Tanski is the Sales and Marketing Director for Dependable Floor Products, and
has been with the company since 1999. Prior to joining Dependable, he worked in
the concrete industry for manufacturers of industrial floor coatings and
structural concrete repair systems. Richard is a member of ASTM Committee F06
on Resilient Floor Coverings.
surface prep does not receive a lot of attention, it can make the job. I have
often heard that the best floor covering can not compensate for inferior
substrate prep. There are a variety of patching products on the market that
help prepare the substrate. Defining which to use, how to use it, and when will
dictate your success.
Self leveling underlayments can help to correct a variety of subfloor problems, but they are not without their own problems. Richard Tanski, sales & marketing director for Dependable Floor Products, explains how proper surface preparation can help prevent these problems.
As your job progresses, investigation and testing has provided results, and now you and your customer need to make some key decisions. Accurate moisture testing shows that the amount is in excess of floor covering recommendations.
Moisture in concrete is the cause of many flooring failures, so it is important for installers to have a thorough understanding of how to test for this common problem. Richard Tanski of Dependable Floor Products details the testing methods and equipment used to test moisture in concrete.
MOISTURE. In the flooring industry, few words cause as much anguish. On many projects, no one has properly prepared to analyze or solve the problem. Just like the old commercial, if you want to catch someone's attention, mention high moisture.