Archives for May 2017

New tile offerings embody everyday elegance

American Olean has introduced Elemental Canvas, an organic, woven fabric look tile that uses colours and graphics said to create the illusion of texture. Designed with Reveal Imaging and TruEdge technology, this ColorBody porcelain collection also features a linear mosaic design for styling options. Suitable for hospitality settings and urban residential applications, the tile comes […]

Hardwood comes from sustainable, centre cuts

HomerWood, a hardwood brand from Armstrong, is said to offer classic to contemporary designs for floors in a range of species, colors, styles, textures and surface treatments. Hardwood craftsmen hand-select each plank from sustainable, well-managed centre-cut lumber to reveal the finest character and beauty created by nature, the company says. The Aesthetics collection offers new […]

Rigid core flooring provides dimensional stability

Korlok rigid core floor from Karndean is said to be a product that covers any type of subfloor scenario across gluedown, loose lay and rigid core formats. The rigid core floor is secured by a 5G vertical click locking mechanism that is quick and easy to install, the company says. Its PVC K-Core is also […]

Tiles offer hexagonal, square and rectangular options

Nemo Tile and Stone has announced the Torrone collection, a fine-glazed porcelain crafted to resemble traditional terrazzo flooring not unlike that found in ancient Greece, the company says. The collection uses high definition printing and craftsmanship to recreate the look of terrazzo. It is available in four colorways and durable, large format square and hexagon […]

Rapid-dry tile and uncoupling membrane mortar

Ardex S 28 from Ardex is said to be a high-performance, rapid drying and rapid hardening, microfibre-reinforced, polymer-modified tile and stone mortar for interior installations. The mortar is also said to be highly flexible with virtually no shrinkage and an extended open time of 45 minutes, making it suitable for large and super format tile […]

Wall tiles use slender profile that reveals patterns

Wall paneling tile from Antonio called the Perception collection first appear to be a wall of slender stone tiles, but as they increasingly tilt away from the surface at steeper angles, they begin revealing a gradual vertical transformation. With a contrasting pattern along the tiles right-angled edges, the collection blends various stones to create a […]

Construction panel for bonded tile or stone

Hydro Ban Board is a lightweight construction panel from Laticrete designed to be used in bonded tile or stone installations. It is made with a high-density, waterproof foam core and a reinforced, waterproof membrane on both sides. Available in a variety of thicknesses from ¼ to 2 in. (6 to 50 mm) the panel can […]

Luxury vinyl flooring collection

Parterre has introduced the Storri luxury vinyl flooring collection. The two new introductory designs of Kennett and Madal, combined, offer 11 color options. The aged, reclaimed wood-look design of Kennett is said to come from farm houses, while Madal gets its stone-like design from the intricate detail of a Nepali drum. Madal’s neutral stone look […]

Money to burn

EARLIER LAST MONTH I did a quick, 4,000 km road trip in the U.S. Or should I say 2,500 miles? It seems we’re always staring across the border and making comparisons. And that will likely heat up, since, as of press time, President Trump as cast down the gauntlet of price and production controls on milk. […]

E-letter: Clouds from both sides now

Watching politics these days is like watching a cloud of mosquitoes. If you focus on any individual, it can go in any direction, but if you back off and refocus, you can see it’s all one cloud and it moves as one. And you can’t get away from it. Sunday, France elected a man married […]