Figure 6-13: Clear Floor Space required in kitchens (C) J Wiley, S Bliss Kitchen & Bath Product Manufacturers' Directory

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This article lists manufacturers of Kitchen & Bath products, tile and flooring products, kitchen and bath ventilation fans, countertop producers, jetted tub and span manufacturers, and Kitchen & Bath Industry & Trade Associations.

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Kitchen and Bath Product Manufacturers, Sources, Associations

This article series discusses current best design practices for kitchens and bathrooms, including layout, clearances, work space, and accessible kitchen and bathroom layout, clearances, turning space, grab bars, controls, etc. We include advice on choosing and installing kitchen countertops, cabinets, and kitchen or bathroom flooring, sinks, and other plumbing fixtures and fixture controls such as faucets. A list of kitchen and bath product manufactures and sources is included. This article includes excerpts or adaptations from Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction, by Steven Bliss, courtesy of Wiley & Sons.

As provided in Chapter 6 of Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction, here are lists of the manufacturers and sources of kitchen and bath products, flooring, vent fans, countertops, cabinets, cabinet hardware:

Ceramic Tile-Setting Material Manufacturer List

Bonsal American Setting compounds, grouts, preformed shower pans, curbs, and niches. Also, distributor of backerboards, isolation membranes, and other tile-setting products

Color Caulk, div. of Roanoke Companies Group Color-matched caulking

Custom Building Products Elastomeric and liquid-applied membranes, self-leveling underlayments, setting compounds, and grouts

Laticrete International Trowel-on membranes, self-leveling underlayments, setting compounds, grouts, and sealants

Noble Company CPE sheet membranes, trowel-on membranes, clamping ring drains, and preformed slopes, niches, and curbs

Mapei Trowel-on and sheet membranes, self-leveling underlayments, setting compounds, grouts, and color-matched sanded caulks

Ceramic Tile Backerboard Producers

Custom Building Products Wonderboard cement backerboard, Easyboard cement and polystyrene lightweight backerboard, and Rhinoboard fiber-cement backerboard

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Denshield gypboard backer with glass-matt facing

James Hardie Building Products Fiber-cement backerboard

National Gypsum Permabase lightweight cement and polystyrene backerboard

Schluter Systems Kerdi tile membrane goes directly over drywall or other substrates

T. Clear Corp./Fin Pan Inc. Util-A-Crete lightweight concrete backerboard

U.S. Gypsum Durock cement backerboard

W. R. Bonsal Extruded polystyrene backerboard with fiberglassreinforced cement facing

Kitchen & Bath Cabinet Hardware Manufacturers List

Accuride International Ball-bearing drawer slides

Amerock Corp. Comprehensive catalog of cabinet hinges, pulls, slides, and accessories

Grass America Cup hinges, slides, shelf supports, and storage accessories

Hafele America Cup hinges, ball-bearing slides, pulls, and KD connectors

Mepla Inc. Cup hinges, ball-bearing slides, drawer systems, shelf supports, and KD connectors

Hettich America Cup hinges, ball-bearing drawer slides, shelf supports, and KD connectors

Plastic Laminate Countertop Manufacturers List

Abet Inc.


Formica Corp.

Nevamar Decorative Surfaces

Pionite Decorative Surfaces

Wilsonart International

Solid Surface Countertop Manufacturers

Avonite Surfaces

Centura Solid Surfacing


Formica Corp. Formica solid surfacing, formerly Surell and Fountainhead

Halstead International Topstone solid surface distributor

Lippert Corp.

Sansung Staron Swanstone


Transolid Inc.

Wilsonart International

Engineered Stone Countertop Manufacturers

Cambria Cosantino USA


Halstead International Granyte distributor

Technistone USA

U.S. Quartz Products

Jetted and Soaking Tubs Manufacturers

American Standard

Aqua Glass Corp.

Aquatic Industries

Bains Oceana Baths

Eljer Plumbingware

Hydro Systems

Jacuzzi Whirlpool Baths

Kohler Co.

Lasco Bathware


MTI Whirlpools

Bath Fan Manufacturers

American Aldes Remote location single- and multi-port exhaust ventilators

Broan-Nutone LLC Low-sone Broan bath fans, also single- and multiport remote location exhaust ventilators; Nutone ceiling-mount bath fans

Fan Tech Remote location inline-duct fans

Kanalflakt Remote location inline-duct fans

Marley Engineered Products Ceiling-mount bath fans and general kitchen and room exhaust fans

Panasonic Low-sone, Energy-Star-compliant ceiling-mount, inline, and wall bath fans

Kitchen Exhaust Fan Companies

Amana Pop-up and traditional range hoods

Bosch Chimney style, downdraft, and traditional range hoods, stainless steel and colors

Kitchenaid Retractable downdraft, slide out, island, and traditional range hoods

Broan-Nutone LLC Nutone downdraft, island, and traditional range hoods

Dacor Commercial-style, stainless-steel pop-up and overhead range hoods; hood liners for custom canopies

Gaggenau Chimney-style, pop-up, slide-out, and island range hoods in stainless-steel, aluminum, and glass

Jenn Aire/Maytag Corp Pop-up, under-cabinet, wall, soffit, island, and fans and hood liners for custom canopies

Thermador Updraft, downdraft, and island-range hoods

Wolf Appliance Co. Pop-up, chimney-style, wall, and island-range hoods in stainless steel

Kitchen & Bath Industry Associations

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers(AHAM)

National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)

Ceramic Tile Institute of America

Home Ventilation Institute (HVI)

Marble Institute of America Porcelain Enamel Institute (PEI)

Tile Council of America (TCA)

-- Adapted with permission from Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction.


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