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.
Without some degree of surface preparation, it’s highly unlikely that a concrete slab or wood-framed subfloor will be flat enough to meet the requirements for large-format tile. A quick check with a straightedge often shows that a small area or perhaps the entire surface dips and undulates outside of industry standards.
550 West Jackson is a Class A high-rise located in the heart of downtown Chicago, IL. When it was being renovated, a local contractor was enlisted to provide a flooring solution that could handle heavy foot traffic while meeting the attractive design aesthetic of the building.
Seaside living is one of the most envied lifestyles. Living within walking distance of a beach has its benefits, especially in the summertime. And recent scientific research has even proven that spending time by the ocean is beneficial to your overall well being.
For many years, Coverings has been known as the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in America, and deservedly so. Each year, the event draws in thousands of visitors and exhibitors, which showcase some of their latest and greatest innovations.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, see the latest Contractor Spotlight with Dirk Sullivan, owner of Hawthorne Tile, read about the challenges of sustainability and workplace safety in the tile industry, see the latest product showcase, and much more!