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
Mer-Krete Systems Thin-Set 801
New Mer-Krete mortar cures without evaporation
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
Laticrete International Inc. Hydro Ban
LATICRETE's Hydro Ban membrane features Microban protection
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.
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
Schluter Systems Rondec line
Schluter Systems' Rondec corner, profile pieces add to flexibility
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.
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In this issue of TILE Magazine, we spoke with various professionals in the industry about Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs (GPTP) and what the future holds for the innovative, trending products. One of the issue’s installation case studies, “An Attention-Grabbing Design,” features these larger-than-life products in a residential setting, highlighting their advantages. Also make sure to check out our Contractor Spotlight with Ken Ballin, owner of Skyro Floors in New Jersey, and much more!