AZEK adds to its PVC decking line
AZEK Building Products has added the XLM Tropical and Natural Collections to its PVC decking line, each available in three colors.
According to the company, the two new collections are an offshoot of sister brand Timbertech and offer maximum scratch, mildew and stain resistance in a flat-grain design.
"As we brought together two of the strongest brands in the industry, it made sense to have XLM PVC decking under the AZEK brand," said Patrick McLane, product manager, CPG Building Products. "AZEK represents the top of the line in PVC decking and XLM was already gaining a strong following, so combining the two offers installers and homeowners more options and color choices in one portfolio."
The Tropical Collection’s Walnut Grove, Harvest Bronze and Rustick Bark color options mimic "rich rainwood forests," and the SandRidge, RiverRock and Mountain Cedar shades within the Natural Collection offer a more "earthy, subdued" counterpart.
With the addition of the six XLM color options, AZEK Deck is now available in five collections and 17 individual colors.
Deckorators expands 2014 product line
Deckorators has announced several additions to its deck and railing product offerings for 2014, including new post cap styles, new baluster designs and colors, and a solar postcover post cap.
New Solar Wood post caps — available in Heritage and Archway — are handcrafted with an all-wood pine frame, frosted glass and LED lighting. Hammered Metal post caps are also new to the mix, recreating a popular interior design style for the outdoors.
Among the new colors available for Classic and Estate balusters are Textured Gray, Textured White and Weathered Brown.
Additionally, customers will have the option of choosing the Twist and Ellipse, two new patent-pending aluminum baluster styles, both available in black and bronze. The Twist features three evenly-spaced 180-degree twists that can infill an entire rail. The Ellipse has an elliptical shape that can be easily mixed and matched.
Also, cast-stone postcovers now come in a solar post cap design. The Woodland Gray Solar post cap has 12 LED lights around the perimeter, illuminating the postcover.
Kobalt enters outdoor power equipment category
Kobalt has launched a new line of cordless tools, marking its official entry into the outdoor power equipment category.
"Kobalt has a history of making tough, reliable tools and the brand’s entry into outdoor power equipment is a natural extension that uses purposeful design to simplify outdoor projects," said Reggie Thomas, director of brand management for Kobalt. "These versatile, easy to use tools provide customers with durability and power to complete the job without the hassle of gas-powered tools."
The new product roundup, which is available exclusively at Lowe’s, includes a hedge trimmer, blower, chainsaw, string trimmer/edger, pole saw and two lawn mowers.
Additionally, all seven tools operate off a single, interchangeable, 40-volt lithium ion battery system with a 60-minute charge time for extended runtime and power.
Other features include a dual-line design for the string trimmer, a 250 CFM blower and maximum cut capacity of 3/4" for the hedge trimmer.