Pipeless island range hood, what’s next? Photo by: Snaidero.com
An Italian kitchen maker Snaidero alongside an appliance maker Falmec have designed an island range hood that uses “innovative controlled bipolar ionisation technology” to do much more than just extract air from the kitchen. This technology eliminates odors, removes bacteria and viruses, and overall purifies the air without the need for exhaust pipes. Gizmag.com recently posted an article about this new hood and about how it works. No word on how it handles a grease fire though. It seems like it’s a big step up from the charcoal recycle filters.
What other cool new technologies are out there? We want to hear about any new gadgets for the home you might know of as well as any you would like to see come out.
Jyco Sealing Technologies has decided to take its automotive skills to the home. The company announced recently that they will apply their TVP technology into residential and commercial windows. This technology, introduced to the car market in North America in 2000, has proven to withstand the toughest conditions: rain, snow, freezing rain, sub-zero temperatures and brutal heat and humidity. PRWeb wrote an interesting article explaining more about the advantages of using Jyco‘s TVP windows.
Would you want to put these windows in a customer‘s home?
Jyco Sealing Technologies is well known as an automotive supplier. Now it’s products are available for the home. Photo by: PDPhoto.org
Selecting the right materials mix is important to the success of any building project. There are always new materials turning up in the marketplace. Let me tell you about one that I particularly like. Bondera ™ (www.bonderatilematset.com) TileMatSet is a pressure-sensitive adhesive on a roll that replaces thinset mortar or Mastic adhesive in all kinds of tile applications. It’s a much more forgiving material – it’s almost like a double-stick tape (but waterproof, mold resistant and green). So it’s easy to use, easy to step away from in the midst of a project and not nearly as messy as thinset mortar. Plus this stuff is durable (did I mention that it’s waterproof?). Let me know about your favorite new materials – post a comment here. I’ll share everything with the rest of the class. Here’s a video of Mark from MyFixItUpLife talking about the advantages of Bondera at the most recent remodeler’s show.