Enhanced DensArmor Plus gypsum wallboard panels feature a glass mat facing that finishes like standard paper-faced wallboard. The completely paperless wallboard provides resistance to mold growth and finishes easily, according to the manufacturer. The panels also have a glass mat backing. G-P Gypsum. 800.225.6119. www.gpgypsum.com.
Freshwater limestone tiles featuring fossil fish, in 16-inch-by-24-inch and 24-inch-by-36-inch formats, are
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sourced from a 50-million-year-old fossil quarry that was the bed of an inland sea in the Eocene period. Tiles are available in either a smooth honed finish or in a honed finish with the fossils partially excavated. Green River Stone Co. 435.753.4069.
Courtesy Hakatai EnterprisesGlass Stones
The Cobblestone series of glass tile features the look of tumbled river rocks and is now available in polished white or tumbled grey. Polished white lends a wet look, while tumbled grey gives a weathered, beach glass appearance. The tiles come with mesh backs mounted on sheets with curved sides, allowing a seamless installation. Hakatai Enterprises. 541.552.0855. www.hakatai.com.
Designs in Stone
Available in 12 types of stone, fireplace mantels can be created in custom designs or in 35 standard patterns. The mantels are first machine fabricated then finished by hand to achieve a polished, honed, or aged surface. Mantels come 55 inches high by 65 inches wide. Shown is the Versaille design. Arriaga. 718.761.3577.
Style by the Bay
Ranging from clear to rustic, Chesapeake collection solid hardwood flooring features maple and hickory in a variety of plank formats. Burke maple and Mitchell hickory come in a 2¼-inch width, while Calhoun maple (shown) and Turner hickory are available 3¼ inches wide; Walker maple and Brian hickory come in a 5-inch width. Each ¾-inch-thick plank comes with a 25-year finish warranty. Columbia Flooring. 800.654.8796. www.columbiaflooring.com.
Carved from a variety of woods, Villa collection moldings encompass 24 products, including crowns, corbels, onlays, and bases. Influenced by 18th-century architectural woodcarvings, the collection reflects French country and Tuscan design themes. Enkeboll. 800.745.5507. www.enkeboll.com.
Cascapedia marble, strengthened by a fiberglass backing, is available in dimensional panels, slabs, and tiles. The burgundy limestone breccia with reddish fragments features unique textures and veining. Polycor. 418.692.4695. www.polycor.com.
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The Maestro IR remote control dimmer saves and recalls pre ferred room lighting levels. Once lights are set to the desired level, the user presses and holds the one-touch silver button on the infrared remote control to save the setting. Pressing the silver button later automatically adjusts light levels to that setting. The remote control can be used from 30 feet away from the wall receptacle, and also features a raise/lower button to fine-tune light levels.
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www.lutron.com.Signs of Age
Whiskey Springs flooring is not sanded or finished, but features the original face and patina of the reclaimed wood taken from dismantled buildings. Character markings, knotholes, cracks, and worm tracks are common signs of the wood's former life. All flooring is ¾ inch thick and comes in random widths from 3 to 6 inches, 4 to 8 inches, or 6 to 10 inches. Vintage Lumber. 800.499.7859. www.vintagelumber.com.
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Inspired by earth, air, water, and fire, the Elements line of glass tile features hand-cast 1¼-inch mosaic tile, 4-inch field tile, and a variety of decorative liners with three-dimensional relief designs. Ideal for interior and exterior applications, Elements tiles come in six translucent, opalescent, and metallic colors with an iridescent finish. Arizona Tile. 480.893.9393. www.arizonatile.com.
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Printed on high-grade wallpaper material using digital technology, wall murals are now available in a wide variety of paintings from the book Dinotopia. Depicting dinosaurs, people, and the world of Dinotopia, the murals feature scenes of Waterfall City, Dinosaur Parade (shown), Treetown, and many others. Autograph Murals. 800.457.8746. www.autographmurals.com.
Several dark, saturated stains have been added to the maker's line of 2 9/16-inch-wide engineered hardwood flooring. Blackberry-hued Merlot (shown) and deep black Sambuca stains are available on maple planks, while dark brown java is available on yellow birch planks. Mirage. 800.463.1303.
