February ProRemodeler 2008 Product Preview

Printer-friendly versionSend by email

New products for the remodeling industry, including countertops, surfaces, doors and garage doors

February 01, 2008


Renowned French designer Jean-Marie Massaud helped create Axor/Hansgrohe's tenth American bath collection. Named after the designer, the Massaud bathroom collection encompasses a wide range of fully coordinated components and accessories. The signature piece of the new collection is the lavatory mixer, which features a 16-inch-wide asymmetrical shelf-like surface.

For more information, click here.


The Concealer goggles from DeWalt and Radians offer a high level of protection on the job site. It meets ANSI Z87.1+ standards and offers 99.9 percent UVA/UVB protection. The impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses come in clear and smoke. A clip attachment makes replacing lenses easy, while a built-in ventilation channel fights fog.

For more information, click here.


The 2401–22 by Milwaukee delivers a beefy 100 pounds of torque per inch in a lightweight package — only 2 pounds. It's powerful enough to drive 130 3-inch screws in a single battery charge and provides the speed (0–500 RPM) to finish jobs faster.

For more information, click here.


Bilco says it was the first to introduce the steel basement door more than 75 years ago. A lot has changed since then. Bilco's new basement doors feature powder-coated steel hardware and high-density polyethylene construction that never needs painting. The molded panels are designed to accept hardware components, and a gas-spring lift assist is included for one-handed operation.

For more information, click here.

Pass & Seymour/Legrand

Keeping little fingers and errant pennies out of the sockets is Pass & Seymour/Legrand's Weather-Resistant Receptacles. They comply with the 2008 National Electrical Code that requires all non-locking 15 and 20-amp and 125- and 250-volt receptacles installed in wet and damp locations to be weather-resistant.

For more information, click here.


The SL70 is a monumentally sized, thermally broken aluminum folding panel system designed to provide a glass wall that opens up to 36 feet wide. Made by NanaWall, it is available in various configurations utilizing two to 12 panels. The running astragal design provides extra stability.

For more information, click here.


The Rebar-Lok system for concrete masonry unit wall construction by Polylok makes sinking and centering rebar much easier. According to the manufacturer the system features a high-impact polystyrene casing that houses a built-in tie wire in the perimeter of the frame (shown). Masons place the rebar and pull the looped wire to lock the rebar dead center at the core of the block, then pour in the grout.

For more information, click here.


You can use a whole mess of coatings and different spray guns with Graco's new series of GH gas-hydraulic airless sprayers. The offerings include the GH 130 entry-level sprayer, which delivers 1.3 gallons per minute. All GH models feature a high-efficiency hydraulic motor, the company's MaxLife Endurance Pump and crush-proof rock catcher system.

For more information, click here.


Take the guesswork out of your measurements and still do it the old-fashioned way. The new ProSite CP505A-12 Combination Protractor by Starrett provides fast, direct readings for miter cuts; single and compound cuts (with conversions for cutting crown molding); exact angle/supplemental angles; and roof pitch references.

For more information, click here.

Campbell Hausfeld

Manufacturers are starting to gravitate toward a single battery standard for their tools. Campbell Hausfeld follows suit with the 19.2-volt saw kit, which includes a 0–2700 SPM variable-speed reciprocating saw, a 5½-inch circular saw with carbide-tipped blade and a jigsaw with an adjustable bevel.

For more information, click here.


Sirius' latest hood range brings a lot of power and performance with the SU54's 1,200 cubic-foot-per-minute dual motors. The double-wall construction and European design helps keep the manufacturer's latest range hood from producing less than 5.1 sones. It features restaurant-style baffles that capture a reported 96 percent of all grease before the contaminated air is expelled.

For more information, click here.


Molded under extreme heat and pressure, Elkay's new Gourmet e-granite family of granite silica and acrylic-resin-formed sinks and surfaces make what the company calls "the perfect landing pad for hot pots and pans," as heat will not damage the product. Sinks are available in black, white and biscuit.

For more information, click here.

Architectural Products by Outwater

The Genuine Stone Tiles from Architectural Products by Outwater are made of 100 percent natural stones. The tiles are individually adhered in mosaic or stacked patterns onto mesh-style backings, which creates easy-to-install, seamless interlocking tiles. The tiles come in a variety of exotic and traditional round and flat stones to suit vertical or horizontal applications.

For more information, click here.

