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2018 Top 100 Products: Interior Products


2018 Top 100 Products: Interior Products

Products from ClosetMaid, Country Wood Flooring, Feit Electric, Kichler Lighting, Lumber Liquidators, Modern Flames, Napoleon, Protective Products, and Sherwin-Williams 


By Professional Builder staff July 30, 2018
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Readers wanted to know more about these interior products, including flooring, paint, lighting, and closets. (Photo: courtesy Lumber Liquidators)
This article first appeared in the August 2018 issue of Pro Builder.


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See-Through Fireplace / Napoleon  

Napoleon’s Clearion see-through electric fireplace warms spaces up to 800 square feet with as much as 3,000 watts of heat. The fireplace has three flame color options: blue, orange, and multicolor. 

Clearion see-through electric fireplace by Napoleon


Flooring / Lumber Liquidators 

Now with more than 400 locations nationwide, Lumber Liquidators is North America’s largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. The company offers the latest flooring styles (such as Mediterranean Maple, shown) at professional prices. More than 400 other varieties of flooring are available including solid and engineered hardwood, bamboo, laminate, and wood-look, waterproof flooring. Lumber Liquidators’ Pro+ program offers pro customers exclusive deals on a wide selection of flooring, tools, and accessories, as well as design ideas, free flooring samples, project support, and more. 

Mediterranean Maple flooring from Lumber Liquidators


Organization and Storage / ClosetMaid

ExpressShelf from ClosetMaid is a prefinished solid shelf and rod system that provides a faster, more affordable alternative to traditional built-in-place, painted-MDF/particle board plank-and-pole systems. The system installs quickly and easily with basic tools or drill templates and eliminates the need for ladders, caulking, and painting. It can be prefabricated off-site and installed at a rate of 1 minute per linear foot, which is less than half the time of traditional plank-and-pole closet buildouts, according to the manufacturer. New hardware options make full walk-in closets and wall-to-open shelving designs possible. 

ExpressShelf prefinished shelf and rod system from ClosetMaid


Smart Bulb / Feit Electric

IntelliBulb LED lighting solutions from Feit Electric are smart and simple, with no need for additional hardware or mobile apps. A built-in light sensor automatically turns the bulb on at night and off during the day, and a motion-activation feature triggers the bulb from up to 19 feet away. It has three-level dimming that adjusts brightness without a dimmer switch. Bulbs have three color temperatures (Warm White, Cool White, and Daylight) and can be used indoors or outdoors.

IntelliBulb LED light and motion activated bulb


Snap-In Recessed Lighting / Kichler

Kichler Lighting’s Horizon LED downlight fixture has a recessed LED array that provides even light distribution without hot spots. The fixture sits nearly flush with the ceiling, extending just 1/2 inch, which helps to minimize air leaks. Horizon snaps into a metal or PVC 4-inch octagon or 4-inch square (2 1/8-inch minimum depth) ceiling junction box, so it installs faster and offers greater flexibility with regard to placement near pipes, ductwork, and soffits. 

Horizon LED downlight from Kichler


Steam Fireplace / Modern Flames

An alternative to gas fireplaces, the FusionFire Steam Fireplace by Modern Flames consumes extremely small amounts of water while operating and emits lifelike flames using 120 volts. The fireplace, which produces zero carbon emissions, has a cool-to-the-touch glass face and requires no venting or clearance to combustibles, so it’s ideal for such locations as underneath a TV. The unit has a 60-inch-wide-by-16-inch-high viewing area. 

FusionFire steam fireplace from Modern Flames


Paints & Coatings / Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams is a leading manufacturer and distributor of paint and coating products, which are sold through more than 4,600 neighborhood stores and facilities in North America. Its other products, which include Dutch Boy, Krylon, Minwax, and Thompson’s Water Seal, are available at leading mass merchandisers, home centers, and independent dealers, retailers, and distributors. One of Sherwin-Williams’ latest product introductions is Emerald Interior/Exterior Waterbased Urethane Trim Enamel (shown), designed for cabinet, door, and trim projects where hardness, adhesion, and durability are prime considerations. The paint delivers the look and feel of an oil-based enamel with the convenience of a water-based formula.  

Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel paint by Sherwin-Williams



Surface Protection / Protective Products

The Econo Runner Surface Protection Solution from Protective Products offers economical padded protection of almost any surface. The nonporous top surface prevents liquids from penetrating, and a slip-resistant coating keeps it in place without staples, tacks, or tape. The runner is reverse-wound for easy application. Ideal for dry and cured hardwood, stone, tile, countertops, and tabletops. Sold in 32-inch-by-100-foot rolls. 

Econo Runner surface protection from Protective Products


Flooring / Country Wood Flooring

The Oceanside Collection of WPC Waterproof Engineered Vinyl Flooring from Country Wood Flooring is available in a variety of colors (such as Coronado, shown), with an embossed surface and matte finish. It requires less subfloor; offers easy-click installation; can be installed as a floating or glue-down floor or both; and comes with a 25-year limited residential warranty.

Oceanside Collection of waterproof engineered vinyl flooring from Country Wood Flooring


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