UV-resistant treatment

  Stopping dirt cold Fila says its new FilaStop Dirt provides invisible protection, preventing dirt build-up and making cleaning of textured and unpolished porcelain easy. It’s a UV-resistant treatment that chemically bonds without leaving a film or altering the material’s original slipperiness. Fila says the product’s performance has been proven in tests conforming to British […]

Made not to fade

American Biltrite says its new AB Pure is the first rubber flooring in the industry that won’t fade over time. AB Pure is made with a revolutionary patented colour formulation so colours won’t fade under light. According to the company, AB Pure is the only rubber flooring that can pass the ASTM F 1515 standard for colourfastness. The product comes with a 10-year warranty — […]

Keeping a low profile

New Hydrocork from Wicanders is the company’s first low-profile Corktech product. Planks have an underlayment layer; an innovative, composite-cork core; and a 0.55-millimetre wear layer, with a total thickness of just six millimetres. Durable for both residential and commercial applications. With the low profile, planks can be installed directly over existing floors. Hydrocork comes in 12 Vinylcomfort wood looks with authentic textured surfaces. Planks are 1225 millimetres […]

Measuring emissions

If you have customers who are concerned about formaldehyde emissions, the new FD08 Handheld Formaldehyde Meter from General Tools and Instruments, may be worth stocking. Designed for measuring formaldehyde levels in both residential and workplace environments. The FD08 has a range of zero to five parts per million (ppm), and a resolution of 0.01 meets U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health standards. Works in temperatures from zero to 50 C (32 to 122 F). www.generaltools.com

Distinctive signatures

For commercial or institutional installation projects where access floors are needed, Tate has launched Tate Signatures. The company says the new line significantly expands options for architects and designers to create distinctive looks for their projects. Panels allow flexibility in floor design while providing access to under-floor distribution wiring and cabling, and other building service systems. Laminated finishes in the new Tate Signatures create porcelain, terrazzo, hardwood, […]

Cork that performs like rubber

Sound Seal has been providing its Cerazorb underlayment for the tile industry for over 10 years. Now the company has launched Cerazorb Acoustical Underlayment for Wood Flooring. It is a lightweight, expanded synthetic cork underlayment designed for use under both floating and glue-down floors. Sound Seal says it won’t rot, swell or absorb water, and is anti-microbial. According to the company, Cerazorb Acoustical has the performance […]

Made for walkin’ in short order

Faster drying time is the main feature of Ardex America’s new Ardex K 13 Premium Self-Leveling Underlayment. Can be walked on within two to three hours. Tile and stone floors can be installed after just six hours. Other floors, after 16 hours. K 13 is a blend of Portland and other hydraulic cements. Can be applied from 1/8-inch to one inch (2.5 centimetres) thick. Levels at 1/4 inch. Applicable […]

Designer-look grout

Custom Building Products has added a new dimension to its Fusion Pro grouts. Colours in the Fusion Pro Designer Series are based on metallic and mineral tones in Nature. Eight designer-inspired specialty grout colours create light reflecting effects. They highlight the beauty of glass, porcelain and ceramic tile, says Custom. Designer-line colours are Starlight, Moonshadow, Ice Crystal, Glitter, Raw Sugar, Starry Night, Gold and Smoked Quartz. www.custombuildingproducts.com

Minimum charges

Flowcrete America’s new Flowcoat ESD epoxy flooring system is presented as ideal for commercial or institutional environments in which electrostatic discharge is a concern. It creates a high-performance, visually appealing floor that prevents potentially hazardous static charge build up. The reformulated 100-percent solids epoxy system meets the ANSI/ESD S20.20 standard for flooring (less than 35 megohms resistance). Flowcrete says Flowcoat ESD exhibits very low body voltage generation. The flooring is also solvent free and […]

Laying down in the Berkshires

Florida Tile has expanded its Berkshire High Definition Porcelain wood-look collection. It has added a new eight-by-36-inch plank and a 12- by 12-inch mosaic in all five colours (Hickory, Maple, Oak, Olive and Walnut). Florida Tile first introduced this plank in 2013, in its Magnolia line. With consumer desire for wider, longer planks growing, Florida Tile says the time was right to add […]