Bosch’s 1,200-Lumen Connected LED Area Light Brings Bluetooth to the Jobsite

Controlling an area light shining over the entire jobsite can be tricky when it’s strapped to the rafters. That’s why Bosch is introducing the future of connected lighting. The Bosch GLI18V-1200C 18V Connected LED Area Light with Bluetooth® offers users full control over the smart light using a mobile device. Pros can now turn the light on and off remotely, dim the light to the desired brightness, put it on a timer and even check the battery – all from the free Bosch Toolbox App.

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The Bosch GLI18V-1200CN is not only smart, but comes packed with features to withstand the most rugged jobsite conditions. Along with the area light’s protective roll cage, the tool’s IP64-rated cover is resistant to dust and water damage. Plus, it has five setup positions so pros can find the ideal angle to effectively illuminate a large work area.

The light produces 1,200 lumens, which is enough to illuminate dark work areas like corners or rooms. Despite its power, the GLI18V-1200C is compact enough to be a carry-along area light. It also has a fade-in function, allowing the light to slowly increase to full brightness to lessen the chances of temporary “flash blindness.”

In addition, the cordless Bosch GLI18V-1200C is a light that lasts through the day. It works with the rechargeable Bosch 18V system to provide outstanding runtime. The light intensity is adjustable, with a lower, dimmed mode setting for longer runtime – up to 17.3 hours on a CORE18V 8.0 Ah battery (not included). At 1,200 lumens, it provides 10.6 hours on the Bosch 8.0 Ah battery.

“Bosch is always looking to create a smarter, more efficient jobsite, and the new 1,200-lumen smart light does just that,” said Charlie Chiappetta, product manager, Bosch Power Tools. “Not only does the GLI18V-1200C make it easier than ever to illuminate an entire jobsite at the touch of a button, the CORE18V battery gives it enough juice to last throughout the workday, even at its brightest setting.”

The free Bosch Toolbox App, which is available at the Apple App Store® or the Google Play® Store, works with  both Android and Apple devices and allows connection to the area light from up to 100 ft. away via Bluetooth.

The Bosch GLI18V-1200C LED Area Light is a bare tool; the battery and charger are sold separately.

To learn more about the Bosch GLI18V-1200CN 18V Connected LED Area Light with Bluetooth® or to find a local dealer, visit or call 877-BOSCH-99.

About Bosch

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 34,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2017. According to preliminary figures, in 2017 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit, and

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 78 billion euros ($88 billion) in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 62,500 associates in research and development.

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Bosch in North America

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit and

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American diverse power tool and accessories businesses into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. Located throughout North America as part of the global power tools division, Bosch associates maintain a legacy of world-class design, manufacture and sale for power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories and measuring tools. For more information, call toll-free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit

Emser Tile Introduces New Wall Tile Program

Emser Tile, the leading designer, marketer and producer of the world’s finest tile and natural stone, launched its Wall Program initiative with 18 porcelain and ceramic collections that demonstrate the dynamic design qualities of wall tile.

The Wall Program features a mix of popular Emser Tile collections as well as new, design-forward patterns for a broad range of styles. From three-dimensional geometric shapes and metallic and gloss finishes, to the classic subway tile, these series pair elevated design with trusted durability for residential and commercial backsplashes, accent walls and statement floor-to-ceiling installations in any interior space.

“Walls provide a dynamic surface to explore materials, pattern and finish,” shares Crista Tekstra, senior brand manager for Emser Tile. “At Emser Tile, we challenge ourselves to bring a unique point of view to wall tile, and we hope our Wall Program inspires designers to be creative with material choices on this plane.”

Emser Tile’s Wall Program features the following collections, among others:

Nuovo: Nuovo illustrates undeniable glamour and sophistication through form and texture in a glazed ceramic wall tile. Distinct large-scale geometry is amplified with small-scale etched details to refract light and complement other textures. Four patterns, each in large format panels, add dimensionality to luxurious design statements or subtle backdrops. Available in 12-inch by 35-inch tiles.

