Fundamentally, an installed system is only as strong as the strength of the weakest bond between two successive layers. The correct preparation of the substrate is the first major step in achieving successful adhesion.

The correct method of preparing the substrate will differ depending on the substrate material, characteristics, and site conditions.


Substrate Preparation for Tiling
Before work commences, examine the areas which are to receive tiling and report any deficiencies or adverse conditions in writing to the general contractor, owner, developer, or architect. Do not proceed with work until surfaces and conditions ... [READ MORE]
Substrate Preparation for Resilient
All substrates must be structurally sound, dry, solid and stable. The substrate should be clean and free of dust, dirt, oil, grease, paint, curing compounds, concrete sealers, loosely bonded toppings ... [READ MORE]



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