New and interesting products as seen at the 2009 Remodeling Show.
Custom Service Hardware. Bookshelves and other wall storage can benefit from a touch of elegance and functionality with the maker’s new Quiet Glide rolling ladder hardware. Kits can include either roll type or hook type hardware is available, as well as bottom rollers for smooth ladder operation. A rail mounting kit is necessary for every 32 inches of rail, and stop kits secure the ladder at either end of the rail. Choose from black, bronze, hammered antique brass, or satin nickel finishes. The maker also offers wooden ladders for a complete installation. 800.882.0009. www.cshardware.com.
Delta Faucet. The Pilar pull-down kitchen faucet incorporates three new innovations. Touch2O Technology allows a user to start and stop the flow of water with just a tap anywhere on the spout or the handle; a Magnetic Docking System helps keep the spray head in its docked position; and Diamond Seal Technology (with combination ceramic and diamond) eliminates leaks and drips from the valve. The faucet comes in chrome and Brilliance stainless steel. 800.345.3358. www.deltafaucet.com.
Diamond Pier. For companies that want to practice more green construction techniques, the maker offers the Diamond Pier DP-50 pin foundation system. The DP-50 model is ICC approved for residential construction of decks, walkways, stairs, ramps, and porches, and offers a load capacity equal or greater than most common deck foundations, the maker says. Installers will drive four 36-, 42-, or 50-inch bearing pins through each pier, with a ½-inch anchor bolt embedded at the top for attaching standard post or beam brackets. The pin foundation can be installed quickly without the need for excavation equipment or poured concrete, thereby saving time and money, and lessening the environmental impact on the jobsite. 253.858.8809. www.diamondpier.com.
Festool. Two new lithium-ion cordless drill-drivers are available: the T 12 3 and the T 15 3. The tools feature brushless motors that are electronically controlled, with fewer wearing parts and less friction, to make more efficient use of energy. Weighing just over 3 pounds each, the drill-drivers offers 1,500 rpm, with the T 12 3 operating at 10.8 volts and the T 15 3 operating at 14.4 volts. Each drill is available as a set containing the TRC 3 charger, two 2.6 Ah lithium-ion batteries, four FastFix and Centrotec keyless chucks, a Centrotec starter set, and a Systainer organizer system. 888.337.8600. www.festoolusa.com.
Flexability Concepts. Quick Qurve Plates make it easy to create curved walls, arches, and other curved architectural features. Constructed of untreated or treated OSB, the plates come in two-foot segments and are hinged with dowels instead of mechanical fasteners. Available for 2x4 or 2x6 construction, Quick Qurve plates provide a solid framework for curved designs, and wall coverings and moldings can be fastened directly to the plates to finish projects easily. 866.443.3539. www.flexabilityconcepts.com.
Geocel. Ideal for leak-proofing underdeck ceilings, 2300 Construction Tripolymer Sealant is designed to adhere to more than 20 common building substrates, including Kynar metal. The sealant can be applied in any temperature, and adheres in wet or oily conditions. Flexible when cured, the sealant will not crack, the maker says, and resists ultraviolet degradation. 2300 Construction Tripolymer Sealant is available in clear, or color-matched to more than two dozen manufacturers’ metal roof colors. The material can also be painted. 800.348.7615. www.geocelusa.com.
Regency Fireplace Products. A new Contemporary Collection of gas fireplaces and inserts makes stylish art out of a functional heating. The angular, sleek fireplaces in the collection feature unique materials, vibrant colors, and popular designs, including see-through fireplaces. Modern aesthetics include layers of pebbles and crystals that surround the gas burners. www.regency-fire.com.
Stainless Living. A range of patterns in stainless steel and copper are available to add an appealing flash to any kitchen backsplash. The metal backsplashes are constructed of Rigidized materials often used in commercial applications for their durability. All backsplashes come with a standard hemmed edge, though a non-hemmed edge can be specified. Stainless trim and molding strips are also available to finish the look. The stainless steel and copper backsplashes install with a combination of double-sided tape and construction adhesive. 866.713.4408. www.stainlessliving.com.