Each month RECORD reviews building product related web sites and blogs that might be of interest to our readership. We visit each site, kick the tires a bit, and share what it is about and how it functions. Please let us know if there is a site you've found particularly useful, well-designed, or easy to navigate. — Rita Catinella Orrell

Tile of Spain

Amtico International
The North American branch of flooring manufacturer Amtico International has unveiled a new online home, america.amtico.com. Founded in 1964, the company provides flooring in a range of materials, colors, and patterns for the commercial, residential and health-care sectors. Visitors to the new site can view product information and technical specifications and browse a virtual catalog of showrooms featuring Amtico resilient flooring. The site also features tools like the “room visualizer,” which allows visitors to view swatches of Amtico products in action in virtual rooms. The easily navigable interface and clean look of the new Amtico.com gives the company a leg up over its competitors.



Hansgrohe Group
Hansgrohe has long marketed its products as the sleek alternative to a crowded field of often clunky bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Its new-and-improved web page for U.S. business-to-business operations, hansgrohe-usa.com, features a water savings calculator and an extensive product catalog. The site also includes a database of Hansgrohe distributors.