Resilient floor planks offer scratch resistance

Stone resilient floor planks from COREtec Floors provide an embossed thermo-resin layer said to offer stunning realism and integrated grout lines that match perfectly, without making a mess. The protective layer on top ensures the surface doesn’t scratch, while the rigid mineral core and cork underlayment dampen footsteps. The product can be installed and walked […]

The forgotten marketing metric: RESULTS

It was one of the few warm, early spring days in April. I was coasting back into the neighbourhood after a ride on the local bike trail, while such things were still open during the pandemic. Three of the little, neighbourhood girls were playing outside in the sun. The oldest saw me, stood up and […]

Cirque twist in atrium townhome

Vertical refresh satisfies pets, people A poorly constructed 1970s townhome in the Westmount area of Montreal, QC, was purchased by a family with one thing in mind — a total gut job. Architectural firm RobitailleCurtis, also of Montreal, was given the mandate to turn the tired atrium house into a modern home. Principal architect Andrew […]

Necessity: Mother of invention

Temp, fast-track installations in the pandemic era First, to my readers, I hope that you, your colleagues and all of your families are keeping well in these uncertain times. As I am writing this, I have started my second month staying and working at home. I could fill these pages with what it has been […]

Business planning — BLINDFOLDED

Who can see the post-pandemic future? Coverings’ CFCRA columnist Lee Senter in this issue notes the fact that it’s odd trying to write a column six or eight weeks out from the time it hits the street. I’d like to say you get accustomed to it, but after writing for magazines for over 40 years, you don’t. […]

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 […]