Showcasing the latest in underlayment/membrane product technology and trends. This month we look at products from: Ardex, Custom Building Products, Helix Professional Tools, HPS Schönox, Laticrete, MAPEI, Montolit, Pearl Abrasive, Progress Profiles, Prova Products, Rubi, Sika Corporation, Schluter, Tenax, US Hammer, and Wagner Meters.
HPS Schönox’s iFix® is based on a two-part powder and resin system, which allows sealing the membrane and the seams at the same time. This effective and efficient solution not only reduces application downtime by 40%, but also reduces material cost and is easy to apply.
Your project is complete. Every tile is in place, the installation was done on time and under budget, to the exact specifications. Even the project manager is beaming. But, the owners are calling because their sparkling new tile has turned dull in just days.
In the late 15th century, under the Ottoman Empire, craftsmen of İznik created their own rendition of ceramic tile by replacing the traditional clay used with quartz. The innovative technique produced a bright white base, which made the four traditional colors found in İznik pieces.
wedi Corporation’s Tub Sealing Tape with a waterproof butyl connection strip creates a safe waterproofing connection to walls when installing tubs and trays with partial or with no nailing flange. The butyl sealing and adhesion strip offers flexible waterproofing to acrylic or fiberglass tubs subject to frequent movement.
USG Corporation’s Durock™ Brand CST™ Moisture Vapor Reducer is a single-component moisture mitigation system that reacts with the free calcium at the concrete paste layer to create a permanent moisture barrier without changing the surface profile.
Tenax’s FixTop Deck is a slow-curing, super strong, 100% pure epoxy tile and stone adhesive. Perfect for setting countertops or tile on substrates when a slow-curing glue is needed, it is easy to mix, with a smooth consistency perfect for troweling.
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.
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!