Bostik, Inc., specializes in 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. 

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. 

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