The International Surface Event is slated for Jan. 22–25 (with the trade show Jan. 23–25) at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, where flooring industry professionals from around the world will gather to explore and exhibit products, network with fellow pros and learn more about the trade.

TISE 2019 will feature 450,000 square feet of exhibit space, and the following exhibitors—all advertisers in this issue—will give you an idea of where to get started.

The show floor can be overwhelming, so WFB offers a handout—the 2019 WFB Pocket Guide—featuring a listing of all wood floor industry exhibitors, including a show floor map highlighting where they can be found. Stop by the WFB booth—6673—to get your free 2019 WFB Pocket Guide.


Premium Partners

Lacrosse Hardwood Flooring
Booth 6675

Lacrosse Hardwood Flooring's Northern White Oak Rift & Quartered Natural Grade features a traditional American species and has neutral tones that accept reactive stains and finishes wonderfully, the company says. Lacrosse manufactures 55,000 square feet per day of 11⁄2- to 9-inch white oak, red oak, walnut and hickory.


Norton Abrasives
Booth 5430E

Norton Abrasive floor finish applicators are designed to apply floor finish or sealer quickly and easily and provide superior results, the company says. There are several options to choose from, including T-bar, lamb's wool block, trim tool and roller cage and covers.


Featured Suppliers

Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring
Booth 5430J

Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring's Northern Appalachian Red Oak Rift Only is less expensive, has more availability, and has smaller medullary rays than white oak, the company says.


Artistic Finishes Inc.
Booth 849

Artistic Finishes' new Engineered Stair Nose fits with flooring that measures 1⁄2, 9⁄16, 5⁄8 and 3⁄4 inch thick and is designed to create the perfect finish every time, the company says. No minimums are required.


DriTac Flooring Products LLC
Booth 4519

DriTac 7800 Supreme Green provides subfloor moisture control with no testing required and a lifetime warranty. This five-in-one "green" hybrid polymer wood flooring adhesive offers sound and moisture control, isolates cutback adhesive and provides crack suppression. Supreme Green is easy to clean off the surface of wood flooring, wet or dry, the company says.


Lignomat USA Ltd.
Booth 4279

Lignomat offers excellent pin, pinless and RH-specific moisture meters, as well as data loggers and customer service, for flooring professionals, the company says. The entire line of meters is on display at Surfaces, from the very affordable mini-Lignos to the Ligno-Scanner and the Ligno-VersaTec.


Provenza Floors Inc.
Booth 2021

Provenza Floors is a manufacturer of residential, commercial, custom and eco-friendly hardwood collections. The hardwood floor collections are unique, handcrafted and of long-lasting value in a range of colors, finishes, species, surface treatment and edge detailing, the company says.


Booth 210

Sherwin-Williams offers a full line of UV products that reclaim easily and are customized for unique applications, the company says. They meet key specifications for wear, scratch-resistance, chemical-resistance and flexibility, the company adds.


Booth 4029

Titebond's new packaging simplifies the adhesive handling process for flooring installers, the company says. The ¾-gallon foil pouch is easy to open and handle, reduces mess and waste, speeds up installation and extends adhesive shelf life, it adds. The packaging is available with Titebond 811 Advantage and Titebond 771-Step.


Tramex Meters
Booth 4465

The Tramex Feedback Datalogger and App perform ASTM F2170 and log up to 100,000 data point entries of relative humidity, temperature, dew point and grains per pound. The app allows the user to visualize live and logged readings and create and export spreadsheets, charts and reports, the company says.


Wagner Meters
Booth 4019

Wagner Meters' Orion series of pinless moisture meters feature accuracy and versatility, the company says. Each also features an individually paired On-Demand Calibrator, meaning they will not need to be returned to the factory for calibration, the company adds.