Dural CI++ underlayment is among the premier crack isolation and uncoupling membranes for ceramic tile and natural stone on the market today. Made of polypropylene, CI++ is lightweight yet durable enough to withstand the most challenging substrates including OSB, plywood and concrete. Its unique geometric design makes it the strongest load bearing underlayment that will not collapse under the weight of installers as they are setting tiles. The thicker fleece backing provides superior bonding capabilities while allowing the substrate to expand and contract without cracking grout lines or breaking tiles.
With a length of 240 cm and a width of only 24 cm, the slabs of Natura Maximum by Fiandre offer a natural and contemporary style. Produced in full respect for the environment and with particular attention to energy and natural resource conservation, they guarantee the same performance of Fiandre’s technical porcelain stoneware, always above the average values, and also offer a new meaning to the word sustainability, which starts from the protection of our natural resources.
Jewel by Florim is a true gem of glazed porcelain tile. Produced with High Definition Graphic (HDG) Technology, the collection is available in five colors — Petrolio, Noce, Beige, Grigio, and Silver. Jewel is presented in five size formats, all available with coordinating trim pieces. The 18- x 18-inch (a new large-format introduction) and 12- x 24-inch sizes are available either as pressed format with a natural finish or, a rectified format with a semi-polished finish. Jewel tiles are ideal for nearly any application and contain 40% recycled content.
Quick and easy to install, these porcelain niches from HCP Industries, provide a cost effective and stylish alternative to tiled niches. The one piece, fully vitrified, high-quality porcelain shelves are popular in residential, commercial and institutional applications. HCP offers 34 colors to match many major manufacturers tile. Most recently introduced are a variety of matte glazed to complement today’s popular natural stone tiles. HCP creates an earth-friendly product for the life of your bathroom.
TEC Uncoupling Membrane Mortar offers a formula that has been developed, tested and approved with Schluter®-DITRA and Schluter®-KERDI systems. When mixed with water, the Uncoupling Membrane Mortar meets ANSI A118.1 specifications. When mixed with TEC Acrylbond® AMA acrylic latex mortar adhesive, it meets ANSI A118.4 and ANSI A118.11 specifications. The product also contributes to LEED® certification, as it uses pre-consumer recycled material. The TEC Uncoupling Membrane Mortar can be used on a variety of substrates.
Imagine Tile’s Skate Tile collection is an original photo-realistic tile that embraces a used skateboard’s scratches, gouges, and worn graphics. The collection features 24 varying patterns with alternating colors and textures. The 3- x 6-inch ceramic wall tiles have a standard finish. Able to be installed on any surface, the collection contains no VOCs, is made with pre-consumer recycled materials, is sustainable with a long life cycle and is engineered to be extremely resistant to strong chemicals and unaffected by UV lighting.
Vitromex USA introduces its Artemis-branded portfolio “Manhattan,” a stylish, modern matte take on marble. Manhattan porcelain tile brings contemporary, up-town style to floors and walls and offers a subtly varied graphic. Three color palettes are available — Beige, Café and Sky. Impervious to moisture and extremely durable, Manhattan porcelain tile is perfect for floor and wall applications. The series is available in 13 x 13 inches, 20 x 20 inches, 3- x 13-inch surface bullnose, 10- x 14-inch wall tile, 3- x 10-inch wall bullnose, and 2- x 2-inch mosaics.