“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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April 8, 2020. 2:26 AM

Polyurethane vs. Epoxy: Which System is Better on Industrial Floors?

      Are polyurethanes better? Are epoxies better? These questions have probably crossed your mind when choosing the best system for your industrial flooring job. So, which one is it? The answer is…Both...

April 8, 2020. 2:21 AM

Mapeguard UM: For the most challenging crack suppression

If you have problematic substrate conditions for crack suppression, MAPEI has the solution in its new Mapeguard UM underlayment membrane.   Because of its excellent properties, Mapeguard UM can be installed on new concrete...

April 8, 2020. 2:17 AM

Strengthen your structure with FRP!

      You most probably heard of fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) being used for bridge strengthening, building renovation, slab openings, etc. FRP technology has been used in fields such as energy, sports and the marine industry....

April 8, 2020. 2:13 AM

Moisture Barriers vs. Waterproofing Membranes

      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:...

April 8, 2020. 2:09 AM

Large and Heavy Tile Mortar Basics

    A few of MAPEI's family of Large and Heavy Tile mortars For thousands of years, tiles were a few inches across because those sizes were easiest to make and fire in a traditional kiln. As recently at the 1980's, 8"x8" floor tiles...

April 8, 2020. 2:05 AM

Cementitious self-leveling overlays: A durable, trendy alternative

Concrete is known as one of the most durable, functional and reliable building materials. However, it’s not always the most attractive. Ultratop® PC (white) used in the Calligaris Furniture showroom When it comes to restoring an...

April 8, 2020. 1:58 AM

Back-buttering and mortar contact : Two distinct processes

Ceramic tile installation requires careful attention to tile bonding. People are more concerned about the final appearance, but the most important part of the installation is below the tile. It is very important to complete an adequate surface...

April 8, 2020. 1:55 AM

Mapecontact™ MRT: Simplifying how resilient flooring is installed over concrete

      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...

April 8, 2020. 1:52 AM

This self-leveler eliminates the need to prime

What if you could clean and prepare a substrate quickly for a self-leveler, skipping straight to the mixing and pouring of the leveling product? No paint rollers. No scrubbing. No messy, wasted  paint roller covers, brushes or sponges. No...

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