Anti-microbial effect ceramic tiles

The Tech Land ceramic tile collection from Natucer produces the colour of fired natural clay and its wide shading. The floor tile is said to offer a high resistance both to wear in the most demanding climates. Its high anti-slip resistance makes the product suitable to be used in wet areas. The tile surface has […]

Wood appearance gluedown LVT range extended

New visuals within the Art Select Wood gluedown LVT plank range from Karndean are designed with hand-carved embosses and beveled edges, crafted to enhance the unique grains, knots and textures of the woods that inspired them, some of which are no longer available or are cost-prohibitive in their natural state. Reclaimed Hickory, one visual in […]

Business management and estimating software integrates interface

RollMaster integrated flooring business management software users can now seamlessly integrate their data with MeasureSquare estimating software. The integration is said to drastically reduce time spent on the ordering process for flooring professionals. Users can measure jobs, originate quotes (complete with catalog SKUs) out to MeasureSquare, and receive the data back, ready to order. RollMaster […]

Backpack vacuuming hardwood floors

There are four major benefits to cleaning hardwood floors with backpack vacuums, according to ProTeam. The company’s systems capture fine dust in a multi-level filtration system, keep the weight off the floor, clean without kicking up dust and permit users to match the tool to the surface. The 14 in. scalloped felt brush tool is […]

Tiles mimic natural stone or cement textures

Portobello America has introduced Ms. Barcelona porcelain from a fusion of materials like limestones, cements and basaltins. The effect is said to create a striking but minimalist surface combining veins and elements of natural stones or cement textures with aggregates, in a chromatic balance that converges into something unique. Formats include 90 x 90 cm, […]

Porcelain tile collection expands to larger format

Marvel Edge porcelain tiles from Atlas Concorde are available in three different looks (marble, concrete, and stone) and two finishes (matte and glossy), and a new 6 mm, 48 x 109 in. format that expands the collection. The tiles are compliant with standards EN 14411:2012 annex L group BIII and have a water absorption rating […]

Tile alignment spacer also sets grout spacing

Pearl Abrasive has introduced Tuscan SeamClip TruSpace, an all-in-one tool that brings tiles into alignment and sets the grout spacing without the need for additional spacers. Clips hold tiles in place until they are set, then are easily snapped off leaving a level tile surface. Units are colour-coded for set grout sizes of 1/32, 1/16, […]

Outside the big-box

Read it here: Quality, style, selection… WHAT A GREAT YEAR. Do things need fixing? Of course, and they always will. However, look at the May building-permit report. It’s up nearly 15 percent. Did you imagine a number like that back in 2009? Other numbers are up, as well, including the TSE and the Dow, and […]

TCNA petition tackles China’s unfair trade practises

Eric Astrachan, executive director of the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) based in Anderson, S.C., the trade association of America’s ceramic tile producers, has issued the following statement in response to the filing by domestic tile manufacturers of a Petition with the federal government, seeking tariff relief from dumped and subsidized imports of tile […]

Thirtieth Quebec architectural awards

Montreal, Que.-based Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) has unveiled the winners of its 30th Architecture Excellence Award. The jury, chaired by the Dutch architect Robert-Jan Van Santen, awarded the prizes among 104 entries received. Included is the Grand Prix of Excellence for the Drummondville Library, awards to the consortium composed of Chevalier Morales architects and DMA architects. The […]