Accessories provide add-on profit opportunities

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Accessories like moldings and adhesives are not just impulse buys to complete the flooring sale. Rather these products provide RSAs with the ability to close the sale and boost profits at the same time. The good news is the flooring industry is awash with suppliers boasting the latest “add-ons.”

Some recent introductions:

Ardex/TLT 700

Ardex TLT 700 is a one-component, mildew resistant, multi-purpose, hybrid adhesive and neutral curing sealant that hardens in reaction with moisture. It is flexible, free of shrinkage and has excellent bond strength, making it suitable for wall and floor applications. TLT 700 is ideal for replacing tiles or for use as a general shower, kitchen and bathroom repair adhesive and sealant. It can also be used in underwater applications and to fill movement joints.

Artistic Finishes/Enduracor Treads & Risers

Enduracor Treads & Risers is a versatile solution for flooring projects and completes the installation of a staircase quickly. Offered in both a traditional round nose as well contemporary square nose, Enduracor Treads & Risers highlights Artistic Finishes’ digital print technology on its exclusive 4-layer design, making it one of the most technologically advanced accessories on the market.

Base King/BindNSTIX

BindNSTIX carpet adhesive by BaseKing is the ultimate solution for durable and hassle-free carpet base installation. BindNSTIX’s adhesive track system eliminates unsightly tack marks and ensures easy peel, place and press application for commercial installations or residential homes. Stock and specialty colors are available, along with custom cut color options.

Sika-DriTac/Engineered Wood Floor Repair Kit

Sika-DriTac’s floor repair kits for engineered wood and solid wood and bamboo are designed to correct and eliminate hollow spots and popping conditions. These sustainable and easy-to-use repair systems save time and money. Easy to clean up when wet or dry, lightweight, and easy to transport, the kits are designed for pro installers and homeowners alike. With these repair systems there’s no need to weigh down boards after completing repairs—simply fill and forget in four easy steps.

Küberit/Design-Clip Profiles

Flooring professionals are including Küberit’s new Design-Clip Profile in their project plans to enhance both performance and profits. Küberit’s most versatile profile yet, the Design-Clip uses a two-part system with a universal base paired with one of three top-profile options to address reducer, edge trim and transition functions.  The unique profile construction allows for floor covering expansion and contraction, has no exposed hardware, and installs with ease.

Pennwood/Retro Craft

Retro Craft treads are constructed of solid hardwood, offering customers the ability to transform their staircase. These sleek and stylish treads are designed with an ergonomic nosing that offers a clean and modern appearance. Crafted with tongue-and-groove construction connecting the nosing to the tread, Retro Craft treads are durable, offered in 36-, 48- and 60-inch lengths, and can be custom-stained to most décors.

Performance Accessories/Stair Solutions

Performance Accessories offers a complete line of stair accessories that are easy to sell, easy to order and easy to install. Stair Solutions products provide precision fit, color match and warranty assurance, complementing any wood, laminate and vinyl flooring. Stair Solutions’ offerings include stair treads, stair noses, stair caps, risers and returns and are designed with installers, retailers and consumers in mind.

Taylor Adhesives/Gravity

Taylor Gravity is an anti-skid substrate coating for floating floor installation. Gravity prevents the lateral movement of flooring with up to 90% moisture protection. This fast-drying formula goes down with a simple roller application and is releasable with no transfer. Gravity is available in 4-gallon pails and will cover up to 350 ftin one coat or 200 ftin two coats.


Totalworx offers companion accessories (Treads) for WPC and SPC flooring, specifically COREtec and Shaw Floors brands. These accessories include stair treads manufactured using the same film as the floors to ensure coordination. The 12 x 48 treads feature seamless one-piece construction suitable for boxed and open staircases. With quick and easy installation, they provide a cost-effective way to enhance the aesthetics and value of any home.


VersaCap creates matching flush stair treads and returns that perfectly complement the floor plank to provide staircases with an elegant cohesive look. VersaCap is made with the actual flooring materials for the exact color match and fit. These flush and durable stair solutions are easy to install and made to order. Available in edge and/or square depending on floor type. Lead time is approximately 15 business days with a one-piece minimum. The result: no inventory headaches or storage required.

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