Cambria. Harder and stronger than many natural stone surfaces, Cambria countertops are available in four new colors for a wide range of surfacing options. The colors are Sussex with grey, blue, and chocolate brown; subtly tan Dover; bold Southampton with tints of black, gray, copper, and sky blue; and Hyde Park, with natural gray and light-green tones. The durable, low-maintenance material is certified by the National Safety Foundation for food preparation, and by GreenGuard for indoor air quality. 866.226.2742. www.cambria.com.
Spax. A patented thread design on Spax Heavy Duty Screws features thread serrations that eliminate the need for pre-drilling wood, prevent splitting, offer improved tear-out resistance, and require less driving torque, which saves cordless tool battery life. A variety of styles and sizes include construction screws for wood, masonry, plastic, and light-gauge metal; lags with built-in washers (shown); MDF screws; and stainless steel screws with a dual-lock thread design for use in deck building. 419.630.2490. www.spax.com/usa.
USG. Using proprietary technology, ingredients added to Sheetrock Mold Tough gypsum panels during manufacture protect the boards from moisture and mold, inhibiting mold growth on the surface paper and in the gypsum core. The new Mold Tough material will replace the maker's Humitek gypsum panels and Sheetrock water-resistant “green board.” Designed for interior use, the panels will come in ½-, 5/8-, ¾-, and 1-inch thicknesses in a variety of lengths. 800.874.4968. www.getmoldfacts.com.
NuCedar Mills. Designed to complement exterior cellular PVC trim products on the market, this tapered clapboard siding is milled from solid PVC and has a look similar to clapboards milled from western red cedar, the company says. Measuring ½ inch by 6 inches, the boards come in 22 standard colors as well as custom colors, and have a coating that increases durability. 866.393.8883. www.nucedar.com.
Velux. An adjustable pitch adapter helps speed installation of Sun Tunnel skylights, while a single-piece metal flashing helps ensure water-tightness. Inside the Sun Tunnel, natural white light bounces off highly reflective silver material with no color shifts, while an enhanced dome shape collects more light from all angles for improved performance. Available in 14- or 22-inch flexible styles, and 10- or 14-inch rigid tube models, Sun Tunnels carry a 10-year warranty. 800.888.3589. www.veluxusa.com.
Rockler. Woodworkers will like the European-style hinge and plate for 3/8-inch overlay doors from Salice when updating existing cabinetry or building new Euro-style cabinets. A unique fixture, the hinges are completely concealed from view when the cabinet door is closed, and feature three-way adjustability to accommodate any irregularities in the shape and size of cabinet doors. The easy-to-install style requires no mortising. 763.478.8201. www.rockler.com.
Liquid Nails. For an easier time identifying the right product for the job, Liquid Nails introduces new packaging for its adhesives products. Available at lumberyards, hardware stores, and other retailers, the tubes and cases now feature bold color-coding and concise language to simplify adhesive selection. 800.634.0015. www.liquidnails.com.
Kwikset. The high-tech SmartScan deadbolt makes use of biometrics for home access. Programmable with more than 50 fingerprints, users can access the home simply by swiping their finger under the deadbolt's RF scanner. SmartScan features three access levels: continuous access for family members, limited-date access for service providers working during a certain date range, and restricted access for baby sitters or housekeepers working during a specific time window. Easily installed on most standard doors, the unit runs on AA batteries. 800.327.5625. www.kwikset.com.
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