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OKITE Quartz Surfacing

OKITE Quartz Surfacing

From Okite

Every OKITE quartz countertop is 93% quartz, and is heat-, stain- and scratch-resistant, according to the company. Non-porous and durable OKITE surfacing is Green Guard and NSF Certified and never needs to be polished or resealed.

Serenity Quartz Surface

Serenity Quartz Surface

From Hanwha L&C/Surfaces

This layered natural quartz - Serenity from Hanwha L&C/Surfaces - features a creamy tone with an umber vein, blending texture and design. Part of the company's HanStone offering, the quartz features natural-looking veins throughout the design, notes the...

Marble-Look Quartz Collection

From Cambria

Six new designs have been added to Cambria's Marble, Desert and Waterstone collections of quartz surfaces. From the Marble Collection comes Fairbourne and Ramsey, which are inspired by the classic look of marble. 

Satin Glass Countertop

Satin Glass Countertop

From Studio G3 Glass

Anti-scratch satin glass countertops from Studio G3 Glass feature a special coating that allows the glass to withstand tough conditions, according to the company. The matte finish can be virtually any solid, metallic or pearl shade, and the firm can match...

Stratificato Laminates

Stratificato Laminates

From Abet Laminati

Abet Laminati's Stratificato is a decorative, high-pressure compact laminate used for countertops, cabinets, furniture, backsplashes and other laminate applications that require extra strength, durability and design. The self-supporting laminate is...

Acanthus Pull

Acanthus Pull

From Keeler Brass

The Legacy Acanthus collection of decorative hardware from Keeler Brass draws upon Medieval art, Romanesque architecture and the Renaissance classic decorative arts. The traditional-styled pull features stippled textures and tiny ribs that complement the...

Argyle Inspired Hardware

Argyle Inspired Hardware

From Du Verre Hardware

Du Verre Hardware's Argyle decorative hardware is based on the famed Argyle pattern that was born in the Scottish Highlands. Designed by Du Verre co-founder Gina Lubin, Du Verre’s Argyle is a simplified version that plays on the strong graphic pattern...

Subtle Designs, Warm Finishes, Textural Elements Define Decorative Hardware

When it comes to decorative hardware, subtle looks, organic shapes and warmer finishes are trending. Textural interest continues to be evident, while refined details help hardware tie the look of the space together, without overwhelming it. Below...

Marvin Named Most Ethical Large Business in U.S.

October 22, 2014

The window and door manufacturer is the 2014 American Business Ethics Award recipient.

Imperial Solid Surface

Imperial Solid Surface

From Domain Industries

Domain Industries has just added the Majestic Collection to its lineup of Affinity Surfaces solid surface material. The 10 color additions feature distinctive, one-of-a-kind, natural textures and marble effects. Featuring 100% acrylic composition, the...

Window World exceeds 1,000,000 windows sold mark for sixth consecutive year

Window World exceeds 1,000,000 windows sold mark for sixth consecutive year

October 21, 2014

Window World , America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, sold its 1,000,000th window of 2014 late last week. While this is the sixth year in a row Window World has hit this sales milestone, it has never done so as early in the...

Granite Vanity Top

Granite Vanity Top

From Wolf Home Products

The Natural Granite vanity top collection from WOLF Home Products features tops in a 3/4" decking surface available in 12 colors. A variety of bowl sizes, shapes and decorative profile options are available. Because of the nature of granite, no two...

Himalaya Recycled Glass Surface

From Curava

Curava's recycled glass surfaces feature up to 60 percent recycled glass content for interesting depth and color. The surfaces are non-porous, require no sealing, and are stain and heat resistant. Three colors - Himalaya (shown), Tungsten and Element...

Walnut Countertop

Walnut Countertop

From J. Aaron

The custom-made walnut butcher block kitchen counter is sealed to protect it against water damage, making it safe for sink inclusion. The top can stand up to heavy-duty home use, according to the company, and works as a table top as well. The company...

Laminate Countertop Edges

Laminate Countertop Edges

From Kuehn Bevel

Kurv Edges by Kuehn Bevel provide a design element that blends a seamless look for any laminate countertop color, notes the company. Kurv Edges can mimic the look of conventional stone countertops with the use of upscale laminate stone patterns offered by...

Decorative glass incorporates wrought iron designs

Decorative glass incorporates wrought iron designs

From ProVia

ProVia has developed the Barcelona Decorative Glass series that pairs a real wrought iron design and any one of five different decorative glass options. The series is available for ProVia Signet and Heritage fiberglass entry doors, the Legacy steel...

Election housing market scorecard scores more than 1,500 counties based on up to five factors affecting housing

October 15, 2014

RealtyTrac has released a 2014 Election Housing Scorecard report analyzing the health of local housing markets in more than 1,500 counties nationwide compared with two years ago. The report scored 1,547 U.S. county housing markets based on up to...

Culture Marble Vanity Tops

Culture Marble Vanity Tops

From Wolf Home Products

Cultured Marble vanity tops from WOLF Home Products are created from a poured mix of limestone granules, and feature, a wear-resistant top coat. Among the 23 colors available are: Oatmeal, Cappuccino, White Onyx, Vanilla, Coco, Terra Cotta and Mocha...

Measuring your team’s delivery of client satisfaction

By Erica England, Marketing Manager at GuildQuality We’ve all seen them, remodelers who advertise that they deliver 100 percent client satisfaction with little explanation as to how they know their clients are truly satisfied. The question has...

Silestone Nebula Alpha Countertop

Silestone Nebula Alpha Countertop

From Cosentino North America

Silestone by Cosentino has expanded its Nebula series of quartz surfacing with the addition of the Nebula Alpha collection. Inspired by the look of marble, Nebula Alpha is available in four complex colors: Ariel, Orion White, Calypso and Phoenix. The...

Paloma Dark Gray Laminate Surfaces

Paloma Dark Gray Laminate Surfaces

From Formica Corp.

The Paloma series from Formica Corp. - including Paloma Dark Gray (shown), Paloma  Bisque and Paloma Polar - are quartz-inspired laminate surfaces.  The laminates feature the softly polished Etchings  Premiumfx  finish, which is etched and...

Argento Romano Laminate Surface

Argento Romano Laminate Surface

From Formica Corp.

In keeping with the trend toward white stones, Formica Corp. offers Argento Romano, a gray-based neutral laminate with taupe and beige accents. The laminte surface features  the softly polished Etchings  Premiumfx  finish, which is etched and...

Lava Flow Laminate Surface

Lava Flow Laminate Surface

From Formica Corp.

Lava Flow from Formica Corp. is a laminate pattern  that reflects the look of soft stone, with subtle veining and movement down the length of the surface. The laminate features the softly polished Etchings Premiumfx finish,  which is etched and...

Magma Black Laminate Surface

Magma Black Laminate Surface

From Formica Corp.

Formica Corporation  has added four granite patterns to its 180fx Collection of laminate surfaces: River Gold, Lapidus Brown, Magma Black (shown) and Red Dragon. Each pattern is available with IdealEdge laminate edge profiles. Suitable for...

Lapidus Brown Laminate Surface

Lapidus Brown Laminate Surface

From Formica Corp.

Formica Corporation  has added four granite patterns to its 180fx Collection of laminate surfaces: River Gold, Lapidus Brown (shown), Magma Black and Red Dragon. Each pattern is available with IdealEdge laminate edge profiles. Suitable for...