Posts Tagged ‘Self-Levelers’

“Choosing and Using The Proper Underlayments and Membranes”

“Underlayments and membranes encompass a broad range of categories, from self-levelers, moisture mitigation products, patches/fillers and crack isolation, to systems that deaden sound or often extra cushioning underfoot. Whether available in bags, rolls or buckets, these products are all designed to keep the installation as stable and trouble-free as possible. We asked several leading manufacturers…

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“Q&As: Janka Explained, Self-Leveling Underlayment, & Testing Slabs”

“…Can I pour a self-leveling underlayment over an existing ceramic floor and then glue down a wood floor over it?”   “…Yes, there are new products on the market today that can be poured directly over just about any type of subfloor, including rubber, VCT, vinyl, ceramic, cut-back adhesive, gypsum concrete, plywood, OSB and more.…

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“Self-Leveling Underlyment’s Evolving with New Technology”

“…Of course, no underlayment will function correctly if the substrate isn’t properly prepped first. USG recommends shot-blasting or otherwise mechanically profiling the surface before the pour. “Self-leveling underlayments are not a cure-all. These products won’t stop or eliminate active cracks or other problems. The product you put on top of the substrate will only perform…

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2013 TCNA Handbook Addresses Concrete Slabs that Do Not Measure Up

“The vast majority of commercial tile installations, and a significant percentage of residential ones, are bonded directly to concrete slabs. This means when concrete workers are finishing slabs slated for tile, they’re forming the tile installers’ substrate. The flatness of these slabs — the concrete installer’s workmanship, effectively — can be measured in different ways.…

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“Light Commercial Hardwood: Savvy Pointers to Avoid Costly Callbacks”

“Paramount to a successful commercial hardwood flooring installation is in knowing how to avoid certain pitfalls normally associated with commercial installations that don’t come into play as often in residential applications. There are quite a few of them, but I have selected five that could cause serious headaches and costly callbacks if not properly addressed.…

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“Underlayments — So Many Choices”

“The extremely fast-paced schedules of today’s jobsites demand products that can fix floor surfaces quickly, efficiently and in a cost-effective fashion. These surface coatings are sometimes called on to correct extreme variations in plane — while drying quickly and ready to receive tile in short order. Self-levelers or SLUs, as they are known, meet these…

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