Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 2018

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DIY install over their current ooring." Horn notes. "For contractors, the ease of installation takes their job from three days down to one, which is a huge advantage. Time is money, and we are proud to o•er professionals all the tools to help make the installation process as e•cient as possible." While popularity varies by geographical area, the manufacturer sees lighter colors on the coasts versus darker brown colors in the South. Top sellers range from brown tones and taupes to grays, as well as products with color variation. Gray in particular has been growing consistently—the best-selling color in Avella Quick Click Tile is Gray Wintertide Pine, which creates a modern, clean aesthetic in a room. NEOLITH BY THESIZE Neolith by ‰eSize remains an ideal solution for large format tiling in high-tra•c residen- tial and commercial ooring applications. ‰e sintered stone addresses some of the most common issues with traditional large format tiles: weight, cost and di•culty of installation. ‰e exceptionally thin slabs—ranging from 3 to 6 millimeters in thickness for ooring applications, and up to 30 by 30 inches and 60 by 30 inches in format size—are lightweight and easy to transfer from warehouse to the construction site, says Mar Esteve, director of marketing for ‰eSize Surfaces. "With its 100 percent natural composi- tion—and several exhaustive quality con- trols along the chain—Neolith is able to produce large format slabs, which means greater uniformity and continuity in —n- ished spaces, easier handling and minimized joints for aesthetic and hygienic bene—ts," she explains. "‰anks to its slim surface, it allows contractors to transport more than double the amount of surface per container than with thicker products. Slimmer slabs also allow for Neolith to be directly applied onto existing surfaces. ‰is saves contrac- tors from costly tear-outs while reducing land—ll waste." ‰e best-selling decors for the compa- ny in the U.S. continue to be the classic white-marble look, mainly the Estatuario and Calacatta designs from the Neolith Classtone Collection. However, the manufacturer has seen more homeowners and designers get bolder with interior color schemes. home—thanks to its versatility through a variety of looks and patterns. "Avella Quick Click makes what would oth- erwise be a complicated tile installation much easier for homeowners, even allowing for a ‰at durability makes the product an obvi- ous choice for bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens, but Lumber Liquidators has seen both homeowners and contractors installing Avella Quick Click Tile on every level of the NEOLITH says its best-selling décors in the U.S. continue to be a classic white-marble look, like the Calacatta design (top) from the Neolith Classtone Collection, but homeowners and designers are getting bolder with interior color schemes and accents. ĜųÏĬåŏŏŅĺĜĺŧƚĜųƼϱųÚ 46 October 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com PRODUCT TRENDS: Flooring

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