Archives for October 2018

Luxury vinyl sheet mimics decorative tile pattern

Revive Tapestry luxury vinyl sheet from Mannington is said to show how attention-getting a bold, graphic pattern can be when repeated across a large surface such as the floor. The LVS offers a decorative pattern that combines colour with symmetry. The continuous, all-over design features structural ornamental elements and floral accents that are also said […]

Double bevel sliding miter saw suitable for contractors

The Hercules Professional 12 in. double bevel sliding miter saw from Harbor Freight Tools features both top vertical and horizontal cut capacity, with the ability to cut up to 7½-in. crown molding vertically nested and up to 6¾-in. base board against the fence. The saw also has a 14-in. horizontal cross-cut capacity that handles virtually […]

NFCA’s Maskell teaches flooring pros responsibility

THE MOOD SEPTEMBER 19 at the Cambridge (Ont.) Hotel and Convention Centre was certainly not somber. No-nonsense would be the better term, as the National Floor Covering Association’s c.e.o., Chris Maskell, took the podium at three minutes to 11:00 to announce the commencement of the Moisture Testing, Floor Flatness & National Standards seminar. “The program […]

Workplace investigations

More common, and must be done right Investigations into claims of employee misconduct were once reserved for the most serious and complicated allegations of wrongdoing involving a company’s senior-level employees. However, workplace investigations are becoming increasingly common in light of recent high-profile incidents, which have raised public awareness for the right of all employees to be free from […]

Wood and concrete highlighted in ceramic floor tiles

ABK has introduced its LAB325 and Nest collections of ceramic floor tiles. LAB325 illustrates the varied aesthetics of concrete in the three different surfaces — Base, Form and Metal — as part of a contemporary stylistic moodboard, the company says. The name of the product links the number 325, the code for the cement powder […]

Carpet tile and broadloom mimics botanical patterns

Patcraft has introduced a product for high-performance commercial flooring environments called Estrato. Inspired by the beauty of abstract botanicals, the company says, the scale and movement within the product’s pattern creates a sophisticated flooring visual. Offered in coordinating carpet tile and broadloom, the product’s colourways provide versatile options for design flexibility, it adds. Constructed with […]

Natural stone sports camouflage design elements

The Verde Borgogna Camouflage Design natural stone from the Natura Collection of Antolini displays both linear and non-linear forms juxtaposed and conjoined to form a disruptive, yet elegant form of environmental harmony, the company says. The highlighted, ivory shapes capture the eye as the textured, verdant greens lay in obscurity, it adds.

Spam? No.

During Thanksgiving week, we saw a drastic sell-off in North American and worldwide stock markets. It scared almost everybody. All the TV pundits I saw blamed U.S. President Trump’s trade dealings, especially with China. Trump blamed the U.S. Federal Reserve and its raising of interest rates. But something else was going on. First, on October […]

E-letter: Harvest in the valley

What a lovely Thanksgiving in the valley! The leaves were in full riot, and the river out back was running low and clear most of the time. It got a little dull after a few showers, but cleared back up quickly. Harvest time has been the height of the year for all agrarian societies. Granted, […]

Ceramic tiles evoke leather, slate tones

Ariana has announced Worn and Mineral collections based on stylistic and material research aimed at expanding the potential for use of ceramic tile. The Worn collection is said to offer a soft, pleasant feel of leather reproduced in ceramic to create an original and versatile surface. The collection’s four colours soften the boldest shades of […]