Hybrid floor box system for concrete flooring

Leviton has announced a concrete floor box system to accommodate devices that deliver connections to power, AV and data in commercial spaces. The hybrid system can be used within finished floors made of wood, tile, vinyl, terrazzo, carpet and concrete. The system includes: box system with 6.25 in. diameter PVC box and accessories; leveling ring […]

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 […]

Breathable protective film for variety of surfaces

Albert Floorotex is a slightly adherent mat with a breathable protective film. It is suitable for the temporary protection of parquet, hardwood, laminate, and ceramic floors as well as carpets. The 2 mm thick, nonwoven material protects the floor against scratches and imprints. The underside contains a special adhesive which prevents the nonwoven material from […]

Construction panel for bonded tile or stone

Hydro Ban Board is a lightweight construction panel from Laticrete designed to be used in bonded tile or stone installations. It is made with a high-density, waterproof foam core and a reinforced, waterproof membrane on both sides. Available in a variety of thicknesses from ¼ to 2 in. (6 to 50 mm) the panel can […]

Metal wall baseboard for commercial buildings

Schluter-Systems has introduced Schluter-Designbase-SL, a top-set wall metal baseboard that provides an alternative to traditional baseboards in commercial buildings and condominiums. Made without the anchoring leg used on traditional Schluter profiles and trim pieces, the baseboard is designed to be installed after the floor and is suitable for use over any type of new floor […]

Photoluminescent strips for commercial spaces

Tarkett has updated its Safe-T-First System (STF). In compliance with International Building Code requirements, the revamped STF utilizes photoluminescent technology to provide an escape path marking system through emergency egress stairwells and hallways that may go dark in the event of a fire or other unexpected power outage. STF integrates photoluminescent technology into color- and […]

What an appearance

At Cersaie in Bologna, Italy, Fila showcased its new FILAMP90 Eco Plus. It’s a water-based treatment that protects against stains without forming a film or altering appearance. The company says the volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions of Eco Plus are very low, and the product is GEV-Emicode EciPlus certified. www.filasolutions.com

Marking the lines

Marking cut lines on underlayment and planks may be easier with Milwaukee’s expanded Inkzall Jobsite Marker line of chisel-tip, fine-point and coloured fine-point markers. The company has added fine-point black and fine-point coloured markers to Inkzall, which was introduced earlier this year. It has also added a black chisel-tip marker to the line. Milwaukee says […]

Branching into wood

Mapei has added another branch to its family tree of wood-flooring products. The Ultracoat line was designed in Europe, where it has developed a track record of performance. According to company-cited statistics, about half of installed flooring is site finished. Ultracoat is designed to address this market need with four categories of products: wood-floor finishing […]

Colonial looks

Benjamin Moore has launched a new line that that can be combined with flooring projects to give rooms a look of Colonial America. The Williamsburg Colour Collection was developed in co-operation with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Va. The company says the new line of 144 colours integrates history, science and design reflecting actual […]