Archives for October 2016

Textured pattern carpet planks

Modular carpet planks from J+J Flooring Group have been introduced in an 18 x 36 in. size. The Etched line has a textured patterned loop and a standard backing of Nexus plank. The yarn dyed Encore BCF fibre has some recycled content. Specifications include a face weight of 24 oz./sy, pile density of 6845 oz./y³, […]

Uncoupling membrane for ceramic tile and stone

Strata_Mat XT from Laticrete is an uncoupling membrane system designed for ceramic tile and dimension stone installations serving as an uncoupling and vapor management layer that accommodates moisture from beneath the tile covering. The system performs all these functions while still providing the requisite support/load distribution for the tile and stone covering, the company says. […]

Dry-cut tile saw introduced

IQ Power Tools has introduced what is said to be the first dry-cut tile saw designed to cut ceramic, porcelain, marble and stone. The model iQTS244 is a 10 in. dry-cut tile saw designed for professional tile setters and contractors. The portable tool permits tile to be cut inside or outside with no water and […]

Tile inspired by Japanese art of paper folding

With the introduction of Origami Mosaic glass tile, Lunada Bay Tile has taken inspiration from the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Delicate angles and subtle geometry emulate the techniques and visuals seen in the iconic art form and recreate them in three-dimensional glass mosaics, the company says. The tiles are available in four mosaic […]

Coverings 2017 seeks tile and stone projects

Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exhibition in North America, has opened its Call for Entries for the 2017 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards to be held April 4-7, 2017 in Orlando, Fla. Available to architects, designers, installers, and contractors, the CID Awards honour outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile […]

Designer cork flooring introduced

The Florence Designer cork flooring collection from Wide Plank Flooring now includes Townline Dark Rum. Specifications include widths of 7-1/2 in. and lengths of 68-3/4 in. to reduce flooring seams by up to 70 percent over other stock products, as well as provide lengths that average 50 percent longer than industry average, the company says. […]

Underlayment products improve handling, crack resistance

In an improvement to its flagship self-leveling underlayment products for use under tile, Custom Building Products has announced formula upgrades for its LevelQuik Self-Leveling Underlayment series of products. This includes LevelQuik RS, for rapid setting applications and LevelQuik ES, with extended setting properties, as well as LevelQuik Primer. The new LevelQuik formula is said to […]

Hand-printed stone hexagons

StoneImpressions has introduced its Alston Collection, a hand-printed on Carrara 5 in. hexagon stones. The stones are offered in 4 different designs and varying colors. Every design is said to be printed on the highest quality of stone and the collection is customizable by color and layout.

Laticrete unveils product specific EPDs and updated HPDs

Laticrete, a manufacturer of construction products for the building industry, has released three new product specific Environmental Product Declarations and updated Health Product Declarations. An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a comprehensive, globally harmonized, and independently verified report created by a product manufacturer which documents the impacts on the environment throughout its lifecycle. An EPD […]

E-letter: Carbon grizzly footprint

It is interesting, lately, how people decide to support their ideas with what they saw recently in a movie. It’s as if the world of make-believe has become the world that is and should be. Take The Revenant, for example. It is described as an “epic, semi-biographical western film.” Semi-biographical? Folks will come away with […]