Levitating doors among hot trends
February 6, 2018
The home show season is in swing across Canada and the U.S., and new products are appearing that may prove a hit in the home renovation sector.
We highlight three new products that homeowners may be requesting for their makeover.
Levitating shower doors: Based on the same concept of repelling magnets that allow high-speed trains, the Maglev Glide is a shower door that floats on magnets and operates without any rollers or hinges. “Just like the Maglev train we've added high grade stainless steel vertical wheels which do not support any weight and have minimal contact while providing maximum stabilization,” according to the manufacturer.
“Green” deck tiles: Spotted at the National Association of Home Builders’ show in Florida this year—where it was a show favourite—the new DekTeck Tile deck products are stylish and sustainable. They may look like wood but are precast with a concrete and limestone mix. DekTek’s concrete tiles do not contain the toxic chemicals frequently found in pressure-treated lumber or hybrid wood deck products—no trees are cut down.
Stick-on wood accent walls: This may be more of a DIY product, but it could catch on for quick renos and condo upgrades. The Artis Wall uses real wood plank that can be mounted quickly on walls to achieve an authentic-looking rustic accent. U.S.-based Waddell Manufacturing is pitching the Artis Wall online at about $15 per square foot, Canadian. See artiswall.com