Saint Paul, MN (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
The 34th Annual Minnesota Home and Patio Show, sponsored by Mauer Chevrolet, has added the innovative new Trending Kitchen and Bath Center to the Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17 show at the Saint Paul River Centre. The Trending Kitchen and Bath Idea Center will showcase the most advanced products, technology and designs available for kitchens and baths.
“We are excited to be adding the innovative Trending Kitchen and Bath Center to the 2013 Home and Patio Show,” said Nick Cenaiko, Producer, Minnesota Home and Patio Show. “The new center will feature PaperStone countertops made out of recycled paper; ECO by Cosentino® countertops, a new product created from recycled materials; Manomin Resawn Timbers, beautiful wide plank flooring from antique lumber; and the debut of Proteak, conflict-free teak for decks, countertops, flooring.”
The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) will both be participating in the 2013 Home and Patio Show with members on hand to discuss design and installation questions and ideas in the Trending Kitchen and Bath Center.
The Home and Patio Show will be open Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 2pm to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $2.50 for children aged six to 12, with children five and under admitted free of charge. Stay tuned for additional announcements.
Trending Kitchen and Bath Center Features:
PaperStone – A Countertop with a Conscience
PaperStone is a beautiful and heavy-duty solid surface known for its performance, warm touch, contemporary appearance and its environmental sustainability. It is made from post-consumer recycled paper and a proprietary, petroleum-free resin. It is the only solid surface material certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, Smartwood and the Rainforest Alliance. Specifying, PaperStone can earn up to five LEED points. PaperStone is durable and is recommended for residential kitchen and bath and commercial uses, indoor and out.
PaperStone isn't just an attractive new material that is produced in a socially responsible manner; it is also strong and tough. It has steel-like strength in span. It has stone-like beauty and it can be worked like fine hardwoods. PaperStone is innovative and cost competitive.
ECO by Cosentino®
ECO by Cosentino® is a new product created from recycled materials.
ECO by Cosentino® is an original product manufactured from 75% of recycled materials such as mirror, glass, porcelain, earthenware and vitrified ash. Even 94% of the water used in its manufacturing process is re-used.
ECO by Cosentino® is a new product that embraces sustainability, design and quality that has produced a new category of recycled surfaces. These are an ecological alternative to similar surfaces available for construction and decoration.
Manomin Resawn Timbers
Manomin Resawn Timbers specializes in creating beautiful wide plank flooring from antique lumber. With years of professional experience, their craftsmen are experts in milling these magnificent floors.
The wide planks create a striking look and atmosphere in any setting, private or commercial. Regardless of its size or purpose, the unique natural beauty of this wood enriches every space. The floors make a stunning impression: both comfortable and lively, unusual and timeless.
Whether you are in the market for teak decking, countertops, butcher blocks or cutting boards, Proteak is your source for beautiful conflict-free plantation teak wood products. At Proteak, they manufacture a range of goods that showcase the elegance, stability, and long-lasting durability of top-quality teak wood.
Proteak’s renewably-harvested teak lumber is grown with a deep sense of environmental stewardship on the reclaimed ranch lands along Mexico’s Pacific coast, bypassing the high financial, environmental, and the human costs of Southeast Asia’s teak trade. Not only are their teak wood cutting boards, teak butcher block carts, and teak table tops manufactured from FSC-certified organic teak wood, Proteak protects over 6,000 acres of virgin tropical forests adjacent to our plantations.
National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association that promotes the professionalism of the kitchen and bath industry. Established in 1963 as a network of kitchen dealers, it has grown into the premier association of distributors, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, fabricators, installers, designers, and other professionals. The NKBA’s certification program emphasizes continuing education and career development and includes designers and professionals in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry. The NKBA has become a valuable resource for both professionals and consumers.
International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA)
The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) is the only all-industry association whose members provide services and products to the furnishings and design industry. IFDA is the driving force, through its programs and services, to enhance the professionalism and stature of the industry worldwide.
As the "voice" of the total furnishings and design industry, IFDA provides its members with the tools and resources to enhance their businesses. Aggressive advocacy promotes the advantages of working with an IFDA professional.
IFDA welcomes members from every facet of the furnishings and design industry. Members are executives and companies professionally engaged in the design, production, distribution, promotion, communication or education in the furnishings and design and/or related industries.
The Minnesota Home and Patio Show is produced by Cenaiko Productions, Inc. of Minneapolis. For more information, call 763-755-8111, or go to http://www.homeandpatioshow.com.