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Not all adhesives are created equal

by Madelein
Not all adhesives are created equal

Luxury Vinyl Tiles (or LVTs) are becoming increasingly popular in commercial and residential use. The real quality with this type of flooring solution comes down to what people don’t see and that includes the adhesive used.

“There are many possible reasons for a failure on site, but one of the most common problems is the wrong adhesive and the impact of the environment and substrate movement on the application,” states Chad Tosen, Soft Coverings – Product Manager for MAPEI South Africa.

“There is always movement (expansion/contraction) within the flooring substrate and the adhesive needs to be able to accommodate this without compromising the floor covering above. This is further complicated by external factors in the environment where the application takes place,” he adds.

MAPEI carries a range of innovative adhesives and solutions for the LVT Flooring market.

When considering an adhesive, one should always look at its technical capabilities, especially dimensional stability. Make sure you understand what the product is capable of before you commit.

For more information, contact Mapei:
Tel: +27 11 552 8476
Email: g.green@mapei.co.za
Website: www.mapei.co.za

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