Breathable protective film for variety of surfaces

Albert Floorotex is a slightly adherent mat with a breathable protective film. It is suitable for the temporary protection of parquet, hardwood, laminate, and ceramic floors as well as carpets. The 2 mm thick, nonwoven material protects the floor against scratches and imprints. The underside contains a special adhesive which prevents the nonwoven material from […]

Self-leveling concrete topping with aggregate surface

Ardex Americas has announced that Ardex K 521 self-leveling concrete topping with aggregate surface can be installed from 3/8 in. to 2 in., walked on in 2-3 hours, and that polishing can begin in as little as 24 hours. It is easy to install and typically requires less steps to polish when compared to other […]

Stone drilling system kit for cutting slabs

Lackmond has introduced the Beast stone drilling kit that includes drilling machine, bit template and water tank, along with a durable plastic case protects tool for transport. The drill has a 3,000 to 10,000 rpm, 7-amp variable speed motor. Accurate, chip-free holes are said to be made when used with Beast branded hole saws. The […]

Oak flooring in seven colours and three-inch widths

Mohawk has introduced open grain oak hardwood flooring in 3 in. widths. The planks are said to provide resistance to humidity and can be installed on any level. The flooring also reinforces wood fibre for lasting wear resistance, the company says. Installation methods include glue, staple, nail and float. Subfloors can be either wood or […]

Crack prevention mortar for interiors and exteriors

MetaLite mortar from Custom Building Products protects against cracks up to 1/8 in. Formulated with CustomLite technology, the product is said to be 40 percent lighter than other mortars, providing excellent handling characteristics, and offers non-sag/non-slip installation on walls. The mortar can be used as a thin or medium bed up to ¾ in. (19 […]

Products handle moisture-related issues

Mapei has added two liquid solutions to its moisture-control products for floor-covering installations – Planiseal MSP, a moisture-control membrane, adhesive isolator, sealer, pH blocker and primer; and Planiseal PMB, a one-component, polyurethane moisture barrier and bonding agent. Planiseal MSP is a two-coat, high-solids, polymer-based adhesive isolator, sealer, moisture-control membrane and self-leveling primer. It protects flooring […]

Venetian terrazzo the inspiration for porcelain stoneware tiles

For its new Venice tile collection, NovaBell says it has returned to the historic “Venetian terrazzo,” interpreting it with more vibrant colours and new technologies applied to porcelain stoneware. The Venice collection’s large porcelain stoneware slabs enhance indoor architecture by providing the impression of single, seamless surfaces. Through five shades, the collection is said to […]

New designs for cast concrete tile collection

The hand-crafted cast concrete line from Aguayo is available in over 50 different colors in matte and satin finishes. Inspired by geometry in nature, the Elevations collection of cast concrete tiles include design cues from the dunes of the Saharan desert, while others might feel more at home amid a flower garden or among the […]

Vinyl composition tile commercial flooring is FloorScore certified

The Azrock Collection commercial flooring VCT (vinyl composite tile) line from Johnsonite has a designer-oriented array of contemporary colors, patterns and styles, the company says. The collection is FloorScore certified and can help earn LEED points. The product contains 10 percent post-consumer recycled content and 10 percent pre-consumer recycled content. Added safety and slip-resistant capabilities […]

Outdoor surface protection covers all climates

Surface care specialist Fila has launched a new water-repellent protector for outdoor surfaces. Hydrorep Eco is a solvent-free treatment for surfaces spanning from stone pavers to exposed brick walls. It protects against water, weathering and efflorescence, and also hampers the buildup of algae, moulds and lichen. The breathable treatment can be applied over residual moisture, […]