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The importance of substrate surface water absorptivity

Often referred to as substrate “porosity,” substrate surface water absorptivity refers to the ability of a flooring substrate surface to absorb liquid relatively quickly. The coalescence of an impermeable floorcovering material and a non-porous concrete surface not only reduces moisture from coming in, but also from escaping.

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Improving the appearance of hot-dip galvanized steel

by Alana Fossa and John Krzywicki

The appearance of batch, hot-dip galvanized (HDG) steel can be an enigma. Variations in initial coating appearance from one project to the next and the natural weathering of HDG steel often cause confusion and misaligned expectations within the design community. Design professionals may expect all galvanized steel to consistently maintain a shiny, smooth, or spangled finish common to that of galvanized sheet metal (think HVAC ductwork or corrugated panels) … Continue reading Improving the appearance of hot-dip galvanized steel

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