Intense hues of crimson and maroon found within the Ruby Carnelian design are just one of many examples of Mother Nature’s intense imagination. As deep shades of red evoke an overwhelming sense of allure and charm, each slab paints a portrait of infinite scarlet-colored roses blooming in the spring.
LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has launched HYDRO BANⓇ Quick Cure, a liquid-applied, ready-to-use waterproofing membrane, and Quick Cure Mortar Bed, a pre-mixed, polymer-fortified thick bed mortar, to provide the industry’s fastest mortar bed shower system installation. While other systems on the market may require up to four days to install a shower system, using HYDRO BAN Quick Cure and Quick Cure Mortar Bed in conjunction allows for following trades to begin tiling within hours.
Tiberwood, concrete and stone looks take shape in versatile installations
August 28, 2018
Emser Tile introduces Xtra: a compelling new approach to outdoor surfacing in 2-centimeter glazed porcelain pavers. The collection combines the sought-after resilient and accessible qualities of modern residential and commercial living spaces with highly realistic designs achieved through high-definition printing.
Intricate designs of richly colored marbles exemplify Imperial Byzantium and Rome
August 17, 2018
Ancient Rome and Byzantine Villa structures are revered for extravagant stone craftsmanship, detailed geometry and organic patterning. In the new Byzantium collection of marble mosaic tiles, Walker Zanger balances antique lavishness and modern geometry to pay homage to the intricate opulence of the Roman Era.
Mapei recently introduced Ultrabond ECO 977, a fast-setting, 100%-solids, one-component, moisture-cured urethane adhesive specifically designed for the installation of domestic solid and engineered wood flooring. “Ultrabond ECO 977 answers the challenge of faster, more secure wood-flooring installations, especially when working with concrete slabs that have high moisture content,” said Jeff Johnson, Mapei business manager for Floor Covering Installation Systems and Surface Preparation Products. “This is an even easier choice for engineered and solid domestic hardwood installations when you consider that Ultrabond ECO 977 is a lightweight formulation in a 4-gallon [15,1-L] pail.”
Island Stone’s artistry and creativity with natural stone pushes the limits of the imagination again with the introduction of Paragon Hex, one of the company’s most sophisticated designs to date. Paragon Hex stones are precision cut and surface sculpted into rhomboids with a tapered, angled relief. Those unique pieces are then placed into a hexagonal layout to create an interlocking tile. The result is a seamless, three-dimensional array that is at once complex yet elegant.
Trusted by the best in the industry, American Olean is further expanding its product assortment with the launch of three new lines this summer. Each collection offers consumers, architects and designers contemporary style, ideal for a variety of spaces.
Featuring eight of the most innovative underlayments in the tile flooring industry. Including products from Custom Building Products, Dependable LLC, Laticrete, Prova, Mapei, Schluter Systems, TEC, and USG Durock.
Highlighting some popular tile tools and accessories, including The Alpha® ECC-Kit, Raimondi Bulldog Machines & Profile Wheels from Braxton-Bragg, Apollo Ring Saw from Gemini Saw Co., MK Diamond’s TX-4 Tile Saw, DC-250 from Rubi Tools, and the WaleTale Dust Containment System from Russo Trading Co.