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A House Like No Other: Dealing with Asbestos

By Ray Thompson, Jr.   As a retired floor layer, I bought the house next door and planned on remodeling it. Part of the plan was...

Back Buttering, Flat Back Troweling, Notched Back Troweling

By Greg Mowat, Forensic Tile Consultants   ANSI A108.5, which sets forth the standards for installing ceramic tile with modified and non-modified mortars, states when “95%...

Finish Applications & Corrections for Hardwood Floors

By Brett Miller, NWFA Vice President Technical Standards, Training & Certification   Flooring contractors know that installing real wood floors offers significant income opportunities. Real wood...

Admixtures in Concrete…How Common Is It?

By David Seland, Principal and Founder of ISE Logik A lot has been said and written about admixtures in concrete within the flooring industry over...

Market Study: State of U.S. Construction and Outlook

By Daniel LoBue, Tego Systems Corp.   It has been quite a turbulent six months since our last article in January/February 2022. Developments affecting cost and...

MAPEI: Looking to the Future at 85

By MAPEI Corporation It was 1937 when Rodolfo Squinzi founded his building materials business in the outskirts of Milan with seven staff members and the...

Quick Tip: Defeat Dust in a Few Easy Steps

By Trimaco, Inc.   Controlling dust and dirt on a jobsite can feel like an impossible task. It doesn’t take long for dust to reach every...

Treadman Multi-Angle Stair Cutting System Creates Perfectly Cut Stair Treads Every Time

By Lee Richards, president of ProKnee Corp.   By securely locking in each step and tread’s specific geometry, the Treadman® Multi-Angle Stair Tread Cutting System by...

Quick Tip: Subfloor Prep Cementitious/Epoxy Products in High Moisture Vapor Situations

By Andreas Eisenmann, Product Manager, Sika Corporation   Each year, over one billion dollars are lost on claims related to flooring damaged by moisture in the...

Schönox Protects Layers of Historic Subfloor While Providing a New Subfloor for Rouses Market in New Orleans

By James Corbin, regional business manager, Schönox HPS North America   Schönox employed its Renotex® 3D system in New Orleans at Rouses Market, protecting history while...

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