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Husqvarna
Husqvarna Saws

Husqvarna Construction Products is a market leader in machinery and diamond tools for the construction and stone industry. The product range includes power cutters, floor saws, ultra early entry™ saws, tile and masonry saws, wall and wire saws, core drilling machines, surface preparation equipment, demolition equipment and diamond tools for these and other applications. For more information, visit www.husqvarnacp.com



Schluter®-Systems
Schluter®-Systems

Ceramic tile and natural stone create beautiful and durable surface coverings in both interior and exterior applications. Being rigid and brittle in nature, however, they present unique challenges to our industry, especially with today's fast, lightweight construction methods. Since the early 1970's, Schluter®-Systems' exclusive purpose has been to develop solutions for ceramic tile and natural stone installations. With innovative installation systems specifically designed for tile and stone, Schluter®-Systems products include transition profiles, prefabricated corner and movement joints, waterproofing, uncoupling and drainage membranes, floor drain systems, and assemblies for balconies and terraces. Our products, which are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and finishes, are easy to install and virtually maintenance-free. For more information visit www.schluter.com


LATICRETE
Laticrete

For over 50 years, LATICRETE has manufactured innovative products for the installation of ceramic tile and stone - for both commercial and residential applications. Recent innovations such as LATICRETE® Hydro Ban™, LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive and LATICRETE Floor HEAT provide the end user with the ability to complete their installations faster and more efficiently, thus resulting in a more economical installation. Paramount to every LATICRETE product is an unwavering commitment to quality signified by our ISO 9001:2000 certification registered by QMI™, as well as our stringent internal quality control processes that ensure every product performs as designed for worry-free installations.

LATICRETE offers a wide array of low VOC products from waterproofing to crack suppression to thin-bed adhesives to grout, allowing you to breathe easier and safer. The only domestic manufacturer of tile and stone installation systems to have their products independently tested and certified by GREENGUARD, LATICRETE green products contribute to LEED certification and meet commercial/residential low VOC building requirements.

Available nationwide and backed by the industry’s best technical support and comprehensive warranty, LATICRETE is the source professionals, architects, builders and homeowners look to for their tile and stone installation needs. Visit us at www.laticrete.com for more information!


PermaBase
PermaBase

PermaBase® BRAND Cement Board is a rigid substrate made of Portland cement, aggregate and glass mesh that provides an exceptionally hard, durable surface that is able to withstand prolonged exposure to moisture.

PermaBase offers a competitive advantage over similar products on the market with its patented EdgeTech® technology. The tapered, double-wrapped edge design allows for closer nail or screw application to the edge.


StoneTooling.com
stonetooling.com

For over 15 years, StoneTooling.com has taken pride in offering a wide selection of products at low prices. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff makes sure customer service is the number one priority.

Our strong relationship with companies like Dupont StoneTech, Miracle Sealants, Custom Building Products, MK Diamond and Laticrete (amongst many more) give us the ability to stand behind everything we sell with full manufacturer support. Feel free to visit us at www.stonetooling.com, call us at 888-965-6577, or email us at store@stonetooling.com for more information.


Tile-Assn.com
Tile-Assn.com

Organized and chartered in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a non-profit trade association serving every segment of the tile and stone industry, and is recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractors association in the world.

Growth and Longevity
The entire industry benefits from our efforts. We include manufacturers, distributors, contractors, architects, designers and builders in our programs. We firmly believe that manufacturers producing quality products, sold by trained and reputable distributors, and professionally installed by qualified contractors for satisfied customers, result in growth and longevity for our industry.

Education - Dedication
NTCA members take pride in being a part of an association that has spearheaded education for the professional installation of ceramic tile and allied products. We have dedicated our Association, people and resources to the betterment of the ceramic tile and allied industries and are engaged in a wide variety of activities on behalf of our members and our industry.

Service to Our Members
NTCA's goal for our members is to assist them in growing their business. NTCA's member products and services speak to each area of the tile contracting business from the installation side to the business side. Our real time technical assistance can give the contractor real time advice on the job. NTCA has a jobsite safety program. NTCA also offers marketing programs. insurance programs and best business practice programs. Become an NTCA member and see what we can do for you.




Custom Building Products
Custom Building Products It’s easy to say you’re an industry leader, but we prove it every day with our Performance-Driven Installation Systems and Support. For 40 years the best installers and dealers have built their reputations with our products.

