The European Union (EU) paid for universities in Italy to conduct an R&D project aimed at lowering the safety, health and environmental risks associated with high performance flooring installation products to zero. Today, most flooring installation products are very corrosive and have caustic chemistries. While these floor installation products offer high performance, they currently are required to include the “Danger” warning on their containers/packaging. If not disposed of properly, the waste from these products can end up in the soil and water supply, posing an environmental risk.
ZHERORisk products offer a major innovation that will change the way tile and stone are installed and significantly reduce the risks that currently exist. These products will offer better working conditions and overall health for installers, as well as improvements in building wellness and very low environmental impact. The products are GEV-EMICODE certified to be very low in emissions.
The ZHERORisk product line will launch in the U.S. beginning in March and continuing throughout 2019.
Tile Doctor Shield®
o First non-toxic antimicrobial product approved for hard surfaces that has no potential for environmental impact
o Recently received patent for application of antimicrobial for tile and stone
o Finalist in Edison Awards for Innovation