Contact Adhesive, What is it?
At Cantikwall, the use of Contact Adhesive (CA) is a norm when it comes to vinyl flooring installation.
So, what exactly is Contact Adhesive (CA)?
An example of CA Glue.
Contact adhesives provide the advantage of high initial strength. They are based on polymers that exhibit the capability to bond to themselves as dry adhesive films (auto-adhesion). Both surfaces to be bonded must be coated and the adhesive dried. Coated surfaces bond immediately on contact so care needs to be taken in positioning the substrates prior to contact since re-positioning is nearly impossible. Once the bond has been made, it is typically pressed or rolled to insure complete contact. The high initial strength of contact adhesives makes them ideal for a variety of laminating applications. Because the adhesive is dried before bonding, contact adhesives can be used to bond large areas of non-porous substrates.
Another usage of CA glue, to laminate formica onto custom made cabinet.
Contact adhesives are available in both solvent based and water based dispersion systems. Solvent based systems dry faster and allow bonds to be made more quickly. Because they contain flammable solvent, proper care must be taken for safe handling. Solvent based contact adhesives are also regulated due to environmental concerns. The drying time for water based contact adhesives can be shortened by heating or increased air movement. Both solvent and water based contact adhesives are well suited for automated assembly of wide area laminates. Adhesive can be applied by spray or roller and drying is accelerated by use of a drying oven. Contact adhesives are used extensively to assemble counter tops, building panels and furniture.
It is advisable to wear safety masks as the smell of CA glue can cause dizziness.
Contact Adhesive is a very useful item in some situations and it easy to obtained from your local hardware stores. Make sure to open up your windows to give air flow as the smell emitted by the CA glue can cause headache, nausea, dizziness,etc. Once you are done with your usage, make sure to seal and keep it in a cool and dry area and away from children.
A Wainscoting Well Done...
Recently, we did a wainscoting job in Kuala Lumpur.
And it's a first too, installing a wainscoting in a condominium.
It was a brand new challenge but we are ready.
Scenes at the site.
Custom Cabinetry with Cantikwall
Custom cabinetry has always been a fad among people whether they want it for their living room, in the kitchen, a fully furnished installed to the wall or even just rack for their shoes.
At Cantikwall, we provide such services to fulfill the needs of our customers to live up the atmosphere or its functionality.
Our recent project. A custom made order by our customer.
Here we have the installation progress of the custom cabinet for a musolla.
First of all, what exactly is wainscoting???
Originally, it was used as a way to insulate an area from the cold walls and also for the wall's protection but now we install them more for decorative purposes.
There are many designs available but for the most part, they are usually the plain frames and baseboards and the chair rails.
Cantikwall's wainscoting sample in progress
Hand-knotted rugs take time, expertise and a skilled hand – if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind design, this ancient method of producing rugs is by far the best option. They are found in some of the world’s most beautiful homes, and it’s not hard to see why: they are true masterpieces. And unlike other works of art, you can walk on these ones. In fact, their beautiful appearance belies the strength of their construction.
What You Should Know About Hand-Knotted Rugs
Complex and time-consuming, hand-knotted rugs are often hailed as works of art, and for very good reason. It takes a skilled weaver about one day to make 10,000 knots, and considering a fairly good quality rug will have 80+ knots per square inch (often more), you can imagine how long it would take to weave a sprawling rug. The greater the knots per square inch (KPSI), the better the quality. Of course, the material used will affect the KPSI, but the rule holds true: more knots means more quality, and as a buyer, you pay for this time and precision.
Wool... Flame resistance?
Wool is naturally flame resistant
Because of the way the wool fiber is structured, wool requires more oxygen than is available in the air to become flammable. Wool is accordingly an excellent fiber when it comes to fire safety. Furthermore, it does not melt, drip or stick to the skin when it burns.
Of the commonly used textile fibers (cotton, rayon, polyester, acrylic and nylon), wool is widely recognized as the most flame resistant. Wool’s fire resistant attributes include:
SPC Vinyl Flooring?
What is SPC Vinyl Flooring?
During your vinyl flooring search, you may have come across abbreviations such as SPC. If you’re wondering what is SPC vinyl flooring, you’ve come to the right place!
SPC Vinyl Flooring stands for stone polymer composite vinyl flooring. An SPC vinyl is an engineered luxury vinyl that combines limestone and stabilizers to create an extremely durable core. An SPC vinyl floor is still 100% waterproof, but adds stability, dent resistance and structure to vinyl plank flooring.
We all want our homes to look great, but sometimes, aesthetics doesn’t always equal functionality. Take rugs for example, sure, there are certain artificial rugs out there that may look presentable, but as they are synthetic, they often wear down easily, plus they don’t feel comfortable underfoot. Whether you are looking for rugs for your sitting room, bedroom, a dining room, or anywhere else for that matter, the thing to remember is that you need to choose a rug that not only looks wonderful, but that is also comfortable and practical as well. This is where New Zealand wool verifies so beneficial. Pure New Zealand wool rugs look astounding, they feel even better, and they are built to last a lifetime, with care and maintenance of course. If you wish to enhance the appearance and comfort of your home, here’s a look at a few reasons why you should pick New Zealand wool rugs.
23 Feb 2019, Saturday, 1-day trip.
Cantikwall crew went out for a field trip to REX Expo at KLCC.
The event is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. till 9 p.m.
As usual, we arrived earlier than the scheduled time to not miss out on anything.
Carpet tile is a great flooring option for homeowners who tend to shy away from big DIY projects. With a quick and easy installation process and wide variety of colors and patterns, using carpet tile is an easy way to achieve the look you want for your floor. Once you have your carpet tile installed and ready for foot traffic, there will be certain maintenance measures you’ll need to take to ensure your flooring surface continues to look its best.
An essential component of your maintenance process for carpet tile needs to be regular vacuuming. Any type of carpet will attract dust and other particles, which can easily gather and become embedded into the carpet. It’s a good idea to invest in a vacuum that has more powerful suction ability, which may cut down on the amount of time you’ll have to allocate to tending to your carpet tile floor.
Decor addict. Love to explore new things, try things around and see how it come out especially for interior decoration. Has handled thousands of rug production and delivery in 3 years span. Well exposed in all sorts of carpet under the sun. Engineer, designer, and decor addict.