CustomTech Stops by Bonanza for a FREE In-Store Product Knowledge Session

CustomTech, a division of Custom Building Products, will be joining the Bonanza Team on 4/19 from 6:30am – 9:30am for a FREE  product knowledge session. The foundation for a successful and quality job starts with the proper floor preparation.

From primers and self-leveling underlayments to products for moisture control and patching, CustomTech delivers the materials needed to get the job done right. CustomTech products have proudly been used in large scale commercial projects including casinos, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport , and Jacobs Medical Center, a San Diego Hosptial.

If you are coming by the store, be sure to check-in with our CustomTech rep for first hand knowledge of how CustomTech products can help you on your next job.

 

 

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Dry-Treat In-Store Demo 4/12 & Upcoming Accreditation Workshop 4/26

Dry-Treat Has Arrived!

Now available on StoneTooling.com and in-store at Bonanza Trade & Supply, Dry-Treat provides the ultimate in stone care products by utilizing advanced technology not found in any other sealer products.

On 4/12/18, Dry-Treat will stopping by the Bonanza showroom from 6:30am – 9:30am for an in-store demo and Table-Top Presentation of Dry-Treat products along with providing one-on-one education and answering any of your questions. This the perfect chance for an introduction to the best sealers on the market. The in-store demo will be followed up, on 4/26, with a formal Dry-Treat Accreditation workshop. This free Accreditation Workshop will certify you as a Dry-Treat Accredited Applicator so any sealer applications you provide will qualify for Dry-Treat’s best-in-industry warranties.

Unlike other sealing products that work by depositing polymers inside the pores of material’s surface without any further adhesion, Dry-Treat’s molecules form a permanent bond inside the pores with a chemical reaction – this bond creates the longest lasting seal of protection found on the market. Dry-Treat sealers create barriers of protection against water-based stains and provide substantial oil-repellent properties.

In addition to the chemical bond, the molecules in found in Dry-Treat sealers are hundreds of times smaller than polymers found in  conventional sealers. This allows for Dry-Treat sealers to penetrate further and deeper than any other sealer for not only better stain protection but also for the most advanced protection against hard-to-tackle problems such efflorescence, salt spalling, freeze-thaw spalling, and picture framing that are the result of water absorption into the stone. dry-treat-sealer-stain-proof-original-stonetooling

 

Dry-Treat STAIN PROOF Original – Premium Impregnating Sealer

One of the cornerstone products for the Dry-Treat line of sealers is STAIN-PROOF Original. This impressive impregnating sealer is invisible, breathable, and forms long-term superior protection against water and oil-based stains for up to 15 years. STAIN-PROOF Original has been tested in accordance with ISO 10545-14 Determination of resistance to stains Class 5 (highest class).

STAIN-PROOF Original keeps the surfaces in their natural color and finish and is ideal for indoor, outdoor, commercial and residential use. Unlike on competitor sealers, STAIN-PROOF can stand up to alkaline cleaners and even pressure hosing! STAIN-PROOF Original is effective for protecting natural stone, tiles, pavers, concrete, brick and grout.

Click Here: Buy Dry-Treat STAIN-PROOF Original

 

Dry-Treat INENSIFIA – Deep Enhancement & Stain Protection

When not only premium sealing is desired but also color enhancement, Dry-Treat INTENSIFIA is the perfect solution.  Like STAIN-PROOF Original, INTENSIFIA also offers premium water and oil repellence protection along with a breathable seal that won’t trap water vapor inside the pores of the stone. INTENSIFIA, however, also provides deep color enhancement to enrich dull and faded surfaces, reduce concrete dusting, won’t yellow, flake, blister, or break down in high alkalis, and resists UV fading.

Ideal for indoor and outdoor applications in both commercial and residential, INTENSIFIA carries a 5-year warranty and can easily be re-applied to clean surfaces. INTENSIFIA is perfect for a variety of porous surfaces including all types of natural stone, clay and terracotta tiles and pavers, brick, concrete, polished concrete, terrazzo, encaustic tile, terracotta and saltillo.

