Excess moisture from concrete subfloors can cause serious problems with all types of flooring. These range from aesthetic problems to health and safety hazards. Here are four ugly consequences when moisture is trapped beneath a flooring system.
Often times, when people hear the word “tilework,” the traditional 4- x 4- or 8- x 8-inch subway tiles that are commonly seen on kitchen walls may come to mind. However, there is an entire universe of tile artists creating custom artworks with different varieties of mosaic tile.
When renovating their new kitchen, a couple of homeowners sought a design that was eye-catching, yet maintainable. With an idea of implementing materials that would withstand the test of time, they turned to a local, custom countertop fabrication and installation company.
Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs (GPTP) are gaining a lot of traction in the tile and stone industries as of late. The large-format materials, which are technically defined as tiles measuring 1 x 1 meter (40 x 40 inches) or larger, have been creating a lot of buzz in the marketplace lately.
The wedi Vapor 85 is a variant of the wedi Building Panel and is designed for installations in steam showers and steam rooms. It serves as a strong vapor retarder and exceeds the minimum requirements set by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) for vapor retarders used in continuous steam rooms.
The C555 Electronic Concrete Moisture Meter from Wagner Meters gives you a speedy indication of high and low moisture zones in a concrete slab. This capability gives you optimal targeting of areas to place ASTM F2170 in situ probe sensors.
USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane is a liquid-applied waterproofing and crack isolation membrane and vapor retarder for use in both residential and commercial tile and stone applications. It is ideal for waterproofing floors and walls in showers and other wet areas.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on outdoor installations and the importance of surface prep prior to any tile installation. Through various case studies, see what types of installations are possible in the great outdoors. Also make sure to check out two detailed technical focuses by industry professionals and the product showcase, which highlights the newest surface prep products on the market.