IBS Product Review

by bkrigbaum@solagroup.com

The International Builders’ Show ended Saturday with an overall attendance of 47,000 according to the National Association of Home Builders. Though the exhibits were maintained to the West hall, unlike previous years in Orlando when it overtook both the West and South halls. However, there were many new products launched at the show. Below is a small sampling of products RD+B editors learned about at the show. If you have others to suggest, send an email to editor@rdbmagazine.com.

The NanaGlass from NanaWall is a single-pane sliding door system ideal for sunrooms and balconies. It offers a seamless and unobtrusive solution for areas where homeowners want to bring the outdoors into the indoors. The doors have been tested to prevent rain/snow from entering  enclosed areas. Open all the doors, close all of them, or open a few to allow for a draft. See photo from show floor: http://yfrog.com/h79ydwxj.

CertainTeed launched its AirRenew gypsum board that captures VOCs and formaldehydes, converts them into inert compounds and keeps them within the board. Indoor air quality is a growing concern as more homes are built with tighter envelopes. See photo from show floor: http://yfrog.com/h2ep2bj.

DuPont Corian will launch its newest color this year at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (April 26-28 in Las Vegas). DuPont gave a preview of the new color, Basil, at IBS. See photo from show floor: http://yfrog.com/h2zpfij.

Eldorado Stone, known for its manufactured stone products announced its newest product, fireplace surrounds. According to the company, pieces weigh 150 lbs. and allow for easy installation. Prices range from $1,300 to $3,500. See photo from show floor: http://yfrog.com/h866gwsj.

Moen’s Home Care line introduced a handful of grab bars that offer more than the function of being grab bars. One such grab bar doubles as a toilet paper holder, and another as a basket for the shower. More accessibility products are improving with design and moving away from sterile appearances. See photo from show floor: http://yfrog.com/h85dfxvj.

DaVinci Roofscapes focused on color offerings this year at IBS. The company offers polymer roof tiles that replicate the look of slate and shake. With the addition of a color designer to its staff, customers can work one-on-one with the designer to find the right color roof tiles for an application. In addition, the company launched colors and color blends to its line. Sedona blend is one new product from the show; see photo from show floor: http://yfrog.com/h8nb7fj.

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