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Whether you are a tile installer or a tile supplier you assume some liability if you sell or install a tile that is not slip resistant, particularly for exterior and interior wet applications. The past standard, which is still used to some degree today, states that a tile in wet conditions should have at least a 0.6 static coefficient of friction rating over a wet tile surface per the ASTM C1028 test method. Read More
Blast from the Past
High in the Andes Mountains of Peru is the ancient city of Machu Picchu, straddled between granite peaks and surrounded by tropical forest. It is 8,000 feet above sea level and its two hundred (+-) stone structures are built over two earthquake faults. Not exactly the kind of place you would expect to find one of mankind’s most impressive engineering feats. Read More