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

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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.

LATICRETE

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.

Schluter Kerdi Shower System - StoneTooling.com

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!

Pearl’s New Tuscan SeamClip Leveling System is Now Available

Tuscan SeamClip

Are you looking to level your tile installation without having to buy a removal tool or use multiple parts?

The new Tuscan SeamClip is a one-piece leveling system that requires no tools to install or remove.

Simply purchase the appropriate SeamClip for the thickness of the tile you’re working with, embed the bottom plate into the thinset between the tiles and close the wings until the snap into place.

You are left with a flush surface while the installation settles. Once everything has dried, you can knock the SeamClips off with a rubber mallet and proceed to grout.

The Tuscan SeamClips are not reuasable in any way but are inexpensive, and easy enough, for a do-it-yourselfer to use.

Leveling systems are great for large format tile and are a small investment for the ability to have a flat surface for years to come.

The Tuscan SeamClips are available in various quantities and tile thicknesses HERE.

Laticrete to Launch Hydro Ban Sheet Membrane and Board

Laticrete has announced that they would be launching 2 new products that align with their Hydro Ban category of pre waterproofed shower installation products.

Hydro Ban is an industry leader in liquid waterproofing membranes. Since the launch of the Hydro Ban Shower Pans, Benches and Niches, contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike have been able to save time and money with a complete shower installation.

The first new product is the Laticrete Hydro Ban Board:

Laticrete Hydro Ban Board

HYDRO BAN Board is made with a high-density polystyrene core and a reinforced, waterproof cementitious coating on both sides. Available in a variety of thicknesses from ¼” to 2” (6 mm to 50 mm) the HYDRO BAN Board can be used as a substrate for tile and stone on walls, ceilings or floors, as well as in many installations requiring dimensionally sound and stable substrates.

The other new product from Laticrete’s announcement is the Hydro Ban Sheet Membrane:

Laticrete Hydro Ban Sheet Membrane

HYDRO BAN Sheet Membrane is ideal for use in interior applications including showers or tub surrounds, commercial and residential kitchens, backsplashes, walls and floors, and wet areas. Its consistent thickness and best-in-class perm rating of less than 0.5 perms also make it suitable for use as a vapor barrier and waterproofing membrane for steam room and steam shower installations over green mortar beds.

The new line of products will be available at launch at StoneTooling.com.

StoneTooling.com Launches iPhone and Android App

With the amount of mobile traffic increasing due to the advent of iPhones, iPads and Android devices, we have decided to evolve to meet the growing trend. 

With our brand new app for iOS and Android, you can browse thousands of products at StoneTooling.com and even make purchases safely and securely with our encrypted credit card processing system. 

It also gives users the ability to contact our company directly through the app, read through our product news and reviews and add us through our social media accounts. 

The app is completely free on both platforms.

Download the StoneTooling.com app on iOS and Android today!