Rigid vinyl flooring features realistic wood looks

The Pergo Extreme rigid vinyl flooring line from Mohawk has expanded with the debut of the Wood Fundamentals collection. The collection features 10 realistic wood looks in 5 mil thick and 7.5 x 48 in. planks. A dent-free technology provides extreme protection against scratching, denting and gouging, the company says. The collection is constructed with […]

Antibacterial treatment for natural stone

Natural stone producer Antolini has announced a treatment process that creates an antibacterial surface on materials and prevents the formation and spread of bacteria. The patented Azerobact Plus process can increase the performance of all natural stones, the company says, making them more hygienic. The process is suitable for all applications, whether residential, hospitality or […]

Flooring with safe distance zoning indicators

Tarkett has announced a variety of surfaces designed to guide individuals safely around interiors and remind everyone to maintain a safe distance from each other. Die-cut shapes are available through the company’s Imaginations program in a wide variety of materials from modular soft surface to heterogeneous sheet vinyl. Designs include 24 x 24 in. arrow […]

Jobsite paper protection products

NAC Products has added five paper protection products and three tape options to help provide protection during the construction process. NAC Board is said to be an easy-to-use painter board that lays flat when rolled out and features a liquid repellent technology to prevent paint, mud or water penetration. Red Rosin Paper is a regular […]

Surfaces blend glass, quartz and porcelain

The Dekton Chromica series composite slabs from Cosentino is comprised of Baltic and Feroe, two deeply saturated hues in matte finishes. Aesthetically, the Baltic colour was inspired by sea depths to capture the struggle between light and darkness to master the nuances of the ocean, the company says. Feroe, it adds, is inspired by the […]

E-letter: Don’t just stand there …

We got some sobering news last week. We typically get 40 or 50 “returns” by Canada Post for any issue of Coverings, representing, for the most part, businesses that have closed or moved. Last week, the week that would have shown returns on our May/June, or mid-Covid, issue, we got over 700. We are looking […]

Waterborne wood floor sealers

Waterborne sealers from Bona are composed of two different sized particles — small particles that penetrate and seal the wood floor surface and larger particles sit on top to add build and depth. The chemistry of the sealers is said to provide the maximum adhesion to the company’s waterborne wood floor finishes for better overall […]

The next rung

Business owners get starting at the bottom MY KIDS GOT ROYALLY SICK of my “when I was young” stories. To them, I never was, so why not just read a fairy tale by a professional, like Walt Disney. Of course, when I was young, Walt Disney owned a cartoon company that was mainly famous for […]

Music drives design

Nightclub lifts Montreal neighbourhood USING ONE ART FORM to describe another is a curious business. Design inspiration can come from anywhere, and Montreal, Que.-based architect Patrick Blanchette, turned to playing an electronic dance music track repeatedly to zero in on ideas for the interiors of the new Minéral bar/nightclub in Montreal. The starting point was […]

Trouble shooting

Sometimes it’s more than the flooring As I have done before, I’d like to share photos of some recent flooring installations I visited, and hopefully the problems I saw can help our readers to avoid these types of situations and help their customers avoid them as well. In some cases, troubleshooting goes beyond just the […]