Press Release: Merkrete Introduces Fracture Guard FD

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Merkrete Introduces Fracture Guard FD

Fast Drying Crack Isolation Membrane Allows for Same Day Tile Installation


Anaheim, CA — August 12, 2014 - Parex USA, Inc., the parent company of leading building material brands; Merkrete, Parex, Teifs, LaHabra and El Rey, announced the launch of Merkrete Fracture Guard FD, a fast drying, liquid applied crack isolation membrane that provides a thin protection layer to inhibit substrate crack transfers up to 1/8".

With its fast drying properties and liquid formula, Fracture Guard FD can be used for interior and exterior applications and conforms to any shape or pattern, thus allowing for various architectural designs. Fracture Guard FD is applied in two coats, and installers can begin setting tile over it within as little as four hours.

"Many job sites today require materials to set faster in order for the project to move along quicker, and Merkrete's Fracture Guard FD provides a solution for that," says Luciano Tavares, Brand Manager for Merkrete. "From applying the crack isolation membrane, to setting the tile, this new product allows for same day tile installations."

Fracture Guard FD can be used in both residential and commercial projects and works best when used with the entire Merkrete Rapid Set system which includes Underlay RS, 720 RS and Pro Grout.

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For over forty years, Merkrete has been dedicated to providing architects, contractors and building owners with the most uniquely diversified and innovative product line in the industry. Merkrete has successfully supplied the building industry with over one billion square feet of tile and stone installation systems backed by our extended warranty programs. From surface preparation and waterproofing, to a complete line of tile installation systems, Merkrete makes it all possible.



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