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

California Faucet’s Virtual Faucet Creator is a new Web tool that provides architects, designers, and specifiers with the ability to create customized bath faucets or fittings by combining any of the company’s spout styles with any of its handle designs, in a selection of over 25 available decorative finishes. Upon completion, the resulting design can be forwarded to a client in an e-mail from the site or saved to your files and printed in Adobe PDF format.


Founded on the island of Murano, Italy, 40 years ago, La Murrina has its roots in the centuries-old art of decorative glass. Fast forward to the 21st century, the company is sporting a new online look that includes its entire standard lighting collection, a selection of decorative and sculptural objects, and a portfolio of product installations that demonstrates the ability of its artists and craftsmen to handle a vast array of custom projects.


This notable source of residential and commercial A/V mounting and furniture solutions has launched an online database that provides a comprehensive lineup of current downloadable product information with an easy-to-use interface. For product solutions and information specifically regarding the gamut of commercial installations, visit www.omnimountpro.com.


Click on Commercial Flooring and you’ll gain access to Armstrong Commercial Floorings’ relaunched Web site, www.armstrong.com/commflooringna, featuring an improved structure and navigation built around the needs of architects, specifiers, and other contract professionals. Among the particulars, the site addresses the plethora of LEED and health issues, sustainability, product specifications, and sample requests.