A well-prepared substrate is one of the most important steps in creating beautiful and durable floors. Moisture is a flooring installer’s biggest enemy because it can wreak havoc on the flooring material above it. Moisture can cause adhesive to break down, absorption, warping and even contribute to mold and mildew. There must be every opportunity […]
What is Red Body Tile?
Thinking about flooring and wondering about red body tile? There’s no doubt that ceramic tiles in home and business construction leads to a beautiful and durable look that can last for many years. But when it comes to knowing the details about quality, manufacturing processes and more, sometimes customers, installers and even contractors may not know […]
General Maintenance for Wood Floors
Properly maintaining hardwood floors is the best way to keep it beautiful and long-lasting. However, many business owners and home owners are not sure of what to do to take care of their new floors. Learning the steps to general maintenance on wood floors is important for top performance and minimal problems. Here are the 3 […]
The Difference Between Marble and Stone Floors
Do you know the difference between marble and stone flooring? As business owners and home owners look for ways to make their spaces more beautiful, yet want something durable and easy to care for, they are turning to solid surface flooring. Products like marble and stone floors are growing in popularity, and the installation business […]
What Is Porcelain Tile?
Used for floors, walls, counter tops and more, porcelain tile is a beautiful and stylish way to enhance any residential or business space. Porcelain tiles are ideal for many situations and make a long-lasting surface covering that resists moisture, wear and tear and even temperature extremes. Many people might think that all tile is the […]
Deflection Causes Ceramic Tile to Loosen or Crack
Ceramic tile is durable and comes in a range of sizes, colors and styles. There are few places where ceramic tile is not ideal, because it works well on floors, walls and counters. One of the biggest causes of why ceramic tile might crack is deflection, or bounciness, in the sub floor. Ceramic tile can […]
ANSI-What Exactly Does It Stand For?
ANSI, or the American National Standards Institute, is the non-profit group that coordinates standards and conformity assessments. It oversees the use of guidelines, standards and measurements across several industries. It is helping to develop performance standards. ANSI was first formed in 1918. It has since grown to help ensure effective standards for more than 80 […]
Expansion Space and Laminate Floors?
Expansion is something that happens with flooring material that contains wood as the material absorbs and releases moisture. The expansion and contraction can lead to multiple problems if it is not addressed during the installation process. This important perimeter of space is the solution to preventing laminate flooring from squeaking, separating, lifting, buckling, gapping and […]
Substrates for Ceramic Tile Installation
Every installer knows that flooring surface material is only as good as the substrates. Ceramic tile can be placed in a number of different locations for many different uses. All types of tile need a good substrate or base on which to adhere. However, flooring installers need to know about the different types of substrates […]
Cement and Concrete: What’s the Difference?
Cement and concrete are important parts of construction. However, it’s not uncommon for people to use the terms “cement” and “concrete” interchangeably, but for those in the construction, contracting and flooring industry, there’s a big difference between them. Learning the difference between cement and concrete will definitely help ensure that everyone is speaking the same […]