PROVA Linear System offers simple drain solution

PROVA ceramic and stone tile accessory products now include a simple solution for linear drain installations. The PROVA LINEAR® system for tiled showers features a unique modular pan and extension system that allows for complete versatility when building out any desired shower base size and drain placements. PROVA-BOND™ surface treatment technology is used on the drain body for the ultimate strength in adhesion to mortar. Get innovation and technology in this one cost effective alternative system!

 

·       Connects easily to standard drain outlets

·       Drain body coated with PROVA-BOND surface treatment technology for ultimate mortar adhesion

 ·       Pre-bonded PROVA-MAT® membrane on drain flange provides quick and easy waterproofing

·       Tile-in-top inclusion allows for a finished tiled shower floor aesthetic without disrupting drainage

·       Integrated for use with PROVA LINEAR modular pan and extension system

·       Available in 3 popular sizes: 24”, 36”, 42”

·       Stainless steel grate option is also available

ForLinearDrainAd2016_vclosedup_v3 more information, visit http://www.provaproducts.com. And see PROVA products at TISE West/Surfaces, booth # 5447.

 

 

 

See new Mapeguard UM underlayment membrane at MAPEI TISE booth #5847

MAPEI offers  Mapeguard UM, a lightweight waterproofing and vapor pressure-equalizing underlayment membrane. It provides crack suppression for use under ceramic tile and stone installations, for both residential and commercial applications.

Mapemapei-mapeguard_um_rollguard UM is designed to perform over challenging substrates, such as young concrete and single-layer 3/4″ (19 mm) plywood subfloors with joist spacing of up to 19.2″ (49 cm) on
center. The unique engineered tri-layered design of Mapeguard UM absorbs lateral stress from the substrate without transferring this force to the tile or stone, which maintains exceptional bonds.

To learn more about the features and benefits of Mapeguard UM, visit www.mapei.com.

See the new Mapeguard UM at MAPEI’s TISE West/Surfaces booth #5847.

 

Crossville to Live Stream Education Sessions at The International Surfaces Event

CROSSVILLE, Tennessee — Domestic tile manufacturer Crossville will offer unique education sessions at booth #5403 during The International Surfaces Event. In addition to the opportunity for show attendees to view sessions in person, Crossville will stream the content on Facebook Live.

Lindsey Waldrep

Lindsey Waldrep

“With these quick learning sessions, we’re putting the spotlight on the creative solutions that our products offer for flooring retailers and their customers,” explains Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville’s Vice President of Marketing. “The ideas and information we’ll be sharing take the trade show experience to another level, and by live streaming our sessions, we’re excited to include a broader audience that can benefit from all we have to share.”

A panel discussion featuring two prominent interior designers is among the sessions Crossville is hosting. Charlotte, NC’s Lisa Mende and Las Vegas-based Patricia Gaylor will discuss tile trends and tips for retailers in working with design professionals.

“We are focused on giving attendees some great take-aways that they can immediately take action on—insights that will help them improve their businesses,” Waldrep summarizes.

To follow is a list of all sessions Crossville will host in-booth and online via Facebook Live. All show attendees and the media are invited to attend.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – At Home with Porcelain Tile Panels—Case studies and creative solutions achieved in residential spaces through Porcelain Tile Panels. Presented by Lindsey Waldrep, Vice President of Marketing, Crossville, Inc.

 

  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. – Advances in Porcelain Tile Panels—The latest learnings and new developments in Porcelain Tile Panels. Presented by Noah Chitty, Director of Technical Services, Crossville, Inc.

 

  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – New to You from Crossville—Discover the latest creative solutions brought to you by Crossville. Presented by Scott Jones, Director of New Product Development, Crossville, Inc.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

  • 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. – Introduction to Tile—Are you new to tile? Get a bit of perspective and what you need to know to work with tile in your design projects. Presented by Tony Robson, Architectural Sales Manager, Crossville, Inc.

 

  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Designer Panel Discussion—Creative solutions achieved through tile in real-world examples discussed in detail in this facilitated discussion with Patricia Gaylor, Interior Designer and Founder of Patricia Gaylor Interior Design, and Lisa Mende, Interior Designer, Owner and Founder of Lisa Mende Design. Facilitated by Lindsey Waldrep, Vice President of Marketing, Crossville, Inc.

