Luxury vinyl flooring addresses commercial interiors

Natural Creations from Armstrong Flooring was designed to address commercial interior performance needs and design trends. The collection is available in an array of modular shapes, sizes and patterns. Three collections, ArborArt, EarthCuts and Mystix, are inspired by the natural beauty of wood, as well as the colors and organic variations of stone and the […]

Thick mortar tackles commercial and industrial installations

Thick Bed Bedding Mortar from Custom Building Products is suitable for ceramic and natural stone tiles. The pre-blended underlayment specifically designed to float a mortar bed for ceramic and natural stone tile is said to be easy to mix and use, eliminating the need for site mixing of sand and cement. The mortar’s 3:1 mix […]

Antiqued ceramic marble for contemporary architecture

The fineness of antiqued marble, noble and precious, reinterpreted according to the needs of contemporary architecture, is said to be found in Magistra by Serenissima, a brand of Gruppo Romani. The porcelain stoneware collection is said to provide an interesting selection of sizes, colours and surface finishes. The Lux version is available in every marble […]

Epoxy setting floor and wall mortar

Kerapoxy 410 from Mapei bonds to urethane/epoxy mesh backings, exterior walls and other applications. Solvent-free, 100 percent-solids, the epoxy setting floor and wall mortar is suited for areas where the most chemical-resistant setting material is necessary. The product has high compressive strength, which is said to provide excellent impact strength in commercial facilities. It is […]

Water-resistant laminate planks engineered for light duty

HydraPlanks from Beaulieu Canada are laminate products engineered to facilitate household chores, buying extra time to clean up wet messes. Innovative sealed edges are said to prevent water absorption, keeping it on the surface. Features include: up to 72 hours of spill protection; installation up to 40 linear feet without transition moldings; advanced 5G Välinge […]

Large format tile and uncoupling membrane mortar

The Ardex S 28 Microtec rapid-set, rapid-dry, super-format tile and uncoupling membrane mortar from Ardex Americas is a microfibre-reinforced, polymer-modified tile and stone product for interior installations. The mortar is said to be highly flexible with virtually no shrinkage and has an extended open time, making it suitable for large and super-format tile and stone […]

Tile kit waterproofs tub and shower walls

The Schluter-Kerdi-Board Kit from Schluter-Systems includes materials needed to build waterproof walls for a standard tub surround or an acrylic shower base. Presented in a package that can easily fit into most vehicles, the company says, the kit prevents damaging leaks and mold growth due to moisture penetration. The kit includes 8 pieces of ½ […]

Shower grate designs available in different styles of drain

A series of new shower drain grates from Schluter-Systems are said to feature designs that fit into a virtually invisible frame floors. Three new grate designs are available for both the standard 4 in. square point drains, and for Schluter’s linear drains in lengths from 20 to 72 in. The Schluter-Kerdi-Drain-Style grates (for point drain) […]

Digital concrete and wood moisture meter

A digital version of the CME4 handheld electronic moisture meter, the Tramex CMEX II moisture meter is designed for the measurement of moisture content in concrete and other floors and screeds. Incorporating plug-in ports for a relative humidity probe and heavy-duty pin-type wood probe, the moisture meter is said to transform into an all-in-one instrument. […]

Glass tile features shapes and prismatic effects reminiscent of origami

Lunada Bay Tile has launched Origami Field, a collection of glass field tiles that reflects the Japanese art of geometric paper folding. Featuring opalescent colouring and three-dimensional shapes, the glass tile designs play with light and shadow, the company says. The collection comes in six shapes. Moxie resembles unfolded origami, creating a kaleidoscopic effect as […]