Click Here: Buy Dry-Treat INTENSIFIA

 

 

Miracle Sealants Stops by Bonanza for a Tabletop Presentation

It’s time for another in-store tabletop presentation! On March 7, 2018, Miracle Sealants will be stopping the Bonanza showroom from 6:30am – 9:30am to talk about their lineup of stone care products including their premium sealers like 511 Impregnator Sealer, 511 Porous Plus, 511 H2O Plus, and 511 Seal & Enhance. If you haven’t tried any Miracle Sealant products before, this is a chance great to get information directly from our sales rep and learn how Miracle Sealants can benefit your next job.

Miracle Sealants is one of the industry’s most well known stone care companies. Providing superior sealers, cleaners, and restoration products, Miracle Sealants is trusted worldwide by contractors, installers, and tile professionals. With the array of beautiful (and expensive) tile and stone available on the market today, it’s important to not skimp on the last stage of installation- sealing will help protect the installation for years to come.

Miracle Sealants also features a full line of stone care products including cleaners and restoration products. Stop on by the Bonanaza showroom for a first hand look at Miracle Sealants and a chance to chat with our sales rep.

511 Impregnator Sealer

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The original penetrating sealer, Miracle Sealants 511 Impregnator Sealer is one of the most popular sealers on the market and the go-to product for contractors and tile installers alike. The penetrating sealers deposits polymers deep inside the stone’s pores to provide an invisible barrier and protection against stains but allows vapor to escape.

511 Impregnator Sealer is excellent to use on a variety of surfaces including natural stone, porcelain & ceramic tile, concrete, brick, and sanded grout. The solvent-based formula also makes the sealer ideal for outdoor applications while superior coverage makes it a cost effective choice.

 

 

 

511 Porous Plus

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Excellent for both interior and exterior use, Miracle Sealants 511 Porous Plus is a solvent-based sealer that provides superior protection for both oil and water stains. U.V. Transparent and weather resistant, 511 Porous Plus is the ideal choice for outdoor applications. It also safe for food areas making it perfect for kitchens and outdoor entertainment areas.


The premium sealer is designed for the most porous surfaces such as sanded Grout, Terra Cotta, Cantera/Adoquin, Brick, Limestone, Sandstone, Cement, Slate, Saltillo Tile, Flagstone, Concrete Tile, Pre-Cast Concrete, Flamed & Honed Granite, Honed/Textured Marble, Polished Marble, Polished Granite.

 

511 Seal & Enhance

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Miracle Sealants 511 Seal & Enhance is an innovative product that not only seals but also enhances. The one step formula eliminates the need for an additional step of using a color enhancer before an impregnating sealer. Once applied, the surface colors are deepened and enhanced while the surface is also provided with maximum protection against water and oil stains. 511 Seal & Enhance is the perfect solution to weathered and faded natural stone and tile surfaces.

511 Seal & Enhance is ideal for natural stone such as granite, limestone, marble, and slate along with ceramic and quarry tile.

Laticrete Strata_Heat Launch & Free Installation Workshop on 4/4/18 with Instagram Live Stream @StoneTooling

We are excited  to announce the launch a brand new product line from Laticrete. Introducing a revolutionary new radiant floor heating system- Laticrete Strata_Heat.

The Laticrete Strata_Heat system combines the properties of Laticrete Strata Mat Uncoupling Membrane with loose heat wires that allow for a fully customized wire layout that perfectly fits your room layout. The Strata_Heat System is also the only heating system on the market with a Smart WIFI Thermostat that allows for full control from your smart phone and an innovative Thermal Pack additive for the most energy efficient installation.

On February 28 and March 30, our North Hollywood showroom is hosting Laticrete for a tabletop presentation of the new Strata_Heat System from 6:30 am – 9:30 am. If you’re in the area or already headed to the store, this is perfect opportunity for a brief introduction to the Strata_Heat system. Our Laticrete rep will be onsite to answer any questions and help you become familiar with the system.

After the tabletop presentations, Laticrete will be presenting a free formal workshop on April 4, 2018 at our Bonanza showroom. This workshop will take place after hours and will be a full installation demonstration providing an opportunity for in depth installation techniques and guidelines. If you aren’t local to the area, we will be live streaming the workshop on Instagram @StoneTooling.

