Commercial Flooring Report: Vol. 90, № 1 (Concrete Curing Admixtures, Additives, and Topical Applications – Again)


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Installing floor covering materials of any kind and floor preparation treatments such as leveling agents and feather finishes is challenging enough without impeding their effectiveness with a barrier. We’ve discussed before the use of Fly Ash in concrete and how, if in high enough quantity it can prevent anything from bonding or sticking to concrete substrates.

The flooring industry, and anyone else involved in flooring which includes the General Contractor, Architect, Designer, Facilities Managers and owners are facing another obstacle to successful floor covering installations due to the use of concrete admixtures, additives and topical applications.

Unfortunately this action has moved us from the frying pan into the fire. Worse yet a bill of goods on these systems are being sold to Architects and General Contractors and the systems are being written into the construction specs. This forces the flooring contractor to either install the flooring material and face imminent failure or not do so and face legal action.

Stone World Magazine: Vol. 33, № 3 (March 2016)


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On the Cover: An upscale design was achieved for a home in Paradise Valley, AZ, with an extensive palette of high-quality stone. Large-format Lavender Blue granite floor tiles enhance the luxurious feel of the master bath and the chiseled finish on the facing of the steps leading to the bath tub adds texture and depth. Photo by Dino Tonn. Design by Swaback Partners pllc of Scottsdale, AZ. Story begins on page 76.