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MAPEI Tech Talk is a blog devoted to the flooring and construction industry. It is updated on a regular basis by the social media team at MAPEI Americas, and it will feature guest bloggers occasionally as we provide you with viewpoints from across the industry.
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Tile is thinner and larger than ever-Standards to govern quality & installation
by Jim Whitfield
#MAPEITechTip: LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) & LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank): Sound-reduction in multi-unit residential high-rises and hotels
by Cris Bierschank
#MAPEITechTip: STACK—methodology to determine 1.) Surface preparation 2.) Product selection 3.) Acceptable installation environment & Knowledge
by Cris Bierschank
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Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs
December 22, 2016 - 17.31
Tile is thinner and larger than ever-Standards to govern quality & installation
by Jim Whitfield
In the last few years, there has been a concerted effort by tile manufacturers to produce larger format porcelain tiles that use less natural resources by reducing the thickness ( For example: 1/8”x ...
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LVT & LVP in multi-unit residential high-rises and hotels
December 8, 2016 - 16.44
#MAPEITechTip: LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) & LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank): Sound-reduction in multi-unit residential high-rises and hotels
by Cris Bierschank
So we think vinyl is vinyl — sheet, tiles or in planks, however this couldn’t be farther from the truth, since vinyl tile & planks have taken very different paths, particularly in the last ...
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STACK determines degree of surface preparation and layering requirements for an installation
November 22, 2016 - 21.21
#MAPEITechTip: STACK—methodology to determine 1.) Surface preparation 2.) Product selection 3.) Acceptable installation environment & Knowledge
by Cris Bierschank
Have you ever wished there was a better way to ensure that you captured all of the layers required for your installation? What about the surface preparation—is it in line with the floor covering ...
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Total Solutions Plus 2016-Indiana Wells, CA
November 3, 2016 - 14.25
Total Solutions Plus (TSP)bringing the ceramic tile industry together to network and learn
by Dan Marvin
Total Solutions Plus is several meetings in one, it combines the fall meetings for TCNA , CTDA , NTCA , and TCAA which used to be held as separate events.  That means that every function mixes ...
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Selecting a 'perm rated' waterproofing per ASTM E96 test method
October 26, 2016 - 16.03
#MAPEITechTip: Perm Rating-why it is important to consider in a steam room/shower?
by Cris Bierschank
While steam rooms are found mostly in commercial health spas, fitness clubs, hotels and cruise ships-many homeowners are installing combination steam showers in their homes to a create spa-like bathroom ...
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