Archives for October 2014

Tiles echo basalt

Crossville has launched Basalt, a new porcelain tile collection with the look of volcanic stone. The collection has fine graining and the subtle appearance of crystalized magma. Instead of being precision-cut, the new Basalt tiles are pressed, creating edges that have a more authentic feel and style of real basalt. The Basalt collection comes in […]

Cordless band saw

Milwaukee Tool has introduced a cordless band saw that installers may appreciate on the jobsite. The company says its new M18 Fuel Deep Cut Band Saw cuts faster than corded models, providing a full day of run time on a single charge. The saw features Milwaukee’s PowerState Brushless Motor that converts energy into power more […]

E-letter: Who’s the boss?

The first day of school in B.C. was greeted with an all-too-familiar threat. The children would be held hostage to the demands of a public-sector labour union. I propose it is time to take a sober look at what these unions mean, how they arrived where they are and what they hold for us in […]

Expanded vinyl


Tarkett this summer added two new offerings in its vinyl sheet and tile flooring. Melodia 2.0 and Aria 2.0 are an evolution of existing collections, the company says. They are the result of continued development and refinement of the products’ design and colour. The version 2.0 compilations feature tone-on-tone designs in softer and more sophisticated […]

Spanish tile-look carpet

There are two new broadloom products from  Invision. Venice and Delmar are both part of the Spanish tile collection. Venice is an abstract interpretation of classic floral and sunburst Spanish tile motifs. Delmar reflects natural stone and marble tile. There are 10 colourways, from neutrals to reds and blues. Both carpet collections feature 100 per […]

2015 Carpet Design Awards open

The call for entries for the 2015 Carpet Design Awards has gone out, and the deadline is tight — submissions must be entered by Oct. 24. The Carpet Design Awards are considered the top international competition for quality hand-made carpets and rugs. Awards will be given out in eight categories: best studio artist design; best […]

Six rug designs

Capel Rugs this summer launched six new designs. Its Vintage Sunset collection features hand-knotted rugs with a twist. The Indian-made collection comes in four designs — Sunset, Bastile, Mandala and Mirage. The new Upton line has a classic pattern. The 100-per-cent wool pile is sheared to a low level, creating an antique look. Upton comes […]