We’ve rounded up the latest flooring installation product introductions, systems and technologies for this virtual product showcase.
Posted: February 5, 2021
The Bona has updated its PowerScrubber with a new look and features. A new electrical quick-connect and shorter screw threads make for easier dismantling of the handle, an added cable holder provides improved cord control, and directional pictograms point out proper tank placement and waste disposal.
The RQ350 battery charger is Delta-Q’s first low power industrial battery charger. The low power charger is suitable for floor care machines including scrubbers, battery-powered sweepers and burnishers. This small, compact and fully sealed battery charger has an IP66-rated diecast enclosure, which allows it to tolerate harsh applications environments. The enclosure protects the charger against damage from vibration, water, dirt and chemical fluids.
This premium-grade 8mm rubber flooring for glue down and floating installations is available in roll or interlocking tile format. Engineered to serve as high impact sports flooring, PowerTread is made from up to 100% post-consumer waste, affording the green community a choice for eco-friendly sports flooring projects. It offers durability and toughness, while absorbing high impact shock and sound. Slip resistant and delivering comfort underfoot, PowerTread is available in a wide variety of color options. Custom thicknesses and colors are also available.
Said to be a game-changing option for commercial bathroom installation, Infinity Drain’s new Stainless Steel Shower Base is guaranteed for life against waterproofing failure, the company says. Significantly reducing the time it takes to install a new shower thanks to the shower base’s pre-pitched and pre-tiled design, it is ready to tile, pre-sloped and does not require additional waterproofing on the walls, and it eliminates many time consuming steps that traditional methods require.
iQ Power Tools has answered a need with a new 16.5-inch blade for its iQMS362 saw. Specifically engineered to cut thick, larger format tiles and slabs, the Q-Drive blade incorporates the latest in diamond technology and is designed specifically for thicker porcelain tile and similar materials. The blade’s diamond pattern, combined with an added flange, allows for thinner cuts.
Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS) Lite Wall Float is a super lightweight mortar developed with the installer in mind. Half the weight of traditional type S mortars, MVIS Lite Wall Float is safer and easier to handle. Designed specifically for masonry veneers, this product’s lightweight feature and superior performance increases production while reducing exhaustion on the job. Additionally, the formula contains no respirable crystalline silica levels that exceed the OSHA action level.
The MC Tracker from Lignomat can record three measuring points for wood moisture content and one ambient relative humidity reading. The MC Tracker can be set to record every minute, every hour or once a day. The ideal tool to monitor how relative humidity affects hardwood floor moisture, an alarm can be set to indicate when the air gets too dry or too moist, to avoid damage to the hardwood floor.
Legato Liquid Linoleum features safe, hygienic, stain resistant and sustainable properties. Unlike traditional linoleum, Legato is poured in place seamlessly, harnessing both the benefits of traditional linoleum and sheet vinyl. Legato is installed seamlessly on-site over the existing moisture treated subfloor with minimal preparation and no adhesives are required. After following proper installation requirements and then setting overnight, Legato creates a smooth, natural looking matte finish with no joints or welding needed.
A professional-grade, ready-to-use specialty grout that allows you to “design your color,” any color, through personalized computer color-matching, Mapei Flexcolor Design is formulated for commercial and residential interior installations of porcelain, ceramic, glass and natural-stone tiles. The dense surface structure of the grout helps to prevent water-based stains on the grout surface. Flexcolor Design is formulated with the latest innovation in recycled glass-bead aggregate that enhances cleanability and improves workability. In addition, this grout can be used on sensitive tile surfaces once tested, requires no sealer and cures naturally from evaporation.
The PVC Shower Pan Liner is a ready-to-use, flexible liner designed for use in tile showers and in other concealed waterproofing applications. The shower liner is made of 30 or 40 mil thick, flexible and durable PVC sheet and is marked in six-inch increments for ease of measuring and trimming. Available in two colors and meeting ASTM Spec D4551, it is also IAPMO-listed.
ProKnee’s SmartLock Plus Quick Release Buckle is the latest innovation in technology for its current line of kneepads. This “Swiss Army knife of buckles” is an ergonomic, larger format buckle that is easy on the fingers and automatically locks in with just a pull to give a comfortable fit. It also works on all kneepad models past and present, so installers that have ProKnee kneepads can use the newest buckle advancement as well.
The New Stubbi Capp is a multi-purpose capping profile roller for cap and coved commercial vinyl in healthcare and transport.
This advanced, hydraulic-cement-based smoothing compound is formulated for use on a wide range of substrates to repair minor imperfections before installation of floor covering products. NC 890 HydroPatch has no moisture vapor emission rate (MVER) limitations and does not require RH moisture testing of properly prepared concrete substrates. UZIN NC 890 HydroPatch is designed especially for use with high moisture resistant floor coverings and adhesives up to 100% RH and pH of 14.
Wagner Meters’ Rapid RH L6 system is an enhanced version of its Rapid RH system, which consolidates many concrete moisture testing features into a simpler process while featuring advanced technology that makes reporting faster, easier, and more reliable, even in concrete with higher relative humidity.
Stix 2199 is a solvent-free adhesive with aggressive tack, engineered for installation of vinyl and non-vinyl-backed modular carpet tile, luxury vinyl tile, luxury vinyl plank, sheet flooring, VCT and fiberglass reinforced vinyl sheet. One major benefit offered by Stix 2199 is that it contains MicroSept Advanced Antimicrobial System, which protects the adhesive from bacterial and fungal growth. “Stix 2199 is formulated so each [carpet] tile can be released and then re-bonded…without substantial loss of tack,” said Dennis Layne, national sales manager. “And, when it’s used with vinyl tile, vinyl plank or vinyl sheet flooring, the ultra-strong bonding properties of Stix 2199 are simply amazing.”
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