 

  • 2:00 p.m.- 2:15 p.m. – New to You from Crossville—Discover the latest creative solutions brought to you by Crossville. Presented by Robin Rhea, Brand Director, Crossville, Inc.

 

For more information or to reserve a seat, visit http://crossvilleinc-2618299.hs-sites.com/offer. View the sessions live from your computer or mobile device via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/crossvilleinc/ .

 

About Crossville, Inc.

Founded in 1986, Crossville Inc. is a U.S.-owned and operated manufacturer of award-winning tile collections for residential and contract applications. Its headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Crossville, Tennessee. Crossville, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Curran Group, a privately owned holding company renowned for its core values of family, respect, partnership, integrity, and improvement.

An industry innovator, Crossville is the first U.S. tile manufacturer to achieve the following:

– production of large format tile on site,

– manufacturing of tile with certified recycled content,

– development the Tile Take-Back® Program for recycling fired porcelain tile,

– attaining of certification for waste recycling programs,

– earning of TCNA’s Green Squared certification for all of its U.S.-produced tile lines,

– distribution of a complete line of porcelain tile panels (Laminam by Crossville), and

– designation as a net consumer of waste in the domestic tile industry.

For more information on Crossville, visit crossvilleinc.com.

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Loxcreen Flooring Group’s professional division undergoes re-brand into M-D PRO; PROVA brand remains

md-pro_logoMississauga, ON:  M-D PRO is the new name for The Loxcreen Flooring Group, which comes under the M-D Building Products umbrella.

In December 2012 when M-D Building Products (Oklahoma City) completed the acquisition of The Loxcreen Company (Columbia, SC), it returned full circle to the professional floor covering accessory business with the Loxcreen Flooring Group division operating out of Mississauga, ON, Canada. The Loxcreen acquisition meant that M-D was now the proud owner of some of the most respected brands in the industry. Brands like Bengard, Dura-Trim, KinTrim and Loxcreen Floor Covering Accessories were now part of the M-D family of businesses.

With so many well-known brands under the M-D umbrella, the time was right to consolidate and simplify their professional market presence under the newly created M-D PRO name. The professional division launched its new name to their customers the first week of January 2017, along with a brand new logo that will replace Loxcreen Flooring Group on all future product labels, marketing materials, social media, as well as a new website that is currently in development, www.mdpro.com.

“This new logo was designed to honor the history of the M-D brand but also to clearly distinguish it from the traditional retail channels that M-D is best known for,” said Joe Comitale, president of M-D PRO. “The M-D PRO business has a separate and autonomous management team that works closely with the senior management of M-D to make sure that corporate ideals are maintained while at the same time taking advantage of the expertise and specialization that the professional side of the business demands.”

The re-brand has been an evolutionary one, as initially, the professional floor covering brands remained stand alone. The first year after the acquisition, the M-D logo started appearing on marketing collateral as well as in advertisements and customer communications. Soon after, the M-D logo became more prominent and the trade shows proudly announced the M-D affiliation and ownership. In essence, this is just the final step in that evolution.

“It is extremely exciting for the Loxcreen Flooring Group brands to continue the evolution into the M-D family by changing the name to M-D PRO. The Loxcreen Flooring Group being an integral part of such a large, century old, well respected and recognizable organization such as M-D will certainly help us achieve our objective of brand consolidation, simplification and recognition”, Steven LaGrou, VP Sales and Marketing M-D PRO.

PROVA brand remains

M-D PRO will be the brand name for all of the professional accessory product lines (Carpet Metal, Vinyl, and Wood and MDF) with one exception. M-D is also the owner of the decade old PROVA brand of ceramic and stone installation accessories. PROVA has quickly established itself as a proven, reliable and high performing product line in the M-D family.

“PROVA was the only other brand that we decided to keep and promote due to its established brand equity, its great potential for growth in the marketplace and its overall meaning to the product line”, according to Julia Vozza, marketing manager, M-D PRO. The PROVA name was derived from the Italian word PROTEGGERE which means “Protect” and from the word “Vapor”, Vozza adds.

What started out as a single product in Canada is now an entire system of waterproofing products, tile underlayment, shower systems and other tile and stone accessory products that are sold all over North America. This stand-alone brand will continue, but will in fact proudly include the M-D logo as well in recognition of its family ties.

