AHF Products, a leading manufacturer of hard surface flooring for the residential and commercial markets, announces that Expressive Ideas, the new Vinyl Based Tile (VBT) innovation for contract installations, has scored a prestigious 2022 Good Design Award, sponsored by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
MAPEI recently expanded its Floor Covering Installation Systems line with the addition of Planiprep PSC, a fast-drying, cement-based, fiber-reinforced, high-polymer-modified patch and skimcoating compound designed for preparing concrete and wood substrates for flooring installation.
Sika has acquired the flooring adhesives business of DriTac, a US-based floor covering adhesives company with an especially strong position in wood floor bonding. The acquisition will contribute to Sika’s increased presence among floor covering installers and distributors, while accelerating Sika’s expansion in the Interior Finishing market in the USA. In 2020, the acquired business generated sales of CHF 20 million.
LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has launched a new and improved STRATA_HEAT™ floor warming system, which includes an industry-first, high-performance floor heating spliceless wire and an uncoupling mat. As a floor warming system that can be installed under tile, stone, vinyl, carpeted or hardwood floor, the STRATA_HEAT upgrade offers a faster, more consistent, energy-efficient installation with a system warranty thanks to the spliceless wire, transparent mat and thermal pack.
Infinity Drain, the manufacturer at the forefront of architectural and decorative drains for both indoor and outdoor applications, was recently awarded a U.S. Patent (10,724,225 B2) for its innovative Compact Clamping Floor Drain design available in cast iron, PVC and ABS. This is Infinity Drain’s third patent and their first for functional performance (the previous two are aesthetic design patents).
Novoplan HFL is MAPEI’s smoothest, high-flow, self-leveling underlayment available. Designed for use on interior concrete and engineer-approved concrete floors, Novoplan HFL moves quickly for ease of application.
Florida Tile recently introduced Stark. This porcelain floor and ceramic wall tile brings the luxury of understated elegance to everyday life. Evocative of natural stone in a most disciplined and exacting way, it has a modern, global appeal.