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Alberene Soapstone Co., Schuyler, Va., offers soapstone from its own local quarries for residential and commercial applications. The company’s stone can be found in locations such as the White House and the Pentagon; the quarries, now operating after a 30-year hiatus, provides a great selection of slabs, tile, stair treads, fireplace surrounds and more. The location reaches many major U.S. markets within LEED-qualifying distance; all tile and pavers are made from reclaimed blocks that were quarried generations ago.
CONTACT: Alberene Soapstone Co., 434-831-1051
NEW QUARTZ COLORS
Cosentino North America, Sugar Land, Texas, introduces Ocean, an exotic Silestone® color series from the Cosentino Group of Cantoria, Spain. The new collection features six colors with bold patterns and a wide range of movement, offering a natural aesthetic similar to that of exotic granite with Arctic, Pacific, Mediterranean, Bering, Hudson and Atlantis, all available in a polished finish. The surfaces are available in 63” x 128” slabs in 1.2cm, 2cm, and 3 cm thicknesses; Silestone offers a 15-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.
CONTACT: Cosentino North America, 281-494-7277
Marble Of The World, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., now offers luxury surfaces from Roberto Cavalli Home. The new ultra-luxury line are unique materials inspired by the Roberto Cavalli style, applied in the interior of his own homes, yachts, boutiques and clubs. In keeping with the philosophy and the DNA of the Cavalli brand that has always combined the concept of fashion and design with glamour and sensuality, Roberto Cavalli Home is inspired by the iconic prints and patterns of the most significant collections of the Maison: from animal print to damask, the colors and textures overlapping.
Contact: Marble of the World, 800-537-6995
CONCRETE COUNTERTOP TOOLS
The Concrete Countertop Institute, Raleigh, N.C., offers the first of a lineup of all of the specialty tools, materials and equipment needed to succeed at concrete countertops. Initial offers are diamond pads (5” wet pads and hand pads) specifically designed for concrete countertops, and a his revolutionary new spray gun for glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) backer coats that sprays ¾” (19mm) fibers at a 3% load, and also sprays mist coat with the included second nozzle.
CONTACT: Concrete Countertops Institute, 888-386-7711
Omni Cubed Inc., Placerville, Calif., offers Omni Cubed Inc., Placerville, Calif., introduces the Tool Tray accessory for its Pro-Cart AT1 and Pro-Cart AT2 models by Omni Cubed, Inc. The set of two trays enable transportation of heavy tool bags/cases (weight capacity per tray: 150 lbs) to an install without interfering with the cart’s ability to carry countertops. The trays set in place on each side of the cart and are quickly added or removed without tools; made of non-rusting aluminum, the trays are lightweight for easy storage in a van or truck.
Contact: Omni Cubed Inc., 877-311-1976.
ROTARY SCREW COMPRESSORS
Kaeser Compressors Inc., Fredericksburg, Va., announces their new generation of 37 and 45 kW variable frequency drive rotary screw compressors. With both offering pressures up to 217 psig, the SFC 37 has a flow range of 54-240 cfm at 125 psig, while the SFC 45S has a flow range of 60--273 cfm at 125 psig. New features include an enhanced cooling design; eco-friendly filter element; integral moisture separator with drain; and an Electronic Thermal Management system. These compressors also come standard with the intelligent Sigma Control 2.
CONTACT: Kaeser Compressors Inc., 877-586-2691
INSTALLATION, REPAIR, RENEWAL
H.B. Fuller Construction Products, Aurora, Ill., announces its new TEC® Uncoupling Membrane Mortar, specifically for use with the Schluter®-DITRA uncoupling membrane and the Schluter®-KERDI waterproofing membrane. When mixed with water, the Uncoupling Membrane Mortar meets ANSI A118.1 specifications. When mixed with TEC Acrylbond® AMA acrylic latex mortar adhesive, it meets ANSI A118.4 and ANSI A118.11 specifications. The product also contributes to LEED® certification, as it uses pre-consumer recycled material. The TEC Uncoupling Membrane Mortar can be used on substrates such as concrete and cured mortar beds, APA grade trademarked exposure I plywood, drywall and cementious backer units (CBU).
CONTACT: HB Fuller Construction Products, 800-552-6225
WATERPROOF INSULATION KIT
HPS Schönox, Florence, Ala., introduces Schönox iFix™, a fully integrated kit with the tools and materials needed to apply waterproofing insulation layers in areas such as showers, bathrooms, balconies, terraces and pools. The product is applied with a roller which significantly speeds application, minimizes the amount used, and goes on more smoothly than traditional products. The iFix™ solution allows sealing membranes to be applied and their overlapping areas sealed at the same time.
CONTACT: HPS Schönox, 256-246-0345