Your estate plan

Proactive tool for the future The current global pandemic has brought estate planning considerations to the forefront. Many individuals are worried about their health, family and finances during this time of uncertainty. The urgency to have appropriate estate-planning documents completed is more prevalent now than ever. It is important to be proactive. A well-informed estate […]

Loferski appointed Bostik director of marketing

Wauwatosa, Wis.-based Bostik, a specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, recently announced that Eric Loferski has joined the company as director of marketing, Consumer & Construction Business Unit — North America. Loferski was most recently director of marketing at Milwaukee, Wis.-based commercial plumbing product supplier Zurn Industries. Prior to that, he was at […]

Schluter Systems opens Texas distribution, office and training centre

Schluter-Systems has opened a new distribution centre, office and training facility in Dallas-Fort Worth, Tex. The 500,000 square foot centre will carry the majority of the company’s 8,000 SKUs available in North America. The facility’s warehouse management system will be used to optimize all warehouse and distribution processes, making the picking and packing procedures considerably […]

Church partnership to help create up to 5,000 affordable homes

Investments made by the Government of Canada and a partnership with the Toronto, Ont.-based United Church of Canada, means that up to 5,000 new affordable housing units will be built around the country over the next 15 years. The federal government Affordable Housing Innovation Fund is providing the United Church of Canada’s newly formed United […]

Twisted yarn textured carpet series

Soft Intrigue II carpet from Mohawk comes in 12-foot rolls and is available in 10 colours. Pile height is 0.79 in. and the twisted yarn texture is said to create a casual feel. Colours are called Destiny, Gray Dew, Arctic Ivory, New Light, Canvas, Slate Tile, Brown Sugar, Sand Sweep, Stellar and Seastone. Rated CRI […]

Coverings annual reader survey

Here’s what you had to say in 2020 THERE WERE NO BIG SURPRISES in this year’s survey. We kept it short to be respectful, but it’s tough. We continue to get demands from advertisers that we “prove” that you exist by posting digital stuff and then counting it in front of them. I keep pointing […]

Pocket-size finishing and care product guide

Proma has published a 26-page guide, Finishing and Care Products for Tile, Stone and Floor Coverings, that describes a wide variety of flooring materials. Included in the guide are products created to maintain and clean tile, stone and other flooring installations. The company offers cleaners, strippers and removers that are said to ease the cleaning […]

E-letter: You be the judge

Let’s have a chat about child pornography. Why not? We have never had any evidence that kids watch this space, so we are safe. Quebec Justice Marc-Andre Blanchard this month ruled that Canada’s child pornography laws are overbroad and violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of child pornographers. According to the National Post, Marc-Andre: […]

Tile and broadloom carpet collection

Commercial flooring manufacturer Patcraft has introduced Inspired Connection, a colourpoint carpet tile and broadloom collection designed to create connected and cohesive spaces. Featuring bold visuals with textural luxe and warm colorways, the company says, the collection inspires creative design to enhance connectivity and enliven the spaces that surround us. Offered in four 18 x 36 […]

Fast-set adhesive over high-moisture concrete

Ultrabond ECO 977 from Mapei is a 100%-solids, one-component, moisture-cured urethane adhesive specifically designed for the installation of domestic solid and engineered wood flooring. The product is said to address the challenge of faster, more secure wood-flooring installations, especially when working with concrete slabs that have high moisture content. The 4-gallon pail formulation quickly sets […]