Victoria + Albert Moves Its Warehouse and Offices

Victoria + Albert moved its warehouse and offices to new facilities that will make its operations more efficient and allow room for continued growth. The new headquarters larger warehouse in Ladson, South Carolina has prime transport links with access to the I-26 highway. With 52,000 square feet, the new warehouse holds approximately 5 months' worth of stock at any time. The continued investment in high levels of inventory enables Victoria + Albert Baths to turn orders around in a matter of days - 48 hours to be exact. The warehouse holds inventory for the USA - and forwarding from here to South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Future plans include ta new specification showroom, creating an ideal space to view a wide range of V+A products and will also act as a training facility for agents and showroom staff.

Posted 08/11/2017




Grohe's Essence Semi-Pro Kitchen Faucets Now Offers Color Options

The new collection of Essence Semi-Pro single-handle kitchen faucets from GROHE is now available in nine attractive rainbow shades - yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, green, blue, matte sheer marble, and matte dark gray - to make a personalized statement in any kitchen, whether entertaining guests or preparing a special family meal. The flexible, easy-to-clean velvet matte black colored silicone hose, which comes standard with this faucet, can be effortlessly replaced with a color that delights the senses, no matter your mood. You can match to other surfaces and finishes in the sink area, even coordinating with holiday décor. A winner of a 2017 international Red Dot Award, the Essence Semi-Pro faucet has a sleek, modern form with convenient features for at-home chefs. These functions include: convenient one-hand operation, a spring arm that allows for full 360-degree sink mobility and a high-performance spray head that offers easy switching between spray action and regular water flow.

Posted 08/11/2017




Barclay Adds Paste Colors to Their Fireclay Collection

Barclay's Fireclay Collection now includes pretty pastels to soften kitchen decor. Hand-crafted in Italy in delicate shades like sugar paper blue, country green and yellow straw., models that are now in stock (in all three new pastel colors) include:

  • FSSB1092 - Dana 30" Single Bowl Farmer Sink
  • FSSB1094 - Dana 33" Single Bowl Farmer Sink
  • FSSB1096 - Deidra 30" Single Bowl Fluted Farmer Sink
  • FSSB1098 - Deidra 33" Single Bowl Fluted Farmer Sink
  • FSDB1566 - Josie 33" Double Bowl Farmer Sink

      Posted 08/11/2017




      Ronbow Launches Its New Brand, Ronbow Essentials

      Ronbow Corporation launched its new brand, Ronbow Essentials to appeal to the needs and budgets of price-conscious consumers. Available this fall, Essentials is the third product brand for the company joining Ronbow and Ronbow Signature. The new brand aims to open the door to a new consumer demographic and satisfy today's retail and design marketplace challenges, while also maintaining Ronbow Corporation's position as a leader in bathroom products. Furthermore, the company's product assortment strategy responds to a demand from their retail and distributor network, which have requested a solution in filling the gap previously not served with their core bath furniture line (Ronbow) and their 'best-in-class' European designed suites (Ronbow Signature). With the addition of the Ronbow Essentials brand, the company will reset each brand's product offerings and reclassify some existing product collections.

      Posted 08/11/2017




      CEU Events Updates Programs Available to DPHA Members

      CEU Events updated programs available to DPHA members:

  • CEU Video and Audio formats are now live - Subscribers will now have a Presentation Video & Presentation Audio file, along with the PDF, PowerPoint, Keynote, and Script under an account. Presentation Videos are useful for those who are not yet comfortable speaking in front of an audience. Setup your presentation with a projector or a TV with speakers and hit play. Be there to answer questions for your clients and remember to use our CEU Events platform to create invitations, invite your contacts, and take attendance at the end of the presentation! During your commute, simply play the Presentation Audio in your car to practice its cadence. It's a great tool to fine tune your presentation skills on the go!

  • Showrooms, Representatives and Manufacturers, seeking to present approved CEUs - For professionals who want to become an approved instructor for our CEU Original Series™ accredited courses. Ideal for showrooms, representatives, and manufacturers seeking to present to interior designers.

      Posted 08/11/2017




      Mountain Products' New Re-Vive Collection Shower Drains

      Mountain Products Re-Vive™ Shower Collection added new shower drains that are elegant, beautiful and functional. Enjoy the classic look of the Basket Weave (pictured) or tile-In options, or style the shower with the contemporary look of Flow, Dreamtime, or linear designs. Pairing one of these drains with the array of other Re-Vive™ shower products allows customers to rejuvenate their style. Beyond the stylistic beauty of the drain, the Re-Vive™ drain provides superior function over other square drains on the market. Unique only to Mountain, each drain comes with the patented universal cast Iron drain ring that allows for retrofit applications onto most existing floor drains. Second, the Re-Vive™ Shower Drain's two-piece construction allows for perfect, level installation EVERY time.

      Posted 08/11/2017




      Franke's New Pescara Collection

      Franke introduced its new Pescara Collection, a contemporary family of sinks and faucets with clean lines and a large, open workspace inspired by Italian tradition and its artisan culture. Pescara sinks are made from the highest quality Franke stainless steel; exceptionally resistant to staining, rust and corrosion. They are remarkably durable and an embodiment of contemporary elegance. Pescara faucets redefine functionality from the inside out, particularly the Semi-Professional model which features an innovative rear-docking spray head.

  • Franke Pescara sinks (pictured) -
    - available in seven sizes that range from a 14-inch prep sink to a 31-inch single bowl sink
    - feature 18-gauge Franke stainless steel; tight corners; square drain designs; and Franke's patented integral ledge system that incorporates a shelf grid to create a raised surface, making it easier and more comfortable to work at the sink.
    - Pescara accessories include:
    * Square Drain Cover
    * Stainless Steel Bottom Grid
    * Tempered Glass Cutting Board
    * Stainless Steel Sink Butler
    * Dual Purpose Shelf Grid
    * Extra-large colander

  • Franke's Pescara faucets -
    - available in three sizes
    - feature 360-degree spout swivel ranges and intuitive switches that allow users to easily toggle between full and needle spray.

