TISE 2020 Preview
DriTac 8408 PowerTread: For glue-down and floating installations, 8408 PowerTread is premium-grade 8-mm rubber flooring for glue down and floating installations, available in roll or tile format. Engineered for high-impact sports flooring, PowerTread is made from 100% post-consumer waste, affording the green community the best choice for eco-friendly sports flooring projects.
8801 CoverGuard: This hard-surface protective foam, provides scratch and dent protection for newly installed floors and surfaces to prevent damage from occurring during and after the installation process. CoverGuard is scored and breathable, allowing sub-surface moisture to pass through. It restricts surface spills and water spots on the top of the film surface, while resisting tears and punctures with a fused film layer.
I4F is focusing on global flooring industry by offering cutting-edge technologies in the areas of locking, materials and panel composition, board and wall panels, surface finishing, digital printing and manufacturing.
In store for TISE 2020 is the announcement of the 6th annual 6th Annual Worst Subfloor contest winners and a continued focus on technology.
AP Rapid Plus: Schönox can be relied upon for everyday subfloor needs, providing several products for everyday to extreme installation needs like AP Rapid Plus which is a green, self-leveling, rapid-curing, groundbreaking synthetic gypsum subfloor product with hybrid active-dry technology. It goes over almost any type of interior substrate including concrete, cement, gypsum, old water-resistant residues, OSB, and plywood. It eliminates subfloor demolition in most cases, and best of all, it dries independent of climate conditions.
As the industry continues to be impacted by volatility in the market caused by international trade/tariffs, impeachment hearings, and the election, Scott Humphrey, CEO of the Wood Floor Covering Association (WFCA), says the organization will step up its efforts to combine the industries’ voices to tackle the issues impacting success for professional flooring dealers in 2020.
Humphrey also foresees greater emphasis this year on tackling the industries greatest nemesis—the installation crisis. Consumers will continue differentiating their purchases and what they are willing to pay for natural products vs look-alikes, and in terms of trends, Humphrey expects to continued advances and market share growth in WPC/SPC/rigid core, and a greater focus on residential carpet tile.
With over 40 years of excellence, Taylor is constantly expanding its product platform and client base. This year, the company is promoting a game-changing installation solution for resilient flooring. Resolute unlimited moisture barrier resilient flooring adhesive now features unlimited moisture control from both tropical liquids and substrate vapor—with no moisture testing required.
The safe one-part chemistry makes it a faster, more install-friendly alternative to two-part epoxy systems. Engineered for heavy rolling loads and other challenging commercial environments, the adhesive works on LVT, LVP, sheet goods, rubber, linoleum, SPC, SPC, cork-backed hard surfaces, cork flooring and underlayments, VCT/VET and rubber and vinyl stair treads. The fast-curing formula creates a high-strength, waterproof bond, and the self-leveling technology reduces telegraphing. It is LEED v4 contributing, VOC content 0.1 g/L (meets SCAQMD Rule 1168), CDPH/EHLB Standard Method v1.2, and does not contain methylene chloride and perchloroethylene.
Daltile introduces RevoTile, a revolutionary, patented, floating floor system that installs Daltile porcelain tile two times faster than traditional tile, saving time and money. RevoTile installs in just three easy steps: 1) place underlayment 2) click together the tiles and 3) grout. Once grouted, the perimeter is sealed and RevoTile is then a waterproof flooring system.
RevoTile is genuine porcelain tile offered in 26 marble, wood, stone, and concrete looks.
With RevoTile, a real porcelain tile floor can now be completed in one day. The company says the solution expands the labor pool, allowing it to be quickly installed by professional tile installers as well as LVT, laminate, and hardwood installers. In addition, RevoTile reduces the mess and length of time involved in traditional installation. No product acclimation is required during installation; RevoTile installs right over many existing floors, avoiding the need for demolition and removal; there is no mortar drying time, no messy two-part grout, and no return visits.