Archives for April 2018

Wood floor moisture control underlayment

The MCS 7000 underlayment application from DriTac reduces moisture vapour transmission up to 25 lb/100% RH. For use with hardwood and resilient flooring installations, the product helps contribute to LEED credits. Recommended coverage is approximately 300 to 350 sq. ft. per mixed unit and has 6-hour cure time. The product is said to be easy to mix and apply, has zero solvents, will not promote the growth of mold, is easy to clean up when wet and provides an […]

Mortar suitable for floors, walls and submerged area

Planitop 330 Fast from Mapei is said to be a quick-setting, polymer-modified, fibre-reinforced cementitious rendering, patching and leveling mortar for interior and exterior walls, floors and submerged areas. It can be applied from 1/8 to 1-1/4 in. (3 mm to 3.2 cm) in thickness to ramp, smooth or level surfaces. Eliminating the need for a […]

Wave style large-format porcelain floor tiles

Articulo from DalTile is a large-format porcelain floor tile in 18 x 36 in. and 12 x 24 in. sizes in a linear, vein-cut travertine design in five natural colours. A 6 x 18 in. wall tile available in both a flat and a wave structure for heightened visual interest, along with a pressed 1 x 3 in. straight-joint mosaic suitable for shower floors. The wave wall tile designed for seamless […]

Flooring for dining spaces, lounges and bars

Havwoods International has introduced the Italian Collection, an engineered hardwood suitable for creating fine intricate patterns including basket weave and heritage. The range includes the Notte Plank, which can be installed in a bespoke pattern in a dark brown tone. The flooring offers oversized planks that measure 4 ¾ x 33 ⅜ in. Each plank is made from multiple layers of wood boards bonded together to […]

Natural floor squares and planks provide mix and match options

Marmoleum Click CinchLOC from Forbo is available in 28 colours and two formats (12 x 12 in. squares and 12 x 36 in. planks). The water-resistant flooring is made primarily from renewable resources, including linseed oil, wood flour and pine rosins. The natural ingredients provide the flooring with inherent anti-static properties to repel dust and dirt, making it easy to clean, reducing exposure to allergens, and contributing to better […]

Mortar suitable for floors, walls and submerged area

Planitop 330 Fast from Mapei is said to be a quick-setting, polymer-modified, fibre-reinforced cementitious rendering, patching and leveling mortar for interior and exterior walls, floors and submerged areas. It can be applied from 1/8 to 1-1/4 in. (3 mm to 3.2 cm) in thickness to ramp, smooth or level surfaces. Eliminating the need for a […]

E-letter: Pets and marketing

I often catch myself shaking my head at what we seem to be willing to accept from our celebrities and politicians. Essentially, I am talking about people that make their living by pretending they are something they are not. Year after year, we pay a king’s ransom to people that are nothing more than minstrels, […]

Porcelain tile collection provides diverse design options

  Crossville has announced Java Joint, a porcelain tile collection said to incorporate on-trend hues and sizes to offer designers inventive options to create a range of looks. The surface visual of the collection features striations of crema and bold neutrals. The striations’ linear effect is interpreted in five colors — Two Sugars, House Blend, French Press, Flat White and Fresh Ground — all offered in […]

Vinyl plank product denser than WPC

Stone Core Vinyl product from Quality Craft is 57 percent denser than WPC and resists depressions 52 percent better than standard rigid core product, the company says. Available in various finishes and decors, the product comes with a lifetime limited residential and 17-year limited commercial warranty. Planks are available in 4 or 5 mm thick plank, or 5.5. and 6.5 mm thick plank […]