Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 2018

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of cartons and inspect the designs before lay- ing in order to create a random look. "Most of the time, they open a carton and start laying whatever comes out," Er contin- ues. "is results in poor aesthetics when the •oor is complete. ey should also inspect the tiles for visual defects or warpage." EMSER TILE Recent product introductions from Emser Tile feature planks and panels in continually growing and adaptable large format sizes. e manufacturer has focused on textured wood and concrete looks, mod-inspired graphic patterns and reminiscent terrazzo prints. Porcelain tile contributes to LEED v4 cer- ti‚cation with zero oƒ-gassing for improved indoor air quality, and it can provide superior needs, like spaces where high heat or freezing temperatures occur frequently." Available in large format slabs measuring 56 by 126 inches, Dekton produces seamless cre- ative possibilities for architects and designers in either residential and commercial projects. e most popular Dekton colorways include marble looks such as Dekton Aura15, wood looks such as Dekton Makai, and industri- al-inspired looks such as the award-winning Dekton Trilium. "We see Dekton continuing to grow in popularity as a surfacing material in the United States, as it has already done in Europe," Tijeras Garcia notes. "Our R&D team is constantly working to create new color ways for the product and to ‚nd new ways to further innovate and improve the unparalleled performance and durability of Dekton." EGE SERAMIK Ege Seramik has been working on four major applications for its glazed porcelain products and wall tiles. Deep Eƒect Ink allows the manufacturer to collapse veins on its tiles by using special inks and oils. Ege Seramik will produce four glazed porcelain series as well as a wall tile series with this application, and the names of the series are Indiana, asos, Santorini, Zone and Peace. Glossy Eƒect Ink enables the company to have a partial gloss eƒect on tiles. Using spe- cial inks and oils, Ege Seramik has the ability to ‚nish the surface of the tiles with partially matte and glossy sections. Two lines will uti- lize this application: one called Firewood, and the other Jungle. e Crystal Shine Eƒect, done by using special granilla that results in more clarity and a crystal-like shine after polishing the tiles, will be featured in a line named MARS. Ege Seramik also has the ability to shed gra- nilla on diƒerent sections of the tile with its inkjet machines, which use K9 heads. is Sectional Granilla Application will be fea- tured in two series—Ground and Metalica. "Contractors should study the area careful- ly [‚rst]," explains Alp Er, general manager of Ege Seramik America. "e sub•oor should be leveled completely, and the proper thin set should be applied. Most of the claims we en- counter are due to poor installation. When in- stalling, contractors should open up a couple allow for sharper designs and, accordingly, an ultra-realistic appearance. e Stonika collection provides an even higher resistance to impact as well as thermal shock. "Dekton by Cosentino is an ultra- durable product that is impervious to the el- ements, including scratches, stains, UV rays and temperature shock," explains Valentin Tijeras Garcia, director of product innovation for the Cosentino Group. "Because of these bene‚ts, Dekton is easy to clean and its use is advantageous in environments with speci‚c DEKTON recently released a new collection, Stonika, with hues that draw inspiration from the most coveted natural stone materials. The colors (in order from top to bottom) are: Arga, Bergen, Olimpo, Sogne and Taga. ĜųÏĬåƁŅĺĜĺŧƚĜųƼϱųÚ EGE SERAMIK will be introducing four new applications for its glazed porcelain products. Jungle (top) harnesses the Glossy Effect Ink application, while Indiana (bottom) uses the Deep Effect Ink application. ĜųÏĬåîŅĺĜĺŧƚĜųƼϱųÚ 44 October 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com PRODUCT TRENDS: Flooring

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