Moisture mitigation, hardwood flooring adhesives and tile tips were top of mind for FCI readers in 2022.  


1 Mosaic Tile Installation Without Squeeze Up

Almost everyone who has installed or helped to install porcelain or glass mosaic tile has had to correct the age-old problem known as thin-set mortar squeeze-up between each tile.
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2 The Right Wood Floor Adhesive for the Right Job

As the demand for wood floor installations increases, Jeff Oliver, with Fishman Flooring Solutions, offers up four tips on how to select the correct wood floor adhesive for the application.
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3 The Evolution of Wood Flooring Adhesives

Gary Scheidker, director of technical services, Taylor Adhesives, walks us through the many iterations of wood flooring adhesives and that sometimes change is good.
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4 Schluter-Kerdi-Line Linear Drain Grates Now Available in Matte Black

Schluter-Systems is expanding its family of matte black products by introducing two new grates that are available for its Kerdi-Line linear drain.
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5 Waterproofing for Exterior Tile Installations

Because the home’s exterior is constantly exposed to water from a variety of environmental elements, large-format tile exterior renovation projects are actually considered a challenging installation if not properly executed.
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6 What to Look for When Choosing Your Self-Leveling Underlayment

The options for self-leveling underlayments (SLUs) are greater more than ever and it is sometimes complicated to choose the one that fits the best your need on a job. The market recognizes four technical criteria that can impact your decision.
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7 How to Overcome the Slope to Drain Challenge Successfully

Effectively installing the proper slope to drain as well as meeting the flatness requirement of the ANSI standard is challenging. Here, CTEF’s Scott Carothers walks us through the steps required to successfully install tile to achieve both.
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8 How To Successfully Make Tile Outside Corner Cuts

Corner cuts on a job are inevitable, but they are tricky and can cost you both time and money. Scott provides a simple solution.
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9 Concrete Moisture: Best Practices for Moisture Control

Sika’s John McIntyre talks about how concrete moisture control is one of the more misunderstood, cost-effective and often neglected disciplines in the flooring trade.
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10 DeWalt Introduces New Brushless Oscillating Tool

The XTREME 12V MAX Brushless Oscillating Tool is compact, versatile and easy to use.
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