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Xiasil Launches New Stone & Stainless Steel Sealer

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Xiasil Launches New Stone & Stainless Steel Sealer

Posted on 24 June 2019 by cradmin

Xiasil Incorporated launched a new product that is changing the way people seal and polish natural stone surfaces and stainless steel. The product, SimpleCoat, is made of a proprietary formula free of chemical solvents, water, petroleum distillates, BPA, parabens, phthalates, VOCs, fragrance, or dyes. It is 100 percent non-toxic and food safe. According to the company, it is easy to use and requires no curing time or special tools or techniques to apply.

“As an engineer, I’m always trying to figure out better solutions to both simple and complex problems that people face every day,” says Scott Hinton, chemical engineer and creator of SimpleCoat. “After being unhappy with traditional stone sealing and stainless steel polishing products on the market, I sought to find a better way to seal and protect the surfaces in my home.”

Because of the porous nature of stone, surface sealers are crucial for protecting natural stone materials. Unprotected stone surfaces collect dirt and grime in cracks and pores, which can harbor bacteria that can lead to irreversible staining, odor or damage.

For metal surfaces such as stainless steel, SimpleCoat reduces streaking, helps to prevent fingerprints, aids in reducing corrosion, and improves the overall shine and look of the surface. SimpleCoat’s coverage rate amounts to eight fluid ounces covering 3,000 sq. ft. of natural stone and up to 7,000 sq. ft. of stainless steel.

The development of SimpleCoat included extensive market research in the forms of a national market survey on the visual identity of the product, as well as product and user experience focus groups. The information gathered from this research helped to influence decisions about the product’s name, visual identity and marketing of SimpleCoat.

SimpleCoat is being sold exclusively on Amazon and is available for purchase now.

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Federal Brace Announces Return of Stainless Steel Island Countertops

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Federal Brace Announces Return of Stainless Steel Island Countertops

Posted on 16 November 2018 by cradmin

Federal Brace announced the return of Stainless Steel Island Countertops to its product line. Federal Brace customers can now quickly achieve the chef’s kitchen look with this beautiful, sleek, & outstanding quality prep surface in the standard island size of 50” x 26” x 1.5”. Custom Stainless Steel Countertop sizes are also now available.

Once primarily found only in restaurants & commercial kitchens, stainless steel is rapidly gaining popularity in residential applications for homeowners who have similar (albeit on a smaller-scale) needs: a durable, stain-resistant, non-porous, & heat-tolerant surface – with a contemporary, modern flair.

There is no need to fear food coloring, oils, beets, acids, wine or grape juice any longer. Stainless steel is the perfect surface for households with young children (or those young at heart). When accidents happen, put worries aside because clean up is fast & easy.

You may also be interested in this video about fabricating a stainless steel countertop

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Blanco Launches PRECISION R0 Farmhouse Sink

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Blanco Launches PRECISION R0 Farmhouse Sink

Posted on 02 May 2018 by cradmin

BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, launched the new PRECISION R0 Farmhouse Sink crafted of its revolutionary DURINOX stainless steel material. Scratch and fingerprint resistant, DURINOX is the latest innovation from the artisans at BLANCO STEELART® featuring a completely unique look and feel with two times the strength of traditional stainless steel.

Tailored to a hard-working and sophisticated kitchen, the PRECISION R0 modernizes a classic style complete with a velvety, matte finish and sleek silhouette. Featuring crisp, zero radius seams and an on-trend farmhouse style, the PRECISION R0 combines superior strength and unsurpassed resilience in its design.

“With each year comes a new challenge to create products that are not only beautiful and functional, but also raise the bar within the industry,” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “For us, that product is the PRECISION R0 featuring our patented DURINOX material. We’ve overcome the challenge of keeping stainless steel sinks looking fresh by engineering a material that will not only resist scratches and fingerprints, but will maintain its luster and durability within even the hardest working kitchen.”

Created using technology inspired by the aerospace industry, DURINOX is an exclusive patent pending material by BLANCO. The company describes DURINOX  as “Extremely resistant to scratches and impervious to fingerprints.”

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Braxton-Bragg Announces New Product Partnerships

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Braxton-Bragg Announces New Product Partnerships

Posted on 03 April 2018 by cradmin

Braxton-Bragg CEO, Rick Stimac, announced that three new product lines will be available this Spring, giving Braxton-Bragg customers a wider choice of products for stone fabrication and covering the CNC market.

Braxton-Bragg will once again partner with Terminator, offering the complete line of Terminator brand blades, CNC tooling, and resin- and metal-bonded diamond tooling. In production for more than 24 years, the Terminator line of stone fabrication products is well know in the industry.

In addition, Braxton-Bragg is now offering the full line of Diamut premium CNC tooling, including blades, core bits and other diamond abrasives. For more than 30 years, Diamut has manufactured a complete range of diamond tools for stone, glass, and synthetic materials. Diamut tooling works on the majority of the machines on the market today, and is recognized industry-wide.

