Surface preparation is one the most important variables in floor construction profitability. To help control this variable and increase margins, TEC® has compiled the following best practices.
Every year, flooring installation product manufacturers (including TEC) are promoting their new green messaging. They use phrases including “LEED v4 VOC Emissions,” “CA 01350.” They state their products meet “UL Greenguard Gold,” “MAS Certified Green,” or “CRI Green Label Plus” guidelines. Whatever happened to the simple VOC Content paperwork for job submittals?
Do you consider yourself a salesperson? Many contractors do not, in fact most people agree that they do not want to be “sold to”. Even when we go shopping for something we want, as soon as the salesperson approaches us, what do we tend to do?
There are a few, incorrect myths floating around when it comes to using grout, especially since new products are now available to meet industry demands around tile and flooring. Let’s break down the top ten myths around mixing grout.
Minimizing operating costs to make every project more profitable requires a commitment to continuous improvement. You can make many big and small moves that make a difference, but your mindset matters most. Committing to constant scrutiny of your business and continuous improvement has to happen before anything else.
As flooring professionals know, moisture is the enemy that can ruin an otherwise flawless installation. Excessive moisture vapor emission rates are the cause of many failures in both hard and soft floor surfaces, leading to issues such as warping, buckling, adhesive degradation, mold growth and more.
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Generally speaking, there are two types of self-leveling underlayments (SLUs): traditional and high-flow technologies. The most noticeable differences between traditional and next-generation SLUs are the flowability and the smooth surface profile of each product.