This re-brand is set for a progressive roll out as of January 2017. The new M-D PRO branding and image will be on display at The International Surface Event in Las Vegas. Visit booth #5447 to learn more about M-D PRO and how they can help to benefit your business in 2017.

About M-D PRO:

M-D PRO (formerly known as the Loxcreen Flooring Group) provides a broad range of floor covering and building accessories. The company’s core business is a traditional line of aluminum and vinyl extruded floor transitional moldings that aid in a spectrum of installation challenges.

Through strategic partnerships and acquisitions over 40 years in business, M-D PRO has remained committed to providing our customers with innovative product lines that include PROVA ceramic and stone tile installation accessories, M-D tools, DuPont & TOWER caulks and sealants. These growing product lines continue to compliment the core line of trims for carpet, ceramic, laminate, vinyl, resilient and hardwood floors.

 

 About M-D Building Products:

M-D Building Products, Inc. has a rich history of product development and manufacturing expertise. Beginning in 1920 as Macklanburg Duncan, the M-D story encompasses almost 100 years of innovating and manufacturing products demanded by customers. M-D products are market leading in the categories of flooring accessories, flooring tools, weatherization, caulks, sealants and digital levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coverings CID Awards entry deadline extended to Monday, January 23

 The Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects. Projects are judged on design and installation excellence, giving special recognition to unusual, creative and innovative uses of stone and tile.
Farley Residence, Grand Prize Stone Winner 2016,
Designed by Carson Guest, Inc.
Installed by Marmi Natural Stone
To show off your outstanding work and give you the recognition you deserve by featuring your work at Coverings, including a display on the new 2017 CID digital video wall, you must submit your entry for free to be a part of it! Projects must have been completed within the past two years (January 2015 – December 2016). Multiple entries are accepted and encouraged!
Lincoln Park Steps, Grand Prize Tile Winner 2016
Designed by Aileen Barr
Installed by Doty Tile and Snyder Tile

PRIZE:

  • $2,500 plus a one-night hotel stay in Orlando will be awarded to the installer and designer of both residential and commercial tile and stone projects

​In addition, winners will be:

  • Invited to attend the coveted VIP Press Dinner
  • Invited to participate in a conference session where projects will be discussed
  • Featured on the new CID digital video wall and on meter boards at Coverings

ENTER BY MONDAY, JANUARY 23:Have your work recognized at the premier international tile and stone event! There is no cost to submit projects, but in order to win a CID Award you must be present at Coverings 2017 in Orlando, Florida to accept your award. Visit Coverings CID Awards submissions for more information and to enter.

Interceramic updates showrooms, infuses them with inspiration

(Dallas, Texas) –Inspiration. That’s the byword for the fresh approach to Interceramic’s new showrooms, which opened in mid-October in San Antonio and Dallas. “It’s all about inspiration,” said Marianne Cox, director of marketing, Interceramic USA. The new showroom evokes the question, “How do I pair wall and floor decorative elements in my space?” she said.

The 15,000 sq. ft Dallas Interceramic facility houses the showroom, offices and a contractor area, plus a 35,000 sq. ft. warehouse.

I attended the grand opening of the Dallas location, 11935 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 130, to witness the new way Interceramic is showing up to the industry, A&D professionals, contractors and the public.

In 2015 Interceramic began a rebranding and repositioning of its brand.  These new showrooms are an extension of that. The 15,000 sq. ft space houses the showroom, offices and a contractor area, plus a 35,000 sq. ft. warehouse.

A map leads visitors through the showroom space.

Kyle Jeffery of Callison RTKL, design director for the project said there was a focus on “making the product art,” which meant including only key vignettes so as to not limit the vision of what could be done with a product.  “When a customer sees a tile in a bathroom, they think, ‘That’s a bathroom tile,” Jeffery said. “This showroom is designed to let your imagination go, and give you a more open mind.”

The Featured Products area.

A series of metal frames gives the space structure and lets product flow from category to category: Featured Product, Stone, Wood, Concrete (tile) and Natural Stone. “We wanted to make it feel like a studio,” Jeffery said.

The kitchen and lounge with a working kitchen serves as a community room for events and lunch and learn gatherings.

There is a community area with a gourmet kitchen and island that can be used for company events, but also for team building – a true multifunction space, he said. Interceramic’s Cox  said an IIDA event is scheduled in the coming weeks; and there are plans to hold “lunch and learns” in the space.

