Smooth self-leveling underlayment

TEC Specialty has introduced Level Set 500 HF self-leveling underlayment (SLU) that is said to achieve a smooth surface without time-consuming sanding or skim coating, cutting labour costs by up to two-thirds. In addition, the company says, testing shows flooring adhesive coverage can increase by up to 20 percent. The product pours like water and […]

Wood-effect porcelain stoneware

The Aspen wood-effect collection announced by Ceramica Rondine is said to be inspired by alder wood. The porcelain tile product can be used for the flooring and the covering of a mountain cabin, as well as in a loft in the city, the company says, due to the range of colours ranging from a more […]

Modular carpet tile collection

Patcraft has announced Organic Interruption, a modular flooring collection in two styles, Underlie and Linear Tension. Inspired by the natural interaction between organic elements and man-made structures, the company says, the two 18 x 36 in. carpet tiles feature linear patterns disrupted by organic textures. With 12 accents that are incorporated within six neutral bases, […]

E-letter: Two keys

A recent issue of Ad Age gives instructions on “How brands should respond to protests and rising racial tensions.” It was written by a committee of two, neither of whom appear by their photos to have reached the age of 40. Their advice sounds like an indoctrination into a cult: confession, contrition, repentance, penance, absolution…. Stretching a metaphor? OK, then what happens if you don’t? Hellfire and […]

Broadcast materials enhance beauty of resinous floors

Mapei has introduced Mapeflakes and Mapefloor DQ to its line of industrial resin-flooring products. Mapeflakes are composed of water-based resin materials, inorganic minerals, additives and various pigments. Mapefloor DQ is composed of a medium-grade aggregate. Both products are designed to add colour and flair when broadcast into resinous flooring systems. The products are chemically compatible […]

Mobile dust extractor for jobsites and workshops

Festool has announced the CT 15 Dust Extractor. The mobile dust extractor is HEPA Certified, meeting or exceeding all requirements of EPA RRP guidelines. The 24 lb. unit is compatible with the company’s other systems, capable of removing dust, water and dirt. The extractor comes with touch-operated control panel for easy operation even while wearing […]

Hickory and hard maple hardwood flooring

LM Flooring Grand Mesa and Big Sky hardwood floor collections have been introduced by AHF Products. Grand Mesa features variable brushed texture planks in North American Hickory and Hard Maple with a colour palette that includes naturals, lights, taupe and earth tones. The Big Sky collection is said to capture the natural beauty of the […]

Versatile grout for narrow and wide joints

Pro Grout Max from Proma is a grout formulated with an aggregate for grouting both narrow and wide joints (1/16 to 1 in.). The VOC-free product is suitable for grouting most types of ceramic and porcelain tiles, quarry tiles, pavers, natural and engineered dimension stones, granite, slate, glass tile and mosaics. The efflorescence-free grout is […]

Real wood look laminates

The Adore laminate flooring collection from Taiga Building Products features real wood looks in a variety of styles and colours. Valinge Drop Lock 2G technology decreases installation times by half, the company says. Features include a 25-year residential warranty, glueless locking system, four-sided V-groove, formaldehyde free and E1 emissions rating. The 1216 x 196 mm […]

Radiant under floor heating

The Strata_Heat radiant floor heating system introduced by Laticrete consists of a floor heating wire, an uncoupling mat, a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat and what is said to be the world’s first heat conductive thin-set additive. The system provides comfort and warmth in spaces where more uniform and efficient heat source is valued, the company says. […]