KBSI 2011 Day 1

New kitchen and bath products from around KBIS 2011: Broan, Daltile, Foremost, LG Hausys, Moen, and Native Trails.

Broan-NuTone. New to the U.S., the Vertigo Double island range hood from Best by Broan's Sorpresa collection looks more like contemporary art than a European lighted hood. The hood, which joins eight other new Italian-inspired designs, filters air of smoke and odors with 450 cfm recirculation speed. 800.558.1711. www.BESTsorpresa.com.—E.R.

Daltile. Spark ColorBody porcelain tiles address the continuing trend for more modern aesthetics in tile. The large-format, plank-style tiles feature a textured surface that mimics fabrics like silk, linen, and tweed. Field tiles include 12x12-, 12x24-, and 24x24-inch sizes, as well as 12x24 “thin tile” wall tile. Accents of 1x2-inch mosaics, and decorative accent pieces in Linear Options sizing including 6x24, 4x24,and 2x24 inches. Five neutral color options and three color combinations are available. www.daltile.com.—L.H.

Foremost. The maker’s new line of shower and tub doors includes options from frameless heavy glass to basic framed doors. Across four available collections, the product line lets customers choose from a range of design options, including elegantly shaped handles and stylized glass to personalize each project. 888.620.3667. www.foremostshowerdoors.com.—L.H.

LG Hausys. Appealing to a wide range of surfacing preferences, Viatera quartz is now available in 15 new color options across three collections. The material comprises natural quartz with polymers to create a non-porous, stain-resistant surface. The new color options bring the LG Hausys offering to a total of 45 ranging from cool neutrals to bold reds. 866.544.4622.www.lghausys.com.—L.H.

Moen. The Brantford pulldown kitchen faucet with Reflex technology extends smoothly and snaps back fast--40% easier to operate than other pulldown systems, claims the manufacturer. Designed to twist with the wrist and reach all hard-to-clean crevices in the sink bowl, the faucet docks completely in the spout and the weighted hose will not snag under the counter. Reflex technology will be available with all Moen pulldown faucets by the end of the year. 800.289.6636. www.moen.com.—E.R.

Native Trails. Stained from years of casking wine, the Vinter's Collection of vanities and mirrors repurpose oak wine barrels and staves headed for a landfill. Made from red and white wine barrel staves, the Cabernet and Chardonnay vanities measure 36 inches wide by 21.5 inches deep by 34 inches high and match the mirror frames imprinted with the wine maker's stamp. The firm crafts the Bordeaux wall mount vanity from salvaged French and domestic wine barrels and is 24 inches wide by 19 inches deep and 19 inches high. 800.786.0862. www.nativetrails.net.—E.R.

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