These new releases for 2018 will have your clients’ K+B spaces sparkling for years to come.
Whether you’ve been working in the industry for years or are as new to the business as the latest HGTV show, you know homeowners are all about their kitchens and baths. These are the spaces that homeowners are likely to want to update first. So consider these new products.
Luxury for the Whole Bathroom DXV’s Modulus collection features a modern design and includes not only bathroom fixtures but also furniture and accessories, so homeowners can create a single, cohesive look in their space. Modulus’ sleek furniture options include drawer units, countertops, and vanities. Accessories include a movable tray that can be used on the sink basin, as a trinket tray, or in vanity drawers for extra storage. dxv.com
Splitting the Difference
Delta says its Woodhurst bath collection “provides a modern take on traditional elegance” by mixing transitional and classic styles. According to Delta, its shower fixtures’ spray holes facilitate cleanup of mineral residue, and the valves of the tub and shower faucets provide consistent water pressure—and temperatures—from one visit to the next. The collection comes in three finishes: chrome, stainless steel, and bronze. deltafaucet.com/woodhurst
Formica Quartz Composite
Formica Corporation debuted the Quartz Composite, inspired by the look of traditional quartz. Created from concrete and recycled glass, Formica’s Quartz Composite pattern includes medium to fine-fill background particulates and a blue-gray vein. The composite’s Artisan finish offers a smooth, slightly glossy surface that brings out the details of the pattern. formica.com
Charm at the Farm Elkay’s Stainless Steel Farmhouse sink with Interchangeable Apron Front lets homeowners change the design of their kitchen in minutes without having to replace the entire sink. The apron fronts come in several colors and materials, including colored stainless steel. Select models have a low center divider above which pan handles can extend, facilitating the washing of large items, like baking sheets, over both bowls. elkay.com
A Smart Vent Hood
The newest addition to Elica’s Techne Plus series is the Stoney Island vent hood, which connects to the Elica Gold induction cooktop through smart technology. Combining glass and stainless steel, the Stoney Island hood visually blends with other kitchen appliances. Available in 36- and 42-inch widths, the vent hood is equipped with glass touch controls, a Hush Suppression noise-reduction system, and Perimeter Aspiration technology for fume extraction. elica.com
Stylish drains Schluter Systems introduced three grate designs that integrate with its Kerdi line 4-inch-square point drains and linear drains in lengths from 20 inches to 48 inches. The new designs are Pure, Curve, and Floral. The grates have no screw holes and fit into a virtually invisible frame for a seamless look. Grates and frames are made with brushed stainless steel. schluter.com
The Big Chill Liebherr debuted its new Monolith refrigerator. The 84-inch-tall appliance features Liebherr’s Smart Device Box, which allows users to control certain fridge settings through its swipeable façade, smartphone apps, or Alexa-enabled devices. In addition, the temperature in one of the drawers will go down to 28 degrees, which the company says is perfect for sliced meats. liebherr.com
A Parent's Dream Mohawk’s new Revwood Plus is a waterproof laminate flooring with a wood look that the company describes as somewhere between hardwood and vinyl. Revwood is stain-, scratch-, and dent-resistant, and pet- and kid-friendly. Revwood also features a pet warranty. Spills, accidents, and tracked-in stain-makers are kept on the surface for quick cleanup thanks to the flooring’s Uniclic MultiFit tongue-and-groove design, which also allows easy installation, as the planks are floating. mohawkflooring.com
Industrial-Style Compact Surface In collaboration with architect and designer Daniel Germani, Cosentino introduced new colors to its Dekton Industrial Collection. Orix mimics eroded concrete in grays, blues, and greens; Nilium blends minimal silver and white hues; Trilium looks like oxidized stainless steel; and Radium has an acid-washed look. The materials resist scratches, stains, UV rays, and temperature shock, the company says. They are suitable for countertops, flooring, stairs, and exterior façades or cladding. cosentino.com
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