Paver support system for easier exterior installations

Troba-Level is a paver support system from Schluter designed specifically for use with thick porcelain tiles rated for exterior use. The paver support system, or pedestals, supports the tiles above the substrate with no bonding system required. This elevated system is said to have a number of advantages over traditional bonded tile methods including simple […]

Workspace flooring provides raised access for commercial spaces

Raised access flooring that offers practical benefits in commercial premises has been announced by Havwoods International. The Magna magnetic raised access flooring system can be used for any of the company’s Venture Plank, Henley or Relik collections — totalling about 150 tongue-and-groove, engineered wood floor planks. For commercial refurbishments, the range is said to be […]

Natural floor squares and planks provide mix and match options

Marmoleum Click CinchLOC from Forbo is available in 28 colours and two formats (12 x 12 in. squares and 12 x 36 in. planks). The water-resistant flooring is made primarily from renewable resources, including linseed oil, wood flour and pine rosins. The natural ingredients provide the flooring with inherent anti-static properties to repel dust and dirt, making it easy to clean, reducing exposure to allergens, and contributing to better […]

Made not to fade

American Biltrite says its new AB Pure is the first rubber flooring in the industry that won’t fade over time. AB Pure is made with a revolutionary patented colour formulation so colours won’t fade under light. According to the company, AB Pure is the only rubber flooring that can pass the ASTM F 1515 standard for colourfastness. The product comes with a 10-year warranty — […]

Keeping a low profile

New Hydrocork from Wicanders is the company’s first low-profile Corktech product. Planks have an underlayment layer; an innovative, composite-cork core; and a 0.55-millimetre wear layer, with a total thickness of just six millimetres. Durable for both residential and commercial applications. With the low profile, planks can be installed directly over existing floors. Hydrocork comes in 12 Vinylcomfort wood looks with authentic textured surfaces. Planks are 1225 millimetres […]

Cork that performs like rubber

Sound Seal has been providing its Cerazorb underlayment for the tile industry for over 10 years. Now the company has launched Cerazorb Acoustical Underlayment for Wood Flooring. It is a lightweight, expanded synthetic cork underlayment designed for use under both floating and glue-down floors. Sound Seal says it won’t rot, swell or absorb water, and is anti-microbial. According to the company, Cerazorb Acoustical has the performance […]

Fossilized flooring

Cali Bamboo in California has expanded its offerings with the addition of Green-Claimed’s Cocoa Fossilized Eucalyptus flooring. Made with Cali Bamboo’s proprietary strand-woven, Fossilized manufacturing process. Planks are twice as hard as traditional timbers. The Cocoa Eucalyptus provides a dark, exotic wood look and grain similar to dark walnut. Planks are 47-1/4 inches long, 5-1/4 inches wide, 9/16 inches thick. They have a 10-coat, scratch-resistant […]

Finding the perfect fit

For tile installation contractors, Mapei has introduced Mapei Ultralite S2. The mortar helps ensure a perfect fit between large, thin tiles and the subfloor. Features a long open time, extended coverage and superior transfer properties to enhance back-buttering. Ultralite S2 provides twice the coverage of standard thin-set. Formulated with Mapei’s Easy Glide Technology for ease of application. Mapei says this new mortar gives architects more flexibility. They can design dramatic spaces with large, lightweight thin […]

A broadway performance

The new Broadway series of glazed, polished porcelain tiles from Emser Tile creates a high-end, modern room look. There are four colours in the Broadway palette: Andrasay, Gracia, Paulista and Reforma. Tiles come in three sizes: 17 inches square; 12 inches by 23 inches; and 13 inches square. Veining in the tiles is striking, says […]

New and purely healthy

Mats Inc. has launched the newest addition to its Purline botanol flooring line. Purline Elements is a collection of planks and tiles with contemporary and realistic stone and wood looks. There are 26 colour options in planks, and 14 tile colour options. Purline Element is made from rapaseed, castor oil and chalk. It’s GreenGuard gold […]