A preview of just some of the new products you can expect to find at Coverings 2011.
Custom Building Products
Custom Building Products
New from Custom Building Products is CEG-Lite™ Commercial Epoxy Grout, a lightweight 100% solids epoxy grout formulated with CustomLite® Technology. The product, which has been formulated to offer high stain- and chemical-resistance, exceeds ANSI 118.3, and can be used with virtually any type of tile including ceramic, porcelain, glass, mosaic, Saltillo, brick, pavers, natural stone and even green marble.
Laticrete has launched its Glass Tile Adhesive, a new one-step polymer-fortified adhesive mortar that’s been specifically formulated for glass tile applications. The product features a consistent, ultra-white color that can be mixed on-site. It’s approved for any type of glass tile on floors or walls in interior or exterior applications, including continuous submersion and other water features.
MAPEI has introduced Ultraflex™ LFT Rapid mortar to its line of fast-setting tile and stone installation systems. Its non-sag, medium-bed and thin-set mortar characteristics are ideal for installing large-format tile and stone on interior and exterior floors, walls and countertops.See us at Coverings, Booth #3144.
CertainTeed introduces Diamondback Tile Backer, a “high-performance tile backer that features an industry-first bonding technology that makes tile installation simpler, faster and less costly,” the company says. Features include reinforced embedded glass mats, patent-pending polymer coating, and more.
CoverQuick Tile Co.
CoverQuik Tile Co.
CoverQuik Tile Co. has launched a new lightweight product that is “quick and easy to install” over existing wall coverings, including tile. The peel-and-stick product is available in natural stone, glass, metal mosaics and tile.See us at Coverings, Booth #21.
The new Kerdi-Line drain is a low-profile alternative to traditional shower drains. The drain features an adjustable grate frame in a square trim design to accommodate a range of tile thicknesses. Grate lengths range from 20” to 48” nominal and are available in three interchangeable grate designs.See us at Coverings, Booth #2851.
The Tuscan Leveling System™ has been designed to assist anyone during the installation of ceramic, porcelain, marble, granite and other stone tiles. The two-piece, cap-and-strap installation system allows installers to align, level, space and hold each tile for proper alignment.See us at Coverings, Booth #2450.
StonePeak’s newest collection, Raja, replicates the exotic slate found in India thanks to the most advanced ink jet technology on the market. The variation in colors and texture found in the Raja collection interpret even the smallest details of the quarried slate, making Raja a real innovation in the industry. Raja is available in three varying colors, three sizes and comes with a complete trim package.www.stonepeakceramics.com.See us at Coverings, Booth #3414.
Tiles of Spain
Schools, airports, healthcare. For a space that never rests, ceramic tile is poised to be on the job 24/7/365. Characteristics like durability, easy maintenance, hygienic properties and low lifecycle cost create the perfect package of benefits for these demanding venues. For more information, contact Tile of Spain: 305-446-4387 orwww.spaintiles.info.See us at Coverings, Booth #2326.
The Pristine series combines a classic natural stone look with a modern large format wall tile. Created in a Crema Marfil, the tile has a light background with delicate veining in subtle Greys and Oranges unique to the stone. Available in a natural finished porcelain floor tile and a shiny ceramic wall tile, the smooth texture and subtle veining give the rich look of marble with none of the maintenance associated with natural stone.See us at Coverings, Booth #3112.
The warmth of textile reinvents itself with Keraben’s Atelier line. Presented in beige and white shades only, and highlighted with a new decorative style in relief. Suitable for high-traffic areas, such as commercial facilities, public halls and buildings.See us at Coverings, Booth #2831.
New from Bode Ceramic Tile USA is the Crifun collection that boasts six colors, including Cream, Beige, White, Grey, Black and Brown. The Lappato surface tile is available in 12”x12”, 12”x24” and 24”x24” formats.See us at Coverings, Booth #12629.
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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.