Product is displayed on massive “canvases” on the wall and there’s a library wall with sliding sample racks as well as collaborative work stations. Offices are embedded within the showroom to integrate personnel with space visitors.

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An interesting note: the floors are not covered in tile or stone. Jeffery said natural concrete is interspersed with tile or stone flooring to provide contrast and let the tile stand out and make it “more special,” he said.

 More to come

Cox said the showrooms are the beginning of the outpicturing of the new branding – a new 240,000 sq.ft. distribution center is being built 15 miles north of Dallas.

“Interceramic has a state-of-the-art factory in Chihuahua,” Cox said. “Until very recently, it was the largest in the world.” And a new factory is in the works there, growing capacity.” Currently, the company has an annual capacity of 500 million sq. ft.

“ Interceramic owns its entire process, from beginning to end,” Cox added. “It owns its mines for raw materials and its mold shop  — we make our own molds and punches and etch our own rollers for lines that aren’t ink jet,” she said.

Interceramic is strong on, well CERAMIC. High density ceramic to be exact – what’s now known as HD Ceramic. “We make ours denser, with the same glaze as porcelain, fired at the same temperature as porcelain – but way more affordable.”

 Showroom flow

Cox explained that the flow of the showroom follows the way the consumer shops. The rotunda area to the right of the front door holds signage that tells the story of HD Ceramic and technological innovations like Lumen FX, a unique ink that gives a subtle shimmer to veining in tile products.

There’s also information about Interceramic’s wall tile – the only manufacturer in the U.S. that uses digital printing on wall tile, made in the company’s Garland, Texas factory, which has an annual capacity of 300 million sq. ft.

Interceramic is the only manufacturer in the U.S. that uses digital printing on wall tile, made in the company’s Garland, Texas factory, which has an annual capacity of 300 million sq. ft.

Moving into the main part of the showroom, one first encounters Feature Products, where all the new introductions populate the floors, walls and occasional vignettes, interspersed with concrete floors to create “focal points” Cox said – and tile appears in places and patches for inspiration.

ic-12-vignetteNext is the Stone looks, with core and new products that are showcased along with a sample library of digitally-printed wall time and samples paired with floor tile. Sliding sample drawers allow clients to take a sample home to pair with other furnishings.

Following are the Wood and the Concrete areas, paired with coordinating product, such as textile designs or encaustic looks.

Beyond the community area is the Natural Stone section, with a full selection of all the hottest stone species, and a conference room with a marble herringbone wall.

ic-13-bling-and-natural-stoneAdjacent to the Natural Stone area is the Inspiration area, showing different ways to pair materials and looks and textures. “It’s all about Inspiration,” Cox emphasized. Also on display are “our jewels” Cox said – iridescent and colorful glass, stone mosaics and other wall or floor bling.

ic-4-merchandiserNavigating past the showroom takes you into the office area, where the Elite display merchandising unit sits – packed with 96 boards that showcase Interceramic’s entire line of tile and natural stone. At nine feet from end to end, “This is for the dedicated tile customer,” Cox said, adding 200 have already been sold. A smaller, 7.5 foot wide merchandiser is also available.

Paic-9-contractor-areast the offices is the contractor area, with comfortable seating for contractors to wait for orders, and a 35,000 sq. ft. warehouse.

 

The design makes the most of each space – even the women’s restroom (and presumably the men’s too) is a showcase and example of how to pair product. ic-11-bathroom-gallery

 

 

Spectra Contract Flooring of Carrollton, Texas installed the Dallas location;  and J&R Tile of San Antonio installed the showroom in that town.

At the opening, (l to r) Interceramic’s director of marketing Marianne Cox, Victor E. Almeida Interceramic executive vice president U.S. operations, TileLetter’s Lesley Goddin, and Interceramic’s chairman and CEO Victor Almeida.

