NAC introduces five jobsite paper protection products

Akron, OH – July 6, 2020 – NAC Products, Inc., the company that introduced the flooring industry to ECB® and crack isolation membrane technology, has added jobsite protection paper and tape products to its product offering.

NAC Board

Led by NAC Board, a breathable surface protector that allows floors to continue the curing process, NAC is introducing five paper protection products and three tape options to help provide protection during the construction process.
NAC Board is 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

Red Rosin Paper is a regular weight paper that provides a superior moisture barrier and is great for all flooring projects.

50LB Flooring Paper

50LB Flooring Paper is a lighter alternative paper that is great for large scale paint and construction projects.

Builder’s Paper

Brown Builder’s Paper is an economical kraft construction paper, perfect for use as a runner or paint drop cloth.

White Top Construction Paper

White Top Construction Paper is the perfect protection over a variety of floor surfaces like carpet, tile, hardwood and more. Avoids tears and keeps moisture out.

NAC Board Tape

Three tape offerings complete the new product lineup with NAC Board Tape, Red Polyethylene Tape and Blue Painting Tape providing the right adhesion for the right paper for your job.

Red Polyethylene Tape
Blue Painter’s Tape

“We’re excited to bring on the jobsite protection products because they fit right in line with what NAC has done over the years and that is provide floor protection from the ground up,” said NAC President, Brian Petit. “Our membrane systems protect finished flooring from below, and now our jobsite protection products provide protection to the top of the finished flooring for the duration of the project.”
For more information and to check out the complete line of Jobsite Protection Products visit www.NACproducts.com, contact your local sales representative, email [email protected] or call the office at 800-633-4622.

Crossville Launches Swatches Wall Tile Collection

herringbone multicolor tile

Bold New Line Offers 16 Colors Presented in Three Chromatic Groupings

Crossville, Tennessee – Crossville, Inc. ,has launched Swatches ceramic wall tile collection. This unique product is notable for its extensive options for creating custom wall designs.

The color range of Swatches is quite vast. According to Lindsey Waldrep, VP of marketing for Crossville, the product development team created the spectrum of hues to answer burgeoning color trends and the commercial design market’s needs and preferences.  

“Our goal for Swatches was to provide the ultimate palette for interior vertical surfaces,” shares Waldrep. “Looking at the amazing choices of this line, we certainly achieved that goal.”

The collection’s 16 colors are presented in three groupings of foundational, neutral, and vibrant hues.

  • Necessary Objects (available in gloss and satin finishes): Cotton, Eggshell, Stone, and Coal
  • Neutral Territory (available in gloss and satin finishes): Shadow, Warm Silver, Seashell, Old Lace, Smokestack, and Sea Ice
  • Brilliant Deduction (available in gloss finish only): Cobalt, Mulberry, Lipstick Red, Pineapple, Petrol, and Spruce

The colors can be mixed and mingled to create exciting patterns or installed monochromatically for uniform looks.

“We literally thought of and included everything current when it comes to wall tile colors,” Waldrep explains. “The options in Necessary Options are designers’ staples—the foundational must-haves for countless projects. Neutral Territory’s hues are fun, new interpretations on neutral colors, an indication how design trends are evolving. And Brilliant Deduction is a modern rainbow with lots of gloss and colorful surprises.”

The line’s broad color offerings are matched by the expansive selection of sizes, including five calibrated field tile options and a thorough trim package to finish every space professionally.

  • Field tiles: 2”x8”, 4”x8”, 3”x12”, 6”x6”, and 3”x6”
  • Bullnose options: single bullnose in 4”x8”, 3”x12”, and 3”x6”; double bullnose in 4”x4”
  • Cove base options: 3”x3” and 4”x8” cove base, right or left corner 4”x8” cove base

“Today, we’re seeing more designers and property owners embracing color in unique, new ways. With Swatches’ incredible options—104 SKUs—we can’t wait to see the custom variations designers will create,” Waldrep summarizes.

Swatches wall tile collection is suited for interior vertical applications in commercial and residential settings and requires only minimal cleaning and maintenance. It may be specified with Hydrotect, Crossville’s invisible coating that offers added defense against dirt.

For more information on this collection, visit crossvilleinc.com.

Stabila offers three limited-edition professional spirit levels in the 80 AS True Pro collection

Set of spirit levels

80 AS True Pro Edition – limited-edition spirit level sets

Attractive spirit level set in True Pro design / tried-and-tested high quality / True Pro campaign has been providing a community for tradespeople for many years

With the True Pro campaign, STABILA has been drawing attention to successful and creative craftsmanship for many years and uses its social media channels to provide a platform for the tradesperson community. To continue this sense of community, STABILA is now offering three professional spirit levels from the 80 AS series in an attractive and limited-edition True Pro design. Thanks to STABILA’s tried-and-tested quality, tradespeople will be perfectly equipped to take on the daily challenges of the construction site and can use the appealing True Pro special labels to really make a statement.

