Landmark Ceramics Presents Porcelain Pavers Installation over Pedestal

Information, suggestions and video regarding Frontier20 porcelain pavers installation over pedestal.

We are glad to inform you of Landmark Ceramics newly created video collection composing of 6 informative video clips regarding some of the most common installation methods for porcelain pavers of the Frontier20 collection. This 6 video collection will provide you with information, suggestions and recommendations for the different installation methods.

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Sponsor Product Spotlight: LATICRETEⓇ TRI-LITE™

LATICRETE TRI-LITE is a lightweight, high performance tri-purpose mortar designed for large and heavy tile, thin-bed and wall installations. Due to its lightweight formula and smooth, creamy consistency, a 30 lb bag provides the same coverage as a 50 lb bag of traditional mortar.

LATICRETE TRI-LITE can bond to many suitable substrates including concrete, steel and cement plaster. Its incredible non-sag performance is able to support very large and heavy tile with ease.

LATICRETE TRI-LITE can be used for common applications such as countertops, ceilings and bathtub walls. For more information, visit bwww.laticrete.com.

Crossville Launches Notorious Porcelain Tile Collection

Chic Concrete Style in Modern Hues and Sizes, Complimentary Sample Requests Welcome

Crossville, Tennessee – Crossville, Inc. has announced its latest porcelain tile collection, Notorious. The line is created with warm, neutral tones in the sophisticated look of concrete, delivering high impact design style and offering the strong technical performance expected of porcelain tile. Complimentary samples of the new product may be ordered on crossvilleinc.com.

“This line is all about inviting designers to mix and match to create their own surfacing solutions,” says Lindsey Waldrep, vice president of marketing. “From the range of colors, sizes, and trims—as well as the unpolished and honed finishes, Notorious offers lots of design alternatives.”

The line’s six colors cover a spectrum of neutral hues. The options—Femme Fatale, Private Eye, Sugar Daddy, Suspense, Leading Man and Film Noir—were developed for maximum versatility in modern design schemes.

Field tile size options include 24”x24”, 24”x 36”, 12” x12”, 12” x 24”. Plank sizes of 3”x15” and a mosaic mesh mounted on 12”x12” are also available. Bullnose and cove base are offered to complete installations. In addition to the unpolished finish offered for all field tile sizes, a honed finish is available for the 24”x24”, 24”x36”, 12”x12”, and 12”x24” options.

“Notorious was developed to coordinate beautifully with our recently launched wood-look Nest collection,” Waldrep explains. “When these two lines are combined, designers have even more ways to solve design challenges.”

As with all products produced at Crossville’s Tennessee manufacturing facilities, Notorious is made using third-party certified, sustainable processes and is Green Squared certified. The collection is recommended for interior floors, walls, countertops, and exterior walls in both residential and commercial applications.

For more information and sample ordering for the Notorious Collection, visit crossvilleinc.com.

LATICRETE Introduces 257 TITANIUM™, the Ultimate High-Performance Thinset Mortar

257 TITANIUM is the ideal choice for installing Gauged Porcelain Tile and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs

LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has introduced 257 TITANIUM™, a lightweight high-performance thinset mortar designed to function as the optimal choice for installing Gauged Porcelain Tile (GPT) and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs (GPTP) in commercial, residential and industrial applications.

“Gauged Porcelain Tile Panel installations can be challenging as the tile can be as large as 10 feet by five feet and obtaining maximum thinset coverage is critical. Due to its exceptional wetting out properties, superior transfer and 60 minute Open Time, 257 TITANIUM ensures maximum coverage and a high-strength bond that will not deteriorate over time,” said LATICRETE Senior Product Manager Jonathan Scott.

As a high performance product, 257 TITANIUM exceeds ANSI A118.15, the industry’s highest performance standard for a cementitious based adhesive mortar, providing worry-free interior, exterior or submerged installations. Additionally, 257 TITANIUM utilizes LATICRETE HYDROMATIC CURE CHEMISTRY™ which accelerates the hydration process to rapidly consume water in the system, allowing the material to cure in a predictable manner.

257 TITANIUM is silica sand-free which both reduces exposure to respirable silica and contributes to the easy-to-spread creamy consistency and ease of troweling.

Available in 25 pound (11.3 kilogram) bags in grey and white, 257 TITANIUM is a component of the LATICRETE Lifetime System Warranty providing one source, one warranty from the substrate to the grout.

