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Brand New Lackmond Tile Saws! Now Available on StoneTooling.com

With arrival of Lackmond BEAST-5, BEAST-7, and BEAST-10 Wet Tile Saws to our Los Angeles showroom and warehouse, StoneTooling.com is proud to announce we are now an official distributor for Lackmond.

Over the past two decades, Lackmond had built a brand on high-quality professional diamonds tools for not only the stone and tile installation industry but also for the rental, construction supply, and hardware markets. With an expansive product catalog that includes diamond tools for cutting, grinding, and drilling, Lackmond knows contractors will accept only the best performance from their tools.

The robust, steel-framed Lackmond Beast-7 and Beast-10 Wet Tile Saws are packed with innovative features including impressive cutting capacity and cutting abilities, a customizable water system, and optional accessories to assist in cutting large format tile and further improve water containment. With a powerful 15 AMP motor, porcelain, natural stone, and other thicker materials are cleanly and accurately sliced. Together, these features make the Beast-7 and Beast-10 Tile Saws stand outs in the tile saw market.

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Lackmond Beast-7 Wet Tile Saw with Universal Gravity Folding Stand

Bold Cutting Capacity

Offering both beautiful aesthetic appeal and easy maintenance, large format tile has become increasingly popular over the past several years. For contractors, having a tile saw with the versatility to cut large format tiles can give the edge when bidding on jobs. To meet this demand, Lackmond designed the Beast-7 and Beast-10 tile saws with cutting capacities that can tackle plank and large format tiles.

The Beast-7, a 7″ wet tile saw, can execute 24″ rip cut and diagonally cut a 18″ x 18″ tile while the Beast-10, a 10″ wet tile saw, can produce an impressive 34″ rip cut (39″ with plunge) and diagonally cut 24″ x 24″ tile. With the largest cutting capacity in their class, the Beast-7 and Beast-10 are sure to become the cornerstone of any tile contractor’s toolbox.

 

Plunge Cut and Miter Cut Abilities

Both the Lackmond Beast-7 and Beast-10 Tile Saws come equipped with a tilting motor head for accurate 22.5 and 45 bevel cuts. With the plunge cut feature, cut-outs for wall sockets, receptacles, and V-Cap cuts are a breeze. Save time and money by investing in a tile saw that not only performs straight cuts but has the versatility to produce tailored cuts for a variety of applications.

 

Exceptional Water Containment

lackmond_beast_10_stonetooling_4While no wet tile saw is going to be completely mess free, Lackmond has developed some of the most innovative design features for water containment. The Beast-7 and Beast-10 Tile Saws come equipped with snake pipe water nozzle for precision water control over the blade. With the snake pipe, the user has complete control of water placement and volume along with a “Y-fitting” customization option that will produce multiple water streams.

With an externally mounted water supply, front access water tray, and water pump that can be used in the water tray or side bucket, the water containment system is easy to keep clean and functioning at its best.

 

Accessories for Ultimate Performance

Large format tile can be a challenge to handle and cut. With the optional accessories for the Beast-7 and Beast-10 Tile Saws, cutting large format tile has never been easier. Both tile saws offer a Side Extension Table for supporting large format tile and hassle-free cutting. For a cleaner work space, the optional Side Water Tray catches excess water runoff and drips as a result of cutting large format tile.

While the accessories are typically sold as optional add-ons, we know the accessories are important for getting all of the benefits and most productivity out of the Beast-7 and Beast-10 Tile Saws, so we offer both saws as a complete, cost-saving package with all optional accessories included (stands sold separately).

The Lackmond Beast Tile Saws are now available on StoneTooling.com. Be sure to check out some of the best tile saws on the market and step-up your tile game!

Introducing Schluter Ditra-Heat-TB & Touchscreen Thermostats

Schluter is excited to announce the next generation of Ditra-Heat with Ditra-Heat-TB and a new programmable Touchscreen Thermostat (Ditra-Heat-E-RT). Schluter Ditra-Heat is an unparalleled electric floor warming system designed to be used in conjunction with natural stone and tile installations.

