Art Tile Collection, Product Marketplace and installation-related products from the 2009 issues of TILE Magazine.

MAPEI Corp.


MAPEI Corp.

MAPEI Corp. 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, the company says.

Dancik International

Dancik International

Designed around the Floor Covering Business to Business Association (www.fcb2b.org) standard for 832 Price Catalogs, Dancik Price List Manager "enables an aligned retailer or contractor, regardless of their back-end business management system, to download 832 Price Catalog data from a manufacturer or distributor that uses Dancik’s B2B modules," the company notes.

Easy Heat, Inc.

Easy Heat, Inc.

Easy Heat's Warm Tiles electric floor warming systems have been designed to install quickly in both new construction and remodeling projects of any size or shape, the company notes. Additionally, the Warm Tiles product line has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

ProSpec

ProSpec

ProSpec products now feature Rapid Cure Technology (RCT), an enhancement that “improves the strength, curing, workability and performance of ProSpec underlayments, toppings, concrete repair and tile products,” the company says.

Ceramic Tiles of Italy

Ceramic Tiles of Italy

Century’s “Marmi Italiani.2” series, inspired by marble, has been modernly re-interpreted to meet the new worldwide furnishing trends. It is available in two surfaces (ground and matte), seven colors and five rectified formats (18”x36”, 18”x18”, 24”x24”, 9”x35”, 12”x24”). The collection, produced using 40% recycled content, has low VOC content, and will help contribute towards LEED certification.

Pearl Abrasive Co.

Pearl Abrasive Co.

The Tuscan Leveling System is a product that “will assist anyone during the installation of ceramic, porcelain, marble, granite and other stone tiles,” the company says.  It is a two-piece, cap & strap, installation system that is designed to eliminate lippage and save the installer time and money, notes Pearl Abrasive.

Ecore International

Ecore International

QT Sound Insulation is made from 92% recycled rubber and has been tested in over 200 different laboratory and field test assemblies. QT installs directly underneath a variety of floor surfaces including tile, hardwood and stone to reduce impact sound. QT can assist architects and engineers by potentially contributing toward earning five LEED points to a project, the company says.

National Gypsum

PermaBase® Cement Board is a lightweight, concrete backerboard made of Portland cement, aggregate and glass mesh specifically designed to provide a permanent base for many interior and exterior construction applications. Features include: interior or exterior applications; mold and mildew resistant; withstands prolonged exposure to moisture without rotting, disintegrating or swelling; meets ANSI A118.9; and serves as an underlayment or backing surface for tub and shower surrounds, countertops and flooring.

Fin Pan, Inc.

Fin Pan, Inc.

Fin Pan, Inc. manufactures underlayments for ceramic tile and other facing material on walls, ceilings, floors, countertops and exteriors. Features include: nontoxic; environmentally safe; asbestos-free; non-combustible; and suitable for areas constantly exposed to water such as spas, steam rooms and indoor pools.

Galt Display Rack

Galt Display Rack Co.

Galt Display Rack Co.'s line of ceramic tile product displays includes a swinging panel unit, sliding panel unit, modular panel display, tower display and bin display. All display racks are powder-coated and are available in various colors.

CertainTeed Gypsum

CertainTeed Gypsum

CertainTeed Gypsum’s GlasRoc® Tile Backer is a tile substrate designed to meet the demands of high-moisture areas, the company says. With a built-in moisture-blocking acrylic coating that “resists moisture at the surface, GlasRoc® Tile Backer protects tile installations and wall cavities from moisture intrusion and eliminates the need for a separate moisture barrier.”

Schluter Systems

Schluter Systems

Schluter-BEKOTEC is a modular screed system ideal for hydronic radiant heating applications, as it provides thermal insulation, allows for hydronic radiant tube application without fasteners, and reduces thermal mass, the company notes. The BEKOTEC modular screed system also reduces impact sound transmission.

Warmly Yours

Warmly Yours

WarmlyYours TempZone for Tile and Stone Floors is ultra-thin (1/8”) for “fast and easy installations,” the company says. Overnight quotes and custom installation plans are available at no cost. WarmlyYours says its products are backed by 24/7 technical support, and a No-Nonsense warranty.

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum

With a built-in moisture barrier and highly water-resistant core DensShield tile backer from Georgia-Pacific Gypsum offers a moisture- and mold-resistant substrate for tile. Featuring a Type X core, the company says DensShield doesn’t require mineral wool for a fire rating, in addition to not needing a vapor barrier in wet areas. Lifetime limited warranty when used in residential applications.

NAC Products

NAC Products

ECB Green from National Applied Construction (NAC) Products, Inc. meets the challenge of providing construction materials that meet today’s “Green” building requirements for commercial and residential properties, the company notes. ECB Green also provides moisture vapor protection up to 10#/1000SF/24HRS, has sound reduction capabilities, blocks mold and mildew, and can be used in waterproofing applications.

