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Industry Trends offers you exclusive, actionable intelligence on industry and product trends. This section covers leading companies that greatly influence trends in the hardware industry. It also provides insights into global demand, market research and hot products on e-commerce websites.

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Miter saw fence auto-sets precise cut length

Miter saw fence auto-sets precise cut length

April 27, 2017

Autoset gets dimensions from Bluetooth measuring tapes and adjusts cutting points 0.4mm close to user’s desired targets.

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Wi-Fi solar light connects to app, social media sites

Wi-Fi solar light connects to app, social media sites

April 26, 2017

The HSSL lamp delivers security and environment alerts to gadgets.

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Amazon Best Sellers in weatherproofing window insulation kits: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in weatherproofing window insulation kits: See China alternatives

April 21, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling weatherproofing window insulation kits on Amazon.com as of April 21, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Lawn mower goes solar, compact

Lawn mower goes solar, compact

April 20, 2017

The Aurinco lawn mower saves energy and is easy to store.

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Amazon Best Sellers in household window fans: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in household window fans: See China alternatives

April 12. 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling household window fans on Amazon.com as of April 12, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Top bathroom, kitchen upgrades

Top bathroom, kitchen upgrades

April 11, 2017

Aging in place and the shift to outdoors push demand up for popular products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in light sockets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in light sockets: See China alternatives

April 07, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling light sockets on Amazon.com as of April 7, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Smart automatic dispensers soap-, sanitizer-saving

Gallery View: Smart automatic dispensers soap-, sanitizer-saving

April 07, 2017

Models that let out liquid at controlled and preset doses, or in mist modes, are on the rise.

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Automatic towel dryer can be brought anywhere

Automatic towel dryer can be brought anywhere

April 06, 2017

The Whoosh warmer is adjustable for easy portability and attachment to existing towel bars.

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Bluetooth solar garden light floats on water

Bluetooth solar garden light floats on water

April 05, 2017

The Playbulb Solar light is water resistant up to 1.5m.

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Doorbell designed for the hearing-impaired

Doorbell designed for the hearing-impaired

March 31, 2017

The Light Bell switches bulbs on and off when the visitor presses it.

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Amazon Best Sellers in sprayers: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in sprayers: See China alternatives

March 30, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling sprayers on Amazon.com as of March 30, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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'Hot' products, trends that build future cities

'Hot' products, trends that build future cities

March 29, 2017

Developments in smart and green homes and buildings are poised to drive growth of multiple product categories.

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Amazon Best Sellers in bathroom mirrors: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in bathroom mirrors: See China alternatives

March 23, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling bathroom mirrors on Amazon.com as of March 23, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smart indoor garden system is modular

Smart indoor garden system is modular

March 21, 2017

Citysens' plant holders can be easily clipped on top of each other.

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Gallery View: Space-saving, practical toilets make a splash

Gallery View: Space-saving, practical toilets make a splash

March 17, 2017

Recently launched models look sleek and less bulky, and are easy to use.

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Amazon Best Sellers in cordless electric power screwdrivers: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in cordless electric power screwdrivers: See China alternatives

March 16, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling cordless electric power screwdrivers on Amazon.com as of March 16, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Global hand tools market to hit $12.21 billion by 2021

Global hand tools market to hit $12.21 billion by 2021

March 15, 2017

Rise in construction and DIY projects worldwide increases sales.

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Wooden switch cover shows laser-engraved designs

Wooden switch cover shows laser-engraved designs

March 14, 2017

CowTech's oak laminate light switch plate can have nature, lace, flag or custom themes.

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Global engineered wood market worth $41.3 million by 2022

Global engineered wood market worth $41.3 million by 2022

March 09, 2017

Demand grows as applications and awareness on product advantages increase.

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Amazon Best Sellers in indoor gardening & hydroponics: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in indoor gardening & hydroponics: See China alternatives

March 09, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling indoor gardening systems on Amazon.com as of March 9, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Bamboo matches hardwood's strength

Bamboo matches hardwood's strength

March 08, 2017

Canes can now be modified into sustainable yet durable alternatives to wood used in industrial lifts and building.

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Switch cover is also automatic night light

Switch cover is also automatic night light

March 02, 2017

SnapPower SwitchLight integrates a sensor that turns on or off its LED, and an adjuster for brightness.

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Amazon Best Sellers in masking tape: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in masking tape: See China alternatives

March 02, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling masking tape on Amazon.com as of March 2, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Top 3 brick styles for 2017

Top 3 brick styles for 2017

March 01, 2017

Makers reveal the in-demand types of bricks for the year.

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Amazon Best Sellers in latches: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in latches: See China alternatives

February 24, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling latches on Amazon.com as of February 24, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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This shrink wrap can make homes cool

This shrink wrap can make homes cool

February 23, 2017

The new cooling material is made of TPX and radiation-reflecting glass beads.

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Prefabricated home slides into multitier rack

Prefabricated home slides into multitier rack

February 22, 2017

The design allows for easy replacement, customization and out-of-site repairing.

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Amazon Best Sellers in snow shovels: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in snow shovels: See China alternatives

February 16, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling snow shovels on Amazon.com as of February 16, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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This pendant light transforms into a desk lamp

This pendant light transforms into a desk lamp

February 15, 2017

The Duplex lamp features a funnellike shade that can stand on flat surfaces.

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Smart indoor gardens grow more than 50 plants

Smart indoor gardens grow more than 50 plants

February 14, 2017

New systems can support more crops yet feature simple controls.

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Cars, construction to make industrial fasteners a 116.5 billion market by 2022

Cars, construction to make industrial fasteners a 116.5 billion market by 2022

February 10, 2017

Externally threaded fasteners tops predicted high-growth product segments.

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Windowlike light brings in sunshine

Windowlike light brings in sunshine

February 08, 2017

The Sunlight LED Window uses a separate sensor to copy the brightness of light that passes through a real window.

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Donut-shaped power strip fits in a pocket

Donut-shaped power strip fits in a pocket

February 07, 2017

The Power Donut & Bagel is small but can charge multiple devices all at once.

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LED, 'smart' streetlights market worth $69.5 billion by 2026

LED, 'smart' streetlights market worth $69.5 billion by 2026

February 03, 2017

Improved energy efficiency and lower maintenance costs are driving adoption of these lighting products.

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New tile design can help mitigate flood

New tile design can help mitigate flood

February 02, 2017

Tredje Natur's modular tiles have holes and inner tunnel systems that direct water flow out of the streets.

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Pendant lamp projects 3D shade in various colors

Pendant lamp projects 3D shade in various colors

February 01, 2017

The LED POV lamp integrates spinning sticklike profiles that light up and form the shape of its shade.

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Amazon Best Sellers in house paint: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in house paint: See China alternatives

January 26, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling house paint on Amazon.com as of January 26, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smart bathroom mirror makes phone calls

Smart bathroom mirror makes phone calls

January 25, 2017

The fixture connects to gadgets via Bluetooth 4.0.

