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New, larger-than-ever tiles make virtually seamless walls and floors
This year, almost every major producer is offering large-format tiles thanks to new manufacturing technologies. These new expansive sizes make it possible to create virtually seamless surfaces across the bathroom to the kitchen.
Luxuriate in these 5 products that customize the bathroom experience
Double Taw Vanity Drummonds
You may have to share a bathroom, but you don’t have to share a sink with this double vanity. Featuring a marble top, the Taw Vanity is available in brushed brass and nickel. For those who aren’t lacking storage, the bottom shelf is optional.
Adeline MTI Baths
Looking for a deep bath? Adeline features a monolithic body that holds 71 gallons of water (and two people comfortably). The concave-shaped form provides lumbar support and prevents water from splashing over the edge.
SLAB-Edge custom basins Neo-Metro
Neo-Metro’s deep trough basins for 61 Ninth Avenue were cast as seamless monoliths made of resin and stone. Representative of the largest-scale customization possible, SLAB-Edge spans nearly the entire width of the bathroom, cantilevered to conceal the plumbing beneath.
Lura Collection Clodagh for Speakman
Speakman collaborated with New York City–based multidisciplinary design studio Clodagh on this collection of ergonomic fittings. With children, the elderly, and those with handicaps in mind, the design features easy-to-use pulls, knobs, and mechanics. Featuring sinuous curves, the collection includes shower valves, faucets, and levers available in a satin gold or silver finish.
The New Classic Marcel Wanders for Laufen
Bearing in mind all the new, high-tech kitchen appliances, Dutch-designer Marcel Wanders created a collection of sinks that look like they’re from a time before the internet. With very clean, polished forms, the New Classic collection will complement digital potties, voice lighted mirrors, or any IOT-enabled devices.
turn on, tune in
Smart kitchen: New appliances equipped with responsive technologies
Made by Design
What architects want: customizable kitchens
With features like cutouts and raised countertops, the latest off-the-shelf kitchen islands and cabinets offer a wealth of options. These products can adapt to any color, material palette, or out-of-the-box vision.
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Six U.S. manufacturers pioneering laminated wood
CLT, GLT, NLT, DLT, and all the other LTs: You’ll find our favorite laminated timbers made by U.S.-based manufacturers and suppliers below. You’re welcome!
CrossLam CLT Structurlam
Significantly lighter than the usual alternative, concrete, CrossLam CLT is made by layering panels of timber in two directions into a strong building solution for flooring, walls, roofs, and cores. Made with wood sourced from sustainably managed forests, StructurLam’s CLT is carbon negative. Alongside its reduced carbon footprint, its durable, easy-to-assemble system makes it ideal for public and commercial buildings, schools, healthcare facilities, and multifamily housing.
TerraLam CLT Sterling
Sterling’s CLT mats, made of renewable southern yellow pine, rely on a cross-grain technology that allows them to be durable and strong. They are made in three- and five-ply construction, which makes them lighter and stronger than mass timber alternatives. TerraLam is available in three sizes: 300 (8 feet by 14 feet), 504 (4 feet by 16 feet), and 508 (8 feet by 16 feet).
Douglas Fir Glulam Beams Western Structures, Inc.
Western Structures fashions Douglas fir glulam beams by gluing panels of lumber together to make extraordinarily deep proportions. Ranging from 3 inches to 60 inches deep, with widths of up to 17 inches, these beams are ideal for a variety of projects.
Plywood CDX Panels Freres Lumber Co.
Touch-sanded in Lyons, Oregon, these plywood veneers are glued to form a range of plywood panels available in a variety of sizes: 5/16 inch 3-ply, 3/8 inch 3-ply, 15/32 inch 4-ply and 5-ply, 19/32 inch 4-ply and 5-ply, 23/32 inch 5-ply, and 1 1/8 inch 7-ply. Certified by the APA, the panels meet the U.S. Product Standard PS 1-95.
CLT Panels and Glulam Beams DR Johnson Wood Innovations
Manufactured in a factory in Riddle, Oregon, these CLT panels are made of Douglas fir in 3-inch and 6-inch panels. Meanwhile, the Riddle laminators fabricate and glue structural glulam beams made of both Douglas fir and Alaskan Yellow Cedar at the same facilities.
DowelLam DLT StructureCraft
This all-wood mass timber Dowel Laminated panel system is incredibly versatile and offered with five different profiles: kerf, chamfered edge, square edge, fluted, and acoustic. Fully customizable, each format allows for a range of benefits, including sound absorption, aesthetic considerations, and structural performance.
