Recognized by installation experts, ARDEX Americas is the leading solution and service provider of innovative building systems. We develop, manufacture and distribute high-performance specialty building products for all aspects of substrate preparation, floor covering, tile and stone installation systems and architectural concrete systems for commercial and residential applications.
A family owned company, ARDEX leads through local customer interaction striving for excellence in all that we do. We ensure the job gets done right the first time, to specification and on, minimizing risk and costly callbacks.
Custom Building Products is North America's industry leader in flooring preparation products and tile and stone installation systems for residential and commercial projects. Throughout our 50 years in business, our customers have come to rely upon us for our high quality products and unparalleled service and support. We believe in more than just manufacturing a product. We believe in continually moving forward with improved products that are easier to use, work better and last longer. Whether it be products for tile and stone installation, tile and stone care or floor preparation, we take pride in the fact that none of our products have been compromised to meet too wide a range of applications. Instead, each has been specifically formulated to set the industry standard, giving you exactly the right product for the specific job you're performing. For tile installation products, we offer the industry's only Lifetime Warranty - showing the degree to which we stand behind our products. As an industry leader, we also offer an extensive information resource system, vital to assuring proper tile installation in the field.
Training - Custom Technical University (CTU)
Custom Building Products developed Custom Technical University, or "CTU", as its exclusive, interactive educational forum. CTU combines impactful curriculum, all the latest tools, and a state-of-the-art facility designed to engage sales representatives, distributor personnel, contractors, installers, architects, designers and specifiers.
A variety of programs acquaint professionals with the latest installation methods, best practices, time-saving tips, codes, standards, products and system assemblies for the tile, stone and flooring industries. CTU also offers AIA and CES programs, plus specialized care and maintenance certification opportunities.
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We understand that transactions are the life blood of your business. We work with you to tailor the best and most reliable solutions for you and your customers. Our mission is to use cutting-edge technology to provide our customers with the most cost-effective method to process credit and debit card purchases in order to increase their profitability. Merchant 1 Payments is perfectly staged to create a strategic alliance with our partners to provide the most advanced merchant-payment system available in today’s global marketplace. Merchant 1 Payments provides the technologies and services that your business needs to fully and effectively monetize your customer relationships.
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A world leader in flooring and sports surface solutions. For over 140 years now, we commit every day to the design of great spaces. For Tarkett, this means putting people and planet first, caring about the environment and the health of present and future generations incorporated by our Tarkett Human-Conscious DesignTM approach.
It is our holistic way of doing business capable of marrying the specific expectations of each of our customers with the profound challenges of protecting our planet, reducing our carbon footprint and changing the game with circular economy. Working together with our partners, we deliver safer and healthier spaces in which people can reach their full potential.
A broad range of solutions. We offer to our customers one of the largest portfolios of flooring and sports surface solutions, and we share with our customers our expertise in multiple market segments.
There are a lot of brokers that do what we do. What sets us apart is why we do it – and insurance is only part of it. Helping you, our clients is why we built this family business in 1981. We knew there had to be a better way. A way to grow your business while providing the advice, the service, and the confidence you need to continue to prosper. Over the years, the WMB family has continued to thrive and now includes partners and a large team of insurance experts. Even though we’ve changed, the dedication to our clients and community has remained the same.
Since we opened our doors in 1981, our focus has been on the construction industry. This focus has allowed us to develop a niche – becoming one of the industry leaders specializing in risk management, surety, and insurance for the construction and development industry in Canada. From our initial team of only eight people and to a team of over 120, we understand what it means to build a business. With offices across Western Canada – no matter your location, we are here to help you. Giving you the support you need while taking the time to care about your organization’s future is what sets us apart from the rest.
Cutting Corners Ltd was formed in 2014. The family run company was derived from the initial inventive, innovative cleanroom system that now boasts 2 patents. Father and sons, Stephen, Jack and Ashley Alford developed and designed a system that would enable cleanroom installers to achieve a sheet vinyl mitre at the wall to ceiling internal corner using their inventive system.
Having over 40 years of experience as installers in the flooring industry, they mastered the historically difficult task of achieving a mitre with their system.
"It was a lightbulb moment one day when we thought there must be an easier way to achieve this difficult highly-skilled freehand method and a much neater, uniform and consistent finish."
The patented cleanroom system:
1. Eliminates the need to Cut and fashion standard lengths of cove stick to create
an internal 3-way
2. Removes the historically highly skilled task of achieving a vinyl 3-way mitre.
3. Eliminates need to use highly toxic fillers to create a 3-way corner.
4. Speeds up installation times saving labor costs without compromising quality.
5. Provides end user/client with a uniform, consistent and aesthetically
pleasing 3-way internal corner.
6. Provides the end user/client with a corner that can be easily cleaned and
It was all systems go then as the Alford family, through their own experiences on site, went on to develop the flash cove system. The Internal and External Floormitre cove solutions were designed to improve standards of installations and promote good working practices when sheet vinyl was required in a flash cove fashion.
" We were often faced with internal and external corners that were not properly constructed on site and therefore leading to substandard installations with corners that were not fit for purpose, so we decided to develop the cove solutions to eliminate poor practice. The coves also provide the installer with a smooth preformed corner that sheet vinyl can be applied and subsequently hot welded-to a high standard. The other added benefit is that they are quicker and eliminate the need to cut and fashion cove stick to create a corner."
Watch how the system is used:
Cutting Corners Ltd patented Trimitre 3 way cove is now integral to the Technical Installation Guide for Polyflor Ltd when sheet vinyl is applied to walls and ceilings and in wet room environments. Watch the video showing how the Trimitre 3 way cove solution is used in a typical wet room installation:
Cutting Corners Ltd cove solutions and systems have been selling in the UK and Ireland for almost 7 years.
"It is with great pleasure to share good practice, improve the quality of installations and have an impact on infection control as we have had in the UK using our cove solutions with Canada and through our association with the NFCA."