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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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Giving Back During Coverings
by Dan Marvin
Encaustic Cement Tiles - No Cause for Alarm!
by Dan Marvin
#MAPEITechTip: Glass Tile -a little ‘bling’ goes a long way to give a custom look to a project
by Cris Bierschank
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May 29, 2018 - 22.51
Giving Back During Coverings
by Dan Marvin
Trade shows are a great mix of education, networking, and mingling. While the immediate impact of a show like Coverings on a community like Atlanta can be felt in the restaurants and hotels, trade shows are increasingly looking for ways to more directly impact the communities they visit in a positive way.  MAPEI has a rich history of working with the trade shows at which we exhibit to give back ...
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May 22, 2018 - 19.15
Encaustic Cement Tiles - No Cause for Alarm!
by Dan Marvin
Watch any home improvement show these days and you're likely to see the throwback looks of encaustic cement tiles . These tiles often feature mono-chromatic gray, white, and black backgrounds with geometric designs but can also include colors from subtle to vivid . Walking around trade shows this year, the trend is very evident with many manufacturers capitalizing on the look, even if the ...
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March 5, 2018 - 18.06
#MAPEITechTip: Glass Tile -a little ‘bling’ goes a long way to give a custom look to a project
by Cris Bierschank
Today in our 21st Century Glass Mosaic Tile is finding a new generation of admirers as building owners and homeowners are looking to make use of various finishes now available, including glass mosaics and tiles, that are not only functional but often a work of art. Glass tiles popularity can be attributed to a Large Variety of colors that are available in opaque & clear that reflects natural and indoor ...
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February 22, 2018 - 19.58
Moisture Barriers vs. Waterproofing Membranes
by Holden Wheeler
With all of the products on the market today that offer moisture control in some way, selecting the correct product for the job is not always an obvious choice. When choosing these types of products, certain questions arise: What exactly are waterproofing membranes and moisture-reduction barriers? What is each made of? Why would I pick one over another? The short of it is that it will vary a bit from ...
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February 13, 2018 - 13.55
Take it to the Next Level! - New MAPEI Self-Levelers
by Denise Hibson
Are you in a hurry? Self-levelers can be your best option for leveling an existing floor.  While the specific details on the history of self-levelers are somewhat foggy, we know that the term ‘self-leveler’ was officially coined in the United States in 1978. Prior to this time, floor repairs and flattening were typically done with job-site prepared cement patches or mudbeds , both of which are ...
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