On the Move

Weather Shield's Contemporary Collection does more than capitalize on the trend toward larger glass areas: The Pocketing Multi Slide Door configuration can be motorized for smooth and controlled opening and closing. The system also works on the Zigbee, Z-Wave, and Wink platforms to integrate into home automation settings. weathershield.com


Stone with Sparkle

You have to see the Roxwell pattern from Cambria in person to truly appreciate it. The bold design is part of the Oceanic collection, calling to mind rolling waves and driftwood with unique movement. Roxwell showcases smooth gray waves dappled with white, black, charcoal, and a touch of sparkle to give the effect of surf on a  beach. cambriausa.com



Carry the Weight

This isn't your average climbing wall; it's made from Habito 1/2-inch wallboard from CertainTeed. This new drywall product lets you get rid of anchors or studs and lets you hang heavy things--even a person! certainteed.com


Bright & Bold

ThermaTru takes a retro-styled door and gives it a modern spin with its clean cut Axis glass. Don't worry, bright green isn't the only color! therma-tru.com


Sealant & Flashing in One

Fortifiber introduced Moistop, which it claims is the first sealant and liquid flashing to come in the same tube. It's now available in 10- and 20-ounce sizes, and a 30-ounce version will be available next month. fortifiber.com


Black is the New Black

Following the trend in appliances of black stainless steel, Danze is now incorporating a black satin finish in its kitchen and bath products. The sleek new finish is available in multiple styles, from traditional to modern, that allow consumers to mix and match their tastes. danze.com

Retro Redux

Progress Lighting is meeting its consumers' retro tastes with a line of exposed bulb and bronze lighting, from simple pendants to sconces and even chandeliers. The hand-crafted element also appeals to the senses as homeowners look for unique pieces that stand out. progresslighting.com 


Smart Soap

The ElectroLux Perfect Steam EFLS617 is expected to launch in April 2016. The new front-loading washer features SmartBoost technology, which pre-mixes water and detergent before the laundry cycle begins for a more thorough wash in 12-18 minutes. electrolux.com

Sanitizing Light

Toto's Neorest 750H with Actilight technology not only opens, closes, and flushes automatically, it cleans and sanitizes itself with electrolyzed water and a UV light in the seat's lid. totousa.com


Tap the Tap

KWC's update of the classic swiveling Zoe is the Zoe Touch Light Pro, which adds an LED-lit spout, as well as 1-2-3 touch'n'flow technology. Tap once for cold water (indicator light ring turns blue), twice for warm (purple), and three times for hot (red). Or, manually adjust the temperature using the touch-controlled operating unit. Its pull-out spray reaches 50 mm. kwcamerica.com


Flame Out

LP has relaunched its FlameBlock technology in eight different wall assemblies, and has also brought the feature to I-joists. With a magnesium oxide cement coating, the joists are designed for use over unfinished basements and are able to withstand the heat and damage of flames so upper floors don't collapse onto basements. The joists are being tested in some markets now, with roll-out expected later this year. FlameBlock OSB is available nationally now. lpcorp.com


Sheathing Superhero

Georgia-Pacific's new product combines engineered wood sheathing panels with an air and water barrier. Called ForceField, the panel joints are taped with ForceField seam tape that can be torn by hand, creating an integrated air and water barrier system and eliminating the need for housewrap. ForceField panels are available in 7/16 category thickness, and three sheet sizes. It comes with a lifetime limited warranty for the homeowner and a two-year pre-installation warranty for the builder. gp.com