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 […]
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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.
Curtis Ryder, owner of C.J. Ryder Flooring in New Hampshire, describes a recent job at a local elementary school where XL Porosity+ was used to help with moisture mitigation in the school’s gym and multi purpose room. “We were contracted by the city to moisture mitigate a 4,500 square foot slab and install new sheet […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]