Our Manufacturing Partners

PartnersFor almost 2 decades we have had the opportunity to work with several manufacturing partners and always strive to bring you – our customer – the best industry solutions for your needs.

The list below represent a select list of our partners who supply us with over 2800 different items so we can make them available to you. Feel free to click on their logo and visit their website as well.



HYDRA SPONGES are the best polyester sponges on the market. They are Hydraphiliated – an extra manufacturing process that gives these sponges tremendous water holding capacity, more than any other polyester sponge!  The HYDRA SPONGE is the preferred washing sponge by professionals. They are more durable than any other polyester sponge and more cost saving than any natural sponge. They wash out clean, dry soft, and are always uniform in size and quality.



J.P. Leggett and C.B. Platt were both residents of Carthage, a county seat in southwest Missouri, when they formed their business partnership in 1883. J.P. Leggett was an inventor and had several patents to his credit.  Their partnership prospered and the business was incorporated in 1901. The company has operated continuously since then, and began its fifth decade of public ownership in 2007.  The strategy is a proven success, resulting in leading manufacturing, marketing, and distribution capabilities. Today, we are serving more customers, with more products, and more growth opportunities than ever before.



Loxcreen Company was incorporated in Georgia in 1947.   The Aluminum Group started with the acquisition of a small aluminum extrusion business in Chamblee, Georgia in 1956. This added extruded trim mouldings and opened the door to a new world of opportunity in extruded aluminum products.  The Plastics Group produces extrusions in PVC, Polyethylene, ABS and other polymers.  A vinyl extrusion plant was built in Brooklet, Georgia in 1965 and has since undergone several major expansions.  In 1998 Oregon Polymer Systems, a custom vinyl extruder in Hubbard, Oregon, was acquired and in 2007 moved into a new state-of-the-art plant located in Woodburn, Oregon.


Mapei Corporation

Several decades ago a young businessman, Rodolfo Squinzi, set out to carve his niche in the building industry and founded MAPEI as a small family business in Milan, Italy. It was his vision to fill what he perceived as a void in the local construction industry by manufacturing interior and exterior paints and masonry repair products for commercial buildings, hospitals and airports. Today, Rodolfo’s son, Dr. Giorgio Squinzi, an industrial chemistry graduate, heads this multinational company. MAPEI has become the world’s leader in the manufacture of mortars, adhesives, grouts, sealants, waterproofing agents, additives for concrete and other specialty products for the building industry.

Marshalltown Trowel Company

Focusing on quality and innovation for over 120 years, Marshalltown Company has grown to become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction tools. MARSHALLTOWN’s tools have been the standard of quality since 1890 and are used by professionals and homeowners throughout the world for use with brick, concrete, drywall, plaster, tile, paint and wallpapering. These tools can be seen with the MARSHALLTOWN and QLT by Marshalltown labels.  Through the years MARSHALLTOWN’s product line and facilities have expanded greatly. In 2003 the company officially became Marshalltown Company. This name change reflected the expanded product offering of roughly 3000 different skus. MARSHALLTOWN is no longer only a “trowel” supplier.



A “dustless” brush was the original product manufactured by Milwaukee Dustless Brush in 1897. This unique floor brush was constructed with a reservoir in the brush back which fed a sweeping fluid to the floor surface. When the brush was used, the sweeping fluid flowed down a special row of feed tufts connected to the reservoir, preventing dust and dirt from rising into the air. It was highly effective, especially on the wood floor prevalent at the turn of the century.  Milwaukee Dustless Brush  received a gold medal at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair for this outstanding product.

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1904 was a year of astonishing progress. The discoveries made that year heralded the beginnings of whole new industries and the founding of many new companies. One company in particular was founded in Brooklyn, New York, by Arthur B. Harrison. It would later come to be known as the Minwax Company.



National Applied Construction (NAC) Products, Inc. is a family owned and operated company based in Ohio, that continues to pioneer floor and surface protection systems throughout the building industry. For more than 30 years NAC has pioneered floor protection systems for the building industry.  NAC membranes have been featured in thousands of commercial, residential and industrial applications worldwide and are the #1 architecturally specified, owner/contractor preferred and lab tested membranes on the market today.  In 1983, NAC revolutionized the way decorative floors were installed with the inception of the first self-adhering Elastomeric Crack Bridging (ECB®) anti-fracture membrane! ECB® membrane was just the start of what has turned into an extensive line of crack isolation, waterproofing, sound control and moisture barrier solutions that are proven to out-perform the competition.  As NAC moves forward, we are firmly committed to providing environmentally safe and cost-effective solutions to protect your building investment.

