Construction Canada published a very interesting and informative article on terrazzo, written by Tony Torriano, Past President of TTMAC. Please see the link below for the article:
At the Annual Convention, which this year was held in Quebec City, QC, the Hardsurface Awards Winning projects were announced. Please see below a complete list of all categories:
Terrazzo: Mustard Seed Project - submitted by Flesher Marble and Tile 1910 Ltd.
In this video, Glen Pestrin, CEO of York Marble, Tile and Terrazzo, talks about the organization of which he is treasurer: TTMAC (Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association of Canada). If you are a contractor who ever has to install a “hard surface” (who among generals or renovators hasn’t?) it’s worthwhile taking the 5 minutes it will take to watch this video.
The “Tile Installer Thin-Set Standards” (ITS) Verification Course instructs installers on industry standards and proper installation methods for the thin-set applications that apply to ceramic tile, porcelain tile, stone tile, glass tile and other types of adhered tile materials. It covers current industry standards as well as common manufacturer’s requirements. This course is also meaningful to architects, general contractors, consultants, inspectors and owners who want to be aware of the industry installation standards and methods.
A significant use of ceramic tile and stone involves wet areas requiring long term control of intermittent and/or constant presence of moisture. North America is switching from Static COF (SCOF) with ASTM C1028 method to Dynamic Coefficient of Friction COF (DCOF) with the BOT 3000 to the new recognized and accepted standards ANSI A137.1.
Do you need to meet ASTM C-627 standards? The Universal Type Floor Tester is a unique machine. This machine is a redesign of the Robinson Floor tester and is capable of carrying out the test for an ASTM C-627 designation.
Hardsurface Awards 2015
Project of The Year
Private Residence, Vancouver, BC
Submitted By: Ardex Canada
Trade Contractor: Metroworks Tile and Stone
Architect: Confort Plans
Designer: Intarsia Design Ltd.
Supplier: Fontile Vancouver and
Pacific Rim Flooring Supply