UPDATE: Did you miss out? If you weren’t able to attend the in-store workshop, you can still get all the first hand information from our Laticrete reps with our recorded video of the workshop. Check it out below:

 

 

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Strata_Heat Mat

The Laticrete Strata_Heat Mat is uses the similar uncoupling technology found in the traditional Strata Mat underlayments but features a pegs for holding the heat wires. Unlike other floor heat systems currently on the market, Strata_Heat has the flexibility for heat wire placement in the 2, 3 or 4 peg position.

The Strata_Heat mat features Mortar Hydration Vents that allows for a superior bond between the mat and adhesive mortar and for a faster cure. The mat itself is translucent so the installer can easily identify if proper mortar coverage has been achieved without having to the lift that mat to verify. Like traditional Strata Mat, Strata_Heat provides anti-fracture and vapor management.

 

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Smart Wifi Thermostat

 

The Laticrete Strata_Heat Thermostat is the only WiFi enabled thermostat that works with smart phones available on the market. With a simple-to-use smart phone app, the thermostat can optimize heat settings for maximum comfort and energy efficiency that  reduces utility costs. The thermostat is also capable of using GPS smartphone location services to learn heating routines and reduce energy costs by 25%. Featuring a user-friendly setup with intuitive interface, setup and operation are easy… the Strata_Heat Thermostat is even compatible with home automation hubs allowing for voice control temperature settings.

 

Thermal Pack

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The Strata_Heat Thermal Pack is a one-of-a-kind thinset additive formulated specifically to work with Laticrete thinsets and the Strata_Heat System. This revolutionary additive utilizes Thermal Diffusion Technology for uniform heat distribution that results in increased efficiency and elimination of cold spots. Benefits of the Thermal Pack include increased thermal heat transfusion by 20% with quicker heat transfer from wires and energy cost savings by 15% by reducing number heating cycles to heat floors. Using the Thermal Pack quickly pays for itself with noticeable savings after a few months.

Hydro-Blok Presents: Product Knowledge Tabletop Session

We are excited to start the New Year off right with a Product-Knowledge session presented by Hydro-Blok Shower Systems. Join us on 1.17.18 at our North Hollywood, CA showroom for this free Product Knowledge Tabletop Session.

Hydro-Blok Shower Systems features an innovative line of preformed shower components including shower pans, curbs, seats, niches, and the Ebbe Linear Drain that makes installing a shower easier and more convenient than ever before. Hydro-Blok representative, Rick Coury, will be on site to answer questions and explain the installation process.

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Hydro-Blok Shower System

Traditional shower builds are time consuming installations that are best left to contractors or experienced DIY’ers. From start to finish, these types of shower installations often require 2 – 3 days before completion.  With Hydro Blok, a 3 x 3 shower can be installed in about 2-4 hours. This reduction in installation time directly translates to tremendous labor saving costs.

With pre-waterproofed surfaces and accessories for easy customization, the Hydro Blok Shower System is the perfect choice for a fast and simple shower installation in variety of applications from new construction and remodels in both commercial and residential applications to also being the ideal choice for RV’s, yachts, and cruise ships.

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Hydro-Blok Shower System

Hydro-Blok Shower Pan

Hydro-Blok Shower Pans feature a environmentally friendly HCFC-free XPS foam core that is lightweight and waterproof. For added strength, fiberglass mesh covers the core and the surface is coated with modified-cement for a tile-ready substrate. The modified cement coating provides maximum adhesion of any tile, stone, or mosaics while the cement surface is also true and level for tile installations.

The Hydro Blok shower pans eliminate the need for a traditional sloping mortar bed or hot-mopping. The Single Slope Shower Pans are designed to accommodate linear drains while the Presloped Shower Pans feature a center drain with a solid brass drain assembly. The Presloped Shower Pans are available in a variety of sizes including:

  • 36″ x 48″
  • 36″ x 60″
  • 48″ x 48″
  • 48″ x 72″
  • 36″ x 72″ Offset

The Single Slope Shower Pans available sizes include:

  • 36″ x 60″
  • 48″ x 72″
  • 60″ x 36″
  • 72″ x 48″

If a pan isn’t quite the right size, it can be trimmed down with a circular saw for a custom fit. Additionally, shower pans be made larger with the Shower Pan Extension.

The Hydro-Blok Single Slope shower pans include 2″ Mesh Tape along with Straight and Corner Putty Knives.

