Posts Tagged ‘Substrate’

“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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“Reflecting on FCI and the Industry”

“I began installing in 1976. I started in carpet, then when the economy slowed in the ‘80s, I decided to expand into other flooring categories. I went to as many training seminars as I could, and on-the-job training for tile, hardwood, and resilient vinyl. I remember when Floor Covering Installer first came out and thought,…

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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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“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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