Product Picks: February 2018

Versatex Woodtone

Versatex Woodtone for Porch and Veranda Ceilings

Versatex has introduced a new woodtone, called “Amber” to its Canvas Series of PVC surfaces for porch and veranda ceilings. Like the original Canvas Series, the Amber shade conforms to the standard Versatex WP4 T&G profile, with tactile woodgrain laminate permanently bonded to moisture-resistant, cellular PVC. The Canvas Series is designed for any exterior or interior application where moistureresistance is an issue. Versatex manufactures the nominal 1″ x 6″ WP4 profile (actual thickness a full 3/4″) in 18′ lengths that can span up to 24″ on center. The matching 4″ crown moulding comes in 16′ lengths. The system provides a color-matched touchup kit for use on butt joints or fastener marks. www.versatex.com

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Tru-Post LED light

Tru-Scapes Tru-Post® LED light

The Tru-Post LED light accessory is designed to be featured on a fence gate, around a pool or along the railing of a deck. The lights are said to require a low voltage transformer for installation. The LED light design is a heavy gauge, fully powder coated aluminum fixture with a weathertight rubber gasket glass jar enclosure to protect the bulb and socket area as well as provide 360° of light output. Included is a 6′ line wire. Designed to fit: Standard 2″ x 2″ aluminum fence or railing posts (available in black only); Standard 2.5″ x 2.5″ aluminum fence or railing posts (available in black only); Standard 4″ x 4″ vinyl fence or railing posts (available in white only); Standard 4.5″ x 4.5″ Trex Transcend railing post (available in black, brown, and white). Light source is a 2.5W G4 LED bulb. www.tru-post.com


TerraMax flooring products

TerraMax Flooring Products

PremierBuilding Solutions has introduced TerraMax, a new ecofriendly family of flooring products. TerraMax products are available in a variety of strength and chemical components for various flooring applications including solid wood planks, stone inlays, vinyl flooring, acrylic planking, bamboo wood flooring, ceramic tile, engineered hardwood, plywood and more. TerraMax flooring products are backed by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, an industry-independent scientific testing organization that certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions. www.terramaxflooring.com


MoistureShield decking

MoistureShield Refine™ Decking

MoistureShield Refine line of decking is designed to present a combination of beauty and durability. The composite decking is built to be installed on the ground, in the ground, or underwater. The Refine line enhances MoistureShield’s proprietary moistureresistant core with an added layer of protection that features enriched natural coloring and enhanced durability to hide wear and tear, along with fade and stain resistance. Each Refine board is said to provide an advanced blend of enriched natural variegation and high definition wood-grain detail. Available in 1″ x 6″ (nominal) deck boards of 12′, 16′ and 20′ lengths and 12′ fascia boards. MoistureShield backs the products with a lifetime residential warranty and a 25-year fade and stain warranty. www.moistureshield.com


Milwaukee Drill Driver

Milwaukee® 12V Drill Driver and Hammer Drill

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the next generation of its M12 FUEL™ Drilling and Driving solutions. The completely redesigned M12 FUEL 1/2″ Drill Driver, M12 FUEL™ 1/2″ Hammer Drill are designed to perform a wide range of applications in the tightest of spaces. The new M12 FUEL™ 1/2″ Drill Driver and M12 FUEL™ 1/2″ Hammer Drill are said to be the most capable, lightest weight, and most compact tools in their class. These are also the only 12V tools on the market with an all-metal 1/2″ chuck, giving them the power to perform a wide range of applications. Each features a POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor that delivers up to 1700 RPM’s and 350in-lbs of peak torque. Weighing 2.8lbs with battery and 6.6″ in length, both tools are designed for overhead applications and tight spaces, optimal for MEP, HVAC, MRO and remodelers. www.milwaukeetool.com


TYTAN subfloor adhesive

TYTAN® Subfloor Adhesive

Formulated for installing OSB, plywood, treated lumber, composite decking and other materials, TYTAN’s new Subfloor Adhesive is made of high yield polyurethane developed to meet stringent environmental regulations while offering easy and efficient installation. Available in 20 oz. cans with straw applicators, or 29 oz. professional cans that require gun applicators. 12″, 22″, or 39″ gun applicators available. The product is designed to prevent floor squeaks and is said to work in a variety of temperatures including wet or frozen surfaces. One can is said to replace 12 28-oz. caulk adhesives. www.tytan.com


Dewalt tripod light

DEWALT® 20V MAX Cordless Tripod Light

DEWALT’s new 20V MAX Cordless Tripod Light is designed to illuminate dark work areas and withstand tough jobsite conditions. The 20V MAX Cordless Tripod Light is compatible with all DEWALT 20V MAX and FLEXVOLT® batteries. The light has three brightness settings and illuminates works areas with a maximum output of 3,000 lumens. Its telescoping design sets up in seconds and collapses for easy portability and storage. Users can position the light overhead to reduce shadows and glare as well as illuminate hazards, workstations, and equipment. The light can also help provide contrast and color visibility for detailed tasks or to direct light at work surfaces. The light comes with the standard DEWALT 3-year limited warranty, 1 year free service, and 90- day money back guarantee. www.dewalt.com


DAP Garage Frame filler

DAP Platinum Patch™ Advanced Exterior Filler

DAP has introduced Platinum Patch™ Advanced Exterior Filler. Formulated with advanced Weather Max™ Technology, Platinum Patch is developed to provide all-weather protection and superior multi-material adhesion for demanding exterior repairs. Platinum Patch is said to provide weatherproof protection preventing discoloration, cracking, crumbling or other damage. The hydrophobic surface provides a waterproof repair that won’t swell, soften, blister or break down and also is mold, mildew and algae resistant. Its strong adhesion to porous and non-porous materials, including metal, composite, PVC, fiber cement, wood, vinyl and more, is said to make the product ideal for exterior applications. Platinum Patch is designed to be sandable, paintable and 24-hour rain-ready, and available in a variety of sizes. www.dap.com


LJ Stair System

L.J. Smith® Stair Systems Linear Collection

The Linear Collection from L.J. Smith Stair Systems now includes a variety of metal newels. First launched in 2016, the contemporary stair system includes marine-grade stainless steel cable along with brushed stainless-steel tube designed for a sleek stairway appearance. The company’s modern and code-compliant handrail options (available in Red Oak or Hard Maple) are designed to create a clean, refined look for the stair system. L.J. Smith offers a dozen new metal newel posts, all sized and pre-drilled for simple installation of the company’s Marine Grade 316 stainless steel cables and fitting. Box treads are available, designed to create a modern and open stairway. The company also offers newel mounting kits, post protector tubes, and reminds installers that the swageless cable fittings. www.ljsmith.com

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