Large-and-heavy-tile mortars offer high transfer technology

Mapei has introduced the Keraflex line of mortars, designed for use with large and heavy tiles. The four polymer-modified mortars are said to share the innovative trait of high material transfer onto the backs of tiles, while retaining impressive non-sag/nonslump properties. They are also suitable for edge-leveling clip applications. Easy to mix, the Keraflex mortars […]

One-step large and heavy tile mortar

Laticrete has announced Multimax Lite, a one-step, non-sag, large and heavy tile mortar for interior and exterior ceramic tile, porcelain tile, glass tile and stone installations. The 25 lb bag is said to have the coverage of 50 lb traditional mortar. Equipped with anti-microbial technology to protect the treated article, the product contains no silica […]

Bluetooth connected moisture meters

Flir Systems has announced two moisture meters with Bluetooth wireless connectivity: the MR59 ball probe moisture meter and the MR55 pin moisture meter. The MR59 is a pinless moisture meter, unique for its ball probe sensor, which helps users cover larger areas in a shorter time, the company says. The ball probe makes it easy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]