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ASSA ABLOY rolls out a moisture-resistant door

BY HBSDealer Staff

ASSA ABLOY has introduced the Maiman Integris Door, a moisture-resistant plastic laminate door suited for wet or humid interior applications.

The Integris Door provides a natural wood look for applications that are typically limited to hollow metal, fiberglass or aluminum doors.

"Architects and building owners have been clamoring for a doorway solution that would enable the natural look of wood to flow throughout a facility," said David Jordan, director of sales support, ASSA ABLOY Wood Doors. "Integris fills the need for a reliable, sturdy and aesthetically-appealing door that can withstand the conditions of damp areas. The moisture resistant properties make this door ideal for restrooms, locker rooms and shower areas, swimming pool and spa access, medical rehab facilities, cleaning supply storage rooms, and more."

The doors are constructed with high-pressure decorative laminate faces with matching edge bands on all four sides and a moisture-resistant core that eliminates the need for application of a secondary protective substance.

They are made of an exterior grade treated wood core, weather-treated lumber stiles and rails. They are also manufactured in the USA.

Other features include a fire rating of up to 20 minutes positive pressure, category B without hose stream, compliance with WDMA extra heavy duty performance requirements, and available patterns and solid design options.

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Ceiling fans recalled

BY HBSDealer Staff

Memphis, Tennessee-based Casablanca ceiling fans, along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, issued a recall for 43 models of Casablanca ceiling fans manufactured in 2013 and 2014.

The fan motor and attached blades can separate from the adapter when operating in reverse updraft mode, causing the fan motor and blades to fall, posing an injury hazard.

The recall affects about 30,000 units. Casablanca has received eight reports of the fan motor and blades falling, including one report of minor injury and one report of minor property damage. 

The products were manufactured in China and sold at lighting store showrooms nationwide and major home improvement online retailers from January 2013 through December 2014 for $350 to $620. 

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LG appliances get the black stainless steel treatment

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LG has come up with a new series of kitchen appliances featuring a Black Stainless Steel finish.

Featuring the new look are a collection of new refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers and microwaves, all with a fingerprint and smudge-resistant veneer.

In celebration of this, HGTV stars David Bromstad and Emily Henderson are co-hosting "Limitless Design," a first-of-its-kind showcase of kitchen design possibilities using inspiration from Pinterest boards brought into the real world.

"I believe that every room in the house should have some element of black to help ground all of the other design choices, while also making a statement," said Emily Henderson, stylist, designer and season five winner of HGTV's "Design Star." "With its beautiful and versatile finish, LG's Black Stainless Steel Series is a smart investment and the perfect touch of warmth and luster for those looking to update their kitchen – whether their style is classic with clean lines or modern with bold accents."

Guests at Limitless Design will get to experience a range of dramatic kitchen design possibilities inspired by Black Stainless Steel-centric Pinterest boards created by Bromstad and Henderson.

A panel discussion on the emergence of black stainless steel will also take place.

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