The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named the winners in its inaugural Best of IBS Awards held last week during the 2013 International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. Awards were given to exhibitors with a product or line that shows the best combination of design, functionality and innovation.
Decided by a panel of independent judges made up of attending reporters and building professionals, the awards were given in five categories. The winners were:
· Best Home Technology Product: Key Digital Systems- Compass Control (www.keydigital.com/compass)
· Best in Outdoor Living: Heat & Glo- Twilight Modern Fireplace (http://www.heatnglo.com/Products/Twilight-Modern-Gas-Fireplace.aspx)
· Best Indoor Feature: Mohawk/Dal Tile- ArmorMax http://www.mohawkflooring.com/flooring-products/hardwood/armormax-finish.aspx
· Best Kitchen or Bath Product: KOHLER- Sensate Touchless Kitchen Faucet (http://www.us.kohler.com/us/Sensate%22-Touchless-Kitchen-Faucet/content/CNT16800041.htm?_requestid=390242)
· Overall Best in Show: KOHLER - Sensate Touchless Kitchen Faucet (http://www.us.kohler.com/us/Sensate%22-Touchless-Kitchen-Faucet/content/CNT16800041.htm?_requestid=390242)
"This year's International Builders' Show featured an impressive line-up of more than 900 exhibitors representing all facets of the building industry," said Lynne Pratt, NAHB Conventions and Meetings Committee Chair. "The Best of IBS Awards recognize those exhibitors that really stood out in terms of product innovation and design, and we were thrilled to be able to award them for their creativity and vision."
Award-winning products included an indoor/outdoor see-through fireplace from Heat & Glo; Key Digital Systems' Compass Control, the first fully integrated major control system built from the ground up to use Apple devices such as iPad or iPhone as its backbone; Mohawk/DalTile's impressive hardwood coating system, ArmorMax; and finally the innovative KOHLER Sensate touchless faucet, which not only won best Kitchen or Bath Product, but went on to win the Best in Show award as well.
The awards were presented during the Best of IBS Awards ceremony on the final day of the show.