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Power strip is Amazon Echo-, Apple HomeKit-compatible

Power strip is Amazon Echo-, Apple HomeKit-compatible

January 24, 2017

The CommandKit power strip manages different home devices all at the same time.

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Gallery View: Stylish, easy-install PVC floorings stand out

Gallery View: Stylish, easy-install PVC floorings stand out

January 19, 2017

Models suit different interior styles and can be fixed on the floor effortlessly.

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Amazon Best Sellers in commercial lighted exit signs: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in commercial lighted exit signs: See China alternatives

January 19, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling commercial lighted exit signs on Amazon.com as of January 19, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Bowllike roof collects water, keeps homes cool

Bowllike roof collects water, keeps homes cool

January 18, 2017

The concave dome roof suits homes in arid places.

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Ceiling tile is wireless device charger

Ceiling tile is wireless device charger

January 17, 2017

The Cota tile from Ossia makes use of radio waves to sense and transmit energy to compatible low-power devices.

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Amazon Best Sellers in shower faucets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in shower faucets: See China alternatives

January 12, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling shower faucets on Amazon.com as of January 12, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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App-controlled switch can dim lights on schedule

App-controlled switch can dim lights on schedule

January 11, 2017

The upgraded version of the WeMo light switch allows programming of a range of brightness levels.

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This shower lets you set water warmth via an app

This shower lets you set water warmth via an app

January 10, 2017

The innovative fixture connects to mobile phones through Wi-Fi.

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Amazon Best Sellers in toolboxes: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in toolboxes: See China alternatives

January 05, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling toolboxes on Amazon.com as of January 5, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Ceramic tile changes design, shows videos

Ceramic tile changes design, shows videos

January 04, 2017

The new digital tile functions as versatile wallpaper.

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Amazon Best Sellers in screws: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in screws: See China alternatives

December 29, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling screws on Amazon.com as of December 29, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Lawn mower creates patterns on grass

Lawn mower creates patterns on grass

December 29, 2016

The Grassffiti lawn mower flattens grass according to the design users draw on an app.

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A sneak peek at the top window trends for 2017

A sneak peek at the top window trends for 2017

December 28, 2016

Seamless, smart and modern describe the prevalent window styles for the upcoming year.

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Amazon Best Sellers in electrical ballasts: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in electrical ballasts: See China alternatives

December 22, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling electrical ballasts on Amazon.com as of December 22, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Height-adjustable LED garden kit has 'smart' soil

Height-adjustable LED garden kit has 'smart' soil

December 21, 2016

Smart Garden 9's soil gives plants adequate water, air and nutrients without the need for constant monitoring by the owner.

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Mini desk rhino is stylish, tough hammer

Mini desk rhino is stylish, tough hammer

December 20, 2016

The decorative Rhino Hammer from Taiwan pounds easily nails on various surfaces and resists rust.

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Amazon Best Sellers in silicone caulk: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in silicone caulk: See China alternatives

December 16, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling silicone caulk on Amazon.com as of December 16, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Global emergency lights market to hit $5.18 billion by 2020

Global emergency lights market to hit $5.18 billion by 2020

December 14, 2016

Power outages in many regions are pushing demand up.

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Past meets present: 10 ceramic tile styles for 2017

Past meets present: 10 ceramic tile styles for 2017

December 13, 2016

New designs have emerged but trendy finishes from the past are making a comeback with modern elements or more intricate details.

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Amazon Best Sellers in plywood: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in plywood: See China alternatives

December 08, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling plywood on Amazon.com as of December 8, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Modular house makers build resilient designs

Gallery View: Modular house makers build resilient designs

December 07, 2016

New structures are highly resistant to harsh environmental conditions and corrosion.

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Paint can draw energy for homes, cars

Paint can draw energy for homes, cars

December 06, 2016

A new kind of paint converts heat to electricity more efficiently than thermoelectric generators.

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Lightweight MDF panels turn into rigid cores

Lightweight MDF panels turn into rigid cores

December 02, 2016

The new panel type can be used for furniture, decoration and interior walls.

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Amazon Best Sellers in high-temperature tape: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in high-temperature tape: See China alternatives

November 29, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling high-temperature tape on Amazon.com as of November 29, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Bathroom mirror also lets you see your back clearly

Bathroom mirror also lets you see your back clearly

November 29, 2016

This new mirror uses a camera that delivers high resolution and LEDs for a more vivid reflection.

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Gallery View: India garden ornaments creative, long-lasting

Gallery View: India garden ornaments creative, long-lasting

November 25, 2016

Decorative and functional pieces feature distinct details and are rust-resistant.

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Smart lock secures cabinets once it senses an earthquake

Smart lock secures cabinets once it senses an earthquake

November 24, 2016

The Smart Lock system locks storage furniture automatically via motion-activated sensors or by smartphones to help protect quickly valuables during disasters.

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Amazon Best Sellers in hardware hasps: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in hardware hasps: See China alternatives

November 23, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling hardware hasps on Amazon.com as of November 23, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Portable safe reminds, alerts via text, e-mail, app

Portable safe reminds, alerts via text, e-mail, app

November 17, 2016

The iKeyp smart safe notifies its owner of theft and scheduled reminders.

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Amazon Best Sellers in miniature circuit breakers: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in miniature circuit breakers: See China alternatives

November 16, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling miniature circuit breakers on Amazon.com as of November 16, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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3D-printed indoor gardening system uses water from its fish tank

3D-printed indoor gardening system uses water from its fish tank

November 15, 2016

AquaTree gets some water containing carbon dioxide and nitrites to nourish plants and circulates it back filtered for the fishes.

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Amazon Best Sellers in power drills: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in power drills: See China alternatives

November 09, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling power drills on Amazon.com as of November 9, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smart showerhead controlled by hand gesture

Smart showerhead controlled by hand gesture

November 09, 2016

The I-Switch shower is equipped with IR motion sensors and switches easily between modes.

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First footstep-powered streetlights illuminate Las Vegas

First footstep-powered streetlights illuminate Las Vegas

November 08, 2016

The smart lighting fixtures draw power from kinetic energy pads installed on the ground.

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Amazon Best Sellers in bath towel bars: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in bath towel bars: See China alternatives

November 04, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling bath towel bars on Amazon.com as of November 4, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Low-cost wood pulp flooring can now produce power

Low-cost wood pulp flooring can now produce power

November 03, 2016

Engineers have created footstep power-generating flooring from a renewable material.

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First HomeKit-ready garage door opener

First HomeKit-ready garage door opener

November 02, 2016

Nold was able to convert an existing garage door opener into a "connected" one that can be controlled by smartphones or Apple's HomeKit.

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Amazon Best Sellers in extension ladders: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in extension ladders: See China alternatives

October 28, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling extension ladders on Amazon.com as of October 28, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Paint color trends in 2017

Paint color trends in 2017

October 27, 2016

Soothing and bold hues lead manufacturers' top palettes for next year.

