Archives for March 2016

Luxury flooring has patent-pending technology

Armstrong has introduced Vivero luxury flooring featuring patent-pending Diamond 10 technology. Made with real diamonds, the floor planks are said to be 100 percent waterproof, are pet and family friendly and are easy to clean. Vivero also offers two flexible installation options, locking and glue-down methods. Reclaimed wood planks offer multi-width board sizes extending from […]

Architectural stone veneers in 15 profiles

Sanderling Marquee Limestone is part of the new Modern Collection from Eldorado Stone. The Modern Collection features 15 architectural stone veneer profiles, 49 colors and clean lines and a neutral color palette as a departure from more rustic arrangements. Sanderling Marquee is offered in 12 x 24 in. stone veneer with the authentic textures and […]

Bjarke Ingels joins Floored as advisor

Floored, a provider of 3D visualization and space planning software for the real estate industry, has named Bjarke Ingels as an advisor to the company. Ingels, the founder and creative partner of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), is a world-renowned architectural visionary. His firm is in high demand for some of the most signature projects, notably 2 […]

Patented concrete management system

Ardex Americas has announced that Ardex Concrete Management Systems (ACMS) has earned patent protection from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, granting Ardex exclusive rights to its new technology. Using an early phase approach at the beginning of the construction cycle, ACMS will produce a flat and level floor capable of meeting the tolerances for […]

Sherwin-Williams to acquire Valspar

The Sherwin-Williams Company and The Valspar Corporation have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Sherwin-Williams will acquire Valspar for approximately US$11.3 billion. Sherwin-Williams and Valspar have complementary paints and coatings offerings and this combination enhances Sherwin-Williams position as a premier global paints and coatings provider, the companies say. The transaction […]

Vinyl stair treads feature slip resistance

Vinyl stair treads engineered to meet the demands of high traffic areas have been introduced by Flexco Floors. Designed with a safety rib surface, the treads are available in commercial weight VT in ¼ in. gauge for heavy traffic and standard weight LVT in 5/32 in. gauge for residential applications. The treads exceed ADA recommendations […]

Darmaga Hardwood Flooring wins Top Choice Award

The 2016 Top Choice Award for Top Hardwood Flooring Services company in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) has been announced as Darmaga Hardwood Flooring Ltd. of Richmond Hill, Ont. Darmaga, a fourth generation-owned family business, celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2015. Top Choice Awards (TCA), an International market research firm, has conducted a survey annually […]

Drainage membrane designed for tiles

Ditra-Drain from Schluter-Systems is a drainage membrane designed for use within thin-bed ceramic and stone tile assemblies. It consists of a studded polyethylene sheet with a laminated polypropylene filter fabric. The membrane provides uncoupling and drainage for use in a variety of exterior applications, including exterior floors, patios, walkways and balconies. Ditra-Drain-STU is a self-adhesive […]

Mortar for large format tile or stone

Custom Building Products has introduced its VersaBond -LFT (Large Format Tile), a complementary product to VersaBond thin-set mortar. VersaBond LFT is designed for use with large format tile on floors. It is designed for use in most standard large format tile floor installations with porcelain, ceramic or natural stone 15 in. or greater on any […]

Tariff tool helps exporters calculate TPP benefits

With the launch of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Tariff Tool in 2011, the U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA) created a free, online mechanism to enable businesses to quickly and easily calculate the tariff benefits on their exports to free trade agreement partner countries. ITA has now expanded that tool to include the latest tariff […]