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Bellawood adds oil-look matte style to its catalog

BY HBSDealer Staff

Citing an increasing demand for low-gloss hardwood floors in the U.S., Bellawood is adding prefinished oil-look matte styles to its product line.

According to the company, low-gloss floors are good for concealing minor scratches, dirt and fur, which is helping fuel the demand in homes with kids and pets.

Bellawood’s new line achieves these results without the need to add a high-maintenance oil finish. Instead, the company uses a proprietary topcoat with a UV-cured aluminum oxide finish.

"Our new Bellawood line of oil-look hardwood floors has a special finish that gives them industry-leading durability and scratch resistance consistent with our transferable 100-year warranty," said director of production operations Stacy Maddox. "Blending the beautiful and low-maintenance matte finish with the enduring quality of Bellawood is an innovation homeowners will love."

Stain finishes will include Red Oak, Brazilian Pecan, Brazilian Cherry, American Walnut and Hickory.

Lumber Liquidators will also offer a 10% discount on all new orders of Bellawood Prefinished Hardwood and Ultra-Strand Bamboo products, now through July 22.

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PBS acquires Benchmark Supply

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Professional Builders Supply has expanded its North Carolina footprint with the addition of Benchmark Supply, a specialty window and door supplier located in Monroe.

Jake Krieg, the founder and owner of Benchmark, and his team will join forces with Professional Builders Supply’s Charlotte operation.

In a prepared statement, Van Isley, Professional’s CEO said: “We are excited that Jake and his associates have agreed to join us and we look forward to furthering our aggressive aspirations in the Charlotte market. The Benchmark team has a solid customer base and a reputation based on service that fits well with our model. In turn, we are able to provide additional resources and support as well as additional product lines that will benefit those customers.”

Professional Builders Supply operates in Morrisville, Wilmington and Charlotte.

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Home Depot experiments with 3-D printers

BY HBSDEALER Staff

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.

On the retailer’s website, a fifth-generation MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3-D Printer sells for $2,899. A MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner is priced at $799.

MakerBot is based in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

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