Articles & White Papers

  • Barrier Free Showers Requirements and Applications in “Accessible Showers”

    By Richard Maurer Noble Company 14 January 2011

    Barrier free showers are growing increasingly popular in the hospitality industry. Growth in demand can be related to the appearance created with barrier free construction as well as benefits in functionality. Barrier free implies that there is no curb or obstruction to entering a shower. A shower without a curb can provide a European style, contemporary look and improve accessibility. In addition, people with physical impairments may require a barrier free entrance. As baby boomers age, that need is likely to increase.

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  • FreeStyle Linear Drains™ featured in Floor Trends

    Floor Trends magazine features Noble Company's FreeStyle Linear Drains in the June 2010 New Products Guide.

  • Crack Isolation Systems

    By Richard Maurer Noble Company 800-878-5788

    June 1, 2009

    Tile is one of the most durable types of floor covering available. It easily outlasts carpet, vinyl and most hardwood floors. Some installations have lasted for centuries. A thousand years ago, tile was installed over a bed of sand. In the mid 1900’s, a reinforced mortar bed (which is a mixture of portland cement and sand about 1.25” thick and reinforced with 2” x 2” wire) was used. The bed was installed over concrete with a cleavage membrane separating the mortar bed from the concrete. Mortar beds or sand layers separated…

  • Waterproofing wet areas in healthcare and educational facilities

    Prepared by: Richard Maurer Noble Company 9 April 2009

    Although construction in most market segments is down, growth is forecast for health care and educational facilities. Given that trend it is important to offer products and services that suit applications in those markets. NobleSeal TS is ideal for waterproofing and crack isolation in hospitals, clinics, schools, etc.

    TS is a bondable, load bearing, waterproofing membrane so it can be installed over a vertical or horizontal substrate and tile can be bonded to the TS. It does not require a mortar bed which minimizes the height of…

  • The Resort at Summelin

    The Noble Company products were featured in the March-April 2000 issue of Design Cost Data's Building Products Revue article. Noble Deck sheet membrane and NobleSealant 150 adhesive were used during construction of The Resort at Summerlin, a 5-star hotel west of Las Vegas.