August 1, 2015

SunTouch WarmWire® Electric Floor Heating Cables Provide a Versatile Choice for a Wide Range of Applications

WarmWireSunTouch recently enhanced its WarmWire floor heating cables that use an electric wire to heat floors in bathroom, entryways, and kitchens.  An affordable alternative to radiant heated mats, WarmWire provides the flexibility to install easily around curves, angles and cut-outs to fit rooms of all shapes and sizes.

Contractors can install WarmWire using self-leveler or thin-set, whichever they prefer, when WarmWire is secured using CableStraps.  Recent enhancements give WarmWire a lower profile, allowing less thin-set or self-leveler to be used during installation.

WarmWire is compatible with a variety of uncoupling membranes designed for use with heating wire.  An installer can vary the wire spacing in these uncoupling membranes to reach a desired heat output.   WarmWire comes with a 25-year warranty.

SunTouch offers a full line of products to meet indoor and outdoor floor warming and ice melting project needs. For more information visit

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About SunTouch

SunTouch, a Watts Water Technologies company, provides a wide range of electric floor heating and snow melting products that are widely used in residential, commercial, and institutional projects to create comfortable, warm, safe, inviting spaces. With more than 30 years of experience in radiant heating, SunTouch offers quality products, simple design services, and world-class support.

BloodSTOP – a must-have product for every construction site

BloodSTOP is a must-have product for every construction site. Initially developed for use by surgeons in the operating room, BloodSTOP is available on shelves at drug stores nationwide. BloodSTOP is a biocompatible, non-irritating, woven matrix of fibers made from natural plant compounds. When applied to a wound, BloodSTOP quickly absorbs blood and other body fluids and transforms into a gel to seal the wound with a protective transparent layer. The gel creates a coagulation tower over the wound that stops bleeding and creates ideal conditions for wound healing.


Imagine Tile partners with Guillaume Gentet to introduce his debut tile design, Trellis

Imagine Tile has partnered with award-winning American décorateur ensemblier Guillaume Gentet to introduce his debut tile design, Trellis. The three-toned 8” x 8” scale features a large-scale lattice pattern in alternating dark and light hues that can be customized in terms of color variations and size. Trellis has already been installed in several projects, including a residential kitchen in the Hamptons and the main communal kitchen of Hope Lodge in New York City, a center that offers lodging at no cost for cancer patients being treated in Manhattan. Gentet remodeled the kitchen pro bono and Imagine Tile donated 800 sq. ft. of tile for the floor and backsplash. Guillaume Gentet’s full collection will be unveiled throughout 2015 and will include a series of patterns that complement each other and can be mixed and matched.




USG offers the USG Durock™ Brand Shower System

USG offers the USG Durock™ Brand Shower System, a fully-bonded waterproofing system for tiled shower installations designed to control moisture independently of the tile covering, while creating a solid base for a long-lasting shower. Ideal for both new construction and repair/remodel projects, the system is more adaptable to job-site conditions, is barrier free and offers an abundance of grate options and finishes that fit a range of bathroom aesthetics. The USG Durock Brand Shower System comes with the option of installing a custom tray program. This allows for a limitless number of shower configurations by using optional benches and niches that deliver added flexibility, making it possible to create a more customized shower. This custom tray program is exclusive to USG.


Textura Corporation launches Early Payment Program (EPP)

Textura Corporation, a provider of collaboration software solutions for the construction industry, launched Early Payment Program (EPP), that lets general contractors offer their subcontractors optional accelerated payment of invoices 30 to 90 days earlier than normal payment timing.

EPP™ was developed in partnership with financial services company Greensill Capital. Similar to supply chain finance in other industries, EPP provides third-party funding that enables general contractors to pay participating subcontractors faster than their normal timing. Textura’s Construction Payment Management (CPM) technology – a collaborative online invoicing and payment solution – facilitates the administration of the program, including delivering early payments directly to subcontractors.

