Archives for December 2014

Seeking young tile and stone rock stars

Organizers of the largest tile and stone exhibition in North America are looking for young shining stars. Under-35, industry up-and-comers will be honoured in a new recognition program at Coverings 2015. It’s called Coverings’ Rock Stars — an Emerging Leaders Program. A panel of industry experts will select the best and brightest from across the tile […]

Expanded vinyl

Tarkett this summer added two new offerings in its vinyl sheet and tile flooring. Melodia 2.0 and Aria 2.0 are an evolution of existing collections, the company says. They are the result of continued development and refinement of the products’ design and colour. The version 2.0 compilations feature tone-on-tone designs in softer and more sophisticated […]

Training in 2015

If professional development is in your plans for 2015, consider one of the workshops or four-day skills courses being offered by the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). The association has announced its 2015 technical training schedule. The NWFA will hold its traditional progressive-skills schools ranging from the Principles of Wood Flooring, to Master Craftsman training. […]

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 […]

Installing vinyl flooring faster

Armstrong has introduced what it describes as an “innovative, all-in-one commercial flooring system” for renovations and fast-track construction projects. The Natural Creations Luxury Vinyl Tile with the I-Set Installation System enables floors to be installed in about half the time as those laid using traditional methods, the company says. Armstrong says the system helps contractors […]

Walking softly

MP Global Products has introduced LuxWalk, a sound-suppressing underlayment. The company says it’s ideal for use in condominiums, high-rise apartments and any other location in which sound-dampening between floors is important. The heavy-duty underlayment is 25/1000-inch thick. LuxWalk is made from polyethelene film that incorporates recycled polyester fibre (derived from recycled pop bottles), and hot-melt […]

French inspirations

Florida Tile says its new Marquis High Definition Porcelain (HDP) tile was inspired by the elegant look of French luxury marble tile. The new line incorporates the most popular and best-selling colours in Florida Tile’s PietraArt line. Marquis HDP porcelain floor tiles have a smooth, natural finish; ceramic wall tiles have a glossy surface. The […]

Giving rubber new looks

Tarkett has expanded its rubber flooring collection with three new textured finishes: brushed aluminum, hand-trowelled concrete and hand-tooled leather. They give rubber flooring true, natural finishes in rich colours, Tarkett says in a release. The company says these new finishes are ideal for installations in the hospitality and corporate sectors. The new finishes were designed […]

Creating colourful sanctuaries from stress

Farrow & Ball has released four new key colours the company says will be the trends for 2015. They are Breakfast Room Green, Light Blue, Pink Ground and Tanner’s Brown. Farrow & Ball says these paler pastel colours “promote relaxation and reflection in interiors” and help to create rooms that are a “sanctuary from the […]

Bucking contemporary tile fashion

Florida Tile says its new Continental DP porcelain floor and wall tile “is a departure from contemporary tile fashion.” The new tile features rustic aesthetic and strong textures, colours and tones. Continental DP is offered in three colours: Delta Haze, Coastal Sand and Sierra Clay. Tiles come in both 12-inch by 12-inch and 24-inch by […]