Archives for December 2015

A tale of two parties

Before I get started on the media again, what would you say to borrowing a union term and taking Direct Action to Raise Awareness about Canada, Canadians and the Canadian floorcovering industry? At Coverings, we are interested in value. Therefore, we have elected to get behind a new idea. It has long been our belief […]

Seams like trouble

Planning and execution prevent seam complaints BY CHRISTOPHER CAPOBIANCO Seams in floor coverings — whether we’re talking about carpet or resilient — cause more concern for customers and more potential complaints for installers than any other aspect of a floor covering installation. In my career in sales, I can’t count how many seam questions I […]

Best of both worlds

Mannington has added Beachwood to its porcelain floor offerings. The hardwood-look tiles combine the beauty of wood and the durability of tile, the company says. The tiles are six inches by 36 inches. Beachwood comes in three wood tones: Seashore, Oceanfront and Coastline. www.mannington.com

A new look of distress

New in Beaulieu Canada’s Regale hardwood collection is Malbec. The European white oak planks have a hand-scraped, brushed, distressed-look finish. They are 190 millimetres (7.5 inches) wide, and 1900 millimetres (74.8 inches) long. Malbec planks are 15 millimetres thick, with a four-millimetre wear layer. The locking system is tongue and groove. The planks can be […]

Time for bonding

Multi-Surface Bonding Primer is a new ready-to-use, single component primer from Custom Building Products. It’s a water-based primer made to deliver superior adhesion on a variety of subfloors to which proper bonding can be difficult. Multi-Surface is formulated with aggregates and polymers designed for bonding to both porous and non-porous substrates. It’s easy to use […]

Accented sheets

Tarkett has added several looks to its environmentally friendly Acczent sheet vinyl, creating the new Acczent Heterogeneous Sheet Collection. It’s composed of 25 wood looks, six concrete finishes, and four Zen as well as four Tisse visuals from Tarkett’s Space Modular Tile collection. The new Acczent Collection also features a matte finish, so floors can […]