      Posted 08/04/2017




      Turnstyle Designs' New Bullet Door Lever

      Designed by Christina Roberts, the Bullet is a bold statement, it is a design that is deliberately oversized, heavily textured and one that demands to be held. Perfectly shaped, and hand cast in Turnstyle Designs'™ trademark Amalfine™ composite, it is wonderfully tactile and ergonomic. Cast from a piece of rough hewn timber, the casting picks up every detail of wood grain, particularly prominent in the Alupewt. Available in 40 combinations of Amalfine and metal finishes and on two body sections - goose neck or combination, there is plenty of choice to find the perfect option.

      Posted 08/04/2017




      BLANCO Debuts Their QUATRUS R15 Apron Front Super Single Bowl

      BLANCO combines innovation and on-trend design with the debut of the new QUATRUS R15 Apron Front Super Single Bowl. The QUATRUS R15 brings convenience and durability to the kitchen with its single bowl apron front style, industry leading satin finish, and large corner radius that is easy to clean and maintain. The BLANCO QUATRUS R15 is available in 18 gauge stainless steel. QUATRUS R15 details are:

  • 304 series 18 gauge Stainless Steel Material
  • Bowl Depth: 9"
  • Apron Dimensions: 32"L x 2"W x 9"H
  • Apron Front style
  • Single Bowl
  • Satin Finish
  • Limited Lifetime warranty
  • Accessories: Bottom Grid

      Posted 08/04/2017




      Axent Corporation Honored with German Brand Awards

      AXENT won a German Brand Award June 29, 2017 in Berlin. The Swiss manufacturer of shower toilets received several awards: the most meaningful one in "Excellence in Branding" for interdisciplinary brand leading, as well as "Newcomer Brand of the Year" and the winner label in the category "Industry Excellence in Branding - Heating & Bathroom." The German Brand Award is the German Design Council and German Brand Institute's award for successful brands, consequent brand leading, and sustainable brand communication. It was initiated though the German Design Council which was founded in 1953 by the German Bundestag and sponsored by the German Federal Association of Industry.

      Posted 08/04/2017




      AD Waters Now Exclusive N.A. Distributor for Simas

      AD Waters has exclusive rights to distribute Italian-based Simas company products in North America. The collections being offered by AD Waters are:

  • Vignoni Collection (pictured) - the contemporary collection features a softness through its oval, egg-shaped lines. Designed to achieve a light and thin profile, the collection includes furniture, sinks, bidet and rimless toilet offerings. The furniture collection features a thick countertop, with a light oak finish; the piece gently floats against the wall. Completing the Vignoni collection is a modular drawer in a matte white or anthracite finish as well as two rectangular vanity mirrors.

  • Flow Collection - this minimalistic and dynamic collection includes a wall-mounted bidet and rimless toilet offering. In addition to toilets, the Flow Collection includes wall-mounted sink basins, available with built-in shelves and offered in square, rectangular, oval and circular forms - perfect for small spaces. All items in the Flow Collection are offered in four different colors and finishes: glossy white, glossy black, matte white, and matte anthracite.

  • Sharp Collection -
    * Washbasin - featured in four forms - circle, square, oval, rectangle - the Collection features nine models in total; each form can be designed with or without an integrated faucet hole. Offered in 10 colors ranging from subtle and relaxed hues, such as White, to rich and deep tones like chocolate, anthracite and myrtle. glossy finishes in white and black are available and matte finishes are available for all color ways.
    * Vanity - the vanity is a compact and elevated piece. Featuring an integrated sidebar that serves as a towel rack, the cabinet opens deliberately lower than the drawer to allow for additional storage space. This design can be used in 'Jack and Jill' version and features a metal anthracite matte finish. Cabinetry may be finished in dark oak or a combination of grey ashwood and matte white. The collection is completed by a rectangular backlit and a round mirror matched to a round magnetic lamp.

      Posted 08/04/2017





      Victoria + Albert Introduces a New Gloss White Finish Option

      Victoria + Albert introduced a new gloss white finish option for a selection of bathroom vanities that sets an elegant tone and offers exceptional versatility. Customers may choose from three distinctive vanities that offer the gloss white finish, including the Bosa 112 Glass, a traditional glass-topped vanity with a full-width single drawer and the stylish Lavello 114 and Mandello 114 models. Both were created by award-winning product designers Meneghello Paolelli Associati and are available in glass-topped or wall-mounted styles. The new gloss white finish is a special catalyzed spray paint that is applied in multiple coats for a long-lasting finish. Other finish options for the three vanities include gloss black and anthracite, and light grey (Bosa 112 Glass only).

      Posted 07/28/2017




      MTI Baths' Two New Pedestal Sinks

      In today's market there is a demand for beautiful, high-quality bathroom fixtures that will work in tight spaces. That's why MTI Baths has introduced two new pedestal sinks. Their footprint is modest, which is perfect when space is at a premium. Yet, the actual sink bowls are generously sized. Both are very clean and sleek in design and have an access opening in the rear.

  • Petra Pedestal Sink (pictured on the left): bowl size - 15" x 11"; pedestal size - 19" x 17" x 36"
  • Halo Pedestal Sink (pictured on the right): bowl size - 17" x 17"; pedestal size - 18" x 18" x 36"

      Posted 07/28/2017




      Top Knobs' New Kingsbridge Series

      Top Knobs unites smart contemporary lines with subtle traditional detailing to form the new Kingsbridge series. Part of the Devon Collection, the Kingsbridge series blends easily into any kitchen or bath design - redefining today's transitional looks for decorative hardware. Wide, but not too wide ... detailed, but not too ornate, the Kingsbridge series features smooth flat tops and slightly rounded edges. The base of each piece includes an extra layer of detailing with two parallel bands. And, the T-shaped knobs mimic the shape of the pulls with the same wide, flat surface area. The Kingsbridge series is available in eight sizes - three T shaped knobs: 1 3/8", 1 7/8" and 2 3/8"; four pulls - 3 3/4", 5 1/16", 6 5/16" and 12" center-to-center sizes; and a 12" appliance pull. Kingsbridge is available in eight finishes including ash gray, a rich on-trend gray and honey bronze, a light brass tone. Other available finishes include black, brushed satin nickel, polished chrome, polished nickel, sable and Umbrio.

