DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Gripper Edge®, a leading manufacturer of carpet tack strip in North America, today announced the product launch of their patented self-stick™ method of installing carpet tack strip. Previously, most carpet tack strips were either nailed or glued down using hot melt or solvent based adhesives. These methods can damage a subfloor such as prefinished hardwood, which the homeowner may want to return to in the future. The solvent based adhesives require long wait times, in some cases up to 24 hours before completing the installation.
GRIPPER EDGE® SELF-STICK™ installs four times faster than even the fastest glue gun and will not damage an existing floor. There is no waiting, power required, or special tools needed to install self-stick™ tack strip, made by GRIPPER EDGE®, which has sold over a half billion lineal feet of product in the United States since 2003.
GRIPPER EDGE® SELF-STICK™ was invented and patented by three experienced flooring professionals, principals of GMB Flooring Solutions, LLC (US patent # 8,763,203 B2). “There has never been an easier method of installing carpet,” says inventor and veteran carpet installer Mr. Brian McKenna. “We literally cut our install time by several hours per room using the easy peel and stick method.”
GRIPPER EDGE® is a brand owned by TruBlack, a company that prides itself in offering innovative products that are sourced from sustainable sources and are environmentally safe. The company President, Rodrigo Vera, reiterated, “Since the invention of carpet tack strip in 1938, no one has been able to find an easier method of installing strips without tools. The invention by the gentlemen of GMB along with our Anchor-Weld® adhesive technology allows us to offer a solution to all carpet installers looking for an easier alternative. We offer our lifetime warranty on this an all our GRIPPER EDGE® products.”
TruBlack is an innovative international multi-brand business unit founded in 1999. The company is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and global marketing of building, food and home products, provisions and services. The company has worldwide offices in Asia, North and South America.