Formaldehyde free hardwood flooring

Life-Core has introduced ai.r hardwoods, flooring said to be dedicated to a greener, cleaner lifestyle and better air quality for the home. ZeroAdd technology that ensures no formaldehyde is added during the production process. In addition, the company’s low VOC, UV-hardened finish is said to make the brand one of the lowest in VOC emissions, beating and exceeding rigorous standards, and 70 percent better than CARB 2. The hardwoods have 9 collections, […]

Hardwood planks provide character marks and chased effects

Maple hardwood flooring in 5-¼ in. sizes with a matte finish has been announced by PG Hardwood Flooring. The Athena collection is a mixture of brown, beige and grey with bright to dark shades. The product has its own grade, the Mystique, which is characterized by its character marks and chased effects but is more neutral than more rustic grades.   

Fibreglass luxury vinyl sheet line-up mimics concrete looks

Patina fibreglass luxury vinyl sheet from Mannington is said to offer the authentic look of naturally-aged concrete in easy-care LVS style. The durable design features a 12 x 24 in. rectangular pattern embedded with lots of organic imperfections and enhanced by subtle fading and staining that only occurs over time, the company says. The LVS is available in three hues: Ash, Carbon and Rust. […]

Engineered tile planks offered in extended lengths

Armstrong Flooring has expanded its Alterna engineered tile with longer lengths and enhanced durability to offer an alternative to ceramic and porcelain with the added scratch resistance of Diamond 10 Technology. The Alterna plank collection offers a wide array of wood visuals in a new 6 x 36 in. groutable plank. The portfolio replicates the detail, texture and variation found in both wood and natural stone. The innovative, stone-based engineered […]

Wi-Fi thermostat

Schluter-Systems has added smart home technology to its Ditra-Heat electric floor warming system with a new Wi-Fi thermostat. The Ditra-Heat-E-WiFi thermostat makes programming the floor warming system fast and simple, whether the user is at home or on the road with a mobile app, the company says. The touchscreen on the thermostat features an intuitive and interactive color display screen that provides […]

Waterproofing and crack isolation membrane

Ardex Americas has introduced the Ardex S 1-K one-component waterproofing and crack isolation membrane. The compound is said to be easy to use and produces a flexible waterproof coating suitable for use in showers, bathrooms and other wet areas. Recommended for use over a wide range of substrates and finishes, the highly workable consistency is said to minimize drips and splatters. Installers can flood test in […]

Engineered hardwood collection

Uniboard has introduced Aqua Allira to its engineered hardwood flooring collection. A waterproof, veneer flooring option, the product is said to offer the first real wood flooring that can be installed in the kitchen, bathroom and all other areas of a house. Veneers are sourced in North America. The patent-pending engineered collection is heat resistant, sound dampening and […]

Waterproofing membrane

RedGard SpeedCoat is a ready-to-use, waterproofing membrane from Custom Building Products for both commercial and residential ceramic and natural stone tile installations. Suited for interior substrates, the membrane is said to create a continuous waterproofing barrier with outstanding adhesion. It bonds directly to clean metal, PVC, stainless steel and ABS drain assemblies. The product features cross linking moisture cure technology that produces curing […]

Cloud-based management software tailored to flooring businesses

RollMaster provides a real time, fully integrated flooring business management software said to do more and go further into flooring business automation than any other flooring program available. Clients of the software vary in size from small, single location retailers, to multi-location, and even multi-company operations spanning several jurisdictions. The software can be delivered via a Cloud-based platform or via onsite installed server(s).   

Software helps design shower areas virtually

Redi Tech Virtual Shower Designer by Tile Redi is a one-page, image-rich design, shopping and purchasing platform. With the simple interface, the company says, users are guided through numerous choices of shower pans, shower enclosures, shower shelves, tile, and other accessories, which are all able to be previewed in a virtual bathroom within their chosen décor. Custom shower pans and shower enclosures can also be designed on […]