Product Showcase (December 01, 2002)

Introducing: Metallics!

Uniboard Canada Inc., the leading manufacturer of thermofused melamine panels has launched 4 new metallic designs to their extensive Panval collection. Uniboard offers the largest collection of thermofused melamine in North America and this introduction was officially unveiled at the IWF tradeshow in Atlanta, Georgia on August 22nd.

Targeted to the commercial, store fixture and kitchen cabinet market segments, these innovative designs enhance any decor. The shimmering effect of these new patterns can be used both for horizontal or vertical surfaces while blending in perfectly with the current offering of Panval woodgrains or solids.

The Panval collection, available in various sizes and thicknesses on particleboard or MDF cores, has an extensive distribution network across North America. For additional information, visit our web site at:

Bobrick Offers a Full-Line of Warm-Air Hand Dryers Featuring the New Eclipse

Specifiers may choose from 11 styling, performance and pricing choices; six distinctive design concepts; and five cover materials/finishes responsive to vandal-resistance criteria. Materials range from molded plastic, painted/ cast aluminum, polished chrome plated/drawn steel, vitreous enamel/drawn steel, and vitreous enamel/cast iron for the ultimate in durability. Environmentally responsible, Bobrick Dryers eliminate paper costs, vandalism and expensive waste disposal, and no-touch operation improves hygiene.

Specify for school, industrial, fast food, and retail washrooms.

For more information, contact Bobrick: 800/553-1600,

Looking Good with Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt architectural laminate shingles — the rich-coloured, textured shingles designed to look like wood, tile, and slate — are now being used on many homes in North America, thanks to their elegant look and feel. Whether you’re looking for English Tudor or French Provincial; shadow lines or scalloped edges; or practically any other shape imaginable, today’s architectural laminates are up to the task. Naturally they’re available in an impressive range of colours. And their performance in wind, rain, and snow is impressive, year after year.

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA). Phone: 202-207-0917.

New Year Brings New Colours to Mapei

MAPEI continues its leadership with changes to its grout program. Presently, with MAPEI Ultracolor, the industry’s first and only efflorescence-free grout and Kerapoxy, a stain-free grout that was recently re-formulated in 2001, MAPEI has the deepest line of grouts in the industry. The KER 200/800 program is moving to new names this year with Keracolor U (unsanded) and Keracolor S (sanded). Lastly, MAPEI is re-vamping its colours for 2002. After extensive distributor and retail surveys, 10 colours have been dropped and replaced. Along with the new colours comes a new grout kit and colour chart. Both are updated with new graphics and installation warranties. MAPEI has been supplying systems for tile and stone installation, floor covering installation, and concrete restoration for 65 years. It is distributed in over 80 countries, and is a single source supplier of flooring installation systems for residential and major commercial projects. MAPEI offers technical assistance, specification writing, and luncheon seminars designed to assist the architect in specifying MAPEI products. It is a registered provider to the AIA/CES program and offers training related to ceramic tile and floor covering installations and concrete repair.

Visit their website at for technical data information or call 1-800-42-MAPEI for the nearest location.

Interactive Key

Mul-T-Lock is a high security, key control product that retrofits into the majority of architectural hardware products that are currently specified today. Our new Interactive patented key system offers everything you should expect from a High Security Key System: Pick and Drill Resistance, UL and ANSI Grade 1 listing, Master Keying and Construction Key capabilities. Many building owners are looking at ways of improving the security of their properties as well as insuring the safety of tenants or employees that occupy them. Mul-T-Lock products are used at all levels of institutional, governmental, commercial and residential applications in over 100 countries worldwide. From Mul-T-Lock Canada Inc.

Dryvit Systems Canada

For over thirty years, Dryvit has been at the leading edge of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) in North America. Building on a solid reputation of innovation, advanced design capabilities and superior service, Dryvit Systems Canada is today the preferred choice for lasting, reliable EIF system solutions.

Tel.: 800-263-3308 (toll-free) Fax: 905-642-0450

Forbo introduces Marmoleum global 1

Forbo is the world leader in linoleum and Marmoleum global 1 is a truly global collection. The extensive range of colours is inspired by the diversity of nature and cultures around the globe. Marmoleum is at the heart of Forbo’s range of floor covering products. It is used in homes, offices, hospitals, schools and public buildings all over the world.

This Marmoleum range introduces three new decorative designs — Marmoleum Vivace and Walton Fizz & Walton Wave — and continues to build on the strengths of our existing product lines Real, Fresco, Dual and Walton.

Marmoleum global 1 shows a series of palettes in which matching colours create a theme.

Marmoleum Real: Subtle colour combinations. These rich tones will receive a warm welcome in any environment. Marmoleum Real is at the heart of the collection with its three ranges: neutral, natural and colourful. It comes in thicknesses of 2.0 and 2.5 mm. Some colours are available in 3.2 and 4.0 mm.

Marmoleum Vivace: Enthusiastic responses from architects and designers world-wide suggest that Vivace meets a real need for multicoloured designs. A versatile floor covering with a touch of class. Available in 2.5 mm.

Marmoleum Dual: This range places rich and subtle tones in a new light. A show-topper in the market. Dual is available in both tile and sheet form in a thickness of 2.5 mm. Its strong marbled effects can be used to create both a colourful and a natural feeling.

Marmoleum Fresco: This range has been developed to meet the demand for a Marmoleum with a less pronounced pattern. The beautiful refined natural colours and pastels provide a perfect backdrop for a harmonious and balanced interior. It comes in thicknesses of 2.0 and 2.5 mm, some in 3.2 mm.

Walton, Walton Fizz and Walton Wave: A beautiful, smooth, matt floor covering. Very popular with the design-conscious. Refined, or arresting when combined with bright colours. Walton is available in 2.0 and 2.5 mm. The Walton range is enriched with two revolutionary embossed versions: Fizz and Wave; available in 2.5 mm.