Archives for April 2019

Marble-look porcelain tiles available in two size formats

Vitromex USA has announced the Soberano line of glazed porcelain tiles. Design with a marble look, the tiles are said to carry intense white veins that strongly contrast with the rich dark hue. Including rectified edges, the collection will be available in a Nero colour, consisting of a dark brown-grey base with white veins that […]

Longer resilient planks provide extended visual appearance

The Splitwood resilient collection has been introduced by Patcraft. Available in 9 x 60 in. planks, the collection is said to embrace the innate beauty of worn wood, turning natural imperfections into versatile design features. By elevating the traditional wood visual with the addition of a metallic ink within the splits and grain, the bronze, […]

LVT collections in tile, rectangle and plank formats

Five new designs have been added to the Adura luxury vinyl plank and tile flooring collection from Mannington. The tile and rectangle formats include the Pasadena, Vienna and Villa series. Pasadena combines terrazzo with natural wood for a transitional look and is available in two tile sizes (18 x 18 in. and 12 x 24 […]

In-floor system covers heating, uncoupling and waterproofing

The Ardex Americas Flexbone Heat membrane system includes three major components for heating, uncoupling and waterproofing. It is said to have 81 percent less air space under the membrane for faster, and more efficient heating. The cables are manufactured to the highest safety and quality standards with aluminum tubing and FEP cable insulation, the company […]

Water-based polyurethane topcoat covers various wood species

W120 from Canlak is a one-component clear water-based polyurethane topcoat that is said to provide excellent durability and chemical resistance. It is recommended for use over various wood species. Technical specifications include: viscosity (25ºC) — 74±2 sec (FC#4); solid percentage by weight of 31±2%; solid percentage by volume of 30±2 (at application); VOC 93 g/L; […]

Horizontal drain outlet simplifies shower relocations

Schluter Systems has developed the Schluter-Kerdi-Drain-H with a 2 in. horizontal outlet. The horizontal outlet allows the drain to be connected to an existing drain pipe and P-trap away from the new drain location. Connecting to existing plumbing from a new drain location can significantly reduce demolition work, mess, and the cost of the project, […]

1833: The last duel

I think you will agree it is reasonable for normal people to be confused by the antics going on in media, entertainment and politics. It seems Lewis Carroll’s fantasy about a new, weird world behind the looking glass has come over on this side. I guess it’s acceptable that many female pop singers seem more […]

Fibre-reinforced, polymer-modified flexible floor tile adhesive

Ardex X78 from Ardex is a fibre reinforced, polymer modified floor tile adhesive, which has been formulated with Microtec Technology. When mixed with water, a smooth, creamy, pourable mortar is produced which easily enables full coverage to be achieved on the back of floor tiles, the company says. It also has double extended open time […]

Surface protection fabric for use during installation jobs

The Superrunner surface protection fabric from Albert Florotex is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use during flooring installation projects. The product is said to be tearproof, durable, waterproof, breathable and reusable. The material is made from textile fibres in three layers — protective outer layer, breathable membrane and fibre bottom layer. Roll sizes include […]

Luxury vinyl sheets install over existing flooring

TruTEX LVS (luxury vinyl sheet) from Tarkett installs over most existing floor coverings and is said to greatly reduce the time spent preparing concrete and plywood subfloors. From kids’ bathrooms to damp basements, the LVS moisture management system resists mold, mildew and moisture staining, backed by the AquaGuard guarantee. Beyond Tough brand backing protects against […]