Omega Products International

Omega Products International

Siena Tile & Stone Installation Products from Omega Products International boasts 36 grout colors, a line of Dry-Set Portland Cement Mortars, an Elastomeric Crack Isolation Mortar, and more.

HCP Industries

HCP Industries

HCP Industries, Inc. offers a line of porcelain bathroom accessories. Its products’ new colors and finishes complement many natural stones, the company notes. Also stocked are a variety of classic colors, including matte and gloss finishes.

SGM, Inc.

SGM, Inc.

Southern Grouts & Mortars is a manufacturer of installation systems for ceramic tile and dimension stone. The company offers a variety of surface preparation products, including advanced polymer-modified mortar, grout, color caulk, cleaners, sealer, anti-fracture & waterproofing and crack isolation systems, underlayments, patching compounds, Portland cement plaster finishes, concrete masonry resurfacing, restoration & rehabilitation, self-levelers, and more.

LOGIX Stone

LOGIX Stone

Based in Cairo, Egypt, Logix Stone’s “state-of-the-art” natural stone factory “employs the latest technology and equipment to deliver high-quality products and services to its clients around the world,” the company notes. Regional sales and service staff members are available in the United States, as well as its multi-lingual sales and support staff based in Cairo, Egypt.

Trusty-Step

Trusty-Step

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.

Compotite Corp.

Compotite Corp.

Compotite Corp.’s 40-mil Composeal Blue Shower Pan membrane can be used for custom marble, stone or ceramic tile showers and other thick bed jobs. It’s 40-mil Composeal Gold, for thin-set installations, “protects ceramic tile, including radiant flooring, from moisture migration and concrete cracks,” the company says. It’s 50-mil Composeal White Gold offers extra sound protection above grade.

Puccini Natural Stone

Puccini Natural Stone introduces its latest series of glass, Brucke series mosaics. The collection, which comes in a variety of colors, features marble, frosted and textured glass in several designs.

ThermoSoft

ThermoSoft

ThermoSoft offers its latest electric radiant floor-heating mat. The UL-listed system features zero EMF and offers a lifetime warranty. ThermoSoft’s 1/8” contractor-grade heating mats are designed to minimize floor height and lay flat for quick installation. Mats are easily manipulated on-site to fit any space. The 1/2” mat grid allows penetration of thin-set or self-leveling cement for one-step installation.

Laticrete

Laticrete

Laticrete has launched LATICRETE® 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed, a one-step, pre-mixed mortar for quality mud bed installations. The product features a one-step polymer-fortified blend of “carefully selected raw materials,” Portland cement and graded aggregates, the company notes.

Arizona Hot Dots

Arizona Hot Dots

Founded in 2000, Arizona Hot Dots designs and produces a wide selection of hand-made accent tiles and design elements. Their products range from floor gems to 4” bronze decos and liners to vivid kiln-fired glass accents.

Original Mission Tile

Original Mission Tile

Original Mission Tile, founded in 1900 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, manufactures handcrafted cement tiles according to the client’s design. A larges variety of colors, patterns and shapes are available.

MagBacker

MagBacker

New from MagBacker is mesh-reinforced magnesium and cellulose fiber product that is applicable as underlayment, tile backer and wet area panel. In addition, the company notes that specifying MagBacker can earn LEED points in LEED-accredited projects.

STEP Warmfloor

Electro Plastics

The radiant heating product by STEP Warmfloor, manufactured by Electro Plastics Inc., features: self-regulating heat control; low-voltage needs; can be installed between exposed joist systems, ETL approved; and ANSI/UL-1693 compliant.

Tyco Thermal Controls

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.

Desert Rose Stone

Desert Rose Stone

Desert Rose Stone offers artistic metal tile that debuted at Surfaces 2008. The tiles represent an assortment of themes created by their own resident artists.

Noble Co.

Noble Co.

Noble Co. has introduced ProBase, a waterproof, ready-to-be-tiled sloped shower base that doesn’t require a mortar base over the base, the company says. ProBase is packaged with everything needed “to ensure a watertight installation,” Noble adds.

Bostik

Bostik

Bostik and StarQuartz Industries have teamed up to roll out Bostik TruColor Pre-Mixed Grout for tile and stone applications. Available in 20 colors in Bostik’s Hydroment and Durabond lines, the premixed grout provides “unmatched color accuracy and consistency as well as stain/chemical resistance,” according to Bostik. The product also offers “green” benefits, the company adds.

MP Global Products

MP Global Products

FiberBacker™ – The latest from MP Global Products offers insulation, sound absorption and crack suppression.  Designed to inhibit the transfer of lateral subfloor cracks to the overlying tile, FiberBacker is manufactured with a minimum of 95% recycled content to qualify for LEED points.  

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