New or remodeling projects can become challenging when critical substrates are damaged by years of use. What’s the advantage of renovating versus demolition? Costs and labor can be mitigated when a load-bearing substrate can be rehabbed.
To help installers achieve faster results, Schluter-Systems is providing its Kerdi waterproof membrane in a roll twice as wide as the previous roll. The new roll is 6 feet, 7 inches wide. The length remains 98 feet, 5 inches so there is 646 square feet on each wide Kerdi roll.
Introducing the new QEP Cork Plus Underlayment, an exclusive composite blend of 65% natural cork and 35% EVA foam. All of the EVA foam is collected from recycled shoes. It is available in 200-foot rolls or 2- x 3-inch sheets.
Prodeso Membrane by Progress Profiles is an uncoupling and waterproofing membrane in polyethylene with drop-shaped cavities for problematic supports and horizontal surfaces of any size. Prodeso waterproofs the substrates in the case of overlaying on cracked or imperfectly cured floors with a risk of vapor stress.
Fracture Guard FD is a low VOC, fast-drying crack isolation membrane specifically formulated by Merkrete for same-day tile installations. Fracture Guard FD provides a thin protection layer to inhibit substrate crack transfers up to 1/8 inch.
Mapeguard UM is a lightweight waterproofing and vapor pressure-equalizing underlayment membrane from MAPEI. It provides crack suppression for use under ceramic tile and stone installations, for both residential and commercial applications.
Flex-Guard and Speed-Flex are “peel-and-stick” crack isolation and anti-fracture membranes from Flex Guard Products, Inc. that do not require primer prior to installation. These membranes are easy to install, lightweight, and easy to handle and cut (no tar residue).
Bosti-Set™ is a one-component, non-sag, easy-to-trowel adhesive and sound reduction membrane that is specifically formulated for the installation of thin (gauged) porcelain tile panels on interior surfaces, vertical surfaces or countertops.
Showcasing the latest in underlayment/membrane product technology and trends. This month we look at products from: Bostik, Custom Building Products, Flex Guard Products, Inc., Laticrete, Mapeguard, Merkrete, NAC Products, Progress Profiles, QEP, Schluter-Systems, Schönox, Tenax, USG Corporation, and wedi Corporation.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we put together an exclusive showcase of new products that would’ve been introduced at this year’s edition of Coverings, which was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, be sure to check out the detailed trend report for 2020, featuring advice from design professionals all over the country.