VT Industries

The Geneva is a new contoured edge profile from VT Industries, and it joins the company's popular Valencia and Barcelona edge designs. The Geneva edge has a subtle modern drop ogee for a full wrap edge profile. It is available with or without a backsplash and comes in a variety of laminate colors.

For more information, click here.


The GeoStyle is the vanguard of GranitiFiandre's contemporary collections. Five individual product groupings are offered, including the GeoDiamond with jewel-like embellishments; platinum, which features 3-D iridescence; and the mosaic-like GeoDesign. These products are available in a wide variety of colors and in sizes ranging from 4 by 2 feet to 8 by 8 inches, along with coordinating special pieces.

For more information, click here.


Florida-based Opustone, known for its collections of travertine, marble, granite, onyx, limestone, coral and unique stones has a new fall palette of five dramatic colored natural stones to help remodelers revitalize their homes with a new look. Colors include faded Sienna, Mount Caramel, koala antique, dusk gray and imperial suede.

For more information, click here.


Made in three neutral colors and two distinct surface finishes, the Contemporanea large-format porcelain tiles by Eliane are available in 1 by 2, 2 by 2 or 1½ by 3-foot sizes. Ceramic, glass, resin or metallic inserts and borders with glossy or textured finishes are available.

For more information, click here.
For more information

Vitra Tiles USA

Tile makers VitrA Tiles USA have introduced the bold and flashy Shiba Collection. The Shiba's pattern brings this collection of non-vitreous, high-gloss finished wall tiles and borders to life. The line is available in 30–42 cm with complementing borders in 8 by 42 cm or 3 by 30 cm. Glass borders (8 by 42 cm) are also offered.

For more information, click here.
For more information

Kent Cabinetry

Joining the green fray is Kent Cabinetry with a new countertop line. The IceStone offering is a terrazzo-like, nonporous countertop material made from a minimum of 75 percent recycled glass, 17–18 percent Type-3 portland cement, and small quantities of proprietary ingredients.

For more information, click here.


The Gallery Collection from Clopay now has three-layer sandwich construction options. The doors are available in two thicknesses, 1 3/8 and 2 inches, and come in both long and short grooved panels constructed from heavy 24-gauge wood grain textured steel. The doors range in size from 6- to 12-feet high and up to 20-feet wide in white, almond, brown and sand tone.

For more information, click here.


The Aluminum Full-View garage door by Wayne-Dalton can give homeowners a modern, Asian-inspired look and is available in a variety of colors. Window options include luminescent and clear. The virtually maintenance-free and weather-resistant door is available in standard residential heights.

For more information, click here.

Woodgrain Millwork

Several new species to the exterior frame and component line from Woodgrain Millwork includes mahogany, oak, cherry and maple for a variety for exterior frames, brickmolds, mull posts, exterior components, stops and double rabbet jambs. The new hardwoods can also be mixed with standard primed and solid pine components.

For more information, click here.


The Carriage Style is all the rage in the garage door market. For those who want a little more differentiation, Jeld-Wen's Estate Series can be customized with decorative iron handles, strap hinges, knockers and clavos (metallic buttons designed to look like the heads of oversized iron spikes). The company offers a variety of window insets for its garage doors to allow for natural light or solid styles for privacy.

For more information, click here.


The Citadel fiberglass patio doors from Peachtree are made in slider, French or swinger patio styles as well as in a four-panel; bi-parting; or one-, two- and three-wide units. The Citadel has an extruded aluminum clad frame and fiberglass panels with textured oak-grain skins, smooth skins or the company's Duo-Choice skins.

For more information, click here.

Amarr/Dynasty Iron Doors

In addition to new construction and modern homes, wrought iron garage doors also work well with the architecture of a wide range of historic homes. With this in mind comes the Milan C from a partnership between Amarr and Phoenix-based Dynasty Iron Doors. The garage doors complement tile roofs, stacked stone exteriors and brick.

For more information, click here.

Taylor Door

Look to the Country Estates Collection by Taylor Door for a more rural appearance in the driveway. The door panels feature a wood-grain texture finish in white, almond or sandstone colors. They're accented by white vinyl overlays in seven designs. Doors are constructed of galvanized steel panels and 258-inch solid end stiles, which are bonded together with a polystyrene core for an R-8.3 insulating value.

For more information, click here.

Comments on: "February ProRemodeler 2008 Product Preview"

October 2015

This Month in Professional Remodeler


Court battles for table-saw related issues, such as flesh-sensor patents and lawsuits by injured table saw users, have been subject of legal controversy.

Overlay Init