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New light-grey SONEXclassic Colortec panels are made from the manufacturer's Class 1 fire-rated Willtec foam and are engineered to deflect sound waves. The coloration goes all the way through the panel, so when cutting is necessary, a consistent appearance is maintained. SONEXclassic panels feature a noise reduction coefficient of .75. illbruck Architectural Products. 800.662.0032. www.illbruck-sonex.com.
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The WaterCop emergency water shutoff system utilizes sensors that detect water leakage and automatically cut it off before it can cause damage. WaterCop can be linked to many security systems to alert a monitoring company in the event of a water problem. DynaQuip Controls. 800.545.3636. www.watercop.com.
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Constructed of either Douglas fir or Western hemlock, 12 new full-light French doors are available with six decorative glass designs. Glass lights are made of 5/8-inch-thick triple-glazed insulated glass with black, silver, or brass caming. The doors feature square sticking that mimics classic Shaker styling. Simpson Door. 800.952.4057. www.simpsondoor.com.
Featuring a stainless steel exterior finish, stainless steel interior drums, and glass-encased touch-sensor control pad, the Pro Line Laundry pair is designed to coordinate with Pro Line kitchen appliances. The front-loading washer
has a 3.8-cubic-foot capacity, 10 wash programs, five adjustable temperature settings, and a spin speed of 1,200 rpms. The 6.7-cubic-foot-capacity dryer has six temperature settings, five pre-set programs, and a stainless steel drying rack. KitchenAid. 800.422.1230.
Constructed from a spun cast fiberglass composite, the square PolyStone Mt. Vernon column is styled in a simple and traditional design, featuring a single long recessed panel on each of its faces. The columns are load-bearing, fire-and impact-resistant, and can be used indoors or outdoors. Chadsworth's 1.800.Columns. 800.265.8667. www.columns.com.
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The Crystal Beauty Spot fixture utilizes multi-faceted lead crystal elements that break the light from its low-voltage xenon lamp, creating light patterns on ceilings. Available in round, square, and cylindrical shapes and in chrome, clear, platinum, and white finishes, the light comes in two sizes. Shades come in six colors. W.A.C. Lighting. 800.526.2588. www.waclighting.com.
Designer series windows and patio doors feature a hinged glass panel that swings open to allow between-the-glass blinds or cellular fabric shades to snap in or out for easy window fashion changes. While the interiors of shades and blinds come in several bold colors, the exteriors are white to maintain a consistent outside appearance. Shades are available in light-filtering and room-darkening styles. Pella. 888.847.3552.
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solid brass, Recess Range window fittings, door levers, handles, cabinet pulls, and push plates come in barrel and square designs. Each design features recessed areas inset with bridle leather that sits flush with the hardware surface. Several plated finishes are available. Turnstyle Designs.
The Natura series of rectified through-body porcelain tile features a slate-like appearance with surface clefting and color variations. Available in 12-inch-square and 12-inch-by-24-inch formats, Natura comes in three colors. Alcalagres-Estilya. www.alcalagres.com.
Engineered to provide a net gain of approximately 4.8 feet in allowable duct length, the Dryer-Ell dryer exhaust fitting features a larger radius than a standard 4-inch ell. It results in significant savings in duct run length, the firm says. In-O-Vate Technologies. 561.743.8696.
With a 44-inch-wide opening, the GDST5244 see-through direct-vent gas fireplace is designed to allow viewing from either side. The 24-inch-deep fireplace features a seamless interior that matches the appearance and texture of traditional brick, the maker says. A variable flame height control lets users control heat output between 31,500 and 48,000 BTUs. Heatilator. 800.927.6841. www.heatilator.com.
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Designed to manage and store wines, the GE Monogram walk-in wine vault is a lockable chamber complete with interior redwood display and inventory racks, lighting, tasting counter, and inventory tracking software that allows bar-code labeling. A 3,000-BTU cooling system maintains a constant 55 degrees and ideal humidity levels. GE Appliances. 800.626.2005. www.geappliances.com.
The LEV home elevator has no machine room, which allows it to use as little space as 24 square feet. Because it does not require a separate machine room for its mechanicals, the LEV can be installed in as few as two days, the manufacturer says. Custom cab configurations and car sizes can be created. ThyssenKrupp Access. 800.829.9760. www.thelev.com.