Archives for December 2016

Metal wall baseboard for commercial buildings

Schluter-Systems has introduced Schluter-Designbase-SL, a top-set wall metal baseboard that provides an alternative to traditional baseboards in commercial buildings and condominiums. Made without the anchoring leg used on traditional Schluter profiles and trim pieces, the baseboard is designed to be installed after the floor and is suitable for use over any type of new floor […]

Caesarstone trees help decorate holiday party

The quartz surfaces manufacturer Caesarstone Canada of Concord, Ont., commemorated the holiday season with a festive party at the Thompson Hotel in Toronto. Over 500 guests from Caesarstone’s wide network of architects, designers and media partners came together to enjoy bites, drinks and to toast the holiday season. Although there were plenty of hor d’oevres […]

Wet tile saw has large format capability

The Beast10 wet tile saw from Lackmond provides large format capability in a portable frame. The 10 in. saw has been manufactured with tight tolerances, stainless steel hardware, superior materials, and designed as a true professional level tile saw, the company says. The saw is said to have the largest cutting capacity in its class […]

Mapei Americas announces appointments

Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Mapei Americas has announced the appointment of Marco Roma as general manager of Mapei Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of the global chemical products manufacturer. Roma will will report directly to Mapei Americas president and ceo Luigi Di Geso. In addition, Dr. Hugh Wang has joined Mapei Americas’ Cement Additives Division (C-ADD) in […]

E-letter: Listen to the quiet

Down here in the Credit River valley, we often feel as if we’re remote from the urban buzz, even though we’re only an hour from Toronto. We got our first significant snow Sunday night, and I recorded a brand-new yard bird Monday morning – a bald eagle. It has been an active week for raptors […]

Solid hardwood random width plank

Hickory “Bark Brown” solid hardwood random width plank from the Armstrong Artistic Timbers TimberCuts collection is available in 2-1/4, 3-1/4 and 5 in. widths. The planks have beveled edges and ends, and a distressed, low gloss appearance. The 3/4 in. thick planks come in varying lengths from 8-1/4 to 84 in. The product has an […]

MIA+BSI launches free online Natural Stone University

Oberlin, Ohio- and Chestertown, N.Y.-based MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute (NSI), has launched Natural Stone University, an online education tool for stone industry professionals. According to NSI education manager Aaron Dahnke, safety will be the primary focus during the first phase of the Natural Stone University. Close to 60 safety courses and materials have been […]

Luxury vinyl planks combine wood and stone mix

Stone Harbor is a 6 in. wood and stone mix luxury vinyl tile series from Mannington Residential in a plank layout. This floor’s unique combination is said to create a look that is modern, classic and so versatile that it can blend effortlessly with any home interior. The medium pattern scale planks have a 36 […]

Three dimensional relief ceramic tiles

The Magical 3 collection of ceramic wall tiles from Equipe are available in 6 x 6 in. and 5 x 4 in. formats. Styles are comprised of the square Curve and Lance, as well as the hexagonal Umbrella and Star variations. Colours for each of the styles include black matt, white pearl, white matt and […]

BCFCA reports on 2016 activities, new board members

At its last meeting of the year in November, the British Columbia Floor Covering Association of Surrey, B.C., elected three new members to the board of directors. Joining the board are: Thalia Sieben of Toronto-based Oakhill Distribution (PurParket), Meliha Simms of Exclusive Floors of Surry, B.C., and Allan Sieben of Saint-Georges, Que.-based Boa-Franc (Vintage Hardwood […]