Larry Press, director of flooring for Helmitin Adhesives, is no stranger to installation standards. He has been involved with ASTM International since 1987 and sits on numerous committees and subcommittees related to adhesives, VOC emissions and evaluating moisture content in concrete. It’s that last one that led to a phone call with Larry recently.
He was responding to my editorial from the March issue, “When Testing a Flooring Job, Use Multiple Data Points.” In that editorial, I noted that Sonny Callaham of Divergent Adhesives had made a provocative statement about ASTM F2170 when we sat on a panel together. Sonny said that one of the reasons moisture issues are more prevalent today is that contractors are relying on F2170 alone instead of multiple data points.