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Bostik’s and Ed Begley, Jr.’s LEED Platinum House

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Bostik, Inc. (, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, has produced a new video featuring well-known green activist, actor Ed Begley, Jr. In it, he speaks of why Ultra-Set® SingleStep2™ was the ideal wood flooring installation product for his LEED Platinum home. This video is easily seen by clicking:
“We needed the right adhesive for the wood flooring,” Begley states. He then proceeds to describe the sustainable oak floor material, which came from old barns and buildings, and how it needed an installation material that was “low VOC, provided a moisture barrier, contained high recycled content and easy to apply.”
Top builder John Woosley, who has been working closely with Begley for years, added, “When you get wood flooring that’s not pre-engineered, the planks often come in as uneven pieces. Some are curved to the left or right; some are not flat to the floor. The reason we’re using FSC-rated plywood for the subfloor is because we have to nail and glue the product to get the floor perfectly straight.”
Begley concluded, “Ultra-Set® SingleStep2™ was an important piece of the puzzle in getting LEED points for our home.  It was a sum total of different attributes. No other product would fit the bill for what we were trying to do here!”
Ultra-Set® SingleStep2® utilizes Bostik’s AXIOS® Tri-Linking™ polymer, which combines high-strength adhesive, industry-leading moisture barrier and sound abatement underlayment technologies all in one dynamic, space-age formulation.
Ultra-Set® SingleStep2™ also contains Bostik’s patent-pending Thickness Control™ Spacer Technology, a proprietary feature ensuring that ideal membrane thickness between substrate and hardwood flooring is maintained. According to Bostik Market Manager Eric Kurtz, “Ultra-Set® SingleStep2™ represents the highest feature set of any Bostik hardwood adhesive. Not only does it offer unlimited moisture vapor protection, it provides sound abatement properties equivalent to 1/4” cork underlayment. The Thickness Control™ Spacer Technology helps ensure the required membrane thickness for moisture control and sound abatement is maintained, even if installers walk on the flooring before the adhesive has cured. “
About Bostik, Inc.
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, they have been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape people’s daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of $1.63 billion, the company employs 4,800 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. Bostik is a company of Arkema. Visit for more information.
Contact information: Chris Eichman
Marketing Communications Manager, Consumer & Construction Business Unit
Phone: 414-607-1265 Email:


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