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Remodeling Product Extra | New Products for the Remodeling Market
For specialty lighting, furniture, and fixtures, consider Acriglas Marble/Grantie acrylic sheets. An assortment of 12 colors is designed to resemble natural stone, though the color and translucency may be customized. Lighter and easier to fabricate than stone or glass, Acriglas sheets reduce loss to breakage, and are forumated to resist long-term UV exposure. A variety of sizes are available in thicknesses ranging from ? inch to ?? inch. 800.222.4680. www.acrilex.com.
Old World paver stones mimic the look of European cobblestones and are ideal for driveways and other high-traffic areas. Years of research, digital scanning, and imaging of European cobblestones has yielded three stone sizes that fit together in a linear pattern for a natural look and finish. Old World's large joint design is easily installed with polymeric sand, and provides a flexible surface that resists cracks and damage due to weather or climate changes. 877.235.4273. www.belgard.biz.
Featuring the RapidHeat Bake element, the 36-inch Renaissance Wall Oven offers even baking, faster preheating, and accurate temperature control. With 20% more capacity, the Renaissance can accommodate a three-course dinner with each dish retaining its own flavor, thanks to Pure Convection cooking and a unique air filter. Offered in stainless steel, interchangeable trim caps available in for metallic finishes. 800.793.0093. www.dacor.com.
DriTac Flooring Adhesives
DriTac Eco-6200GR Green Pressure Sensitive Wood Flooring Adhesive is designed with high tack and bond strength for wood or cork flooring installations. The easy-to-spread material contains no VOCs or solvents, is low in odor, and offers a long open time for installation. DriTac Eco-6200GR is an environmentally focused, enhanced version of the maker's original DriTac 6200. www.dritac.com. 800.394.9310.
Bianco River is the newest color addition to the River Series, now available in the United States. Offering an elegant Italian look, the white background sets off bold veining in shades of gray. Bianco River is available in both polished and leather textures. Inherently scratch-, scorch-, and stain-resistant, Silestone quartz countertops are also non-porous, and feature Microban antimicrobial protection. 866.268.6837. www.silestoneusa.com.
The thin-kerf carbide saw blade is designed specifically for cutting pressure treated lumber. The tempered steel blade features C3 carbide teeth and a urethane coating that resists the resin buildup associated with pressure treated lumber, allowing the blade to run cooler and cut cleaner. An anti-kickback design limits the amount of material the teeth can remove with each pass, in order to enhance safety. Available for 7??-inch circular saws. 800.663.0160. www.task-tools.com.
InvisiLED Tape Lights are suitable for a broad range of applications including cove lighting, under counters and bars, toe kicks, and other architectural accents. For up to 50,000 hours, The LED tape delivers crisp, quality light while using only two watts per foot. Designed with 3M adhesive backing, the low-profile lights are available in sections as small as 2 inches, and as long as 1 foot or 5 feet, both of which are field-cuttable. Kits are available. 800.526.2588. www.waclighting.com
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