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.

Sponsor Product Spotlight: LATICRETEⓇ HYDRO BANⓇ BOARD

LATICRETE® HYDRO BAN® Board is a lightweight, easy to install, ready to tile wall board designed for bonded tile or stone installations. It is made with a waterproof high-density extruded polystyrene core and a waterproof membrane on both sides to give triple protection from water and vapor intrusion. Available in thicknesses from ¼” to 2” HYDRO BAN Board can be used on walls, floors, ceilings and in many installations requiring dimensionally sound and stable substrates as well as in steam rooms and steam showers. HYDRO BAN Board does not contain cement, fiberglass or paper products and will not cause itching or create messy cement debris during installation. No tab washers are required for floor and wall installations when using HYDRO BAN Board Screws.

For more information, visit www.laticrete.com.

Landmark Ceramics presents True: the authentic feeling of natural wood look in porcelain tile

     This collection of porcelain stoneware tiles offers the simple and elegant look of natural newly cut wood, with no wear or machining marks. It is a sincere material for clean, orderly surfaces, with a genuine graphic pattern giving a feeling of authenticity and sophistication.
The True collection is sincere and natural for use in rooms to create a welcoming and delicate atmosphere that is perfect for a contemporary style that sees relaxation as a lifestyle. The surfaces provide warmth and a fresh tactile feeling of natural material.

Click here to discover True!

RUBI ZERO DUST, An Innovative System to Improve On-Site Working Conditions

After many months of work and exhaustive tests in third-party labs, RUBI is launching the ZERO DUST line of tile saws. These are the first electric tile cutters certified in compliance with the most rigorous health and prevention regulations in the construction industry.

The new tile saws with the ZERO DUST system drastically reduce airborne dust and water, preventing diseases related to inhaling silica dust.

This type of protection is already mandatory in Northern European countries and it will be enforced in coming years for the rest of Europe and USA. The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), which acted as the certification body, and RUBI has worked together for years to improve the working conditions for tile installers worldwide.

All the RUBI DC, DS, DX and DR lines of tile saws will start including the ZERO DUST system. Besides improving the working conditions, this innovative mechanism reduces water consumption while cutting, which minimizes downtime caused by refilling the water tank. The ZERO DUST system is likely to be greatly appreciated by RUBI users and is expected to boost one of RUBI’s highly successful product ranges.

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 accommodates 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.

Sponsor Product Spotlight: LATICRETE NXT Product Line

The porous nature of concrete slabs allows significant flow of moisture vapor — enough to cause disastrous results to flooring applications installed above them. Easily prepare and protect your installation from water vapor transmission with LATICRETENXT self leveling, skim coat and vapor reduction products.

Included in the line is the new and improved NXT Skim premium quality, fast-drying, cement-based underlayment designed for skim-coating, smoothing and leveling prior to floor covering applications. The improved formula holds more water, resulting in a creamier consistency for a smoother application and sleeker finish, as well as an extended pot life and easier troweling.

Additional products in the NXT line include NXT Level Plus,  NXT Level, NXT Primer, NXT Embossing Admin, NXT Patch and NXT Vapor Reduction Coating. For more information visit www.laticrete.com.

EGE SERAMIK INTRODUCES “PICCOLO.” WHIMSICAL, SENSIBLE DESIGNS IN PORCELAIN

Ege Seramik has developed another state-of-the-art porcelain tile collection offering opportunities to give ordinary tile installations… customized “looks”.

The PICCOLO Collection is a pressed, glazed porcelain tile is comprised of an 8”x8” white field tile with two whimsical decorative tile motifs available (mixed palette or black and white).

Its industrious qualities as a durable, hard-wearing tile… plus the ease of maintenance make PICCOLO ideal for both residential and commercial applications; indoors and out.  By interspersing both field and decorative tiles, PICCOLO can transform any floor or wall into a work of art. Each tile is meticulously created via Ege Seramik’s cutting-edge ink jet technology.

The entire collection of Piccolo can be found here

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