Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Beyond the Gym with Sport Flooring

itstru Technology
Imagine being able to use recycled rubber flooring on everyday surfaces.

Even before being 'green' was the trend, Ecore International, as North America's largest consumer of recycled rubber, was ecologically committed. Recycled rubber for sport flooring is:

  • low cost
  • durable
  • consistent color
  • easy to install
itstru TechnologyBeyond its use for athletic flooring, Ecore developed the itstru technology - a revolutionary fusion bond where the underlayment adheres to a wear layer.

"Although we take pride in being the originator of the commercial rubber flooring category, we never take it for granted or feel satisfied. ECORE engineers are tirelessly curious and refreshingly imaginative."

Bob Racoppi, regional sales manager with Ecore International, who demonstrated the QT sound control.  He turned on a music box which we listened to when it was placed on the table and then when he placed it on the underlayment. An amazing change,  we could barely hear anything!  Great option to consider for multi-purpose projects in housing, education, community centers, etc.
Thanks also to Travis Whipple with Spartan Surfaces, a team of flooring consultants who offer many flooring options, including this one. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


In the last decade, the eastern shore of Spain, has been known as the birthplace of 'paella'.
Forty years ago,  it was also the birthplace of Porcelanosa. 

Porcelanosa is a global leader in the innovation, design, manufacture and distribution of trend setting, cutting-edge products. Their products, 
backed by dependable service, offer high quality and advanced technology.  
Peter Lollias, a Porcelanosa rep presented their wide range of products, which can be seen on their website www.porcelosa-usa.com and can be viewed at their Greenwich showroom (best to schedule an appointment). 
  • tile
  • kitchen
  • bath

One of our favorite products is their shower column. (shown below are a few options of the shower column they offer)

Due        Marine  Imag

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Long Span Decking

Large public open spaces become more visually unique when long span roof and floor decking systems are used. 

Airports, gyms, natatoriums, stadiums, libraries and worship centers are some of the places that benefit with this type of decking.  Andrew Graf, Marketing Specialist for Epic Metals presented various products which allow you a fresh, clean look. Using their wedge bolt and lock it is possible to hang lighting, pipes and more without penetrating the deck

Another clean look is achieved by carrying the decking through the building to the outside (as seen in picture above). Where exterior meets interior, air dams are provided to protect from weather infiltration.