Vapour Barrier Reduces Risk of Debonding

By Tal  |  2022-01-14  |   | views

Surface preparation is a vital aspect of any flooring application. Inadequate preparation may easily lead to loss of adhesion and ultimately failure of the flooring installation for example, vinyl flooring ‘bubbling’ or delaminating from the substrate. The application of TAL Vapourscreen WB prior to the flooring installation, reduces the risk of debonding. [...]


Waterproofing roof slabs and parapet walls

By Tal  |  2021-11-04  |   | views

With the arrival of seasonal rains you may find that your flat roof structure or exposed parapets are not waterproofed correctly, leading to the ingress of water. The result is water damage shown on ceilings and walls of the rooms below. It must be noted that this could also happen it the water outlet on the roof is not draining properly, thereby flooding the lower levels. [...]



By Tal  |  2021-09-02  |   | views

Is there anything more South African than sharing the inviting glow of a fire pit? A tiled fire pit is a popular feature in many homes but it requires a suitable installation system to ensure a long-lasting result. Read on for our 5 top tips for this project. [...]

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Fast track solution for KZN COVID19 wards

By Tal  |  2020-10-26  |   | views

Working closely with the Department of Health in Kwa-Zulu Natal, TAL has helped fast track an overhaul of the healthcare facilities at Clairwood Hospital in Mobeni, Durban. Originally converted from army barracks into a hospital in 1956, Clairwood Hospital required significant renovations in order to transform it into a functional modern space that is a key addition to the province's quarantine and isolation centres. [...]

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TAL StoneFlow specified for unique flooring project at Greenstone Shopping Centre

By Tal  |  2019-11-14  |   | 116284 views

A one-of-a-kind floor designed for the refurbishment of the food court at Greenstone Shopping Centre in Edenvale, Johannesburg, was installed using TAL StoneFlow, a fast track, industrial, terrazzo-look decorative flooring system. [...]

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Checklist for replacing cracked or broken tiles in your home

By Tal  |  2019-04-02  |   | 105614 views

Avoid those last-minute runs to the hardware store by making sure that you have everything you need before you begin. Here is the list of tools, products and protective equipment that you’ll need to complete each step in this project. [...]

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Top 6 considerations before hiring a tiling contractor

By Tal  |  2019-01-15  |   | 79929 views

The cost of correcting a poor tiling installation is considerable, so before hiring a tiling contractor, it’s advisable to do some homework to make sure you have the right partner. [...]

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Bespoke fixing solution created by TAL for the Ndzundza/Nzunza portrait

By Tal  |  2018-08-27  |   | 125098 views

TAL is proud to have supplied a bespoke fixing solution for the Ndzundza/ Nzunza Portrait, a larger than life art installation on the west wall of City Property’s North City House in Braamfontein, now renamed Nzunza House. Working closely with artist, Hannelie Coetzee, a bespoke fixing solution was developed exclusively for this installation which was officially unveiled on Women’s Day, 9th August 2018. [...]


4 key points when installing new carpets

By Tal  |  2018-07-24  |   | 77698 views

Any floor covering is an investment and should be installed properly for best results. If you have decided to install new carpets in your home, correct preparation of the surface is important to ensure a great-looking long-lasting floor. [...]

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TAL Laboratory awarded ISO 17025 accreditation

By Tal  |  2018-06-28  |   | 45231 views

Tiling installation and construction product manufacturer TAL has proven its technical competence after their laboratory was recognised as an ISO 17025 accredited testing facility in May 2018. [...]


Budget planning for DIY tiling

By Tal  |  2018-05-23  |   | 56514 views

Tiling your home is a big decision and costs are always a concern. Planning is key in order to get the result that you want and keep to your budget, whether on a DIY project, or if you hire a tiler. If you have decided to tile your home, you will need to make provision for the following items to complete your DIY tiling installation successfully: [...]

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New range of Tiling Tools now available from TAL

By Tal  |  2017-12-05  |   | 33665 views

TAL is pleased to introduce their new range of TAL branded tiling tools to the market. As with the range of tile cutters introduced in January 2017, the tool range offers everything from the basic tools required to complete a DIY tiling project, to more robust options for professional contractors. [...]

