Hardwood floors feature chased effects to add character

Chased effects have been added to three of the new hardwood floor products from PG Hardwood Flooring. Chased effects consist of a series of lines randomly placed on the boards to create character, texture and highlight contrast spots. If well-balanced, chased marks are a versatile and elegant addition, the company says. The Barista style is […]

Ten-inch heavy duty worm drive table saw

Skilsaw has introduced a 10-inch heavy duty table saw with worm drive power train for maximum torque, and a patented Dual-Field motor that runs cool, the company says. The table saw features a 3-5/8-in. depth of cut that is said to rip through sheet goods and cross cuts 4x with ease and accuracy, as well […]

Laser measuring tools have a range up to 165 feet

The pocket-sized Bosch Blaze One and Blaze Pro laser measurement tools offer a 165-foot range, accuracy up to ±1/16 in., a backlit display and professional features. The Blaze One is a one-button measurement tool that offers real-time measurement, which adjusts measurements the closer to or farther away from the target the laser measure is located. […]

Waterproof tub surround simplifies upgrades

Kit for waterproofing tub surrounds from Schluter provides a simple upgrade that is said to pay dividends for the homeowner. The Schluter-Kerdi-Tubkit creates a bathroom area that is hygienic and maintenance-free and has a luxurious look that can’t be matched by other materials, the company says. The main component of the kit is a roll […]

Luxury vinyl flooring collection adds 22 new designs

Luxury vinyl flooring company Karndean Designflooring has introduced 12 new wood and 10 new stone designs as part of its existing Da Vinci ranges, bringing the total to 16 and 14, respectively. Taking inspiration from the narrow planks that were standard in early 20th century homes, the wood looks enhance the collection with new ‘modern […]

Engineered tile mimics the look of reclaimed wood

Alterna engineered stone laminate lines from Armstrong Flooring are said to be the perfect choice over stone, ceramic and porcelain. With a fresh approach to wood, Alterna Reserve is suitable for living rooms, family rooms and bedrooms, in addition to kitchens and bathrooms. The Grain Directions style of Alterna is reminiscent of a mountain retreat […]

Decorative resilient flooring in sheets and tiles

Five new flooring looks have been introduced to the Mannington resilient and LVS line-up. A reproduction of 12-inch encaustic tiles used throughout Europe for centuries, the Deco look is available in both traditional resilient felt-back as well as fibreglass luxury vinyl sheet (LVS). Lattice is an art deco small-scale basket weave pattern, combining the look […]

Surface inspection light with 1,500 lumens reveals defects

STL 450 surface inspection light from Festool has a form factor that puts light close to the surface, illuminating various surface types to reveal flaws and defects. With 1,500 lumens and a color temperature of 5,000 K, the light was designed for use in a broad range of applications. The light has impact-resistant, non-marring, full-body […]

Flooring underlayment provides acoustical abatement

DriTac Flooring Products has announced a line of eco-friendly, acoustical abatement underlayment for residential and commercial flooring applications. DriTac 8301 Impact 1 mm is for resilient flooring installations and DriTac 8302 Double Impact 2 mm is for wood and laminate flooring installations. The lightweight flooring underlayments incorporate the company’s Total Sound Reduction System with a […]

Self-levelers available in three varieties

Three new self-levelers from the Mapei Ultraplan self-leveling underlayment series are for contractors that need to apply a skimcoat quickly over a large surface, complete surface preparation under short time deadlines or require a lightweight self-leveling underlayment. The company says that Ultraplan LSC spreads quickly and easily, reducing the need for hand-applied skimcoating, while Ultraplan […]