During a press conference at the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show this week in Orlando, Fla., the National Kitchen and Bath Association announced five winning products for the Best of KBIS Awards.
Some newly discovered brands stole the show for its innovative and stylish products. GEOLUXE, a newcomer to the show, took home awards in two categories for its "Pyrolithic Stone" surface, which resembles natural marble. Another first-time exhibitor, the Copper Shower Company, received an award for its Copper Shower Kit.
Here are the award's winning products of 2017:
GEOLUXE, GEOLUXE Natural Stone: Best in Show Award and Best of Kitchen, Gold
GEOLUXE, a stone surface from the SCG Group, is a unique Pyrolithic Stone that combines the aesthetic look of natural marble with increased durability. The stone is made from a process that emulates the one used to make marble, and is made from 100% mineral based materials. The surface material is low-maintenance, and is heat, acid, and scratch resistant.
The Galley, The Galley Dresser: Best of Kitchen, Silver
The Galley introduced a new component to its line of hand-made furniture and kitchen cabinetry. The Galley Dresser was designed in collaboration with Chicago-based designer Doug Durbin, and features unique drawer and cabinet configurations. The Galley Dresser is available in 4 sizes, 13 hand-selected high-gloss finishes, 9 custom hardware finish options, including four signature finishes by Doug Durbin.
TOTO, NEOREST AC Dual Flush Toilet with Actilight: Best of Bath, Gold
TOTO’s new intelligent NEOREST AC Wall-Hung Toilet cleans the bowl with Actlight Cleansing Technology, which offers a unique titanium dioxide and zirconium glaze on the bowl's surface activated by the UV light in its lid for increased cleanliness. The toilet features auto-open/close and auto-flush options, an integrated Washlet personal cleansing system, and an in-bowl catalytic deodorizer. Like other TOTO toilets, this model uses the company energy-efficient Tornado dual-flush system, which consumes 1.28-gpf for the full flush and 0.9 for the light.
Copper Shower Company, The Copper Shower Kit: Best of Bath, Silver
Copper can be a good material choice for baths as it is anti-corrosive and anti-microbial. This pure copper shower kit for baths includes multi-piece pure copper trim parts and panels to be assembled and installed as a shower/tub enclosure around a bathtub or shower. The design of the trim parts allows for panels to be installed even if the tub is unplumbed.
“We came to KBIS to launch an idea, having no sales and with no idea what the reception would be. Our idea is now a discovered, tangible Best of KBIS award winning product, with builders and designers interested in purchasing our Copper Shower Kits. It’s been incredible, and this is just the beginning,” said owner Fritz Allen.
This article originally appeared on BUILDER Magazine.