Archives for April 2017

Single grout fills wide and narrow joints

Ultracolor Plus FA has been added to tile-and-stone grout products from Mapei. The use of a fine aggregate in rapid-setting in the product makes it an all-in-one grout replacement for both sanded and unsanded grout. It can be used for joint widths from 1/16 to ¾ in. The grout is formulated with the company’s High-Hydrated […]

Oak hardwood combines rustic character and texture

Bruce Signature Scrape collection from Armstrong emphasizes the distinctive grain of oak. Available in seven complementary colours and a medium gloss finish, the collection combines rustic character and texture that is said to capture the spirit of distressed hardwood. A light colour wash or a rich stain also provide two unique visuals, in addition to […]

Laminate plank collection has AC4 rating

The Euro Contempo collection of laminate planks from Fuzion Flooring features soft and subtle hues of grey, taupe, and driftwood in 6 x 50 in. planks. The collection has a AC4 rating and FloorScore certification for indoor air quality. Specifications include a 30-year guarantee, micro scratch protected surface, anti-bacterial coating and drop lock locking system.

Rapid setting sloping mortar

SpeedSlope from Custom Building Products is said to be a rapid setting, rapid hardening, polymer-modified, pre-blended, cement based mortar bed and sloping mortar for leveling and ramping up to 3 in. on horizontal substrates, and up to 5 in. thick in confined areas such as trenches. The product may also be used for walls and […]

E-letter: Generations

This is Holy Week across Christendom. It is fascinating in a way how a ages-old tradition such as Christianity can be promoted with ideological zealotry, persecuted with fanatic fervor and dismissed as a quaint folkway, all at the same time. I am not about to start preaching, but factual things fascinate me. Take The Bible, […]

Non-destructive moisture meter

The CMEX2 moisture meter from Tramex Meters is a digital version of the Tramex CME4 non-destructive moisture meter for measuring moisture content instantly in concrete and other cementitious slabs and screeds as per ASTM F2659. The unit can function as a digital hygrometer when used with the Tramex reusable Hygro-i RH probes. It is also […]

3D virtual tours of home listings show off flooring

Realtor.com of Santa Clara, Calif., has announced the addition of Matterport 3D virtual home tours on for-sale and for-rent listings on the realtor.com iOS real estate app, which is available to Apple iPhone users. The high-resolution 3D mapping of the home provides a virtual walking tour — with the smartphone user’s thumb — that shows […]

White oak hardwood floors introduced

Cerralvo, a white oak floor from Lauzon Flooring, is said to have a unique torrefied look achieved with precise thermal processing techniques that create an exotic caramelized effect from its Reserva series. High-precision milling and expert craftsmanship is said to result in edges and joints of exceptional detail, so that each plank fits perfectly and […]