Mike Becker of CFS Floors explains how XL Porosity+ was used to make faster work on an adhesive and surface prep removal job. Discover the process his team used to cut through multiple layers of adhesive, and view the job photos, in this case study.
Polished concrete has undisputed appeal. One of its advantages is lower maintenance costs than similarly specified hard surface flooring. Over time, however, the selling point of lower maintenance has been exaggerated to “no maintenance”, and it has created confusion and frustration for end users and maintenance service providers alike. The featured article in The Flooring […]
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. Learn 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 […]
Ken Fain, owner of Island Carpet Tile & Hardwoods in Rhode Island, reached out to XL North for product and technical support on a recent concrete surface prep job that left no room for error. He describes the scope of the project. “The job was approximately 4,200 sq ft of flooring, wall tile, and stone […]
Have you checked out the latest issue of FCICA’s The Flooring Contractor? Our Director of Technical Service, Ron Sandoval, wrote an article explaining the benefits of using chemistry for concrete substrate preparation. For contractors trying to keep up with new OSHA standards and regulations, the information offered in Ron’s article is very informative. Read it […]
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. Watch the above video and learn how XL Porosity+ solved the issue of scratches that occurred in over hardened Ardex PC-T when it was used as an overlayment on […]
Customers often depend on flooring professionals to properly educate them on how to clean their floors in between routine service visits. In most facilities or buildings, janitorial staff maintains the floors and teaching them proper care and maintenance procedures is standard practice. Restaurants, however, tend to be an exception as kitchen and serving staff are […]
Carl Bredl has been in the flooring industry for 35 years and the depth of his experience is impressive. Beginning as a union installer in 1985, he started with carpet, and eventually ventured into hard surfaces, including vinyls, rubber, wood, laminate, concrete repair, epoxy mitigation systems, and resinous flooring. He’s known as “The Moisture Testing […]
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 […]
A recent concrete grind and seal project in Lower Manhattan provided Peter Criscione, Manager of Hard Surfaces at RD Weis, an excellent opportunity to try XL Porosity+ for the first time. As Peter explains, the 30,000 sq. ft. office space job was different from the start. “Usually we do the floors last, but the client […]
XL North Clean-Up™ waste water solidifier 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 into the trash. It can be used on both interior and exterior projects, and treats rinse water from: mortar mixes, cement mixes, stucco, and grout patches underlayment.
- 1 pail can dispose of up to 200 gallons of liquid.
- Compliant with ASTM 9095
- Safe and legal for landfill disposal
- 4 Gallon Resealable Pail, 20lbs.
MARCH 21, 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 […]
From carpet to hard surfaces, XL North develops and markets proven, effective and environmentally responsible floor cleaning, maintenance, and surface prep products. Discover the full line of products – which are recommended, specified or approved by every major player in the industry – in our recently updated product catalog.