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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Carlos Molina of RD Weis in Hartford, Connecticut describes a customer’s request to remove carpet and bring the concrete underneath to a brilliant shine in this case study. Up for the challenge, Carlos, along with Vic Fotia, used the 3M Trizact System and Scotchgard Stone Floor Protector for a demo. With the right chemistry and […]