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May 12, 2021. 4:17 AM

Quick renovation for tiling works

Why do we need Fast setting systems? There are various situations whereby fast setting systems are required at job sites.  One of the reasons could be that commercial projects require quick turnaround time to open for business operations.…

December 31, 2020. 6:59 AM

Tips for installing large format and thin tiles

What is considered as Large format and slim tile? Large format tiles are those with at least one side greater than 60cm in length.  They come in various sizes and thicknesses, with some formats reaching dimensions of up to 3.2m x 1.6m.…

September 11, 2020. 8:59 AM

Understanding tile adhesives and its related standards | Mapei Singapore

When choosing the most appropriate installation system, a good knowledge of the materials to be installed is essential.  Installing tiles with adhesives by the thin-bed method shall meet specific requirements defined by European Standards EN…

August 7, 2020. 4:57 AM

Tips to prevent efflorescence during tile and stone installation

What is Efflorescence? Have you ever noticed white deposits on the wall and floor surfaces of your tile or stone installations?  This white residue is the result of efflorescence.  Efflorescence is a natural occurrence in Portland cement…

July 21, 2020. 6:13 AM

Tiling guide: Tips to overcome moisture mark stains on marble and granite floors

Stones (marble and granite), being natural products, can be porous and moisture sensitive.  To identify how porous a tile or stone is, drop a small amount of water on the surface and you can see that water slowly gets absorbed by the surface.…

June 17, 2020. 6:44 AM

Factors affecting tile adhesion during tile installation

There are various scenarios of improper installation that could result in the debonding of tiles. Below are some factors that can affect adhesion during tile and stone installation.

September 12, 2019. 4:04 AM

An expert’s opinion on laying agglomerates | Mapei Singapore

Agglomerates or agglomerated stones are artificial stones made of composite materials produced by binding stone chips with specially formulated resins. 

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