Schluter filed a lawsuit against Noble claiming our orange ValueSeal membrane violated Schluter's common law trademark rights to the color orange used in membrane applications. Schluter's USPTO Registration 4,124,207 for this mark was granted on April 10, 2012. Although Noble has continuously produced orange membranes since 1980 and does not agree the common law trademark rights are valid, we decided that changing the color is a better business decision than engaging in a protracted and costly legal fight. A Stipulation and Order of Dismissal was filed in the Northern US District…
Noble is excited to announce the ValueSeal™ Product Video is now available online. This, and other videos in the Noble Company Product Video Library will be available at the Noble Company Booth #3049 during Coverings '15.
While at Coverings, don't miss the opportunity to see the full features of ValueSeal during "Noble's New Thin Membrane . . . ValueSeal" demonstration at the TCNA Installation Stage (Booth #3639):
Tuesday, April 14th, at 4:00 pm & Wednesday, April 15th, at 11:30 am
Visit Noble Company to learn more about ValueSeal, along with other Noble products during Coverings…
Noble Company is happy to announce that the ValueSeal product video is now available! Watch it now here, or by visiting our Resources & Videos page under Tile Installation or Plumbing.
Todd Stull from Alone Eagle Remodeling talks about the strong points of ValueSeal, Noble Company's new, thin-bed bonded waterproofing sheet membrane, online at Gallery Tile and Stone's website.
Noble Company Holiday Hours are as follows:
Wednesday 12/24 Christmas Eve - 8:00 am to 1:00 pm EST
Thursday 12/25 Christmas Day - Closed
Friday 12/26 Day after Christmas - Closed
As the Holiday Season is upon us, we send you warm wishes of Peace and Happiness.
We wish you a joyous and prosperous 2014!
The TCNA Installation Stage at the Coverings 2014 trade show in Las Vegas is an elevated stage in the middle of the exhibition hall where manufacturers demonstrate how their products are installed. This year, Noble broke with tradition and presented a refreshing and creative stage demonstration with no physical installation. Noble Company's, National Sales Manager, Dean Moilanen presented his creation named “The 7 Deadly Sins of Waterproofing."
Dean walked the audience through a Letterman-Top Ten-style listing of common mistakes contractors make. People love train-wreck stories, and…
by Richard Maurer Revised 9/11/2014
Much has been written recently about moisture and vapor transmission of waterproofing membranes. Some of the interest stems from changes in requirements for steam showers after the TCNA adopted a moisture vapor transmission of 0.50 perms for vapor barriers.
We believe there is confusion regarding testing and reporting. The following may help clarify some of the issues. Two terms are used to describe the effectiveness of moisture and vapor barriers:Permeance is the moisture transmission rate of the membrane. It is a performance test and is…
by Richard Maurer revised 03/14/2014
Linear drains have become increasingly popular. A primary reason is that they allow for the use of large profile tile (which is great for crisp, contemporary styles). Virtually all linear drains offer that feature. So why purchase a FreeStyle Linear Drain? Consider the following points:FreeStyle is the only linear drain with a clamping collar designed for a bonded waterproofing membrane. The collar is located on top of the drain and clamps the membrane (NobleSeal TS) into the drain to ensure a watertight connection. Freestyle linear…
by Richard Maurer revised 3/13/2014
If your shower project will require a building permit, the shower receptor waterproofing will be inspected and approved by a plumbing inspector. Most building departments use one of the two national plumbing codes. The most prevalent is the International Plumbing Code (IPC), which is the plumbing portion of the International Code Council (IIC).
The other national plumbing code is the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) which is administered and written by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO). States and municipalities…
It is amazing that some people avoid flood testing their waterproofing installations prior to tiling. It is inexpensive insurance and can save you a great deal of expense and time. And, if you install NobleSeal or Chloraloy, you should have a watertight installation for the life of the tile. Major plumbing codes require tiled showers to be flood tested. The procedure requires filling the pan with water to the top of the rough threshold and checking for leaks. Since most leaks occur at the drain, it is prudent to test the area around the drain prior to filling the rest of the…