New Products: November 2009
Mapei’s new Mapeguard 2 solves a number of installation problems encountered with traditional crack isolation and sound-reduction sheet membranes, the manufacturer reports. Mapeguard 2’s lighter weight makes the membrane easier to work with, and it also installs faster because it is more rigid and has a split-back release liner. This membrane has added value because it can be used under wood as well as stone and tile. “We listened to our customers, and we were able to draw on the depth of our technological resources to produce a product that meets their needs,” said Mapei Technical Services Manager Mike Micalizzi. “When Mapeguard 2 is applied to the surface, it fits right into place and doesn’t cling to its liner like most sheet membranes do today. It also retains its shape when the liner is removed, unlike those products that stretch when the liner is peeled back or the membrane needs to be moved for best placement.”
“This is going to be one of the hot new products of 2010,” said Rich Hassert, CEO of Braxton-Bragg LLC. “It will revolutionize the industry and probably make all other methods obsolete. We are selling it for $5, and the competitive products are about $30. I have seen a sink installation done with this product and it only took five minutes.”
Braxton-Bragg is offering to send customers one complete kit for free. Contact a Braxton-Bragg sales representative for more information, and check out the Universal Sink Harness demo at the company’s new Web site.