Products from Access Lighting, Architectural Surfaces Group, Caesarstone, Delta Faucet, Elias Woodwork & Manufacturing, Geberit, Gerber, Kohler, Kraus USA, Lotte Advanced Materials, Merillat Cabinetry, Schluter Systems, and Wilsonart International
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Engineered Stone Surfaces / Architectural Surfaces Group
Architectural Surfaces Group has expanded the color palette for its high-end MetroQuartz engineered stone line (shown above) with 60 new options. Each color is available in slabs 2 centimeters or 3 centimeters thick. A new finish called Atlantis, which resembles the look of concrete, is also available in select color options.
Bath Collection / Delta Faucet
Delta’s Tesla Collection is a full line of bath faucets that draws inspiration from organic forms found in nature. Products have a soft yet modern look and sport innovations that result in easier installation and better performance. Diamond Seal Technology reduces leak points and lasts twice as long as the industry standard for leak-free operation across the life of the faucet, the company says.
Stone-Look Laminate / Wilsonart International
The Blurred Lines collection of laminate surfaces from Wilsonart mixes warm and cool color tones to evoke the look of real stone. The collection’s eight true-to-stone designs feature the one-of-a-kind Soft Silk ultra-matte finish. In addition to the stone look, the transitional qualities of the collection allow consumers to mix any combination of styles, colors, and materials to create timeless spaces.
Cabinet Collection / Merillat Cabinetry
Merillat’s updated Masterpiece Collection features more than 4,000 new products, including door styles, finishes, and “nearly custom” height, width, and depth cabinet modifications. The line also offers new paints, stains, and expanded wood options, as well as a new suede topcoat for a matte appearance. Doors and drawer fronts made from EverCore (a compressed wood-fiber material) are also available.
In-Wall Toilet Tank / Geberit
Geberit’s in-wall flush systems for wall-hung toilets provide a space-saving option. The concealed toilet tank system installs between the studs; once the wall is finished, the toilet is bolted to the wall at the owner’s desired height and cantilevers over the floor to make cleaning easier. Available for either 2x4 or 2x6 stud walls, the system is compatible with toilets from Duravit, Kohler, Toto, and more.
Custom Components / Elias Woodwork & Manufacturing
In addition to cabinet boxes and doors, Elias Woodwork offers custom components to complete builders’ cabinetry. Items include tenon, miter, and slab cabinet doors, drawer boxes, pullouts, and inserts, and thousands of molding profiles, among many other items.
Flush Technology / Kohler
Revolution 360 is Kohler’s new swirl flushing technology that sends water through the bowl for complete 360-degree coverage, resulting in a clog-free flush, the company says. Featuring the brand’s AquaPiston flush canister, Revolution 360 uses a single powerful jet to propel water around the entire bowl. The technology is currently available on Corbelle toilets.
Waterproofing / Schluter Systems
Schluter’s complete waterproofing system comes with everything builders need for a waterproof shower. The company says the system, which installs directly over standard drywall, creates a fully sealed shower/wet room, speeds up production time, and eliminates mold, mildew, and shower odors. Schluter says it also results in fewer callbacks.
Quartz Surfacing / Lotte Advanced Materials
The Cirrus Collection is part of Lotte Advanced Materials’ Radianz Quartz Surfaces line, which contains more than 94% natural stone, resulting in a product that is nonporous, stain and scratch resistant, and highly resistant to heat. The product line comes in 13 colors and patterns reflecting the appearance of quarried marble.
Industrial-Look Surfaces / Caesarstone
Caesarstone’s Rugged Concrete 4033 draws inspiration from and reflects the authentic patinas of industrial materials. Made from 90% natural quartz aggregates, with pigments and polymer resins, the product offers variations in appearance and color like concrete but is highly scratch and heat resistant. Various thicknesses and edge profiles are available.
Bath and Vanity Lights / Access Lighting
A wide-ranging collection of bath and vanity lights from Access Lighting features LED technology that, in some cases, lasts for up to 15 years. Available in traditional or contemporary designs and in configurations from one to five lights, products may come with clear, frosted, or opal glass diffusers, while some styles feature silk-lined glass. Metal finishes include chrome, polished steel, and bronze.
RTA Cabinet Boxes / Elias Woodwork & Manufacturing
Elias Woodwork’s Assemble On Site Elite is a line of European-style frameless cabinet boxes available in standard white furniture board or UV-finished birch plywood. Offering two assembly options, the cabinets can be ordered in any width, height, or depth, with dovetail drawer boxes and Blum Tandem concealed drawer runners with Blumotion soft close. Products are assembled using supplied dowels and screws.
Tub-Shower Valve / Gerber
Gerber’s Treysta rough-in tub and shower valve offers flexible features that make for easy installation, including: an accessible mounting system; vertical inlets that can be installed next to studs in PEX applications; and quarter-turn service stops that can open and close in the slots with a flathead screwdriver. Treysta also has solutions for applications with cold expansion PEX and Crimp PEX, as well as back-to-back installations and reversed hot and cold inlets.
Kitchen Sinks / Kraus USA
Kraus offers a full line of kitchen sinks with such features as hidden drains and engineered drain grooves to direct water toward the drain and keep the sink free of standing water. It also provides on-trend faucets, such as pro-style units in dark and matte finishes. Moreover, the company offers fast lead times and up to 30% off on volume orders.