Keeping up with all the new residential building products hitting the market as well as all the changes happening around the industry is a challenge for anyone, let alone builders and remodelers balancing budgets, project schedules, sales meetings, design consults, and so on. With that in mind, please find below a roundup of some of the newest products and happenings we featured over the last month.
In November, the residential building products industry saw plenty of new products hit the market as well as numerous important insider updates. Included among those news items were LG's induction cooktops being the first in the industry certified to Energy Star's new specs, a recall of certain MI Windows and Doors products, Carbon Limit and NCP Industries bringing CaptureCrete to the residential construction industry, and Casalgrande Padana's introduction of Aquatio, which includes bathroom furnishings treated with Bios Antibacterial technology.
Modern Forms introduces AMARI, a new clean and sculptural LED mini pendant. Offering two interlocking panels that render a thought-provoking aesthetic. The AMARI pendant is available in an aged brass or black finish, and delivers 3000K illumination with over 2400 lumens and a 90 CRI (color rendering index). Read more
As part of its growth strategy and commitment to the US market, Spanish tile company WOW Design has recently opened a new logistics and distribution center in Stafford, Texas in order to supply southern and central areas of the North American continent. Read more
OSHA shared with PRODUCTS a preliminary list of its 2023 most frequently violated standards, which we compared against lists from the previous five years. Read more
Falmec, the Italian appliance manufacturer known for its technology and craftsmanship in kitchen ventilation, is expanding its North American product line. The Polar and Plane Range Hoods are now offered in a matte black finish, aligning with prevailing trends in the region. Read more
Induction cooktops and ranges from LG Electronics are the first in the industry to be certified to the brand new ENERGY STAR specification for residential electric cooking products, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. So far, seven LG induction products have been certified to the ENERGY STAR residential electric cooking products version 1.0 specification. Read more
Noritz America, a leader in tankless water heating systems for over six decades, announces the reinvigoration of its educational initiatives with the launch of updated, bilingual, and free online training courses available through Noritz University. Read more
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recently published a recall alert regarding certain MI Windows and Doors products due to "serious injury hazard." The report reads, "This recall involves certain MI Windows and Doors 1615 and 1617 sliding glass doors (if sold as impact-resistant or with a DP50 upgrade), Window World 4000 Series sliding glass doors (with DP50 upgrade), and Window World 8000 Series sliding glass doors." Read more
The new Crossville wall tile collections provide a vast array of options for commercial and residential installations from neutral offerings to bold colors and unique textures to shapes. Read more
Casalgrande Padana introduces the Aquatio range, featuring bathroom furnishings treated with Bios Antibacterial technology, aiming to eliminate 99% of bacteria while preventing stains and odors.The collection offers clean lines, essential design, and customizable dimensions, allowing architects and designers to adapt bathroom furnishings to specific needs using porcelain stoneware slabs from Casalgrande Padana's collections. Read more
Concrete manufacturer NCP Industries has joined forces with Carbon Limit to bring the innovative CO2-capturing technology, CaptureCrete, to the residential construction industry. This collaboration extends the reach of CaptureCrete, a concrete additive designed to permanently capture CO2, to the broader cement and concrete manufacturing industry. The technology offers a sustainable solution for decarbonizing a range of structures, from homes to major infrastructure projects. Read more
Kolbe Windows & Doors has expanded its offering of Hoppe swing door hardware to include both a European and an American Style handle set option with multi-point locking functionality. The unique functionality allows quick locking of the door with the deadbolt, independent of the multi-point extensions. Read more