Kit covers outdated tile
Rust-Oleum’s new Tile Transformations kit lets you update the look of outdated bathroom and kitchen tile.
The kit contains an epoxy coating that creates a stone look. The process involves three steps — preparing the surface, applying a texturized bond coat and then applying a stone-like finish.
The finish is durable enough for use in areas with prolonged water exposure, such as showers, tubs, kitchen backsplashes and ceramic tile countertops.
Each kit covers 50 square feet and contains most of the necessary supplies. Suggested retail, $119.99, Home Depot.
You know you love singing in the shower. But why stop when the water does?
Kohler’s new Moxie shower head has an integrated Bluetooth speaker that syncs with a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or MP3 player to stream your favorite tunes. The speaker is removable, so you can move it around the house or recharge the battery. The shower head is available with a spray of either 2 or 2½ grams per minute, in either a white or polished chrome finish.
Suggested retail, $199 and is available from home centers and other retailers that sell Kohler products or find a store at www.us.kohler.com.
Easy to install kitchen faucet
The Allora Faucet with EZ Anchor by Delta makes installation a breeze. Make the water connections and the rest of the mounting happens above deck. No more sore head from banging it under the sink or tight fits. From $440, deltafaucet.com.
No more messy leaks
KraftMaid has introduced the Coreguard Sink Base Cabinet. This kitchen base cabinet has a seamless synthetic pan built into the structure to catch under-sink links, elminating the mess and preventing the cabinet floor from rotting. From $225, kraftmaid.com
Soybean surface is strong, light & green
The next generation in solid surfacing? Soybeans? Soy-oil based urethane is combined with powdered glass to create a scratch-resistant countertop that’s at least 20 percent lighter than other solid surfaces, like Corian—and about one-third the price. From $15 per square foot; ecotecss.com