The Hydro-Block Presloped Shower pan includes Solid Brass Drain Assembly, Solid Stainless Steel Drain Cover and Drain Tray, Plastic Drain Riser (can be trimmed to custom height), and 2″ Mesh Tape.

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Hydro-Blok Niches & Benches

For a personalized shower installation, Hydro-Blok brings a complete line of water-proof and ready-to-tile shower niches and seats to their catalog of products. The shower niches are perfect for holding shampoo bottles and other shower items for an organized shower space. With a both a square 16″ x 16″ recessed niche and a 16″ x 28″ recessed niche with positional shelf, you’re sure to find the perfect niche for your shower installation.

Hydro-Blok shower seats add both an elegant and functional design feature to any shower. Like the shower pan, the seats are made from closed cell extruded polystyrene foam core which is 100% waterproof, lightweight, and designed to last. The Suspended 17″ x 17″ Medium Seat will add a modern and stylish finish to your shower.  All shower seats come with the necessary hardware and installation instructions for a perfect fit every time.

 

Ebbe INNI Linear Drain for Hydro-Blok

For a barrier free, luxurious, open-concept  shower, the Ebbe INNI 73.5″ Linear Drain compliments the Hydro-Blok Single Sloping Shower Pan to achieve your dream shower. The Ebbe INNI Linear Drain is designed specifically to incorporate into the Hydro-Blok Single Slope Shower Pans and can be used with any size tile. With no metal drain cover, the Ebbe INNI Linear Drain fits seamlessly into the shower design and allows for creative and unique tile work.

Unlike other linear drains that are a fixed size, the Ebbe INNI Linear Drain can be cut down in size to fit any shower space. Drain bodies can even be coupled together to create a larger shower. The Ebbe INNI Linear Drain is perfect for both residential and commercial applications.

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Hydo-Blok Shower with Linear Drain

The versatility and design features of the Ebbe INNI Linear Drain along with the superior performance and ease-of-use of the Hydro-Blok Shower System makes Hydro-Blok a standout in the preformed shower systems market.

Stop by StoneTooling.com and shop Hydro-Blok for your next shower.

New Product Education & Demo Day with Custom Building Products

Custom Building Products will be stopping the Bonanza showroom in North Hollywood, CA on 11.15.17 from 6:30-9:30 am for an education and demo day of their newest self-leveling and sloping products.

Custom will be on site providing product knowledge on their latest innovative products, TechLevel 150, SpeedSlope, and TechPrime A. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and learn how these products can become a beneficial part of your next job.

 

TechLevel 150 Self-Leveling Underlayment

Cutome TechLevel 150 Self-Leveling UnderlaymentFor a premium, self-leveling underlayment, look no further than TechLevel 150. TechLevel 150 features a high quality, calcium aluminate-based formula that achieves greater than 4300 psi compressive strength. Designed to be used prior to prior to the installation of ceramic tile, natural stone tile, resilient flooring, carpet, wood and other floor coverings , TechLevel 150 ensures a level substrate before installation.

The low prep-formula is  as simple as sweep, prime, and pour- in minutes, TechLevel 150 seeks its own level and can be applied up to 1.5″ thick. In addition, TechLevel 150 provides superior crack resistance with a formula that reduces cracks and minimizes shrinkage.

 

Click Here: more information & purchase: TechLevel 150

 

SpeedSlope Rapid Set Sloping Mortar

SpeedSlope is an innovative underlayment designed for cement-based mortar beds and sloping mortar beds. It can be used for leveling and ramping up to 3″ on horizontal substrates and up to 5″ in confined areas such as trenches.

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Custom SpeedSlope Rapid Setting Sloping Mortar

Featuring pre-blended formula, SpeedSlope is a polymer modified mortar that is ready-to-mix with water right out of the bag, and with a rapid-setting cure time, SpeedSlope is ready for ceramic tile and natural stone tile installations in 1 – 2 hours and for tile setting in 12 hours.

SpeedSlope is excellent for shower pre-slopes, floating a shower floor, and deep patching applications. In shower applications, it can be used underneath waterproofing membranes. In addition to sloping mortar beds for showers, SpeedSlope can also be used for walls and countertops and is effective for both wet and dry applications.

