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TCNA Releases Industry-Wide Material Ingredient Guide

Posted on 12 July 2021 by cradmin4

Tile Council of North America (TCNA) announced publication of its Material Ingredient Guide at Coverings 2021. This Material Ingredient Guide is the first of its kind and provides information about the material ingredients used industry-wide by North American tile, mortar and grout manufacturers. It provides in-depth health assessments of materials used and is a resource for manufacturers to use when providing the content and chemical makeup of their products or “material ingredient transparency”.

In developing this guide, 17 manufacturers collaborated to obtain GreenScreen Benchmark Scores for the vast majority of material ingredients used by ceramic tile, mortar and grout manufacturers.

“Product ingredient disclosure is in high demand,” stated Dan Marvin, Sr. Vice President of Operations for Ironrock and Chairman of TCNA’s Green Initiative Committee. “Through development of the Material Ingredient Guide, the tile industry is committed to thoroughness, consistency and transparency in reporting information about the materials from which our products are made.”

With a consistent, thorough, and transparent approach to material ingredient reporting and the compilation of referenceable GreenScreen Assessment® Benchmark scores on industry-wide materials, TCNA members aim to have the largest number of fully assessed material ingredient reports in the market. These fully assessed reports will make ceramic tile, mortar and grout products eligible for contribution to LEED, WELL and Living Building Challenge “optimization” credits. TCNA’s Material Ingredient Guide initiative amplifies the North American ceramic tile industry’s dedication to health and environmental sustainability .

Wes Sullens, Director of LEED for the U.S. Green Building Council commented, “The result of this collaboration within the tile industry will push the market forward and spark even greater innovation and consideration for healthier indoor environments. This work provides the marketplace with key information needed by those pursuing LEED green building certification as they select products.”

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Bostik Launches Mobile App

Posted on 21 February 2017 by cradmin

bostikThe Bostik Construction USA mobile app is a jobsite specification tool developed to assist architects, construction professionals and do-it-yourself individuals with construction adhesive selection and proper installation. This free to download app features the Bostik Grout Calculator, Bostik training videos and product catalogs. The program also includes direct links to technical support and Safety Data Sheet Requests. The Mobile App supports iOS, Android and Windows devices.

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Bostik Re-introduces Hydroment® Vivid™ at KBIS 2017 & Surfaces 2017

Posted on 02 December 2016 by cradmin

bostik-hydroment-vividBostik, Inc. (bostik-us.com), a manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, introduces Hydroment® Vivid™, a rapid curing, premium grade, cement-based grout for the most demanding kitchen and bath projects.

According to the company, Hydroment Vivid offers consistent color technology with enhanced stain and superior efflorescence protection. It is fiber reinforced for increased crack resistance and non-sag properties.  Hydroment Vivid’s rapid curing trait makes it ready for foot traffic in just 4 hours. Additionally, Hydroment Vivid exceeds requirements of ANSI A118.7 and contains Bostik’s patented Blockade™ Antimicrobial Protection.

Fabricators, installers, architects, designers, builders, kitchen and bath specialists, retailers, distributors and others attending The International Surface Event- SURFACES January 18-20, 2017 in Las Vegas can learn more about this new grout and preview its exceptional application and clean-up capabilities at Bostik’s Booth #4506, and at KBIS 2017 in Orlando, at Booth #S5246.

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Posted on 01 October 2015 by cradmin

LATICRETE PermacolorLATICRETE released PERMACOLOR® Select and PLASMA grout. PERMACOLOR Select is a dispersible pigment grout product with a large, consistent color range, reports the company. PLASMA is a professional-grade grout that is ready to-use. According to the company, PLASMA does not require sealing and is crack- and stain-resistant. LATICRETE also offers construction products developed for builders including the company’s concrete construction chemicals, concrete restoration and care systems and masonry installation and care systems.

You may also be interested in this article on KB Express’ premade tile backsplash system.

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