Island Stone introduces Cobbles

0915-islandstoneIsland Stone introduces Cobbles in the popular Level Pebble look in the company’s unique range of Indonesian marbles. This new line is comprised of six novel variations of stones and blends that encompass beige, tan, and grey tones and blends that easily match with natural stone or porcelain tiles. Combining the appealing natural curve of pebbles with a smooth flat marble surface, Cobbles achieves a truly singular look. Simple, yet distinctive, Cobbles are an excellent choice for residential floors in bathrooms and kitchens, while equally a good option for larger scale commercial surfaces.


Maniscalco introduces “Bricks” from its Barossa Valley Glass™ Collection

0915-maniscalcoManiscalco, the Australian-rooted designer and wholesaler of high-quality glass, stone and metal decorative tiles, has introduced “Bricks” from its Barossa Valley Glass™ Collection. These remarkably stunning design patterns, offering a true “wow factor,” are manufactured using state-of-the-art, waterjet technology to ensure precise tolerances when individual pieces are put together. With Bricks, waterjet-cut stone and glass have been combined to create a totally unique statement in design. Barossa Valley Bricks marries crackle glass with a thin offset linear pattern in three colorways. Piece size is 5/8” x 4” and sheet size is 11-3/4” x 11-3/4”.


Decotal introduces Metal Wallpaper Tiles

0915-decotalDecotal introduces the 3rd generation of its Metal Wallpaper Tiles. The result of a long R&D process, The main new features include:

All-aluminum alloy, which is ultra lightweight (only 1.6Kg per square meter/0.35 lbs per sq. ft.) and easy to cut and handle, making tiles suitable for DIY projects.

  • A new and improved polymeric coating – better scratch resistance and better look and feel.
  • More than 50 colors.
  • Fast production cycles (7-14 days).
  • Retail prices reduced by up to 40%.
  • Metal Wallpaper Tiles can be installed on any flat surface with silicone adhesive or even double-sided adhesive tape.


CBP publishes CUSTOM® Commercial Installations Systems Guide

custom_logoCustom® Building Products recently published the CUSTOM® Commercial Installation Systems Guide, an inspirational resource for architects, specifiers, designers and contractors. The CUSTOM Commercial Installation Systems Guide provides guidance on how to confidently select the right system of surface preparation, setting, grouting and care products for tile projects across a variety of applications including healthcare, hospitality, commercial kitchens, retail, transportation, entertainment, commercial, instuitional, government and public works.

The CUSTOM Commercial Installation Systems Guide features detailed information on its products and systems in the context of specific building types or end-use applications, including typical challenges like high point loads, extreme soil situations, fast track timelines; how to qualify for CUSTOM’s System Warranties; CUSTOM Build Green® and CUSTOM Emerald System®; CUSTOM Project References throughout North America for each category; CUSTOM’s Commercial Architectural Representative team and more. All product recommendations are based on ANSI standards. Architects, specifiers, designers and contractors can download a copy of the CUSTOM Commercial Installation Systems Guide at or request a hard copy by calling 800- 272-8786 extension 9536.


Ege Seramik’s Magma collection

0915-ege-seramikEge Seramik’s Magma collection of glazed porcelain tile uses cutting-edge techniques, to create the realistic look of solidified molten lava. Available in three natural earth tone colors (Sand, Copper and Charcoal) and four sizes (13”x13”, 18”x18”, 12”x24” and 18”x36” together with 2”x2” mosaics), highly durable Magma is ideal for both interior and exterior residential and commercial applications for floors and walls.


eTape16 digital measuring tool

0915-etapeeTape16™ is a feature-rich digital measuring tool for homeowners and professionals. Designed by a professional builder and MIT graduate, eTape16 has a traditional metal blade, available in U.S., Metric, or U.S. and Metric markings plus a large, easy-to-read digital readout that is accurate to 1/16” or 1 mm. Push a button to read the measurement easily in inches, feet, fractions, and decimals, and convert to metric. It toggles between outside measurement of the blade length alone and inside measurement, which automatically adds the 3” width of the tape measure case to the readout. eTape16 has three built-in memories: “hold,” which retains a measurement even after the blade has withdrawn into the case, and two long-term memories that will retain readings even after the tape shuts off and until they are overwritten. There is also a function that automatically calculates the center point of a measurement. Finally, the re-zero function lets you measure the distance from a previously measured point without withdrawing the blade. This is ideal for measuring intervals without having to re-anchor the end of the blade for each measurement. The tape operates on a CR2032 coin battery that can last for up to 64 hours of continuous use.


Florida Tile names AlavaHDP after region in Spain

0915-floridaFlorida Tile has named the AlavaHDP line after a region in Northwestern Spain, known for its rugged rocky landscape and tradition of being one of the most productive logging centers of southern Europe. The tile combines wood and stone looks into a single product line, within the same color. Each color comes in 12”x 12”, 12” x 24”, 6” x 24” and 8” x 36” formats. The 12” x 12” and 12” x 24” tiles have a roughly hewn stone graphic with a high shade variation and a slightly distressed surface texture. The 6” x 24” and 8” x 36” sizes feature the same color tones, but present a rustic reclaimed wood graphic, complete with nail holes, worn-in stains and a soft wood grain texture. AlavaHDP is Made in the USA of 40% pre-consumer recycled content, is GREENGUARD® and Porcelain Tile Certified, and meets the new DCOF AcuTest requirements to be installed in wet areas.


Emser offers Formwork

0915-emserEmser offers Formwork, a state-of-the-art re-creation of concrete in glazed porcelain, available in 16” x 32” and 12” x 24” sizes. Its industrial, avant-garde look is at the forefront of design and is realized using HD technology. Formwork is complemented by its cool, elegant coloring.


Electrical Rough-in Kits from WarmlyYours

0915-wyWarmlyYours Radiant Heating has developed two Electrical Rough-in Kits that include the ideal-sized junction box as well as other necessary items for safely and properly installing a floor-heating thermostat. Both kits feature a spacious 4” x 4” dual gang box, which offers several advantages: allows air to circulate, preventing overheating; easier wiring with more room to maneuver; and mitigates the possibility that wires may touch and short out. Choose an eight-piece kit with conduit to install and connect a thermostat with an electric radiant heating system in accordance with the National Electric Code, or a four-piece kit without conduit for professional thermostat installation in projects in which the local electrical code does not require conduit for the low-voltage sensor wire or the power leads. Items included in the kits also can be purchased separately for those who already own some of the parts.


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