Archives for October 2015

W.I. Media recognized for journalism ethics leadership

W.I. Media Inc., the parent company of Coverings, was featured in the October 19 edition of the ASBPE Ethics News Update of the American Society of Business Publications Editors for its stand for principles and standards in business-to-business publishing. “This is a great honour,” said Kerry Knudsen, editor and publisher of Coverings. “Recent upheavals in media have included fraud investigations for internet advertising, false circulation […]

Invisibly Canadian

One problem you face is that you’re invisible. Don’t get irked. Hear me out. Plus, your invisibility is two-pronged: 1) others can’t see you, and 2) you can’t see that. Take trade shows, for one example. When we, as an industry, show up at a show in the States, in Europe or even in Asia, […]

Trendy new tiles

American Biltrite has added 18-inch-square tiles to its TecCare floating floor system. Previously, TecCare was available only in planks. Now there are four classic and contemporary tile patterns that add 16 new colours to the line. Tile designs include Rustic Slate, Timeless Travertine, and trendy patterns and colours of Metro Strands and Cosmo Stonewood. Tiles […]

High and mighty

The new Elevations cement tile collection from Aguayo, shown at Coverings 2015, was inspired by terrain on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola where peaks reach over 10,000 feet high. There are six different designs; more than 50 different colours; and two different finishes (matte and satin). Aguayo tiles are hand-made from a blend of white […]

Making Nature contemporary

Toka is a new collection from Fondovalle. It takes the essence of materials such as cement, cotto and natural stone, and translates it into ceramic tiles with contemporary colours, shapes and graphics. There are four natural colours (Brick, Ground, Cliff, Tar) in three large-format tile sizes: 40 centimetres (16 inches) square; 80 centimetres (32 inches) […]

Driving for endurance

It’s light in weight, but not in endurance. The new ABS 18 2-speed Cordless Drill/Driver from Fein is very durable, the company says. Powered by a lithium-ion battery with Fein SafetyCell technology that protects both the battery and the tool’s four-pole, direct current motor from overload. On a single charge, the ABS 18 (18 V, […]

E-letter: Only a flesh wound

  We are in an intensive news cycle. Between elections in both the U.S. and Canada, recreational mass murder in Oregon, a Russian invasion in Syria, the Pope, the markets and who-knows-what-all, the likely most far-reaching story of the last two weeks has been all-but buried. I am talking about the discovery of Volkswagen’s desertion […]

It’s mod

Beaulieu Canada has added Modena to its Replica laminate flooring collection. The registered embossed planks feature the drop-lock 2G Välinge locking system. The planks are 90 millimetres (3.5 inches) wide and 12.3 millimetres (0.484 inches) thick. They come in three lengths: 400, 800 and 1213 millimetres. Modena planks can be installed over in-floor radiant heating […]

Joining up

Loxcreen’s new Ceramic Joint Reducer is in high demand, the company says. It’s designed for floor installations where heights are unequal and expansion is expected. The eight-millimetre (5/16-inch) reducer creates a smooth transition between ceramic, hardwood and/or laminate floors. It comes in packs of 12, and is available in two finishes: satin titanium and satin […]

Go to the arcade

Tarkett says its new Arcade tonal rubber sheet flooring is ideal for healthcare and education installations. It provides slip resistance as well as shock and sound absorption. There are 40 light, medium and dark tone-on-tone colours in the new line. Arcade can be installed with low-VOC, water-based adhesives. Tarkett says Arcade is durable, comfortable and […]