Archives for May 2019

Acoustic underlayment membrane

The Mapesonic RM acoustic underlayment from Mapei is a rubber membrane designed to reduce the passage of ambient and impact sound transmissions for ceramic tile and stone installations. Composed of dense post-consumer rubber, the product is available in thicknesses of 3/16 in. or 5 mm (Mapesonic RM 5), as well as 3/8 in. or 10 […]

Hardwood planks harken back 100 years

Inspired by the clean lines of 1920s American architecture, Prospect Park is a 7-1/2 in. wide white oak plank from Mannington. Subtle, muted colours, combined with multiple stain layers, elegant wire brushing and a premium sliced face are said to make the product suitable for any room in the home. The hardwood planks are available […]

Four-collection launch of rigid LVT products

The four-collection launch of Pergo Extreme rigid LVT from Mohawk provides 60 higher-end wood and stone looks. Even more appealing to owners of active homes, the collections are said to be 100 percent kid-proof, 100 percent pet-proof and 100 percent waterproof, and come with a “Worry-Free for Life” No-Dent Warranty that applies to a Lifetime […]

Flooring nailer reaches tight areas

The Q900A Edge nailer from Primatech is said to reach difficult and tight workspace areas. The nailer is designed to blind nail as close as 2 in. to the end wall at 45° with the same holding power as the field. Used with the 18 ga. Edge nails, the system is designed for most solids […]

E-letter: Deflated expectations

The Wall Street Journal last month warned of an upcoming collapse in the big-media markets based on the lopsided cost and value of sports news. I share the WSJ’s view of the future of big media, sort of. For one thing, it may be eclipsed by bigger media as monopolistic interests smother legacy media and […]

Hypoallergenic soft flooring line

Four multicolour Air.o hypoallergenic soft flooring styles have been announced by Mohawk, adding to the current 12-style assortment. With multiple price points and thicker weights, Rest Assured I (40 oz.), Rest Assured II (50 oz.), Peaceful Moments I (45 oz.) and Peaceful Moments II (55 oz.) are said to feature innovative styling that includes new […]

Retirement resonates

Serene surfaces inspired by nature LAST FALL, MORE than 350 resident seniors, their families, community members and dignitaries celebrated the official Grand Opening a new retirement community in Ajax, Ont. Westney Gardens was the brainchild of Revera, an owner, operator and investor in the senior-living sector, who invested $50 million to bring the modern, environmentally […]

Coverings 2019

Stone and tile flexed marketing muscle in Orlando Coverings is an annual stone and tile trade show that attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers. This year in Orlando, Fla., featured 1,100 exhibitors from over 40 countries, 26,000 visitors and was the stage for introducing […]

Right spec; right process

Making specifications current and meaningful NFCA had the opportunity to speak to the Ottawa chapter of Construction Specifications of Canada (CSC) on March 20 — an important audience for our industry considering the role CSC plays in delivering written instructions that drive pricing, schedule, conditions and actions on-site. The audience included the full range of […]

New partnerships

Alliances promote education and value We may not have been able to bridge our connections in Canada completely yet, but the CFCRA has been making great inroads with many other organizations locally and around the world. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration Certification, also known as the IICRC, has been asked to team up with […]