At the opening, (l to r) Interceramic’s director of marketing Marianne Cox, Victor E. Almeida Interceramic executive vice president U.S. operations, TileLetter’s Lesley Goddin, and Interceramic’s chairman and CEO Victor Almeida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition: Deadline extended to January 13, 2017

The deadline for the 2017 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition has officially been extended to January 13, 2017.
All North America-based architects and designers who have used Italian ceramic or porcelain tile within the past five years are eligible to submit their projects in the residential, commercial and institutional categories. Prizes include $3,000, a trip to Bologna, Italy for a CEU-accredited trip to Cersaie and a trip to Orlando to present their project at Coverings. For more details, visit tilecompetition.com.
Gensler: 2016 Commercial Winner

Profilitec launches highly-advanced Showertec system at TISE West

Profilitec Corporation’s mission statement is to provide the flooring industry with the most advanced products in the tile installation systems category. The company has supported that mission with highly-advanced engineered tile profiles over the last 50 years.

Profilitec Showertec system

Profilitec Showertec system

For the North American market, the next step was to develop a highly-advanced shower installation system. Profilitec analyzed the industry’s current offering and developed an exemplary system in function, performance and simplicity. Profilitec‘s Showertec system, on display and launching at TISE West/Surfaces in Las Vegas at booth #5479, will incorporate advantages that surpass current standards. These include vapor permeance levels that conform to industry requirements for steam showers, high-density, pre-waterproofed foam elements which will save significant installation time and contain recycled content to reinforce Profilitec’s commitment to always incorporate environment- friendly materials when possible.
Profilitec Showertec is the just latest addition to the company’s commitment of providing highly-advanced tile installation systems for the industry.  Stay tuned for more additions to the line coming soon. www.profilitec.com.
See the Profilitec Showertec system at TISE West/Surfaces booth # 5479

NTCA hires Spanish-speaking trainer for workshop program

The NTCA has hired Luis Bautista, owner of Master Tilesetter, LLC in Arlington, Texas, as its newest workshop trainer/presenter. Bautista, originally from Honduras, is a native Spanish speaker, and will present nine NTCA Tile & Stone Workshops in 2017 to Spanish-speaking attendees.

luis-bautistaBautista has owned NTCA-member Master Tilesetter (www.mastertilesetter.com) for 20 years, specializing in beautiful, luxurious and custom bathrooms and kitchens. “Our mission is to go the extra mile to provide a detailed quality service, customized for client satisfaction,” he said.

Bautista also works in the mission fields in Spanish-speaking countries and will make several trips to Honduras and Guatemala with his wife Susan, in 2017.

NTCA committed to bringing on a Spanish-language presenter to attract attendees who may not be fluent in English to workshop events. This initiative was galvanized when NTCA took part in the Installation Summit in Dallas over the summer, and the lack of installers was explored.

“At this Summit, one key area identified to help the growth of flooring installers was the Spanish community,” said Jim Olson, NTCA assistant executive director. “As a response, the NTCA translated the Trowel & Error video and the NTCA Reference Manual into Spanish. In 2017, the NTCA will offer Spanish Workshops for the first time.”

The Spanish-language workshop schedule is as follows.

March 14, 2017

Daltile, Anaheim, Calif.: 1600 South Page Court. Contact Chi Troung at 714-634-2546 or email [email protected]

March 15, 2017

Daltile, San Diego, Calf.: 7484 Raytheon Rd. Contact Scott Hambor at 858-565-7767 or email [email protected]

June 20, 2017

D&B Tile, West Palm Beach, Fla.: 3220 45th Street. Contact Wendy Ready at 561-478-4242 or email [email protected]

June 21, 2017

D&B Tile, Sunrise, Fla.: 14200 NW 4th Street. Contact Martha Alvarez at 954-846-2660 or email [email protected]

June 22, 2017

D&B Tile, Doral, Fla.: 8369 NW 36th Street. Contact Maddy Diaz at 305-592-9340 or email [email protected]

September 12, 2017

American Olean/Marazzi, Phoenix, Ariz.: 2115 S.11th Suite 170. Contact Joe Schipper at 602-253-5551 or email [email protected]

September 13, 2017

Daltile, Flagstaff, Ariz.: 345 South River Run Road. Contact Shawn Tipton at 928-556-0583 or email [email protected]

November 14, 2017

Daltile, Dallas, Texas: 2250 LBJ Freeway, Suite 200. Contact Kevin Foster at 972-728-7034 or email [email protected]

November 15, 2017

Daltile, Haltom City, Texas: 6323 Airport Freeway, Suite A. Contact Scott Routzong at 817-332-4161 or email [email protected]

NTCA Tile & Stone Workshops provide free opportunities for attendees to stay informed of the latest techniques, developments and systems for tile and stone installations. They include information on the changes in the TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass and Stone Tile Installation, live demonstrations and an open forum with plenty of time to network at each event.