Tried-and-tested quality

The limited-edition spirit levels offer the same high standard of quality customers have come to expect from STABILA. The vials are made from highly transparent, hard-wearing acrylic glass with precision-ground inner contours and flush-fitting reference rings. The fluorescent vial fluid ensures optimum readability from (-4 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 to +50 degrees Celsius). In addition, STABILA’s one-of-a-kind installation technology involving special epoxy resin provides a secure and permanently unshakeable bond between the individual components. As a result, the spirit level continues to work just as accurately as it did on the first day, without the need for readjustment, even after years of use. Integrated anti-slip stoppers ensure the spirit level is seated firmly at all times during marking.

The display allows the 80 AS True Pro Edition spirit level sets to be
positioned attractively to boost sales.
Photographs: STABILA

Three Level Set

The limited-edition spirit level set is comprised of three spirit levels in True Pro design, in lengths of 12” (30 cm), 24” (60 cm) and 48” (120 cm). In addition, the set includes a spirit level bag, which also features the True Pro design, as well as a key fob incorporating a vial. The sets are presented in a sales-boosting, compact display to allow them to be positioned attractively in retail locations.

Stabila introduces LAR 160 G: a robust and reliable rotation laser

Stabila Green Beam Laser in operation

Horizontal and vertical leveling / Powerful and quick to set up / GreenBeam for even better visibility

Stabila rotation lasers are an indispensable tool for every trade in construction thanks to their high level of accuracy and extensive working areas. The new LAR 160 G rotation laser is a robust and reliable companion in any kind of work, from wood, steel and metal construction to carpentry, landscape gardening and bricklaying. Fully automatic and motor-driven, the laser produces a leveling accuracy of +/- 1/8” @ 100 ft. and is ready to use within 20 seconds, thanks to its rapid self-leveling function. 

The green laser beams the LAR 160 G emits are up to four times more visible to the human eye indoors than red beams. . Photograph: STABILA

Convenient operation

The laser boasts four functions: horizontal rotation, vertical rotation, plumb-line function and right angle in vertical operation, making it extremely versatile to use. In combination with the REC 160 RG set receiver, it offers a working area of up to 1800 feet in diameter. The receiver has a receiving area from a height of 3 inches, making it possible to work over long distances. Visual and acoustic guidance, front and rear displays, and one-touch illumination are additional design features which facilitate the interaction between laser and receiver. 

Convenience has also been given top priority when it comes to operation. The laser is controlled with three buttons – on/off, tilt mode and manual mode. The assistance system, which makes it possible to monitor the laser visually, also ensures convenient and safe operation: while the laser is being positioned, integrated LEDs emit a warning if it is outside of the leveling range. Two 5/8″ threads integrated in the housing allow horizontal and vertical use on a tripod. 

The LAR 160 G rotation laser is protected against knocks and impacts thanks to the shock absorbent Stabila soft grip casing, while a sturdy housing cover protects the laser optics against everyday rough handling on the construction site.  It goes without saying that the laser also features protection class IP 65 – dust and water impervious.

The Stabila LAR 160 G rotation laser is equipped with GreenBeam technology.

GreenBeam Technology

The LAR 160 G rotation laser is equipped with Stabila GreenBeam technology. This ensures improved indoor visibility, with crisp green beams that are four times more visible to the human eye than red beams. As a result, the LAR 160 G is an outstanding partner for the whole spectrum of interior construction jobs, from drywall construction to installation work. 

The Stabila LAR 160 G is powered with long-life batteries. An integrated battery drawer makes changing them more convenient as it allows this to be done directly on the tripod. A powerful Li-ion rechargeable battery is also available as an option. The laser is available in two versions: 

  • #04500 – LAR 160 G Rotation Full Set – Comes with rotation laser, REC 160 RG receiver with clamp, BST-S construction tripod, Hi/Lo elevation rod, target plate, manual, batteries and hard case. 
  • #04510 – LAR 160 G Rotation Laser Kit – Comes with rotation laser, REC 160 RG receiver with clamp, manual, batteries and hard case. 

