Pet Resistant Resilient Flooring

What properties of decorative sheet vinyl flooring are important to consider when selecting pet resistant resilient flooring? Resisting surface abrasion and scratching, especially from large dogs, is a tall order for any flooring material, not just..

Solve a Problem - Relieve Stress - Build Relationships

Last business day before Christmas, I received two email messages about a project that will be issued for construction the first week of January. The architect's office always closes for Christmas week. So I called to find out if replies were needed,..

Cement Plaster Water-Ressistive Barrier

Tech Tips received a CSI National Communications Award September 23, 2011 at the national convention. 

Vapor Retarder Paints

Can interior latex paints perform as a vapor retarder?

Large Format Tile Revisited

The publication of 2011 versions of the TCNA Handbook and ANSI A108, A118, and A136 addressed the challenges in large format tile installations. This Tech Tips will explore changes in the new TCNA Handbook and make a comparison to our 2009 Tech Tips on..

Terrazzo Flooring and Moisture Vapor Transmission

Moisture Vapor Transmission (MVT) through concrete substrates can cause serious damage to epoxy terrazzo and other impermeable floor finishes. What is the moisture source and what kind of damage does it cause? Learn about the inherent problems and the..

Sound Control Partitions

For good acoustic performance, more is required than simply listing STC ratings in a partition schedule. For acoustic ratings, the best resource without consulting an acoustic expert, is the Gypsum Association GA 600. This document can be viewed or..

Indoor/Outdoor Wood Strip Flooring

What were they thinking? That is all I could imagine asking. While walking in Philadelphia, I found an application for wood strip flooring that was baffling.

Tile Setting Methods & Products

Tile setting beds are no longer limited to mortar beds and thin beds. Now medium beds are part of the ANSI standards. Selecting the right installation products depends on the tile, the substrate, and the expected performance. So many choices: adhesives,..

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