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Introducing the Next Wave of HENRY® Flooring Adhesives: Building on Legendary Performance

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Since 1933 the HENRY ® brand has represented innovative, high-performance flooring adhesives and substrate preparation products, and this new line of products delivers on that tradition. Aliquippa, PA (April 26, 2018) – The W.W.

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What Do Arrows On My Tile Mean?

How to Floor Tile

Tools, hands, gloves, shovels, everything, So, this is just a reminder to keep the tile going in the same direction it came off the rolling machines when vinyl tile was manufactured.

Tile Store, Why Your Installer Should Go With You!

How to Floor Tile

Some mosaic has 4 or 5 different materials in it and have to know what happens to each when exposed to hard rock cutting tools. It was akin to trying to install a wet washrag into the adhesive. Tools for mosaic instead of regular tile change too.

How To Remove Glue Down Wood Flooring From Concrete

How to Floor Tile

After this wood sits a while the adhesive tends to dry out and age making it a not so tough job to break up. There was some residual adhesive left on the concrete and rather than hand scrape the stuff I rented a concrete sanding machine to run down the dry old adhesive.

Laticrete’s Mobile App

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

LATICRETE Mobile is an industry-first, full-service jobsite reference tool. Whether you are a professional contractor, distributor, dealer or do-it-yourselfer you will find this application to be a welcome addition to your tool kit!

Reader’s poll names Kiano as tile product of the year

Diary of a Tile Addict

There were six categories: tiles, tile adhesive/mortar, software, substrates/sealants, tools, and accessories. Kiano by Agrob Buchtal.

Grout Haze Removal

Fabric and Tile Masters

Complicating the tile install is the fact that the tile is sometimes installed too early in the construction process and a variety of tradesman are still tracking in grease, adhesives, paint, sod dirt, tar and caulk.

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Ceramic tile for safe and sustainable homes

Diary of a Tile Addict

Representing the broad spectrum of North American tile, this UL-certified EPD is a powerful and useful tool for specifiers concerned with sustainable construction and who are looking to include tile in their projects. Magna Lite by North American Adhesives. Altered State by Crossville.

Nuts and Bolts: Some Cement Tile Installation Tips

Granada Tile

Do not use ceramic tile adhesive.); Then you’ll want to evenly apply the adhesive mixture to the floor subsurface, using a trowel with 1/2″ with semicircular notches. If you use a tool, such as a rubber hammer, micro-cracks will start to appear over time.)

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Introducing new; Super Tuscan Cork Tile!

The Habitus Collection

Irregular shards of virgin cork are shaped by hand and supplied on sheets for installation like ceramic tiles using thinset adhesive and tile grout. Renewable, recycled, handmade with no power tools or electricity utilized in its production.

Addressing Lippage in Large Format Tiles

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Installing tile of this size makes innovative tools and installation materials a necessity, as placement, adhesive coverage and lippage concerns all become more difficult. The tile and stone industry is constantly evolving to keep pace with new innovations and trends in the marketplace.

How to Tile a Backsplash

Granada Tile

Tools: Notched trowel. Thinset (not ceramic tile adhesive). Thinset is an adhesive mortar made of cement, fine sand and a water-retaining agent.


CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Key tools, installation materials, and technology anticipated at Coverings 2019 will include: James Hardie (Booth 3835), HardieBacker® 500 Waterproof Cement Board: The first and only waterproof cement board, this introduction passes ANSI 118.10 Pearl Abrasive (Booth 3072), Tuscan SeamClip TruSpace: This all-in-one tool, made in the U.S.A.

Maestro Montanari

Diary of a Tile Addict

On the first three days I will visit all the large tile manufacturers, mosaic experts, and adhesive and grout specialists, watch a few tool demos, and look over the latest tile display systems. Arché range by Mario Montanari for Katy’s Line.

The Ultimate Removable Wallpaper Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

It uses special adhesives to stick to the walls permanently, yet peels off effortlessly when it’s time to move or remodel. The nightmarish days of steaming, scoring and removal tools or painted-over wallpaper are over.

10 Smart Moving Supplies That Will Make Moving Easier

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Self Adhesive Brown Paper Tape, $13 Brown paper tape is sturdy and easy to tear from the roll. The adhesive sticks to nearly any surface. If you’re getting ready to move , you probably have an idea of the basic moving supplies you’ll need: boxes, tape and paper.

Ways to Waterproof Your Kitchen

Kitchen and Residential Design

Thankfully, tools have been created to help protect your kitchen as well. These tiles usually run incredibly cheap, and many come with peel and stick adhesive already fixed on the back. In a home, the kitchen is often the center of all activity.

Get Your Home Ready to Sell with These Easy Updates

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Clear your yard and porch of items like old shoes, dead plants or gardening tools. Add a tile backsplash in a hurry: A quick way to add a backsplash without the mess and expense of remodeling is with adhesive tile mosaics. A beautiful color scheme makes any home a buyer’s favorite.

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How to Paint Over Bold Colors Using Fewer Coats

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Applying paint primer will also allow for no more than two coats of coverage, enhance the paint’s adhesion, and minimize the chance of the finish appearing streaky and uneven.” Using top-tier tools is also important. These tools deliver the paint in a smoother, thicker coat, which works to conceal the dark color.” This will break down the paint color, and increase adhesion,” Nokes explains. Painting is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your home.

Hanging Wallpaper on a Feature Wall :: A Fix for a Troubled Plaster Wall

Building Moxie

Wallpaper Types & Adhesion Methods. With that, it’s important to note that adhesion methods also vary. Adhesion options include: a traditional, flour-based, wheat paste – mixed on-site. Refer to manufacturer specifications before choosing a specific adhesive.

Raise the Roof 3 :: Video: Installing a Gutter (Half Round)

Building Moxie

In my installation, end caps were installed with GeoCel 2300 construction adhesive/sealant and in some cases, were crimped using a Snap Lock Punch tool, as pictured below.

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