The value of a vapour barrier when installing floor coverings

By Tal  |  2020-09-11  |   | 8257 views

Spring is something special in South Africa as we take a collective breath of fresh air and look forward to the return of warmer weather. It also means that we need to start thinking about how to manage the risk of rising moisture levels in substrates with the return of summer rains across most of the country. [...]

Industrial Flooring

Performance analysis of epoxy vs. polyurethane flooring systems

By Tal  |  2019-03-05  |   | 12421 views

Resin-based flooring systems, both epoxy and polyurethane (PU), are the two most common systems used for industrial flooring installations. These are available in thin-build coatings as well as thicker screed types, with gloss, matt or slip-resistant finishes. Self-levelling and smoothing options are also available in certain of the products. [...]


Reasons to install an underlayment

By Tal  |  2017-07-25  |   | 4257 views

Underlayments are an important aspect of a flooring project, in both residential and commercial settings, where a level and smooth surface is required before installation of the final floor covering. The type of underlayment needed will depend on what kind of flooring will be installed on top of it. Other considerations include the size of the area, its purpose, and how much foot traffic it will see. [...]


When to use a self-levelling underlayment

By Tal  |  2017-07-25  |   | 4233 views

Self-levelling and smoothing underlayment compounds, such as TAL Screedmaster and TAL Superscreed SL, are ideal for levelling subfloors in installation areas such as hospitals, clinics and schools, where ‘soft’ (resilient) floor coverings are going to be installed as the final floor finish. These types of floor coverings require a perfectly smooth and level surface, as any surface imperfections in the floor will not only detract from the aesthetic appearance, but can also affect the longevity of the floor covering installation. [...]


When to use a trowel-applied underlayment compound

By Tal  |  2017-07-25  |   | 4253 views

Trowel-applied underlayment compounds, like TAL Superscreed, are ideal for smaller installations, or for correcting minor variations or imperfections in floor levels before installing floor coverings. [...]


Floor levelling application using TAL Screedmaster

By Tal  |  2014-07-23  |   | 15907 views

TAL Screedmaster is a high strength, rapid setting, and shrinkage-compensated leveling compound with excellent ?ow properties that produces smooth, level and hard wearing ?oor surfaces suitable for the application of ?oor coverings, with minimum installation time. [...]


What to consider when considering underfloor heating

By Tal  |  2013-07-31  |   | 4462 views

Underfloor heating is a heating solution many home owners and commercial customers are opting for. [...]