Award winners are selected based on survey responses from 519 tile and stone installation contractors that participated in a mail/online survey. Category winners are selected based on responses to the question, "Which one manufacturer do you most prefer?" Winners must dominate the category from a statistical perspective to be declared a winner. If two or more manufacturers achieve statistically equal preference, no winner is declared.
Announcing the 2013 CLEARselect Award winners by category:
- Backer Boards James Hardie
- Cleaners Aqua Mix
- Crack Isolation Products Schluter Systems
- Epoxy Adhesives Laticrete
- Epoxy Grouts Laticrete
- Installation Tools Marshalltown Tools
- Organic Adhesives (Mastics) MAPEI
- Sealers Aqua Mix
- Urethane Grouts Bostik/Hydroment
- Waterproofing Membranes Schluter Systems
The most prominent manufacturers evaluated include Aqua Mix, Ardex, Bostik/Hydroment, Custom Building Products, Dewalt, Felker, Georgia-Pacific, Gundlach Tools, HB Fuller-Tec, James Hardie, Laticrete, Mapei, Marshalltown Tools, Miracle Sealants and Abrasives, MK Diamond, National Gypsum, Noble Co., Nuheat, Rubi Tools, Schluter Systems, StoneTech, SunTouch, Target, USG and WarmlyYours.
For more information on how award winners are selected or the content of the full report, please contact Beth Surowiec, Executive Director, Clear Seas Research, at: email@example.com.