DEWALT® Launches Jobsite WiFi Access Points

TOWSON, MD (November 30, 2017) – DEWALT® launches its Jobsite WiFi Access Points (DCT100) which are Made in the USA with global materials. First announced in May 2017 at ENR FutureTech, where leading construction teams learn about today’s innovative applications of technology, DEWALT Jobsite WiFi Access Points are built to withstand tough construction site conditions.

DEWALT Jobsite Wifi Access Point

Reliable internet access is a necessity on residential and commercial construction sites large and small. DEWALT Jobsite WiFi Access Points utilize the user’s existing ISP to provide jobsite wireless internet coverage. With an operating temperature of -4°F to 122°F, the Access Points are IP67 rated to protect against dust and water submersion. In addition, the Jobsite WiFi mobile app, coming soon, will provide detailed steps to guide users through the simple setup process without requiring a technician. With both vertical and horizontal mounting options, DEWALT Jobsite WiFi Access Points can be installed to a user’s optimal orientation on a carabiner, anchor, tripod, or wall mount (not included). As the jobsite changes and progresses, the DEWALT Jobsite WiFi Access Points self-heal and adapt, retaining connectivity on site and helping to keep users connected to their data.

DEWALT Jobsite WiFi Access Points provide increased productivity and profitability* by providing access to 3D models, construction software, RFI’s, change orders, punch lists, collaboration tools, and photo documentation. Each Access Point operates off of 120V AC power and provides WPA2 encryption via SSL interfaces for security.  For more information, visit dewalt.com/jobsitewifi.

 

*Based on actual case study findings.

 

 

Voguebay products well received at Total Solutions Plus: big sizes are in!

Voguebay had a successful Total Solutions was this year, being a Table Top exhibitor and seeing new faces and longstanding customers.
The company reports its products were very well received and it was encouraged by the product selection. From talking with distributors and clients, a few things stood out:
  • Big is in! Bigger tiles are everywhere and Voguebay is on track with a variety of size options from 16×16, 16×32, 32×32, 12×36, 24×36, & even a 30×60 tile!
  • 3D is more popular than ever. Voguebay’s range of 3D porcelains and a variety of mosaic options from glass, marble, to porcelain are available for a wide range of applications.
  • In an online world, service is still key. Voguebay now have reps spread all over the U.S., ready to provide the top notch service.

The company also is showing its four new lines of Italian porcelain, suitable for a variety of installations

  • Backstage features a contemporary concrete design with three different finishes for any application
  • Riviera is unrectified and available in a 16×24 to give a classic Italian tile look for the floor
  • Marblesque features stellar marble patterns and builds on the industry’s need for large tiles with sizes up to 30×60
  • Skystone enhances the natural beauty of limestone in a porcelain range available with a number of sizes and finishes to suit any taste
All the new porcelains lines are rated for commercial use.

Voguebay Marblesque

Mid-America Tile debuts Kronos for creative outdoor use

Kronos, from Mid-America Tile, is suitable for permanent flooring over existing hard surfaces such as terraces, pathways, swimming pool surrounds and rooftop decks.

Since the tiles can be installed on hard surfaces, such as concrete, sand and gravel screed, they offer endless opportunities for creative landscape design in both domestic and commercial settings.

Find out more at http://www.midamericatile.com.

Kronos Texwood grey (2)

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LATICRETE Ⓡ 257 TITANIUM™ is 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.
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Sponsor Product Spotlight: LATICRETE Ⓡ STONETECH Ⓡ

LATICRETE Ⓡ STONETECH Ⓡ surface care products are reliable, high performing and thoroughly tested, giving today’s savvy stone and tile professionals a competitive edge. Depending on the surface, natural stone, tile, grout and masonry can vary in porosity. PROTECT with a select range of STONETECH natural-look sealers in water-based or solvent-based solutions made for a range of porosity and surface types. CLEAN with specialized daily and heavy duty cleaning solutions designed for various tile and stone challenges. TRANSFORM with all-in-one enhancing sealers that protect and darken or add shine and restoration products that restore scratched or stained surfaces to a desired finish. To learn more about the STONETECH product line, please visit www.laticrete.com/stonetech.

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.

HYDRO BAN Board carries the LATICRETE Lifetime System Warranty and can be installed over wood or metal studded walls, masonry, brick and concrete. For more information visit, www.laticrete.com.

Sponsor Product Spotlight – LATICRETEⓇ SPECTRALOCK Ⓡ PRO

Now with even better stain resistance and non-sag performance on vertical installations, LATICRETE SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout produces the most color uniform, color accurate grout available today.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is designed for residential and commercial use on interior or exterior ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications. Ideal for re-grouting, this product is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet areas.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is available in a wide range of colors, including 40 traditional solid colors and many additional options using SPECTRALOCK DAZZLE which includes Gold, Silver, Copper, Mother-of-Pearl, and Glow-In-The Dark. For more information, visit www.laticrete.com.

