“Tech Talk” blog

Updated by MAPEI’s Technical Services team, the Tech Talk blog is devoted to sharing practical advice and cutting-edge knowledge for the flooring and construction industry.

Tech Talk articles

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March 24, 2021. 8:19 PM

Tile Installation: What are those “badges” on your packages?

Today’s discussion will cover a little emblem that installers might have noticed, and would definitely do well to know what it is. With this information in hand, you as a customer will know how to compare the performance of installation…

January 18, 2021. 10:03 PM

Lightweight Mortars, What and Why?

Lightweight mortars are a specialized type of tile mortar, of which MAPEI has an assortment to choose from. Buyers might see these products on the shelves or on our website and wonder why they might venture to use them? Let’s take a look at…

January 7, 2021. 6:29 PM

When winter is coming

Actually, winter is upon us! And I’m not talking about the frigid pale zombies from the  Game of Thrones  TV series either; I’m talking about winter cold, snow, and all of the challenges that the season brings.  Now, if…

November 24, 2020. 5:55 PM

The Grout Really Makes the Tile

In planning Tile & Stone installations, we tend to focus much time and effort poring over which tiles to choose for our walls and floors. Ceramic, porcelain or stone? Large-format or traditional small? As important as that is, the choice of…

October 2, 2020. 5:23 PM

Not all plywood is made the same

There are many types of plywood on the market, but they are not all created equal. According to industry standards, like Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association of Canada (TTMAC)’s standards, plywood must be Group 1, CC-type, conforming to APA…

September 23, 2020. 8:53 PM

As Canadians catch the LVT wave, MAPEI responds with Shower System 4 LVT

At MAPEI we know the importance of presenting a superior finished product that can maintain a high aesthetic while meeting exacting standards for durability and non-slip resistance to moisture and chemical exposure. That's why we developed…

August 6, 2020. 8:37 PM

Ready! Set? Wait…

Competitive sport may not be deemed an essential service, but we think the inspiration it gives us sure is. With most international sports indefinitely halted for the bulk of 2020, MAPEI decided to touch base with some of the teams who wear our…

July 23, 2020. 8:17 PM

Uncovering Mapeheat

When MAPEI allied with nVent NUHEAT to launch the unique Mapeheat heated flooring solution last year, we were excited by the broad possibilities we knew it could bring, since it wasn’t limited to the traditional application under tile and…

July 22, 2020. 9:25 PM

Check out the new features on our revamped Website and corresponding App

For more than 80 years, construction sites all around the world have counted on MAPEI, and now our online experience even better reflects the depth of our knowledge and accessibility.  Our Projects Check out some of our amazing projects…

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