Archives for July 2016

Plank flooring for commercial applications

Lightwood brand commercial plank flooring from Toli International is engineered for schools, hospitals, restaurants, retail environments and other commercial areas. Films are used to give the flooring the finely detailed wood grain appearance of natural oak, maple, cherry, cedar and other attractive wood species, Toli says. Product is available in 26 shades, in 4 and […]

Eight new luxury vinyl flooring looks

Mannington has expanded its Adura line of luxury vinyl flooring with eight new looks, each with a range of options in design, color, size and installation. Customers can choose from a variety of tile and plank sizes that are designed for stand-alone use or mixing. All of these new looks have Mannington’s ScratchResist wearlayer, a […]

Coverings trade fair engages new show management

Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, has appointed Taffy Event Strategies of Arlington, Va., as its show management company. Taffy will be responsible for producing Coverings’ exhibition and conference program. Coverings 2017 will be held April 4-7 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Coverings international trade fair […]

E-letter: Right to pay

Ikea last month announced it is recalling 29 million Malm or similar dressers in the U.S, along with 6.6 million in Canada, because the units are unstable if they aren’t secured to a wall. The company said it is offering free anchoring systems for customers owning the offending furniture, or will provide the customers with a full […]

Warm tiled floors up to 70 percent faster

Schluter-DITRA-HEAT-TB from Schluter-Systems is said to be the first electric floor warming system with an integrated thermal break to overcome the challenge of the mass of typically cool concrete immediately below the heating cables. The thin thermal break on the underside of the membrane allows the system to warm tiled floors up to 70 percent […]

Hardwoods reflect historic craftsmanship

Artistic Timbers hardwood from Armstrong includes two new collections — TimberCuts solid and TimberBrushed engineered floors. TimberCuts hardwood, a modern reflection of historic craftsmanship, is crafted from premium lumber and showcases authentically applied sawn marks with dramatic flair, the company says. For weathered charm that never goes out of style, it adds, TimberBrushed hardwood features […]

Luxury flooring collection adds 35 SKUs

The PermaStone luxury flooring collection from Tarkett has been updated with 35 new SKUs, made up of 3 woods, 8 stones and 4 hybrid designs. The new wood design, called Borealis Pine, is a broad-washed pine in 6 x 48 in. planks available in with a rolled edge. The SandStone is available in 12 x […]

Spray adhesives reduce installation labour

Mapei has announced Ultrabond water-based acrylic adhesives for carpet tile and resilient flooring that are spray-applied, which allows installers to do their work standing up instead of kneeling to complete the job faster than when using trowel-applied adhesives. Ultrabond Spray 360 is designed for the installation of solid vinyl tile, luxury vinyl tile, vinyl composition […]

Crack prevention uncoupling mat

Custom Building Products has introduced the RedGard uncoupling mat. Designed for installations using polymer-modified thin set mortars, the mat is a crack isolation, waterproofing and vapor management membrane for tile, porcelain and natural stone installations over most substrates, including oriented strand board (OSB), plywood and concrete. Featuring heat-welded fleece on top and bottom, the product […]

What design has done for me

When I was 19, I stumbled on the knowledge that there was an occupation called Design. This momentous discovery made me feel like I had won the lottery. Designing was something that I did instinctively, and if I could get paid for doing it, than I had found my life’s work. Even before I knew […]