      Posted 07/28/2017




      CEU Events Has Updated Their Programs

      CEU Events updated its programs. You can register for a program by going to the members only side of the website and following the path "Member benefits > CEU Events":

  • NEW Product Knowledge Training Management Tool for Manufacturers - CEU Events allows subscribers to add PK training courses by creating a title and description, and attaching up to five files that will be immediately visible to linked instructors/representatives. In addition to having a centralized asset management tool, updating PK materials occurs in real time to assure presenters have the most updated information at all times. CEU Events is currently working on developing a dashboard to visually monitor the performance of individual training courses by providing insight data to subscribers.
  • CEU Original Series™ Update - All current and future CEU Original Series™ courses are now accredited by NARI, as well as ASID, IIDA and IDC.

      Posted 07/28/2017





      ICERA Introduces Four New Console Lav Stands

      ICERA introduced four new console lavatory stands. Each console lavatory is designed with the entire bathroom in mind to create a coordinated composition. The lavatory stands range in style from the Renaissance (pictured), embodying a decidedly classic form, to the Julian, designed to reflect a more modern or contemporary look. The lavatory tops are impeccably crafted in vitreous china, feature MicroGlaze™ anti-microbial porcelain glaze and have eight-inch faucet centers. All four models are available in white, with select models available in balsa and black. The stainless steel stands are PVD-coated for corrosion resistance and available in polished chrome, polished nickel, satin nickel and polished brass finishes. All ICERA vitreous china products are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

      Posted 07/28/2017




      MrSteam's New iSteam3 Control

      Delivering swipe-touch functionality and sleek, contemporary styling, the iSteam®3 control from MrSteam offers a variety of exciting new options designed to perfectly adapt to the preferences of every bather, seamlessly personalizing the steam shower environment. Now available in black and white finishes, iSteam3 provides a choice of black or white display screen mode. The iSteam3 is design-matched to the high-grade AromaSteam SteamHeads and pairs seamlessly with the industry-leading MrSteam E Series Residential Steam Generators. Appealing to a wide range of customers, the iSteam3 control interface offers a choice of English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian, provides a real-time clock feature and the controls can be password protected.

      Posted 07/21/2017




      AD Waters Now Sole N.A. Distributor for Fiora

      AD Waters is now the sole distributor for the Spanish bath brand Fiora, which is making its North American debut. With the eco-friendly and simplified-installation properties that the brand brings through its innovative shower bases, Fiora is also merging the gap for showrooms across North America. For more than 10 years, the shower base category hasn't seen significant innovation outside of the acrylic shower base, which lacks as much luxury as it does anti-bacterial properties, something that Fiora proudly offers with its proprietary textured material, SILEXPOL (comprised of polyurethane and silica sand.) This textured slate-like material is extremely durable and warmer and softer to the touch than porcelain, acrylic, enamel steel and solid surface materials, is resistant to scratches, has antimicrobial properties, simplified installation and comes in 8 different colors.

      Posted 07/21/2017




      BLANCO PRECIS Adds Two New Sizes to Their Single Bowls

      BLANCO adds the PRECIS 24" and 27" Single Bowls to its renowned SILGRANIT sink collection. The stylish BLANCO PRECIS undermount sinks are perfect for maximizing smaller spaces. Available in all eight SILGRANIT colors, the BLANCO PRECIS features the rock hard durability of SILGRANIT now with the convenience and functionality to work within even the smallest of kitchens.

  • BLANCO PRECIS 27" Single Bowl details (pictured):
    -- Undermount Installation
    -- Bowl Depths: 8-3/4"
    -- Dimensions: 17-3/4" x 26-1/2"
    -- Required Outside Cabinet: 30"
    -- Accessories: Stainless Steel Grid, Stainless Steel Colander and Stainless Steel Floating Grid

  • BLANCO PRECIS 24" Single Bowl details:
    -- Undermount Installation
    -- Bowl Depths: 8-3/4"
    -- Dimensions: 17-3/4" x 23-1/2"
    -- Required Outside Cabinet: 27"
    -- Accessories: Stainless Steel Grid, Stainless Steel Colander and Stainless Steel Floating Grid

      Posted 07/21/2017




      Turnstyle Designs Celebrates Their 25th Anniversary

      The British company Turnstyle Designs, manufacturer of luxury door hardware, recently celebrated 25 years of manufacturing in Britain and of setting the standard of design-led architectural ironmongery.

      Turnstyle Designs has developed from a craft-based producer selling to shops (such as John Lewis, Purves & Purves) and Interior designers in the UK, to a company that now offers more than 30,000 different combinations of designs, materials and finishes to high-end interior designers, superyacht designers and luxury commercial projects. Products include their own range of Amalfine™ handles, (a proprietary composite blend of materials), brassware finished in house with a choice of eight different stock finishes and wide selection of beautiful leatherwork that is hand-stitched by Turnstyle's team of highly skilled leather craftswomen.

      Posted 07/21/2017




      Julien's New SmartStation Sink

      The new SmartStation sink from Julien Home Refinements gives cooks the chance to flex their creative muscle. With the ultimate accessories selection, sliding from side to side of the bowl on two levels, it centralizes all prepping and cleaning tasks leading to great culinary feats. A grid, as well as a colander, a cutting board and a drying rack, available in dark walnut or golden maple wood essences, are included with the sink. With 30 other coordinated accessories that can be added to the sink, the SmartStation offers the utmost opportunity to elevate kitchen efficiency and pleasure.