Motif: Motif rediscovers the ebb and flow of decorative patterns found in visual art. A delicate lace overlay defines this glazed ceramic subway tile collection. With a selection of neutrals, the collection’s understated texture and glossy finish combine to create a unique aesthetic. Available in 4-inch by 35-inch tiles.

Vertigo: Vertigo’s sleek patterns and soft colors coordinate to create a contemporary look. Patterns include plain, linear and chevron. Its unique size and glossy appearance give vertigo a sophisticated and modern edge. Available in 10-inch by 30-inch tiles.

Artwork: Artwork is a fashionable large format glazed ceramic wall tile in an eye catching hexagon and wave patterned surface. Available in contemporary colors, Artwork is perfect for your residential or commercial spaces. Available in 12-inch by 35-inch tiles.

Place2B: Place2B is a brick-shaped tile offered in both satin and metallic finishes. It’s classic shape and texture allow for the creation of unlimited design solutions. Available in 2-inch by 10-inch tiles.

About Emser Tile LLC – Emser Tile is the largest privately held designer and marketer of tile and natural stone products in the United States. Our principal offering includes an extensive line of ceramic, porcelain, natural stone and decorative products to service the design and product needs of our customers. Our products are distributed nationally through a company-owned network of local sales and service locations. The company’s products are used extensively in new home construction, remodel applications as well as commercial projects including multi-family housing, hospitality, shopping centers, office buildings and educational facilities. For more information, please visit and follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest @EmserTile.

Antolini Exudes Sentiments of Tranquility and Grace with Quarzite Charme


Antolini introduces the latest stone, Quarzite Charme.


Quarzite Charme

In an expression of natural elegance, Quarzite Charme exudes sentiments of tranquility and grace as tiers of feathered textures span the body of this Exclusive Stone. Winged strokes of layered quartzite capture the essence of serenity in a mélange of pearly ivory hues and sensual undertones.  An even balance of gentle form and flamboyant brushes are captured in a composure that is subtle as a delicate breeze. This stone represents a truly remarkable signature of Haute Nature through an alluring style and refined interior experience.

Rooted in over 60 years of experience, Antolini has constantly evolved as the leader of innovation with technology and development in natural stone processing – without forgetting the importance of quality. Synonymous with excellence and exclusivity, Antolini processes and markets natural stones, bringing out their innate beauty through the concept of Haute Nature by a designer who has provided the world with the most artful creations: Mother Nature.

FILA Solutions offers Innovative Solution to Cement Grout Haze … a Tiling Revolution

FILA Solutions, a leader in the manufacturing of surface treatment, protection and maintenance products for ceramic tile and natural stone, will debut its latest cleaning treatment innovation, INSTANT REMOVER, during Coverings 2019, April 9-12, 2019 at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

The patent-pending, INSTANT REMOVER is an “immediate cleaner” for fresh cement grout used with porcelain, ceramic, glass mosaic and quarry tile; including large format. It is the only product of its kind that can be used for both removing grout haze on the front (avoiding the “picture frame effect”)… and, for cleaning the back of tile prior to installation. With INSTANT REMOVER, there is no need for rinsing; use indoors and out, for floors and vertical surfaces.

Effective enough for grout with additives, INSTANT REMOVER eliminates residue during installation… before it has cured.  It is safe for the environment, as it does not emit harmful fumes. And, INSTANT REMOVER will not damage grout joints or corrode metal trims, such as steel or aluminum.

Meet the FILA experts at Coverings Booth #3134. In addition to all of the above, FILA Solutions will conduct a “how-to” demonstration on Coverings Live Installation Demonstration Stage, Booth #3158 on Friday, April 12th at 10:50am.  Expo attendees can see exactly how to work with this new innovative product and try the tiling revolution for themselves.

