Gypsum Wall Board (Drywall) Basics
This article covers gypsum board (commonly called drywall), including: variations of drywall, the typical sizes of drywall, and basic installation.
Gypsum Board (Drywall) Level of Finish
We cover gypsum board or drywall levels of finish as specified by ASTM C 840. Full descriptions of Level 0 through Level 5 finish.
Ceramic Tile - Thin-set vs Mud-set
Ceramic tile installation types including thin-set and thick-set (mud-set).
Thin-Set Tile Mortar Types
Learn about the different types of mortar that can be used for wall and floor tile or stone installations.
Tile Grout Types
There are various types of grouts that can be used with wall and floor tiles. This article will help you choose the proper type of tile grout.
Suspended Ceilings - Acoustic Ceiling Tiles / Panels
Acoustic Ceiling Tiles (ACT) are a form of stick-built suspended ceiling. This article describes the components and options.
Raised Access Flooring
Learn about the basics of Raised Access Flooring (Computer Access Flooring), which provides easy access to cables and other systems run below the floor.
Floor Slip Resistance: SCOF vs DCOF
Issues surrounding slip resistance in tile flooring are discussed: how slip resistance is measured and selection of safe flooring materials.
Flooring - Carpet
Description and uses for carpet. Covers carpet tile, broadloom carpet, and padding.
Flooring - Terrazzo
A description of the types of terrazzo flooring and the different installation systems.