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California Faucets has launched its Trousdale Series, one of two bath faucets created in collaboration with award-winning interior designer Christopher Grubb. Trousdale features a fluted spout base, handles, and accessories that represent the same rhythm and symmetry as architectural columns used throughout history. It is available in 25 finishes.
Cosentino Group has launched its Dekton Kraftizen in the Canadian market. This large-format stucco material is suitable for indoor and outdoor application. Inspired by Venetian stucco and rooted in minimalism, versatility, and sustainability, the collection features five hues with rich textures: Umber, Nacre, Argentium, Micron, and Albarium.
Diablo Tools has launched a range of oscillating multi-tool (OMT) accessories for contractors. They feature two fitment types – Universal and Starlock – that require no adaptors. The user can slide and lock the blade into one of two positions based on the tool’s attachment system. This universal compatibility system fits tools from a variety of brands.
Formica Canada has expanded its Everform Solid Surface accessories line with six kitchen and bathroom sink styles and two patterns for wet walls. The six kitchen and bathroom sink styles are available in classic Arctic and Brite White colourways with designs ranging from rounded styles to square and a new double-bowl option.
The KNIPEX Cobra, one of the company’s most popular products, is now available as part of a limited edition holiday ornament. The ornament features white stars on a red background and has a diameter of roughly 4.5 inches. It comes packaged in a matching box. Hidden inside the ornament is a pair of four-inch Cobra XS water pump pliers.
MoistureShield, a composite decking brand at Oldcastle APG, has introduced its Solid Core Composite Series Railing and Compass Series Aluminum Railing. The series includes the Traverse Series Composite Railing, Discovery Series Composite Railing, and Navigator Series Composite Railing. Each railing kit includes top rails, infill options, and hidden brackets.
Pfister’s Pfister_SecurePfit_CutawayPPP technology is a fixed-hub handle that is functional, providing precise temperature control with a direct handle-to-valve connection and eliminating handle wobble. It installs the wall flange securely, resulting in a clean, flush look that works in any bathroom esthetic.
Simpson Strong-Tie’s SET-3G high-strength epoxy is designed for anchoring installation jobs. It is code listed for extreme temperatures (40° to 100°F) and also code approved in concrete holes that are dry, water-filled, water-saturated, or submerged. The product represents high design strength with a 1:1 ratio, two-component, anchoring adhesive for concrete (cracked and uncracked).
Simpson Strong-Tie’s Strong-Drive PPHD Sheathing-to-CFS (cold-formed steel) screw is a multipurpose, self-drilling, pilot point screw suitable for attaching sheathing, drywall, or subflooring to cold-formed steel framing. Designed as an update to the existing PPSD Sheathing-to-CFS screw, the PPHD features a larger #5 pilot point with a longer flute and comes in popular #8 sizes.
TYPAR Construction Tape is now on the list of approved products by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), making the complete TYPAR Weather Protection System available to the Canadian market for the first time. The system consists of TYPAR BuildingWrap, Flashing, and Construction Tape and is designed for air and water holdout, tear strength, and breathability.
CRAFTSMAN, a Stanley Black & Decker brand, has launched a line of brushless V20 products. The V20 BRUSHLESS RP (Runtime + Performance) line is designed to provide professionals more runtime and better performance on the jobsite by utilizing brushless motor technology paired with CRAFTSMAN V20 cordless power solutions.
Cosentino Group launched its Dekton SilverKoast Collection, a set that draws inspiration from the Pacific ocean’s coastline, in Canada. There are four marble-inspired patterns that offer versatile and sustainable surface options. The collection features two chromatic designs available in both XGloss and Velvet finishes, resulting in four designs – Malibu, Laguna, Marina, and Salina.
DEWALT, a Stanley Black & Decker brand, has launched its IMPACT CONNECT system, a line of attachments to convert select impact drivers into cutting tools. The system features two attachments: a copper pipe cutter attachment and PVC/PEX pipe cutter attachment that can attach to select DEWALT 20V MAX and other pro-grade 18V impact drivers, turning them into cutting tools.
The Flex Seal Family of Products has launched its line of Flex MAX products in Canada. This line offers the same products, but in larger sizes for bigger projects and repairs. Products available include Flex Tape MAX, Flex Seal Liquid MAX, and Flex Paste MAX.
KNAAC’s Scaffold Armour, developed for scaffolding, is a panel system that converts the widely used standard six-foot Baker-style scaffold into a lockable storage solution for security on the job site. Unsecured and unorganized job site materials and equipment can quickly be covered behind the panel walls.
Liteline added the SlimLED MULTI Six Inch to its SlimLED MULTI line. This unit can be installed into slim 3.5- to four-inch octagon boxes or retrofit into a six-inch housing with the six-inch retrofit kit. This WET location rated fixture is ideal for use in washrooms, in-suite units, and corridors, and offers a CCT switch below the ceiling to adjust the shade of white.
Nova USA Wood Products recently has added several exotic wood products and species to its existing line of tropical hardwood decking and siding products. The products include Rhino Wood decking and siding from South Africa, Bamboo decking and siding from China, and a range of reclaimed marine timbers, which can be used in a wide range of applications including interior, exterior, and industrial projects.
Pfister’s Verve Collection offers a customizable design that puts the final look of the faucet in the hands of the customer. The design feature sharp angles and sophisticated details and customers can choose and customize cross handles, straight levers, and T-handles. The faucets are available in four different finishes – polished nickel, polished chrome, brushed gold, and matte black – that can be mixed to create a unique look that will fit any décor.
Simpson Strong-Tie’s aluminum concealed beam hanger (ACBH) is designed for mass timber structures and engineered to support loads up to 20 kips (equivalent to 20,000 pounds of force). It provides a concealed connection for fire performance and architectural aesthetics and joins Simpson Strong-Tie’s existing concealed beam hanger (CBH) as part of a family of connectors and solutions for mass timber construction.
Sinopé Technologies’ Calypso is a smart water heater controller designed to provide profitable energy savings during peak periods as part of power utility's dynamic pricing programs, time-of-use rates, and during a prolonged absence. The controller facilitates remote control of the water heater and aligns with power utilities' dynamic pricing programs while maintaining users' comfort and safety.