Knotty and Nice
Seven wood surfaces to "spruce up" any room
From carbon-zero hardwood to pine designed by Kengo Kuma, these interior surfaces bring you the best in new wood surfacing.Burn Rustic Solid Pine - Vertical Collection Havwoods International Designed as interior cladding for walls and ceilings, Havwoods’ Vertical Collection of reclaimed solid pine planks and panels were milled to produce a seamless, interlocking system. Now available in an almost-obsidian hue, the new stain adds an air of darkness in both diagonal and straight configurations.
Futura Sound Fractal Wall Panels Plyboo
Futura Sound by Smith & Fong is a modular system of acoustic bamboo panels featuring geometric motifs that, when combined, diffuse sound. Plyboo offers the collection in a handful of charming monotone hues, from soft maple to warm birch to gray ash.
Coco Palm Plywood and Veneer Durapalm
Characterized by deep, rich mahogany tones and gritty, natural graining, these planks made from coconut palm trees are perfect for both commercial and residential applications. From somber gray to aggressive beige, Durapalm offers a variety of colors in plywood and veneer.
Jungle Mix Solid Hardwood Whole Forest
These hardwood planks are actually carbon negative, meaning that the wood Whole Forest sources from Ecuador is from 30 to 50 tropical tree species in a forest that’s kept sustainably intact. Put simply, large amounts of carbon are prevented from being released into the atmosphere through long-term conservation efforts. Available in a range of eclectic finishes, Jungle Mix flooring can be mixed and matched to create completely nontoxic flooring and walling.
Handcrafted Collection Nydree Flooring
Nydree combined marine-grade birch core with an acrylic finish to create real hardwood flooring that is ideal for high traffic areas. Perfect for those buildings that want or already have LEED standard certification, the benzophenone-free lamination actually strengthens the flooring by making it more dent-resistant than standard wood. The Handcrafted Collection is made by hand in both white oak and walnut.
Maritime Pine by Kengo Kuma ALPI
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma teamed up with Italian wood veneer manufacturer ALPI on a collection that emulates the ruggedness of pine native to the Mediterranean. Accentuated with deep cracks and “natural” irregularities in the veining, the bark design looks like it has a life force of its own.
Aromatic Cedar Columbia Forest Products
Bye-bye pests and mildew! Cedar protects kitchens, pantries, basements, and indoor spaces alike from odors with its inherent natural properties (especially its scent). Columbia Forest Products ¼-inch-by-4-feet-by-8-feet aromatic cedar plywood panels are offered in both mirrored and symmetrical styles.
From recycled composite boards to raw timber panels, these wooden decking solutions are strong and made to last.
Wood That Does You Good
Wood cladding products that can stand the test of time
Design facades that can endure the elements and look better with time. These exterior wood claddings offer sustainability, durability, and a touch of charm.
WOODWORKS Linear Solid Wood Panels Exterior Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions
Available in six custom finishes and stains, WOODWORKS Linear Solid Wood Panels are made of western hemlock. The 12-inch-by-96-inch linear panels attach to Armstrong’s Prelude EL Exterior system via screw fasteners. Perfect for creating seamless indoor-to-outdoor transitions, the exterior panels are designed to withstand the elements and are great for overhang and soffit applications.
Made by glue-laminating panels of Scandinavian pine together, Lunawood’s cladding boards are made in a thermal manufacturing process where wood is processed using only heat and steam, a technique nearly as natural as the wood itself. Available in planks with horizontal or vertical textures, the natural brown color of the wood can be retained using a surface finish or left untreated to patina.
Exterior Wood Cladding Accoya
Made of durable New Zealand-sourced pine, Exterior Wood Cladding is optimal for both large-scale commercial projects and detail-oriented residential designs. Accoya’s external wood siding is extremely durable, and it is available custom profiled to fit specific building designs and specifications.
Alu Siding Technowood
Pairing the charming aesthetic qualities of wood with the strength and resilience of aluminum, Technowood’s aluminum panels are laminated with natural wood veneers. Using less wood than typical siding applications, AluSiding is environmentally sustainable, lightweight, and recyclable.
Nature – Pure FunderMax
Characterized by the clearly defined lines naturally occurring in solid wood, Pure is FunderMax’s new color collection in its Nature collection wood-based cladding. Stark yet soft in its straightforward design, Pure is offered in four thicknesses and six finishes.