In addition, Luis will present in Spanish during the Coverings 17 (www.coverings.com) conference program at the Orange County Convention Center, April 4-7, 2017. Here is the program at press time:

1) Top 5 Reasons Why Tile Installations Fail/NTCA

As technology continues to develop in the tile industry, it becomes increasingly challenging to achieve successful installations.  Product knowledge is now just as important as proper training in the field.  This session will feature the main reasons why tile and stone installations fail and outline steps that can be taken to prevent this from happening.

Las 5 razones principales por las que fallan las instalaciones de baldosas

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Con el constante desarrollo tecnológico en la industria de las baldosas, es cada vez más difícil instalar baldosas exitosamente. Tener un conocimiento del producto es casi tan importante como estar bien capacitado en este terreno. Esta sesión explica las razones principales por las que fallan las instalaciones de baldosas y piedra, y describe los pasos que se pueden tomar para evitar que esto suceda.

2) How to Become a Certified Tile Installer/CTEF

Consumers and project owners are increasingly requesting certified tile installers to be on their projects.  Language recommending certification is now included in many industry specifications.  This session will provide important information on how to prepare for and pass the written and physical portions of the Certified Tile Installer test.

Cómo convertirse en un instalador de baldosas certificado

Cada vez más, tanto los consumidores como los propietarios de los proyectos solicitan instaladores de baldosas certificados para sus proyectos. Muchas especificaciones de la industria ahora recomiendan tener certificación. Esta sesión le proporcionará información importante sobre cómo prepararse y pasar las porciones escrita y física del examen para certificarse como instalador de baldosas.

(Spanish Version of CTI preparation Course)

3) Spanish Version of Substrate Preparation Course — taught by Tom Plaskota of TEC

Preparación de sustratos adecuada para instalaciones de baldosa

Es imposible tener una instalación de baldosa o piedra de calidad sin haber preparado y elegido adecuadamente el sustrato. Este programa abarcará los sustratos reconocidos por la industria y cómo prepararlos para la baldosa. En esta sesión también se explicarán algunos sustratos cuestionables e inadecuados.

4) Spanish Version of Substrate Preparation Course –taught by Tom Plaskota of TEC

Preparación de sustratos adecuada para instalaciones de baldosa

Es imposible tener una instalación de baldosa o piedra de calidad sin haber preparado y elegido adecuadamente el sustrato. Este programa abarcará los sustratos reconocidos por la industria y cómo prepararlos para la baldosa. En esta sesión también se explicarán algunos sustratos cuestionables e inadecuados.

Reach Luis by calling 817-454-2407 or emailing [email protected]

 

 

IQ POWER TOOLS INTRODUCES FIRST DRY-CUT TILE SAW: THE IQTS244

See the iQTS244 dry-cut power saw at TISE West booth # 3547

 

See the iQTS244 dry-cut power saw at TISE West booth # 3547

See the iQTS244 dry-cut tile saw at TISE West booth # 3547

iQ Power Tools, manufacturer of premium power tools with integrated dust collection systems, introduces the first “Dry-Cut Tile Saw” designed to cut ceramic, porcelain, marble and stone.

 

The iQTS244® is a 10” dry-cut tile saw specifically created for professional tile setters and contractors. With the world’s first fully-integrated dust control technology, this innovative tool allows for tile to be cut inside or outside with no water and no dust discharge. Additionally, it is lightweight, compact and built on wheels for easy transport to and from jobsites.

100% compliant with the new OSHA standard on respirable silica dust, the iQTS244 was initially produced for professional contractors to eliminate problems caused by cutting with water. The iQTS244 utilizes a three-stage filtration system which captures up to 99.5% of the dust.  All the dust from the cutting point passes through this filtration system and is captured in the dust tray for easy clean up.

The specially designed 10” Q-Drive Cool Cut Blade is air-cooled by the vacuum. The vacuum also removes the cutting debris so the blade is not regrinding the same material, a process that reduces friction and heat. www.iQPowerTools.com

See the iQTS244 dry-cut tile saw at TISE West booth #3547.

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