Crossville, Inc. Announces Its Laminam by Crossville Collections Are ANSI A137.3 Compliant, Leads in ANSI Installation Standards

Officials with Crossville, Inc. recently announced that its Laminam by Crossville gauged porcelain tile panels are compliant with ANSI A137.3 standards. All collections in the full Laminam by Crossville catalog exceed the product performance measures defined in the ANSI standard.

According to Noah Chitty, Crossville’s director of technical services, the company sought the compliance not only to bolster the reputation of its own product lines but also support the burgeoning gauged porcelain tile panel category in the U.S. market.

“Crossville pursued the creation of a product standard to help ensure the stability of the gauged porcelain tile panel category. If lesser performing products are introduced into the marketplace without minimum specification standards, then there could potentially be failures that damage the overall product category,” Chitty states.

In addition to its focus on product standards, Crossville has also joined with other industry leaders in the development of the ANSI installation standard (ANSI A108.19) for gauged porcelain tile panels. The installation standard provides consistency in methodology—essential as more and more installers start training with these large tile panels. The installation standard defines the practices that will produce consistent outcomes when employed correctly, resulting in applications of the gauged porcelain tile panels that perform to expectation.

Chitty explains that the ANSI standards are essential in conveying gauged porcelain tile panels’ value proposition to specifiers who must be mindful of quality and cost when selecting materials.

“In a specification market, it is crucial that the designer, architect, contractor, and all parties involved are assured the products they use will offer the functionality and aesthetics required. By having standards for gauged porcelain tile panel products, our industry is helping to make sure that specifiers are truly getting what they expected,” Chitty summarizes.

The attaining of ANSI A137.3 is just the latest in Crossville’s longstanding commitment to the gauged porcelain tile panel category. The company was the first in the U.S. to add a complete line of products through its exclusive Laminam distribution agreement. In the years following, the company has created and hosted installation training programs that have resulted in hundreds of installers gaining the know-how to work with the products. Likewise, Crossville offers educational programs and resources for designers and specifiers so that they can use the creative solutions of gauged porcelain tile panels in commercial and residential projects.

“We’re excited to see more and more projects using our porcelain tile panels in beautiful, creative ways,” Chitty concludes. “The innovations are empowering designers to specify tile in ways never before possible.”

Sponsor Product Spotlight: LATICRETE® STRATA_MAT XT

As a recent addition to its uncoupling products portfolio, LATICRETE STRATA_MAT™ XT provides installers instant coverage verification, faster drying of mortar and a shorter time to grout. Composed specifically for ceramic tile and dimension stone installations, STRATA_MAT XT serves as an uncoupling layer and vapor management layer that accomodates moisture from beneath the tile covering to minimize floor height gain from tile installation materials. In addition, at 5/16″ (7.9 mm) thick STRATA_MAT XT helps to create an even transition between typical 1/4” to 3/8″ (3 to 9 mm) thick tile and 3/4″ (19 mm) thick hardwood flooring.

For more information, visit www.laticrete.com.

LATICRETE PERMACOLOR® Select

LATICRETE has recently launched PERMACOLOR® Select, which is an advanced high performance cement grout that offers the industry’s first dispersible dry pigment solution. Designed for virtually all types of residential and commercial installation, PERMACOLOR Select allows contractors and distributors to eliminate waste and carry product for five years – much longer than traditional grouts, which requires disposal after only one year.

Contractors gain increased productivity and time savings on the jobsite, with a faster time-to-grout and foot traffic permitted in as little as three hours when using PERMACOLOR Select.

Additionally, PERMACOLOR Select is easy to clean, meets UL GREENGUARD certification standards for low chemical emissions and is a component of the LATICRETE Lifetime System Warranty. For more information, visit www.laticrete.com.

Introducing DCM-PRO Mat: The new anti-fracture membrane by Warmup®

The DCM-PRO Floor Heating System from Warmup® combines anti-fracture protection, floor heating and WiFi controls. The innovative system from Warmup® provides high heat outputs for Primary Heating controlled by Warmup’s proprietary MyWarmup app. The system is comprised of a ¼” castellated membrane, the Warmup® DCM-PRO Heating Cable and Warmup® 4iE Thermostat. The full system comes with a 30-year warranty and is currently available in 63 countries. It will be available for purchase in the United States, Canada and Mexico in September 2017.