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Autonomous home irrigation system conserves water

Autonomous home irrigation system conserves water

October 27, 2016

The Exilong system analyzes roots and their absorption rate to adjust water allocation automatically.

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Amazon Best Sellers in vinyl flooring: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in vinyl flooring: See China alternatives

October 20, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling vinyl flooring on Amazon.com as of October 20, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Indonesia plywood to rise, China exports decline

Indonesia plywood to rise, China exports decline

October 19, 2016

Restrictions in market destinations are among the factors affecting the countries' output.

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Smart mini cube drawer lock unlocks via app

Smart mini cube drawer lock unlocks via app

October 18, 2016

Smart Armor's small portable lock works with Android and iOS phones, and can also be opened by PCs and tablets, codes and biometrics.

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Amazon Best Sellers in doorbells: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in doorbells: See China alternatives

October 13, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling doorbells on Amazon.com as of October 13, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Window trends of 2016

Window trends of 2016

October 13, 2016

Contemporary designs and energy-efficient features are sought after in windows.

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Smart shower recycles water

Smart shower recycles water

October 12, 2016

Water coming from Hamswells' e-shower is circulated and purified up to seven times.

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Amazon Best Sellers in garage door openers & parts: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in garage door openers & parts: See China alternatives

October 07, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling garage door openers & parts on Amazon.com as of October 7, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Fall 2016 interior design trends

Fall 2016 interior design trends

October 07, 2016

Dark and cozy hues are among the prevalent styles of the season.

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Indoor growing system detects plant type, suggests settings

Indoor growing system detects plant type, suggests settings

October 04, 2016

The SproutsIO system uses a camera to determine the plant and sensors to analyze lighting, temperature, water level and humidity.

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Amazon Best Sellers in wall stickers & murals: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in wall stickers & murals: See China alternatives

September 29, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling wall stickers & murals on Amazon.com as of September 29, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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US-Canada softwood lumber deal still on the rocks

US-Canada softwood lumber deal still on the rocks

September 29, 2016

Imports from Canada will be taxed up to 25 percent if no agreement is finalized by the deadline.

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Resilient flooring market worth $9.96 billion by 2024

Resilient flooring market worth $9.96 billion by 2024

September 28, 2016

Fiberglass and luxury vinyl tiles are in-demand.

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New hardwood from pulpwood cuts need for logging

New hardwood from pulpwood cuts need for logging

September 27, 2016

The product is said to match the strength of real tropical hardwood.

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Amazon Best Sellers in picture lights & mini accent spotlights: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in picture lights & mini accent spotlights: See China alternatives

September 23, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling picture lights & mini accent spotlights on Amazon.com as of September 23, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smart glass market to reach $8.13 billion by 2022

Smart glass market to reach $8.13 billion by 2022

September 16, 2016

The rise of "green" construction and automobiles boosts global demand.

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Faucet nozzle saves up to 98% water used

Faucet nozzle saves up to 98% water used

September 16, 2016

The tap changes water flow into a mist to reduce wastage.

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Power drill accessory instructs on how to use a power tool

Power drill accessory instructs on how to use a power tool

September 14, 2016

The Drill Sergeant easily attaches on power drills, saws and CNC routers, acting as a smart assistant when doing repairs.

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Tape measure can use Bluetooth

Tape measure can use Bluetooth

September 09, 2016

The eTape16 smart measuring tape sends measurements to an app for iOS or Android.

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Gallery View: Paint roller makers augment ergonomics

Gallery View: Paint roller makers augment ergonomics

September 07, 2016

Gallery View: Paint roller makers augment ergonomics The latest China-made models are easy to use and can be bundled with other useful painting supplies.

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Amazon Best Sellers in shower curtain rods: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in shower curtain rods: See China alternatives

September 02, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling shower curtain rods on Amazon.com as of September 2, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smart floor tile monitors footsteps, detects fall

Smart floor tile monitors footsteps, detects fall

September 01, 2016

SensFloor, one of the new innovative tiles developed recently, can send data and alerts to a nurse or central station via its built-in sensors.

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Amazon Best Sellers in garden & lawn care: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in garden & lawn care: See China alternatives

August 26, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling garden & lawn care products on Amazon.com as of August 26, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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New bricks on the block yield electricity, reuse water

New bricks on the block yield electricity, reuse water

August 23, 2016

The smart bricks developed by UWE Bristol scientists can make homes, buildings and structures more efficient and sustainable.

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Auto-cleaning feature tops high-tech toilet upgrades

Auto-cleaning feature tops high-tech toilet upgrades

August 23, 2016

Many homeowners renovating their bathrooms buy toilets with the smart function.

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Amazon Best Sellers in carpet tiles: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in carpet tiles: See China alternatives

August 19, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling carpet tiles on Amazon.com as of August 19, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Google's smart bathroom can track your health

Google's smart bathroom can track your health

August 17, 2016

The tech giant's patent outlines the use of sensors in bathroom fixtures for monitoring different systems of the human body.

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Pistol-like paintbrush handles ease burden on hands

Pistol-like paintbrush handles ease burden on hands

August 16, 2016

The slide-on handles from US-based GalaxG Tools help DIYers make their home projects less stressful and time-consuming.

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Amazon Best Sellers in bathroom shower dispensers: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in bathroom shower dispensers: See China alternatives

August 12, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling bathroom shower dispensers on Amazon.com as of August 12, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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US hand tools demand at $5.8 billion by 2020

US hand tools demand at $5.8 billion by 2020

August 10, 2016

Multitools, handsaws and precision measuring tools are becoming more popular in housing starts and renovation activities.

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Gallery View: Ceramic floor tiles dainty yet strong

Gallery View: Ceramic floor tiles dainty yet strong

August 09, 2016

The latest shiny and antique designs from China are visually pleasing and long-lasting.

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Amazon Best Sellers in drawer slides: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in drawer slides: See China alternatives

August 05, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling drawer slides on Amazon.com as of August 5, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Hand dryer is easy to use no matter what your height is

Hand dryer is easy to use no matter what your height is

August 03, 2016

The Korea-made unit makes air flow circularly from the top and bottom so that tall or short users need not bend or reach for it anymore.

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Smart bathroom market to post 10.43% CAGR by 2020

Smart bathroom market to post 10.43% CAGR by 2020

August 02, 2016

Advantages in energy efficiency boost sales of intelligent bathroom fixtures.

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Security door is app-connected

Security door is app-connected

July 27, 2016

The Smart Door can send weather, intruder and security alerts, and reminders to a smartphone or tablet PC.

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Smart masking tape measures size, distance

Smart masking tape measures size, distance

July 27, 2016

Just by wrapping or sticking it on objects or surfaces, MIT's sensor-filled tape can compute and give dimensions easily.

