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Best Tile brings its distribution strength to Mapei products

Deerfield Beach, Fla.MAPEI, a manufacturer of tile and stone installation systems in the global market, has partnered with Best Tile, one of the strongest independent distributors on the East Coast of the United States, to provide MAPEI’s total line of products to flooring contractors from North Carolina to Maine. Continue reading Best Tile brings its distribution strength to Mapei products

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MAPEI leads the way with thin-tile installation guide

Deerfield Beach, Fla. – MAPEI has combined the latest trend in large, thin tile with cutting-edge installation methods and new-technology products to provide a definitive guide to successful, sustainable installations for the tile floors of the future. Researchers from two major MAPEI R&D Centers (Milan, Italy, and Deerfield Beach, Florida) have worked on the issue for over a year, testing surface preparation processes, setting materials, trowel selections and use of mechanical edge-leveling systems. The results, based on hundreds of hours of research on numerous variables in the process, are presented in a “Thin-Body Porcelain Tile Reference Guide for Interior Floors,” available on the MAPEI Website (http://www.mapei.us/pdf/InstallationGuides/TSIS/Reference_Guide-Thin_Body_EN.pdf). Continue reading MAPEI leads the way with thin-tile installation guide

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Using adhesives in commercial spaces

by Louis Iannaco

What are the top aspects manufacturers have in mind when developing adhesives for high-traffic commercial areas? How are they different from residential adhesives? According to executives, those questions can only be answered by starting with the flooring type being installed as each requires a particular application. Continue reading Using adhesives in commercial spaces

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MAPEI joins Collaborative for High Performing Schools

Deerfield Beach, Fla. MAPEI Corporation has joined the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and has registered a number of its adhesives, mortars, grouts and waterproofing products with the CHPS High Performance Products database. We believe the programs that have evolved from the Collaborative for High Performance Schools provide a standard that sets the bar for manufacturing companies who want to demonstrate their sustainability in the construction market,” said Neil McMurdie, Director of Research & Development for MAPEI Americas.  Continue reading MAPEI joins Collaborative for High Performing Schools

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MAPEI introduces eco refill packaging for its adhesives

Deerfield Beach, Fla. – MAPEI continuously works to achieve social, environmental and economic sustainability. The company has recently directed its efforts toward environmental sustainability with the introduction of ecological refill packaging for its adhesives used in floor covering installations. During 2012 MAPEI will begin producing Ultrabond ECO 20, Ultrabond ECO 185, Ultrabond ECO 711 and Ultrabond ECO 810 in 1-gallon [3,79-L] plastic pouches, which will be packaged four per standard RSC corrugated box.   Continue reading MAPEI introduces eco refill packaging for its adhesives

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MAPEI gives away 75K in honor of 75 years of excellence

Deerfield Beach, Fla.As part of its celebration of Mapei Group’s 75 years in business, MAPEI Americas is rewarding its loyal customers with a sweepstakes worth a total of $75,000 in cash and prizes. During 2012, contractors in the tile, stone and floor-covering installation sectors and in the concrete restoration sector will have a chance to enter the “$75K Giveaway” sweepstakes each time they purchase select MAPEI products. Entry forms and rules are available online at http://www.mapei.com/adv/us/75k_Giveaway/. “We’ll keep everyone updated on the promotion via our Facebook and Twitter presence, in addition to regular communications through our sales force,” said operational marketing manager Steven Day. Continue reading MAPEI gives away 75K in honor of 75 years of excellence

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First ever certified sustainable tile products unveiled

After 5 years developing an all-encompassing multi-attribute sustainability standard for tile and tile installation materials, the very first certified sustainable products are being announced.

Cumulatively, eight major manufacturers of tile and installation materials have hundreds of products that are already certified or will be certified by the start of Coverings on April 17, with yet even more of their products still in the evaluation process and expected to earn certification this year. At least six additional manufacturers have started the certification process for hundreds more products that are expected to be certified within the year. Continue reading First ever certified sustainable tile products unveiled

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MIA launches new Stone of North America app

Cleveland — The Marble Institute of America has just released a comprehensive, new iPad app that gives design and construction professionals quick, easy access to detailed information about natural stones quarried in North America.

The Stones of North America app is available for free download at the iTunes Store. The app has been produced by MIA with generous support from MAPEI, the world leader in the production of adhesives and other products for the installation of stone and other floor and wall coverings.

The app features marble, granite, and other stones from more than 70 quarries in North America. MIA’s goal in creating the app was to give architects, builders, designers, homeowners, and others shopping for natural stone an easy way to view and select stone on the popular iPad. The app is being promoted to architects and design professionals through a robust advertising campaign. Continue reading MIA launches new Stone of North America app

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MAPEI's Eco Prim Grip simplifies tile renovations

Deerfield Beach, Fla.—Placing new, modern tile over existing tile has just become much easier with the introduction of MAPEI’s innovative ECO Prim Grip, a ready-to-use bond-promoting primer that prepares an existing tile or stone surface to receive a new installation without the time, labor or dust of scarification. This synthetic-resin-based primer enhances the performance of mortars and their adhesion to existing ceramics and other difficult substrates, and it can be applied with a roller in only one coat. A surface coated with ECO Prim Grip is ready for new tile installation within 15-60 minutes. Low odor and VOC compliance make the product safe for use in occupied interior environments. Continue reading MAPEI's Eco Prim Grip simplifies tile renovations

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FCICA goes back to its roots

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA.—There was a noticeable difference at the Flooring Contractor’s Association’s (FCICA) mid-year convention held here recently. The organization has gone back to what it was when it began in 1982: the commercial floor covering industry’s technical installation association. Continue reading FCICA goes back to its roots