PR July 2001

August 16, 2010

Features

The new management buzzword is Total Quality Management, but what is it exactly? And what can it do for you?

Old, worn-out concrete surfaces can be given new life and durability with Concrete Resurfacer.

Warm colors and earthy textures highlight the Snowdonia ceramic floor tile line.

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Constructed of clear bevels and clear and gray renaissance glass, Radiant Hues decorative door glass is offered in a range of sizes along with sidelights and an overhead transom.

Winners of the 2000 Contractor of the Year Awards were announced at NARI's Evening of Excellence at Remodel America in Dallas.

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Designed for installation with nail guns, the Cobra Ridge Vent comes with 13/4-inch coil nails.

The Urban Exotics collection of premium hardwood flooring is a five-ply, half-inch engineered collection in three species: pecan, cherry and walnut.

French sliding doors combine the elegance of a French door with the space-saving ease of a sliding door — important when existing home space is limited.

Homeowners replace windows for many reasons. In most cases, the decision hinges on energy efficiency and appearance. Manufacturers offer a broad selection of replacement windows.

A wide selection of lightweight, extruded aluminum columns can be shipped within two days of the initial order.

Three geologic stones have been introduced to the United States. Trachite de Ozieri (shown, right), Santafiora (left) and Quarzite Verde Spluga are part of an enlarged Pietra collection offering new solutions for indoor and outdoor flooring and claddin...

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Aurora composite exterior doors combine the look and feel of hardwood entryways with patented Strata Technology.

Age diversity affects motivation on the job.

Ontario tile, part of the FineWood line of pre-finished hardwood flooring, is available in Parquet and 1-Directional styles.

The design of the Bellissimo collection of vinyl sheet flooring incorporates clarity, textured realism and metallic accents, as well as patent-pending ToughGuard durability.

The Mystique collection of high-pressure laminate has 10 patterns designed to resemble solid surface material.

Many older people don't want to admit ther getting older, so try getting these subtle techniques into projects.

The Standard rail style of vinyl sliding patio door has narrow stiles and a slim frame for a contemporary look and a maximized viewing area.

The look of custom millwork at affordable prices to match a homeowner’s budget is the concept behind this line of classic beadboard and raised-panel wainscoting.

According to a published survey, construction companies ranked customer satisfaction as their primary indicator of business success.

Tongue-and-groove planks and 226 planks are composite plank products that capture the look of real wood without painting or staining, the company says.

Accent tiles to complement the Uniclic glueless laminate flooring system are available in 15 patterns.

According to a published survey, construction companies ranked customer satisfaction as their primary indicator of business success.

Fixed and ProFixed fixed roof windows offer advanced designs and installation upgrades that save both time and money.

A flashing tape for windows and doors, Tyvek FlexWrap creates a seamless layer of protection in the most vulnerable areas of both square and arched rough openings, the company says.

According to Jobs Rated Almanac, six of the 30 worst jobs in the United States are construction-related.

The Architectural Combination Casement vinyl window features an integral mull design that allows the circle top and casement to be manufactured as one complete window.

Designed for maximum performance, the Series 3151 single-hung tilt window meets the industry’s most stringent requirements for air infiltration, water resistance and structural integrity and has been tested to AAMA AW75 ratings.

Lead carpenters and other job-site workers probably would rattle off any number of power tools when asked to name the ones they would be most reluctant to give up, but the people in the office have their favorites, too.

Designed especially for luxury homes and upscale remodelings, the Legacy Series hinged and patio door systems are offered with French and swinging patio doors.

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The Open Aire garden window provides a low-maintenance, energy-efficient and attractive way to add a touch of green and design excitement to any remodeled room.

Bathroom furniture styles vary as much as homeowners.

Above-counter glass basins are offered in an array of colors. Crafted of artisan-made glass, the basins allow remodeling homeowners to add the look of custom styling to bathrooms and powder rooms, the company says.

The Premier hinged patio door’s multipoint locking feature comes standard.

There are many ways to price a job, although the majority of remodelers prefer fixed price. Still, some prefer a running account of time and materials. Two remodelers discuss the pros and cons of both methods.

The Carlyle pedestal lavatory was created as a partner to the one-piece Carlyle toilet.

The Artek entry door series features high-definition door panels made of nontextured fiberglass.

The Astracast MSA222 double-bowl kitchen is virtually stain-, burn- and scratch-resistant, the company says.

The shape of the Bermuda Whirlpool tub is designed for a deep soak, and the offset optional seat provides a place to sit for sponge bathing or shaving.

Light up a room with tube lighting inserted within fixed-panel units of acrylic blocks.

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BarrierFloor HP High Performance Flooring resists delamination and requires no sanding because of moisture absorption during the construction process, the company says.

Part of the Jamestown Collection of bath accessories, the double towel bar offers the designer look of double step-style towel bars to any redone bath while increasing usable space to hang towels.

The Maxim casement hardware system in the ProFinish vinyl casement window features an integral T-mull.

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BarrierFloor HP High Performance Flooring resists delamination and requires no sanding because of moisture absorption during the construction process, the company says.

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The Advantium 120 oven cooks food up to four times faster than a traditional oven, the company says.

ThermoGold low E2 glass is now standard in all product lines, including the Legacy Series.

The framed Cornerstone Limoges maple cabinetry with beaded rope molding is finished with toffee to highlight the natural wood grain and glazed with vanilla to bring out the finish detailing.

The Surround bathtub measures 74x44x20 inches deep and includes metal trim on the outer edge and two coordinating grab bars.

Several panel, window and color options are available on each door series — Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Two of the three new over-the-range, 30-inch Radarange microwave ovens sport capacities of 1.9 cubic feet. Each of the models comes with a recessed turntable and a number of cooking features, including rapid defrost and a hold/warm capability

The Prem Vu Silver+ steel patio door system in-cludes such design features as a multipoint locking system and brass-finished interior hardware.

An 8-foot-tall version of the four-panel, square-topped CraftMaster Coventry smooth door design can help create a custom look in great rooms, foyers and other rooms remodeled with high ceilings.

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