PITTSBURGH, June 5- The crisp shadow lines of shiplap and nickel-gap boards for siding, interior walls and ceilings are now easily attainable in stable, maintenance-free premium PVC from Versatex Building Products, LLC.
"We developed these two new profiles in response to demand from contractors and distributors across the country. Once again, their perspective has helped us in responding to a hot design trend among homeowners and architects," says Versatex vice president of sales Rick Kapres.
This week Versatex dealers and distributors across the U.S. and Canada will begin to offer:
- The all-new VERSATEX shiplap profiles, available in nominal 1" x 6" and 1" x 8", with one leg at 5/8" and the other at 1/2", for a ready-made 1/8" gap.
- The innovative, reversible VERSATEX WP4 nominal 1" x 6" profile, which retains the industry-standard V-groove effect on one side but now features a nickel-gap option on the reverse.
All profiles are sold in 18' lengths that can span up to 24" on center in ceiling applications. They're equally suitable for horizontal and vertical orientation on walls, and fully compatible with the reliable, easy-to-install VERSATEX range of PVC trim elements and building materials."
"Both shiplap and nickel-gap styles have been gaining major traction for new construction as well as remodeling projects," Mr. Kapres says. While both profiles have long been associated with rustic, traditional cabins and cottages, he says, their timeless simplicity has earned them new cachet among design-conscious householders.
"Not only have we been seeing massive media coverage from consumer sources like Houzz, but our Contractor and Dealer Councils have confirmed it: Especially for high-end residential work, these surface treatments have legs."
Contractors, distributors and lumberyard operators can learn more about these and other carefree, weather-resistant VERSATEX products from regional Versatex Building Products representatives, or by calling 724-857-1111.