Qualified Remodeler Magazine

SEP 2018

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Frames handle loads for large openings MITEK 's Hardy Frame brand builds upon the success of its HFX Panel with the launch of its CFS Moment Frame. The prefabricated cold-formed steel (CFS) moment frame offers high lateral-load resistance in narrow wall or pier lengths, making it ideal for creating large architectural openings for moveable glass walls and windows. While frames can be installed back-to-back to double capacity, a "picture frame" iteration of the product, the Hardy Frame CFS Picture Frame, is effective in multistory design and construction. Circle 16 on inquiry card Brick introductions nod to Colonial era PINE HALL BRICK COMPANY looks to Colonial-era homes in Virginia and New England as the inspiration for its Old Brick House line of brick selec- tions. The Kennon House brick (near top) reflects a blend of deep reds, blues and burgundies. The Barker House brick (far top) mingles grays and browns with dashes of white. The Tufts House brick (near bottom) features a white clay dust over a gray base. The Weeks House brick (far bottom) offers a gray base mixed with white, brown and darker colors. Circle 15 on inquiry card Self-adhering vinyl tiles, planks ADVANTA FLOORING launches its ENVEE Tacky Back, a luxury vinyl tile collection that com- bines self-adhesive ease with technological innova- tion and unique colors. At its core, two layers of 100 percent virgin vinyl substrate ensure the flooring's resilience and improve its comfort underfoot; the fiberglass intra layer adds dimensional stability and prevents shrinkage, cupping and curling. Two coats of PUR and a 22-mil wear layer infused with aluminum oxide shield the vinyl collection against scratches, dents and stains. It is available in four colors of 18- by 18-in. tiles and 10 colors of 7 ¼- by 48-in. planks. Circle 19 on inquiry card Concealed, retractable window screen Initially available on the PELLA Architect Series Reserve double- and single-hung windows, the Integrated Rolscreen moves seamlessly with the sash of double- and single-hung windows. The concealed, retractable screen automatically appears when a window is open, and it is hidden when closed, offering a polished look from the interior and exterior. Its high-transparency InView screen cloth allows in more light and airflow, and high-strength magnets keep the screen in place. There are plans to expand the screen into additional product lines in 2019. Circle 17 on inquiry card Customized matte appliance suites GE APPLIANCES updates its brands umbrella with the launch of Café—replacing GE Café—and the redefined brand launches its Matte Collection as a line of customizable appliances within a mass premi- um price range. Offered in suites of Matte White with brushed bronze and in Matte Black with brushed stainless steel hardware, the suites of appliances include wall ovens, ranges, cooktops, French door refrigerators, dishwashers and vent hoods. Additional hardware—available in brushed bronze, brushed stainless, brushed copper or brushed black—can be selected to customize either matte finish. Circle 18 on inquiry card QualifiedRemodeler.com QR September 2018 69

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