April 22-25, 2024 | Atlanta, Georgia USA

Online New Product Gallery

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Products must qualify as new as defined below:

A product qualifies as new if it is manufactured or exclusively distributed by a company and was introduced to the marketplace since April 8, 2022, the last day of Coverings 2022.


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The number of product submissions per exhibitor is limited to (7) seven.

There is no entry fee to submit a product for the Online New Product Gallery.

All submissions must be received by Monday, February 27, 2023.

The Online New Product Gallery will be available online on the website and mobile app.

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In no event shall the aggregate liability of Coverings to you with respect to the Online New Product Showcase exceed US $500.00.

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AKW Resource Center

Neillsville,  WI 
United States
  • Booth: 7848

Curbless showering is rightly becoming the new standard in bathroom design as it increases accessibility and safety for all. Luckily for you, we're the experts in barrier-free showering with Tuff Form Classic shower bases being sold worldwide for over 25 years. We know from experience that creating a zero-entry shower couldn't be simpler. Tuff Form bases are tried, tested and trusted by contractors all over the globe, and can be installed in 4 quick and easy steps.

 Press Releases

  • AKW Resource Center, a leading provider of accessible bathroom solutions, is inviting residential and commercial specifiers and contractors to ‘Go Curbless’, with the company’s highly successful range of Tuff Form shower bases. Designed for those wanting to create luxurious showering spaces and those living with disabilities, curbless showering is becoming the new standard in bathroom design.

    Since 2009, AKW has been helping make showering easier, safer, and more stylish for seniors, people with disabilities or health conditions, and for those looking for contemporary yet inclusive showering solutions. By removing the common obstacles associated with the bathroom, AKW has helped many people retain their independence and is a trusted and reliable supplier of barrier-free shower bases, wall panels, shower screens, grab bars and shower seats to customers in the United States and Canada. 

    Curbless shower bases
    AKW has a wide collection of zero-entry shower bases, with one of the most popular ranges the tried and tested Tuff Form Classic. Quicker and cheaper to install than other polystyrene or foam products, it enables the quick and easy creation of barrier-free showers without modifying joists. Made from structural, compression molded glass-fiber reinforced plastic (GRP), these bases offer superior strength, up to 840lbs max. on 16” centers, which is enough to support a wheelchair user and carer in the shower. Simple to install, the Tuff Form Classic Shower Base is easy to cut, enlarge and customize, and comes pre-sloped, with four gradient planes for quick, efficient drainage and in twelve sizes to accommodate any showering requirement.

    ARC’s largest single-pitch, curbless shower base, the 72” x 48” Tuff Form Ultimate Linear is another popular choice for zero-entry showers and luxury master suites. Made from the same structural GRP and offering the same superior strength of up to 840lbs, it is the ideal base for large format tile or natural stone, with one continuous pitch towards the drain. Also, thanks to its discreet, linear tile-in drain cover, it delivers a contemporary, minimalist finish. 

    Long-lasting shower wall panels
    To create durable yet stylish finishes that are easy to install and maintain, AKW’s Velena Wall Panels are ideal for accessible showers. Available in Hexagon, Subway and Large Format Tile designs, these panels are made from sheet-molded compound composite (SMC) with high strength and an extremely durable finish that supports the installation of seats and grab bars. Available in 36”, 48” and 60” widths, these panels come in a choice of two colors – cool white or subtle gray.

    ARC extended range
    Alongside AKW’s zero-entry shower bases and wall panels, the company offers a wide range of other accessible showering products. These include its incredibly popular 4000 Series Standard Shower Seat with Back & Arms, which has a fold-up seat and arms to maximize space when not in use. To complete the curbless showering experience, AKW also offers full-height Glass Shower Screens, as well as half-height Caregiver Doors for those requiring further assistance from carers or loved ones.

    Pat McGee, AKW Vice President of Sales, comments: “We are proud of the reputation that we have built across the United States and Canada for our curbless showering products. More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of this type of showering solution and thanks to our specialist knowledge, we are well placed to advise distributors on the best products to meet growing demand.”

    To find out more about AKW’s latest range of curbless showering products visit:

    For more information contact Pat at AKW 913-486-4522, Email: pmcgee@akwresourcecenter.com  or visit www.akwresourcecenter.com


  • Zero-entry shower base collections:
    <ul> <li style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><span style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;"><span lang="en-gb" style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif;" xml:lang="en-gb"><span style="color:#000000;">Tuff Form (Tuff Form Classic, Tuff Form Classic8, Tuff Form Ultimate Linear, Tuff Form Linear) bases are pre-pitched for efficient drainage, are lightweight and can be <u>installed directly onto joists WITHOUT modifying the joist!!!</u>, and can be finished with tile, stone, or weldable vinyl once fully waterproofed.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><span style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;"><span lang="en-gb" style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif;" xml:lang="en-gb"><span style="color:#000000;">FastDEK (FastDEK, FastDEK Linear) bases are pre-finished with a stone-effect surface texture available in three colors with a drain that is cleverly concealed beneath a matching cover.</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> ...

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