Power of associations

Hands-on training, advocacy and more At the CFCRA we are always looking at providing things that others cannot. I hear about the education found on the internet all the time. The comments I hear are, “I saw it on You Tube,” “I googled it,” “it was on a discussion board” or “it was on a […]

Value proposition

Investment in gratitude? Value is a word that is worth reflecting on. In fact, it’s more central to our lives than we are generally aware. Usually, we use this word in reference to economics. When it comes to buying or selling things, there is a possibility that cost can be accurately established. The seller determines […]

Water-based, acrylic, textured coating for concrete

Elastocolor Texture from Mapei is a coating for use on exterior, above-grade, new and previously coated concrete and masonry surfaces. The coating’s unique blend of aggregates produces an attractive, high-build, textured finish, the company says, and is suitable for use on restoration projects to reduce the appearance of surface imperfections and repairs or wherever a […]

Carpet cutting machine offers accuracy and efficiency

Designed to accommodate the largest rolls of carpet and heaviest rolls of vinyl, the X-77 carpet cutting machine from Accu-Cut has a “clam shell” load cradle said to process cut orders accurately and efficiently. The load cradle can be adjusted in three ways: shuttle forward or backward for positioning, pivot for squaring the material and […]

Cyclonic dust extractor with HEPA filtration

The iQ426HEPA cyclonic dust extraction vacuum has been announced by iQ Power Tools. The unit has been tested to pick up 50 lb of drywall dust in 30 seconds and is said to have the highest output vacuum motor in its class. Units feature advanced cyclonic technology, double filtration (HEPA and Durabond), a 4-stage filtration […]

Broadloom features abstract transitional patterns

The Twilight collection of broadlooms from Nourison features abstract transitional patterns woven in New Zealand wool with Luxcelle highlights. The collection is offered as broadloom or in custom rug sizes. The soft look of the Axminster-woven products brings together lush textures and an array of linear patterns in richly shaded natural tones that are said […]

Rollable acrylic adhesive for luxury vinyl tiles

Roll and Go from Schönox is a rollable acrylic adhesive for luxury vinyl tiles. Bonding on suitable substrates in interior areas, the adhesive coverage is approximately 540 sq. ft. per 1.06 gal. unit and approximately 1,380 sq. ft. per 2.77 gal. unit. The product is rated Emicode EC 1 for very low emission and LEED […]

Self-bonding anti-fracture membrane

The self-adhering Elastomeric Crack Bridging (ECB) anti-fracture membrane from NAC Products is a sheet applied elastomeric membrane is designed for use under floor surfaces that require protection from structural movement. ECB consists of a base layer of polymer modified elastomers, permanently laminated to a unique “stress flex” fibre sheet. Together they form a single 1/16 […]

Pre-mixed, rapid-drying, multipurpose primer

Ardex P 4 primer from Ardex Americas is a pre-mixed, single-component, rapid-drying, multi-purpose product for interior and exterior use. The consistency of the primer has been formulated to virtually eliminate dripping and splashes, the company says. Recommended use is prior to the installation of the company’s tile and stone mortars, as well as self-leveling underlayments. […]

Natural stone marble slabs mimic waves

In an expression of natural elegance, drawn from the rarest quarries, Antolini has introduced its Noir Blanc marble stone. The effect is like peering down on the gentle waves of a moonlit ocean, the company says, the white textures dance softly in the wind on the flowing marble. The dark background forms the canvas with […]