June 24, 2015

The new flush-glazed doors are all about letting in the light.

June 19, 2015

The new collection flaunts Shaker influences and recessed panels.

May 14, 2015

Swiss bathroom brand Laufen has introduced the water-conserving HiJet Water Closet (WC) toilet.

January 7, 2015

All in all, the industry is seeing a relative burst of activity in bathroom technology, said Mike Hogenmiller, department merchandising VP at the Home Depot, in an interview with HCN.

December 30, 2014

Arlington, Massachusetts-based ZipWall introduced ZipFast Reusable Barrier Panels for use with its spring-loaded poles and accessories.

Machine-washable ZipFast panels are made of tough opaque nylon and feature sewn-in, heavy-duty zippers. Described as a “greener alternative to disposable plastic sheeting,” ZipFast panels require no measuring or cutting, so they easily zip together, allowing the construction of a dust barrier up to 12 ft. high and as wide as needed. 

November 7, 2014

The Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group has announced its  new SnowShredder serrated auger on single-stage snow blowers, which allows the user to clear snow and ice. 

July 23, 2014

St. Paul, Minnesota-based EcoWater Systems, a Marmon Water/Berkshire Hathaway company, is transforming how consumers interact with their water treatment systems with the introduction of HydroLink Plus Wi-Fi web-based technology. HydroLink Plus makes it possible to monitor and manage EcoWater water treatment systems and water usage via a smartphone, tablet or computer from virtually anywhere inside or outside the home.

July 14, 2014

The 3-D printer movement got a boost months ago when Home Depot began offering 3-D printers and scanners for sale through its website.

Now the world’s largest home improvement retailer is bringing the products to shelves in select markets. Home Depot is introducing MakerBot 3-D printers and scanners in select stores in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

June 18, 2014

Duck brand duct tape has partnered with Fiskars to introduce Fiskars Duck Edition scissors. To mark the launch, Fiskars is hosting a sweepstakes starting today called Imagination on a Roll on its Facebook page. 

May 2, 2014

Federal Way, Washington-based Weyerhaeuser introduced SturdiStep stair treads as an alternative to pine.

SturdiStep treads are manufactured to be flat, straight, precise and free of knots, and they are the only wood stair treads to carry a warranty (30 years) against delamination, cupping, warping and splitting.

March 27, 2014

Ty Pennington is gearing up to launch a new online video series on NextGenHomeTV called "'First to the Future' Home." The weekly program will be dedicated to smart products and home design for next-generation homes.

Backing his effort will be Fiberon, who has signed on as a gold-level sponsor of the show. As part of the partnership, Fiberon's new ProTect Advantage line of wood-alternative decking and Fiberail composite railing will be featured on an episode this spring.

March 12, 2014

Central Garden & Pet Company has introduced its new BioSpot Active Care brand, a line of proactive health and wellness products for pets.

BioSpot products, which are are branded with a "bold look for stronger on-shelf presence," include flea and tick solutions, supplements, millk replacers and other solutions for common health needs. These include a faster-drying Spot On flea and tick product for dogs and a yard spray that works for up to four weeks and controls more than 47 outdoor insects.

February 4, 2014

Trex Co. has unveiled Trex Outdoor Lighting, a complete system of energy-efficient components designed to complement Trex's high-performance outdoor products.

Joining the brand's Trex Deck Lighting is a full selection of easy-to-install Trex Landscape Lighting options. These compatible fixtures make up the Trex Outdoor Lighting collection.

December 3, 2013

Honeywell has unveiled its new Designer Series Cool Moisture Humidifier, which help alleviate dry indoor air conditions in a sleek, decor-friendly format.

The Designer Series runs for up to 48 hours at a time and shuts off automatically when it's empty, making it ideal for use in medium to large rooms.

Using ultrasonic technology, the humidifier creates a fine mist that can be reguated using various moisture controls.

It also features filter-free technology and a contemporary design that fits easily beneath a faucet for refilling.

October 2, 2013

Albuquerque, N.M.-based PureColor, maker of sustainable wood finishes, rolled out a new collection of wood stains, EvenGrain. 

The EvenGrain Collection is the first wood stain developed exclusively for door and millwork manufacturers. The collection consists of three different products, EvenGrain Woods for solid and veneered wood doors, EvenGrain HDF for hardboard composite doors, and EvenGrain MDF for millwork and door trim packages.

September 30, 2013

Leviton has released the OmniTouch 7 Touchscreen, a glass-front control panel for maintaining security, energy and entertainment smart home features.

"The user-friendly OmniTouch 7 allows for simple setup and intuitive customization for integrators," said Leviton president Jay McLellan. "The new always-there, always-on Touchscreen is plug-and-play, but affords users a variety of options, including showing only necessary icons, the ability to name the building and rooms, separate devices by area and quickly adjust settings like brightness and volume levels."

September 6, 2013

Rubbermaid Commercial Products is introducing a new product line geared for the hospitality and property management industries. The Executive Series will provide professional-grade cleaning solutions for high-end properties.

August 20, 2013

Josh Duhamel, an actor best known for his role in ABC's All My Children and the Transformers movie series, recently teamed up with Valspar Paint to launch Valspar Hands & Hearts for Habitat.

Valspar Hands & Hearts for Habitat will auction off celebrity handprints created with Valspar Paint and benefits Habitat for Humanity's Disaster Response Program.

July 16, 2013

VTech has just announced its new IS7121-2 video doorbell system, and in celebration of the product launch, it has released a new consumer survey that explores common sentiments related to front door visitations. The survey, sponsored by VTech and conducted by independent research firm Toluna, found that reliance on the doorbell has changed little since its invention in 1831 - and many long for "X-ray" capabilities.

August 29, 2012

The mixing of paint and primer together, in the same can, has swept through the coatings industry like no other innovation. Almost every manufacturer and retailer has added a version of this product to its assortment, although some have done so reluctantly. Within the paint industry, many dismiss paint-and-primer combos as a marketing ploy that raises the price of a gallon of paint. Others say it can save time and money and has a rightful place as a consumer option.

August 21, 2012

Norfolk, Neb.-based MP Global Products, a manufacturer of fiber acoustic underlayments, introduced VersaStick premium "green" pressure sensitive flooring adhesive.

The no-VOC product works with luxury vinyl tile/plank and multi-ply engineered plank hardwood flooring over approved substrates.

April 13, 2012

Kleer Lumber, Inc., a manufacturer of extruded free foam cellular PVC building products, introduced KLEER Fasteners, the first comprehensive hidden fastening solution for cellular PVC trim and decking products.  Engineered to provide long-term performance, KLEER Fasteners are backed by a lifetime warranty and offer a lifetime of beauty for projects built with Kleer Decking and Kleer PVC Trim products.

April 12, 2012

Aurora, Colo.-based Bona US, the hardwood-floor-care company, launched Bona Hardwood Floor Spot Cleaner designed to handle tough messes made by pets.

“Leaving pet soils on floors for an extended period of time may damage the finish of hardwood floors,” said Chad Nordhagen, director of marketing for Bona US. “Our innovative research team developed Bona Hardwood Floor Sot Cleaner to address this issue.”

April 6, 2012

National Nail Corp. is expanding its CAMO brand to include CAMO Exterior Screws comprised of Premium Deck, Structural, Composite/Capstock and Stainless screws.

“From the beginning, our plan has been to offer the market a complete line of deck fasteners from a brand the industry identifies with,” said Scott Baker, President and CEO at National Nail Corp. “The expansion of our industry leading CAMO Fasteners brand to include one of the most complete offerings of deck fasteners is consistent with this plan.”