Braxton-Bragg’s new surgical-grade stainless steel sinks hold up to heavy use, are suitable for any new or remodeled kitchen and report to be easily maintained and cleaned.

You may also be interested in this article about Neolith expanding production.

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Ruvati Introduces 45-in. Workstation Sink

Posted on 14 December 2017 by cradmin

Ruvati 45-in Workstation SinkRuvati introduced the 45-in. Workstation Sink. Kitchen functionality is taken to a whole new level with this 45-in. long workstation sink that converts the kitchen sink to a full-fledged work space. It is made from 16 gauge premium 304 grade stainless steel (18/10 Chromium/Nickel) and is resistant to rusting. Heavy duty sound guard padding and undercoating on the outside of the sink on all sides provide sound insulation against noise and thermal insulation against condensation.

The sink comes with an array of built-in accessories and two tiered tracks on the front and back for the accessories to slide on. Both the included cutting boards will fit on either top or lower track, and can slide one on top of the other. The cutting boards are flat on one side, but when flipped, convert into a tray with raised edges. When more countertop space is needed, the two cutting boards can be placed side by side on the top or lower track and will cover almost the entire sink. The reversible cutting boards are constructed of sapele wood (African Mahogany) – a luxurious hardwood that has a beautiful finish and handles water well.

The 10-in. deep bowl gives plenty of space in the sink and features a 1-in. slope from one end of the sink to the drain. The sink is reversible so it can be installed with the drain on left or right side.

Also included with the workstation sink are two stainless steel colanders – one deep and one shallow that slide on the lower track. The roll-up rack fits on the top track and is ideal as a dish drying rack. It is constructed of stainless steel bars and a flexible silicone frame allowing it to be folded to the right size or rolled up tightly for storage when not in use. Two stainless steel rinse grids sit on the bottom of the sink and cover the entire bottom of the sink bowl.

You may also be interested in this article about HI-MACS solid surface sinks and basins.

 

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Video-Ideas Customers Should Consider When Choosing Countertops

Posted on 11 October 2017 by cradmin

This video, produced by Universal Marble & Granite provides a good list of considerations that should be discussed with customers when they are selecting what materials to use for their countertop needs. It discusses a variety of options, from granite and natural stones to solid surface to quartz surfacing, stainless steel and laminates. It also shows various examples of countertops and talks about the reasons why each of these choices might come into play.

While somewhat simple, is refreshingly balanced, and is worth a watch when professionals are determining sales points to discuss with their own customers. Certainly setting expectations is key to creating satisfied buyers that will not only bring repeat business, but also put out good word of mouth.

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BLANCO Releases New QUATRUS R15 Apron Front Sink

Posted on 02 August 2017 by cradmin

unnamedBLANCO, the German manufacturer of sinks and faucets, has introduced the new QUATRUS R15 Apron Front Super Single Bowl. The company states that the QUATRUS R15 brings convenience and durability to the kitchen with its single bowl apron front style, satin finish, and large corner radius.

The QUATRUS R15 includes a 304 series 18 gauge stainless steel material with a bowl depth of nine inches. The apron dimensions are 32 in. by 2 in. by 9 in.  This sink features an apron front style, single bowl, satin finish, limited lifetime warranty, and has an additional accessory option of a bottom grid.

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Just Manufacturing Introduces Enviro Series 60° Laundry Sink System

Posted on 21 June 2017 by cradmin

Stainless Steel Laundry SinkThe new Enviro Series 60° Laundry Sink System, designed and manufactured by Just Manufacturing, features an integral washboard at the front of the stainless steel sink. According to the company this sink is ideal for heavy-use laundry care environments in high rise apartments and residences with mudrooms and utility rooms. The system includes Just Manufacturing’s Integra Flow feature for preventing sink overflow incidents with a heavy gauge stainless steel drain system, a lint-collecting drain screen, heavy gauge cup strainer and a pull down, single-handle gooseneck faucet, available in PVD polished chrome or brushed nickel finishes.

To maximize work space and sink capacity, Enviro Series washboard sinks are manufactured with straight sides. The straight sides allow for maximum inner bowl capacity and radius corners that are much easier to clean.

Enviro Series 60° Laundry Sinks are available as drop-in and undermount models. Drop-in models include Just Manufacturing’s quick install top-mount Grip-Rim® Plus self-rimming installation system which can reportedly reduce installation time by up to 50 percent.

All Enviro Series 60° Laundry Sinks are made utilizing heavy duty, 16 gauge, type 304 stainless steel with satin finish and fully undercoated to reduce sound. Additionally, Just Manufacturing stainless steel sinks and fixtures are made in the USA with 100 percent American steel and certified for ARRA project work specifications. USA milled stainless steel is also 90 percent recycled.

You may also be interested in this article Stone Forest Offers Copper Farmhouse Sink.

