Archives for July 2020

Cordless drill screwdriver

The Festool T18 cordless drill driver is compatible with the company’s Li-HighPower 4.0 HPC-ASI 18 V Battery Pack platform and is packaged in a Systainer tool storage system. The tool is said to be ergonomic, lightweight and have a precision-performance design suitable for completing jobs in tight spaces while limiting arm fatigue. The tool features […]

Composite wood collections provide moisture resistance

Mohawk has added the TecWood Select line to its TecWood composite wood portfolio. The line includes two brand new collections, The Preserve Collection and The Luxora Collection, that are said to feature high fashion and easy maintenance. Both collections feature a sawn face veneer with EasyClean stain and soil protection, as well as Spill Protect […]

Modular carpet collection

Light Shift, the latest modular carpet collection from Tarkett, is said to draw inspiration from scientific studies of light waves and frequencies, as well as man-made phenomena like light trails and reflections from architectural facades. The collection includes three distinct carpet patterns, as well as a coordinating luxury vinyl tile. The most structured of the […]

Commercial flooring collections

The 2020 collections from commercial flooring manufacturer Patcraft have been introduced. Anew is a 7.75 x 48 in. resilient collection directly inspired by designers’ requests for a widened plank format. Products feature modern, updated wood visuals and the incorporation of a stone look. It is available in both 2.5- and 5-mm thicknesses. Inspired by the […]

Hardwood floor scrubber

Pallmann has introduced its Turbo Scrubber, suitable for the preparation of wood floors prior to recoats and to aid in the deep cleaning of hard surfaces. The unit is said to compliment the company’s Pall-X Bond recoating system, Pallmann Clean Strong (deep cleaning of wood floors), and Pallmann Clean N Prep (Magic Oil 2K Recoats) […]

Sliding tile saw with folding stand

The sliding tile saw with folding stand from King Canada combines a 2.5 hp, 15 A motor with GFCI protected power cord. The non-slip rubber coated aluminum sliding table provides full coverage wrap around splash guards and rear and side splash trays keep work area clean and dry, the company says. Saw head tilts 0˚ […]

E-letter: Opportunity in change

One basic rule of economics that every business owner should know is that when there is a recession, most businesses that fail don’t fail during the fall. They fail during the recovery. There are many reasons for this, but basically people have maxed out their lines of credit, cut all the costs they could and […]

Quarzite slabs for walls and floors

Quartzite Celadon slabs from Antonlini combine hints and hues that range from white to light grey and go as far as anthracite and black. The material, suitable for floors and walls, enhances expressive contemporary design, the company says, giving a feeling of welcome and hospitality. Spaces and architectural structures are underlined by the elegance of […]

VOC-free edge sealing compound

The Flex-Tred edge sealing compound from Wooster Products has no VOCs and is a one-part, high solids, elastomeric sealant. The solvent release product is ready to use without mixing, priming or heating. Applied by squeeze tube, the flexible compound seals the company’s Flex-Tred anti-slip tape to all types of metal including galvanized, wood, particleboard, plywood, […]

Better than hoped

IN THIS ISSUE’S CFCRA COLUMN by Lee Senter, you will see jobs that once were left unfilled for lack of any candidates now have more applicants than can be easily reviewed. For the meanwhile, that means downward pressure on wages and a good pool of applicants. These people may not be interested in staying around […]