SuperiorBilt® tools from Custom Building Products deliver reliable professional performance when applying subfloor prep products, mortars and grouts to successfully install tile or stone. These tools include cut-and-mark tools, prep tools, set tools, and grout and finish tools.
Showcasing the latest in tile tool and accessory product technology and trends. This month we look at products from: Alpha Professional Tools, Braxton-Bragg, Custom Building Products, Intermac, Pearl Abrasive, Progress Profiles, Schluter-Systems, and Zenesis.
Sealers, repellents, impregnators, protectants — whatever word is used to describe them — can provide fantastic long-term benefits for tile and stone installations to help meet the needs of challenging environments, applications and customer expectations. For the purpose of this article, all of these materials will be referred to as sealers.
From the April/May 2019 Product Showcase on sealers
April 1, 2019
Sealing surfaces with Aqua Mix® Sealer’s Choice® Gold from Custom® Building Products will prevent unsightly stains and permanent damage. It’s a premium, no-sheen, natural look, water-based, penetrating sealer designed to maximize protection against undesirable stains without hurting the tile.
For this edition, we sat down with Mike Micalizzi, senior director of technical services for Custom Building Products, previous owner of a tile and stone installation company Ceramic Tile Services. He currently serves on technical committees for the TCNA, MMSA, NTCA, MIA, ANSI, and ASTM International.
RedGard®Liquid Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane from Custom Building Productsis a ready-to-use, elastomeric product with outstanding adhesion that provides a seamless waterproof barrier and reduces crack transmission in tile and stone floor installations.
A versatile mat underlayment that reduces time and labor cost when setting tile and stone over concrete, plywood, primed OSB or any other acceptable subfloor, EasyMat®Tile & Stone Underlayment from Custom®Building Products is up to 25 times lighter than 1/4inch (6 mm) backerboard, cuts easily with a utility knife, doesn't require any nails or screws and comes in a peel-and-stick version.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on outdoor installations and the importance of surface prep prior to any tile installation. Through various case studies, see what types of installations are possible in the great outdoors. Also make sure to check out two detailed technical focuses by industry professionals and the product showcase, which highlights the newest surface prep products on the market.