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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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Flooding considerations for walls and floors
by Dan Marvin
5 things to know about 'High Performance' Mortars
by Dan Marvin
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by Dan Marvin
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August 30, 2017 - 22.16
Flooding considerations for walls and floors
by Dan Marvin
Flood damage can be costly to repair and confusing to assess. We have prepared some information about how inland flooding (rising water from local rivers and streams and overflows from nearby ponds, lakes and reservoirs) can impact floors and walls in your home or business. MAPEI suggests involving your insurer and consulting professionals in helping to remediate flood damaged floors and walls.
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August 2, 2017 - 21.27
5 things to know about 'High Performance' Mortars
by Dan Marvin
As tiles get larger and installations get trickier, all setting materials manufacturers have developed a category of 'high performance' mortars. If you're setting tile in a freeze/thaw environment, on above-grade areas with deflection, in submerged applications, or with really large tiles, chances are good that you're being directed to one of these higher performing mortars. What are they really, and ...
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June 23, 2017 - 15.22
Tiny House, Big Challenge! Coverings Installation Design Showcase
by Dan Marvin
For the last 8 years, Coverings has included a feature called the Installation Design Showcase . In years past, a room would be built on-site, tiled during the show, and then sent off to the landfill afterwards. This year, the organizers decided on Tiny Houses which could be built on a chassis and then re-used after the show. As we have since the beginning, MAPEI enthusiastically partnered with the ...
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May 19, 2017 - 17.31
#MAPEITechTip: Construction Installation Products -balancing ‘Performance’ with ‘Sustainability’
by Cris Bierschank
In this highly competitive marketplace, an installer’s reputation is ‘King’, a few jobs that go south can quickly ruin a seasoned installer’s years of hard work.  That is why you will find such fierce loyalty on the part of installers to a particular product and/or brand.  Finding an installation product that for years has a proven track record on a variety of projects from institutional ...
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May 10, 2017 - 21.30
Is your wood floor ready for the next Hurricane Season?
by Audrey Chapman
The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st to November 30th and MAPEI’s USA headquarters are located less than 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean . So, preparing ourselves for storm season is just something that we do every year. People often ask us, what can be done to prepare interior floors from the effects of a Hurricane? And more specifically – can anything be done to protect glued-down ...
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