Taint-free flooring claims disputed

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The risk of tainting food during the installation of new resin floors is just as great even if the flooring produces little or no odour, despite the...

The risk of tainting food during the installation of new resin floors is just as great even if the flooring produces little or no odour, despite the 'taint free' claims made for some products, warns UK resin flooring supplier Degafloor.

Problems linked to tainting occur when gaseous emissions from resin floors - regardless of whether the formulation is 'solvent free' or 'low odour' - are released during the mixing and curing process.

Degafloor says reputable flooring contractors should always advise manufacturers to stop all production in affected areas until any new resin-based floor has fully cured, as the risk of taint does not cease until full chemical cure is achieved - which can take up to seven days for certain epoxy and polyurethane systems, it claims.

However, Degafloor believes there is a solution for manufacturers who cannot afford to halt production for the long periods required to allow traditional resins to cure and that solution is an MMA resin floor which fully cures in just two hours.

This type of floor also benefits from a strong and distinctive odour that helps to create awareness among those exposed to it because once it goes it signals that taint is no longer a threat.

Contact: Degafloor, Tel: 01733 254 888

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