Technical data for the LAR 160 G rotation laser

Laser class2
Output510 – 530 nm
Laser wavelength635 nm
Self-levelling range+/- 5°
Levelling accuracy+/- 1/8” @ 100 ft
Working area for receiver1800 ft
Operating temperature range14°F – 122° F (-10 °C – +50 °C) 
Storage temperature range-13°F – 158° F (-25 °C – +70 °C)
Thread for tripod mount2 x 5/8″
Batteries in scope of delivery2 x D 1.5 V, 2 x AA 1.5 V
LAR 160 G operating timeApprox. 20 hours
Protection classIP 65

Florida Tile’s Urban Foundry offers weathered tones of oxidized metal

store setting with weathered metallic tile

Lexington, KY: June 10, 2020 – Florida Tile has launched a new generation of metallic-inspired, color body porcelain tile. Industrial in its feel, Urban Foundry HDP provides the perfect foundation for distinctive, modern spaces. 

According to Tressa Samdal, Director of Marketing and Product Management, “There is a continued appreciation for interiors using reclaimed materials such as rusted metals, that inspired us to introduce a porcelain tile reflecting this aesthetic.  When you look at Urban Foundry HDP, you see a beautiful interplay of color, light effects, and a moderate degree of shade variation that makes it perfect for spaces with a weathered personality.” 

Urban FoundryHDP features four lustrous colors to choose from: Alumina* – a beautiful ashen silver/white; Cast Nickel – a medium silver/gray with hints of warmth like an aged coin; Graphite – a warm gray with hints of green and bronze; and Iron Oxide – layers of earthy rust and other burnished tones. A pressed 12×24, a 25-piece mosaic, and a 3×24 bullnose are offered in all four colors.

Manufactured using proprietary HDP—High Definition Porcelain® printing technology, Urban FoundryHDP is appropriate for all standard applications in both residential and commercial settings. It is entirely made in the USA in Florida Tile’s Green Squared® certified Advanced Manufacturing Center in Lawrenceburg, KY, of 40% pre-consumer recycled content, and is GREENGUARD® and Porcelain Tile certified.

* The color Alumina is manufactured utilizing a standard body in order to maintain the integrity of this lighter color.

Nemo Tile+Stone offers the Regolo Collection

Nemo Tile + Stone, launches the new Regolo collection, a sophisticated exploration into the realm of textured tile. Regolo takes a fresh, clean look at ceramic and creates a harmonious balance of shapes, functions, and shades of color with the new floor and wall tile collection. 

Available in a 3”x12” format, Regolo explores flat surfaces and structured geometries that allow for surprising, creative interpretations. The Ultramatte opaque finish highlights the structure of the flat surfaces, emphasizing the value of the essential and elegance, as an invitation to meditation and creative freedom. See the collection and its impressive 23 different color and stylistic options here: 

Regolo colors

Regolo is frost, slip, chemical, crazing, and stain-resistant, making it suitable for any environment. The collection is versatile in style and application and can be used to elevate a variety of commercial spaces.

Regolo from Nemo Tile+Stone

Gloves In A Bottle helps heal Dryness from Over Washing and Sanitizing Hands

Uniquely formulated lotion bonds with skin cells to create a protective barrier that lasts for hours

Gloves In A Bottle is a Shielding Lotion, which bonds to the outer layer of skin and restores the protective qualities of the outer layer of skin, allowing it to heal from within by its own natural oils, lipids and moisture.

There are hundreds of moisturizing lotion and cream options, but most of these only provide dry skin relief for a few minutes, or until hands are washed, and then they have to be reapplied. Gloves In A Bottle is unique compared to other lotions and creams because it is a Shielding Lotion™. A Shielding Lotion is a lotion that bonds with the outermost layer of skin cells, enhancing the skin’s ability to retain natural oils and moisture and assisting in the skin’s ability to protect against hand sanitizers, alcohol and other irritants, harsh soaps, common household and workplace products and even the cosmetics that strip moisture out of the skin.

Conventional lotions are merely artificial moisturizers that temporarily mask dry skin symptoms. Shielding Lotions restore the protective qualities of the outer layer of skin, allowing it to heal from within by its own natural oils, lipids and moisture. Because it literally becomes part of the outer layer of skin, it does not wash off like other lotions, but comes off naturally as your skin exfoliates. For continued protection, simply reapply within 4 to 12 hours, depending on the frequency of your hand washing and amount of exposure. 

Gloves In A Bottle is free of all parabens, phthalates, triclosan, sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfates (SLES), formaldehyde, toluene, propylene glycol, salicylates, gluten, latex, dairy, wheat, soy, peas, corn, animal products, animal testing, added fragrance, colorants, peanuts and all other nuts. 

Gloves In A Bottle is vegan, dermatologist tested and prescribed, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), cruelty free and every ingredient is on the FDA’s most safe list. Through a series of clinical studies conducted by independent labs and hospitals, it has been proven to be so safe it is approved for all staff use in hospitals, even in operating rooms. 

