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Find something new for your next project with these new products from Blanco, Fanimation, HeatTrak, iLevel, Indital, Margco, QuickDrain, and TopKnobs.

Blanco. A new Biscotti colorway has been added to the Silgranit II sink collection. The collection offers 21 shapes in six cool and warm colors to complement any décor. Made of a combination of 80% granite and 20% acrylic resin, Silgranit II sinks offer a nonporous and scratch- and stain-resistant material for daily kitchen use. Heat-resistant to over 530 degrees, the material also withstands acids, hard water, chipping, and impact from dropped plates or pots. 609.490.0999.

Fanimation. The Quattro fan features a sleek architectural style in a satin nickel finish with reversible cherry/satin nicle fan blades. The integrated halogen lighting kit uses one 50-watt GU10-MR16 halogen bulb. With a 50-inch blade sweep and 14-degree blade pitch, the fan can be mounted to a sloped ceiling with up to a 30-degree pitch. The fan can be operated by remote control, and features three forward and three reverse speeds. 888.567.2055.

HeatTrak. The Residential Heated Walkway Mat helps reduce slip-and-fall accidents in snow and ice conditions by keeping walkways clear. Suitable for laying out on top of existing outdoor surfaces, such as turf and cement, the durable mats can be left outside throughout the winter. Each mat uses 300 watts and melts snow at a rate of two inches per hour, down to zero degrees Fahrenheit. The 20-by-60-inch mats feature watertight connector cables to cover larger areas. Up to five walkway mats, 18 safety treads, or a combination thereof can be connected to a single control unit, requiring a 120-volt outlet. Residential Walkway Mats are ideal for homeowners concerned with safety or who want to eliminate shoveling chores during the winter. Remodelers and other trades can also use the mats on jobsites for safe entry and exit during winter projects. 973.357.9797.

iLevel by Weyerhaeuser. Builders using wood floor I-joists now have a new product option. The TJI 560D series features greater depths (up to 24 inches) and is suitable for use in one-hour, single-layer fire separations, and for heavier-duty loads. Despite the added strength, TJI 560D joists are lightweight. They are also available in long lengths for greater versatility in floor plans. Engineered for high dimensional stability, the joists resist warping, twisting, and shrinking. TJI 560D joists can be directly substituted in projects desgined with the brand’s current 560 and 560T joists. 888.453.8358.

Indital. Spanish architect Guastavino did much of the tile work found in the historic Biltmore house. The Biltmore Estate’s licensing division retained Indital to recreate his legacy of craftsmanship and detail in the Guastavino Collection of etched newels. Carved from white beech, both starter and mid newels are available, along with a range of other Biltmore-inspired interior trim pieces. 800.772.4706.

Margco. Designed with input from physical therapists, the Green Toad pivoting paintbrush combines a comfort-grip handle with a 360-degree pivoting brush head. The ergonomic design helps reduce strain and discomfort users often experience after holding a paintbrush for long periods of time. The rotating brush head locks in eight different positions, enabling brushing from any angle, and easier access to tight spots. The paint head can also be removed and replaced with a range of Green Toad attachments, including 1.5- and 2.5-inch tapered brushes; 2- and 3-inch straight brushes; and 4-, 6-, and 9-inch rollers. 877.399.8623.

Quick Drain USA. Replacing traditional round center drains in new or existing showers, the sleek ProLine Drain offers a wide range of design possibilities. The low-profile design allows the drain to sit anywhere, including hidden under shower benches, or in place of curbing for open, ADA-compliant shower designs. Available in 10 standard sizes and a range of styles. 866.998.6685.

Top Knobs. The traditionally styled Tuscany collection is now available in brushed satin nickel, adding a modern twist to the old world designs. The Tuscany line is now available in nine finishes. Tuscany brushed satin nickel items include drop handles and knobs in a variety of sizes, with intricate styling and decorative backplates. Also available are historic D-handles, antique cup pulls, and more. 800.499.9095.

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