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Merkrete Fracture Guard 7000 is the first liquid applied membrane to provide crack isolation up to 3/8"


Anaheim, CA — January 03, 2013 - Parex USA, Inc., the parent company of leading building material brands; Parex, Teifs, LaHabra, El Rey, and Merkrete, introduces a revolutionary solution in a liquid applied format for crack isolation up to 3/8".

Merkrete Fracture Guard 7000 is the first liquid applied membrane to provide crack isolation up to 3/8". It offers maximum protection for your tile and stone installation by inhibiting the transfer of cracks from the substrate to the ceramic, porcelain or stone tile. It is ultra-flexible with an elongation over 1000%.

Advantages include:

  • Crack isolation up to 3/8"
  • Adheres to all common surfaces
  • Installs quickly. Cures in 4-6 hours at 70°F, 50% R.H.
  • Excellent adhesion to most common substrates
  • Thin section - does not interfere with elevation
  • Apply with brush, roller or trowel
  • Built-in antimicrobial for mold and mildew resistance at the substrate
  • Low VOC
  • Exceeds ANSI A118.12

"Our waterproofing and crack isolation portfolio of products is now enhanced by the addition of Fracture Guard 7000 which was designed to protect your flooring investment," said Luciano Tavares, Merkrete product manager. "We proudly develop building materials that exceed national and international code requirements like our breakthrough formula for crack isolation - Fracture Guard 7000."

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 commitment to quality and revolutionary research. From underlayment material to grouts, thin sets, waterproofing, crack isolation and sound control systems, Merkrete has the building materials you need. And with our sophisticated product line and innovative application techniques, it's all possible.

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About Parex USA

Parex USA, Inc., a California Corporation, is the parent company to brands that offer a wide range of innovative façade and flooring solutions. Its brands include Parex, LaHabra Stucco, Merkrete, Teifs, El Rey Stucco, Merlex Stucco, Variance Finishes, and Vero-Rialto. It is a subsidiary of the ParexGroup, S.A., one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty solutions for the construction industry. ParexGroup spans 22 countries, employing 4,000 professionals across 66 manufacturing facilities and 9 R&D centers. To learn more about Parex USA, Inc., please visit



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