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TAL introduces first water-based epoxy grout to the market

By Tal  |  2017-10-13  |   | 57129 views

TAL has introduced TAL Water-Based Epoxy Grout, an innovative, water-based epoxy grout to the market that offers excellent chemical, acid and stain resistant properties. This is the first water-based system in the local market and has been formulated specifically for ease of application and clean-up. [...]

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TAL launches TALFIX, a tile adhesive ideal for remedial tiling projects

By Tal  |  2017-09-13  |   | 40858 views

TAL launches TALFIX, a tile adhesive ideal for remedial tiling projects [...]

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TAL supplied key components to flagship Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital project in Cape Town

By Tal  |  2017-07-25  |   | 34951 views

TAL supplied flooring underlayment materials for the Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town’s Foreshore. The materials included; TAL VaporStop HB vapour barrier and TAL Screedmaster, to combat high moisture levels within the concrete slabs and to ensure the prepared floors were smooth and level; a requirement for the installation of the Polyflor Vinyl Sheeting. Regular site visits were conducted to monitor the installation as high moisture levels in the substrate adversely affect the performance and integrity of vinyl overlayments. TAL products are manufactured locally and developed and tested to suit the South African climate conditions. [...]

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TAL launches a new range of knee pads and tile cutters

By Tal  |  2017-01-18  |   | 36431 views

Installing new tiles in the home represents a long-term investment in a significant asset, which not only enhances the aesthetic appeal, but also results in a quality, durable surface. However, the tools that are used can make or break the tile-installation experience. [...]

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TAL’s on-site service offering ensures long-term tile installation success

By Tal  |  2016-11-24  |   | 40292 views

As part of its value-added service offering, tile and construction adhesives market leader TAL offers comprehensive on-site services. [...]

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TAL attends largest global tiling, sanitaryware fair in Italy

By Tal  |  2016-11-01  |   | 79683 views

As part of its drive to introduce the latest international trends to the local market, leading construction and tile adhesive specialist TAL attended Cersaie 2016 in Bologna, Italy from 25 to 29 September. [...]

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TAL changes its 20kg bag labels

By Tal  |  2015-02-25  |   | 37466 views

We eagerly announce that this new packaging, our new labels, will extend to the 20KG grout bags. [...]

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TAL supplies adhesives to new Virgin Active gym

By Tal  |  2014-12-24  |   | 34693 views

Last year, professional contractors, Farquharson Construction, were contracted to extend and refurbish the Victory Park Shopping Centre. The project saw a new extension as well - Virgin Active Victory Park gym. [...]

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TAL supplies rapid-setting and flexible adhesive system for wall and floor tile installations at Katherine & West

By Tal  |  2014-11-26  |   | 35373 views

Katherine & West, an office development on the corner of Katherine and West Streets in the Sandton Gate precinct and TAL supplied ancillary products and adhesives for an installation of porcelain tiles which would fill 10 000m². [...]

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TAL supplies adhesive for large-format tile installation for Hyundai showroom

By Tal  |  2014-10-08  |   | 36837 views

The Hyundai showroom in Weltevreden Park installed large format porcelain tiles – and TAL supplied the adhesives and ancillary products for the installation. [...]

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TAL introduces new grout bag packaging for easy colour matching

By Tal  |  2014-09-10  |   | 34098 views

TAL recognised a need to simplify the colour matching process for the end-user, as well as the tiling contractor – and we have done so with the brand new grout bags. [...]

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TAL exhibits its building solutions range at Totally Concrete expo

By Tal  |  2014-06-25  |   | 36128 views

TAL recently exhibited its range of building solutions at the Totally Concrete expo held at the Sandton Convention Centre in May. [...]

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TAL is changing its primer and additive packaging

By Tal  |  2014-06-25  |   | 36810 views

TAL is updating and improving its product labelling beginning with their primer and additive ranges to simplify the selection process for the end-user and tiling contractor. [...]