Manufacturers are hard at work introducing new technologies to their patches, skimcoats and self-leveling underlayments (SLUs) to make them compatible with today’s flooring requirements and ever-increasing, fast-track schedules. We spoke with industry experts in the segment to find out more about some of these technologies, and what products feature them.
Eric Carr, Custom Building Products senior director of commercial channel and product management: “Across the industry, the most important advancement has been the stability of the SLUs. They are much more crack-resistant than before due to the enhanced ability to flow over the surface as well as expand and contract. Another development is versatile primers that can be applied over porous as well as non-porous substrates including epoxy, such as our TechPrime A—an advanced acrylic multi-surface primer. Both technologies deliver better performance to the flooring contractor and ultimately the project the owner.