Archives for January 2017

Interchangeable fabric system for floor and wall tiles

The Okalift SuperChange interchangeable fabric system from Kiesel is for floor and wall tiles, parquet and all other types of flooring. The Okalift SuperChange acrylic adhesive is ready to use, has a stable consistency and is for interior use only. The Okalift SuperChange fabric is an Interchangeable fabric system with uncoupling and crack isolation properties. […]

Luxury vinyl tile and planking goes for stone look

The PermaStone luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring collection from Tarkett is said to offer the largest assortment of designs, colors, tiles and planks within the company’s luxury vinyl floors offering. The collection has a.125-gauge thickness, patented Tritonite surface protection treatment and lifetime limited residential warranty. The 31 GroutFit, 33 GroutFil and 33 GroutLess tiles […]

Engineered hardwoods in walnut, maple, hickory, oak

The Havana collection from Fuzion Flooring is said to provide a hand-sculpted time worn look. The walnut, maple, hickory and oak engineered hardwoods in a 6 in. wide plank format have an engineered plywood core. Features include: wear layer of 5/64 in. (2 mm) sawn face; dimensions of 3/4 x 6 in. x RL (12 […]

One-component moisture vapor retarder

Ardex VR 95 fast-track, one-component moisture vapor retarder from Ardex Americas is a ready-to-use, one-component, water-based, two-coat system formulated to suppress residual moisture in new concrete with RH readings up to 95 percent. It can be applied over concrete with no minimum surface profile and may be installed over the second coat in as little […]

Ceramic tile collection provides shape and wood-look options

The Wooddesign collection from Settecento is described as the artisan ebony workshop now living in ceramic. Different trims from various wooden essences are mixed in blends of various colours and different shapes. Glazed, rectified gres porcelain comes in six colours all available in plank, square and hexagon sizes — white, deck, cherry, nougat, honey and […]

Nylon carpet collection is traffic resistant

Beaulieu has announced the launch of the Stylish Beauty carpet collection. It is said to consist of highly styled, coloured carpets, made with the company’s exclusive nylon. Included in the collection are soft and inviting patterns, the company says, formed by precise loop and cut placement, textures in solids, tweeds, and pin dots, in addition […]

Why ask why?

Where would we be without the news? On Monday, for example, I learned that a world-renowned magician, David Blaine, famous for shooting himself in the face with a real rifle, made a slight error in Las Vegas last week, resulting in an ambulance ride and a news blast. Not to worry; he’s OK. Physically. But […]

Protective coatings for restoration and waterproofing

The Elastocolor product line of wall coatings is the latest extension to the Mapei Concrete Restoration Systems category. Suitable for the concrete restoration and waterproofing market, Elastocolor Flex, Elastocolor Coat and Elastocolor Paint provide decorative and protective finishes for vertical, above-grade building facades and structures. The wall coatings consist of professional, ready-to-use, water-based, 100-percent-acrylic coating […]

Agile lift truck works in narrower aisles

The Combi-MR a multi-directional reach truck introduced by Combilift that allows the operator to perform compact turns in confined spaces, creating the opportunity to reduce aisle width and increase storage space. It’s characterized by its extreme maneuverability and unique steering function, the company says. The multifunctional controlled joystick allows the operator to change direction and […]

Crack prevention uncoupling mat

Custom Building Products has added an uncoupling mat to its line of RedGard products. Designed for installations using polymer-modified thin set mortars, the uncoupling mat is an environmentally-friendly crack isolation, waterproofing and vapor management membrane for tile, porcelain and natural stone installations over most substrates, including oriented strand board, plywood and concrete, the company says. […]