WASHINGTON -- 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 (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."
The awards were presented during the Best of IBS Awards ceremony on the final day of the show.