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New applicator to revolutionise flooring industry
A unique new flooring adhesive applicator has just been launched and is set to revolutionise the way flooring contractors operate.
Developed by Bristol-based Gekko Industries, the battery-powered upright applicator can be used for fixing wooden flooring, either solid or engineered, and will save users huge amounts of time and reduce dramatically the amount of waste produced.
Manufactured in the UK, the Gekko features an innovative spreader head allowing a clean and precise application across the width of the floor boards.
Alex Nunn, Marketing Director at Gekko Industries said flooring companies can save as much as 30 per cent of operator time and increase coverage by as much as 25 per cent using the distinctively styled applicator.
He said: “The new Gekko is a fantastic development for flooring contractors. As well as saving time and money the Gekko applicator’s ergonomic design has major benefits from a health and safety perspective. The upright design means that the operator no longer has to kneel down on the floor to apply adhesive, and the battery powered operation means operators will not be constantly tripping over cables or air lines, like other applicators on the market.
“By using The Gekko, contractors can save as much as 20 minutes in every hour which means more time for more work. And by increasing coverage by a quarter means more profit for the contractor. On top of this, there will be no more spilt adhesive to clean up!
“And with health and safety so important these days we were determined to take the principal occupational hazards out of flooring and are confident we have succeeded.”
Key to the applicator’s appeal is the unique disposable head. This means no clean down is required, saving further operator time.
Featuring a range of head sizes including 200 (standard), 300 and 400mm, the spreading head can easily be masked to the width of the board being laid. Running on a rechargeable NiMh battery which can be charged in 60 minutes, each Gekko can apply adhesive to as much as 100 sq metres.
The adhesive supplied in the sachet is Gekko G10, a solvent and water free adhesive based on hybrid polymer technology which has a proven track record and is specifically designed for fixing all types of wooden floors directly onto all common substrates, eliminating the need for battens. It will bond wood directly to all common subfloors including concrete, wood, metal, ceramic tiled, vinyl, marble, granite and most natural stone floors.
The distinctive sachet is easy to replace, reduces wastage and the waste packaging amounts to only a small, squashed silver foil.
Alex added: “Gekko G10 is based on the latest developments in hybrid polymer technology. With the correct settings applied, the floor boards will fully cover the freshly laid adhesive. This results in consistent coverage and reduction in waste.
“We can’t stress enough how important this new tool is for the flooring sector and are confident this new product will prove a genuine hit with flooring companies large or small.”
For further information call 0844 915 0159 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.gekkoindustries.co.uk