Archives for April 2020

Hardwood flooring has dent-resistant core

AHF Products has announced that its engineered hardwood now has the new Densitek core, said to be a high-performance composite material which provides improved dent resistance and faster installation when compared to traditional plywood core. Specifically engineered with hydrophobic technology to resist moisture absorption, the core is engineered to give consumers their most desired flooring […]

Software provides ‘view in room’ for home decorators

Karndean Designflooring has introduced a ‘view in room’ digital tool with the functionality to view alternative laying patterns and designs when selecting a floor. Available to use on mobile, tablet or desktop, the Floorstyle tool enables home designers to try out a range of vinyl flooring designs in typical room settings, by uploading their own […]

High definition colour carpet collection expanded

Mohawk has expanded its high definition colour technology with 14 ColorMax introductions in 2020 across its SmartStrand polyester and nylon carpet collection. ColorMax combines multiple dye technologies to achieve a balanced, blended coloration with intense colour saturation. SmartStrand Silk will include five new premium soft ColorMax styles comprised of four cut-pile textures and one fashionable […]

Cordless oscillator features quick tool changes

Festool Canada has introduced the Vecturo OSC 18 cordless oscillator, featuring multi-tool functionality, control and durability. The 18 V cordless oscillating tool is built with the company’s EC-TEC brushless motor and 4° oscillation, combined with variable speed settings and StarlockMax tool holder, which is said to make it possible to change tools quickly without the […]

NFCA issues Covid-19 information and resources

The National Floor Covering Association (NFCA) based in Surrey, B.C., has issued a message to members about available resources and information related to business operations during the Covid-19 pandemic, including offering webinars to members at no charge. The association stresses performing due diligence in helping prevent the spread of the virus. It has also posted […]

E-letter: Time to survive

As usual, the media are walking in a row like ducks, delivering the same message. It’s a good message: wash hands, social distance, stay home. I guess it’s good to hear it 60 or 80 times. However, most of you own small businesses, and it’s not enough that your employees get a cheque and the government will […]

Concrete and asphalt warning surfaces

The RediMat Detectable Warning Systems safety product from Mar-Bel is constructed of durable, UV protected, glass-filled polyurethane and is surface applied on both asphalt and concrete. The ADA-compliant tactile warning line is intended for visually impaired or handicapped pedestrians. A proprietary pre-applied adhesive system, it can be installed in less than 10 minutes and is […]

Flooring preparation system for concrete

CustomTech, a division of Custom Building Products, has introduced what it calls the industry’s most advanced flooring preparation system to CSI Division 3 construction professionals. TechPatch TW, which is a rapid-curing, calcium aluminate cement based compound that is said to make finishing vertical interior and exterior concrete and masonry surfaces fast and easy. Suitable for […]

Hardwood and luxury vinyl tile introduced

Luxury carpet brand Karastan has expanded into hard surface lines with the introduction of BelleLuxe hardwood flooring and LuxeCraft luxury vinyl flooring. BelleLuxe engineered hardwood flooring features wide planks with a thick wear layer that can be refinished up to three times and includes an application of KaraFinish, a low gloss finish that emulates a […]

Tile grout provides acid resistance

Two-component acid-resistant epoxy grout from Likotol is suitable for the laying and grouting of ceramic tiles and mosaics with 1 to 15 mm wide joints, on indoor and outdoor floors and walls. The product has ultra-low VOC emission characteristics. Composition includes a thick paste Part A and liquid Part B. Floor installation with standard setting […]