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Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore has introduced Ben Interior paint with an enhanced formula. The new formula allows for easier application and is easier to touch up and maintain. The paint’s low-odour, zero-VOC formula provides improved scuff-resistance and hides existing paint colours in fewer coats.

Pfister

The Norden kitchen faucet from Pfister incorporates innovative features with a transitional look that fits any style of kitchen. It includes multiple new features including HydroBlade, MagnePfit, and AutoAlign.

Innovation

Innovation Cabinetry has launched Endura, outdoor cabinetry designed to inspire outdoor living. The collection combines the look and feel of an indoor kitchen into an effective lifestyle solution for the outdoors. The collection is designed to withstand harsh weather. It induces five designs: Sedona, Moderno, Oxford, Regent, and Club, as well as nine modern colours.

Liteline

Liteline is expanding its line of products with two additions. The Moon Puck is a millwork fixture that uses wall wash optics to alter angular distribution of the 60-degree beam spread. With an output of 210 lumens, it allows for up to 12 pucks per run. The LED bar is being released with an upgraded feature to include a selectable colour switch. The switch allows for the selection of colour temperature as well being able to turn the fixture on and off.

Stinger Brush

The Stinger Brush Company has released its Innovation Series of brushes, featuring the patent pending Stinger Tip that features multiple kinds of extended filaments that each play a role in providing smooth, straight lines. The brushes are ideal for all paint types and perform well in corners, on edges, and on details.

LG

LG Electronics Canada’s STUDIO collection of home appliances is now available nationwide. The redesigned collection boasts clean lines and a contemporary aesthetic. The lineup includes counter-depth refrigerators, gas, electric, and induction freestanding ranges, built-in cooktops, wall ovens, and top control dishwashers, all featuring a distinctive style palette aimed to complement contemporary kitchen designs.

WORX

WORX has bundled its 20V Leafjet Blower and Gutterpro Attachment. Leafjet enables homeowners to switch between high air speed and volume for various applications. The Gutterpro attachment helps remove leaves and other debris from gutters while the user stands on solid ground. It comes with an adapter to connect it right to the main tube of the Leafjet. It reaches up to 11 feet over the top of the gutter.

RIDGID

RIDGID’s Pipe Patching System offers a variety of types of repairs with few materials and equipment. This is accomplished with a versatile and durable fibreglass patch with is ideal for repairing small sections of damaged pipe in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. The system offers all the equipment needed for a one-time patch in two- to six-inch broken pipe up to six feet in length and can be used on all sections of pipes, including straights, bends transitions, and p-traps.

Formica Canada

Formica Canada has expanded its DecoMetal Laminates line with seven more designs. As designers continue to give a nod to Art Deco styling by using luxe metal looks in commercial projects, these additions add unique metal finishes for use in vertical surface applications, expanding the possibilities of metal surfacing designs. The designs include four printed solid metal options – solid aluminum sheets artistically detailed and textured with a protective finish – as well as three metal laminate designs that use metal foils as the decorative surface.

MoistureShield

MoistureShield has added the colour ‘Catalina’ to its Meridian capped composite decking line, a soft ‘greige’ shade reminiscent of aged shiplap. Greige is a combination of gray and beige, which has become popular in recent years for interiors. The TruTexture Surface upgrade is available for the decking line in the Catalina colour. The surface offers scratch resistance with a natural wood grain finish.

Leviton

Leviton’s Decora Humidity Sensor and Fan Control devices are designed to work with ventilation fans to create a more comfortable environment in areas of the home prone to dampness and humidity. The units are available in two models – a single pole humidity sensor and fan control and a combination humidity sensor and fan control with light switch. Both models detect excess humidity in a room and activate the ventilation fan to lessen condensation, which can help reduce mould and mildew.

OLFA

OLFA Corporation’s SK-16 Quick Change Concealed Blade Safety Knife is engineered for ease of use and safe application. It offers a quick-change blade release system and the wider channel opening minimizes resistance, making the SK-16 ideal for cutting a wide variety of materials such as two-ply corrugate cardboard, plastic cable ties, and rubber sheeting.

Modern Mill

Modern Mill, a wood manufacturer based in Fernwood, MS, is adding wooden siding to its product offering. Its ACRE siding offers two design and installation options in shiplap and board and batten. Its siding is made with upcycled rice hulls and is a sustainable and durable alternative that looks and feels like real wood. The product is water, weather, and pest resistant, and it can be painted or stained to accommodate various styles.

Tando

Tando has introduced new composite technology for its five-inch shingle Beach House Shake as substitution over natural cedar shingles. Composite technology provides the shingle with realism, durability, and longevity. Beach House Shake is available in four natural cedar shades ‒ Sandcastle, Atlantica, Hatteras, and Pacifica.

Uniboard

Uniboard has launched ‘Moments,’ a collection of 30 designs and hues added to its thermally fused laminate (TFL) and high pressure laminate (HPL) portfolio. Designs include options in the Aura, Calico, Omnia, Sequoia, and Supermat finishes. The products are carried by Uniboard’s distribution partners for rapid and local service throughout North America.

Liteline

Liteline is adding Select Trims to its SKYE lighting fixtures. These trims can be easily interchanged to enhance the look of a space. They're dead-front and wet location rated for changing rooms or showers. The fixtures are also now available with a commercial driver for 120~347V, and 0-10 dimming. The magnetic trims are available in both round and square for 4" and round for 6" fixtures.

Dremel

The Dremel’s cordless rotary tool model 8250 has been added to the brand’s brushless, cordless rotary tool line-up. It is designed to tackle a wide variety of heavy-duty applications such as cutting rebar, steel, and hardwood, and grinding metal, sanding wood, carving, routing, and sharpening. It features a high-efficiency brushless motor, a red warning LED notification for overload and battery temperatures, and compatibility with all Dremel rotary accessories and attachments.

DEWALT

DEWALT’s 20V MAX Brushless Cordless 2” Magnetic Drill Press featuring FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE technology is ideal for challenging metal drilling jobs. The drill delivers 40 holes per charge and has a capacity of up to two-inch holes through two inches of structural steel. It also features the DEWALT E-Clutch System which detects the motion of the tool and shuts it down in a bind-up situation.

Cosentino

Cosentino has launched the Dekton Onirika Collection designed by Nina Magon. The collection is carbon neutral and contains sustainable surfaces that channel sensory experiences from the beauty of natural stone. Named in honour of the lavish vision of blurring the division between reality and a dream-like world, Dekton Onirika offers six marble-inspired patterns ‒ Awake, Lucid, Somnia, Neural, Trance, Vigil, Daze, and Morpheus.

DXV

DXV unveiled Etre, a kitchen collection. These pieces represent the design era known as ‘Machine Age Modernism’ and the collection is defined by sleek, modern lines, with adaptable and durable design elements. The Etre Kitchen Collection is comprised of a pull-down kitchen faucet, pull-down bar faucet, single and double bowl apron-front sinks in various sizes, and soap dispenser.

Battery Daddy

The Battery Daddy Storage System is a battery organizer and storage case that includes a battery tester. It has a double-sided design that can accommodate 180 batteries and holds AAs, AAAs, nine-volts, Cs, Ds, and coin cells. The batteries all have individual slots and are separated from one another. The case has a carrying handle and security latches to keep it safely shut.

Simpson Strong-Tie

Simpson Strong-Tie’s Steel Spline Solution is an off-the-shelf alternative to plywood splines that will lower installed costs and boost installation efficiency. The product is an all-steel, light diaphragm spline strap (LDSS) designed to replace traditional plywood splines for joining mass timber diaphragm panels.