear surface and DuraStone's surface glaze.
Congoleum's achievement marks the first industry patent awarded for a floorcovering utilizing texture and nanotechnology.
Ultima's wear surface is reinforced and strengthened with micro-sized nylon particles and aluminum oxide for scratch, wear and impact resistance, and features a low gloss, natural look.
DuraStone's surface glaze features a satin-gloss acrylic polymer matrix for stain and scratch resistance, and easy maintenance.
Nylon particles are suspended in the surface glaze to guard against wear and create a realistic texture.