Showcasing the latest in underlayment/membrane product technology and trends. This month we look at products from: Ardex, Custom Building Products, Helix Professional Tools, HPS Schönox, Laticrete, MAPEI, Montolit, Pearl Abrasive, Progress Profiles, Prova Products, Rubi, Sika Corporation, Schluter, Tenax, US Hammer, and Wagner Meters.
Encino is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, CA. The wealthy area features an Spanish- and contemporary-style design, according to Jamie Rezaie, managing partner at DI Group Inc. in Beverly Hills, CA, who recently designed an expansive home there.
In this edition, we sat down with Dirk Sullivan, owner of Hawthorne Tile in Portland, OR. Sullivan is currently the only NTCA Five Star Contractor in the Northwest. He serves on NTCA’s Board of Directors, and is also part of NTCA’s membership and training and education committees.
In the center of Tel Aviv, Israel, at the intersection of two business streets, the ToHA building rises 29 stories. Its unique faceted volume, shaped like an iceberg, was designed by Ron Arad of Ron Arad Associates in London, with the local team of Avner Yashar from Yashar Architects in Tel Aviv.
The Rapid RH® L6 concrete RH testing system from Wagner Meters improves upon the already popular 4.0EX system with more digital functionality for an easier, faster and more reliable ASTM F2170 test method.
Compact, efficient and powerful, the new US Hammer GB-70 is easy to transport from job to job. With 64 pounds of impact force, it delivers the same power-to-weight ratio as many pneumatic and hydraulic breakers.
Tenax’s Fixtop Epoxy Adhesive is a true, 100%, two-part epoxy glue, which isn’t water-based. Perfect for use with tile, super strong and very easy to mix and spread, Fixtop is suitable for gluing and bonding ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, as well as hardwood, cement board, laminate and plywood.
The new Schluter®-App puts all the necessary Schluter resources for planning a tile project in one place — on any iPhone or Android mobile device. Information on all of Schluter’s systems can be found on the app.
Sika Corporation recently introduced SikaTack® Panel-50, a one-component neutral curing silicone, which combines mechanical strength with excellent elasticity. This product is ideally suited for use in structural joints in ventilated facades between the vertically installed substructure and the facade panels.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we put together an exclusive showcase of new products that would’ve been introduced at this year’s edition of Coverings, which was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, be sure to check out the detailed trend report for 2020, featuring advice from design professionals all over the country.