Does anyone remember Torginal?
It was a liquid flooring they used in the 60's. I was used on floors,
countertops and anywhere else you wanted. The floor was coated with a
clear coating similar to epoxy. Then colored flakes were sprinkled
over. After that, several layers of clear liquid were poured over the
top. It made a nice looking floor, but the odor was extremely toxic
and flammable. Ventilation was mandatory, and when installed in cold
weather that was a problem with all the windows full of fans.
Do they still use this stuff?
It's got an "o" in it, instead of an "a".
Peterson Chemical Corporation, now Torginol, Inc.
And from http://www.onthehouse.com/qa/202 ....
- We called the folks at Peterson Chemical for an update on Torginal.
- We were advised that it is still in wide use throughout the country,
- but because of the high solvent vapor emissions it generates, Torginal
- is no longer approved for use in California. Furthermore, we are told
- that Peterson Chemical is reluctant to sell their product to lay persons,
- and prefers to give such callers the phone number of a licensee from
- among their national network of installers.
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