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PR December 2014

December 12, 2014


Created with both 3D digital print techniques and roller applications to achieve the look of ancient terra cotta, Villa Medici is a surface that pairs well with old-world inspired interiors.

The Italian-produced tiles from Concept Surfaces’ Icon Collection now come in a hexagon shape, available in a 24x24-inch size.

This high-pressure laminate (HPL) surface by Formica comes in a granite pattern featuring gold tones with iron veining that can complement a variety of cabinetry from light maple to dark cherry. 

The CushionStep vinyl sheet flooring features a thicker, more plush construction designed for everyday durability and added comfort.

This glass mosaic was designed to bring the contemporary, weathered feel of sea glass to backsplashes, tub, and shower surrounds.

The timeworn character of San Savino’s concrete planks and squares leverage three dynamic natural shade ranges of beige, charcoal, and grey to recreate authentic concrete colors and patterns. 

Inspired by the emerging trends driving today’s residential and commercial designs, Ascend is a collection of natural stone tiles that includes two marbles and two limestones. 

Tile and stone manufacturer Ann Sacks collaborated with celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to produce this collection of metal tiles.

Portland-based Clayhouse Ceramics released 10 new shapes and 24 matte finish glazes, designed to give homeowners, designers, and remodelers the opportunity to evoke a midcentury feel in a space. 

The floor and tile underlayment works as a moisture vapor retarder that helps increase the life and appearance of flooring by laminating two layers of kraft paper with a polymer. 

Marvin Windows and Doors has added new casement and awning insert windows to its Integrity product line. 

Screw Products’ new Holds-a-Bit screw holder makes it easier to get screws into tight places. 

The new IS.14 is the largest impact-resistant lift & slide made for hurricane-prone regions. 

Deceuninck rolled out new curved handrails and Deckorator balusters. 

Cable rail manufacturer Feeney has added Aluminum Post Caps to its line of railing accessories. 

While new to the residential remodeling market, the Bathtubs for Pets system has been available to professional pet groomers for 15 years, with thousands of tubs sold worldwide, according to the manufacturer. 

Certainteed says the facing on its SmartBatt insulation features a first-of-its-kind MoistureSense technology that creates a “smart” vapor retarder that reduces the potential for mold and mildew growth. 

When Boral’s True Exterior trim debuted in 2013, it launched a new material category—PolyAsh, a blend of recycled polymers and fly ash. 

Innovations like 3-D printing, unique shapes, and large format are bringing tile to the forefront of home design

Professional Remodeler honors award winners at its Remodeling Show networking event

Honoring outstanding association members and councils

The 2015 remodeling outlook is cautiously optmistic

This master bathroom remodel morphed into a second-floor renovation that better fits the clients' lifestyle

A family kitchen: a view to the family room, an enclosed pantry large enough for big-box items, and breakfast bar seating for five help make this kitchen more family friendly

While always open to new management ideas, project excellence and customer satisfaction are unwavering goals for this year’s Remodeler of the Year.

Contributing Editor Tom Swartz talks with present and past owners of remodeling companies who took different approaches to selling their businesses. This month’s conversation is with Ken and Jeff Moeslein, a father-and-son team that recently completed a transfer of ownership in the family business, and Shawn McCadden, who successfully sold his business nearly 10 years ago. During the conversation, they discuss finding a buyer, setting a price, and negotiating the transition

Our PRIME advisory panel includes some of the remodeling industry’s top professionals. This month we asked, “How do you measure business success?”

Dave Lupberger shares why you should stop doing free estimates for customers

Remodelers must realize that they can't be everything to everyone and every project. Craig Durosko shares his insight

A market update shows continued business improvements in the remodeling industry

Mark Richardson discusses how finding the definition of growth that suits your business needs is key to your company's future

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