Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 2018

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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"A key advantage of this product is that it's waterproof, oering added durability and resistance to scratches and stains than hard- wood or vinyl, while maintaining a resistance to skids and slips," he explains. "Quick Click tile requires no backerboard, thin set or spac- ers for installation and creates perfect grout lines every time, making it easier to install compared to traditional tile." LUMBER LIQUIDATORS Beyond oerings in •ooring such as solid and engineered hardwood and waterproof vinyl plank, Avella Quick Click Tile from Lumber Liquidators provides the look of wood •ooring with both the durability and ease of instal- lation that comes with tile, says Mike Horn, senior vice president of sales and services at Lumber Liquidators. durability for the home with an expected lifespan of more than 50 years, says Barbara Haaksma, vice president of marketing for Emser Tile. "Tile has a myriad of unique applications and can be installed almost anywhere in a home," she explains. "Consider porcelain tile in high-moisture spaces, like kitchens and bathrooms, where true wood cannot perform [as well]. Homeowners are also cre- ating seamless design transitions, carrying the material from indoor to outdoor entertaining spaces—or even from •oor to wall." Emser Tile streamlines the ordering process and contributes to local stocking programs, which enables contractors to focus their ef- forts on core competencies and positions the company as a partner in their success. ‰e manufacturer also oers Emser University, a multi-tiered, award-winning customer training program that covers the fabricating process, tile attributes and more. "Chevron and herringbone installations are extremely popular in kitchen and bath installations—from small-scale on the wall to large-scale on the •oor," Haaksma notes. "Neutral tones, blues and greens are prevalent in both contemporary matte and elegant gloss Œnishes. "We plan to continue to expand our tile sizes, minimizing grout lines in the home and making living spaces feel larger," she continues. "High-deŒnition printing tech- nology also enables a variety of tile design opportunities to capture looks that cannot be replicated in other materials." EMSER TILE features planks and panels in continually growing and adaptable large format tiles. The company is incorporating textured wood and concrete looks, mod- inspired graphic patterns and reminiscent terrazo prints. ĜųÏĬåŀŅĺĜĺŧƚĜųƼϱųÚ LUMBER LIQUIDATORS provides the look of wood flooring with both the durability and ease of installation that comes with tile in its Avella Quick Click Tile, seen here in the most popular color, Gray Wintertide Pine. ĜųÏĬåŏljŅĺĜĺŧƚĜųƼϱųÚ QualifiedRemodeler.com QR October 2018 45

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