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  • Cover Guard Floor Protection

    Long used in the marine industry, this floor protection is flame retardant and impermeable to water, and includes a slip-resistant diamond-plate-pattern surface.

  • Ecoshel Smart Shingle System

    A numbering system on these 45-inch-long panels provides a guide for vertical joints on adjacent courses to be automatically offset.

  • FibaFuse Paperless Drywall Tape

    This innovative product is applied like paper tape but won’t stretch when wet, resists mold, and isn’t prone to bubbling.

  • Thermador MicroDrawer Microwave

    The MicroDrawer microwave has 1.2-cubic-foot cavity space, the largest in the luxury segment, according to the company.

  • QuickTie Anchor and Cable System

    QuickTie is an anchor-and-cable system for use in seismic areas or where builders have to meet a 90-mph wind code.

  • USP Two-Part Anchoring Epoxies

    Designed for embedding rebar or threaded rod into masonry, USP’s two-part epoxies include targeted formulas for nearly every jobsite condition.

  • Bollenta Cos. TruTankless Electric Water Heater

    The TruTankless water heater squeezes 24 feet of heating element into a briefcase-size housing, so it can heat water at relatively low element temperatures.

  • ODL Brisa Retractable Screen Door

    The Brisa “screen door” is actually a retractable screen housed in an aluminum frame. The frame attaches to a brickmold door casing in 30 minutes.

  • Concrete Lumber Co. Posts, Beams, Joists, and Decking

    Half the weight of standard concrete by volume and able to flex like wood without cracking, Concrete Lumber components are made from a patented lightweight concrete reinforced with pre-stressed wire.

  • GlassCraft LVL Plank-Style Doors

    The laminated veneer lumber cores in GlassCraft’s plank-style doors should make them resistant to cracking and warping.