Schluter Ditra-Heat-TB

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Ditra-Heat combines the properties of standard Schluter Ditra with easy-to-lay heating cables for an exceptional installation that not only provides perfectly warmed tile and stone floors but is also designed to last.

Schluter Ditra-Heat-TB is the newest matting in the Ditra Heat lineup. Just like traditional Ditra-Heat, Ditra-Heat-TB features the same great uncoupling, waterproofing, vapor management, and load support properties of award winning Ditra but also includes a thermal break for improved heating efficiency.

By directing heat towards the tile and away from the subfloor, the tile is heated much more quickly – heat your tile and not the subfloor. With the thermal break, floors are warmed up to 70% faster over concrete substrates. Furthermore, Ditra-Heat-TB has a nominal thickness of 5/16″ (8mm) to maintain the minimum overall thickness of the tile assembly and ease transitions to lower surface coverings.

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Schluter Ditra-Heat-TB

Just like regular Ditra-Heat, Ditra-Heat-TB installs quickly and easily – few tools are required and self-leveling compounds are not required for encasing the heat cables in the membrane. The unique design of the Ditra-Heat membrane allows the installer to lay cables exactly where they need to be so unnecessary parts of the floor aren’t warmed.

 

Schluter Touchscreen Thermostat

Along with the Ditra-Heat-TB, Schluter is also unveiling a new programmable Touchscreen Thermostat (Ditra-Heat-E-RT) to control the floor temperature.

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Touchscreen Thermostat Ditra-Heat-E-RT

The Touchscreen Thermostat features built in  Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) along with a digital display and back-lit screen. With a intuitive and interactive 3.5″ color display, programming a floor warming system has never been easier. The thermostat can be programmed for up to six periods a day, and through an adaptive, built-in function, the thermostat learns when to turn heating cables on and off at the correct intervals to reach target temperatures throughout the day.

With the rising costs of energy today, many homeowners are concerned about household energy consumption. The Touchscreen Thermostat has the ability optimize energy use with a touch-driven energy consumption log and also allows the homeowner to input their current Kilowatt-hour rate for calculated energy costs over a given time period. With these features, the homeowner has the flexibility to maximize comfort while saving on energy costs.

Schluter Ditra-Heat-TB and Touchscreen Thermostat combine to make the Schluter Floor Warming System one of the best on the market.

Both are now available on StoneTooling.com!

Now Shipping! New Husqvarna TS 70 and TS 90 Tile Saws

Husqvarna is proud to present two new saws to the Husqvarna tile saw lineup – the TS 70 Tile Saw and the TS 90 Tile Saw. The TS 70 Tile Saw is the new alternative to the TS 250 X3 Wet Tile Saw and the TS 90 Tile Saw is the replacement for the discontinued TS 250 XL3 Tile Saw.

As a brand built on excellence, Husqvarna’s new tile saws are designed to meet the toughest jobsite requirements. The new tile saws have many of the same great features contractors rely on but with new design features for even better performance. Robust features like exceptional cutting capacity, patented water containment system, versatile cutting abilities, and optional stands will exceed even the most demanding contractor’s expectations.

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Improved Cutting Capacity with Versatile Cutting Abilities

Compared to the TS 250 X3 and TS 250 XL3 tile saws, both the TS 70 and TS 90 feature an improved, larger cutting capacity. With the popularity of large format tile, investing in a tile saw capable of handling large format tile dimensions gives the versatility to bid on a wide range of jobs. The TS 70 can perform 28″ rip cuts and diagonally cut 20″ x 20″ tile while the TS 90 has an impressive rail saw like cutting capacity and is capable of 36″ rip cuts and diagonally cutting 24″ x 24″ tile.

No high performance tile saw is complete without plunge and miter cut abilities. The TS 70 and TS 90 both feature a rotating motor head for 22.5 and 45 degree miter cuts and can also perform plunge cuts for receptacles.

 

Jet Stream Water System

Both the TS 70 and TS 90 feature Husqvarna’s patented Jet Stream Water Containment System. The Jet Stream system helps to keep water and slurry in the cart for a cleaner work space.  In addition to keeping the workplace cleaner, the innovative water delivery system also helps minimize slurry on the tile face – less slurry on the tile face means less slurry having to wipe off after each cut. Spend more time cutting and less time wiping off slurry!

