Archives for August 2018

Water-resistant laminate planks engineered for light duty

HydraPlanks from Beaulieu Canada are laminate products engineered to facilitate household chores, buying extra time to clean up wet messes. Innovative sealed edges are said to prevent water absorption, keeping it on the surface. Features include: up to 72 hours of spill protection; installation up to 40 linear feet without transition moldings; advanced 5G Välinge […]

Large format tile and uncoupling membrane mortar

The Ardex S 28 Microtec rapid-set, rapid-dry, super-format tile and uncoupling membrane mortar from Ardex Americas is a microfibre-reinforced, polymer-modified tile and stone product for interior installations. The mortar is said to be highly flexible with virtually no shrinkage and has an extended open time, making it suitable for large and super-format tile and stone […]

Tile kit waterproofs tub and shower walls

The Schluter-Kerdi-Board Kit from Schluter-Systems includes materials needed to build waterproof walls for a standard tub surround or an acrylic shower base. Presented in a package that can easily fit into most vehicles, the company says, the kit prevents damaging leaks and mold growth due to moisture penetration. The kit includes 8 pieces of ½ […]

E-letter: Fruit stickers and ads

I got home from my bike ride last week, grabbed a banana from the fruit bowl and sat down to catch my breath. I caught it all right, when I saw the fruit sticker. I am not a fan of fruit stickers. I understand that lying, cowardly thieves try to by Honeycrisp apples for Jonathan […]

Shower grate designs available in different styles of drain

A series of new shower drain grates from Schluter-Systems are said to feature designs that fit into a virtually invisible frame floors. Three new grate designs are available for both the standard 4 in. square point drains, and for Schluter’s linear drains in lengths from 20 to 72 in. The Schluter-Kerdi-Drain-Style grates (for point drain) […]

Digital concrete and wood moisture meter

A digital version of the CME4 handheld electronic moisture meter, the Tramex CMEX II moisture meter is designed for the measurement of moisture content in concrete and other floors and screeds. Incorporating plug-in ports for a relative humidity probe and heavy-duty pin-type wood probe, the moisture meter is said to transform into an all-in-one instrument. […]