      Posted 07/21/2017




      KWC Introduces Their LUNA-E Kitchen Faucet Collection


      KWC recently introduced LUNA-E, a kitchen faucet collection that melds beauty with precision innovation, which is evident in exquisite attention to detail: micro spray technology that directs water exactly where it's needed; extensive swivel ranges and extra-long hoses that reach every inch of the sink surface; water-saving flow-rates; variable temperatures and easy-to-clean features. Brought to market by the leading supplier of luxury kitchen and bath faucets, shower systems and accessories, the LUNA-E collection is comprised of a Pull-Down Faucet, Pull-Out Faucet with jetclean™, Prep Faucet, Bar Faucet and Potfiller Service Faucet, and is available in both chrome and splendureTM stainless steel.

      Posted 07/14/2017




      Hansgrohe Launches New Products at 2017 Dwell on Design Show

      At this year's Dwell on Design, June 23-25, Hansgrohe launched its newest shower fittings - all stylish, supremely engineered and equipped with water-saving technology. Among the introductions were the new faucet and shower components from the chic AXOR Montreux collection and a suite of showerheads and showerpipes from the Hansgrohe brand. The dynamic AXOR FINISHPLUS program, which offers bespoke AXOR fittings in highly durable finishes was also on view.

  • AXOR Montreux (Created by Phoenix Design for the AXOR brand) - AXOR Montreux merges traditional elegance with superior German engineering and modern details. The Belle Époque inspired designs in the line include the AXOR Montreux 210 Single Hole Faucet (pictured), and the AXOR Montreux Widespread Faucet, which is available with either lever or cross handles. These are complemented by AXOR Montreux shower fittings, including the AXOR Montreux 1-jet handshower, AXOR Montreux Thermostatic Trim and AXOR Montreux wallbar.
  • AXOR FINISHPLUS capability - the AXOR Montreux and other AXOR offerings can be ordered in several richly-hued finishes and with other custom modifications.
  • The Hansgrohe brand showcased energy-efficient, high performance showerheads and handshowers that meet the latest codes, including California CEC legislation. Shower fittings shown included two showerpipes: the Raindance Select E 300 with ShowerSelect Controls and the Croma Select E 180. These units are all-in-one shower solutions, and because they are outside the wall, they can be easily installed and maintained. The Raindance Select E 300 model features.

      Posted 07/14/2017




      Artelinea's Mirror Now Produced with Natural Light

      Artelinea USA recently announced that its mirrors will now be produced with natural light. Cold and warm lights will be available upon request only without any additional cost.

      For a total well-being, lighting engineering is at the core of Artelinea's solutions: mirrors are enlightened with integrated LED lighting which can also be regulated in intensity thanks to sensors applied in the mirror. And energy-saving and long lasting lighting guarantee a green technology.

      Posted 07/14/2017




      Dezi Home's New Serenti Series

      With clean lines and precise angles, the new, streamlined Sereniti Series from Dezi Home eliminates clutter while bringing peace and order to the bath. Sereniti features a sleek rectangular Towel Bar, a hardworking towel hook, towel ring, tumbler holder, soap dish, soap shelf, paper holders and wall-mounted or tabletop soap dispensers. Plus, an innovative horizontal mounted double towel bar is ideal for smaller spaces and makes an edgy design statement with space-saving practicality. Thoughtful design elements that set the Sereniti Series apart from the pack include:

  • A lustrous backplate that's visible even when towels are hung
  • Concealed hardware to keep the focus on the sleek, beautiful design
  • Five decorative finishes including today's trending Matte Black

      Posted 07/14/2017




      Nantucket Sinks' New Tri-Fold Brochures

      Nantucket Sinks announced the availability of new tri-fold brochures showing off the complete line of its sinks. They offer 36 models of fireclay, 55 models of 16 Ga. stainless, 35 granite composites and 33 models of vitreous china lavatories. Nantucket Sinks' newest series is the "Vineyard Collection". It is made from genuine Italian fireclay and shows off the uniqueness of Italian artisans with hand finished designs. One series is the "Pietra Sarda" - it has a speckled stone look that is flecked with natural muted hues reminiscent of a rocky shore. he other is the "Shabby" - with the look of painted barn-board, weathered by the elements that has lost its coat in all the right places. The "Shabby" comes in three base colors and both series come in three sizes. The Cape Collection also shows the addition of many new items including two undermount bowls.

      Posted 07/14/2017




      Franke Promotes Two Senior Level Executives

      Franke is reshaping its Kitchen Systems leadership team by promoting two experienced senior level executives:

  • Oliver Bahr was named President, Franke Kitchen Systems North America (pictured on the left). Bahr will drive strategic priorities, infusing within his team the company's vision of tomorrow's kitchen as the heart of the home, with the sink, faucet, innovative accessories, food waste disposers and water filtration systems at its center. Bahr joined Franke Kitchen Systems in 2013 as head of Sales & Marketing for the U.S. retail channel, and later assumed the role of VP Sales. Bahr has 15 years of strategic sales, marketing, and management experience at companies such as Bosch Power Tools and Black & Decker. He received his bachelor's degree in marketing and psychology from Johnson & Wales University. He enjoys playing ice hockey and golf and spending time with his wife and two children. He and his family currently reside in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Daniel Schwab was named VP Sales, Franke Kitchen Systems & KWC North America (pictured on the right). Schwab will continue to develop awareness of Franke and KWC and maintain focus on the strategic development and growth of the sales channel for both Franke and KWC, while underscoring the importance of the highest quality products and their benefits to the customer. Schwab has 10 years' experience in strategic management and project execution. Most recently, he worked for Franke in Switzerland and was closely involved in sales excellence initiatives for the group. Since joining Franke as Chief of Staff & Corporate Project Leader in 2015, Schwab has led numerous M&A projects and has been a key driver of Franke's group-wide initiatives: the Sales Excellence and Innovation Push. Prior to joining Franke, Schwab was business development manager for the Sulzer Group and a project leader for The Boston Consulting Group. He graduated from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland with a degree in strategic management and marketing. Schwab enjoys cooking, is a passionate snowboarder and likes spending time with his children. Schwab and his family are new residents of Nashville, Tenn.

