Archives for May 2018

Adhesive pouch adds convenience without installation mess

Titebond has introduced an adhesive pouch, said to be a light, easy-to-open package that changes the way installers deal with flooring adhesive. First, it is easy to carry pouches to the installation site, the company says. The pouch contains 0.75 of a gallon and is available in convenient two- and four-pouch boxes. Then, instead of pushing the pail across the floor as the installation progresses, it adds, installers simply set […]

Waterproof LVT collection offers fewer plank design repeats

Waterproof LVT planks from IVC Floors feature the Urbane collection with visuals that achieve authenticity through embossed in register technology (EIR), as well as having fewer plank repeats – up to 10 unique planks per design. Additionally, four-edge painted micro bevels provide design details. Using a unique multi-layer construction reinforced with woven fibreglass, the collection also has a multi-wear layer for stain and scratch […]

Engineered flooring platforms offer longer, wider boards

Preverco has announced Genius16 and Max19, two traditional engineered platforms that are said to have been reinvented to cater to the needs of clients looking for longer and wider floor boards. The boards are suitable for both condos and residential homes and can be used for floors with radiant heating. The Genius16 is a 5/8 in.-thick engineered floor that is available in […]

E-letter: Fossil of the future

The progress of mankind throughout history has been a mirror of mankind’s heartbeat, itself. You can almost hear it: consolidate, diversify. Consolidate, diversify. Consolidate/diversify. Societies were consolidated under emperors and kings, religions under popes and prophets, industries under magnates and megacorps…. And then they shatter into states, synods and competitors. Our own industries have been […]

My story: Same guy, different label

PAUL EPP’S COLUMN this time reflects on whether he is a liberal, and if so, how? This sent me back into the same well-worn path I have walked, myself. I was a liberal when I was young. I was raised as a liberal in a liberal family. My dad was a social worker; mom was […]

Sky House by the lake

Building a cottage home on the Canadian Shield that would comfortably host a family reunion or just a couple on a weekend retreat posed some challenges for architects Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster. The Canadian pair have set up shop in Buffalo, N.Y., but cater to clients on both sides of the 49th parallel. Kempster […]

Certified flooring installations are here

With very little fanfare, the International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) classes were held here in Canada for the first time on a public level at Ardex in Mississauga. The CFCRA’s underlying purpose lies in our mission statement where we say we want “To engage, inspire and strengthen our related industries through services, best practices […]

Improved techniques make concrete testing easier

It wasn’t until the 15th of my 40 years in the industry that I had to seriously deal with the question of concrete moisture testing prior to floor covering installation. I had spent my career on the residential side of the business, and it was not an issue that came up very often. When it […]

It’s never too early to incorporate

It is no secret that Canadians have been caught up in the start-up culture that has emerged across various industries. According to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s small business statistics, there are just over 1 million small businesses across the country, which employ approximately 8.2 million people that constitute 70.5 percent of private sector […]

Karndean HQ demonstrates artistic side of resilient flooring

The flooring of the redesigned showroom of the Karndean GO Resilient Canada headquarters in Burlington, Ont., was recently created by master resilient flooring expert Shaun Baston of Total Flooring in Alnwick, U.K. Baston instructed area customers and later provided installation training at skills development events with local dealers in Saskatoon, Sask., Calgary, Alta., and Kelowna, B.C. […]