Wave style large-format porcelain floor tiles

Articulo from DalTile is a large-format porcelain floor tile in 18 x 36 in. and 12 x 24 in. sizes in a linear, vein-cut travertine design in five natural colours. A 6 x 18 in. wall tile available in both a flat and a wave structure for heightened visual interest, along with a pressed 1 x 3 in. straight-joint mosaic suitable for shower floors. The wave wall tile designed for seamless […]

Flooring for dining spaces, lounges and bars

Havwoods International has introduced the Italian Collection, an engineered hardwood suitable for creating fine intricate patterns including basket weave and heritage. The range includes the Notte Plank, which can be installed in a bespoke pattern in a dark brown tone. The flooring offers oversized planks that measure 4 ¾ x 33 ⅜ in. Each plank is made from multiple layers of wood boards bonded together to […]

Natural floor squares and planks provide mix and match options

Marmoleum Click CinchLOC from Forbo is available in 28 colours and two formats (12 x 12 in. squares and 12 x 36 in. planks). The water-resistant flooring is made primarily from renewable resources, including linseed oil, wood flour and pine rosins. The natural ingredients provide the flooring with inherent anti-static properties to repel dust and dirt, making it easy to clean, reducing exposure to allergens, and contributing to better […]

Mortar suitable for floors, walls and submerged area

Planitop 330 Fast from Mapei is said to be a quick-setting, polymer-modified, fibre-reinforced cementitious rendering, patching and leveling mortar for interior and exterior walls, floors and submerged areas. It can be applied from 1/8 to 1-1/4 in. (3 mm to 3.2 cm) in thickness to ramp, smooth or level surfaces. Eliminating the need for a […]

Porcelain tile collection provides diverse design options

  Crossville has announced Java Joint, a porcelain tile collection said to incorporate on-trend hues and sizes to offer designers inventive options to create a range of looks. The surface visual of the collection features striations of crema and bold neutrals. The striations’ linear effect is interpreted in five colors — Two Sugars, House Blend, French Press, Flat White and Fresh Ground — all offered in […]

Vinyl plank product denser than WPC

Stone Core Vinyl product from Quality Craft is 57 percent denser than WPC and resists depressions 52 percent better than standard rigid core product, the company says. Available in various finishes and decors, the product comes with a lifetime limited residential and 17-year limited commercial warranty. Planks are available in 4 or 5 mm thick plank, or 5.5. and 6.5 mm thick plank […]

Thermostat provides energy-efficient programming

Warmup has announced an addition to its programmable thermostat line. The Tempo thermostat provides energy-efficient programming features for customers looking for an easy way to control the underfloor heating in their homes. The thermostats turn dial operation is comparable to the original iPod design. By following the suggested programming and Early-Start features, users can limit energy consumption while maintaining a comfortable […]

Grout provides effect of iridescence

Flexcolor 3D from Mapei is a professional-grade, ready-to-use (RTU) translucent specialty grout with an “iridescent effect” finish. It is offered in 10 colours with translucent characteristics that not only reflect but also refract light. This characteristic is said to allow the grout to transition in colour to complement the tile colour. The grout can be used in commercial and residential installations of […]

Wood laminate flooring is waterproof, resists staining

RevWood Plus from Mohawk combines the look of hardwood and properties of laminate. The planks are said to offer reliable durability that resists stain, scratches and dents and is 100 percent waterproof. Spills, accidents and tracked-in stain-makers are kept on the surface for quick, easy cleanup thanks to Uniclic MultiFit technology, the glueless locking system, the company says. The planks also feature the company’s All Pet Protection & Warranty covering all pets and accidents.  […]

Science and academia take on business

WE GOT AN INTERESTING LETTER from a reader regarding the current controversy around climate change, so we think this time we will reprint our response so people will know some of the debate surrounding the matter from a business perspective. We have omitted his last name and location since he did, originally, only revealing it […]