Archives for August 2015

38 and younger

Millennials have distinct buying behaviour. Are you ready? You could say they are the next big thing. They are the Millennials: the next generation of customers you’ll have — or won’t have — for years to come, depending on whether you’re ready to meet their technology-driven customer service expectations. “In the next two years, they’ll have […]

E-letter: Pecking order

“Well, boys, like I say,” the coach’s voice was a monotone. “There’s the right way to do things, and then there’s the Knudsen way.” The place was Grade 8 phys ed, and the issue was rope climbing. The time was late spring, and I suppose I had watched one too many Tarzan movies. In any […]

Installation Q and A

I get a lot of questions about floorcovering installation from customers, friends and readers, during continuing education seminars and in the course of conversation when people find out I am in the floorcovering business. I like to accumulate those questions and share them from time to time here in Coverings. Q: I’m installing plywood underlayment in […]

Making reciprocating cuts

If you’re an installer, Milwaukee’s new cordless M18 Sawzall Reciprocating Saw may come in handy. It features a new in-line cutting action that provides more control and faster starts. Designed to cut 30 percent faster in key applications. Cutting speeds 0–3,000 spm. Delivers up to 50 percent more cuts per battery charge than other cordless […]

Over the moonstruck

At Coverings 2015, Crossville showcased its new Moonstruck Porcelain Stone tile collection. Tiles have the look and feel of sandstone. The line is evocative of ancient rock formations and the lunar landscape, says Crossville. Tiles have striations and expansive veining. Five colours: Apollo, Gemini, Juno, Kosmos and Luna.  There two finishes: Honed, and Cross-Sheen. Tiles […]

A wine look

Pinot is one of the new colours Beaulieu Canada has added to its Regale hardwood collection. These European White Oak tongue-and-groove planks have a handscraped, distressed finish. Planks are 190 millimetres (7.480 inches) wide, 15 millimetres thick and 1,900 millimetres (74.8 inches) long. www.beaulieucanada.com

Patented for speed

Newly patented Elastilon from Supra Floors/ElastilonUSA features proprietary closed-cell polyethylene construction. The hardwood flooring can be laid over any clean, level surface without the need for a subfloor. The product has been used for more than a decade in Europe by both professional installers and consumers. No glue or nails are needed. Elastilon planks have […]