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Amazon Best Sellers in garden hoses: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in garden hoses: See China alternatives

July 26, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling garden hoses on Amazon.com as of July 26, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in masking tape: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in masking tape: See China alternatives

July 20, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling masking tape on Amazon.com as of July 20, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gate disappears quickly into the ground

Gate disappears quickly into the ground

July 20, 2016

The Fancy Fence system retracts within five seconds and only rises back when there is no person directly above it.

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Shower device trims water use, controls appliances

Shower device trims water use, controls appliances

July 20, 2016

The Swon shower accessory comes with a mobile app for receiving water consumption tips and smart controls.

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Smart faucet filters, analyzes water use

Smart faucet filters, analyzes water use

July 15, 2016

The universal faucet attachment adopts a carbon filter and works with an app.

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Amazon Best Sellers in fixed showerheads: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in fixed showerheads: See China alternatives

July 14, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling fixed showerheads on Amazon.com as of July 14, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Inflatable shower bathtub compresses into wall

Inflatable shower bathtub compresses into wall

July 14, 2016

The innovative tub from China can switch between shower and bathtub modes on a press of a button.

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Gallery View: Easy-grip, multipocket tool bags prevail

Gallery View: Easy-grip, multipocket tool bags prevail

July 12, 2016

Models with adjustable straps or handles and different compartments in various sizes dominate the selection.

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Light switch is smart home's touch control panel

Light switch is smart home's touch control panel

July 08, 2016

The panel combines home automation, fitness tracking and intercom functions.

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Odd is in: Pantone's color picks for 2017

Odd is in: Pantone's color picks for 2017

July 06, 2016

The overall theme revolves around eccentricity combined with nature, serenity, nostalgia and past trendy hues.

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Birdhouse gives free Wi-Fi if air is clean

Birdhouse gives free Wi-Fi if air is clean

July 01, 2016

An initiative in Amsterdam suggests adding the smart birdhouse to more trees to reduce air pollution.

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Amazon Best Sellers in handheld showerheads: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in handheld showerheads: See China alternatives

June 30, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling handheld showerheads on Amazon.com as of June 30, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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From scrap to fab: Waste is the new brick

From scrap to fab: Waste is the new brick

June 29, 2016

Junk from construction sites can now be blended to form building blocks that suit any home or building design.

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Industrial fastener market worth $81 billion by 2018

Industrial fastener market worth $81 billion by 2018

June 28, 2016

Bolts will become the biggest segment and China the leading growth contributor among countries.

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Toilet tank lid doubles as sink, saves water

Toilet tank lid doubles as sink, saves water

June 24, 2016

The water used after washing hands is reused by SinkTwice to flush the toilet.

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Amazon Best Sellers in cabinet & furniture pulls: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in cabinet & furniture pulls: See China alternatives

June 23, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling cabinet & furniture pulls on Amazon.com as of June 23, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Sliding glass door moves around corners, hides into wall

Sliding glass door moves around corners, hides into wall

June 17, 2016

With very thin rails and the ability to be concealed in various wall types, the sliding door can provide an unobstructed view of the surroundings.

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EU rejects use of herbicides with glyphosate

EU rejects use of herbicides with glyphosate

June 17, 2016

Manufacturers need to recall their products from the EU market once the decision on the reportedly "carcinogenic" ingredient is made final after the appeals.

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Amazon Best Sellers in power strips: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in power strips: See China alternatives

June 16, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling power strips on Amazon.com as of June 16, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Crowdfunded planter floats, rotates

Crowdfunded planter floats, rotates

June 14, 2016

Lyfe allows even sunlight distribution and enhances plant metabolism.

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Amazon Best Sellers in tool sets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in tool sets: See China alternatives

June 10, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling tool sets on Amazon.com as of June 10, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Latest bathroom faucets sleek, classy

Gallery View: Latest bathroom faucets sleek, classy

June 10, 2016

Models look modern in stain-resistant alloy finishes or stylish with handmade designs.

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Self-charging shower tap warms water instantly

Self-charging shower tap warms water instantly

June 09, 2016

The China-made shower tap prevents cold water shock and does not need power cables or batteries.

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Amazon Echo-, Nest Protect-compatible sprinkler hub follows voice commands

Amazon Echo-, Nest Protect-compatible sprinkler hub follows voice commands

June 08, 2016

The GreenIQ smart garden hub supports handsfree control and water-saving features.

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Laminate flooring withstands spills up to 24 hours

Laminate flooring withstands spills up to 24 hours

June 02, 2016

Pergo's new flooring can be installed in kitchens, laundry areas and bathrooms.

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App-operated water heater controller saves energy

App-operated water heater controller saves energy

June 02, 2016

The product offers programmable schedules, water leak alerts and usage data.

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Amazon Best Sellers in kitchen faucets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in kitchen faucets: See China alternatives

June 01, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling kitchen faucets on Amazon.com as of June 1, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in wallpaper: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in wallpaper: See China alternatives

May 26, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling wallpapers on Amazon.com as of May 26, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smart paving tile generates 5W from footstep

Smart paving tile generates 5W from footstep

May 25, 2016

The V3 tile that produces more power and analyzes footfall is an upgraded version of Pavegen's electricity-generating tile first released in 2009.

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Smart toolbox is gadget charger, wireless speaker, bottle opener

Smart toolbox is gadget charger, wireless speaker, bottle opener

May 24, 2016

The multifunction portable water-resistant tool holder retails for $199.

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Amazon Best Sellers in planters: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in planters: See China alternatives

May 20, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling planters on Amazon.com as of May 20, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Plant pot doubles as mobile charger

Plant pot doubles as mobile charger

May 18, 2016

Spain-based Arkyne Technologies' Bioo Lite utilizes plant photosynthesis to power a mobile device.

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Gallery View: China-made padlocks smarter, tougher

Gallery View: China-made padlocks smarter, tougher

May 16, 2016

Strong laminated padlocks remain popular but smart variants are emerging.

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Touchscreen bathroom mirror runs apps, hails Uber cab

Touchscreen bathroom mirror runs apps, hails Uber cab

May 12, 2016

The smart mirror prototype can display images, play music and videos, and request for a ride.

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Weather-tracking smart irrigation system works with app

Weather-tracking smart irrigation system works with app

May 11, 2016

The Zilker watering valve adjusts water distribution based on the weather and sends water leak and usage alerts to a mobile phone.

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US home remodeling up 9.7% by 1Q 2017

US home remodeling up 9.7% by 1Q 2017

May 04, 2016

Annual spending for remodeling and repairs is projected to reach $325 billion as homeowners do more large-scale projects.

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Smart showerhead conserves water

Smart showerhead conserves water

May 03, 2016

OaSense is a water-saving showerhead that pauses automatically water flow when the user is not under it anymore.

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US composite panel industry to rise 4.21% in 2016

US composite panel industry to rise 4.21% in 2016

April 27, 2016

According to the Composite Panel Association, market growth will be propelled by cabinetry, furniture and flooring applications.

