Look Ahead: IBS/KBIS 2015 Preview

The countdown to January's International Builders' Show and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is on. Here are five hot products that will make their debut in Las Vegas.

Da Vinci Roofscapes

A new slate profile is designed to give the polymer roofing tile a thicker, more authentic quarried look. Deep impressions in the tiles give an appearance closer to natural slate without affecting the tiles’ weight. The new profile will be seen on all single-width slate 12-inch tiles. The company is also introducing its 50th color, Smokey Gray, its darkest gray available, to more closely match real slate. www.davinciroofscapes.com

Protrusions through a home’s exterior wall can be tricky for proper installation and maintenance. The Dryer Wall Vent makes laundry venting easier on both counts. The low-profile, lightweight damper features 22-gauge galvanized and powder-coated steel housing and a 30-gauge damper door for durability against the elements, while two balanced magnets on the door help deter birds and critters. Offering quick installation for either new construction or a retrofit, the Dryer Wall Vent exceeds all code requirements. www.dryerwallvent.com.

Get the look of hardwood anywhere with the Season Wood collection of colorbody porcelain tile. Highly detailed shading and pigmenting gives a natural wood look to the tiles, which are available in large-format field tiles measuring 48 inches long in 24-, 12-, 8-, or 6-inch widths. Available in five colorways, the collection also includes bullnose and cove base trim profiles. Installers will want to take special care with grouting the darker-toned tile; the company recommends a grout release to prevent pigments from lodging in the pores of the surface. www.daltile.com

Trustile Doors
Rich, dark wenge is just one of more than 20 wood species available in the Tru&Modern door collection. The highly configurable door program lets designers specify glass, metal, and leather to accent the nine or 13 stacked rail designs. The collection rounds out with a range of modern panel doors. Use the online Door Design Tool to customize the ideal entry for your homes. www.trustilemodern.com

The Granith line offers natural granites for countertop, flooring, and wall cladding applications. All 11 colors are available in a polished finish—brown amber also comes in a satin finish—and are designed for an exotic yet timeless appearance. The granite is selected from controlled quarries in Angola, Brazil, and Zimbabwe, and is produced with tight sustainability and resource protection controls, says the firm. www.thesize.es

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