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MATERIALS


STONE-LOOK SINTERED SURFACES
200 neolithTheSize Surfaces SL, Castellón, Spain, expands its Fusion line of sintered surfaces with five new patterns, including the granite-inspired Nero Assoluto and Nero Zimbabwe, and the muted colors of the Pietra range with Pietra di Luna, Pietra di Piombo and Pietra di Osso. All are available in .6cm and 1.2cm thicknesses and a 3200x1500mm size; Nero Infinito is available polished, Nero Zimbabwe is available in a riverwashed finish, and the entire Pietra range is available in a matte silk or riverwashed finish.
CONTACT: TheSize Surfaces SL, +34-964-652-233


ART DECO MARBLE MOSAIC
Steps 1Steps 2Steps 3Artistic Tile, Seacaucus, N.J., introduces Steps, a three-dimensional waterjet-carved mosaic inspired by Art Deco architecture, for neutral setting that require dimension. Each 14 ¼” X 7 ¾” unit is a 14-edged piece that geometrically fits into other units for the Art Deco look, and can be used for exterior walls (non-freeze/thaw environment, interior walls, shower walls and steam shower wall. The product is available in polished Calacatta Gold and Nero Marquina marbles. (Coverings 2015 Booth 611)
CONTACT: Artistic Tile, 877-528-5401

 


METAL MOSAICS
200 FallsCreekManiscalco, San Carlos, Calif., offers the Victoria Metal Mosaic Series, including the Mini Hexy  of 1.25” x 1.5” mosaic tiles delivered on 11-5” x 10” sheets. In two colors: Mt. Stirling Blend and Falls Creek Blend. The complete line will use five variations, including Hexy, Mini Hexy, Interlock, MiniVersi and 1x1. All are produced with 98% post-consumer recycled aluminum in an 8mm thickness for a lightweight material. (Coverings 2015 Booth 1038)
CONTACT: Maniscalco, 650-363-8233

 

 


MACHINERY


LAMINATION CLAMP
Omni 1Omni 2Omni Cubed Inc., Placerville, Calif., offers the Miter-It™ Lamination Clamp, a easy-to-use jig for finished-side-up miter laminations; mitering without flipping the stone reduces risk of worker injury and damage to the material. The unit securely holds pieces in place at 90°; the combination of the clamp’s weight and non-marking, non-skid contact surface hold the clamp and miter piece in place during lamination, minimizing maintenance and reducing the awkward adjustments often required with other clamps. The clamp also features a baked-on powder coat finish with durable steel construction, and can accommodate laminated edges of 1.5” to 6”.
CONTACT: Omni Cubed Inc., 877-311-1976


SCARIFYING MACHINE
200 CSUnitecCS Unitec, Norwalk, Conn., offers the CS Unitec’s EPF 1503 scarifying machine for renovations of masonry materials, using carbide “star” cutters to roughen, descale, abrade, clean and texturize concrete, as well as remove plaster, old paint, adhesives, plastics and resins. The unit includes a 13.6 AMP motor operating at 4,000rpm, with an adjustable guide ring to set precise cutting depths from 0.02” to 0.16”. The EPF 1503 has a 5” diameter milling head with 16 tungsten carbide cutters. The combination of a vertically mounted motor and dust guard extends the life of the tool by keeping dust away from the motor. The brush rim provides high suction power for dust-free operation when connected directly to a standard industrial vacuum hose. Electronic features include soft start, overcurrent cut-off and optical overload indication.
CONTACT: CS Unitec,  800-500-5919


RAIL SAW
200 achilliWeha USA, Charlotte, N.C., offers the Achilli Track Rail Saw TSA 3 HP Portable Rail Saw for granite, marble, quartz surfaces and all other natural stones. The unit features the 3 HP motor on the company’s ANR saws, with the ability to accept blade diameters up to 14” and cut up to 4cm granite. The Achilli rail saw track, in 4’, 8’ and 13’ lengths, is the same steel beam-and-bearing system that the company uses on their full bridge saws; a full depth-adjustment knob on top of the allows plunge cuts anywhere needed on a countertop or island. Water port adjustments are included on both sides of the housing.
CONTACT: Weha USA, 877-315-4761


BRIDGE-SAW BLADE
200 radioactive bladeDiamond Tools International Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla., presents the Radio Active Bridge Saw Blade with 25mm segments with diamonds arrayed in a specific pattern in each segment for uniform diamond exposure to stone surfaces. The design offers longer production life than other blades with no uneven segment deterioration or premature diamond loss. Available blade diameters are 12”, 14”, 16” and 18” with 50mm-60mm arbor.  (Coverings 2015 booth: 4594)
CONTACT: Diamond Tools International Inc., 800-211-0665

 

 


