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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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#MAPEITechTip: Construction Installation Products -balancing ‘Performance’ with ‘Sustainability’
by Cris Bierschank
Is your wood floor ready for the next Hurricane Season?
by Audrey Chapman
The Tile Industry Looks To Answer The Question "Why Tile?"
by Dan Marvin
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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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May 1, 2017 - 21.40
The Tile Industry Looks To Answer The Question "Why Tile?"
by Dan Marvin
Why Tile? For the last year or so, those of us that sit on the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) board have known about an effort by the tile industry to answer that question. We all know 'Got Milk?' and 'The Incredible, Edible Egg' but until recently efforts to really explain the benefits of tile over competitive surfaces haven't had a similar rallying cry. At this year's Coverings  trade ...
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April 17, 2017 - 17.05
Flexcolor 3D - Translucent Grout Makes a Bold Statement
by Dan Marvin
I've been attending Coverings for more than 20 years and have never seen a product make a bigger splash right out of the gate than  Flexcolor 3D .  We introduced 3D at our booth this year and I spent most of my time talking about it, both in the booth and everywhere I went on the show floor.  Customers, contractors, tile manufacturers... everywhere I went, everyone was talking about Flexcolor ...
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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 5’ x 10’ ) . Due to this increased format size and reduced thickness, it has required us to re-think how we define the quality standards and also the installation methods for these type of porcelain ...
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