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July 10, 2024

Pre-start checks

Before starting any project, it is important to do a few pre-start checks to make sure the products you select are the correct ones and…

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How to prepare floors in new build projects
June 6, 2024

Floor preparation in new-build projects

There’s an ever-growing demand for housing stock in the UK, meaning the need for flooring installers is also increasing. Many new build…

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May 17, 2024

Technical Services away from sites

Think Technical Services and you might picture a team on site, working with customers on their projects, tackling technical troubles, whether it be assessing surface…

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April 10, 2024

Perfect preparation prevents poor performance

In some of my previous articles, I mentioned how I apply the ‘5Ps’ when approaching installations. ‘Perfect Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.’ The only way you…

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Bostik's Technical Services team perform many duties on site visits
March 12, 2024

Testing, testing…

I have previously written about the importance of Technical Services and the role they play in supporting customers, users, and the business. But there is…

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February 12, 2024

Moisture testing

When it comes to floor preparation and moisture testing in particular, I always refer to the 5 Ps – Perfect Preparation Prevents Poor…

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A calcium sulphate screed being applied to a floor
January 16, 2024

Understanding calcium sulphate substrates

When delivering training, I always make a point to ask the attendees what they know about calcium sulphate bases. I usually get the same…

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Trowelling smoothing compound
December 6, 2023

Selecting the right smoothing compound for the job

As part of my role in the Technical Services department here at Bostik, one of my duties is to assist our Training…

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Close-up of some lignite rocks
November 5, 2023

Is lignite a problem? It doesn’t have to be

When carrying out site inspections, the presence of lignite in the subfloor is becoming more apparent, not least because of the increase in the use…

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Flooring adhesive being trowelled onto a subfloor
September 28, 2023

How do you know that?

“How do you know that?” This is a question I asked (a lot!) when I started out in the flooring trade, and it was the…

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