FlexMat by Flextile

Introducing FlexMat, a next-generation uncoupling membrane, high performance uncoupling membrane for use under ceramic tile and stone installations. Can be used for both residential and commercial applications. The unique patented design of Flextile FlexMat uncouples the floorcovering from the substrate and prevents the transfer of stresses to the tiled surface. Cracks in the substrate are bridged and not transferred to the tile installed.

Its design also allows for installations with both latex-modified and unmodified tile mortars, for proper installation and maximum strength of large format porcelain, tile and stone. It allows for installation over a wide range of substrates, including plywood/OSB, concrete, gypsum, heated floors, etc.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
• USE MODIFIED OR NON-MODIFIED THIN SET TOP AND BOTTOM
• EXTRA HEAVY SERVICE RATING ON CONCRETE
• EXCEEDS ANSI A118.12 ANTI-FRACTURE
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• UNIQUE TOP LAYER SCRIM IS WELD BONDED TO THE SURFACE PROVIDING MECHANICAL KEY FOR TILE BOND
• VERY HIGH POINT LOAD USING OFFSET DIMPLE DESIGN
• DOES NOT CRUSH WHEN INSTALLING
• SUITABLE OVER GREEN CONCRETE
• INSTALL OVER SINGLE LAYER PLYWOOD AND OSB
• WATERPROOF LAYER USING FLEXTILE JOINT STRIP

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Meet Kristen Hillrud

Greetings!

Kristen_HillrudMy name is Kristen Hillrud and I am your new Architectural Rep for Kate-Lo Tile & Stone in North Dakota. This is a new level of representation for Kate-Lo and I am excited to be a part of this venture, as we bring stronger brand recognition and support to the region.  My main base is in Fargo, but I will be actively serving the Architect & Design community throughout North Dakota.  Previously, I have worked in the wholesale tile industry, as well as, the retail kitchen and bath design world.  I am looking forward to connecting with you soon. Below you will find a list of the major tile and setting materials manufacturers we distribute:

  • Olympia
  • Imola
  • Ergon
  • Refin
  • Edimax
  • Serenissima
  • Fondovalle
  • Interceramic
  • Flextile
  • Laticrete

My contact information is as follows:
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phone: 763.316.5834 ext 119
mobile: 701.715.3036
main: 763.545.5455

Wags to Wishes 2014

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Kate-Lo Tile & Stone is happy to announce that we are collecting donations benefitting Homeward Bound, an animal rescue based in the Twin Cities.

Now through December 19th, we are accepting donations at any of our Twin Cities locations for homeless pets. Help a homeless pet have a happy holiday.

GOOD KITTIES AND PUPPIES HAVE THESE ITEMS ON THEIR WISH LIST

New (Food Items) or Gently Used Items:

FOR DOGS:

  • Foldable Metal Dog Crates
  • Rawhide
  • Chews/Bones
  • Dog Toys
  • Puppy Toys
  • Pet Beds
  • Towels, blankets, comforters, rugs
  • Dog Food
  • Potty Training Pads
  • Dog/Puppy Shampoo
  • Collars and Leashes
  • Brushes, Clippers, and other grooming supplies
  • Igloo (plastic) Dog Houses
  • Tie Out Cables
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Spray Cleaner
  • Paper Towels
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer

FOR CATS:

  • Brushes
  • Beds
  • Carriers
  • Climbing Trees
  • Scratching Posts
  • Food,
  • Treats
  • Kitty Litter
  • Litter Boxes

Style from Edimax

Style replicates the look of well-worn and weathered wood plank floor. Style seeks inspiration from the patinated floors of venerable structures located in historical cities, including Boston, Amsterdam, Florence and Paris. Style is available in four colors, named after the cities above, in a large 8” x 48” plank.

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Royal from Sant’agostino

Royal evokes the pageantry of traditional parquet flooring found in European castles and ancient villas. Faithfully reproducing the look of these aged woods with digital technology, there is a subtle sheen reminiscent of floors that have been hand-rubbed oil wax effect.  There are two colorways Sand and Nut with two decos that combine Sand and Nut in reversed patterns. This unique series is available in 30”x30” format.

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Playground from Ergon

Playground is a new series from Ergon with two distinct finishes that play nice together. Playground Paint resembles a stained concrete with a linear striation. It coordinates with Playground Resin, which has an overall washed stained concrete. These unique washes and color palettes perfectly complement each other.

We will be stocking Playground Paint in Tokyo White, Berlin Grey and New York Sand, all available in an 18”x36” format. Playground Resin will be available special order from the U.S. Depot, 2- 3 weeks plus freight.

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See our tile at IKEA Twin Cities!

IKEA Twin Cities recently renovated several of their displays and decked them out with wall and floor tiles they picked up at Kate-Lo Tile & Stone. In each of the photos below they choose Interceramic, one of the many manufacturers we represent. In the vignettes below they used:

Up and Down, a fantastic reversed 3-D wall tile that is available in 6×6 and 3×6 sizes in either “Up” or “Down” reliefs. Colors include Bright White, Matte Arrow Wood and Dark Grey.

Brick a stunning contemporary take on white subway tile, available in a 4.25×12.75, 4.25×8.5 or .25×4.25 size. Colors include: Matte White, Matte Smoke, Matte Cocoa and Matte Sweetwood.

Tessuto, is a glazed porcelain floor that is available in 12×24 in five colors, including Pearl White, Tan Beige, Cutch Brown, Ecru Gray and Basalto Black.

Up and Down and Brick are available special order from Inteceramic, 4 – 6 weeks, while Tessuto is stocked in 12×24 sizes (with a coordinating wall) in our Plymouth warehouse.

Passport 2014

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Time to renew your passport!

Please join us for an evening viewing new and beautiful glass, metal, stone, ceramic, porcelain & mosaic tiles from around the world.

Departure begins
Thursday, November 6, 2014
4:30pm – 7:00pm

Itinerary
Wine Flights & Appetizers
Door prizes valued up to $1000
View dozens of new tile lines from manufacturers all over the world

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone Showroom
171 Cheshire Lane N., Suite 100
Plymouth, MN 55441
763-450-3636 s www.katelotile.com

RSVP: Monday, November 3, 2014
To Denise Perrin at:
763-545-5455 s denise@katelotile.com

Rug Home – Fondovalle

Rug Home weaves a delicate texture inspired by fabric to create a unique and elegant surface treatment. This extremely versatile and contemporary through body porcelain is as comfortable at the office as it is at home. It is perfect for both vertical exterior applications and all interior surfaces.

Rug Home is available in four enticing colors with a natural matte finish, including Ecru, Polar, Shark and Steel in a large 16″ x 32″ format. Transform your space into a comfortable and chic environment with Rug Home from Fondovalle.

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