The DCM-PRO CABLE

The pre-spaced channels on the DCM-PRO Membrane make it easy to space and lay the DCM-PRO Cable evenly. Spacing must always be consistent throughout the installation, ensuring even heating throughout the floor. Cables can be spaced at 2, 3 or 4” for the highest flexibility in heat outputs, from Comfort Heating to Primary Heating. The DCM-PRO Cable is durable and flexible due to its ETFE inner jacket for high heat outputs and a PVC outer sleeve, for a smooth installation and protection of the cable.


The DCM-PRO MEMBRANE

The TCNA-tested DCM-PRO Membrane can be attached to wood and cement subfloors using any tile adhesive thanks to a patented design with Hydration Vents. The patented DCM-PRO design of the membrane allows for more adhesive to connect with the cable and thereby distribute the heat more evenly, leaving no hot and cold spots.

The membrane design is comfortable to work on and praised by tile professionals. Installers can use either modified or unmodified adhesives over the membrane to suit their installation needs. The DCM-PRO membrane can even be covered with self-levelling mortars (SLU’s) to allow installation of small format tiles and other floor types such as glue-down wood and LVT’s to be laid on top of the DCM-PRO System.

The unique design of the DCM-PRO Membrane protects the cable from mechanical damage caused by walking on the system, as well as any other possible harm to the system caused by buckets, tools or a trowel when tiling. This leads to a reduced risk of installation failures.

4iE THERMOSTAT

The 4iE® is quite simply the smartest line voltage thermostat on the market.

We designed it so you that wouldn’t have to use it. It can program itself using your smartphone location and the occasional override. The WiFi capability also allows you to vary your settings by zone. Don’t worry: your 4iE® will recommend the best setting for each room based on usage. Central heating systems are not efficient. You can’t be comfortable in the bedroom and the office if the thermostat is in the hallway. At Warmup®, we designed the 4iE® to allow you to zone your heating, set different comfort levels, and be able to manage all these zones from the MyWarmup app.

The 4iE® is designed to look great in both modern and traditionally styled homes, with high-gloss effect front faces, and bevelled chrome edges to reflect wall colors. A range of vinyl Overlays are available in bold colors and textured metal and wood effects. You can even use a custom photo to complement your wallpaper. The large color touchscreen can be customized with different themes and uploadable photo backgrounds. There’s even a 7-day local weather forecast icon built in.

BEST WARRANTY

The DCM-PRO Cable comes complete with a 30-Year Warranty and SafetyNet™ Installation Guarantee. The DCM-PRO Membrane has been rated as up to Heavy Commercial under the C627 Robinson test and has been tested by the Tile Council of North America to the ASTM 118.12 standards. For more information about Warmup® warranties, please click here.

For more information, please visit www.warmup.com

LATICRETE Introduces its enhanced DRYTEK® ​Skimcoat Premium Quality Underlayment

Improved formula and packaging provides an extended pot life and creamier consistency, as well as a tin tie re-sealable bag, reducing waste and increasing cost savings
LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has introduced its enhanced DRYTEK® Skimcoat fast-drying, premium quality underlayment. The improved formula can now hold more water, resulting in a creamier consistency for a smoother application and sleeker finish, as well as an extended pot life and easier troweling.
Additionally, the new DRYTEK Skimcoat packaging has been redesigned with a tin tie resealable feature that allows the product to be saved for additional uses,minimizing product waste and increasing cost savings for the installer. “When re-formulating DRYTEK Skimcoat, we improved its rapid-setting properties and ease of use to make it an ideal solution for today’s schedule-and budget-driven projects without sacrificing quality,” said Product Manager Christopher Brana. DRYTEK Skimcoat can be applied from skim depth to 1″ (25 mm) and the finished flooring can be installed as soon as 20 minutes after application.
“Thanks to the innovative, convenient packaging of DRYTEK Skimcoat, contractors no longer have to waste unused product and can simply reseal the bag  for later use, saving time and money. Additionally, the plastic, cube style container provides a more secure base on the jobsite and for later storage,” added Brana. Designed to meet UL GREENGUARD certification standards for low chemical emissions, the new DRYTEK Skimcoat can be utilized at high profile jobsites, including hospitals and schools.
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