Home im­prove­ment trends driv­ing in­no­va­tions in tools

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If you’ve hired a con­trac­tor to work on your home, you may not rec­og­nize the im­pact you had on trends and in­no­va­tion in the home im­prove­ment in­dus­try.

For ex­am­ple, as more home­own­ers look for ways to be­come eco-friendly, a grow­ing num­ber of con­trac­tors are us­ing newer ma­te­rial, such as “Green In­su­la­tion Tech­nol­ogy,” a sus­tain­able in­su­la­tion al­ter­na­tive.

Like­wise, de­sign trends cre­ate a need for new tools. In­deed, one out of three tilers ex­pects “stone-ef­fect” to be the most popular tiling style within the next 12 months, ac­cord­ing to a re­cent survey of 400 con­trac­tors con­ducted by Lab42. And to do a good job with such tiling, nearly three out of five con­trac­tors said they wish they could cut holes in porce­lain tile more ef­fi­ciently, cit­ing it as one of the most time-con­sum­ing tasks on the job. En­ter tool bits such as the Ro­toZip XCores, a high-speed di­a­mond hole saw that can cut tile, stone and gran­ite, and op­er­ates at speeds ten times faster, lasts four times longer and can with­stand more heat than com­pa­ra­ble tools. A com­pan­ion tool, the Ro­toZip Ro­toSaw, along with Ro­toZip ZipBits or XBITS, make quick, con­trolled cuts in a va­ri­ety of ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing dry­wall, up to one-inch thick.

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