Mears Group is a specialist in social housing repair and maintenance across the UK. Norbord is helping Mears keep floors quiet with No-Squeak, Norbord’s innovation in flooring adhesive.
Mears recently used Norbord’s No-Squeak while replacing a tenant’s floor which had been damaged by a leak. Mears had to remove the old boards and replace them with new tongue and groove flooring.
Gus Dunne, Senior Supervisor at Mears, explains: ‘No-Squeak is easy to use with great results. Tongue and groove is known to squeak at times and No-Squeak worked wonders. Weeks later and we have had no complaints!’
Ideal for the general builder carrying out repair, maintenance and improvement contracts, No-Squeak is a gap-filling adhesive which creates a strong bond and prevents any subsequent differential movement. The adhesive remains flexible when cured and will not become brittle or crack.
Traditionally, each 2400 mm x 600 mm tongue and groove board requires up to 17 nails to fix it to the joist. With Norbord No-Squeak only three nails are required; these have no structural purpose but simply hold the board in place while the adhesive cures.
Although No-Squeak will not hide poor workmanship or uneven joists, the new adhesive will accommodate minor floor movements to ensure there are no squeaks - whether it’s a replacement floor in an existing building or a new floor in a building extension.