Newborn Brothers Company

Newborn Brothers is introducing our new HybridTech Series. Innovative patent pending design has a rigid steel frame with a specially designed composite handle giving you a lightweight gun with the strength of steel.  Unlike fully composite/plastic guns on the market which flex and bend with every trigger squeeze, causing a loss of energy and increasing your workload, the patents pending design on the HybridTech Series eliminates that completely. The HybridTech Series utilizes steel and composite materials where they are needed, helping to increase your productivity. They also come equipped with a dual component comfort grip, a spout cutter and a seal puncture tool for added comfort and convenience.


Norton Abrasives

Saint-Gobain Abrasives, a sector of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, is a multinational corporation headquartered in Paris, France. Saint-Gobain is a leading producer of construction products, high-performance materials (abrasives, ceramics, high-performance plastics, and reinforcements), flat glass, and glass containers.  The company is also a leading distributor of building products.  One of the top 100 industrial companies in the world, Saint-Gobain’s approximated sales of $53.2 billion.  In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain employs about 19,000 people and has approximately 165 manufacturing locations.

Nottingham Wood Products

Since 1991 Nottingham Wood Products has manufactured and distributed the highest quality wood floor finishing products to the hardwood flooring industry. We are committed to being the best professional floor finishing products distributor in the industry. Our goal is to continue to deliver an unbeatable combination of products, service, and price for the floor finishing industrie. We greatly appreciate our customer’s loyalty and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to service your wood floor finishing needs.


Since the early 1960’s Padco has been known as an innovative manufacturer of painting and home decorating tools. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Padco has been manufacturing quality products in the USA for over 50 years.  Padco’s history of innovation began in the 1960’s with the introduction of the Padco Paint Pad. Originally called “The Speed Brush” it was designed to paint large areas, both interior and exterior, twice as fast as a brush.


Parex USA

Parex, a leading EIFS and coatings manufacturer entered the industry in 1986 with a complete line of EIFS products and a focus on innovation, quality and service. Parex was the first EIFS manufacturer to develop local color tinting programs, offer online AIA Continuing Education programs and introduce an online color formula database.  Parex’s technical innovations are backed by the best service in the industry. Architectural plan reviews, same-day color matching, and education forums for designers and applicators are just a few of the ways we lead in service. Our in-house testing laboratories and quality assurance program help to ensure that our products exceed the standards set by EIMA, ASTM, ANSI and other national and international code organization. Parex is committed to being an innovator of advanced products and new technology in the EIFS industry.  With over 175 years of combined industry experience, Parex USA, Inc., a California Corporation, boasts a rich history built on hard work, knowledge, commitment and loyalty.


Personna, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality specialty blades and tools, is dedicated to creating blades and bladed products that satisfy the needs of professional, medical and industrial customers. From the most basic to the most advanced product, our goal is to deliver quality, performance and innovation.   Our commitment to deliver innovative products began 135 years ago, when the Kampfe Brothers, introduced the first safety razor manufactured in the United States. Building on our rich legacy, we have continued to design and manufacture dependable products that make work simpler and more productive. Today, Personna is hailed as the top brand by professionals and consumers around the globe. We produce the sharpest and highest quality blades available in our manufacturing facilities throughout North America.




The Powerhold brand was established in 1999 by a group of the largest floor covering supply distributors in the world. Known as the F.C.D.A. (Floor Covering Distributor Alliance), these wholesale distributors sell all of the products needed to install any type of flooring imaginable. In some instances, they sell the actual flooring.  The Powerhold brand was created to provide the professional flooring installer with a quality product at a competitive price.  You can be assured that all Powerhold products are the best products available, in that price category. And they are represented by the best distribution network, of its kind, in the world!




Powernail is the premier company in the hardwood flooring industry for the manufacture of pneumatic nailers and flooring cleats.  These products are used for the installation of Tongue & Groove hardwood flooring and sub-flooring.  In 1946, Carl and Ed Anstett founded Powernail Company. The two brothers developed the first “L” Cleat Powernail and the Model 45 Powernailer. These inventors revolutionized the hardwood flooring industry, making installations much easier than previous methods.


