Ceramic tile manufacturer Daltile has developed a new porcelain floating floor system that installs two times faster than traditional tile, saving builders time and money.
RevoTile, the company explains, installs in three easy steps: place underlayment (no mortar required; click tiles together; and grout immediately. Made from genuine Daltile porcelain tile, the product comes in a variety of looks.
“Time is money,” says Dan Butterfield, vice president of builder/multi-family sales for Dal-Tile Corp. “RevoTile has been designed to dramatically reduce the time it takes to install tile. Made by Daltile, the tile industry’s trusted leader, RevoTile is a cutting-edge contribution that empowers residential builders and their supporting flooring contractors to achieve higher levels of productivity, value, and profitability.”
Dal-Tile says the appeal of porcelain tile makes it a desirable material. Because of its its beauty and durability, the product is widely used in residential and multi-family projects as well as on high-end homes. But adding the benefits of fast and easy installation to tile’s existing appeal saves builders time and money and improves their bottom-line, the company adds.
“This innovative product is unique; there is nothing like it on the market,” Butterfield says. “With RevoTile, the most beautiful, durable, and waterproof floor—porcelain tile—is now fast and easy to install like any floating floor on the market.”
With RevoTile’s installation system, there is no mortar drying time, no two-part grout, and no return visits. In fact, the company says a builder’s team can install and grout a tile floor two times faster than conventional tile and with less mess. “RevoTile is easily installed by any member of a builder’s team, including their available LVT (luxury vinyl tile), laminate, tile, and hardwood flooring installers, expanding the available pool of installers.”
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RevoTile is made from genuine porcelain tile that is enhanced with a proprietary RevoCore featuring ClicFit Technology that fosters consistent alignment and no lippage. Ideal for new construction, the product can be installed right over many existing floors, avoiding the need for demolition and removal. There is no mortar drying time, no two-part grout, and no return visits. Ad because mortar is not used, a RevoTile floor is easy to remove.
“This is great for repairs and ideal when the homeowner’s style preferences change over time and a refresh is desired,” the company explains. “Easy removal of a tile floor is especially attractive to millennials who value flexibility in home design. Easy removal is also beneficial regarding home resale.”
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Once the tiles are installed, the floor joints are filled with RapidGrout, a pre-mixed, water-based grout especially designed for tile that features ClicFit Technology. “This quick-setting formulation installs up to 50% faster than traditional grouts and never needs to be sealed,” the company says. “RapidGrout provides superior water resistance, delivers consistent color every time, features stain and crack protection, and offers antimicrobial properties.
RevoTile’s porcelain tile is offered in 26 options that include marble, wood, stone, and concrete looks. The company says the curated assortment of design-driven styles, reflects today’s most popular colors, textures, finishes, and sizes. Tiles also come in three popular floor tile sizes: 12 inches by 24 inches, 6 inches by 24 inches and 6 inches by 36 inches.
The system is available through Daltile’s 250+ company-owned sales service centers.