With better and more predictable cash flow, subcontractors will be able to prepare bids expecting earlier, non-recourse payments, and accelerated payments should lead to stronger balance sheets, business expansion and less business owner risk.


Nuheat electric radiant heating

Nuheat electric radiant heating can be installed in the shower and on the shower benches. The product comes as a standard shower mat with a hole for the drain or custom mats can be built to cover any shape including the bench. In addition to instantly warming the feet, Nuheat heats the entire floor space of large walk-in showers – even benches – making them warm and more comfortable for those with arthritis or painful joints and muscles; rapidly dries water after use, reducing the environment for mildew; and warms the air to create a luxurious sauna like environment. Nuheat 120V waterproof shower mat comes with extra length leads up to 22’ to reach the thermostat location, is UL certified for wet applications and offers quick installation.


Fila’s surface care range includes a variety of treatments for shower and tile maintenance

Fila’s surface care range includes a variety of treatments for shower and tile maintenance. All products protect original characteristics – without altering appearance – and provide fast, safe application. Production is supported by Fila’s new ISO 14001:2014 certification and its extensive range is recommended by 200 leading flooring brands. FILAMP90 ECO PLUS is a solvent-free, stainproofing impregnating sealer for polished porcelain and natural stone surfaces, part of Fila’s Green line. The odor-free sealer also protects grout lines. FILANO DROPS no-rinse spray cleans without streaks or limescale. Solvent free and non-acidic, it is ideal for tiles, glass, mirrors, glass mosaics and glazed ceramics as well as metal trims and faucets. FILA Deterdek is a deep-cleaning descaler; FILA PS/87 is a heavy-duty degreasing cleaner and wax remover; FILAVIA BAGNO is a routine spray cleaner; FILA FUGANET provides grout cleaning and FILA Cleaner is a best-selling pH-neutral detergent.


Florida Tile introduces ImperoHDP

Florida Tile introduces ImperoHDP glazed porcelain wall tile inspired by the elegance of Travertino Romano used in the ancient Roman monuments. The surface of ImperoHDP is stacked, creating a break of levels that reproduces shades of Travertino, from milky white to walnut, through yellow to pink. Thanks to high technical and aesthetic characteristics, this product allows a lot of versatility and delivers an uncompromising level of color and variation using HDP – High Definition Porcelain® printing technology. ImperoHDP can cover internal and external walls of public, commercial and residential environments of contemporary and architecture of the past. The 12” x 22” format permits laying interlocking turns, creating uniform walls and aesthetic continuity. Frost, light- and spot-resistant, it’s simple to install and clean and doesn’t require any additional treatments or maintenance. Made of 40% pre-consumer recycled content, it’s GREENGUARD® and Porcelain Tile Certified.


Daltile expands its bath accessories line

Daltile expands its bath accessories line with new cast metal and stone contemporary corner shelves, permanently sealed with Q-Seal™, which protects against stains and abrasions, and Ultra-Fresh(R) antimicrobial protection to inhibit the growth of stains and odor-causing mold and mildew. New finishes include Stainless, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, White Gloss, Travertine, Sand and Gray, each available in two corner shelf sizes. Their sleek design features a lip around the edge to prevent items from slipping off the shelves, and a drainage hole keeps liquids from collecting.


Warmup StickyMat system

warmup-npThe Warmup StickyMat system is a series of small 3’-wide mats for bathroom installations under tile and stone. StickyMats are dual-adhesive with double-sided tape as well as a pressure-sensitive adhesive on the entire mesh allowing for a fast set-up or repositioning with a slim heating wire less than 1/8” in diameter. They can be combined and patch-worked into the room to customize the coverage. Each mat is built with a dual-conductor cable with a single power cord to connect to the thermostat. StickyMats are available in 3’ x 3’, 3’ x 5’, 3’ x 6’, 3’ x 8’ and 3’ x 10 ‘ sizes. The 30-year warranty is homeowner transferable. Through its SafetyNet™ Guarantee, Warmup will replace any damaged heating system returned to store for a free replacement; no questions asked.