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Established in 1938, Roberts is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of a comprehensive range of speciality tools and flooring related products.  Responsible for inventing and improving many of the most common flooring tools that are in use today, we continue to introduce innovative, new products that address the new challenges of today’s professional.  Roberts is recognised worldwide as the premier brand of flooring installation tools, adhesives and accessories for the professional installer.  Roberts has been recognized as the premier brand of carpet installation tools, adhesives and accessories for over seventy years. We’ve invented and improved many of the most common carpet tools that are in use today and we continue to introduce innovative, new products that address the new challenges of today’s professional.




Q.E.P. Co., Inc., founded in 1979, is a world class, worldwide provider of innovative, quality and value-driven flooring and industrial solutions. As a leading worldwide manufacturer, marketer and distributor Q.E.P. delivers a comprehensive line of hardwood flooring, flooring installation tools, adhesives and flooring related products targeted for the professional installer as well as the do-it-yourselfer. In addition the company provides industrial tools with cutting edge technology to all of the industrial trades.  The Company continues to build its reputation for offering its customers the most comprehensive flooring installation product line and wood flooring available from one company. The company markets over 7,000 products under various brand names that are well respected in their market niches. Brand names include QEP®, ROBERTS®, Capitol®, Harris®Wood, Fausfloor®, Homelux®, TileRite®, Nupla®, HISCO®, Ludell®, Vitrex®, Plasplugs, PRCI®, Porta-Nails®, Tomecanic®, Bénètiere® and Elastiment®…


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Germans Boada, S.A., RUBI®, has its origins in 1951 with the invention of a manual cutter for hydraulic mosaic work, created by the Boada brothers.  This new tool had an excellent reception receiving a diploma of honour and the gold medal at the first national exhibition of inventions, held in Barcelona in 1953. The new tool, christened with the name of RUBI® served as a foundation pillar for this company which now designs, manufactures and distributes machinery and tools for the construction industry specialising in tile laying equipment and along with other building materials.  In order to meet its growth requirements, the company has refurbished its headquarters located in the town of Rubí, near Barcelona (Spain). An important sector of this new logistics centre has been designated to increasing Germans Boada, S.A.’s capacity for production through the introduction of new assembly lines.


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Sentinel Products Incorporated is a privately-held business with nearly 50 years of experience in the environmental remediation, paint, and flooring industries. Sentinel is a leader in the development, manufacture, and distribution of innovative, environmentally-friendly cleaners, degreasers, and adhesive removers.  Sentinel understands your decision to purchase a product goes far beyond simple economics. They understand that as a contractor, your reputation is on the line with every job you bid. As a do-it-yourselfer, you want a product that is safe to use and does the job right the first time.  When you purchase Sentinel brand products, you are buying much more than an item. You are acquiring industry-leading capability, technical support and service after the sale. Sentinel’s technical support line is staffed by employees with years of experience in the abatement and flooring industries. Phones are always answered by a person during normal business hours.



Sika Corporation, based in Lyndhurst, NJ, is a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets including transportation, marine, and automotive. Its technologies are focused on sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting. Sika’s product lines include concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, epoxies, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring, sealants, adhesives, specialty acoustic and reinforcing materials. Sika Products are used in a wide array of applications and always fulfill the highest quality standards. We are committed to customer satisfaction, innovation, and teamwork.



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Founded in 1978 by Ron Picou, Chief Executive Officer; SGM, Inc. grew quickly to become the worldwide manufacturer of “Swimming Pool, Spa & Deck Finishes” also, “Installation Systems for Ceramic Tile & Dimension Stone” by developing and providing quality innovative products to thousands of distributors, builders and service professionals – leading to Diamond Brite’s world wide brand recognition. SGM, Inc. manufacturers a wide variety of quality products to meet every need of the installation process from start to finish. Each product serves an exact purpose and is designed to give precise performance to any detailed project.

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The STARCKE organization is a medium-sized independent fourth-generation family business and one of the major abrasive suppliers in the market. Our business activities can be traced back to before 1720.  Our corporate history begins with trade in iron and wood products as well as household commodities, which was eventually replaced by the manufacture of cleaning agents, detergents, and matches. Towards the end of the 19th century, the production range was extended by emery paper and sanding cloths. In the years to follow, these articles gained in significance as industrialization progressed. Today, they are referred to in the industry as coated abrasives and are classified as high-quality tools.  For over 100 years our abrasive cloths and papers have added the finishing touches in a wide variety of applications, manufacturing quality products. A diversified product range is marketed world-wide through subsidiaries and various other distribution channels.

