Cooper Miller with Sun Interiors in New Orleans recently discovered the challenges that come with surface prep as he completed his first pour and polish job on two small playground bathrooms. Discover how XLN’s Porosity+ helped save the project when Ardex PC-T was used as an overlayment on concrete.
Discover the details from a recent concrete surface prep job where XL Porosity+ was put to the test. Jeremy Ellingford, branch manager at Professional Flooring Supply in Shreveport, LA, explains that concrete around an outdoor pool needed a deep clean before epoxy coating could be applied. That’s where his customer, Kelly’s Custom Floors, stepped in […]
In this XLN Technical Bulletin, discover how one application of XL Porosity+ over hardened cementitious overlayment will remove the hard polymer cap leaving a porous surface with a 100 grit like texture. The four step process is detailed in the bulletin. This preparation application eliminates the need for aggressive metal bond diamonds and heavier equipment. […]
This XLN white paper discusses the significance of ASTM F3191-16, explains the reasons to render a concrete substrate porous prior to the installation of resilient floor coverings, explores the benefits to the installed products, and offers the best method of achieving porosity.
The question has been asked by flooring contractors many times, “Why does the concrete substrate need to be rendered porous prior to the installation of resilient flooring?” Most resilient manufacturers require the substrate to be rendered porous by mechanical means prior to installation. We’ve put together a helpful course deck that: Explains the reasons to […]
XL North Clean-Up™ waste water solitifier is the perfect method to dispose of unwanted rinse water from any cement or concrete project and works hand in hand with XL North Porosity+.
Using XL North Clean-Up™ solves the issues caused by cementitious waste disposal on sensitive projects and completes the XL North Porosity+ application. No more clogged drains or dumping of product on job sites. Simply add the product to your rinse water, allow to gel, and toss the works in the trash. Also treats rinse water from: Interior or exterior projects mortar mixes, cement mixes, stucco and grout patches underlayment.
- Compliant with ASTM 9095
- Safe and legal for landfill disposal
- 10lb. (1.36 kg) Re-sealable Zip Bag
MARCH 19, 2019 – Fall River, MA – XL North announced that it has recently partnered with additional distributors to make its line of concrete surface prep products available throughout more regions of the country. The Belknap White Group and Bixco Flooring and Supplies join the list of flooring supply stores where contractors and concrete […]
JUNE 19, 2018 – Fall River, MA – Known for its commercial floor maintenance chemistry and technology, XL North announced it recently “cut the ribbon” on a new division with the roll out of three revolutionary concrete surface prep products. Ed Sisk, President of XL North, is excited to offer his company’s innovative technology and […]