      Posted 07/07/2017




      The First-Ever BLANCO by Design Contest

      BLANCO challenges designers and trade professionals to enter the first ever BLANCO by Design Contest, which launched on June 2, 2017. Participants are required to enter three photos of a kitchen design featuring at least one BLANCO sink and faucet completed in 2016-2017 for a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000. Entries are currently being accepted online now and ending November 30, 2017 at 11:59PM EST. 1st place prizes are $1,000 each for notable kitchen and laundry/mudrooms plus an honorable mention at $500. Winners will be selected by a jury of design professionals. To enter the BLANCO by Design contest, visit their contest website here.

      Posted 07/07/2017




      Mountain Products' New MT670-2 Chill Water Chiller

      Ask your customers what it would be like to have ice cold water anytime you want without having to wait for it to cool down? Explain that an instantly perfect cup of lemonade or ice tea made with the Mountain Products Chill Water Chiller is a refreshing way to cool down on a hot summer day. Mountain Chill hides cleanly and simply beneath the sink and provides 1.5 gallons (per hour) of crisp, cool water from the kitchen faucet. Customers who have the Mountain Chill Water Chiller in their homes is the ultimate in convenience. When paired with the Mountain Pure Filtration System, cold, clean and pure water can be can be enjoyed anytime day or night.

      The new MT670-2 features:
  • Cools your water to between 39deg F to 50deg FLarge ½ gallon stainless steel tank
  • 1.5 gallons per hour
  • Lead free
  • 3 year compressor warranty
  • Adaptor allows for connection to either 3/8" or ¼" tubing
  • L 16" x H 10 3/16" x W 11.25"

      Posted 07/07/2017




      California Faucets' Latest Video Unveiling Their New 1-Hole Faucets


      In a sea of product messages vying for our attention every day, California Faucets has taken a different direction with Aqua Pella, its latest Pixar-inspired video introducing the company's new lineup of single-hole faucets. In the tradition of Tub Filler Fever, which went viral in the industry, Aqua Pella is the fun and memorable story of five faucets showing off their unique design personalities while performing before judges in a singing competition. The headliners stepping up to the stage in the video production include the clean-lined Arpeggio, the geometrically inspired Bel Canto and the sleek Zen-like Morro Bay. Each single-hole faucet in the group auditions in a different size or artisan finish from the company's wide selection. To view the new video, click here.

      Posted 07/07/2017




      The Petite Vanity Collection from Ronbow

      The Petite Vanity Collection from Aravo by Ronbow fulfills the desire for modern style and functionality within a modest space with its refined looks, small frame and maximum storage capabilities. Once opened, the vanity features several storage components including those hung at the vanity's doors. Petite also comes with a variety of simple accessories: an LED mirror with an illuminating frame surrounding it and a hairdryer holder. The recessed finger pulls integrated into the vanity add a unique detail to the Petite Collection. At an 18" by 14" footprint, the modern vanity makes a perfect addition to any urban apartment or powder room in need of a storage solution. The innovative ceramic sinktop that fits on top of the Petite vanity features a geometric beveled shape with a unique drain cover that is integrated into the floor of the sink, resulting in the water disappearing at the infinity of the sink. The Petite comes in two color combinations: glossy white with a sandy oak finish and a glossy empire gray with a smoked walnut finish.

      Posted 07/07/2017




      MrSteam Upgrades Their VirtualSpa Steam Shower Configuration Tool

      MrSteam released a new and upgraded edition of its popular VirtualSpa steam shower configuration tool. Version 3.0 helps users explore and understand the many steam shower options available to them, as well as simplifies steam generator sizing. In addition to offering a more intuitive site navigation, the new VirtualSpa makes it more straightforward for users to preview and change their selections throughout the planning process. The site also provides more in-depth product details and specifications, as well as improved functionality on smartphones and tablets.

      Posted 06/30/2017




      Alno Inc Has a New YouTube Channel

      "Creations" by Alno, Inc. now has a YouTube channel, where it posted videos showing the production of Bates & Bates' ceramic and brass sinks. Each sink is made entirely by hand, taking up to 40 hours for the ornate brass sinks. Three new models were recently added to the sculptured metal collection and two new models are planned for the Artistry in Ceramic collection. If you need a copy of the pricing and dimensions for the new brass sinks, contact Jim Malcolm at Jimmalcolm@alnoinc.com.

      Posted 06/30/2017




      Newport Brass Introduces The Taft and Chesterfield Collections

      Newport Brass introduced the Taft and Chesterfield kitchen collections. They are constructed of durable, solid brass and designed and manufactured in sunny California. With knurled base detail, the Taft (pictured) features a curved spout that joins the slightly flared, integrated pull-out spray, creating a refined aesthetic. The Chesterfield's distinctive pull-out spray highlights a traditional, yet bold kitchen design. Newport Brass' unique magnetic docking system secures the spray engine to the spout when not in use and a pivoting ball spray engine inlet fitting allows for enhanced directional control. Both collections include matching water delivery and accessory products and are offered in 29 finishes including: vintage copper, oil rubbed bronze, antique copper and a variety of PVD offerings.

