Clearstrip gel is designed to remove multiple coats of paint safely. The noncaustic gel keeps paint wet for long periods of time, contains no harsh solvents and has a low odor.
The LEV home elevator eliminates the need for a separate machine room to house the controller and drive system.
The pull-down cookbook rack now comes in a white finish to coordinate with white cabinets and other contemporary surfaces. The hardwood rack pulls down and swings out, keeping cookbooks at eye level, and folds with spring tension for hidden...
The 400 Series has standard low-E glazing, which is 41% more energy -efficient in summer and 35% more in winter than standard dual-pane glass, the company says. The line includes tilt-wash double-hung windows, casement windows, feature windows,...
A new line of reciprocating saw blades features precision-ground teeth to cut through a variety of materials. The blades include the bimetal 3840, the carbide 3846 and the woodcutting 3842.
Finished on both inner and outer surfaces to accommodate placement on countertops or at any level, the Roma basin is created from organic material, meaning no two finishes are ever alike.
Millennia cabinetry is offered in alder, oak, cherry, hickory and maple (shown, with the Copenhagen door style and in a deep red-brown finish).
Beaded Cedar siding complements the existing Beaded Smooth line, combining the look and feel of natural wood siding with the performance characteristics of fiber cement.
Tribute, a new sheet flooring product inspired by nature, debuts in five natural-looking designs in 21 colorations. It features an Ultraglaze wear layer made of nylon-reinforced urethane, resulting in an authentic surface texture.
Reproduced to feature the authentic look of handcrafted wood, Carolina Sands siding features a precision-shaped bead and has a 5/8-inch profile edge. The 6 1/2-inch face design matches the traditional width of fine, beaded wood siding.
Fire Stop Silicone Sealant is classified for sealing noncombustible penetrations and construction joints in horizontal and vertical fire separations.
The CargoPro Quick-Release Kit allows removal of a drawer and complete frame assembly within minutes by one person, the company says
Elite drop-in sinks come in one single-bowl and four double-bowl designs, all with "mirror" decks in which homeowners can see their reflections.
FloLogic monitors all water flowing into the home with an adjustable timer and automatically shuts off the water supply in the event of a ruptured water line or an unusually long-running plumbing appliance.
The Satria collection of bath hardware includes an 18x24-inch towel bar, a robe hook, a towel ring and a single-post paper holder. Available in two finishes -- polished chrome and a polished chrome/satin chrome combination -- the collection is...
Built-in dishwashers offered in two tub sizes accommodate toe kicks from 3 1/2 to 8 5/8 inches and under-counter heights from 31 15/16 to 35 3/16 inches.
The pressure-assist toilet’s insulated tank flushing system is installed between the 16-inch CC wall studs, creating 6 to 9 inches of leg room and a flush quieter than that of floor-mounted pressure or gravity models, the company says.
Made of PVC-U plastic, Terrain rainwater systems will not bend with temperature change, dent when a ladder is placed against them, or corrode over time, the company says. The system requires no special tools, ma-chines or manpower to install.
The Smart Masker, a hand-held tape applicator, precisely places masking tape on almost any trimmed surface to prevent paint from contacting those areas.
G-P Plus Plywood Sturd-I-Floor now features the Quick-Fit tongue and groove designed by APA-The Engineered Wood Association. With the new design, the wider groove opening allows the individual panels to fit together much faster than before, the...
The 2002 Sierra Denali features a four-wheel steering technology that adds control to its segment-exclusive all-wheel-drive and performance features.
Available in two sizes -- 1,900 millimeters by 1,600 millimeters (pictured) and 1,900x1,200 -- this shower tray was designed by architect Lord Norman Foster. It comes with overhead and hand-held showers, with optional side jets.
The company’s universal-access kitchen products include a wheelchair-accessible sink base, a raised dishwasher cabinet and a lowered island breakfast bar.
The Bonanza range hood comes in wall-mounted and island-mounted styles. Choose from 600-, 1,000- and 1,400-cfm blowers; 36-, 42-, 48-, 54- and 60-inch sizes; and more than a dozen metal finishes.
Aurora doors combine the look of IWP’s hardwood entryways with Strata Technology for maintenance-free beauty in extreme exposures and climates, the company says. Cast from a real-wood mold, each door has a core that provides the density and...
Measuring 72 inches long, 42 inches wide and 24 inches deep, the oversize Maya tub accommodates two bathers as well as 67 gallons of water. Grab bars, six high-flow directional jets and two silent air controls are standard. The drain may be...
Indoors or out, Disto hand-held laser meters measure distance, area and volume with accuracy to 1/16 of an inch at ranges of up to 100 meters (330 feet), the company says.
The clawfoot bathtub is reborn as the Memoria, a 66-inch-long tub available with white, chrome or polished brass feet. The acrylic exterior provides strength and durability.
Model RF1101KIT provides all the features of the company’s 2 1/4-horsepower fixed-base production router and its new 2 1/4-horsepower industrial plunge router.
The heater features a seamless, blow-molded polybutylene tank that is impervious to rust and corrosion, plus multiple layers of filament-wound fiberglass that give the tank unmatched strength, the company says.
The Seneca Ridge line of raised-panel cabinetry now is available in cherry. Two finishes are offered: Paprika, for a deep, rich look, and Cider, for a natural, warm feel.
Selected as an upgrade on trim, molding and window frames, Metallon finishes transform building products into decorative accessories to complement the decor of a home. Available in a variety of finishes highlighting four distinct metals, Metallon...