 

Bosch GWS18V-45C 18V EC Brushless 4-1/2 in. Angle Grinder Has Day-to-Day Power in a Package That’s Connected Ready

Powerhouse cordless grinder includes advanced safety features as well

The Bosch GWS18V-45C 18V EC Brushless Connected-Ready 4-1/2 in. Angle Grinder delivers the convenience of cordless grinder operation with advanced user control. The grinder features an EC brushless motor that offers maximum efficiency and low maintenance, plus connected-ready capability that delivers next-generation control like maintenance review and performance notifications.

The Bosch GWS18V-45C grinder delivers outstanding performance, including metal cutting, thanks to the powerful EC Brushless motor design. This Bosch-exclusive design provides greater runtime and more power than similar cordless grinders with brushed motors. That means professionals can rely on a cordless grinder that delivers 10,000 no-load rpm, but doesn’t forego power in favor of maneuverability.

The grinder offers plug-in connected-ready capability by supplying an interface that works with the optional Bosch GCY30-4 Bluetooth® connectivity module. It provides next-generation user control by interfacing with the free Bosch Toolbox app on a mobile phone. Users can customize the grinder, changing the speed of the soft-start function, setting the brightness of the LED and receiving battery charge and KickBack Control status updates.

The grinder’s advanced electronics provide features including drop control, which shuts the tool off if dropped, and KickBack Control that shuts down the grinder’s motor should the tool become jammed. The grinder also has restart protection to prevent accidental start-up during battery insertion. Soft-start technology reduces start-up torque to ease into cuts.

“The Bosch GWS18V-45C grinder offers users the power they demand with additional safety and connectivity capabilities,” said Mike Iezzi, product manager, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. “In the grinder market, it’s not enough to have just great power or outstanding maneuverability alone. A great tool brings both to the table and that’s what the GWS18V-45C does.”

The grinder features a two-position Vibration Control side handle, which provides greater control than previous generation Bosch cordless grinders. It also makes operation of the grinder less fatiguing for the user. The side handle can switch from left to right for additional control and a slim soft-grip design provides additional user comfort.

To learn more about the Bosch Bosch GWS18V-45C angle grinder or to find a local dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out www.bethepro.com for additional tips and videos.

Bringing its Tile Offering to the Next Level: Artaic Launches New Product Line and Dealer Network with Acquisition of Terraferma

Artaic-Innovative Mosaic, designers and fabricators of custom, award-winning mosaic tile-work produced by its proprietary robots, has broadened its capabilities… again.

According to Dr. Ted Acworth, CEO Founder of Artaic, “We are pleased to announce that Artaic has acquired all assets of Terraferma USA, a firm specializing in large mosaic projects fashioned with high quality glazed porcelain and vitreous glass, and managed by seasoned tile industry professionals.”

Terraferma will maintain a separate identity under the Artaic company brand; President Emilio Garello becomes President of Terraferma by Artaic, while Terraferma’s founder, Gianni Meneghini, will assist Artaic as a strategic advisor.

By adding “Terraferma by Artaic,” Acworth’s firm is now able to offer a foundational running line – ideal for projects that demand sizable volumes of high-quality tile at competitive pricing. These new materials can be specified as “field tile” to be positioned alongside Artaic custom mosaic works throughout an entire construction project. Or, in conjunction with Artaic’s existing, comprehensive collection of stunning designs. “For years Artaic has been known for the beautiful centerpiece murals in a commercial or residential design, such as hotel lobbies”, says Acworth, “and now we can efficiently handle 500 hotel bathrooms as well.”

The addition of Terraferma also opens up the dealer/distributor channel to Artaic, and gets its custom mosaic solution work and design collections even more solidly entrenched into that arena.

“Terraferma delivers Artaic deep roots in the international mosaic tile market via its industry veterans,” Acworth continued. “Emilio and Gianni were looking to partner with an innovative mosaic provider. Specifically, one which could take their company to the next level in terms of design style and support and help them more aggressively expand a growing dealer network.  Together we will advance a shared commitment to exceptional quality, service and value. So, whether it’s fresh design collections, stunning custom work or unique running patterns at high volume, Terraferma by Artaic will deliver.

“We’ve hired all Terraferma’s staff members and will continue to operate the warehouse and production facility in Miami,” Acworth shared. “Our ultimate goal is frankly, to become the primary source synonymous with the word ‘mosaics.’  This acquisition brings Artaic closer to that objective, as we now offer virtually any solution relative to requests for the highest quality mosaic tile projects.”

Sponsor Product Spotlight – LATICRETEⓇ TRI-LITE™

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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, www.laticrete.com.

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