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APR 2014

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April 2014 ForResidentialPros.com | 51 KBIS Products 1. Geberit's new design for its Sigma50 toilet and urinal actuator plates eliminates the outer frame to create a seamless, foating look. Adding to its available fnishes, Sigma50 for dual-fush toilets will also now be ofered in a new Umbra Glass fnish, and Sigma50 for urinals will come in Brushed Chrome. Other fnish choices include Alpine White, Black and Green Satin or Smoke Glass. Circle No. 200 on Product Card 2. The Warmup 3iE is a fully interactive, touch technology, energy monitor thermostat for radiant foor heating systems. Featuring advanced energy monitoring and a built-in ground fault circuit interrupter, the 3iE allows users to view actual graphs of their recorded energy consumption against costs. By using the data gathered while operating, the 3iE makes recommendations for the most efcient settings. Circle No. 201 on Product Card 3. Native Trails has introduced NativeStone concrete sinks. Constructed using a mixture of jute fber and cement, these sinks weigh approximately 40 percent less than sinks made using standard concrete. The NativeStone collection includes kitchen, bar/prep and lavatory sinks. Each sink is stain, scratch and crack resistant, and is impervious to water, oils, acids and food, the company notes. NativeStone is available in three sleek fnishes: Ash, Slate and Pearl (shown). Circle No. 202 on Product Card 4. Within its Mercer Collection, Top Knobs introduces its new Quilted series of hardware. The hardware is available in one knob and three pull sizes, and in fve trending fnishes: Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio. All Top Knobs products come with a proprietary sealed fnish and a lifetime warranty. Circle No. 203 on Product Card 5. The new Shaker Americana cabinet line by Fairmont Designs ofers clean lines and a streamlined silhouette. Presented in Dark Habana Cherry, the vanity showcases tapered legs and is complemented by Brushed Nickel hardware. Circle No. 204 on Product Card 6. For its new washbasins in the Kartell bath collection, Laufen has designed a hidden drain outlet with a hidden overfow, making it possible to stop the water in the basin using a stopper assembly without worrying about the water overfowing. Additionally, water drains out via a linear channel at the back of the washbasin, which is concealed by the cantilevering design of the basin ledge. Circle No. 205 on Product Card 7. Bosch Home Appliances' redesigned kitchen line includes new speed microwave ovens that pair the cooking qualities of a conventional oven with the speed of microwave technology. Flush installation matches Bosch wall ovens, the steam convection oven or warming and storage drawers, and horizontal alignment allows for easy integration and creates an even horizontal line when paired with other Bosch kitchen appliances. Circle No. 206 on Product Card 3 4 1 7 2 5 6 T echnology was the watchword of the day at the 33rd annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), held in conjunction with the International Builders' Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in February. Sleek and modern amenities incorporating smart functionality were all the rage at this year's event, which drew more than 80,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors between the two shows. With a sold-out educational program, this year's KBIS was the go-to destination for kitchen and bath dealers, designers, remodelers and other industry pros looking to expand their knowledge and sharpen their skills. However, as always, the products on the show foor remained the hottest draw, with a wealth of style and technological innovations on display during the three-day event. Clean lines, space-saving designs, visual texture, energy efciency, the return of color and the in- corporation of technology to enhance functionality were among the hot trends on display, along with a growing interest in products that promote Universal Design. On this and the following fve pages, Kitchen & Bath Design News highlights some of the hottest products on display at KBIS 2014. KBD_50-61_KBISproducts.indd 51 3/17/14 10:45 AM

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