Sponsor Product Spotlight – LATICRETE® STRATA_MAT™ XT

As a recent addition to its uncoupling products portfolio, LATICRETE STRATA_MAT™ XT provides installers instant coverage verification, faster drying of mortar and a shorter time to grout. Composed specifically for ceramic tile and dimension stone installations, STRATA_MAT XT serves as an uncoupling layer and vapor management layer that accomodates moisture from beneath the tile covering to minimize floor height gain from tile installation materials. In addition, at 5/16″ (7.9 mm) thick STRATA_MAT XT helps to create an even transition between typical 1/4” to 3/8″ (3 to 9 mm) thick tile and 3/4″ (19 mm) thick hardwood flooring.

For more information, visit www.laticrete.com.


Ege Seramik has created a cutting-edge contemporary wood-look using modern inkjet technology with its latest introduction of the TRI-WOOD Collection.

This pressed; glazed porcelain tile is paired with a modern color palette of grey or beige – with gentle variation.

TRI-WOOD offers customers a winning TRIFECTA:


This 6” x 36” plank is suitable for residential to moderate commercial use. Its industrious qualities as a durable, hard-wearing tile… plus the ease of maintenance make TRI-WOOD ideal indoors and out.

Bostik Introduces Bosti-FlexTM Plus, a Multi-Purpose Siliconized Acrylic Latex Sealant

Bostik, Inc., a world leader in specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, has introduced Bostik Bosti-FlexTM Plus; a high-performance siliconized acrylic latex sealant. Offering exceptional adhesion and flexibility to most building materials and common household surfaces, Bosti-FlexTM Plus complements various Bostik grout colors and may also be easily painted with latex or oil-based coatings. For both interior and exterior applications, Bosti-FlexTM Plus is mold/mildew resistant, provides excellent elasticity for flexible joints, emits zero VOC’s and is easy to apply and clean.

According to Jake Krause, Bostik’s Product Line Specialist for Construction Sealants and Adhesives, “The product has been developed for multi-purpose sealant applications that include windows, door frames, sinks, tubs, shower surrounds, countertops and bonding applications for wood trim, ceramic tile and natural stone. The versatility of Bosti-FlexTM Plus along with its ease of use, should make this a go-to product for multiple applications!”

Bostik Bosti-FlexTM Plus is offered in a handy case consisting of twelve, 10.1-ounce cartridges and currently is available in six colors.

Sponsor Product Spotlight: LATICRETE® HYDRO BAN® Board

LATICRETE® HYDRO BAN® Board is a lightweight, easy to install, ready to tile wall board designed for bonded tile or stone installations. It is made with a waterproof high-density extruded polystyrene core and a waterproof membrane on both sides to give triple protection from water and vapor intrusion. Available in thicknesses from ¼” to 2” HYDRO BAN Board can be used on walls, floors, ceilings and in many installations requiring dimensionally sound and stable substrates as well as in steam rooms and steam showers. HYDRO BAN Board does not contain cement, fiberglass or paper products and will not cause itching or create messy cement debris during installation. No tab washers are required for floor and wall installations when using HYDRO BAN Board Screws.

HYDRO BAN Board carries the LATICRETE Lifetime System Warranty and can be installed over wood or metal studded walls, masonry, brick and concrete. For more information visit, www.laticrete.com.



Sponsor Product Spotlight: LATAPOXY® BIOGREEN™ 300

LATAPOXY® BIOGREEN 300, the industry’s first high-strength, chemical-resistant epoxy adhesive made with biobased material for installing tile and stone, is designed to provide an alternative to conventional non-renewable petroleum-derived products.

Equipped for the most demanding installations of tile and stone, LATAPOXY BIOGREEN 300 exceeds both ANSI A118.3 and ISO 13007 R2 requirements for epoxy adhesives and can be used in interior and exterior areas such as walls and floors, wet and dry areas. Additionally, the biobased epoxy adhesive can be used to install a variety of ceramic tile, marble and natural stone, and will bond to most sound, clean surfaces, spreads easily and can be cleaned with water while fresh.

LATAPOXY BIOGREEN 300 is a component of the LATICRETE Lifetime System Warranty providing one source, one warranty from the substrate to the grout. For more information, visit www.laticrete.com.

