In February, more than 100,000 people flocked to the Las Vegas Convention Center to see what’s trending in the kitchen and bathroom industry and to read new building materials. The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and International Builders’ Show (IBS) featured over 2,000 manufacturers and companies from around the world to showcase the latest in appliances, fittings, surfaces, air / weather barriers and other building materials for kitchens – and bathroom products.
Thanks to technological improvements, new products meet the growing demand for healthy building environments and sustainable practices. Integrated technologies that connect plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems form a symbiotic building system.
There were some pretty spectacular sights to see. We were impressed with 3D printed faucets, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, plumbing fixtures developed by San Francisco plumbing startups, and the next generation of smart toilets. Below you will find the latest trends from KBIS and IBS.
High performance air and weather barriers
These air and weather barriers allow circulation and keep moisture out. They make installation easier with a gradual sealing system.
WeatherLogic air and water barrier
(Courtesy of Huber)
12 inch ZIP system flashing tape
3D printed faucets
Thanks to 3D printing technology, these faucets come in new shapes and forms that allow an impressive flow of water.
3D printed faucets
(Courtesy of Teuer)
Lattice sink faucet
blue and green
Sherwin Williams The most popular colors were aptly named in 2019. From appliances painted head-to-toe to rich Cerulean tiles, we’ve seen these two colors EVERYWHERE.
(Courtesy True Residential)
Stars of Rex
These induction hobs contain sensors that divide the entire cooking surface into different zones, depending on the size of the cookware.
(Courtesy of Gaggenau)
Full-service induction hob
Masterpiece Freedom induction hob
These platforms are directly connected to the sanitary installations in order to automate functions and create luxurious bathing experiences.
(Courtesy of TOTO)
Live new NEXT Smart Connected bathroom products
Transparency and Proactivity
These products actively monitor consumption, prevent major leaks and proactively save water.
Nebia Spa shower 2.0
Meon x Nebia
New luxurious window walls and skylights are bigger than ever.
(Courtesy of JELD WEN)
Siteline Panorama sliding patio door