 

Optional Stands

There are two optional stands available for the TS 70 and TS 90. The first optional stand is a Fixed Leg Stand that comes with integrated wheels for convenient maneuverability.

The second optional stand is the Adjustable Rolling Stand. Both the TS 70 and TS 90 are robust tile saws – the Adjustable Rolling Stand turns into a cart so the saw can be easily maneuvered around the jobsite by one person. The Adjustable Rolling Stand also features adjustable feet for uneven surfaces and can be raised and lowered to different heights for maximum usability.

If you are in the market for a new tile saw, be sure to check out the Husqvarna TS 70 and Husqvarna TS 90 Tile Saws at StoneTooling.com today!

Bonanza / StoneTooling.com is Growing!

Bonanza / StoneTooling.com is growing!

We are pleased to inform you of the exciting changes happening at Bonanza this coming year. 2015 has seen tremendous growth and record sales. We have expanded our product lines, which are now housed in our new satellite warehouse and have increased yard staff to reduce wait times. We’ve taken these steps to partner with you to help grow your business alongside ours.

2016 will see a brand new Bonanza. We have begun construction to increase our Lankershim warehouse to an expansive 7000 sq/ft housing everything you need, all under one roof. We will remain open during this time and anticipate no interruption to the excellent service that you have come to know and trust.

We recognize that this growth would not be possible without you, our valued customer. Thank you for your years of loyalty. As we continue to improve your shopping experience, we welcome and encourage your feedback.

Thank you for your patience during this transition.

Daniel Abitboul
President

A Product Training Session – Laticrete System Warranties

We are excited to announce Laticrete will be with us in-store on June 24th at 4:30 PM for a Product Training Session covering the Laticrete System Warranties.

Laticrete is one of the stone and tile industry leaders for setting materials, underlayments, floor warming, and shower systems. With 50 years of expertise in industrial, commercial, and residential projects around the world, Laticrete stands behind their products by offering some of the best warranties in the industry from a 5 Year System Warranty all the way to a Lifetime System Warranty.

Not only are their products of exceptional quality, so are the warranties available.

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Laticrete offers a comprehensive line of products and System Warranties to fit every budget and project. Before beginning a project with Laticrete products, it is important to understand how their System Warranties work. Because Laticrete offers so many products from economical to ultra-premium, the level of System Warranty is going to vary for each project depending on what products are used.  Additionally, the type of application, industrial, commercial, or residential, is also going to affect the level of warranty coverage as well.

Whether it’s a simple stone or tile installation with an uncoupling membrane, a new shower, a bathroom floor with floor warming, or another stone and tile installation, many contractors will often use products from various manufacturers or the cheapest products available to save money.

However, the benefit of using all Laticrete products  for extended warranty eligibility will outweigh saving a few bucks when it comes to giving the customer peace of mind. Knowing that the installation is not only going to last for years, but the customer will also be protected should something fail down the road can give you the advantage when bidding on a job.

Shower installations, in particular, are susceptible to systematic  failure that can result in costly repairs that require completely gutting and rebuilding from scratch. While the likelihood of a shower failure is extremely rare with a Laticrete Shower System, provided the Laticrete Shower Installation Instructions are carefully followed, understanding how the Laticrete Shower System Warranty works is essential in making sure the shower is eligible and covered for warranty repair in the future.

If upon inspection Laticrete finds the shower is covered by warranty, Laticrete will not only cover the cost of replacement parts, but will also cover other significant costs involved in rebuilding the shower from tearing the shower out to replacing the tile.

This is just one example of how powerful and beneficial a Laticrete Warranty can be and why it’s important to have a solid understanding of the System Warranties to ensure your installations are covered.

Join us on June 24th, 2015 for a workshop dedicated to Laticrete System Warranties. If you are not able to join us in-store, be sure to check out the YouTube video that will be posted shortly afterwards – You don’t want to miss out on this valuable information!

StoneTooling.com now Carries Schluter Online!

We are proud to announce Schluter products are now available on StoneTooling.com.

