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Self-Leveling Underlayments Improve Floor Covering Performance

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Need to expedite your project schedule but don’t want to sacrifice quality? One key to a quality floor installation is starting off with a flat substrate. The simplest way to achieve flatness is by using a self-leveling underlayment, which offers a rapid cure to fast track the installation of ceramic or natural stone set with modified thin set mortars. Learn how a self-leveling underlayment can help minimize downtime and avoid costly installation failure.

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Prevent Cracks in Tiled Surfaces Through Subfloor Preparation

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Tile installed in homes and businesses continues to get larger and larger. Tile 15”, 24” and larger make up the majority of tile installed today and these tile are considered large format, which is defined as tile 15 inches or longer on any side including plank shaped tile. This popular design trend is pushing the boundaries of tile installation with increased importance on crack prevention. 

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The Art of Quality Tile Installations

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CUSTOM recently spoke with Roger Leasure, president of Northern California Tile & Stone (NCTS) in Sacramento, Calif.  NCTS is a Certified 5-Star Tile Contractor specializing in large commercial and industrial tile and stone installations.  The firm is focused on leading in the categories of best practices and client satisfaction.  Here, Leasure shares his recommendations for building and preserving a professional reputation as a tile contractor.

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