Speedslope is a versatile mortar that can be used over a variety of substrates including interior and exterior concrete and masonry surfaces, RedGard/RedGard SpeedCoat Waterproofing Membranes, WonderBoard Lite cement backerboard, existing finishes and substrates with suitable preparation or priming, and exterior grade plywood with lath (dry applications only).

 

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TechPrime A Acrylic Primer

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Custom TechPrime A Acrylic Primer

TechPrime A is an advanced acrylic primer that preps surfaces for CustomTech self-leveling underlayments. TechPrime A is solvent free and will help seal both porous and non-porous for an improved bond strength with the underlayment to subsurface.

TechPrime A is approved for a variety of substrates including:

  • Absorbent concrete
  • Non-absorbent concrete
  • Lightweight concrete
  • Existing ceramic tile
  • Cement terrazzo
  • Exterior grade plywood
  • OSB
  • Cutback adhesive residue
  • VCT
  • Approved moisture control membranes

Click Here: more information & purchase: TechPrime A

Lackmond Beast Tile Saw Q&A Day

It’s time for another in-store Product Knowledge session with Lackmond. On Wednesday, 10.18.17, Lackmond will be at our North Hollywood, CA showroom for a “show and tell” of their award winning Beast tile and stone saws. With 10″, 7″ and 5″ tile saws available, Lackmond has a Beast tile saw perfect for you whether you’re a tile contractor or DIY weekend warrior.

Beast-10 Tile Saw

Best in Class Cutting Capacity

The Lackmond Beast-10 Wet Tile Saw is one of the most impressive tile saws on the market today. With not only a remarkable cutting capacity, the Beast-10 comes packed with features not available in any other tile saws. With a 10″ blade, the Beast-10 boasts some of the best cutting abilities in its class by performing 34″ rip cuts and cutting 24″ x 24″ diagonally. The powerful 15 amp motor cleanly slices through even the hardest porcelain, stone and thicker materials up to a 3-3/8″ depth. Equipped with a tilting motor head, the Beast-10 performs 22.5º and 45º bevel cuts with ease and can also execute perfect plunge cuts.

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Lackmond Beast-10 Tile Saw

Accessories for Ultimate Performance

Unlike most tile saws, the Beast-10 comes with accessories specifically designed for large format tile along with extra features for precision control. A removable extension table helps to support large format tile while a rear water tray catches excess water for a spill free work zone with minimal overspray. To control water placement and water volume over the blade, the Beast-10  comes with a snake-pipe water system and a “Y-fitting” that can be adjusted by the user for precise water flow.

 

The Beast-10 comes with a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty- one of the best around.

Click Here to Purchase Lackmond Beast-10 Tile Saw at StoneTooling.com

Beast-7 Tile Saw

The Lackmond Beast-7 Wet Tile Saw is the little brother version of the Beast-10. With a 7″ blade, the Beast-7 rips 24″ tile and cuts 18″ x 18″ tile diagonally. The saw also comes with side table accessories for supporting large format tile along with the snake-pipe water system and a “Y-fitting” for precision control of water over the blade. The powerful 13 amp motor performs plunge cuts and bevel cuts at 22.5° and 45°. While the Beast-7 features a 7″ blade, it performs better than most 10″ wet tile saws available on the market- at 48 lbs, the compact but powerful design is a force to be reckoned with.

Just like the Beast-10, the Beast-7 comes with an impressive 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Click Here to Purchase Lackmond Beast-7 Tile Saw at StoneTooling.com

 

Beast-5  Stone & Tile Saw

For applications that require an easy-to-maneuver hand-held saw, the Lackmond Beast-5 has some the best performance features available in its class. The Beast-5 has an integrated plunge cut that provides up to 1-1/4″ depth of cut at 90°, and at a 45° bevel position, the saw can perform an impressive 1″ depth of cut.

 

A powerful 12 amp, 13,500 rpm variable speed motor can slice through a variety of materials from hard ceramic to dense granite with ease while the durable metal base plate provides a strong support and a high strength rip fence ensures accurate rip cuts over long tiles. The Beast-5 is one the most versatile hand-held stone & tile saws- it can be used both wet and dry and accepts both concave and standard blades for the professional contractor.

Click here to purchase the Lackmond Beast-5 Stone & Tile Saw at StoneTooling.com