For more information, call FILA Chemicals USA Corp at 305-513-0708 or visit


About Fila Solutions:

FILA (Fabbrica Italiana Lucidi ed Affini) has achieved international recognition for excellence in providing highly technical, easy-to-use protection and care treatment systems for all surfaces. A family-owned yet strategically structured, managerial company, FILA has become a large international group always maintaining strong core values. With an eye on the future, FILA offers optimal answers to the needs of every client, consistently staying ahead of the market. That’s just one reason why FILA has been endorsed as “#1” by 250 of the world’s leading tile and stone producers. For more information, click on

ARDEX Press Release – Launch of ARDEX P 4

ARDEX Americas’ commitment to innovation continues with the introduction of ARDEX P 4™ Pre-Mixed, Rapid-Drying, Multipurpose Primer.

ARDEX P 4 is specifically formulated for use prior to the installation of ARDEX Tile & Stone mortars as well as most ARDEX self-leveling underlayments. It offers a textured surface for the optimal bond over most common substrates. The unique consistency of ARDEX P 4 virtually eliminates drips and splatters and dries in as little as 30 minutes.

For use over a wide variety of substrates, ARDEX P 4 provides outstanding coverage at 300 sq. ft. (27.8 sq. m) per gallon. Available in two convenient sizes (1-gallon and 3.5-gallon), ARDEX P 4 is ready to use for any priming application.

“ARDEX P 4 offers excellent versatility with the ability to be used under ARDEX Tile & Stone products and most ARDEX Self Leveling Underlayments.” says Russ Gaetano, ARDEX Senior Marketing Manager, Tile & Stone Installation Systems. “It is ideal for tile over tile installations and its convenience, consistency and rapid drying make it a real stand-out!”

ARDEX P 4 is now available for purchase at ARDEX professional distribution partners throughout North America.

For more information on ARDEX Americas, please visit or call       1-888-512-7339 to find a distributor near you.

A Global Innovation Leader in High Performance Specialty Building Materials:

Recognized by installation experts, ARDEX is a global leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of high-performance specialty building products for all aspects of substrate preparation, floor covering, tile and stone installation systems and architectural concrete systems for commercial and residential applications. A family owned company, the ARDEX Group leads through local customer interaction striving for excellence in all that we do.

Neo Angle Shower Tray Part of Schluter Expansion

Neo angle shower bases are very common in situations where space is at a premium and the homeowner wants a quality tiled shower.  These spaces previously required installation of a custom mortar bed, or the use of a square shower tray with one corner cut off.  The new Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-TT neo angle tray is customized for this situation.  It includes an off-center drain placement so the drain is not situated where the user stands in the shower.  It also has a consistent perimeter height (1-1/32”), something that was not possible when cutting off the corner of a square tray.  This tray is part of a series of six different trays with reduced perimeter heights to facilitate the construction of curbless shows.

At the same time, Schluter-Systems is introducing four additional prefabricated, sloped trays for showers with the KERDI-DRAIN point drain and one for KERDI-LINE linear drain. These additional shapes and sizes bring the total number of unique shower trays offered by Schluter to 22.

This growth in options will make it much easier for homeowners and construction professionals to choose a tray that suits the size of the shower they are building.  All Schluter shower trays will continue to feature integrated KERDI waterproofing on the top of the tray.  All shower areas must be made completely waterproof before tiles are installed, so trays with the waterproof membrane pre-installed remove a step from the construction process. The pre-installed waterproofing on these shower trays is easily integrated with Schluter drains and waterproof walls to construct a completely waterproof and vapor-tight environment.

The following shower trays are included in the new line-up offered by Schluter-Systems:

For KERDI-DRAIN Point Drain:

  • Neo-angle tray with off-center drain placement: 38” x 38”
  • With center drain placement: 48” x 60”, 60” x 60”
  • Reduced height with center drain placement: 32” x 38”, 36” x 48”

For KERDI-LINE Linear Drain with perimeter drain placement: 36” x 55”

The 6 new shower trays will be available March 1 and are being shown in the Schluter booth at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) February 19-21 in Las Vegas.

