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As an architect specifying materials, you consider how surfaces hold up and look their best for years to come, so the next time your client wants to build or remodel, they will think of you as the one to call.
Stone World had the opportunity to talk with Integra Adhesives about all things adhesives including chemical make-up, the difference in the various types offered, and how technological characteristics of these products have evolved in recent years
Helping to understand the tile installer’s perspective on lippage and how it can be mitigated
September 18, 2019
A novice to tile work looking at a new tile installation today might comment, “When did LEGO* pieces start being used to install tile?" Yet we see these little plastic devices being used more frequently for porcelain and stone tile installations. What are they and why are they important for our industry?
See all the products featured in the November 2018 issue of Stone World magazine
November 6, 2018
With numerous stone varieties available, including delicate exotic material, manufacturers of stone care and maintenance products continually work to develop new formulas for their product lines that help to repair, clean and protect stone surfaces. The following is a collection of some of the latest product introductions.
Skudo Universal Plus from Tenax is a strong water-based sealer that provides excellent water-oil stain protection and is ideal for compact materials and stones that are hard to seal. It does not change the appearance of the material and won’t alter the natural breathability of the stone.
Stonetech Natural Stone Countertop Sealer is ideal for interior and exterior installations, including countertops, shower walls, thin bed walls and cement backer board walls. Recommended surfaces include marble, granite, limestone, quartzite, Bluestone, travertine, sandstone, slate and flagstone.
Surface Bonder Ultra is a surfacing adhesive made for an ultra-wide range of surfaces and applications. Surface Bonder Ultra works in extreme weather conditions, indoor and outdoor, and has a high UV resistance, so colors will not fade in the sun.
HMK® S748 Color Enhancing Sealer is a ready-to-use, solvent-based impregnator with color enhancing properties for use on natural stones, artificial stones and terrazzo surfaces that reduces the penetration of water, dirt, oil and grease.
For this issue of Stone World magazine we talk to industry veteran Ron Hannah about a product called Black Mamba that adheres a sink to a countertop in 10 seconds. This issue also takes a look at the quartz industry, one of the articles features Quantra and how it continues to invest and strategize to produce high-quality quartz. We also take a look at the top quartz products offering in our quartz roundup.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design decorative porcelain and marble tile modernize an outdated living space in New York. We also see how Italian Porcelain tile contributes to a multi-purpose residential building. Finally we feature our Mosaic and decorative tile roundup.