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NEW UNDERLAYMENT PRODUCT ELIMINATES NEED FOR BACKERBOARD
TAVY Thin-Skin Replaces Heavy Underlayment, Reduces Time and Cost for Tilers
RAXTON-BRAGG LLC AN-
NOUNCES A REVOLUTION IN THE
TILE INDUSTRY. GONE ARE THE
DAYS WHEN A THICK LAYER OF
CEMENT BACKERBOARD HAD TO BE CUT AND
SCREWED IN PLACE FIRST, BEFORE ANY WORK
COULD BEGIN ON A TILE FLOOR OR COUN-
Gone are the days when a remod-
eled kitchen floor meant that it would
forever stand just a little higher than the
rest of the house.
The TAVY Thin-Skin Two-Part
Underlayment System was developed to pro-
vide an underlayment for tile that could be
installed over any surface without adding addi- The TAVY Thin-Skin Two Part Underlayment System was developed to provide an underlayment for tile that could be installed over any surface without
tional height to the sub-floor. The Thin-Skin adding additional height to the sub-floor. The Thin-Skin System is so simple that it can be installed by both professionals and DIYers.
System is so simple that it can be installed by
both professionals and DIYers. remodeling jobs, when the new tile floor needs 5. Start setting tile! website or by phone.
The TAVY Thin-Skin Underlayment is sim- to be on the same level as existing adjoining The only tools required are: pencil, knife or Braxton-Bragg offers a full range of fabrica-
ply trimmed to size and glued to the existing wood floor. scissors, 5/32˝ v-notched trowel (minimum), tion tooling and installation accessories includ-
area, using TAVY #007 Glue, to create a surface There are 5 basic steps to installing the TAVY 5/32˝ v-notched spatula, latex modified mortar, ing sinks, installation hardware, and every tool
suitable for setting tile. It’s as simple as elemen- Thin-Skin Two-Part Underlayment System: putty knife, and margin trowel. and piece of equipment needed to run a profes-
tary school arts and crafts. Ideal for floors, 1. Clean the sub-surface of debris For additional information on TAVY Thin- sional stone, decorative concrete and tile shop.
walls and countertops, it is an alternative to 2. Spread TAVY Thin-Skin #007 Glue Skin Underlayment System, contact the sales For more information about Braxton-Bragg
heavy backerboards, when the homeowner does 3. Install TAVY Thin-Skin Underlayment reps at Braxton-Bragg. Call toll free, 1-800- and its publications and products, contact them
not want any extra thickness added to the sub- 4. Skim coat TAVY Thin-Skin Underlayment 575-4401. Braxton-Bragg carries many TAVY toll-free at 800-575-4401 or visit the website
floor. This could be the product of choice for with mortar products, available through the Braxton-Bragg www.braxton-bragg.com
A REAL LIVE “CAT” BURGLAR
SPATE OF THEFTS FROM GARDENS police as people must have been missing
AND WASHING LINES IN A SOUTH- clothes – especially with women’s underwear
ERN ENGLISH TOWN HAD BEEN being taken.”
BAFFLING THE BOBBIES. The couple have been fostering Oscar from
Southampton’s Cats Protection charity
Socks, gloves, ladies underwear – almost since last Christmas.
anything left unattended was fair game Since then he had also pinched
for the thief, especially the builder’s gloves, a knee-pad,
knickers, and the rate of a paint roller, rubber gloves,
offending was getting worse. and 10 pairs of children’s
But now the culprit has underpants.
been unmasked as a On average he com-
kleptomaniac cat with mits 10 robberies a day.
a generous nature. “He brings them back
Eager to please his new as presents,” Birgitt
owners, Peter and Birgitt told the Echo. “We
Weismantel, 13-year-old Oscar had can’t give him back now as he
been bringing home presents to the makes such an effort with all these
family home in Portswood, a suburb of gifts. He’s got a lovely personality
the southern coastal town of and is a very loving cat.
Southampton. “I think we fell in love with
“He started bringing socks home a him before he started taking all
few months ago and then gardening these things,” she added. “It was
gloves which we tracked to our neighbor,” his just so touching to see him come home every
owner Peter Weismantel told the Southern day with something for us.”
Daily Echo newspaper. Now the couple will adopt Oscar full-time
“Then we had a situation in which he but they still have yet to devise a way to curb
brought back young women’s underwear,” his criminal instincts.
said Peter, 72. “He’s still doing it now,” said Peter. “We are
“It began to escalate and I telephoned the thinking of training him as Fagin!”
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