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Amazon Best Sellers in extension cords: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in extension cords: See China alternatives

April 26, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling extension cords on Amazon.com as of April 26, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Interactive countertop has gesture-controlled "disappearing" sink

Interactive countertop has gesture-controlled

April 26, 2016

When its motion sensors detect a hand wave, Tipic’s smart kitchen countertop lowers down or lifts automatically its surface-level sink and activates the faucet.

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US demand for decorative laminates at $6.8 billion by 2020

US demand for decorative laminates at $6.8 billion by 2020

April 19, 2016

Furniture, wall panel and floor manufacturing propels growth.

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US paint demand to increase 3.8 percent through 2019

US paint demand to increase 3.8 percent through 2019

April 19, 2016

Construction industry recovery, new paint technology and easy paint color choice-making benefit the industry.

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Amazon Best Sellers in wrench sets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in wrench sets: See China alternatives

April 19, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling wrench sets on Amazon.com as of April 19, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Green building materials market to hit $364.6 billion in 2022

Green building materials market to hit $364.6 billion in 2022

April 12, 2016

The rise of low-cost alternatives and modernization of green aesthetics are factors that help boost market value.

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Amazon Best Sellers in garden sculptures & statues: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in garden sculptures & statues: See China alternatives

April 12, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling garden sculptures and statues on Amazon.com as of April 12, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: 10kA & above circuit breakers gain ground

Gallery View: 10kA & above circuit breakers gain ground

April 08, 2016

Many releases can protect lighting and power distribution systems in industrial or commercial enterprises.

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Transparent wood can now replace glass

Transparent wood can now replace glass

April 05, 2016

The recently developed building material by Swedish scientists is useful in windows, solar panels and other applications.

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Amazon Best Sellers in door hinges: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in door hinges: See China alternatives

April 05, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling door hinges on Amazon.com as of April 5, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smartphone-compatible Wi-Fi flower pot purifies air

Smartphone-compatible Wi-Fi flower pot purifies air

April 05, 2016

The Clairy pot integrates a fan that channels air to the plant's roots and sensors that analyze air toxicity, temperature and humidity.

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Clear window film prevents UV rays, winter heat loss

Clear window film prevents UV rays, winter heat loss

March 29, 2016

The Thinsulate Window Film Climate Control Series from 3M is a colorless window film that keeps a room cool or warm depending on the weather.

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Collapsible bathtub fits inside a suitcase

Collapsible bathtub fits inside a suitcase

March 29, 2016

The Xtend bathtub features an accordion-like carbon fiber frame that folds to less than an inch in height.

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Amazon Best Sellers in screwdrivers: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in screwdrivers: See China alternatives

March 29, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling screwdrivers on Amazon.com as of March 29, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in keyed padlocks: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in keyed padlocks: See China alternatives

March 22, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling keyed padlocks on Amazon.com as of March 22, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products

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New Philips bulbs aid in restful sleep

New Philips bulbs aid in restful sleep

March 18, 2016

The latest version of Philips’ Hue White bulbs adjusts warm and cool temperatures depending on changes in natural lighting.

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Smart tape measure uploads to mobile devices

Smart tape measure uploads to mobile devices

March 18, 2016

Bagel, also suitable for peculiar-shaped objects, uses Bluetooth and voice recognition to send data to computers and smartphones.

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Amazon Best Sellers in self-drilling screws: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in self-drilling screws: See China alternatives

March 15, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling self-drilling screws on Amazon.com as of March 15, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products

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Gallery View: Interior wood doors insulated, sturdy

Gallery View: Interior wood doors insulated, sturdy

March 11, 2016

Many of the latest designs save energy, withstand water and do not warp easily.

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DIY trends expected in 2016

DIY trends expected in 2016

March 11, 2016

Trends for this year center on smart products, unique paint styles and the outdoors.

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Amazon Best Sellers in standard electrical outlets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in standard electrical outlets: See China alternatives

March 08, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling standard electrical outlets on Amazon.com as of March 8, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Ceramic sanitaryware market to reach $46 billion by 2019

Ceramic sanitaryware market to reach $46 billion by 2019

March 04, 2016

Demand for ceramic sanitaryware in real estate markets is the primary driver for growth.

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Magnetic screw turns light switch into key holder

Magnetic screw turns light switch into key holder

March 04, 2016

The Key Catch screw can be inserted into any light switch panel, making it easy for users to attach keys and not forget them when leaving the home

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Home improvement retail industry worth $2,291 billion in 2019

Home improvement retail industry worth $2,291 billion in 2019

March 01, 2016

China, India and the Middle East are emerging markets with a rising demand in home improvement products

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GE dims the light on CFLs, switches to LEDs

GE dims the light on CFLs, switches to LEDs

February 26, 2016

The growing popularity of the eco-friendly light source and its smart home promise are key to the industrial giant’s decision to shift to LED bulbs.

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Smart padlock opens via fingerprints, charges mobile devices

Smart padlock opens via fingerprints, charges mobile devices

February 26, 2016

The crowdfunded Tapp padlock stores 200 fingerprints and can be accessed by a smartphone app

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Composite decking and railing market to hit $3.09 billion by 2020

Composite decking and railing market to hit $3.09 billion by 2020

February 18, 2016

PE composite decking boards and rails hold the biggest market share.

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Kitchen hardware upgrades pay off big in home remodeling

Kitchen hardware upgrades pay off big in home remodeling

February 17, 2016

Cabinet hardware and painting supplies are in-demand in low-cost projects that yield big returns.

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Amazon Best Sellers in bidets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in bidets: See China alternatives

February 24, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling bidets on Amazon.com as of February 24, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products

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Amazon Best Sellers in standard electrical outlets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in standard electrical outlets: See China alternatives

February 16, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling standard electrical outlets on Amazon.com as of February 16, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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US housing starts to rise 18% in 2016

US housing starts to rise 18% in 2016

February 10, 2016

Investment house Morgan Stanley predicts high growth in multifamily homes.

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Smart bathroom mirror displays information from Google Now

Smart bathroom mirror displays information from Google Now

February 10, 2016

Time, date, weather, news and traffic can now be monitored as one walks into the bathroom

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Amazon Best Sellers in bathtub faucets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in bathtub faucets: See China alternatives

February 10, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling bathtub faucets on Amazon.com as of February 10, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products

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Gallery View: Keyless entry locks accept biometrics, cards

February 04, 2016

Models can analyze many fingerprints and RF, Mifare and other ID card types

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Lumber Liquidators gets fined $13 million for flooring imports violations

Lumber Liquidators gets fined $13 million for flooring imports violations

February 04, 2016

Despite what the company is facing, its stock price reportedly increased.

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Amazon Best Sellers in bathroom mirrors: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in bathroom mirrors: See China alternatives

February 03, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling bathroom mirrors on Amazon.com as of February 3, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products

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US rental slowdown predicted in 2016

US rental slowdown predicted in 2016

January 28, 2016

Despite the expected slowdown, popular rental markets are seen to maintain their momentum, but increases will not be sharp.

