Sika, global pioneer of specialty industrial chemicals, showcased SikaTile gauged porcelain tile panel and slab (GPTP/S) systems and grout solutions at Coverings 2023 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Sika representatives were there for more information and visitors explored the bottom-to-top systems designed for the growing GPTP/S market. Attendees also learned about SikaTile grout solutions formulated to eliminate jobsite callbacks. 

Sika representatives were on hand to discuss the importance of surface preparation, and the need to achieve flat surfaces using SikaLevel-025 Patch. Visitors also learned how SikaTile-200 Fracture Guard Rapid prevents existing or eventual substrate cracks from transmitting through to the GPTP/S surface. Also on display were dustless mortars formulated to achieve the needed bond strengths and application times associated with GPTP/S installations: SikaTile-475 LHT Premium Set and SikaTile-500 LHT Lite. Finally, visitors saw how high-performance SikaTile-815 Secure Grout delivers hard, durable joints while Sikasil N Plus silicone sealant delivers expansion joints strong enough for GPTP/S installations.

Additionally, Sika technical representatives presented their popular demonstration, “End Unwanted Callbacks,” at the Installation Innovation Stage. Here, visitors learned how various SikaTile grout products perform in different tiling scenarios. High-performance SikaTile-815 Secure Grout, ready-to-use SikaTile Ultima Grout and SikaTile-825 Epoxy Grout were prepared and applied to tile surfaces, providing visitors an up-close experience with the innovative grouting technologies.

“Installing gauged porcelain panels and applying grout demand skill and the right materials,” said Sika Senior Product Manager Tom Carroll. “The contractors who visited our booth certainly have the skills for the jobs. They come to us for the right materials. Sika has more than a century of quality behind its name, so we are happy to build on that trust by supplying high-performance, easy-to-use products.”

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