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2017 Outdoor Kitchen Trends

Posted on 17 May 2017 by cradmin

DKCR305H_Outdoor-Kitchen-Granite-Countertop_4x3.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.1280.960Last year, outdoor kitchens hit their peak popularity, but the design is still going strong as we hit Spring 2017. Not much is really new this year, but focuses are shifting and specific materials are gaining support for their abilities to deal with the environment. To put it in other words, outdoor kitchens and countertops in 2017 are all about refinement.

“A satellite kitchen allows [the consumer] to spend time with guests rather than running back and forth to the house to prepare and serve the food and drinks,” Jennifer Uihlein Straszewski, executive vice-president of under-counter refrigerator manufacturer U-Line told Real Living. “Homeowners are going to great lengths to transform the traditional patio area into a fully functioning outdoor room.”

Trending Features

Following are the features consumers are looking for in their 2017 outdoor kitchens:

  • 62392The grill is the centerpiece of the kitchen. The grills in this year’s installations can do just about anything your stovetop can do and much, much more. Therefore, many households like to feature the grill as the kitchen’s centerpiece. Some prefer charcoal for its rustic flavor while others like the amenities of propane or a direct line of natural gas.
  • Comfort and entertainment are top priorities. Without comfortable lounging areas and several entertainment options, an outdoor kitchen is just a place to cook food. With these amenities, the kitchen becomes the hub of activity in the backyard. Sports, table games, TV and video games are all options today.
  • Find space for appliances…and the kitchen sink. The modern outdoor kitchen is just as self-sufficient as indoor kitchens, complete with refrigerators, dishwashers wine coolers, keg taps, ice machines and much more.
  • Make pizza the Old World way. One of America’s favorite foods is pizza, so it only makes sense that outdoor pizza ovens would eventually see a surge in popularity. Pizza ovens come in several types, such as wood-fired stone, gas-fired stone, stand-alone ovens, solar or stainless steel with a state-of-the-art digital controller.

Countertop Materials

outdoor grill ideas 7Outdoor countertops are not simply for food preparation. Like indoor kitchens, countertops provide a communal area where hosts and guests can gather, talk and enjoy company in the fresh air.

When it comes to outdoor countertops, granite is considered king, but several other materials have also come to the forefront of this milieu, including soapstone, concrete, stainless steel and tile.

While quartz is gaining on granite’s popularity indoors, it is not considered suitable in outdoor settings because the colors often fade quickly in direct sunlight. Along the same vein, laminate cannot be used because exposure to rain and humidity will cause it to bend and warp.

  • Granite – Granite is the top choice for outdoor countertops because it is durable and can withstand a wide range of environmental conditions. The heat of the sun will not damage granite, and it is unusual for colors to fade. With the proper sealant, granite can be protected from mold growth and stains. Finally, according to the average prices set forth by HGTV, granite is quite affordable at $50 to $100 per sq. ft. for the consumer.
  • Soapstone – According to Premier Surfaces, soapstone is an ideal choice for outdoor countertops because its high density makes this surface resistant to heat and stains, colors usually do not fade and it does not require any sealers. However, it is recommended to treat soapstone with a specialized mineral oil that enhances the maturation of the color.
  • Concrete – Although concrete tends to run a little pricier than other countertop materials, it is expected to make the highest gains of them all in 2017. As long as the concrete is reinforced with steel rebar, you don’t have to worry about it cracking. Concrete must also be regularly sealed to prolong its color, finish and overall lifespan.
  • Stainless Steel – Stainless steel is a great option because it is durable and looks great next to a barbecue grill. It is also easy to clean and maintain, and stainless stell can last a lifetime.
  • Tile – At $10 to $30 per sq. ft., tile is, by far, the most affordable option for outdoor countertops. In addition to creating an easy entry into an outdoor kitchen for those on a budget, tile also offers a wide assortment of colors and patterns. The bad news is that in colder regions, temperature changes can cause the grout to crack. The good news is that installers can upsell freeze-proof tiles and other protections.

If you are installing outdoor kitchens or fabricating outdoor countertops, we would like to hear from you. Send us photos of your work to [email protected], and I’ll post them right here with a caption.

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Chemetal Adds New Patterns to Classic Collection

Posted on 21 April 2017 by cradmin

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Chemetal added new choices to its Classic Metals Collection. Now with the additions of Brushed Golden Aluminum and Brushed Stainless Steel, these high pressure laminate (HPL) and solid metals are part of the company’s most popular collection. According to the company these materials are a great way to easily create the modern and luxurious look of real metal in interior spaces.  Classic Metals are available in 40 design choices and include brushed, stainless, brass, copper and bronze options.

The company states that Classic Metals in the 700, 800 and 900 Series are best suited to vertical and light duty horizontal use. Available as inlays, cut-to-size pieces, strips and more,they can be ordered with a laminate backer for installation or as solid anodized aluminum, which is ideal for bending and creating clean edges.

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