      Posted 06/30/2017




      Barclay's New Grids for Their Farmer Sinks

      Dress up and protect your fireclay farmer sink with Barclay's™ flashy new sink grids. These sink grids are fabricated from durable 304-grade stainless steel with rubber feet to protect sinks from scratches. The grids come in the following sizes:

  • FS1046 WIREGRID - 17 1/4" x 15 1/4" (Fits their Baird sink)
  • FS1038 WIREGRID - 21 1/2" x 15 1/4" (Fits their Calixo sink)
  • FS1040 WIREGRID - 27 1/2" x 15 1/4" (Fits their Crisfield sink)
  • FS1530 WIREGRID - 14" x 15 1/4" (2 grids fit their Langley sink)

      Posted 06/30/2017




      GlassCrafters Electric Option Wins ADEX Product Award

      GlassCrafters was recently honored for design excellence for its mirrored medicine cabinets with electric option by architects and designers who voted in the Design Journal's annual ADEX product awards competition. GlassCrafters' functional mirrored cabinet with electric option delivers a beautifully designed cabinet with 2 electrical outlets, an LED white shelf light (ideal for nighttime use) and a heated door defogger.

      Posted 06/30/2017




      Franke Introduced New Products at the 2017 ICFF Show

      Franke introduced an array of industry-first new products at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York from May 21-24, 2017:

  • Pescara Sinks and Faucets combine quality, craftsmanship, performance and innovation.
    * Pescara sinks are available in seven sizes that range from an 18-inch prep sink to a 36-inch single bowl sink; feature 18-gauge Franke stainless steel; tight radius corners; square drain designs; and Franke's patented integral ledge system that incorporates a shelf grid to create a raised surface, making it easier and more comfortable to work at the bowl.
    * Pescara faucets are available in four styles: Pull-Down Faucet (comes in three sizes), a Deck Mount Pot Filler, Wall Mount Pot Filler, and Prep Faucet. The Pull-Down faucets feature an intuitive switch that allows for altering between full and needle spray; water-saving flow rates between 1.75 - 2.2 gpm; and three finishes: polished chrome, steel or satin nickel.

  • Absinthe Faucets blend elegant aesthetics with state-of-the-art technology. Available in six styles - 1-Hole Faucet with Side Spray, Pull-Down Faucet, Pull-Out Faucet, Wall Mount Pot Filler Faucet (pictured), Bar Faucet and Prep Faucet. Franke's Absinthe line features extensive swivel ranges; water-saving flow rates; and four finishes: matte black, polished nickel, satin nickel, or polished chrome finish. Absinthe faucets, available in showrooms nationwide beginning in July.

  • StillPure Filtration System filters out limescale, metals, chlorine and more. The StillPure Franke Filtration App - now available for download in app stores for Apple and Android smart phones - works with the FM100 Monitor (a Bluetooth monitor that easily attaches to the Filtration System) to track how many filtered gallons of water a household consumes and conveniently alerts users when it's time to change the filter. It's the definition of luxury for environmentally responsible consumers, whose water usage alerts are sent directly to their cell phones.

      Posted 06/23/2017




      SIDLER International's New SIDELIGHT

      The new beautiful design complemented by functionality makes the SIDELIGHT from SIDLER International your futuristic solution today. Dimmable Seamless LED has taken a step further with the temperature lighting option of 3000K or 4000K for your lighting preference. You will love the accessibility of the built-in USB and outlets as well as the SIDLER® patented shelf adjustment system. The integrated lighting system continues to be a signature for SIDLER® with SilverLasting and anodized aluminum body. To see the video on the new SIDLER Sidelight, simply click here.

      Posted 06/23/2017




      Watermark Designs' New Elements Collection

      Watermark Designs' new Elements collection is comprised of:

  • Fourteen handle styles called Covers and which are grouped into four material categories:
    * RAW (Created by JM Lifestyles, USA) - Hand poured, sealed and reinforced concrete, you may choose from: Chalk, Military, Poured and Screed
    *ROCK (Created by Marmi Serafini, Italy) - Uniquely hand-finished natural stones and marbles, you may choose from: Carrara, Exquisite Rose, Jungle & Volcano
    * LUMBER (Created by WoodForm, USA) - Real wood grain and texture captured and sealed into concrete, you may choose from: Charred, Ground, Smoked & Teak
    * FORGED (Created by Anka, UK) - Handworked and lacquered liquid metal, you may choose from: Oil Slick & Oxblood

  • Each cover has a base, which is made of brass and is available in any of Watermark's 24 finishes.
  • Along with the base, there are two options for Inserts, which are decorative and help provide additional grip. The Inserts are available in two styles: Bridge style and Scallop style. These Inserts are also available in any of Watermark's 24 finishes. The Inserts are snapped into place and held using Watermark's patent pending rare earth magnets.
  • The collection has several faucet Body choices - also available in 24 finishes.

      Posted 06/23/2017




      BLANCO'S IKON Sink Wins 2017 A' Design Platinum Award

      BLANCO's new IKON® Apron Front Single Bowl Sink won a 2017 A' Design Platinum Award. Known as the largest and most renowned international design award in the world, the annual A' Design Award & Competition aims to continuously motivate designers, companies and brands to develop high-end and innovative products. Amongst the 1,958 winners from 98 different countries is the BLANCO IKON, which is the first Apron Front sink of its kind. Made of BLANCO's patented SILGRANIT® material, the IKON is the perfect combination of design, function and durability. The BLANCO IKON has previously been honored with awards such as KB Culture, Good Design, Interior Design Best of Year Finalist, IDA Honorable Mention, PIA Winner and IDA Finalist.

      Posted 06/23/2017




      The New Genova Vanity from Ronbow

      The new Genova vanity from Ronbow is a cross between traditional and transitional design. Its large, grand molding with picture frame drawers gives the vanity a comfortable, relaxed yet refined look, while the beautiful Sabbia Beige finish creates a neat, clean feel. The beautifully shaped cone legs of the vanity effortlessly complement the oversized hardware that is easy to match with a brushed brass faucet. Genova is complete with a Carrara marble top and is offered in 30", 36," 48" and 60".