Gloves In A Bottle is available with or without SPF. It can be used on the hands, feet, body and even the face. It is available in a variety of sizes and discounts are available when ordering in bulk. Shop now at https://www.glovesinabottle.com/shielding-lotion-store

New Floor Prep Solution from USG Offers Low-Prep Moisture Control

Latest performance material from USG provides a low-prep moisture barrier for problematic concrete substrates

CHICAGO – Jun. 4, 2020 – With over a century of innovation in building product manufacturing, USG Corporation recently announced its latest addition to the Durock™ Brand line of floor prep products.

USG Durock™ Brand CoverPrep Moisture Vapor Reducer is a universal, low-prep moisture vapor barrier designed for use over concrete substrates. 

As a low-prep moisture vapor barrier, CoverPrep can address productivity concerns by not requiring mechanical preparation for most applications. This water-based epoxy is versatile, as it can cover adhesive residues, chemically abated slabs, asphalt-based products, vinyl tiles, terrazzo, and other well-bonded solid surfaces. 

This latest offering from USG Performance Flooring manages moisture levels up to 99% RH, pH levels up to 14, and moisture vapor emission rates up to 14 lbs. per ASTM F1869 with one coat, and up to 25 lbs. with a two-coat application.

For wet, problematic concrete substrates, USG Durock™ Brand CoverPrep ensures that your moisture problem is covered—learn more here.

Glass Mosaic Artist Allison Eden Studios Pivots Into Fashion With Face Mask Line

Yellow face mask with diamond design
Allison Eden Studios’ Mod Circles Face Mask uses a pattern derived from her mosaic tiles.

World-renowned interior design glass artist Allison Eden has repurposed vivid mosaic patterns for use in high fashion face mask line. Allison Eden’s colorful mosaic and mirror designs have been used in leading interior design projects throughout the world. “It was a natural pivot for our business,” Eden said. “My designs make people happy and I love fashion, so our face masks will hopefully brighten your day during these difficult times.”

Eden is a well known veteran of the tile and stone industry with over 20 years experience. Her custom mosaic line is represented through dealers in every major US city. Eden’s glass artwork can be found in hotels, restaurants, casinos and cruise ships. “Not many people know that i graduated FIT and started my career designing sportswear,” she said. “I’m so excited to re-enter the fashion business with my mosaic patterns and contribute to the battle against COVID-19.”

Allison Eden’s fashion face masks are currently available in 5 styles with more to be introduced June 1 on https://www.AllisonEdenFashion.com

More information on Allison Eden’s mosaic artwork for interiors, textiles, carpets, and wallpapers available at https://www.AllisonEden.com

ARTO unveils concrete, ceramic collections

The Echo Collection is a new design by Italian tile designer Giovanni Barbieri manufactured by ARTO in Los Angeles. The concrete line offers infinite motifs, decorative borders, and inlaid panels. The products in the Echo Collection can be combined with any of ARTO’s Roman tiles or pavers to make a custom aesthetic result. Echo Tiles are 1″ thick and can be mortar set in interior and exterior applications, including walls, floors, and vehicular applications. Echo Pavers are 2″ thick and can also be sand set for patios, walkways, pool decks, and driveways.

The Echo Collection is a new design by Italian tile designer Giovanni Barbieri manufactured by ARTO in Los Angeles

The Echo Collection includes relief pattern tiles and pavers as well as an assortment of individual tiles. The nine art deco inspired 3/4″ thick tile designs can be puzzled together to create a captivating hardscape or wall. The tile sizes are based around a 4″ x 4″ square. Choose from 22 colors or custom hues.

The Scirocco Collection features 32 ancient quad designs inspired by the Arabian desert and Southern Italy. The tiles are hand silk-screened in a way that looks time-worn and antique and are finished with hand-rubbed, rustic edges so each tile has its own personality and no two tiles are ever the same.

Scrirocco ceramic tiles by ARTO are only 3/8″ thick, freeze-thaw resistant and suitable for floors or walls.

At only 3/8″ thick, the thin nature of the ceramic Scirocco tiles allows them to be used adjacent to wood or porcelain. And because of the process in which the tiles are made, they are durable enough to be submerged in water or installed around heat.

The high-fire bodies are freeze thaw resistant and are ideal for floor and wall applications. This collection works with ARTO’s Studio Field trim and tile. Custom designs or custom color combinations can be made as well. These tiles can be used in wet areas, but if exposed to pool chemicals an overglaze must be added to the tiles. Various sizes are available, including 8×8″, 6×6″, and 4×4″.

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