The International Surface Event (TISE) was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV from June 16 to 18. The annual event is typically held in January, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced postponement to mid-June this year. Despite the unforeseen circumstances, almost 200 exhibitors were welcomed from all over the world, along with thousands of attendees.
Below are some of the new products for 2021 that were introduced.
Product Showcase MenuArizona Tile | Emser Tile | Johns Manville | MAPEI | Merkrete | Milestone | Pearl Abrasive | QFloors | Rubi Tools | Schönox | SikaTile | Wagner Meters
CityLife from Arizona Tile is a new Italian-made porcelain series. Given the beautiful selection of four color options available in this series, CityLife allows complementary shades of colors to be mixed-and-matched together. The three sizes and surface texture are well-suited to a contemporary furnishing style and reshape the environment by providing an overall sense of completeness and harmony, while maintaining the practical properties of porcelain tile.
Sophisticated and saturated in rich, nature-influenced hues, Mizu™ ceramic tile adds equal measures of style and flair in interior design. The celebration of circles is evident in five smart colors that will dress up walls in any room. The graphic pattern is truly an eye-catcher. Mizu is available in five colors -- Green, Blue, Taupe, Silver and White -- and one standard size, 8 x 16 inches.
GoBoard® from Johns Manville is a time-saving, versatile tile installation product line that offers easy-to-do, onsite tile shower customization. All you need to do is seal the seams and fastener penetrations to achieve a waterproof, ANSI A118.10-compliant installation. New to the GoBoard product offerings is the GoBoard 20-oz. Applicator for use with 20-oz. GoBoard Pro Sealant sausage packs. Spend less time in the shower using this lightweight applicator, with its smooth action, comfortable grip, convenient rotating swivel barrel and high-performance drive.
Ultrabond ECO GPT is a single-component, non-sag, easy-to-trowel, hybrid polymer-based adhesive technology specially designed for the installation of gauged porcelain tile (GPT) and gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs (GPTP) on interior vertical surfaces and countertops. Unique technology advancements are incorporated in the formulation of Ultrabond ECO GPT for delivering instant grab, while allowing for the needed adjustability of panels and large-format tile. Superior bonding performance is complemented with flexibility, deformability and quick-curing characteristics to meet the demands of installing GPT and GPTP with application-friendly properties
Merkrete’s 855 Dustless XXL Mortar features new, innovative and patented Dustless Technology (DLT™) from Parex USA. It is a premium-grade large and heavy tile mortar offering high bond strength, excellent handling characteristics and superior non-slump and non-slip for a wide variety of floor and wall tile installations. Its innovative Dustless Technology produces approximately 80% less dust than ordinary thinsets and is designed to promote cleaner working conditions. 855 Dustless XXL Mortar is creamier and easy to spread, uses less water and exceeds ANSI A118.15, A118.4 and A118.11 standards.
A collection that tells a world in constant evolution. With an urban aesthetic linked to the world of design and an extremely transitional mood. Raw textures and gentle colors combine to create harmonious escapes within a growing city. Embrace that world, comfortably. Urban Living showcases utmost versatility, with 21 colors, six sizes and four textures, all of which coordinate to offer an endless amount of possibilities. At its essence, Urban Living offers urban aesthetics to create harmonious escapes.
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The PLS™ (Pearl Leveling System) is a system of interlocking clips and re-usable wedges made to ensure floors will be perfectly level from one tile to the next. This all-in-one lippage control and spacer system levels tiles and creates grout joints, making setting tiles easy and profitable. Designed to speed up installation time, the PLS™ requires minimal effort to set up. Its multi-polymer plastic provides greater tensile strength while remaining flexible enough to avoid breakage failures. Its easy identifiable, color-coded leveling clips create consistent grout sizes of ¹/₃₂, ¹/₁₆, ¹/₈ and ³/₁₆ inch.
QLeads is a handy new product that works alongside the QFloors business management software. It takes leads from external sources (like a retailer’s website), stores them and then populates them into your QFloors Leads screen for easy follow-up. This ensures no leads are dropped or mistyped, and that information is shared, updated and tracked (start to finish) throughout your system. And QFloors’ easily accessible and understandable reports can give you invaluable information on sources, close rates and much more. QLeads works with website producers such as Velocity and FloorForce and can also work with custom-built websites.
The ND-7-inch Max is a portable electric cutter ideal for wall tiles, stoneware, porcelain and other stone materials. It is equipped with an aluminum table with a foldable side for mitering cuts, and is adjustable for precise mitering cuts at 22.5 and 45 degrees. The cutter includes an extruded aluminum 16-inch lateral stop. It securely adjusts and locks for maximum support on large-format tiles, with a simple action lever lock and automatic alignment for fast, accurate repetitive cuts. It also incorporates a high-resistance aluminum guide for angle cuts that slides smoothly along the lateral stop, for diagonal cuts from 0 to 45 degrees at left and right. A transparent splash guard provides a clear view of the blade and line of cut for greater alignment precision.
The newest hybrid solution, Schönox HS Sturdy, is a dust-reduced repair and smoothing compound. It does not support mold growth, dries fast like cement and with minimal shrinkage like gypsum. Its hardness, strength and versatility offer a powerful solution previously unseen in flooring. From featheredge to 2-inch depths, HS Sturdy also patches, combining tasks for use on a wide variety of substrates including concrete, gypsum, wood, vinyl and ceramic. An added bonus is that hybrids dry independent of jobsite conditions so heat and cold won’t slow down progress.
SikaTile®-100 Moisture Guard is a single-component, fast-drying, thin mil, load-bearing waterproofing and crack isolation membrane for installation under ceramic tile or stone in both residential and commercial environments. With excellent elongation, adhesion and high-strength properties, SikaTile-100 Moisture Guard provides a thin, continuous barrier to protect adjacent rooms and floors below from water damage and isolates cracks up to ¹/₈ inch. IAPMO listed and exceeding ANSI A118.10 and A118.12, SikaTile-100 Moisture Guard dries in two to four hours and is then ready to receive any Sika polymer-modified or epoxy mortar.
Get instant calculation of equilibrium moisture content (EMC) from the built-in temperature and relative humidity (RH) sensor, one of many features available with the Orion 950 Smart Pinless Wood Moisture Meter. The 950 also connects to free smart device apps for wood moisture readings collection, analysis and reporting.