REMOTE QUARRY DRILLER
BenchRemote-SmallerBenchREMOTEAtlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation, Commerce City, Colo., introduces the BenchREMOTE station, allowing drillers to operate rig more than 100 yards from the drill, which can be more than 30 yards below with line-of-site radio communications. The unit can handle up to three of the company’s SmartROC D65 rigs in parallel; the controls and displays are exactly those of the working rig, giving the operator the same capabilities as working from the rig itself. A closed WiFi network communicates operator inputs and machine feedback independent of the local network infra-structure; should the network be lost for any reason, the rig automatically shuts down.
CONTACT: Atlas Copco, 800-732-6732


INSTALLATION, REPAIR, RENEWAL

 

STONE JOBSITE TRANSPORT
Groves 1groves 2Groves Inc., Woodstock, Ill., introduces the ST1 Stone Lifter and Transporter for one-person job-site transport of stone slabs and large-dimension parts up to 396 lbs. The built-in winch, which can lift pieces to a maximum 63" height, includes a mast that encloses the lifting cable to prevent damage and injury. A shift-to-the-side function allows material to be pivoted 90° to pass through doorways and halls. The 16" puncture-resistant wheels allow for easier transit of curbs, stairs and doorways; front-mounted swivel casters aid in balancing havey material and allow tight turns in small spaces. The unit can handle stone from 25"-48" tall by 60" wide. (Coverings 2014 Booth 2791)
CONTACT: Groves Inc., 800-991-2120


PRIVATE-LABEL CLEANER
200 easyEasy Stone Care Inc., Huntington Beach, Calif., offers its Easy Oxy spray cleaner in a private-label format for companies looking to replace previous vendors discontinuing product supply, such as Stone Care International (SCI). Easy Oxy is a non-toxic, biodegradable spray cleaner in standard and private label format, and formulated for fabricators looking for a high-quality, low-cost cleaner to use on jobs or provide to customers with a company’s own branding.
CONTACT: Easy Stone Care Inc., 760-200-7604

 


SINK STRAPS
837af657-954e-4ab7-a5f3-5d76a10c8199Application Sink StrapSink Strap Under View 2Strap Image 2Regent Stone Products, Virginia Beach, Va., introduces the Regent Sink Strap for installing sinks, with a supporting capacity of 400 lbs. per strap, when using the hanger brackets. The brackets are attached over the top of cabinet dividers and utilize the strength of the cabinets for support. Only one strap is required for most situations, but when extra support is needed, two straps can be used doubling the supporting capacity to 800 lbs. The system can be used in conjunction with the Sinkits LC Bracket by utilizing the included bridge pins. Since the system doesn’t call for drilling into the countertop or relying on adhesives, it can easily be used for repair work to mount or remount sinks. (Coverings 2015 Booth 1693)
CONTACT: Regent Stone Products, 800-624-8210


STONE-LOOK SINTERED SURFACES
200 neo easyTheSize Surfaces SL, Castellón, Spain, introduces the STRONGFIX anchoring system for ventilated facades that includes a grooved Neolith slab of 6mm thickness that’s slotted and assembled to aluminum profiles required to hang the pieces. The system is characterized by its hidden mechanical longitudinal profile, which works by the compression exerted by the system on the back of the slab. The company also offers a custom service with its Architectural Project Department working closely with the architects of each project to jointly customize and calculate the most efficient use of the Neolith pieces and then, develop, produce and cut-to-measure pieces and profiles for each project.
CONTACT: TheSize Surfaces SL, +34-964-652-233


ACCESSORIES


FARMER SINK
200 BlancoBLANCO America, Lumberton, N.J., expands its Fireclay collection with a second color: Biscuit. The CERANA sinks feature a unique, reversible design with two different corner styles to feature either a traditional rounded or contemporary contoured apron front. Made of natural material, BLANCO CERANA is highly resistant to shock, heat, acid, discoloration and chips, and includes a a center drain location and 9-1/4” bowl depth.
CONTACT: BLANCO America, 800-451-5782


PUBLICATIONS/ONLINE


ONLINE EDUCATION
LATICRETE University logoLATICRETE International, Bethany, Conn. announces the opening of LATICRETE UNIVERSITY, a convenient, online set of training materials. Based on the company’s award-winning Profit Through Knowledge (PTK) technical seminars, the e-learning program presents training videos and tests online. Lessons are developed specifically for distributors, dealers, installers and other professionals interested in vital industry and product information. Access is available here. (Coverings 2015 Booth 3635)
CONTACT: LATICRETE International, 203-393-0010

 

 


PRODUCT APP
200 quikreteThe QUIKRETE® Companies, Atlanta, offer an interactive mobile app for iOS and Android devices to offer easily accessible concrete, masonry and stucco information.  Contractors can access product specifications or calculate product quantities from a job site, along with a scanner function for accessing product information via bar codes. The app also includes one-touch customer-service telephone access for smartphones.
CONTACT: The QUIKRETE Companies, 800-282-5828

 

 

 


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