Archives for February 2020

Tactile warning products provide safety surfaces

Mar-Bal detectable warning systems (DWS) AlertCast is an ADA-compliant product engineered for visually impaired or handicapped pedestrians. The product offers rigid composite material solutions with ‘tactile cues’ for either cast-in-place or surface applied construction and safety applications. The DWS product is made of glass-reinforced thermoset, cast-in-place, rigid composite engineered for impact resistance, slip resistance, wear […]

Handheld electronic concrete moisture meter

Wagner Meters has announced a handheld electronic concrete moisture meter for comparative measurement of concrete and other surfaces. The C555 provides non-destructive preliminary moisture measurements on smooth, firm concrete to help pinpoint problem areas and determine where to place Rapid RH L6 smart sensors. Built-in sensors measure ambient temperature and relative humidity to a depth […]

Universal spray adhesive for resilient flooring

Ultrabond Spray RFA from Mapei is an aerosolized, water-based, acrylic adhesive designed for the installation of solid sheet vinyl, solid vinyl tile, luxury vinyl tile and vinyl composition tile (VCT). Its unique application method is said to provide bond performance equal to traditional trowel-applied adhesives while using considerably less material in much less time. The […]

Hardwood flooring sports waterproof technology

Aquadura H2O flooring from Flooring Canada features hardwood waterproofing technology. The product is available in 7.5-inch-wide planks with finishes that include smooth, bandsaw marks, wire brushing, reactive staining, high and low colour variation, and black and white accent graining. The flooring collections come in 36 hardwood looks, including pine, walnut, hickory and oak. The hardwood […]

Android wireless barcode scanner for dealers

The full integration of RollMaster inventory management software with Android’s handheld wireless barcode device has been announced. The development is said to make warehouse barcoding simpler, more affordable and more efficient for flooring dealers. The company launched the integration with an Android device, but the technology also works on iPhones and all other smartphones with […]

Modified timber meets flooring, decking needs

Modified timber from Lignia produced for architects, designers and other professionals is said to be a durable real wood that delivers beauty, high performance and sustainability through a unique modification process. The product, also called Lignia, starts out life as a softwood (radiata pine) from FSC-certified managed plantations, and is modified in the company’s manufacturing […]

E-letter: A valentine to free speech

The New York Daily News last week reported that a Wisconsin high school teacher has been placed on leave for tweeting he hopes conservative icon and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh suffers greatly and dies from cancer. According to the News, Milwaukee High School of the Arts English teacher Travis Sarandos wrote upon hearing of […]

Resilient tile collection mimics jacquard weaving

Patcraft has launched the Handloom resilient tile collection. Featuring two coordinating styles, Painted Weft and Wooden Warp, the textural collection features colourful accents and neutral colours inspired by textile arts and natural materials to create organic, balanced spaces. Winner of a Best of NeoCon 2019 Gold Award, the collection provides flexibility in pattern with realistic […]

Waterproof hardwood flooring

Hydropel, a waterproof, 100 percent hardwood flooring product from Bruce, has been announced by AHF Products. The product is an engineered hardwood infused with proprietary technology to resist water for up to 36 hours so that it can be installed anywhere, in any room of the home, the company says. A coating protects the hardwood […]

Moisture meter kit withstands hard materials

Inserting moisture meter pins into hard material can be a difficult job without bending or breaking pins. To address this, Lignomat recently launched the D-4P kit. The included mini-Ligno DX/C is set up for the floor installer and inspector with 42 wood group settings to measure domestic and tropical hardwoods as well as different subfloors, […]