Century’s “Marmi Italiani.2” series is inspired by the
timeless elegance of marble, but has been modernly re-interpreted to meet the
new worldwide furnishing trends. It is available in two surfaces (ground and
matt), 7 colors and 5 rectified formats (18”x36”, 18”x18”, 24”x24”, 9”x35”,
12”x24”) ideal for use in both very refined settings and standard everyday
rooms. This versatile and unique collection, which has been produced using 40%
recycled content and has low VOC content, will help contribute towards LEED
MAPEI has rounded out its line of moisture mitigation
products for concrete with the addition of Planiseal Easy fresh concrete
treatment and Planiseal EMB premium epoxy moisture barrier. Both products
complement MAPEI’s Planiseal MRB, a two-component moisture-reduction barrier
formulated to reduce concrete’s MVER from 15 lbs. to 3 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.
(6,80 kg to 1,36 kg per 92,9 m2) per 24 hours.www.mapei.com
Tyco Thermal Controls
Tyco Thermal Controls’ Raychem QuickNet product
is a floor-heating system designed to be installed directly under ceramic tiles
or natural stone. Suitable for bathrooms, kitchens, entryways or other tiled
areas, the company says.www.tycothermal.com
Trusty-Step International has developed a new formula for
its No. 1001 Anti-Slip Floor Treatment. The new formula works “quicker and more
effectively than the old formula, and lasts for a minimum of four years,” the
company says. Uses include tile, marble, granite, terrazzo and concrete -
indoors or outdoors.www.trusty-step.com
Puccini Natural Stoneintroduces its latest series of glass,
Brucke series mosaics. This fine glass
comes in a variety of colors, ranging from white to jade to black. This mosaic
features marble, frosted and textured glass in several beautiful designs.www.duratile.com.
RAK SLIM from RAK Ceramics Corp. is a durable, ultra-thin
collection of large-format, 24” x 12”, fully rectified porcelain tiles.
Measuring less than one-fifth of one-inch thick, RAK SLIM tiles are very
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In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on sustainability. Through two detailed technical focuses, learn more about the importance of hygiene in any tile and stone installation. Marco Galliozzi of Fila Chemicals USA Corp. explains more about why cleaning and sealing tile and stone surfaces is important to ensuring the longevity of these materials, while Art Mintie, Sr. of Laticrete details the increasing demand of antimicrobials. Also be sure to check out the range of new tile collections that are available on the market in our detailed product showcase.