      Posted 06/23/2017




      MTI Baths' New BASICS Tubs

      MTI Baths'™ BASICS tubs are value-priced, available in popular sizes and shapes, easy to install and manufactured in cast acrylic. Production time is quick: drop-in soakers and whirlpools are ready to ship in 5 business days; air baths and freestanding models in 7. And just because the project has a thin budget, it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice craftsmanship and quality. MTI BASICS tubs are handcrafted, water-tested and quality-inspected. MTI's goal is to provide plumbing contractors and business owners with handcrafted, quality products that will last. The MTI BASICS® tub model MBXFSX5832 features an integrated faucet deck to accommodate a Roman Tub faucet, an above floor rough-in so it can be installed on a slab or to make renovation a breeze, and a quick drain connection, all in a compact size of just 58" long x 32" wide.

      Posted 06/16/2017




      MrSteam Linear Steamhead a Finalist in 2017 NYCxDESIGN Awards

      The MrSteam Linear SteamHead has been honored as a finalist in the 2017 NYCxDESIGN Awards in the bath category. The NYCxDESIGN Awards were created by Interior Design and ICFF to honor outstanding products exhibited at the annual citywide NYCxDESIGN celebration. The sleek and slender horizontal profile of the Linear SteamHead delivers an even dispersion of steam, smoothly and quietly, while remaining nearly invisible to the bather. Designed to be discreet and unobtrusive, this first-of-its-kind steamhead is stowed almost entirely behind the wall with only a long, narrow channel visible to release a ribbon of steam into the shower space. You may view the complete results of the 2017 NYCxDESIGN Awards here: https://nycxdesignawards.secure-platform.com/a.

      Posted 06/16/2017




      BainUltra's New Monarch Collection

      Introducing the Monarch Collection by BainUltra®, a stunning achievement of design and engineering that pairs exquisite materials with an oh-so-luxurious level of bathing comfort and wellness therapies. The je ne sais quoi of the Monarch Collection begins with its innovative use of quartz and acrylic together for the first time in a tub design. The two materials complement each other perfectly, with the lovely quartz stonework outlining the perimeter of the tub as a seamless deck. No other tile surfaces are needed to complete the deck, creating an elegant yet highly durable surface with inherent antibacterial properties. The clean lines and sleek sophistication of the Monarch Collection makes it a lovely choice for high-end bathrooms and especially well-suited for luxurious condominiums. The tubs are available in drop-in or alcove settings and come in a variety of shapes and dimensions, including a traditional rectangle, a one-sided curved design for a modern look, or a curved-on-four-sides model that resembles a freestanding bath. The inner shell of the tub is finished in pure white acrylic in a high gloss or UltraVelour matte finish, while the deck is outfitted in a stunning selection of quartz stone in a range of rich hues and textures. A wall-mounted or freestanding faucet completes the look.

      Posted 06/16/2017




      Stone Forest's Calma Tub Receives Metropolis Likes Award

      Stone Forest® received this year's Metropolis Likes award for their new Calma tub. Carved from a single block of either limestone or Marquina taupe marble, Calma is, as its name implies, a bathtub that provides a most beautiful respite. The editors of Metropolis magazine selected their favorite products from the city wide design fest, as part of a biannual award program known as #MetropolisLikes. The soft and sculptural lines of this freestanding tub combine a simple yet sophisticated design.

      Posted 06/16/2017




      Artelinea USA's New Domino44 Collection

      The new Domino44 Collection from Artelinea USA steals the show with its simplicity which encompasses elegance, functionality, experience, safety and versatility. The round white glass is defused by horizontal strips of colour. The possibility of combining modules and accessories (columns, cubes in coloured metal) means that Domino44 is completely adaptable to the space available, and is extremely customizable. 44 cm in depth with one or two drawers, with accessories and complementary items including a new basin in Opalite, Domino44 wants to bring character and personality to the bathroom space.

      Posted 06/16/2017




      Victoria + Albert's New Unlacquered Brass Finish

      Brass fixtures are among the hottest trends in bathroom design with today's styles showcasing a warmer and more sophisticated vibe than the bold brass of decades past. Victoria + Albert's beautiful new unlacquered brass finish is now available for all Florin and Staffordshire faucets. Known as a "living finish," unlacquered brass ages naturally over time, developing a unique patina over the lifespan of the fixture. If desired, the finish can be maintained in a polished state with the regular use of a metal cleaner. The Florin (pictured) and Staffordshire Collections were chosen to showcase this exceptional new finish. The Staffordshire line celebrates "New Traditional" design and its graceful combination of classic styles and modern lines, while Florin faucets capture the essence of the Art Deco aesthetic in a fresh way. Both collections are also available in a wide range of faucet designs for the tub, basin and shower.

      Posted 06/09/2017




      The New Solutions Vanity Collection by Ronbow

      As the name suggests, the Solutions vanity collection from the Aravo by Ronbow series provides the ultimate solution for any bathroom need. The simple and clean vanity creates ample storage while allowing for true customization for any bathroom with the ability to change the legs, knobs and storage configuration to reflect individual style. With more than 300 different combinations, the Solutions collection comes in three different leg styles: round, square and toe kick. The knobs come in three styles: rectangular, round and handle-style knobs with polished chrome, brushed nickel or brushed brass finishes. Depending on the size chosen, the Solutions vanity includes two shelves and a pull-out drawer with an innovative hairdryer holder for maximum storage. Optional accessories for the collection include removable bamboo makeup caddies, bamboo drawer organizers and a sink bridge for the trough-style ceramic sinktop. Complete the collection with a round or rectangular LED mirror to add high-tech function to the bath. The Solution collection comes in matte white or empire gray finish and is available in 24", 30", 36" and 48" vanity sizes.

      Posted 06/09/2017




      BLANCO Launches Their ATURA Faucet

      BLANCO launched its ATURA faucet with pull-down spray. Featuring an attractive high arc (16 3/8" tall with a 9" reach) and solid brass body, the ATURA is the perfect fit for any style kitchen or budget. The BLANCO ATURA offers a high performance dual spray and is available in a standard 2.2 GPM and well as a 1.5 CALGREEN water-saving model. BLANCO ATURA is available in a pull-down dual spray as well as a bar faucet model, has a ceramic disc cartridge and limited lifetime warranty, and comes in both polished chrome and stainless finish.

