“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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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…

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…

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. It is still being used,…

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: What exactly are…

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 and 4"x4" wall…

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. We tend to judge a given job on the final appearance, but the most vital part of the installation is below the tile. It is very important to complete an adequate surface…

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