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

SaveTheTile, the stylish, interactive Web site from Delta, a manufacturer of faucets and related products, hopes to alleviate the hassles of shower specification and installation. The site features the MultiChoice Universal shower system, which boasts the only valve in the industry that will support single-function and dual-function pressure balance and thermostatic showers without altering behind-the-wall plumbing.

Carpet Concept specializes in office carpet design and has launched an easy-to-navigate site to display its products. Various case studies show the carpets in context and offer recommendations for fitting, cleaning, and care. A pop-up function allows visitors to easily print out details about samples of particular interest. Visitors can also find information about the product designers and see other products designed by them.

For more than two years, this blog has devoted itself entirely to finding and calling attention to faux-wood products. Updated regularly with surprising and strange products, this site makes one wonder how the market for imitation wood could be as booming as the site seems to suggest. Some recent standout products include wood-grain bedding and log-shaped candles.


Based in Wisconsin, Spacesaver is a manufacturer of high-density mobile storage and filing systems, servicing industries from government to library to law enforcement. Spacesaver’s recently launched Web site showcases its products for the healthcare sector. Featured products include FrameWRX, a modular system that provides flexible storage of pharmaceuticals and hospital supplies.