Sponsor Product Spotlight: LATICRETE® SPECTRALOCK® PRO

Now with even better stain resistance and non-sag performance on vertical installations, LATICRETE SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout produces the most color uniform, color accurate grout available today.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is designed for residential and commercial use on interior or exterior ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications. Ideal for re-grouting, this product is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet areas.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is available in a wide range of colors, including 40 traditional solid colors and many additional options using SPECTRALOCK DAZZLE which includes Gold, Silver, Copper, Mother-of-Pearl, and Glow-In-The Dark. For more information, visit www.laticrete.com.

Ege Seramik introduces “Epic Collection”

Ege Seramik, Epic Collection, Anthracite and Brown

Ege Seramik’s has announced its newest collection: Epic Collection. The company said that the slightly textured, matte finish of the Epic Collection replicates the natural look, warmth and charm of real wood.

Digital imaging and high-tech manufacturing bring this tile to life with true-to-life texture, the company said. According to the company, all tiles are printed with wide-ranging visual diversity, resulting in an authentic looking floor. Epic’s non-glossy finish makes it less slippery than glazed or polished tiles, the company said, adding that it’s ideal for high foot-traffic areas.

According to the company, Epic is produced as a 6” x 36” porcelain plank tile, is suitable for residential to moderate commercial use and is available in three colors: White, Anthracite and Brown.

The company said that distributors, retailers, contractors, installers, specifiers and fabricators at Cersaie 2017 (September 25-29, 2017 in Bologna, Italy) can see Epic firsthand and learn more about Ege Seramik’s other introductions at Cersaie Booth# Hall: 16, Stand: A56-B51.

Landmark Ceramics Presents Porcelain Pavers Installation over Pedestal

Information, suggestions and video regarding Frontier20 porcelain pavers installation over pedestal.

We are glad to inform you of Landmark Ceramics newly created video collection composing of 6 informative video clips regarding some of the most common installation methods for porcelain pavers of the Frontier20 collection. This 6 video collection will provide you with information, suggestions and recommendations for the different installation methods.

Learn more about the installation over pedestal simply by clicking on this video link.


Sponsor Product Spotlight: LATICRETEⓇ TRI-LITE™

LATICRETE TRI-LITE is a lightweight, high performance tri-purpose mortar designed for large and heavy tile, thin-bed and wall installations. Due to its lightweight formula and smooth, creamy consistency, a 30 lb bag provides the same coverage as a 50 lb bag of traditional mortar.

LATICRETE TRI-LITE can bond to many suitable substrates including concrete, steel and cement plaster. Its incredible non-sag performance is able to support very large and heavy tile with ease.

LATICRETE TRI-LITE can be used for common applications such as countertops, ceilings and bathtub walls. For more information, visit bwww.laticrete.com.

Crossville Launches Notorious Porcelain Tile Collection

Chic Concrete Style in Modern Hues and Sizes, Complimentary Sample Requests Welcome

Crossville, Tennessee – Crossville, Inc. has announced its latest porcelain tile collection, Notorious. The line is created with warm, neutral tones in the sophisticated look of concrete, delivering high impact design style and offering the strong technical performance expected of porcelain tile. Complimentary samples of the new product may be ordered on crossvilleinc.com.

“This line is all about inviting designers to mix and match to create their own surfacing solutions,” says Lindsey Waldrep, vice president of marketing. “From the range of colors, sizes, and trims—as well as the unpolished and honed finishes, Notorious offers lots of design alternatives.”

The line’s six colors cover a spectrum of neutral hues. The options—Femme Fatale, Private Eye, Sugar Daddy, Suspense, Leading Man and Film Noir—were developed for maximum versatility in modern design schemes.

Field tile size options include 24”x24”, 24”x 36”, 12” x12”, 12” x 24”. Plank sizes of 3”x15” and a mosaic mesh mounted on 12”x12” are also available. Bullnose and cove base are offered to complete installations. In addition to the unpolished finish offered for all field tile sizes, a honed finish is available for the 24”x24”, 24”x36”, 12”x12”, and 12”x24” options.

“Notorious was developed to coordinate beautifully with our recently launched wood-look Nest collection,” Waldrep explains. “When these two lines are combined, designers have even more ways to solve design challenges.”

As with all products produced at Crossville’s Tennessee manufacturing facilities, Notorious is made using third-party certified, sustainable processes and is Green Squared certified. The collection is recommended for interior floors, walls, countertops, and exterior walls in both residential and commercial applications.

For more information and sample ordering for the Notorious Collection, visit crossvilleinc.com.

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