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Sika showcases Protective Membranes at Coverings 2024

LYNDHURST, N.J. – Sika, global pioneer of specialty chemicals for construction and industry, sets the theme of “Installation Protection” with its liquid-applied membranes next week at Coverings 2024 in Atlanta. The company will present its SikaTile® crack-isolation and waterproofing solutions at the prominent industry event, stressing to attendees the importance of protective membranes to tile and stone installation longevity.

“Tile installations demand a significant investment of time and money so it’s critical to take appropriate measures to protect those investments,” said Sika Director of Tile Setting Todd Boos.  “Our liquid-applied membranes are designed to provide that protection.  Even when all surface-preparation and substrate-corrective steps have been executed, changing conditions in the installation’s environment during its lifetime can cause it to fail.  The SikaTile membranes provide a broad tolerance threshold that protects installations through dynamic conditions.”

The company will present its industry-leading crack-isolation membrane, SikaTile®-200 Fracture Guard Rapid.  The liquid-applied membrane can be applied with a roller, trowel, brush, or airless sprayer to cover any surface shape.  It cures to provide elongation that prevents in-plane surface cracks from transmitting through to the finished surface.  SikaTile®-100 Moisture Guard provides the same features and protective characteristics as the crack-isolation membrane while also waterproofing the installation.  The membrane prevents continuous and aggressive water exposure from penetrating the tile system and causing property damage and installation failure.  The membranes serve as crucial protective components of secure SikaTile systems.

“When it comes to tile installation protection, our message rests on two notions: significance and simplicity,” impressed Boos. “Applying a quality membrane is imperative to ensure a lifetime of secure, lasting beauty.  When contractors forgo this step and the installation suffers damage as a result, the repaired surface is rarely as pleasing as the original.  Fortunately, our liquid-applied membranes make this protective process easy.  As with all SikaTile solutions, our membranes are designed with the contractor and customer in mind.”

To learn more about SikaTile® systems, visit sikatile.com.

About Sika: With over 100 years of experience, Sika is a worldwide innovation and sustainability leader in the development and production of systems and products for commercial and residential construction, as well as the transportation, marine, automotive, and renewable energy manufacturing industries.  Sika has offices in over 103 countries, over 400 manufacturing facilities, and more than 33,000 employees worldwide. With annual sales of $10.5 billion in 2022, Sika’s commitment to quality, innovation, and the environment as well as putting its customers’ needs first, encompasses Sika’s position as the global leader in its industries.

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