Over the past number of years, there has been some consumer confusion and concern about rumored radon or radiation levels occurring in natural granites used for residential countertops, floor tiles, etc. The origins of this concern are advertisements published by manufacturers of competing materials. Levels of radiation from granitic products, while technically measurable, are in fact, just small fractional values of established thresholds for environmental safety. The reader is encouraged to study the information contained within this pamphlet to further understand how these levels are quantified and to appreciate the relative insignificance of any radiation attributable to natural stone surfaces. Read More
TriStar Welcomes Schluter-Systems as Multi-Race Sponsor with LaJoie
TriStar Motorsports welcomes Schluter-Systems as a multi-race partner with driver Corey LaJoie. Having a previously established relationship, LaJoie continues to cultivate his partnership with Schluter-Systems who will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 72 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for four races in addition to an associate sponsorship for the entire season. Read More
Milwaukee® Introduces the M18 FUEL™ Mud Mixer
Mix up to 15 Buckets on a Single Charge!
Milwaukee Tool continues to lead the shift from corded to cordless and enhances productivity for professionals once again with the introduction of the M18 FUEL™ Mud Mixer with 180° Handle. By harnessing their industry-leading M18 FUEL™ technology*, Milwaukee has developed the first dedicated cordless mud mixer designed with the performance, adaptability, and control needed by the trades. Powerful enough to mix heavy compounds, from stucco to concrete, the M18 FUEL™ Mud Mixer can mix up to 15 buckets of drywall mud on a single battery.** Read More
Guest Article Written by Jill Canty
Walking around with no socks is one of summer’s simple pleasures. However, it can be hard to work up the courage to whip those socks off if your bare feet risk coming into contact with an icy cold surface, or worse, an uncomfortable material. If you want to free all 10 of your little piggies from their stockings all year round, you may want to consider investing in a more comfortable floor. Without further ado, here are our top choices for the most comfortable flooring materials available today. Read More
Jonny Corners Is Looking For Distributors
About 5 years ago we started a little company called “Jonny Corners”. We make trap door trim kits and felt there was a need for this product, so we sought to test it out on the market via direct sales in our area and online through our website. It was an immediate hit and now we have regular customers in the Northern United States and Canada. And our product has become very popular in Alaska.
Through our R&D and working closely with flooring installers, we have perfected Jonny Corners Trap Door Trim and are able to supply the US and Canada with this innovative, time-saving product. Our goal is to deliver our products to suppliers anywhere you find a flush mounted trap door. Read More
IICRC Summit Conference Adds CIRI Science Symposium
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is adding a Science Symposium to its Technical Conference, held Aug. 9 – 11, at the Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Mont. The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) will join the IICRC for a special discussion on a major new trend in cleaning science and disaster restoration and its impact on business strategy and hygiene practices.
The symposium titled, “The Microbiome and its Impact on Cleaning, Contracting and the Restoration Sciences,” will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Aug. 11 and will feature discussions by Dr. Gene Cole and Dr. Greg Whiteley. Read More
The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone’s (UofCTS) Online “Tile Installer Thin-set Standards (ITS) Verification” Course has been Updated
Education is the fastest and easiest way to increase sales and profits!
The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) just released an updated version of the popular Tile Installer Thin-set Standards (ITS) Verification course. Both the USA version and the Canadian version of this course were updated, as well as the Spanish version.
The updated course offers a comprehensive review of the current industry installation standards, methods, and practices for ceramic tile, porcelain tiles, glass tile, concrete tiles, and natural stone tiles. Read More
Mark Your Calendars: NEOCON 2017 Trade Show
June 12-14 at The Mart, Chicago
What: The 49th edition of the NeoCon® trade show, the premier, global platform for connecting, learning and conducting business in commercial interiors, will draw more than 50,000 design professionals from across the globe to The Mart, June 12-14. For almost five decades, NeoCon has served as a launch pad for innovation, offering ideas and introductions that continue to shape the built environment. The industry’s definitive gathering place, NeoCon, is where macro-trends such as “the future of the office’ and “wellness” gain momentum and become part of the collective conversation. NeoCon showcases hundreds of leading companies across key vertical markets including Workplace, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Education, Public Spaces, and Government. Read More
Registration Open for NWFA Expo 2017
Registration is now open for the National Wood Flooring Association 2017 Wood Flooring Expo. The NWFA Expo 2017 event will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, April 11-14.
AdvanTech Squeak-Free Guarantee Now Available to Builders Across the Country
In anticipation of the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show — the largest annual light construction show in the world — Huber Engineered Woods is expanding distribution of AdvanTech™ subfloor adhesive, providing access to the spray-foam subfloor adhesive to builders nationwide.
AdvanTech subfloor adhesive was introduced last year to builders and remodelers in New England and New York. The launch of the complementary product to its subflooring panels, came with the introduction of a 10-Year Squeak-Free Guarantee1 for the panel-to-joist connection of an AdvanTech™ Subfloor Assembly using both AdvanTech subflooring panels and AdvanTech subfloor adhesive. The success of this new subfloor adhesive in limited distribution over the last year has led to its national distribution in 2017. Read More