Archives for December 2017

Luxury vinyl flooring collection adds 22 new designs

Luxury vinyl flooring company Karndean Designflooring has introduced 12 new wood and 10 new stone designs as part of its existing Da Vinci ranges, bringing the total to 16 and 14, respectively. Taking inspiration from the narrow planks that were standard in early 20th century homes, the wood looks enhance the collection with new ‘modern […]

E-letter: A Christmas story

Winter has drifted its sheet of sleep over Canada. The first day of winter, they say, is Dec. 21. That is also my wedding anniversary day. It saves on memory stress. Winter is a time for story-telling, and I have one in mind as a departure from some of our more contemporary topic areas. So […]

Engineered tile mimics the look of reclaimed wood

Alterna engineered stone laminate lines from Armstrong Flooring are said to be the perfect choice over stone, ceramic and porcelain. With a fresh approach to wood, Alterna Reserve is suitable for living rooms, family rooms and bedrooms, in addition to kitchens and bathrooms. The Grain Directions style of Alterna is reminiscent of a mountain retreat […]

Decorative resilient flooring in sheets and tiles

Five new flooring looks have been introduced to the Mannington resilient and LVS line-up. A reproduction of 12-inch encaustic tiles used throughout Europe for centuries, the Deco look is available in both traditional resilient felt-back as well as fibreglass luxury vinyl sheet (LVS). Lattice is an art deco small-scale basket weave pattern, combining the look […]

Surface inspection light with 1,500 lumens reveals defects

STL 450 surface inspection light from Festool has a form factor that puts light close to the surface, illuminating various surface types to reveal flaws and defects. With 1,500 lumens and a color temperature of 5,000 K, the light was designed for use in a broad range of applications. The light has impact-resistant, non-marring, full-body […]