2014 Surfaces Post-Show Products Showcase
Welcome to the 2014 Surfaces Post-Show Products Showcase. This special advertising section takes a look at some of the newest products that debuted at Surfaces 2014 in January, including some of the latest floor coverings, installation products and accessories.
New Luxury Vinyl Flooring from Beaulieu America at SURFACES 2014 – Booth S6725
Check out our new Bliss® floating plank collection “Timeless Charm” and Bliss®floating large format tile collection “Good Vibrations.”
Bliss® "Timeless Charm" is a collection of six classic wood-like style planks (6” x 48" x 3.2mm). Bliss® "Good Vibrations" is a large format tile (12” x 24" x 3.2mm) collection in six natural stone looks.
Both are floating floor systems with the Valinge 2G locking system that click together easily, requiring no adhesive for installation. Both styles are hypoallergenic, come with antimicrobial and antifungal finishes, and carry the Beaulieu Lab Certified Seal for quality.
The locking system for both styles allows for single board installation – a big time and labor saver. And because both have the same locking system and thickness, they can be installed together to create beautiful inlaid border looks for any room.
Custom Building Products
Did you get a chance to get hands-on with Custom® Building Products’ Fusion Pro® Single Component® Grout at SURFACES? If you missed out, visit our website for video demonstrations and more!
Fusion Pro is a ready-to-use grout that delivers the best benefits of cement and epoxy grouts in a single-component formula. Fusion Pro is easy to spread and clean and delivers ultimate color consistency. It cures with exceptional hardness, and since the grout is ready-to-use and requires no mixing or sealing, it saves time.
Engineered to provide strong stain and chemical resistance without sealing, Fusion Pro can be used with virtually all types of tile and natural stone with grout joints ranging from 1/2-inch to 1/16-inch. It is available in 24 designer-inspired colors to suit any installation, indoors or outdoors.
With a creamy, easy-to-spread consistency developed from its advanced formula, Fusion Pro expands the boundaries of high-performance grout technology.
VAPORSEAL-HM is a high performance flooring product treating areas where the relative humidity is up to 100% and has an outstanding perm rating of 0.06. It is simple to use with a 1:1 mix ratio and long shelf life of up to two years and zero VOC.VAPORSEAL-HM is the next step forward in moisture technology. It has been created with the installer in mind. A spout on the lid is provided for ease of pouring and mixing.
VAPORSEAL-HM comes in a 10-gallon system that can cover up to 700 square feet. It is compatible with most flooring adhesives and allows for direct bond of most industrial coatings, including floor leveling products and patches. VAPORSEAL-HM is a top of the line moisture mitigation product that is a solution to even the highest relative humidity issues, the company says.
Advantage of 4 in 1 as pin, pinless and RH moisture meter
The floor covering installer and inspector who needs a versatile, accurate meter will appreciate the multi function Ligno-VersaTec and its absolute reliability for many years of usage.
With the Ligno-VersaTec, you can select the right measuring mode and the right accessories for the job on hand. This could be tracking moisture problems with the pin electrode or measuring humidity in a concrete slab before laying a floor covering with the precision RH Bluepeg Probe. Floor inspectors could be checking a cupped floor in pinless mode.
Pin and pinless side by side: Areas of high and low moisture levels can be easily identified in pinless mode. The selectable measuring depth 1/4” and 3/4” allows comparing moisture close to the surface and deeper down. Once a problem area is detected, a pin electrode can be used for further investigation.
Planiprep™ SC Skims Across Surfaces for a Smoothing Effect
When an installer needs to create a strong, durable surface ready for almost any floor application, he can turn to MAPEI’s Planiprep SC, a high-performance, fiber-reinforced skimcoating compound to do the job. Its creamy smooth texture trowels easily to create a defect-free surface. Planiprep SC applies from featheredge up to 1" (2,5 cm), and its rapid-setting characteristic typically makes it ready for floor-covering installation in 30 to 60 minutes, depending on thickness and environmental conditions.
For value-conscious consumers looking for comfortable carpet, EverStrand Soft Appeal is a soft PET carpet that starts clean and stays clean, is built to last and is inherently eco-friendly. All EverStrand Soft Appeal carpets undergo Mohawk’s patented Continuum™ Process, the ultimate innovation in PET carpet that provides the best in cleanability and performance, according to the company. EverStrand Soft Appeal carpets resist dirt, grime and contaminants. In addition, EverStrand Soft Appeal is made with up to 100% recycled content, which makes it one of the most sustainable PET carpets in the market.
MP Global Product
MP Global Products introduces QuietWarmth® Film, a gentle radiant heat system designed specifically for floating wood and laminate floors that installs easily over a subfloor or acoustic underlayment. The roll-out line voltage system features gradual supplemental warmth from low wattage resistance heating of ultra-thin, flexible radiant heat film, using just 6 watts per square foot to accomplish the same outcome as wire products that expend 12 watts per square foot, conforming to warranty requirements of many floating floors, the company says. Find out more at www.quietwalk.com or by calling (888) 379-9695.
The Tuscan SeamClip™ is an innovative one piece edge leveling system™ product that requires no installation tools, no soaking, and will greatly assist most anyone in the installation of stone, ceramic, marble, granite and some large format tiles. Its straightforward, easy-to-use design helps creates a virtual lippage-free installation when used on floors or walls. The Tuscan SeamClip™ interlocks the tiles, virtually creating a single flat slab surface while the setting material is curing.
The interlocking design of the Tuscan SeamClip™ reduces, and in most cases eliminates, settling from shrinkage, as well as minimizing the possibility of warping. The Tuscan SeamClip™ reduces the need to re-lift tiles to add more mud and/or the process of shimming tiles; thus greatly increasing the speed of installation, all the while creating that much desired lippage-free mirror surface.
Fusion Series 4700 Rubber Tile and Stair Tread Adhesive is a solvent-free adhesive formulated to provide an exceptional bond when installing stair treads, dimensionally stable vinyl backed resilient sheet goods, homogenous commercial grade PVC sheet flooring, PVC backed carpet, PVC backed carpet tiles, PVC sheet vinyl (vinyl backed), vinyl tile, vinyl plank, linoleum and linoleum tile. With a moisture tolerance of 8 lbs. or 85% on New Construction projects, it’s the perfect adhesive! Visit our BRAND NEW WEBSITE at www.parabond.com or call 1-800-763-7272.
Faster, Thinner Floor Warming Installation:
DITRA-HEAT Provides Floor Warming and Uncoupling in Single Layer
Floor warming systems have recently become very popular as a way to make tiled floors even more desirable. The frequent fluctuations in floor temperature create greater stress on the floor assembly and increase the need for an effective uncoupling system.
DITRA-HEAT is the first electric floor warming system that directly incorporates essential uncoupling technology into a floor warming system to provide heated floors that are not susceptible to cracking. The heating cables are easily snapped into place on top of the uncoupling mat with no clips or fasteners. The installer has complete flexibility on where the cables are placed so every installation is customized to suit the exact requirements of the room. There is no need to use self-levelers during installation.
Once the cables are in place the floor is ready for tiling. The end result is a faster, flatter, thinner installation. The system is available in 120V and 240V versions with a programmable or non-programmable digital thermostat
The TEC brand demonstrated at Surfaces 2014, with products including The LiquiDAM® Penetrating Moisture Vapor Barrier, TecniColor™ Commercial Grade Grout, and the company’s full line of wood adhesives and products for large panel tile. Uncover brand new grout innovations and check out our expanded line of flooring adhesives on our website.