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PR November 2014

December 10, 2014


Designed specifically for floating engineered wood and laminate floors (and some floating tile floors), this gentle radiant heat film installs over a subfloor or acoustic underlayment.

SPEC MIX Building Stone Mortars are designed for stone masons building masonry walls with full-depth stone units.

The new Garden Porcelain Tile Collection from Crossville gives homeowners the look of real stone for outdoor applications with added durability. 

These polyurethane structural columns from Fypon offer the look of real wood with added strength. 

Honeywell now offers voice-control capability for its Tuxedo Touch touchscreen security and home automation controller.

Structural Protection Products Inc. created this door hardware system to prevent screen doors from being ripped out of their door jambs.

Remodelers and contractors can get more done in the field with this rugged, 1.2-pound, 7-inch tablet from Panasonic.

The Craftsman collection from Boral TruExterior is the market’s first poly-ash (polymer and fly ash) siding product, available in five profiles: Shiplap, V-Rustic, Cove/Dutch Lap, Channel, and Channel Bevel.

These lower-kW standby generators from Kohler give homeowners an entry-level price-point option for their power needs. 

This redesigned direct-vent gas water heater from A.O. Smith offers energy factors of up to .60 thanks to 2 inches of foam insulation added to the heater.

FlexInduction technology powers this new 36-inch cooktop from Bosch, combining two cooking zones into one larger zone to accommodate different types of cookware. 

The PowerWave Spray Arm highlights this latest dishwasher offering from Kenmore, using sequential jets that sweep dishes from two sides instead of one for 80 percent more coverage. 

A Perfect Temp Drawer headlines this bottom-mount refrigerator from Electrolux, sporting a customizable temperature zone designed to store a variety of foods and beverages at the ideal temperature.

This new double wall oven features true convection functionality, making multi-rack baking faster. 

With gray finishes becoming more popular for appliances, GE expanded its Slate line with slide-in gas and electric ranges, wall ovens, electric cooktops, microwaves, and refrigerators.

Whirlpool’s Duet steam dryer is the first clothes dryer to comply with the new Energy Star requirements by requiring less heat to dry clothes. 

Thermador now offers a trimless version of its Freedom Induction Cooktop featuring a solid dark gray surface. 

Viking Range introduces the Professional 7 Series Ranges with 23,000 BTU elevation burners, a deep recessed pan, and a convection oven for a restaurant-caliber range. 

This 5-cubic-foot washer from LG lets users do more loads in less time, with TurboWash technology allowing completion of a full load in just 20 minutes. 

The Dremel Micro 8050 rotary tool is a compact, multifunctional tool for remodelers who engage in hands-on, detailed activities. 

The backpack’s two-compartment design is third-party certified for hoisting up to 50 lbs., allowing for hands-free climbing and easy mobility of tools and equipment on the jobsite.

The Ergo Crimp Tool by Platinum Tools has a straight plate lower jaw assembly that eliminates critical structural stress points, which makes it last for years to come and not break under heavy stress.

The Klutch line includes over 1,300 hand tools. Each is designed for long-lasting performance, and a majority of the tools are backed by a lifetime guarantee. 

The Hilti Pulse Power Technology allows for reliable measurements even under challenging conditions. 

The Dewalt ½-inch Drive Heavy Duty Impact Wrench is part of a new line of Dewalt Air Tools, which includes a 3/8-inch Dive Air Ratchet, 3/8-inch Reversible Drill, Angle Die Grinder and Palm Sander.

Equipped with an 18V wireless charging system, there is no need for a bin of batteries with a partial charge for Bosch’s Cordless Power Ready Wireless Charging System. 

This month, the Remodeler’s Exchange features William Shaw and David Silverstein. Professional Remodeler’s Tom Swartz spoke with Shaw and Silverstein about capturing quality leads, how lead generation has changed recently, and other effective marketing methods to generate revenue.

The remodeling sales environment is changing. To succeed in sales in this new landscape, you need to become more masterful at controlling the sale

Craig Durosko shares his insight on how you can use the app Evernote to make completing tasks easier

Professional Remodeler provides a national perspective of the growing remodeling industry with the America's Top Remodelers list. The list has grown for the fourth consecutive year to include nearly 250 companies. 

When you use the words “you” and “your,” you are talking with homeowners about them. That’s a game changer. Explain your company, processes, procedures, methods, and experience through their eyes so they can imagine it happening.

With its big-screen TV, barbecue grill, bar area, and fireplace, this outdoor room is much more than a changing room for swimmers.

Design professionals should stay up to date on the latest surface materials available for projects, as well as their sustainability, to ensure they're installing the most suitable products.

Our prime advisory panel includes some of the remodeling industry’s top professionals. This month we asked, “What do you do when you just don’t know what to do?”

Manufacturers afford more modularity and personalization as consumers manage smaller spaces and budgets.

Learn how you can help a project remain energy efficient through the EPA's WaterSense program that aims to reduce water usage across the country

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