192 TEC’s Single Layer Floor System

TEC's new installation system breaks new ground

Ceramic and porcelain tiles can now be installed directly over plywood or OSB subfloors with TEC’s warranted and complete Single Layer Floor System, resulting in significant installation labor savings, the company says. The system, which uses 1Flex crack-isolation mortar, requires no underlayment or membrane. The system carries a 10-year warranty against grout and tile cracking when used with AccuColor XT grout, and for the life of the installation when used with AccuColorEFX grout.For details, circle 192 on the Reader Inquiry Card.

188 Mer-Krete Systems Thin-Set 801

New Mer-Krete mortar cures without evaporation

Thin-Set 801 mortar from Mer-Krete Systems features a patented self-curing formulation that doesn’t require evaporation, and cures within three hours for same-day grouting, the company says. Designed to meet ANSI A-118.4 requirements, Thin-Set 801 adheres to virtually all sound substrates, and is effective for installing non-porous tiles over sound mats, the company states.For details, circle 188 on the Reader Inquiry Card.

186 Laticrete International Inc. Hydro Ban

LATICRETE's Hydro Ban membrane features Microban protection

With its Microban antimicrobial formulation, LATICRETE International Inc.’s Hydro Ban thin load bearing waterproofing and anti-fracture membrane has been designed to bond directly to drains and pipe penetrations without using fabric, the company says. The single component product can be applied using a paintbrush, roller or trowel, allows for foot traffic within four to six hours, can be tested for flooding in 24 hours, and is backed by a 10-year system warranty.For details, circle 186 on the Reader Inquiry Card.

180 Warm Tile Tutorial

Warm Tile launches animated installation tutorials

Working with animation software developers, Warm Tiles has made its architectural details interactive so architects and contractors can view, and print out for future reference, particular aspects of the installation process. The eight animated tutorials, four for the cable system and four for the mat system, include scaled cut-away details and brief installation instructions.For details, circle 180 on the Reader Inquiry Card.

176 Schluter Systems Rondec line

Schluter Systems' Rondec corner, profile pieces add to flexibility

Schluter Systems’ Rondec double-leg inside and outside corners, which feature detachable legs, have been designed for framing smaller elements with the Rondec profile, such as niches and windows, the company says. The corners are available in anondized aluminum finishes and stainless steel. The Rondec sink corners, used with the Rondec profile to produce a tiled-under sink, features a double-leg design and large radius to match the contour of most standard sinks. Available in stainless steel, brushed stain steel, and several aluminum finishes.For details, circle 176 on the Reader Inquiry Card.