There are big projects and then there are huge projects. And, every once in a while, there are truly enormous projects. The Baha Mar Casino and Hotel in the Bahaman capital of Nassau is one of those enormous projects, earning the label of the largest construction project in the Western Hemisphere.
Waterproofing and crack isolation membranes are widely used in the tile industry as part of substrate preparation prior to the installation of ceramic tiles or similar rigid materials. Membranes that deliver crack isolation performance are intended to maintain their integrity during movement of the substrate and thus prevent tile cracking.
In building, the magic happens when a safe, timely, durable and cost-effective project is delivered by the contractor. And, without a doubt, waterproofing when and where necessary is the most critical component of any finish construction assembly.
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 sustainability. Through two detailed technical focuses, learn more about the importance of hygiene in any tile and stone installation. Marco Galliozzi of Fila Chemicals USA Corp. explains more about why cleaning and sealing tile and stone surfaces is important to ensuring the longevity of these materials, while Art Mintie, Sr. of Laticrete details the increasing demand of antimicrobials. Also be sure to check out the range of new tile collections that are available on the market in our detailed product showcase.