Archives for April 2016

Portable HEPA dust extractor

Festool Canada has introduced an ultra-portable, compact dust extractor, the CT SYS, a full unit HEPA certified, feature-rich solution for the job site. The CT SYS has tool-triggered operation, high performance suction, self-contained hose and cord storage and is designed to be carried via an integrated handle, or worn over the shoulder using an included shoulder strap. […]

CID awards recognize tile and stone projects

Fifteen projects demonstrating craftsmanship and creativity in the use of tile and stone materials were recognized in the fifth annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards in Chicago, Ill. An independent panel of judges, comprised of notable industry writers, leading designers, installation experts, and representatives from Ceramics of Italy, the Tile Council of North America, […]

High performance luxury vinyl plank

Bolyu Contract has introduced Elevate, the first collection in its new EvoWood resilient product line. Available in 9 colors (ash, cherry, driftwood, ebony, maple, pecan, redwood, sandalwood, and walnut) to match high traffic commercial spaces, the collection uses a real wood veneer with no pattern repeat, giving the look and feel of hardwood floors with […]

Carpet tiles survive high-travel areas

En Route style carpet tiles introduced by Beaulieu Canada are in the Hollytex Modular collection. Made of loop construction with nylon fibre and an OmniLoc backing, the tiles are available in eight colours. Dimensions are 61 x 61 cm (24 x 24 in.). The carpet employs Magic Fresh, an environmentally friendly carpet treatment specially formulated […]

LVT applicable for uneven subfloors

Luxe Plank with Rigid Core Technology, luxury flooring from Armstrong, is available in two installation options: Self Adhesive – FasTak Installation and new Rigid Core Technology, suitable for uneven subfloors. It is a luxury vinyl product that is impervious to water, with the rigidity of laminate. Nineteen wood and stone designs in thick, sturdy planks […]

Porcelain mimics fabric surface texture

The Knit porcelain collection by Walker Zanger is said to mirror the flexibility and texture of luxury textiles to create noteworthy and beautiful designs. Each of the design fields — Quilt, Twill and Corduroy —mimic their namesake fabric, recreating the look of quilted, woven and knitted material. The matte finish of the tile accentuates the […]

Del Conca USA doubles tile capacity

In the two years since it opened its U.S. production facilities, Del Conca USA, a subsidiary of Del Conca Group in Italy, has put in motion plans to double its capacity of porcelain tile production from 32 to 65 million square feet per annum. Even with excellent early indicators, this increase is happening even faster […]

Multiple substrate silicone sealant

Mapesil T from Mapei is a professional-grade, 100 percent-silicone sealant for use on multiple substrates. The product is formulated for heavy traffic and expansion/movement joints exceeding both ASTM and ANSI standards. Its  elongation and flexibility make it suitable for use in both change-of-plane and joint applications in tile or stonework, the company says. It has been […]

Premium resilient sheet flooring

CBC Flooring has announced the rollout of Mature Select premium resilient sheet flooring from Toli International. This flooring combines an expanded collection of wood grain and natural fleck patterns with a two-tier, no-wax wear layer that is said to deliver long-lasting, maintenance-free performance designed for high-traffic commercial flooring applications. Currently available in 18 wood grain […]

Sheet flooring combines beauty, hygienic performance

Tarkett has introduced Acczent Flourish heterogeneous sheet flooring. The versatile commercial sheet vinyl product is said to deliver the look and feel of luxury vinyl tile while providing optimal hygienic performance. Three design visuals, each offered in 10 different colors, integrate with a wide range of commercial environments. It also works with Johnsonite luxury vinyl […]