Mitten Estate board and batten is designed for historic renovation projects where the architect specifications require a classic board-and-batten vertical finish. The vinyl product mirrors the distinct elements of stained wood and has a rough-...
The ivory finish for faucets, previously available only on the company’s pullout kitchen models, now is offered on several one- and two-handle kitchen and bar styles.
New satin-nickel caming and hand-beveled glass enhance the designs of the company’s fir and hemlock entrance doors. The insulated nickel-came glass is also energy-efficient, diminishing potential heat and cooling loss.
Nordyne’s 13 SEER + Heat Pump (T3BD) is sized for slab or rooftop mounting. When matched with the company’s variable-speed air handler or variable-speed blower kits, the T3BD is rated up to 14 SEER and 8.5 HSPF.
Deck Stain is an all-acrylic, water-dispersible formulation that repels water and limits moisture penetration on many exterior surfaces including wood decks, porches and gazebos.
Designed to provide adhesion and extrusion in hot and cold weather, Quad Advanced Formula Sealant is available in nine coordinating ABTco ColorSide colors.
The stainless steel Backsplash series is designed to enhance walls behind stoves and fill voids between kitchen countertops and upper cabinets.
WinGuard windows and doors combine aluminum frames with impact-resistant laminated glass. A silicone glazing keeps the glass from breaking away from the frame, the company says, and while the glass might crack on impact, the interlayer keeps it...
SunClean glass has a transparent coating that helps break down dirt and allows water to flow in sheets so that rain or the spray of a garden hose rinses clean.
Classic II line of vinyl windows can be customized with options such as designer V-groove glass, a selection of grids and exterior colors, and wood-grain interior finishes. Glass options include Republic’s Heat Mirror, SmaRt-10, TUF Glass, Stay...
The Broadway Collection includes a line of accessories and accents designed to complete the home: door hardware, kick plates, door viewer, mail slots, cabinet hardware, electrical switch-plates, plumbing hardware and bathroom accessories.
The company’s cabinet combination provides room for an oven, a microwave, canned goods and more. The swing-out pantry cabinet holds a kitchen’s staples, with room at the top for special-occasion items such as punch bowls and serving trays.
The Handmold series incorporates a blend of local clays, wooden molds and natural oxides. Crafts-people then form tiles one at a time. Available as field tiles, embossed decoratives or hand-mounted mosaics.
The Harmony line offers a way to paint without disruptive odors in critical or high-traffic areas. During the application, the product offers excellent wet hide and a smooth, uniform finish, the company says.
Craftsman architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright’s design style inspired the Craftsman Collection of doors. The line includes 27 exterior designs with matching transoms and sidelights.
The Multi-Link Structured Wiring System provides basic whole-house distribution and connecti-vity for voice, data and video.
The wrought-iron console is 511/2 inches long, 23 inches wide and 333/4 inches high, and designed for use with the Large Old Antea lavatory. Mounting hardware included.
The Zag folding workbench can be used as a vise or a sawhorse in addition to a workbench. It features two adjustable vise clamps, a drill holder and a built-in storage compartment for the vise clamps.
Once commonly found in Victorian homes with servant’s quarters, this "maid’s tub" looks like a classic clawfoot tub but measures only 54 inches long. It stands 24 inches tall, with a water depth of 10 1/2 to 13 inches, and measures 30 inches wide...
The all-brass WarmaTowel uses a stainless steel, built-in heater and comes in a variety of floor, pivoting and wall models. All are available in several finishes.
FloodPro Series Clear Tannin Guard, a water-clear, penetrating pre-stain conditioner for exterior wood, is designed to prevent discoloration of the finish from tannin bleed without covering up and filling in the aesthetic characteristics of the...
The coated white Tru-Steel patio door systems come pre-hung in standard frames with 4 9/16-inch wood jambs and matching brick mold. A self-adjusting sill with composite substrate is designed to ease installation and resist water infiltration.
The Vascello line of above-counter basins includes the spherical Circolare model, offered in 41 colors from the Solid, Matrix, Granite and Hotz palettes.
Color and light therapy are the newest options on the Thermo-masseur line of tubs. The LED light system illuminates the bath water with up to six of seven rainbow colors.
Fiberock sheathing with Aqua-Tough enables contractors to design and build EIFS assemblies using 24-inch on-center construction without compromising structural integrity, the company says.
Firecode is a caulk-type acrylic firestop sealant for use on construction head-of-wall joints and in a variety of wall and floor through-penetrations, including metallic pipe, insulated pipe, conduit, and copper tubing and pipe.
With the introduction of its American Palette line, Vantage Products expands its offering of vinyl shutters to include 117 colors. Remodelers can select shutters that coordinate with any siding or style. In addition, the company offers gable...
Azek, a polymer trim board designed for trim, fascia, soffits, corner boards and many other non-load-bearing applications, will not rot, cup, split, delaminate or absorb moisture, the company says.
The Blue Swirl/Opal low-voltage pendant light features a hand-applied swirl of color for a "Euro" touch.
FutureTrim is designed to beautify a home while providing access for routing low-voltage wiring. The product is composed of a base frame and a snap-on cover plate.
The Pinnacle Series wood double-hung window is designed to tilt easily for cleaning, thanks to its hinged-back jambliner system. A locking shoe system keeps the sash balances in place.
The Mobile Tray can be carried in one hand while painting, or can be set on an uneven surface without tipping.
The new line of knotty alder doors is manufactured from native red alder from the Pacific Northwest and is available in a variety of styles and sizes.
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