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.
Vintage made modern comes to life in the body of Emma, a new glazed ceramic wall tile echoing the handmade wall tile of years past. Emma offers both an undulated texture and an elegant gloss finish for a sophisticated and stylish high-design look.
In this issue of Stone World magazine, we learn about the sourcing process of some of the most well-known Brazilian stones as well as a roundup of the most popular Brazilian stones on the market. We also learn the process for cutting different alternative materials to prevent any cracking!