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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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Too much or too little water can sabotage cement mixtures
by Denise Troiano
Mapecontact™ MRT: Simplifying how resilient is installed over concrete
by Denise Troiano
Installing Quarry Tile in a Commercial Kitchen
by MAPEI Product Support
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May 1, 2019 - 16.45
Too much or too little water can sabotage cement mixtures
by Denise Troiano
“How much water do I need to use in mixing cement-based products?” That is not such a simple question. To answer it, we need to look at the chemistry of cement and how water plays such an important role.   What many in the industry do not realize is that there is a science behind the curing of cement-based products. When water is added to cement, it starts to crystalize and form “fingers” ...
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March 14, 2019 - 15.32
Mapecontact™ MRT: Simplifying how resilient is installed over concrete
by Denise Troiano
Who has time to wait? Many installations are fast-track, so you can get in and get out as quickly as possible. But no matter how well you plan an installation, issues come up and these delays can cost money. What if you get to the jobsite and find out that you are to install resilient flooring over a slab with moisture problems? You don’t have to worry, thanks to MAPEI’s new Mapecontact MRT ...
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February 28, 2019 - 22.43
Installing Quarry Tile in a Commercial Kitchen
by MAPEI Product Support
Among the benefits of ceramic tile are resistance to weather, chemicals, and wear. One of the heartiest types of tile is unglazed quarry tile (sometimes also referred to as klinker tile). You are probably familiar with quarry tile in restaurants, it is often found in the kitchen, bathrooms, and sometimes the eating areas. However, quarry tile is also used in applications such as breweries , food ...
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January 7, 2019 - 16.36
Blue Stains on Tile
by Nick Valenti
Are the tiles in your shower, or perhaps the shower head or faucets, turning blue? What causes this discoloration and where does it come from? In most cases, it is caused by the water flowing through your pipes having a low (acidic) pH. Chances are your water pipes are made of copper and the blue discoloration is the result of the insides of the pipes being attacked by the aggressive low pH water. To ...
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November 10, 2018 - 00.39
Restoring the I-80 Verdi Bridge
by Marta Pineda
November is National Historic Bridge Awareness Month and to commemorate it, we would like to revisit the restoration of the I-80 Verdi Bridge and MAPEI’s contribution to preserve the structure.  Historical or not, many of our nations' bridges were built decades ago and exist today. We live in an era of insufficient infrastructure funding; which is where restoration and preservation becomes ...
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