We lead the industry with performance driven products and services.

We’re recognized for revolutionary innovations like EasyMat®, Prism®, MegaLite® and Aqua Mix®. Tile professionals can feel confident with product technologies like Emerald System™, CustomLite®, Build Green® and Controlled Cure Technology™.

Our award-winning, national Architectural team supports designers and builders with system guides, specification assistance and an array of continuing education seminars. For more information visit Custom Building Products




Mark E Industries
Mark E Industries Mark E Industries has created 8 shower installation products to simplify the art of shower and tile installation by focusing on some of the industries more difficult and time consuming tasks. Tools that will save the installer the valuable time required to complete such tasks, without the problems that can occur with traditional methods.

Shower installations and installing a shower particularly installing a shower pan is now easy, less time consuming, less expensive and GOOF PROOF. Our products will assist not only the professional contractor, remodeler and proficient do it yourselfer but anyone who is looking to create a tile shower installation of any size or shape with consistently perfect results every time!

A shower pan can be water proofed with many different water proofing membranes on the market today. Our products such as Pre-Pitch™, Kirb-Perfect®, Quick-Pitch® or Handi-Kirb will work with all liners currently on the market today. Including; Sheet membranes (i.e. Noble Seal® TS, Schluter Kerdi®), Roll On liners (i.e. Red Gard®, Hydro Band®), Vinyl, Chloraloy®, Copper, and even Hot Mop. With our tools everyone will gain the ability and confidence to construct any shower installation regardless of drain location, size, and shape or style (i.e. Square, Round or Linear drains). For more information visit Mark E Industries GoofProofShowers.com





Mapei
Mapei MAPEI is a company that listens to contractors to find out what they need to do the best job. We take that information to our R&D labs, where innovative new products are developed to meet those needs. We’ve been doing this globally for 75 years; and over that time we have brought to the market mortars, grouts, waterproofing products, crack isolation and sound reduction membranes, self-leveling underlayments and other surface preparation products that get the job done. One of the newest products from MAPEI is ECO Prim Grip™, a primer that lets installers apply tile-over-tile without scarifying the original porcelain tiles.

Select MAPEI tile and stone installation products are certified for environmental sustainability by an independent third party laboratory and are listed on the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) database. We also offer the best-backed warranties in the business to give contractors peace of mind when they use our products.

To learn about MAPEI’s tile and stone installation systems in more detail, click here. To get technical support for your installations, call 1-800-992-6273 (US and Puerto Rico) or 1-800-361-9309 (Canada).





USG Tile & Flooring Solutions
USG From backerboards and shower systems, to membranes, floor prep and accessories, our revolutionary tile and flooring product solutions are versatile, easily installed and deliver performance you can trust. Backed by our flagship brands, USG Durock® and Fiberock®, our commitment to performance and innovation delivers the underlying confidence that your perfect finish stays that way. We provide Strength Beneath the Surface™ so you’ll always have confidence going into a project and peace of mind going out.

For more than 100 years, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative products and systems to build the environments in which we live, work and play. USG’s worldwide operations serve the residential and non-residential construction markets, repair and remodel construction markets, and industrial process markets. USG wall, ceiling, flooring and roofing products provide leading-edge building solutions for customers. For additional information, visit www.usg.com/tileandflooring.





TEC
TEC Skill Set Whether you’re tackling your first tile installation job or you’re an experienced tile contractor, TEC® has products for you. Our mortars, grouts, caulk and more are available at wholesale distributors and retailers nationwide include select Lowe’s home improvement stores. Find tile installation products for floor installations, tile backsplash installs and shower and pool applications. As your partner, consultant, problem solver and innovator, we’re here to help you conceive of endless possibilities and transform them into a job well done.

Our newest product, TEC® Skill Set™ DesignColor™ grout, allows for the creation of more than 100 different grout colors from 32 interchangeable and unique color mixes. DesignColor™ Grout requires very little preparation and measuring, removing the guesswork from grouting. Users simply pair each 12.5 lb. plastic bag of DesignColor™ Grout universal grout base with two individually packaged color mix cups to create the grout color. Then, the grout components can be mixed with 48 oz. containers of Grout Boost® grout additive – no measuring required— to create a stain proof grout*.

*Grout Boost® is stain proof to most common household, residential stains when cleaned immediately. Check TEC’s website for more information.




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