Product Review: Interior Products
- By PROSALES Staff
- Source: PROSALES Magazine
- Publication date: 2007-03-01
Dura Supreme. Cabinetry The Boot Bench and Locker program provides specialized designs to organize and outfit mudrooms, entry halls, and any other catch-all space. Boot Benches are available in widths from 18 inches to 96 inches and are outfitted with hinged wood tops or drawers. Locker units, coat racks, and hall trees can be incorporated or used independently. 888.711.3872. www.durasupreme.com.
Sill-Rite. Prefabricated from cellular PVC, Sill-Rite interior window sills are designed to replace traditional wood sills as well as drywall and solid-surface sills. They are water-, mold-, and stain-resistant, and they won't warp, according to the manufacturer. The sills install without nails or screws before or after drywall installation. The sills come in two depths to accommodate 2x4 and 2x6 walls, and in two styles. 800.503.2334. www.sill-rite.com.
Mannington. Five-inch-wide Canelo Teak solid wood flooring planks, new to the Tradewinds Collection, offer a sleek, exotic visual with edges that are squared off rather than beveled. A natural finish allows the teak's natural color variations and grain to shine through. 800.482.9527. www.mannington.com.
CMI. The CraftMaster Corvado Shaker-style door is molded from high-density fiberboard and features a distinctive groove and modified sticking profile with the look of a ship-lap plank panel. The Corvado comes in standard 6-foot 8-inch and 7-foot heights and widths from 1 foot 6 inches to 3 feet. Bifolds are also available. 800.405.2233. www.cmicompany.com.
KraftMaid Cabinetry. Tiber Cherry Satin and Honey Cherry Gloss are among several new finish options in the company's semi-custom Venicia cabinetry line. All are designed in wood-grainpatterned thermofoil. Tiber Cherry Satin (shown) features horizontal graining in a warm honeyhighlighted cherry wood color and comes in a satin finish. Honey Cherry Gloss adds a contemporary high-gloss, reflective surface to a light cherry wood base color. 440.632.5333. www.kraftmaid.com.
Jeld-Wen. A reintroduction of a historic interior door design that originated in the 1920s, the Miracle Door meets the demand for retro-inspired products. The door has a flat panel and picture-frame molding accents. The molding, panel, and door frame can be speced in different wood species. 800.877.9482. www.jeld-wen.com.
Heat & Glo. Part of the company's Modern Collection, the Everest direct-vent gas fireplace is taller than it is wide, offering a different perspective on its flames, refractory, and campfire-stacked log set. The contemporary fireplace is available with the Atlas cast stone surround featuring a slightly bowed shape and the look of natural limestone. 888.427.3973. www.heatnglo.com.
SP Partners. The Galaxy is a 350-pound-capacity remote-controlled attic stair constructed of powder-coated steel. The metal door gives it a high insulation value and a 30-minute fire rating, according to the manufacturer. A 2-inch self-finishing flange reduces drafts and air leakage from the attic, the maker says. The stair includes an all-steel, 4-foot telescopic handrail. 203.322.0009. www.rainbowatticstair.com.
Tarkett. Incorporating special embossing techniques for a light hand-scraped texture, the Originals Madagascar collection of laminate flooring features wood designs with an exotic twist and realistic look and feel. The 71/2-inch-wide floor planks are micro-beveled on all four sides. Madagascar planks are 5/16 inch thick and 507/8 inches long and come in six finishes ranging from light to dark. 610.266.5500. www.tarkettna.com.
Wilsonart Flooring. Several new red-hued wood designs have been added to the manufacturer's high-pressure laminate flooring collections to appeal to consumers' interest in warmer, darker finishes. Five-inch-wide Allerton hickory, Caryan walnut, and Flinders acacia (shown) have been added to the Classic Collection; the Estate Plus Collection now includes 73/4-inch-wide sparrow walnut and Santao rosewood; and the Red Label Collection now includes El Dorado wood and dragon cherry. 800.710.8846. www.wilsonartflooring.com.
Armstrong Cabinet Products. Maple Moderno cabinetry features a full overlay flat-panel door with square edges and fully concealed hinges for a clean, contemporary appearance. Armstrong's top-tier construction includes an all-plywood box with hardwood plywood side and bottom panels to resist swelling from water exposure. Moderno comes in four finishes. 800.527.5903. www.armstrong.com.
Simpson Door. The Media Room door features a dark gray frosted glass panel intended to help block light from entering home theater rooms. A sculpted director's chair and movie camera decorate the panel. Insulated glass panels can be specified to help reduce sound transmission. Available in several wood species, the Media Room door comes in two thicknesses and in several heights and widths. 800.952.4057. www.simpsondoor.com.
Contact Lumber. Knotty alder veneerwrapped, finger-jointed wood moldings contain surface character marks that give a rustic appearance while providing stability, strength, and longer lengths than are available from natural alder sources. Lengths up to 16 feet are available. The veneers can be wrapped over nearly any substrate, including aluminum, MDF, and PVC. 800.547.1038. www.contactlumber.com.
Cooper Lighting. Halo brand Energy Star/Title 24approved compact fluorescent lighting now includes six 5-inch-aperture new-construction and remodel housings and three 6-inch remodel housings. The electronic-ballasted downlights are IC and Air-Tite rated and are available for 13-, 18-, and 26-watt compact fluorescent lamps. Trim styles include lensed shower, baffle, and reflector. 770.486.4800. www.cooperlighting.com.
Enkeboll. The Art Nouveau Collection of woodwork embellishments incorporates motifs from nature in the undulating, stylized forms representative of the Art Nouveau style. Carved from a variety of woods, the collection includes moldings, corbels, feet, and decorative onlays. The Art Nouveau Collection integrates equally well with contemporary and traditional designs, says the firm. 800.745.5507. www.enkeboll.com.
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