TEC®3N1™ Performance Mortar

TEC® 3N1™ Performance Mortar is ideal for installing heavy and large-format porcelain tiles on floors and walls. With no-sag, no-slump and slip resistance, this lightweight, polymer-modified mortar provides high performance, and superior troweling to help reduce fatigue.  TEC 3N1 Performance Mortar exceeds ANSI A118.4 and A118.11 shear bond specifications and provides 50 lbs. of coverage with only 30 lbs. of actual weight, is mold and mildew resistant, and allows an extended open time for maximum adjustability. tecspecialty.com.

TEC 3N1 Performance Mortar

MD Building Products Prova Board Pan Assembly Kit®

MD Building Products Inc. showed the PROVA BOARD PAN ASSEMBLY KIT®. The kit provides all of the components required to install and waterproof a tiled shower using PROVA-BOARD® Plus tile backer. Available in ABS and PVC, this cost-effective combination of backer and kit is perfect for new construction or projects where existing drywall or cement board needs to be replaced, and eliminates the two-step process of waterproofing membrane over cement board and/or drywall. www.provaproducts.com 

MD Building Products Prova Board Pan Assembly Kit

MAPEI’s Mapeguard® UM

MAPEI’s Mapeguard® UM is a lightweight, waterproofing and vapor pressure-equalizing underlayment that provides crack suppression under ceramic tile and stone installations, for both residential and commercial applications. It’s designed for use over challenging substrates, such as young concrete and single-layer 3/4″ (19 mm) plywood subfloors with joist spacing of up to 19.2″ (49 cm) on center. Uniquely engineered, it absorbs lateral stress from the substrate without transferring this force to the tile or stone, maintaining exceptional bonds.www.mapei.com. 

MAPEI Mapeguard UM

Daltile Panoramic Porcelain Surfaces

Daltile introduced Panoramic Porcelain Surfaces – the 10.5’ tall x 5’3” wide panel comes in 6 mm and 12 mm thicknesses. In stock in 8 locations around the country, it comes in polish or honed finish. In April, Daltile will launch training for working with the product in stone centers. Daltile also showed Woodbridge 4” x 28” glazed porcelain wood-look plank tile with a rounded edge, perfect for creating on-trend herringbone and chevron patterns. In four colors. www.daltile.com

Daltile Panoramic Porcelain Surface

Daltile Woodbridge

Crossville Simpatico Design Solutions™

Crossville showed Simpatico Design Solutions, a sister to Color By Numbers. This wall tile comes in 6” x 24” and 12” x 24” in satin and gloss finishes. Five neutral shades, four colored gloss accents and four white textured patterns, with 3” x 24” single bullnose. Also new is Nest porcelain stone in seven colors and Olive and Oak wood grain finishes. Available in 6” x 36”, 8” x 36”, 3” x 15” and 1” x 6” mosaics with bullnose and cove base. www.crossvilleinc.com. 

Crossville’s Simpatico

Nest by Crossville

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