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MATERIALS


COMPACT SURFACE
200 Classtone Estatuario Flooring TheSize, Almazoro, Spain, introduces the Neolith Classtone line of sintered compact surface, featuring a marble aesthetic. The surface is available in four colors Pulpis, Marfil, Estauario and Marquina – with a 1/2” thickness in sheets of 360cm X 120cm (141.7” X 47.2”) and 320cm X 150cm (126” X 59”). The product includes 100-percent natural raw materials with clays, feldspar, silica and mineral oxides, and is recyclable. Neolith has near-zero porosity for stain resistance, and is also scratch-, heat- and UV-resistant. The product is available from 15 U.S. distributors.
CONTACT: TheSize, +34-964-652-233


EQUIPMENT


ADAPTABLE STONE CART
200 AT2 SU-ED March 2014 Omni Cubed Inc. Placerville, Calif., introduces the Pro-Cart AT2 for a solution to challenges posed by large and cumbersome countertop installation carts. The 1,000-lbs capacity unit features collapsible clamp uprights for easy countertop removal and tilting of large stone parts onto cabinets. The adjustable wheel base has 4” of sliding adjustment to match varying pitch of stair treads; the included folding kit and collapsible uprights enable folding of the AT2 into a very compact cart width of less than 13” wide. The cart weighs in at less than 65 lbs and features maintenance-free, non-marking 10” closed-cell polyurethane tires made in the United States by Amerityre™.
CONTACT: Omni Cubed Inc., 877-311-1976


ROBOTIC WATERJET/SAW PRODUCTION CENTER
200 baca sawBACA Systems, Macomb, Mich., introduces the Robo SawJet, is a high-production dual table SawJet that integrates a high-pressure abrasive waterjet and 20HP direct-drive saw. Powered by KUKA, the unit is waterproof & dustproof; by placing the machine between two production tables, it also provides a small footprint. The dual-table setup allows production on one side and loading/unloading on the other, enabling quick production with the saw cutting straight vectors and the KMT-powered waterjet working on curves. Standard software includes VeinMatch, allowing users to match veins from different parts of the same slab without utilizing a second slab; and Virtual Inventory Management (VIM) for searching color, name or size by photo, with bar-coding for quick discovery.
CONTACT: BACA Systems, 855-847-7330


DRILL RIG
200 flexirocAtlas Copco, Commerce City, Colo., offers the FlexiROC T45 tophammer surface drill rig, along with the new COP 3060 rock drill, to further enhances drilling capacity. Field studies prove that the FlexiROC T45 with fixed boom uses half as much fuel as its ROC F9 predecessor using the same rock drill, depending on rock conditions. Additionally, the new rock drill COP 3060 mounted on a fixed boom and aluminum feed manages large diameters using the T60 drill string with outstanding performance and reliability. The engine on the FlexiROC T45 meets strict Tier 4 environmental standards; sulfuric oxide has been reduced by 50% and particle emissions by 90%. A Tier 3 engine is also offered.
CONTACT: Atlas Copco, 303-287-8822


INSTALLATION, REPAIR, RENEWAL


SHOWER-DRAIN-SYSTEM KITS
200 Shower Perfect LineMAPEI Americas, Deerfield Beach, Fla., introduces two ShowerPerfect™ Installation Kits – one that uses a liquid membrane for waterproofing, and one that uses a sheet membrane. These installation systems focus on tub-to-shower conversions in hotels, hospitals, university dormitories, condominiums and rental apartments, where contractor production and end performance are critical. The systems feature a patented PVC linear drain with a unique design, including extenders that allow the installer to fabricate a wall-to-wall drain installation from 24” to 32" and work large-format tile on floors as well as walls. Detailed CAD drawings and specifications describing the drain-to-waste-line connection are available in the ShowerPerfect reference guides for architects and installers.
CONTACT: MAPEI Americas, 800-426-2734


LIGHTWEIGHT BACKERBOARD
200 Image - USG Durock Brand UltraLight Foam Tile Backerboard.USG Corp., Chicago, introduces Durock™ Brand UltraLight Foam Tile Backerboard, a strong, lightweight, waterproof and vapor-retardant tile base for tub, shower and steam-room applications, as well as underlayment for tile on floors and countertops in new construction and remodeling. Composed of a rugged thermoplastic facer and backing and an extruded foam core, the material features easy and dust-free cutting with a utility knife, and a very low rating of 0.08 perms for 1/2” thick board. The material is available in 3' x 5' panels (1/4”, 1/2” and 5/8” thicknesses) and 2' x 8' panels (1”, 1-1/2” and 2” thicknesses).
CONTACT: USG Corp., 800-874-4968


DIRT BARRIER FOR PORCELAIN
200 FILA STOPDIRT USAFila Chemicals USA Corp., Miami, introduces FILASTOP DIRT to create an invisible dirt-repellant barrier on textured and unpolished porcelain. The solution chemically bonds to surfaces, providing resistance to foot traffic and general wear. It also protects against water and oil stains, and limits water retention; it will not yellow, and it will not alter the material’s original degree of slip resistance.
CONTACT: Fila Chemicals USA Corp., 305-513-0708


ACCESSORIES


ELEVATED-RIM SINK
200 kitchen attikaBLANCO America, Lumberton, N.J., debuts the stainless-steel ATTIKA sink with details that include a raised geometric rim with soft contours that separate wet and dry areas. Available in two sizes (20” single bowl with 8 ¼” depth and 26” large single bowl with 10” depth), the 18-gauge sink features a satin-polished finish and R10 radius corners.
CONTACT: BLANCO America, 800-451-5782

 


PUBLICATIONS/ONLINE


NEW ELECTRONIC CATALOG
200 MKWebCatalogMK Diamond Products, Torrance, Calif., introduces a new eCatalog, for its full line of products, including the MK-IXL 5” Vacuum Shroud for dust control when grinding concrete and masonry. New diamond blades have been added to the selection with the expansion of glass cutting blades for glass and mosaic tiles. The metal cutting Diamond X diamond blade line expanded with the addition of a silent core cut-off blade line. The catalog is available online, or can be downloaded as a PDF file.
CONTACT: MK Diamond Products, 800-421-5830

 

 


NEW APP
200 arizona tile ipadArizona Tile, Tempe, Ariz., launches a new phone app for iPad (iOS 6.0 or higher) and Android (version 3.2 or higher) devices. The app includes access to all Arizona Tile products, with the ability to create a list of favorites; details on all Arizona Tile locations; and links to online Arizona Tile design tools and social-media sites. The company is also reintroducing a revised, more user-friendly version of their mobile site at m.arizonatile.com, including a locations section and a product finder.
CONTACT: Arizona Tile, 480-893-9393

 

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