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Flooring Substrates: What’s in the Mix?




By Lewis Migliore

Concrete substrates are a source of anxiety for every flooring contractor, manufacturer, and general contractor. The main concern is moisture, but that’s not the only thing to be concerned with. There is so much more that can compromise a flooring installation lurking in the concrete. You must understand that no two concrete slabs are alike. Whether new or old they vary, and you can’t expect any of them to perform the same. Every concrete slab, below, on or above grade, has the potential to contribute to a failure without warning. What the future holds for concrete mix and design is even scarier, and its impact on flooring requirements, installation or performance, no one knows.

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The Commercial Flooring Report is provided by Lewis Migliore, president of LGM and Associates, which offers technical flooring services, including help or guidance with a new flooring project or a failure on an existing floor. Contact him at lgmtcs@optilink.us.

 


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posted on 12/23/2019