About Schluter®-Systems
Schluter®-Systems products are specifically designed for the tile industry to ensure that installations maintain integrity and durability. The company’s product line includes over 4,000 items, including tile trims, uncoupling membranes, waterproof building panels, shower systems, and most recently thin-set mortar.  Schluter-Systems is renowned for its state-of-the-art technology with attention to detail for highly functional and visually appealing results.  For more information, visit

Motawi Female Cardinal takes flight in Charley Harper Collection

Motawi’s newest addition to its Charley Harper by Motawi collection is here! The Female Cardinal is a wonderful complement to the collection and completes the pair with the original, 4×4 Male Cardinal.

This tile is great on its own or as a set with its fellow cardinal in a frame. Already have the Male Cardinal and want the framed set? You can order the double 4×4 frames, which are are available for purchase separately through the website here! Tiles and frames are available online as well as in the retail gallery.


Upcoming events at Motawi include:

March 9th | Glaze-A-Tile Workshop
April 13th | Glaze-A-Tile Workshop
May 4th | Motawi Spring Mega Sale

Anatolia Tile + Stone launches contemporary concrete, Industria

Toronto, Canada: February 25, 2019 – Industria is the newest porcelain collection from Anatolia Tile & Stone. This unique concrete look was born in the streets, the product of an urban industrial center where utility, function, dependability and practicality rule. Worn, consumed, used, revived, reused, modern, the Industria series is all of these. A design infused with the intricacies of individual aggregate, weathered over time is the soul of this modern large-format collection. Concrete is strong and reliable, but it also has a character that can be molded and formed. Inspiration that comes from a modern design aesthetic can be envisioned and brought to life.

Using an intricately-design mold, each surface in this unique line blends a premium color body porcelain with a distinct texture of a worn and used concrete that is both natural in feel like a true worn material, but soft to the touch and unabrasive. This texture creates a value that separates it from the competition and elevates the line at the centerpiece of a new commercial collection.

Designed entirely in-house by Anatolia’s creative team, the palette is delivered in a contemporary range of four colors; Zinc (ivory), Lithium (light grey), Chromium (dark grey) and Graphite (black). Natural earthy tones present a palette that will marry any eclectic contemporary industrial style. Highlighting the spirit of the line, the graphic variation has a movement that blends light and dark details and shadows across each face.

All colors are available in large-format sizes 24”x48”, 32”x32”, 24”x24” and 12”x24” and all rectified, along with bullnose 3”x24” and 2”x2” mosaics. Industria color body rectified porcelain tile is frost resistant, passes DCOF and can be installed in wet areas as well as both interior and exterior applications. A full suite of merchandising displays and catalogs are also available.

For more information visit

The Black Pearl Collection from Ege Seramik is a Real Treasure

Ege Seramik’s state-of-the-art technology creates an amazing modern surface, which adds shimmer, shine and the look of texture to transform the ordinary into, extraordinary with its new BLACK PEARL COLLECTION.  Available in sizes 12×24, 24×24 and 24×48, the collection features a 12×24 Deck Mosaic Mix to create a truly mesmerizing design.

Both field and mosaic tiles come in one color, Anthracite; which boasts a black and silver sheen with a hint of bronze.

Ege Black Pearl

“Black Pearl is designed to mimic the dramatic effects and contrasting colors created during the aging of metal.” stated Alp Er, General Manager of Ege Seramik USA. “This Collection has the strong, durable physical properties of Ege Seramik’s porcelain tiles-partnered with the ‘natural’ beauty of metal and the elements. A truly sophisticated designed tile which offers scratch resistance, Black Pearl is perfect for all indoor and outdoor applications.”

The Black Pearl Collection comes in both Matte and Lappato finishes, ideal to mix and match on floors, walls, entryways, staircases, verandas and more.

Attendees of COVERINGS 2019 will be able to see all of Ege Seramik’s Collections at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, April 9-12, 2019 at Booth #3061. For more information, visit or call (678) 291-0888.



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