From hand tools to home security, the following new products represent companies that brought home the hardware during the 2011 Golden Hammer Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The eight products collected here reflect the diversity of the 32 Golden Hammer vendor companies, and the innovation of the winners.
Quikrete HardScapes Polymeric Jointing Sand
Quikrete HardScapes Polymeric Jointing Sand is a polymeric jointing, non-staining sand graded for sweeping into paving stone joints, including interlocking concrete and brick pavers and natural stone up to 2 ins. wide. The sand hardens to lock pavers in place when dampened, providing a stable surface that is resistant to erosion, weed growth and insects, while staying pliable for naturally occurring freeze-thaw cycles. (quikrete.com)
Clopay Canyon Ridge Collection
Clopay is introducing a factory-painted white finish option — which includes two coats of white paint followed by a top coat — to its Canyon Ridge Collection garage door line. The doors are constructed from a durable, low-maintenance material that looks like real wood, offering a rustic appearance, design flexibility and customization. The cladding is UV- and moisture-resistant. In addition, the doors are well insulated with a 19.2 R-value. Windows and an expanded line of decorative hardware options are also available. (clopaydoor.com)
Kohler Numi Toilet
Kohler’s Numi toilet combines design, technology and water efficiency to offer what the company calls “a new standard of excellence in the bathroom.” Front sensors react to the user’s movement when entering the room to perform hands-free opening and closing of the cover. Floor-level motion engages sensors that raise and lower the seat. A touch-screen remote, which