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TEC Promotes Moisture Mitigation Virtual Training Series
Moisture on the job can be a big problem. In fact, every year, North American property owners spend $2.4 billion addressing moisture related flooring failures. TEC has uncovered innovative solutions that can help you prevent moisture issues that cause costly job site failures.
TEC’s own Heather Ruhl presents this effective Moisture Mitigation 2-Part Online Webinar Series covering these two topics:
1) Prevent Concrete Moisture From Ruining Your Next Job
2) So You’ve Got Moisture, Now What?
Learn more about the proven solutions to handle the most challenging moisture conditions from industry experts.
ARDEX Receives Manufactured Tile and Slabs & Project of the Year Awards at TTMAC’s Annual Convention
This past month, ARDEX Americas was awarded the “Manufactured Tile and Slabs” and “Project of the Year” at TTMAC’s annual convention in Whistler, BC, Canada. In attendance and accepting the award were Sherri Wildman, District Architectural Manager and Al Rocheleau, Regional Sales Manager Eastern Canada.
The Project of the Year is chosen from all winning projects in each of the categories, and is the highest award given by TTMAC. The winning project, which involved ARDEX installation products was completed and submitted by LFT Professionals.
The project itself was located in the Edgewood community in Calgary, and consisted of tile installations in several rooms throughout the house as well as an expansive exterior clad entirely with thin porcelain tile. While the interior work was relatively easy to achieve, the exterior work would present a challenge to the team involved. Calgary’s unpredictable weather, the size of the porcelain slabs and securing enough trained and reliable manpower were going to be the biggest considerations on this project.
After the extensive prep work was complete, it was time to install the Fondavalle Calcatta Gold 6.5mm 63”x126” gauged porcelain panels. For this project, all of the panels were fabricated, and book-matched on-site and the installation products sourced from ARDEX. Despite the challenges on this project, it was completed to the highest standards possible. Meeting the approval of the design team, the homeowner and the most critical eye of them all, LFT Professionals.
Select High-Flow Self-Leveling Underlayments to Create Super Smooth Surfaces
For years, installers have counted on self-leveling underlayments (SLUs) to prepare subfloors for tile installations. Understanding different technologies can help you select the right SLU and save time and money on your job. There are two main types of self-leveling underlayments: traditional and high-flow technologies. The most noticeable differences are the flowability and the surface profile of each product.
High-flow self-leveling underlayments (SLUs) like TEC Level Set 500 HF are made with calcium aluminate, and offer several benefits over traditional SLUs like longer working times, rapid strength development, and reduced cure times.
Read our 7 tips on how to get the most out of your high-flow SLU for your next self-leveling project, written by our Digital Technical Manager, Chris Kain.