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Green builders' market share to increase by 20 percent

Green builders' market share to increase by 20 percent

January 27, 2016

Customer demand and code ordinance and regulations drive growth.

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Strength, ergonomics rank high in India gardening tools

Strength, ergonomics rank high in India gardening tools

January 26, 2016

Hand tools integrate durable metal heads and protective handles while electric tools have adjustable and user-friendly features

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Russia online DIY channels rise fast

Russia online DIY channels rise fast

January 21, 2016

Despite a slight decrease in revenue for the overall market, online DIY businesses in the country grew by 20 percent in 2015

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Top US housing markets in 2016

Top US housing markets in 2016

January 20, 2016

Zillow forecasts that regions with balanced income growth, low unemployment and solid home value appreciation will be popular this year.

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Streetlight shines on metro IoT

Streetlight shines on metro IoT

January 14, 2016

Philips will soon light Los Angeles and San Jose with its smart streetlights

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Hot tile designs for 2016

January 14, 2016

3D, look-alike and artistic styles are predicted to be in-demand this year.

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Gallery View: Aluminum extrusions strong, versatile

January 07, 2016

Expansive material and finish options help models resist peeling, heat and corrosion.

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Is 3D printing the next big thing in wooden building materials?

January 07, 2016

Promising research projects are underway for sustainable 3D wood printing materials and efficient manufacturing techniques.

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Housing forecasts for 2016

Housing forecasts for 2016

January 07, 2016

Zillow expects higher buyer preference for suburban homes as US housing costs increase faster than income.

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Amazon Best Sellers in security lock boxes: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in security lock boxes: See China alternatives

December 29, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling security lock boxes on Amazon.com as of December 29, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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US housing starts bounce back from seven-month low

US housing starts bounce back from seven-month low

December 23, 2015

Total housing starts reached 1.17 million in November and are up 16.5 percent YoY.

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Global DIY market hits 424.85 billion euros

Global DIY market hits 424.85 billion euros

December 23, 2015

North America has many growth opportunities for European retailers.

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Amazon Best Sellers in power strips: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in power strips: See China alternatives

December 22, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling power strips on Amazon.com as of December 22, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Ceiling lights getting smarter

Ceiling lights getting smarter

December 18, 2015

Fixtures with motion detection and wireless connectivity are increasing in supply.

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Increasing demand for storage areas to boost cabinet, garage hardware

Increasing demand for storage areas to boost cabinet, garage hardware

December 18, 2015

Demand for storage space in the US is expected to reach $10.9 billion by 2019.

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Bathroom trends to expect in 2016

Bathroom trends to expect in 2016

December 16, 2015

Bathrooms are predicted to become smarter and more modern.

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Homeownership rises steadily for single female baby boomers

Homeownership rises steadily for single female baby boomers

December 16, 2015

Homebuyers plan to shift to smaller houses yet invest in luxurious countertops and modern appliances.

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Amazon Best Sellers in lamp holders: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in lamp holders: See China alternatives

December 16, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling lamp holders on Amazon.com as of December 16, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Smart sprinkler system waters lawns depending on the weather

Smart sprinkler system waters lawns depending on the weather

December 09, 2015

ETWater's smart sprinkler system uses sensors and monitors weather conditions to ensure lawns get water only when needed.

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Amazon Best Sellers in toolboxes: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in toolboxes: See China alternatives

December 09, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling toolboxes on Amazon.com as of December 9, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products

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2015 bedroom renovation trends

2015 bedroom renovation trends

December 03, 2015

Space and aesthetics lead homeowner priorities in remodeling.

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One out of three US homeowners regret DIY renovation, survey says

One out of three US homeowners regret DIY renovation, survey says

December 03, 2015

Most people went over their budgets for large-scale renovations.

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Amazon Best Sellers in combination locks: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in combination locks: See China alternatives

December 02, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling combination locks on Amazon.com as of December 1, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Manual torque tools still relevant, experts say

Manual torque tools still relevant, experts say

November 25, 2015

Demand for certain types of hand tools are increasing.

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US tool manufacturing on the rise

US tool manufacturing on the rise

November 25, 2015

Makers invest in advanced equipment and automation to boost production capacity.

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Amazon India Best Sellers in plant containers: See China alternatives

Amazon India Best Sellers in plant containers: See China alternatives

November 25, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling India plant containers on Amazon.com as of November 25, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in light bulbs: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in light bulbs: See China alternatives

November 17, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling light bulbs on Amazon.com as of November 17, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Porcelain tiles regain popularity

Porcelain tiles regain popularity

November 17, 2015

The latest tiles boast upgrades on size, permeability and durability.

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Gallery View: Mechanical tool kit use, contents comprehensive

November 13, 2015

Many of the latest sets are good for different repair needs and come with matching accessories.

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Amazon Best Sellers in furniture hardware: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in furniture hardware: See China alternatives

November 11, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling furniture hardware on Amazon.com as of November 11, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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New building materials association head spells out objectives

New building materials association head spells out objectives

November 11, 2015

Under new leadership, the industry association commits to greater member engagement.

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Lowe's to refund $1 million for alleged overcharging

Lowe's to refund $1 million for alleged overcharging

November 11, 2015

The company will be paying the settlement but is denying the allegations on overpricing in flooring installation services.

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Big-box home improvement stores face competition from specialized retailers

Big-box home improvement stores face competition from specialized retailers

November 04, 2015

Improvement in the former's services was seen essential to maintain significant market share.

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Hair clip-like multipurpose tool suits DIYers on the go

Hair clip-like multipurpose tool suits DIYers on the go

November 04, 2015

The mini tool works as a screwdriver, wrench, ruler and cutter, or nail file and bottle or box opener.

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Amazon Best Sellers in house paint rollers: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in house paint rollers: See China alternatives

November 03, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling house paint rollers on Amazon.com as of November 3, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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US new home sales decline in September

US new home sales decline in September

October 28, 2015

The market segment, despite the drop, is expected to bounce back within the year.

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Top hardware products for home safety

Top hardware products for home safety

October 28, 2015

Products prevent house fire and homeowner injury.

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Amazon India Best Sellers in gardening tools: See China alternatives

Amazon India Best Sellers in gardening tools: See China alternatives

October 27, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling India gardening tools on Amazon.com as of October 27, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair drew more than 5,000 buyers worldwide in its 40th staging

Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair drew more than 5,000 buyers worldwide in its 40th staging

October 26, 2015

Buyers from North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa trooped to India's business district to peruse more than 1,600 product categories on display at South Asia's largest handicrafts and gifts fair.

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Millennials' homeownership rate falls

Millennials' homeownership rate falls

October 21, 2015

Compared to the previous generations, millennials own houses at a later stage.

