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August 15, 2023

Refurbishments – you never know what you might uncover!

As most people reading this article will know only too well, flooring can be low down on the list of priorities in the eyes of…

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A crack running across a subfloor
July 25, 2023

Cracks, joints and interfaces

One of our major functions in a technical capacity is to test for moisture, which is one of the most critical things to identify prior…

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June 8, 2023

Speciality adhesives

The majority of flooring adhesives out in the marketplace are used on a day-to-day basis. These adhesives are commonplace and the application methods are generally…

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May 11, 2023

Bostik DPMs and primers compatible with Anhydritec Gyvlon® calcium sulphate screeds

We were recently asked by Anhydritec to test several of the company’s calcium sulphate screeds for compatibility with Bostik products. The testing was based on…

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priming floor
April 12, 2023

Choosing a single or two-component moisture control system

Excess moisture is a common yet potentially troublesome factor to consider when installing flooring. Historically, moisture related issues accounted for the vast majority of all…

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A Bostik primer being applied onto a subfloor with a roller
March 16, 2023

Selecting the appropriate primer

Priming is, at least in my experience, an often misunderstood and under-appreciated aspect of subfloor preparation. What some installers see as an extra, unnecessary step…

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pressure sensitive adhesives in use
February 28, 2023

Pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) – when to use and not use

Pressure sensitive adhesives have been around for quite some time. They’re non-reactive, acrylic-based adhesives. Once they are applied, they start to dry – but…

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An office showing raised-access flooring
February 3, 2023

Installing floor coverings on raised access flooring

During the installation of floor coverings, particularly in the office and administration sector, one common substrate is raised access flooring (RAF). How you approach RAF…

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Head shot of Steve Thornton, Technical Manager - Wall and Floor at Bostik
January 11, 2023

What you can expect from a technical services department

Most manufacturers have a technical services department, but what exactly do they offer the customer? Technical services provide support in many different forms and,…

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December 9, 2022

Winter working challenges

Winter is here and brings with it extra challenges for all flooring contractors. In an ideal world, an internal trade such as floor laying should…

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