“Tech Talk” blog

Updated by MAPEI’s Technical Services team, the Tech Talk blog is devoted to sharing practical advice and cutting-edge knowledge for the flooring and construction industry.

Tech Talk articles

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August 14, 2015. 4:01 PM

Metro Atl. Floors LLC -Product Review of MAPEI's Ultrabond ECO 985

We wanted to share a product review that  Metro Alt. Floors LLC  did for our  Ultrabond ECO 985 ,  single-component, hybrid moisture-control, sound reduction and wood flooring adhesive. Included in Metro Atl. Floors blog is…

August 13, 2015. 5:04 PM

#MAPEITechTip: What about the MVT (moisture vapor transmission) in the concrete slab…how to address before installing the wood flooring?

The key is to QUANTIFY the amount of moisture vapor (MVER is the Moisture Vapor Emission Rate) within the slab this can be done using one of the ASTM test methods, such as the ASTM F1869-16a Calcium Chloride Test that quantifies the amount of…

August 6, 2015. 3:39 PM

#MAPEITechTip: Flooring tile…why is it important to know the TCNA ‘Service Rating’?

As tile format size (up to 5’ x 10’) begins to increase, and tile thickness (3mm to 6mm) begins to decrease, it is critical to match the ‘right floor tile installation’ to the ‘right service environment’. …

July 30, 2015. 1:38 PM

#MAPEITechTip: ‘Wood floor acclimation’—Fact or Fiction?

Just like humans, all living things have to acclimate to their surroundings, or in other words, allow sufficient time for our bodies to adjust to the ambient temperature and humidity.  If you have ever flown to either Arizona or Florida and…

July 21, 2015. 3:05 PM

Selecting mortar the standard way...

The first question I get when I'm giving a talk on mortars is 'why do you have so many?' This one is easy to answer, it's because different mortars do different things. The followup question is usually 'how do I know which one to choose?' For that…

July 15, 2015. 9:23 PM

MAPEITechTip: What are movements joints and why are they important in a tile/stone/glass installation?

Since all tile/stone/glass installation systems are made up of multiple layers ( eg: substrate, surface preparation products, bond coat, finished covering and grout ) each layer reacts differently to thermal changes within the installation…

July 7, 2015. 9:20 PM

#MAPEITechTip: What is efflorescence and how can you reduce the risk of its occurrence?

Efflorescence typically occurs when soluble salts (minerals) from the Portland-Cement are carried to the grout surface by excess water. As this water evaporates—it dries as a chaulky white haze on both the grout joint and tile surface. These…

July 1, 2015. 9:37 PM

#MAPEITechTip: Why should I consider the carpet backing when choosing an adhesive?

Carpet construction, backing materials, and adhesive selection and application methods vary from carpet to carpet. To date there are about 70 different types of backing systems in use today and that number keeps growing as the carpet industry…

June 24, 2015. 5:02 PM

#MAPEITechTip: ‘Green Blueprints’—why the move toward ‘product chemical transparency’

In the balancing act between the welfare of building occupants and the concerns of building owners,  “green architecture”  serves to bridge the gap between tomorrow’s sustainable design expectations and today’s…

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