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We are a supplier that you can depend on to offer innovative, high quality products through an extensive distribution market that provides you with product needs in hours, not days. With the Surface Shields brand, you are assured of product performance, strong marketing, and support programs that only Surface Shields can provide. Below are some important characteristics of Surface Shields to provide you with a better knowledge of our company. We look forward to doing business with you.  Surface Shields is the leader and industry innovator in custom coating and converting pressure sensitive films for carpet and hard surfaces. We also specialize in dust containment and adhesive tapes. Our high quality products have enabled us to become the number one provider of temporary surface protection products to the Flooring, Paint, Building, Abatement, RV, Moving, Automotive and Hardware markets. We are 100% committed to supporting distributors, dealers and retailers.



At Surface Source USA we aim to provide our Distribution partners high quality flooring, with innovative designs, at the best price possible. Real Floors for Real Life!  Surface Source is the North and South America Sales and Marketing Headquarters for our China based factories. All of our manufacturing facilites are vertically integrated using state of the art equipment with both German and Italian technology. And unlike other Chinese factories, our team of Quality Assurance experts uses very stringent quality control tests that every product must pass before being shipped. We take every precaution to ensure the product delivered to our customers is of the utmost quality.



Manufacturers of Professional Floor Covering Tools & Equipment



TRAXX™ offers a line of Engineered Flooring Products that are rigorously tested to ensure long-term performance and superior results in the most demanding of carpet and vinyl installations.

PRECISION ENGINEERING | AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING | APPLICATION SPECIFIC DESIGN UNRIVALED. Whether you’re simply looking for carpet seam tape, carpet installation tack strip, or simply quality carpet installation tools and accessories, Traxx has the high-performance floor covering installation products that professional installers can always count on for quality, performance, and value.



For more than 100 years, USG has built an ever-growing portfolio of groundbreaking products backed by unparalleled service. In the last decade, we have demonstrated our resilience by continuing to invest in purposeful innovation, expanding into different markets and by working smarter and faster. All to help our customers achieve their visions.  Our commitment to innovation and focus on you, our customer is driven by a desire to help architects, contractors and workers alike to not only build better structures, but to build a better world.

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An industry pacesetter in the development of floor covering adhesives and floor preparation products – was founded in 1977 by Wallace F. Taylor, a well-respected chemist. In 1984 Taylor was sold to a British company who retained ownership until 1989 when the present management purchased the company.  W.F. Taylor prides itself in the reputation it enjoys in the industry for being innovative pacesetters, for the quality of its products, and for the superior service we offer our customers. We will continue to promote environmentally safe products and encourage all in the industry to follow.



Wagner Meters is the respected world leader in moisture meter and moisture management solutions. For almost 50 years, Wagner’s field proven moisture meter technology has helped thousands of valued customers improve profits and eliminate wood and concrete moisture-related problems.  Wagner Moisture Meters are known for accurate, consistent meter readings. The IntelliSense™ Technology behind each professional moisture meter allows accurate readings deep in the wood, unaffected by surface moisture. Each Wagner meter provides quick and easy moisture detector readings you can trust, and is quality-built and backed by customer care in the USA. Each wood moisture meter or concrete moisture test is designed to save you time and money in your project or at your job site and is easily portable. Buy a Wagner wood moisture meter or concrete relative humidity probe online or from a Wagner distributor at competitive prices.


With headquarters in Emstedtten in the Münsterland region of Germany, wedi GmbH is essentially the founder of the market segment of tile underlay elements made from extruded rigid polystyrene foam. In slightly more than 25 years, it has grown from a tile setting company into a market leader in the field of ready for tile building boards. Stephan Wedi now stands at the helm of the company in the second generation.

As a result, wedi remains a family-owned business in the best sense of the term, despite the worldwide scope of its activities. The values endorsed by company founder Helmut Wedi, who died in 1998, are just as vital as ever: “Innovative products cannot be developed at the drawing-board alone; a direct relationship with actual practice is essential”. As a family company, wedi pursues a clearly defined corporate strategy with a long-term orientation. Its relationships with customers and suppliers are characterised by trust, reliability, and flexibility. A