Archives for November 2018

Quartz collection revives industrial look

Quartz manufacturer Caesarstone says it has revived the industrial look with its organic Metropolitan collection. The quartz collection offers surfaces with a rough, tough and unpolished feel that will add an industrial edge for kitchens, bathrooms and other spaces, it adds. Each surface in the collection has been designed to reflect the authentic patinas of […]

Pre-cut program includes multiple sizes of porcelain slabs

Panoramic format porcelain slabs up to approximately 10 x 5 ft from Daltile can now be custom sized through the company’s FlexFit Size Solutions program. The pre-cut program includes multiple sizing options and offers the slabs pre-cut into seven smaller stocked sizes that reflect the most standard cut dimensions needed for both residential and commercial […]

Self-levelling compound suitable for different substrates

Synthetic gypsum fibre-reinforced, self-levelling compound APF from Schonox is for use from 3 to 15 mm depths. It is suitable for wood floor boards, chip board (V100), mastic asphalt screeds and other critical substrates in combination with elastic and textile coverings for interior areas. Embedded fibres provide reinforcement, making it unnecessary to lay a reinforcing […]

Glazed ceramic floor, wall and mosaic tiles offer marble appearance

The Impresa collection glazed ceramic floor, wall and mosaic tiles from American Olean are said to offer the look of Breccia marble. Detailed graphics reveal a soft linear marble look that is modern in design and classic in style, the company says. A unique size offering with neutral colors makes this series adaptable to a […]

Occupancy-ready pressed rubber floor tile saves installation time

Abpure rubber flooring tiles from American Biltrite with Nfuse technology are said to be ready to use right out of the box. Once installed, the floor does not require any costly and time-consuming set-up to be ready for occupancy, the company says. As with all flooring, regular cleaning is required, but no special maintenance procedures […]

E-letter: Investing in energy

Last week I received an e-mail from one of our advertisers asking for help. It said, “I need your help. I am reaching out to you to see if you can help me on some stats.” He went on to specify help in the areas of sales volumes, numbers of companies and construction numbers. This […]

Tongue and groove flooring adhesive works with floating wood floors

DriTac 8100 tongue and groove flooring adhesive from DriTac is wood glue that is formulated for all types of laminate and floating wood floors. The adhesive can also be used over radiant heat systems. Providing a bond at the tongue and groove, the adhesive is white in colour, which makes it is easy to see […]

Spam? No.

During the week of October 8, we saw a drastic sell-off in North American and worldwide stock markets. It scared almost everybody. All the TV pundits I saw blamed U.S. President Trump’s trade dealings, especially with China. Trump blamed the U.S. Federal Reserve and its raising of interest rates. But something else was going on. […]

PVC-free flooring tile without plasticizers created for public spaces

Zero Tile brand resilient flooring tile from Upofloor is made of the PVC-free material Enomer. Due to the tile’s wear-resistant properties and resistance to chemicals, it is suitable for schools, day care centres, hospitals, entrance halls and corridors. It is also suitable for corporate applications since it withstands wear and tear from office chairs with […]

Looking ahead

Thoughts on the future of our industry I was at the annual instructor meetings of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration Certification (IICRC) at the end of September and could not help but think about the future of maintaining flooring products. After all, the new products being made, the manner in which they are made […]