A-81 Underlayment

Our most popular floor underlayment system for patching, smoothing, and resurfacing.

Dex-O-Tex A-81 Underlayment is our most popular underlayment system for preparing irregular floor surfaces for a finished application. Its synthetic copolymer cementitious formulation acts as an ideal patching, smoothing, and resurfacing material beneath any kind of flooring.

A-81 is highly flexible and suitable for both interior or exterior surfaces, including those exposed to freeze-thaw conditions or constant water spillage. It can be applied to any thickness from near featheredge upwards and dries to a charcoal gray color. Natural, cement-gray color is also available on request.

Our pre-packaged formula makes A-81 convenient to unit and easy to mix. It’s also fully VOC compliant with no organic solvents, is non-toxic, and has only a slight odor during placement and cure. This fast-setting system supports foot traffic in 6-8 hours and vehicle traffic after 18-24 hours.


Advantages

  • Superior adhesion
  • Low permeability, yet breathable
  • Suitable for interior and exterior use
  • Fast setting
  • Excellent freeze-thaw resistance
  • Similar expansion-contraction as concrete
  • Installed only by professional, factory-trained Dex-O-Tex contractors

Please see product safety data sheets.

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Food & Beverage: Maintaining Your Commercial Kitchen

Maintaining a hygienic commercial kitchen is one of the biggest challenges of running a busy restaurant. As a business owner, manager or chef, it is […]

Maintaining a hygienic commercial kitchen is one of the biggest challenges of running a busy restaurant. As a business owner, manager or chef, it is important to have a system in place as well as an outline of how to keep your kitchen in top shape. When you implement a system for your staff to follow, you educate them of good practices that prevent common hazards such as slips and fires. It is important to conduct regular inspections to ensure that your kitchen is safe for your employees and customers. This way, you prevent unexpected breakdowns that can affect your kitchen’s productivity.

Schedule professional maintenance

To keep your kitchen running smoothly, conduct regular preventive maintenance. Make sure your equipment is consistently performing to save you time and money on repairs. Replace broken and worn out parts to keep them functioning for many years. Should repairs be required, you can call in a professional to troubleshoot for you.

Professionals will provide your business with all the reliable repairs and replacements required for your team to prepare a great meal for your customers. They will also assess your staff’s activities, provide safety regulations, identify immediate and potential hazards, respond to unsafe situations and look for ways to improve your current system.

Ensure sanitation

Cleanliness is the key to a successful restaurant or hotel. With regular cleaning, you ensure that the food coming out is safe for your customers to eat. There are some cleaning jobs that can be accomplished monthly, while there are others that must be done regularly.

Food preparation takes place in the kitchen, so you can expect your countertops and hard surfaces to be a breeding ground for bacteria. These should be wiped clean a couple of times a day to ensure that the food you will serve is safe for consumption. Appliances and equipment such as ovens, toasters, fryers, grills and coffee makers should be deep cleaned weekly so they stay in excellent condition. Your ceiling, floor and walls should also be wiped daily to remove grease and food particles. Wash out your exhaust vents and hoods every few months to remove grease and grime. Finally, do an extensive cleaning of your racks, shelves and cabinets every six months.

Inspect your flooring

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Every day, your kitchen flooring is exposed to heavy industrial cooking equipment, extreme temperatures and spills. With overall constant use, your surface will require annual floor preservation. To maintain your flooring, ensure a slip-resistant surface that won’t surrender to the daily application of harsh cleaning agents. Waterproof epoxy floor coating will help protect your concrete floor against liquid damage, saving you expensive routine maintenance costs. This resinous finish provides a hardwearing, tough and scratch-resistant surface that performs well in areas, like walk-in freezers, which are subject to water immersion.

Dex-O-Tex offers a full line of floor, wall and waterproofing systems for commercial, industrial and residential spaces in the US. We provide our solutions to schools, laboratories, athletic facilities, restaurants, hospitals and many other environments. If you want to know more about the products and services we offer, visit our website at dex-o-tex.com.

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