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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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Waterproof a Tiled Shower the Right Way

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The standard shower is one of the wettest places on earth with the equivalent of 2,500 inches of rainfall a year. This means that properly waterproofing a shower is not just a recommendation, it is essential in protecting your home or commercial structure from the effects of water. Learn how to waterproof a tiled shower and avoid costly structural damage and mold growth.

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