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Low bids have put a lot of contractors out of business. Consumers have also paid the price in accepting low bids since these types of jobs often result in unwanted and costly problems later on down the road. Typically it’s the unqualified or inexperienced installers that offer unrealistic (low) bids to get a job. Read More
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Low bids have put a lot of contractors out of business. Consumers have also paid the price in accepting low bids since these types of jobs often result in unwanted and costly problems later on down the road. Typically it’s … Continue reading
Educating your customers can be the single most important service you provide. It doesn’t matter whether you are an installer, distributor, manufacturer, architect or designer – educating your customers will help avoid false expectations that can lead to unhappy customers … Continue reading
Current thin-set standards require a minimum of 80% thin-set contact for interior dry applications. For exterior or interior wet applications the requirement is 95% contact. Contact means that the thin-set is in continuous contact between the back of the tile … Continue reading
When a tile debonds from a surface, it’s important to take note of where the failure occurred to help determine the cause. Did it fail adhesively between the back of the tile and the thin-set mortar or adhesively between the … Continue reading