Archives for May 2016

Photoluminescent strips for commercial spaces

Tarkett has updated its Safe-T-First System (STF). In compliance with International Building Code requirements, the revamped STF utilizes photoluminescent technology to provide an escape path marking system through emergency egress stairwells and hallways that may go dark in the event of a fire or other unexpected power outage. STF integrates photoluminescent technology into color- and […]

Dispersible pigment grout in many colours

Laticrete has introduced Permacolor Select Anycolor, a dispersible pigment grout product that is in addition to the original 80 Permacolor Select colours. Anycolor comes in two parts: Color Kit and the Permacolor Select Base powder. The process of preparing the grout begins with the Color Kit’s dispersible pigment packets. When added to water, these packets […]

Hardwood floors range extended

Hardwood flooring maker Mirage has announced the addition of two new colors to its range of products: Rio and Havana. Reminiscent of a warm, sunny beach, the company says, Rio is a sandy beige colour with subtle grey tones. Havana is a pure brown shade with golden highlights. Rio and Havana are offered with Mirage […]

Certified Installation Manager Program scholarship available

West Bloomfield, Mich.-based FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, in cooperation with ARDEX America and nora systems, Inc., has announced that the next quarterly Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship is available for the Certified Installation Manager Program. The scholarship, valued at US$1,225, will enable yet another installation manager to distinguish themselves from their peers by enrolling in […]

Nailers seat nails sub-flush to hardwoods

Milwaukee has announced cordless M18 Fuel finish nailers with the power to consistently seat nails sub-flush to hardwood surfaces with no ramp-up time and no gas cartridges. With no gas cartridges, a Powerstate brushless motor, and no cleaning required, the tools are designed to deliver durability and reliability with very little maintenance, the company says. […]

Grout technology advances stain resistance

Custom Building Products has introduced stain resistant Fusion Pro Single Component grout. Featuring an advanced formula that delivers unsurpassed stain resistance without ever needing to be sealed, this ready-to-use product requires no mixing and is easy to spread and clean. It offers the ultimate in color consistency and cures with exceptional hardness, similar to cement […]

Single SKU acoustic underlayment

When installing more than one type of hard surface flooring in a home or at multiple locations, MP Global Products says its “universal” Sound Buffer acoustic underlayment is transferrable from room to room and jobsite to jobsite, saves on waste and is consolidated into a single SKU. Made from 100 percent virgin latex rubber and […]

Profile colours match tile trends

The Schluter-Systems series of Trendline profiles features a new line of colours to go with the latest trends in tile. The series offers 7 new colours, each available in the most popular profile shapes: flat (Jolly), rounded (Rondec), and square (Quadec). The profiles are made of colour-coated aluminum, and feature a textured finish, achieved with […]

Then-And-Now: Cabin or cottage?

Designing a cottage or cabin in the woods by a lake that does the landscape justice is a task that has been approached from many different angles. And when the property is on a hill with a significant slope and great view, why not take advantage of the changing elevation? That is what the Montreal, […]

Termination done right

Terminating an employee is one of the most difficult decisions employers face. Once the decision to terminate has been made, employers must consider the potential negative effects upon the employee, other staff, the organization’s reputation, and the threat of litigation. To avoid negative consequences, the conduct of the termination is as important as the decision […]