USG Fiberock® Tile Backerboard and Underlayment are made from 97% recycled content. Ideal under tile, stone, vinyl, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring and carpeting, the products’ uniform composition provides strength and water resistance. The superior tile bond is three times the industry standard. USG Fiberock® Tile Backerboard and Underlayment are free of resins, adhesives, and solvents that might stain a vinyl floor and provide a smooth, flat, paintable surface for wall applications. The products are easy to cut, fasten and install. www.usg.com/tileandflooring
Daltile’s Cotto Contempo is as expansive as it is stunning. This gorgeous, upscale glazed porcelain marries a bold cotto look with elements of cracked cement. Equally at home in an urban loft or country villa, Cotto Contempo’s contemporary, large-format tiles are a great choice for floors, walls, countertops and more. With its earthy, dimensional hues and multi-faceted color variance, Cotto Contempo offers stunning, modern style in four colors to indoor and outdoor spaces. Cotto Contempo is composed of over 50% pre-consumer recycled materials, allowing designers to select a product that will help obtain LEED credits.
Crossville’s Gotham porcelain tile line is inspired by the urban strength and utility of sidewalks, subways and superstructures. Gotham’s appearance captures the detailed subtleties of concrete’s aggregate surface, nuanced across all six of the collection’s foundational colors and enhanced by the unpolished finish. The six color options range from lighter to dark tones: Lamp Post, Penthouse, Clock Tower, Main Line, Dockside, and Pavement. The two calibrated field tile size options include 12”x24” and 2”x6” formats, with a 4”x24” bullnose trim and a 6”x12” cove base. This calibrated product is an excellent choice for value-conscious design projects such as interior floors, walls, countertops, and exterior walls in both residential and commercial applications. Gotham is made in Crossville’s Tennessee facilities using third-party certified, sustainable processes, is Green Squared® Certified, and contains a minimum 4% recycled content. www.crossvilleinc.com
Florida Tile’s Rhyme line was inspired by the textural richness and simplicity of traditional linen fabric. This linen look pairs beautifully with natural stone, glass and other elements. Through an innovative design process, Florida Tile replicates the fragile texture of fabric in the surface of Rhyme, with a special punch and graphics that imitate the subtle tone-on-tone effect in 12” x 24” format. Included in the collection are two 12” mosaics, 1” x 6” and three Roman-patterned multicolored blends, plus a full bullnose package for each of the five colors. Rhyme is made in the USA of 40% pre-consumer recycled content and is GREENGUARD® and Porcelain Tile Certified. www.floridatile.com
Florim USA introduces Charleston glazed porcelain, a wood look tile that enlivens applications from restaurants to stores to a country home or modern abode.
The white finish adds a charming, aged touch. Made in the USA and available in four colorways (multicolor, grey, white, and timber – a brown tone), Charleston comes in a unique 3” x 36” size that brings a shabby chic look to walls and floors, with 18” x 36” and 24” x 48 flag deco and 3”x 18” bullnose trim. Charleston is made with 40% recycled content. www.florimusa.com
Oneir Solutions helps tile and flooring companies stem losses and manage both retail and wholesale sides of the business. Oneir Solutions Inc. is a provider of scalable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that efficiently manages key business functions for tile and flooring companies through one shared information database. The custom software runs on a modern-day Linux operating system, making it more capable of meeting the specific needs of the company. The software includes modules that provide added capabilities to cover additional business areas and automate functions that had previously been performed manually. Because it works on Windows workstations where staffers make entries at the sales counter, in the warehouse, and in the back office, there is little need for re-training.
With Oneir, managers can check stock, sales, and know what is going on in all locations and areas of the business up to the minute. The software’s order-taking and invoicing capabilities can be used to control costs and run both the wholesale and retail sides of the business with one package. By upgrading to Oneir, companies avoid shipment errors and can recover more than a year’s wages.
Lackmond Stone, offers the new Lackmond PRM Series Granite Turbo Blade. The Lackmond PRM Series Granite Turbo blade is designed for cutting granite, marble, engineered stone and other hard natural stone. It is engineered with premium diamonds and a specially designed diamond matrix with narrow cutting flutes. The narrow flutes allow for an aggressive, clean, chip-free cut.
Lackmond’s PRM Series Granite Turbo Blades are among the fastest, most aggressive cutting blades on the market. They are available in 4-1/2”, 5”, 6” and 7” and can be used dry or wet. www.lackmondstone.com
SunTouch WarmWire® Electric Floor Heating Cables Provide a Versatile Choice for a Wide Range of Applications
SunTouch recently enhanced its WarmWire floor heating cables that use an electric wire to heat floors in bathroom, entryways, and kitchens. An affordable alternative to radiant heated mats, WarmWire provides the flexibility to install easily around curves, angles and cut-outs to fit rooms of all shapes and sizes.
Contractors can install WarmWire using self-leveler or thin-set, whichever they prefer, when WarmWire is secured using CableStraps. Recent enhancements give WarmWire a lower profile, allowing less thin-set or self-leveler to be used during installation.
WarmWire is compatible with a variety of uncoupling membranes designed for use with heating wire. An installer can vary the wire spacing in these uncoupling membranes to reach a desired heat output. WarmWire comes with a 25-year warranty.
SunTouch offers a full line of products to meet indoor and outdoor floor warming and ice melting project needs. For more information visit suntouch.com
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SunTouch, a Watts Water Technologies company, provides a wide range of electric floor heating and snow melting products that are widely used in residential, commercial, and institutional projects to create comfortable, warm, safe, inviting spaces. With more than 30 years of experience in radiant heating, SunTouch offers quality products, simple design services, and world-class support.
BloodSTOP is a must-have product for every construction site. Initially developed for use by surgeons in the operating room, BloodSTOP is available on shelves at drug stores nationwide. BloodSTOP is a biocompatible, non-irritating, woven matrix of fibers made from natural plant compounds. When applied to a wound, BloodSTOP quickly absorbs blood and other body fluids and transforms into a gel to seal the wound with a protective transparent layer. The gel creates a coagulation tower over the wound that stops bleeding and creates ideal conditions for wound healing. http://www.lifescienceplus.com/bloodstop/general-gauze
Imagine Tile has partnered with award-winning American décorateur ensemblier Guillaume Gentet to introduce his debut tile design, Trellis. The three-toned 8” x 8” scale features a large-scale lattice pattern in alternating dark and light hues that can be customized in terms of color variations and size. Trellis has already been installed in several projects, including a residential kitchen in the Hamptons and the main communal kitchen of Hope Lodge in New York City, a center that offers lodging at no cost for cancer patients being treated in Manhattan. Gentet remodeled the kitchen pro bono and Imagine Tile donated 800 sq. ft. of tile for the floor and backsplash. Guillaume Gentet’s full collection will be unveiled throughout 2015 and will include a series of patterns that complement each other and can be mixed and matched.