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    We invite you to join us for the second in our series of live product training webinars. Dave Kennedy and Eric Edelmayer will introduce AquaBlue Liquid Waterproofing on Tuesday, October 27, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT. Please help us promote this webinar by sharing the attached invitation with contractors and customers. One lucky attendee will win 4 pails (3.3 gal each) of AquaBlue! You may also use this link to register: 

    Note, this session will be recorded and may be shared with those who cannot attend. Let us know if you…

  • See it Here Before the Show

    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 Holiday Hours

    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!

  • Learn The 7 Deadly Sins of Waterproofing

    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…

  • Permeability versus Permeance: Know the difference

    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…
  • FreeStyle Linear Drains: What Makes Them Your Best Choice

    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…
  • Plumbing Codes – Finding And Interpreting The Rules For Your Project

    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…

  • Ensure Your Tiled Shower is Watertight

    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…

  • Tiled Showers

    by Richard Maurer

    Published in PHC News, November 2013

    Custom tiled showers are very popular, especially with up-scale baby boomers who want their homes to reflect the quality, function, and style they desire.  A beautiful, custom shower can be a handsome addition to any home and may add substantial value to the property.  In this article we will explore some of the issues to consider when planning, designing, and building tiled showers. 

      Waterproofing is especially important since leaks can result in catastrophic damage and financial loss.  Additionally, there is generally a…