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December 2014

Top 5 Tips for Sound Reduction



Controlling sound transmission is critical in environments like hospitals, offices, multi-story residential and other work spaces and homes that value peace and quiet. Mitigating against foot and wheel traffic on tile and against the transmission of ambient sound moving between floors requires careful planning. In this edition of CUSTOM's Top 5 Tips, we explore the crucial details to help promote peace and quiet.

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Pool & Fountain White Paper Available

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Tile adds a beautiful artistic component to pools and water features. But there are many considerations for setting materials, installation practices and care that must be taken into account to deliver a tiled pool or fountain that can withstand the exposure to water and chemicals. Before starting your project, read this important white paper with the tips you need to know.

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EasyMat Serves as a Thermal Break for Radiant Heating Systems

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Concrete slabs reduce the efficiency of typical radiant floor heating systems, absorbing heat towards the substrate instead of the floor covering. EasyMat Tile and Stone Underlayment Mat provides a thermal break between the heating system and the subfloor, allowing more heat to rise to the surface while also providing crack and sound isolation. Get the facts from this technical bulletin.

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Award-Winning Water Feature Installed with CUSTOM System for Submerged Stone

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The granite water feature at Intuit headquarters in Silicon Valley, which features reflecting pools, a rain garden, a 100-foot waterfall and over 6,500 square feet of granite, received the Pinnacle Award of Excellence for a Commercial Exterior from the Marble Institute of America. In order to construct and deliver this landmark water feature, contractors De Anza Tile turned to CUSTOM for a quality installation.

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