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Majority of UK DIYers inept in using tools

Majority of UK DIYers inept in using tools

October 16, 2015

Study finds out that despite risks, remodelers are still confident in undertaking projects.

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Lumber Liquidators pay hefty settlement to US DOJ in wood sourcing case

Lumber Liquidators pay hefty settlement to US DOJ in wood sourcing case

October 13, 2015

The company agrees to ensure compliance of their flooring products.

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Amazon India Best Sellers in hardware adhesives & sealers: See China alternatives

Amazon India Best Sellers in hardware adhesives & sealers: See China alternatives

October 13, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling India hardware adhesives & sealers on Amazon.com as of October 13, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: WPC flooring endure wear and tear

October 10, 2015

Suppliers offer models that do not crack or warp over time, and withstand moisture and UV rays.

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Amazon Best Sellers in tool sets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in tool sets: See China alternatives

October 07, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling tool sets on Amazon.com as of October 7, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Vinyl leads new home exterior options in the US

October 07, 2015

Despite competition from other materials, vinyl siding is seen to grow and remain popular through 2018.

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DIY projects retirees take on

October 07, 2015

Renovations focus on home safety and aesthetics.

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August turns out good for gardening industry

August turns out good for gardening industry

September 30, 2015

Findings of UK-based Garden Centre Association show an increase in gardening products and plant sales.

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Europe garden equipment sales rise in 1H 2015

Europe garden equipment sales rise in 1H 2015

September 29, 2015

International garden trade fair survey says that the garden appliances and chemical products market in the UK, Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands grew by 2.9 percent to reach 3.6 billion euros.

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Amazon Best Sellers in ceiling light fixtures: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in ceiling light fixtures: See China alternatives

September 29, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling ceiling light fixtures on Amazon.com as of September 29, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in screws & bolts: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in screws & bolts: See China alternatives

September 22, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling screws & bolts on Amazon.com as of September 22, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Panasonic recalls cutter saws

Panasonic recalls cutter saws

September 22, 2015

A regulatory commission found defects that could cause injury.

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Fall 2015 hardwood flooring trends

September 22, 2015

A hardwood retailer gives it take on sellable designs.

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Amazon Best Sellers in valves: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in valves: See China alternatives

September 15, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling valves on Amazon.com as of September 15, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Design-It-Yourself projects stir up hype in US homeowners

Design-It-Yourself projects stir up hype in US homeowners

September 14, 2015

Royal Building Products’ Outdoor Design Survey reveals the attitudes of DIYers when it comes to home design and what they look for in related products.

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Tool trends to anticipate in 2016

September 14, 2015

A review site gives its two cents on what’s “hot” for the coming year.

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Patio lights, fire pits in-demand in outdoor living

September 07, 2015

Consumers are purchasing these products to make their backyards entertaining and functional.

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Amazon Best Sellers in bathroom sink faucets: See China alternatives

September 07, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling bathroom sink faucets on Amazon.com as of September 7, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Iron, steel primary pipe fitting material options

September 07, 2015

Rust-resistant models in ductile iron and stainless steel prevail and are suitable for various applications.

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Housing market pricing cycles longer in the past 40 years

September 03, 2015

A group of researchers from Europe released findings of their study on housing booms, busts and normal cycles of 20 industrial countries.

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Amazon Best Sellers in gardening pots: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in gardening pots: See China alternatives

September 02, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling gardening pots on Amazon.com as of September 2, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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View Glass: A smart window you can control by an app

View Glass: A smart window you can control by an app

September 02, 2015

Tint, heat and light transmission can be adjusted for different times of the day.

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India home-appliance maker creates air-purifying LED bulb

India home-appliance maker creates air-purifying LED bulb

August 25, 2015

The 5W Aeroguard Clean Air Glo is said to remove particles within a 75 to 100sqft area.

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CNRG takes over Marvin's

CNRG takes over Marvin's

August 25, 2015

Twenty-eight new home center stores are now handled by the former.

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Top home improvement products for fall 2015

Top home improvement products for fall 2015

August 25, 2015

Energy-saving and insulating building materials take the spotlight once again.

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Smart window alters color temperature of light rays

Smart window alters color temperature of light rays

August 17, 2015

The technology features electrokinetic pixels that can make entering light "cool" or "warm".

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Parksite purchases Lavelle

Parksite purchases Lavelle

August 17, 2015

The building products distributor makes another acquisition to speed up growth.

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Builders FirstSource acquires ProBuild

Builders FirstSource acquires ProBuild

August 14, 2015

The completed deal creates the US' biggest lumber and building materials supplier.

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Kelso & Co. now owns US LBM Holdings' majority stake

Kelso & Co. now owns US LBM Holdings' majority stake

August 11, 2015

With BlackEagle Partners still an investor, the latter expects the partnership to expand its services in the US.

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Gallery View: Customizable China-made bolts diverse, versatile

August 11, 2015

To match various applications, steel bolts can adopt buyer-specified materials, finishes and dimensions.

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What professional paint customers need

What professional paint customers need

August 03, 2015

A major blogger from the industry talks about the pros.

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Beacon Roofing Supply buys out competitor

Beacon Roofing Supply buys out competitor

August 03, 2015

North America's largest public traded roofing distributor expands its portfolio.

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Stanley Black and Decker tool sales rise in Q2 2015

Stanley Black and Decker tool sales rise in Q2 2015

August 03, 2015

The Connecticut-based tool manufacturer and provider's operating leverage was strong across all business units.

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Bosch in a legal battle over human flesh-sensing table saw technology

August 03, 2015

A company in Oregon is suing the industry giant due to alleged patent infringements.

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Paint color trends for various industries

July 28, 2015

A paint manufacturer came out with suggested palettes for the residential, hotel, restaurant, retail and health care markets.

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Survey reveals electricians' tool purchasing decisions

July 28, 2015

Illinois-based Klein Tools released its State of the Industry survey that shows where electricians buy and how they choose their hand tools.

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Home Depot buys Interline

Home Depot buys Interline

July 28, 2015

SupplyWorks and BrandExpress are seen to boost the home improvement giant’s Pro service.

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eBay Hot Products: Faucets (July 21)

eBay Hot Products: Faucets (July 21)

July 21, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling faucets on eBay.com this week.

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Self-diagnosing smart toilet sends alerts via app

Self-diagnosing smart toilet sends alerts via app

July 21, 2015

The solar-powered smart toilet, developed by California Institute of Technology's Seva team, is equipped with sensors that monitor toilet parts and transmit alerts and repair instructions to smartphones.

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US homeownership rates fall, rental market surges

US homeownership rates fall, rental market surges

July 21, 2015

Single-family construction remained low and existing-home sales are on a plateau the past year according to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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Menards to cease sales of vinyl flooring with phthalates

Menards to cease sales of vinyl flooring with phthalates

July 21, 2015

Following petitions from concerned groups, the company now joins the list of big DIY retailers that will eliminate the toxic chemicals from their shelves by the end of this year.

