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    Concrete Waterproofing Restoration

    Kryton International Inc. has developed the Hydrostop Restore & Protect System, a three-step restoration and protection system for above-grade concrete structures. The first step uses a non-shrink waterproof grout to repair cracks and defects at the concrete surface. The second step coats the surface with a polymerized, cementitious slurry, which provides a durable barrier to water and chemical intrusion. The third step uses a blended silane-siloxane sealer to create a long-lasting water repellant. This suite of products can extend the life of aging concrete infrastructure and buildings, providing a less expensive, less disruptive alternative to total replacement.


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    Clay Brick Permeable Paver

    Pine Hall Brick offers the StormPave™ clay brick paver for use in permeable paving systems. The pavers allow water to drain between them thanks to large spacer nibs, while joint openings are kept narrower than one-half inch (1.3 centimeters) to comply with ADA requirements. Strong, durable, and colorfast, the pavers offer a high infiltration rate when installed in a "best practice" permeable pavement system, and can contribute to LEED credits. Each unit measures 4 by 8 inches (10.2 by 20.3 centimeters), with an 8.5% void area. Available in thicknesses of 2.25 or 2.75 inches (5.7 or 7.0 centimeters).


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    Faux-Wood Vinyl Flooring

    Mats Inc. offers the Floorworks® Planks Collection, a contract floor covering made of heterogeneous vinyl that emulates the appearance of wood planks, with the wear performance, durability, and easy maintenance of vinyl. Available in 17 imitation-wood color groups, including bamboo (pictured), oak, maple, walnut, pine, and the new strip wood series. Total thickness of the flooring is 3.0 millimeters (approximately 1/8 inch). Installation options include no wax, stainproof, non-slip, and glueless. The product contains 28% pre-consumer recycled content, and is produced in an ISO 9001-certified and ISO 14001-certified facility using high-quality films, a 20-mil wear layer, and UV-cured polyurethane coating. Possible LEED credits.



    Double-Hung Wood Windows

    JELD-WEN has enhanced its line of Custom Wood Double-Hung Windows with a concealed jambliner and tilt latch, a window opening control device, and an optional larger bottom rail. The jambliner (exposed track) has been completely covered with matching interior wood species and finish, delivering a cleaner, more historically accurate design. The concealed tilt latch allows the window to tilt for easy cleaning while achieving a design pressure rating of up to 50. The window opening control device limits the bottom sash opening to 4 inches (10 centimeters) for controlled ventilation. The optional heftier bottom rail measures 3.5 inches (9 centimeters).


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    Sustainable Upholstery Fabric

    "Sting" from Camira is an upholstery fabric that combines pure new wool (75 percent) with bast fiber derived from cultivated nettle plants (25 percent), without the need for any chemical processing or additives. The design expresses a natural rustic charm, with a soft, tasteful color palette inspired by the English countryside and hedgerow. Camira was the first UK textile company to meet the environmental management standard ISO 14001, in 1996. Sustainable production measures include waste diversion and energy-efficient high-speed looms. The company's textiles are manufactured in England and Lithuania, with a North American distribution center in Indianapolis.



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