• Moisture and Mold Issues in Ceramic & Stone Tile Installations

    Waterproofing wet areas under ceramic and stone tile has become increasingly important with the growth of mold related litigation. This article should provide readers with information about mold and the prevention of conditions necessary for mold to grow.

    Mold is a microscopic fungus that generally appears on the surface of organic materials in warm, damp conditions. Mold needs moisture, a food source and a place in order to grow. Most buildings provide ample food sources and space. Moisture must be controlled in order to prevent mold from thriving.

    There are over 1,000 types of…

  • Waterproofing custom tiled showers

    "The Mystery of the Shower Stall" by David Gobis – as seen in the April 2003 issue of Floor Covering Installer.

  • Use of proper slope helps reduce risks of litigation

    As featured in TileLetter, January 2001, The Noble Company's PRO-SLOPE™ can help avoid legal claims by insuring that the proper slope is built into the base of a shower before installation of tile.

  • Thin-Bed vs. Mortar Bed

    Mortar bed method – Thin-bed method What, where, and why?

    Literature from Noble Company and others in the tile industry contains references to mortar bed and thin-bed methods. Following are descriptions of those methods with a focus on shower waterproofing applications.

    Mortar bed methods have been used for centuries and have proven to be dependable. They are also referred to as thick bed, full mortar bed or mud bed methods. Method involves the following:

    Loose lay a waterproofing membrane like Chloraloy over a substrate that is sloped 1⁄4” per foot from perimeters to a clamping…
  • Las Vegas Press Release

    For the first time in many years, Coverings has returned to Las Vegas. The Las Vegas of today is light-years ahead of the old Las Vegas. "Old school" casinos and resorts have been replaced by sleek, international destination resorts. Sophisticated consumers demand more from their accommodations, and Las Vegas hotel and casino owners have been striving to ensure their cutting edge designs withstand the legions of guests who push the hospitality envelope to extremes. Noble Company products are an integral part of this new generation of tile and stone designs in Las Vegas.

    Guest rooms…

  • Las Vegas Installations in TileLetter, Coverings 2011

    For the first time in many years, Coverings has returned to Las Vegas. The Las Vegas of today is light-years ahead of the old Las Vegas. "Old school" casinos and resorts have been replaced by sleek, international destination resorts. Sophisticated consumers demand more from their accommodations, and Las Vegas hotel and casino owners have been striving to ensure their cutting edge designs withstand the legions of guests who push the hospitality envelope to extremes. Noble Company products are an integral part of this new generation of tile and stone designs in Las Vegas.

    Guest rooms…

  • Noble Company Receives Preferred Brand Award

    Grand Haven, MI – NobleSeal SIS was honored with the tile industry's Preferred Brand award for Sound Reduction Membranes. The award was based on survey data of tile and stone contractors nationwide. NobleSeal SIS, manufactured by Noble Company, was the brand most preferred by contractors. The award was presented by Clear Seas Research in conjunction with the NTCA and Tile Magazine, during the Surfaces trade show in Las Vegas.

  • FireFighter® Freeze Protection Fluids

    Noble Company produces FireFighter Freeze Protection Fluids to protect wet fire sprinkler systems.  FireFighter is available in ready-to-use or concentrated formulations, and it is packaged in convenient five-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums, totes and tank trucks.  Custom blends and packaging are available.  

    Firefighter is available in Propylene Glycol (PG) and Glycerin (GL) formulations.  FireFighter GL is the only approved antifreeze for BlazeMaster® CPVC fire sprinkler pipe.  FireFighter PG is suitable for most other types of wet systems.

    FireFighter® is a Registered Trademark of…

  • Thin-Bed Drain

    Noble Company has introduced the “Thin-Bed Drain.”  Noble Company’s new drain is not the only drain designed for top mounted applications. However, it is the only one with a clamping collar to ensure a watertight connection between a NobleSeal® sheet membrane and the drain. The clamping collar and drain flange are made from durable stainless steel.  

    Thin-Bed Drains are ideal for barrier free applications because of their extremely low profile. Water flows into the top of the drain, and there is no need for weep holes. Available with square or round strainers in 3 finishes (brushed…

  • Linear Drains for Custom Showers

    Linear Drains for Custom Showers

    by Justin Fink

    Fine Homebuilding, Fall/Winter 2012

     

    There are no two ways about it: A site-built shower is one of the best parts of a custom bathroom. By shedding the constraints of a factory-made tub or shower unit, you expand design options. You can get creative with the shower’s size, layout, and door location, and you can include features such as niches and benches. Custom showers have always been held back, though, by the four-way fall required with a traditional, centrally located drain. Linear drains offer several design options that were…