Home > Products > Finishes & Surfaces > BUILDER BRIEFS Finishes & Surfaces Posted on: February 08, 2005 BUILDER BRIEFS By Nigel F. Maynard For more product information, visit ebuild, Hanley Wood's interactive product catalog, at www.builderonline.com or www.ebuild.com. Ciro GoCIRO IS A NEW, ITALIAN-MADE PENDANT FIXTURE THAT CAN BE USED IN two ways: alone, via use of an optional transformer, or attached to any of the manufacturer's track systems by means of a uni-plug. The fixture has a 4-inch canopy and comes in a wide range of glass shades crafted in France, Germany, and Italy. Cost: $180 to $250. Bruck Lighting Systems. 714-424-0500. www.brucklightingsystems.com. Circle no. 101. Designer LabelIT WAS BOUND TO HAPPEN: DESIGNER FLOORING. AND WHY not? Part of artist David-Michael's Designer Series, Casa Monterey is an indoor/outdoor product made of a concrete-based material fortified with fibers. The company says the product offers twice the strength of a concrete sidewalk, is highly resistant to cracking, and requires no maintenance. Cost: $7.55 to $8.35 per square foot. Smith-Laredo. 866-466-1430. www.Smith-Laredo.com. Circle no. 102. Mod and SleekTHE MANUFACTURER SAYS THE CONTEMPRA IS THE MOST modern bath faucet it has ever introduced. Sporting clean lines and conical hubs, the product has lever handles and a high-arcing spout with 5 inches of sink clearance. Featuring solid-brass construction and ceramic-disc valves, the faucet comes in polished chrome or brushed nickel. Cost: around $100. Price Pfister. 800-732-8238. www.pricepfister.com. Circle no. 103. Luxury SoakAN UPDATE OF THE CLASSIC SOAKING TUB, THE PACIFIC IS MADE FROM COPPER and features brass overflow and waste assemblies. It measures 60 inches long, 26 inches wide, and 33 inches high. Truly a luxury item, the tub is available in one of four copper or brass finishes and satin nickel, or the manufacturer can combine finishes. Cost: $47,500 to $57,500. Oregon Copper Bowl Co. 541-485-9845. www.oregoncopperbowl.com. Circle no. 104. Flip SideSOMETIMES IT'S NICE TO HAVE OPTIONS. LIKE WITH reversible Latitudes composite decking, which can be installed with either side up. One surface features a wood-grain texture; the other, a brushed pattern. Available in redwood, cedar, and gray, the product comes in 8-, 12-, 16-, and 20-foot lengths. Cost: $2 per linear foot. Universal Forest Products. 616-364-6161. www.ufpi.com. Circle no. 105. Digital PowerTHE LIGHTING CONTROL LINE INCLUDES 600- and 1,000-watt switches and dimmers and other controls utilizing Universal Powerline Bus (UPB), a digital communications standard that provides “superior reliability,” the company says. The modular products work with the company's other controls as well as with other UPB-compatible controllers. Cost: $70 to $200. HAI. 504-736-9810. www .homeauto.com. Circle no. 106.