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Acclimation Also Important in Summer

For floor coverers, the way we work in very cold or very warm weather is a detail that is often forgotten and, if not handled correctly, can lead to problems. We hear talk about “acclimation” and most often think of the cold weather months.…

Necessity: Mother of invention

Temp, fast-track installations in the pandemic era First, to my readers, I hope that you, your colleagues and all of your families are keeping well in these uncertain times. As I am writing this, I have started my second month staying and…

Flooring preparation system for concrete

CustomTech, a division of Custom Building Products, has introduced what it calls the industry’s most advanced flooring preparation system to CSI Division 3 construction professionals. TechPatch TW, which is a rapid-curing, calcium…

Membrane provides sound abatement

Super SAM 125 sound abatement membrane from NAC Products is designed for surfaces that require impact and audible sound reduction without a sound-rated ceiling assembly. The product is a 1/8 in. thick, self-adhering, sound deadening…

Clarifying vinyl options

WPC? SPC? LVT? SVT? VET? VCT? I spoke at a presentation for a large flooring contractor recently about a variety of flooring in the resilient category, especially vinyl and rubber. After the meeting, one of the industry veterans in the…

Self-bonding anti-fracture membrane

The self-adhering Elastomeric Crack Bridging (ECB) anti-fracture membrane from NAC Products is a sheet applied elastomeric membrane is designed for use under floor surfaces that require protection from structural movement. ECB consists…