Up until now, Schluter had a strict policy for distributors regarding the sale of Schluter products. Distributors could only sell Schluter products to their specific geographic region, and breaking this policy could result in the distributor completely losing their ability to sell Schluter products.

While some retailers side stepped this policy by purchasing from other Schluter dealers and reselling on unauthorized auction sites like ebay, this voided all warranties on those products.

Beginning in January of this year, Schluter changed their long standing policy and are now allowing authorized distributors and dealers to sell Schluter products online. For years we have carried Schluter products in-store for local customers, and now for the first time, we are excited to have Schluter products available on StoneTooling.com for our customers nationwide.

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Schluter Kerdi Shower System – StoneTooling.com

Schluter is a worldwide manufacturer of innovative stone and ceramic tile installation systems. Master Tile Setter, Werner Schluter, began his tile installation company in 1966 and in 1975, launched his first tile installation product, Schluter-Schiene.

From there, Schluter would become the largest supplier of leading-edge installation systems in the industry.

For many of our customers, finding a quality shower system is key for new bathroom installations and bathroom remodels. With a preformed shower system and waterproofing membrane, a watertight shower can quickly and easily be installed without need for a traditional mortar bed.

In 1987, Schluter developed Schluter-Kerdi Waterproofing Membrane to meet the quickly growing need for a bonded waterproofing solution.

From this original Kerdi waterproofing product, the Schluter Shower System evolved into a complete and seamlessly integrated system of preformed components including shower trays, benches, waterproofing corners, and both traditional and linear drains. With the Schluter Shower System, installation time is dramatically reduced and made easier than ever.

Whether it’s small, residential applications or large scale commercial jobs, Schluter products and Shower Systems give you uncompromising quality that customers across the world have come to expect and rely on for each job and installation.

Visit StoneTooling.com to shop Schluter online for the first time.

Laticrete Launches New PermaColor Select Grout

Laticrete has announced the newest addition to their comprehensive line of grout products, PermaColor Select, ready to launch on February 3, 2015. PermaColor Select sets itself apart from other traditional grouts with an innovative, two component design that features a highly engineered, neutral-colored grout “Base” with the industry’s first dispensable dye “Color Pack.” The highly pigmented Color Packs produce the most consistent and uniform colors on the cementitious grout market with the premier performance that you’ve come to expect from Laticrete.

permacolor_selectPermaColor Select can be used in both residential and commercial installations and provides optimum performance in interior and exterior applications. The 40 vibrant colors (plus 30 top colors from competitors) resist efflorescence, and with StoneTech Sealer Technology already implemented in the grout formula, no further sealing is required.

PermaColor Select is suitable for grout joints from 1/16″  to 1/2″ on both walls and floors and is reinforced with Kevlar for crack and shrink resistance. Additionally, PermaColor Select features GreenGuard certification for low VOC along with Anti-Microbial Protection, making it ideal for areas that need extra defense such as bathrooms and kitchens.

Using PermaColor Select is a simple and straightforward. The PermaColor Select Base is available in 12.5 lb and 25 lb bags and does not contain any premixed color or pigment. To add the color, use 1 PermaColor Select Color Pack per 12.5 lb bag of Base or 2 Color Packs per 25 lb bag of Base (each Color Kit contains 2 Color Packs). To mix, drop the dispersible Color Packs directly into a bucket of clean water and mix until the pigment is dispersed and the packet has dissolved (similar to how laundry or dishwater packets dissolve).

When the Color Pack is no longer visible, add the PermaColor Select Base and mix with a slow speed drill mixer for a minute. Allow the grout to slake for 5 minutes, and then mix for one additional minute. At this point, the grout is properly mixed and ready for installation.

The ingenuity of PermaColor Select is not only its top-of-the-line performance but also in the two component design that becomes an asset to a  contractor’s business. The advanced pigment technology of the Color Packs and strict manufacturing quality control virtually eliminates color variation between batches. Additionally, because the grout Base requires separate Color Packs and does not contain any pigment, leftover Base stock can be used job after job, reducing inventory and waste.

Join us in store on February 17, 2015 for a Laticrete New Product Training Seminar!

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