Archives for February 2019

Red List-free enhanced resilient tile and planks

Pivot Point line Red List-free enhanced resilient tile from Mohawk holds Living Product Challenge Petal Certification and is manufactured using alternative chemistry. Design and colour draw inspiration come from fresh, natural materials and biophilic influence, the company says. The line features four wood and four textile patterns in a 7 x 48 in. plank format […]

Matte finish line of porcelain and ceramic tiles spearheaded by subway style

The Nepal line of porcelain and ceramic tiles from Ege Seramik are said to offer an elegant matte finish characterized by a fashionable surface, which has a velvety texture and is soft to the touch. Offering design flexibility for both wall and floor, the line is available in an array of sizes with its 4 […]

Line of surface finishes for wall tile applications

Profilitec has introduced a line of embossed surface finishes for ceramic tile wall coverings called The Wall Modern Line. The line is designed to match ceramic, cementine, concrete and stone effect tiles. The profiles, opaque and tactile, infuse a retro look with industrial style, creating a modern motif, the company says. The line is available […]

Lightweight uncoupling, waterproofing membrane for electrical floor heating

Mapeguard Heat from Mapei is a lightweight uncoupling, crack-isolation and waterproofing membrane that also provides vapour management and load support. It is designed to speed the installation of tile and stone in interior rooms such as bathrooms, kitchens and three-season rooms where the luxury of radiant floor heating is desired. The membrane’s thin profile is […]

Amazon Alexa used to activate heated floor thermostat

The 4iE Smart WiFi thermostat from Warmup is now compatible with Amazon Alexa. With the MyHeating App and Alexa, users can now control a Warmup smart heating system with their voices. For example, just say, “Alexa, increase the living room underfloor heating by 5 degrees,” a useful comfort control when the users are caught with […]

Green floor primer for wood and resilient installations

DriTac Flooring Products has launched a “green,” single-component acrylic floor primer for interior use on various approved substrates, including concrete, wood, light-weight concrete and gypcrete. Primer 3000’s concentrated quick dry, bond-strengthening technology enhances the bond with approved substrates, self-leveling underlayment, gypsum-based underlayment and patches, prior to adhesive application for wood, resilient and carpet tile flooring […]

Luxury vinyl plank flooring provides fade resistance in sunny applications

Chart House, part of the Mannington Adura Max Apex collection provides a shiplap look in luxury vinyl plank flooring. It is suitable for spaces such as sunrooms because it’s fade-resistant, stain-resistant, water proof, easy-care and made with ScratchResist protection that creates a surface so tough it wears away the ridge on a quarter coin, the […]

E-letter: Loonies and sense

Generally speaking, we aren’t supposed to share our “wild oats” stories. However, if that is followed as a hard-and-fast rule, there is a chance that somebody that could have benefited by the stories, facts or lessons will not. So here we go…. The late ՚60s were not a “groovy” time of peace and love, as […]

Hybrid floor box system for concrete flooring

Leviton has announced a concrete floor box system to accommodate devices that deliver connections to power, AV and data in commercial spaces. The hybrid system can be used within finished floors made of wood, tile, vinyl, terrazzo, carpet and concrete. The system includes: box system with 6.25 in. diameter PVC box and accessories; leveling ring […]