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Kelso & Co. seeks to acquire US LBM Holdings

Kelso & Co. seeks to acquire US LBM Holdings

July 13, 2015

The deal could value the latter at around $1 billion.

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eBay Hot Products: Faucets (July 13)

eBay Hot Products: Faucets (July 13)

July 13, 2015

Our weekly updated list of top-selling faucets on eBay.com

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Gallery View: Biometrics top smart door lock feature

July 13, 2015

With fingerprint and face recognition, and app compatibility, models can identify authorized users more accurately.

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Capital Lumber to sell Feeney steel, aluminum products

Capital Lumber to sell Feeney steel, aluminum products

July 13, 2015

The recently announced partnership is seen to expand Feeney's presence in the US and improve services.

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Millennials dynamic home renovators in 2014

July 07, 2015

The recently released Houzz & Home survey shows generation Y's key motivation and challenges in home improvement spending.

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Lumber Liquidators pull out China laminate flooring

Lumber Liquidators pull out China laminate flooring

July 07, 2015

The US retailer is still dealing with allegations regarding the formaldehyde standards compliance of the said products.

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eBay Hot Products: Faucets (July 7)

eBay Hot Products: Faucets (July 7)

July 07, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling faucets on eBay.com this week.

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US existing-home sales up by 5.1% in May

US existing-home sales up by 5.1% in May

June 30, 2015

The increasing number of first-time buyers was the primary driver for growth.

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Dunn-Edwards announces paint color trends for 2016

Dunn-Edwards announces paint color trends for 2016

June 30, 2015

The Los Angeles-based supplier's five new paint palettes are inspired by history, art, media and fashion.

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eBay Hot Products: Faucets (June 30)

eBay Hot Products: Faucets (June 30)

June 30, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling faucets on eBay.com this week.

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Ceramic tiles looking more and more like wood

Ceramic tiles looking more and more like wood

June 26, 2015

Fresh designs feature intricate wood marks, variety between "planks" and new shades.

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Trendy tools for hassle-free gardening

Trendy tools for hassle-free gardening

June 23, 2015

Among the must-haves is a Wi-Fi gardening system that waters plants based on environment conditions.

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eBay Hot Products: Faucets (June 23)

eBay Hot Products: Faucets (June 23)

June 23, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling faucets on eBay.com this week.

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Scratch-resistant flooring is friendly to pets, pet owners

Scratch-resistant flooring is friendly to pets, pet owners

June 19, 2015

Hardwoof is free of formaldehyde and resists claw marks, making it suitable for homes with pets.

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US home remodeling sunny in summer and beyond

US home remodeling sunny in summer and beyond

June 19, 2015

Projects are expected to increase 6 percent YoY.

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eBay Hot Products: Faucets (June 15)

eBay Hot Products: Faucets (June 15)

June 15, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling faucets on eBay.com this week.

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BMC, Stock Building Supply to merge by the end of 2015

BMC, Stock Building Supply to merge by the end of 2015

June 11, 2015

The companies aim for better presence in US regions with increasing housing demand.

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Global demand for power tools to hit $32.9 billion by 2018

Global demand for power tools to hit $32.9 billion by 2018

June 11, 2015

Rising economies, modernization in housing and construction are the major growth factors.

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Gallery View: China-made screws strengthened

Gallery View: China-made screws strengthened

June 09, 2015

Heat- and corrosion-resistant, models can be used in machines, appliances and construction.

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eBay Hot Products: Faucets (June 8)

eBay Hot Products: Faucets (June 8)

June 08, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling faucets on eBay.com this week.

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Hardware retailers eliminate neonic pesticides

Hardware retailers eliminate neonic pesticides

June 08, 2015

Neonicotinoids reportedly cause the alarming decline in honeybee population.

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Millennials are key to the home remodeling market

Millennials are key to the home remodeling market

June 02, 2015

With the generation's strong willingness to spend on discretionary improvements, the DIY market is expected to post good numbers in upcoming years.

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US tool demand worth $12.7 billion by 2018

US tool demand worth $12.7 billion by 2018

June 02, 2015

Orders, led by professional-use power tools, are seen to rise 3 percent for the next several years.

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eBay Hot Products: Faucets (June 2)

eBay Hot Products: Faucets (June 2)

June 02, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling faucets on eBay.com this week.

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eBay Hot Products: Faucets (May 26)

eBay Hot Products: Faucets (May 26)

May 26, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling faucets on eBay.com this week.

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Distributors face challenges in e-commerce

Distributors face challenges in e-commerce

May 26, 2015

The latest Modern Distribution Management report details the challenges and opportunities in e-commerce for distributors and wholesalers

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Sony's new smart light bulb plays music

Sony's new smart light bulb plays music

May 25, 2015

The LED Light Bulb Speaker LSPX-100E26J model will debut in Japan this month.

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LED faucets get boost from temperature sensors

LED faucets get boost from temperature sensors

May 19, 2015

Modern kitchen and bathroom faucets change hues depending on water temperature.

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Laminate flooring strong in Eastern Europe

Laminate flooring strong in Eastern Europe

May 19, 2015

Overall sales of laminate flooring worldwide by EPLF-member companies hit 467 million sqm.

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eBay Hot Products: Faucets (May 19)

eBay Hot Products: Faucets (May 19)

May 19, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling faucets on eBay.com this week.

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Universal Supply acquires A&C Supply

Universal Supply acquires A&C Supply

May 13, 2015

The acquisition diversifies the leading retailer's products and services.

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Smart seed adapts to its environment

Smart seed adapts to its environment

May 13, 2015

UK-based Westland Horticulture released the Gro-Sure Smart Seed that grows during any season and does not need to be watered regularly.

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eBay Hot Products: Faucets (May 12)

eBay Hot Products: Faucets (May 12)

May 12, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling faucets on eBay.com this week.

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Industry giants phase out phthalates from vinyl flooring

Industry giants phase out phthalates from vinyl flooring

May 07, 2015

The vinyl flooring market is adapting to increasing demand for health- and environment-friendly housing materials.

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eBay Hot Products: Faucets (May 4)

eBay Hot Products: Faucets (May 4)

May 04, 02015

Here is a list of the top-selling faucets on eBay.com this week.

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eBay Hot Products: Faucets (April 21)

eBay Hot Products: Faucets (April 21)

April 21, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling faucets on eBay.com this week

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EXCLUSIVE: Good news for fastener supply chains

EXCLUSIVE: Good news for fastener supply chains

April 16, 2015

As the US real estate market continues to recover, downstream fastener manufacturers foresee better margins.

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Bright future awaits smart lighting

Bright future awaits smart lighting

March 31, 2015

Smart light bulbs that embody smartphone and security system features are increasing in supply.

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Gallery View: Multipurpose PVC industrial tapes abundant

Gallery View: Multipurpose PVC industrial tapes abundant

March 30, 2015

Models adopt PVC film and boast a range of applications, including construction, labeling, warning and sports.

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