August 2011

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200_Grout MaximizerGROUT ADDITIVE
MAPEI, Deerfield Beach, Fla., introduces Grout Maximizer™ a premium latex-based additive for mixing with the company’s Keracolor™ S Portland-cement-based grout to increase resistance to water and oil-based stains for interior and exterior projects. When added to the grout at the time of installation, Grout Maximizer is easier to apply than epoxy grouts, but still provides reduced absorption of water, dirt and spills. Use of this additive doesn’t affect the grout color and eliminates an extra sealing step.
Contact: MAPEI, 800-426-2734.





200_bamboosinkBAMBOO SINKS
Domain Industries, Austin, Texas, introduces the line of Austra bamboo sinks for a fresh new look coupled with an eco-conscious quality. The vessel sinks, available in five styles, are crafted from solid blocks of bamboo; each sink is professionally sealed with a waterproof polyurethane to create a hassle-free finish.
Contact: Domain Industries, 866-385-7775.





200_Hilti appANCHOR APP
Hilti Inc., Tulsa, Okla., introduces its Anchor Selector App for iPhones. Available through iTunes for no charge, the app allows users to browse and choose anchors based on a variety of criteria including load values, location, base material, and baseplate geometry. The Find Anchor feature includes hole diameter, embedment depth, setting instructions and list of tools needed for installation; searches can be saved for quick reference.
Contact: Hilti Inc., 800-879-8000.



BIM AVAILABILITY, Littleton, Mass., announces the availability of AutoDesk® Revit® BIM objects for each of their natural-stone veneer products through ARCAT, a major publisher of building product information. Each one also includes appropriate product data, along with embedded links to’s CSI 3-Part specifications. The objects are available for no charge.
Contact:, 800-231-2200.