      Posted 06/09/2017




      Alape's New WP.FO Basin

      Alape's™ new WP.FO is not a simple basin - it is a delicate workpiece that embraces the corresponding furniture to create a homogeneous unity. With WP.FO, furniture and washstand become an intrinsic work of art inspired by current trends of modern architecture. Based on a concept by Gerhard Busalt, the shape of the homogeneous body - which combines basin, shelf and furniture - reveals influences of modern architecture. WP.FO combines material lightness and functionality into an extraordinary balance. The optimised storage space with hidden drawer runners creates the required bathroom space. The handle-less furniture is equipped with a push-to-open mechanism. Drawers can be equipped with internal drawer dividers, dispenser boxes and shelves. The front of the frame is presented in five silk-matte finishes that were specially developed for WP.FO. The two subtle brown tones - moonstone and shadow earth - integrate perfectly into a quiet living ambiance, whereas the two vibrant tones - grey fossil and aubergine - set accents in the bathroom. Classic white rounds off the color palette. WP.FO is available in two depths - 450 mm for wall-mounted fittings and 500 mm for deck-mounted fittings - and three different widths: 800, 1,000 and 1,250 mm.

      Posted 06/09/2017




      Infinity Drain Unveils New Center Drain Products at ICFF

      Infinity Drain unveiled new center drain products at the ICFF Show a few weeks ago. These new center drains from Infinity Drain features include:

  • 5 New decorative strainer patterns
  • 4" Square, 5" square, and round strainer options
  • Engineered resistance fit tray instead of magnetic hold
  • Stainless steel throat in standard or high flow rates
  • Available as 'strainer only' or as complete kit.
  • Product available to ship June 1, 2017.

      Posted 06/09/2017




      Steamist's New & Advanced 550 Digital Control

      Steamist's® newest, most advanced control system, the 550 Digital Control, is equipped with a myriad of in-demand functions and features that enhance shower design and elevate the user experience. The new 550 Digital Control offers unparalleled flexibility through its large, high-definition touchscreen display featuring multiple-language capabilities and easily adjustable font sizes. Depending on the homeowner's preference, the control can be installed in Portrait (vertical) or Landscape (horizontal) orientation. Compatible with Steamist's TSG or SM Plus steam generators, the 550 can operate all Total Sense™ Spa Options such as AromaSense, ChromaSense, AudioSense and ShowerSense. Two user profiles can be programmed for instant access to temperature, duration and spa option preferences. Another breakthrough component of the 550 Digital Control is Steamist's patent-pending dual-temperature technology, which allows for superior temperature accuracy and delivers a more consistent and comfortable steam experience than ever before.

      Posted 06/02/2017




      Franke Awarded Platinum 2017 ADEX Awards for Design Excellence

      Franke's recently received a Platinum 2017 ADEX Awards for Design Excellence.

  • Franke 3-in-1 Faucet - Franke's 3-in-1 filter faucets produce hot, cold and filtered water all from one faucet and work with Franke's new filtration app, which monitors usage of filtered water and reminds users when it's time to replace filters through a Bluetooth connection. Franke's 3-in-1 faucets are available in two different models. Both faucets are built with dual pipes and aerators to ensure that filtered water and tap water are never in contact.
  • -- The Ambient 3-in-1 Filter Faucet, made of low lead brass and available in chrome and satin nickel, features a sleek, slim and modern design.
  • -- The EOS 3-in-1 Filter Faucet, uniquely made of stainless steel both inside out, is compatible with Franke's Fast-In Quick Install Sink System.

  • Franke Chef Center - The Chef Center features two versatile, anti-microbial compartments that can serve as a composter, wine bucket, storage bin, or any other purpose imaginable. Adding to its all-in-one appeal, the Chef Center also comes with an array of custom accessories, including a cutting board, colander, grid, mobile drainer board, push button remote controlled operated strainer basket and Franke's exclusive Roller Mat. Thoughtfully designed and engineered in Switzerland, the Chef Center's wide basin accommodates large pots and pans easily, and the sink reveal allows the custom accessories to lay flat on the sink ledge and slide easily from side to side. Handcrafted from premium-quality 18-gauge stainless steel, the Chef Center also features superior sound absorption to significantly reduce disposal and dishwashing noise.

      Posted 06/02/2017




      California Faucets' New Tamalpais Bath Series

      Utilitarian design. Exposed pipe. Distressed finishes. These are the adjectives that describe "industrial design," the inspiration behind California Faucets new Tamalpais bath series, which brings a hip, yet distinctively upscale look to modern bath environments. The widespread faucet featuring a clean-lined, 7-inch height, L-shaped and cylindrical spout and ADA compliant handles is the centerpiece of the series. As added bonuses, the bath faucet is offered with a 1.2 gallons per minute, water-saving aerator, quarter-turn ceramic disc valves that promise long-lasting, maintenance-free use, plus flexible braided hoses that simplify installation. In addition to the widespread, the Tamalpais series includes a wall-mount vessel lavatory faucet, Roman tub set, wall-mount tub spout and handles, a bidet set, thermostatic and pressure balance shower controls, and a full range of coordinating accessories. The Tamalpais lavatory faucet and accompaniments are constructed of solid-brass and available in more than 30 artisan finishes, from classic chrome, brass, and nickel tones to rustic copper and bronze looks. Of these, 15 PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finishes are guaranteed for life against tarnishing.

      Posted 06/02/2017




      Valley Acrylic Recognized by Canadian Design & Construction Report

      Valley Acrylic was recently recognized by Canadian Design & Construction Report as one of Canada's top 10 mechanical and plumbing industry professionals. Valley Acrylic (Valley) is a B.C.-based, female-owned, environmentally focused company dedicated to the design and manufacture of new and innovative bathroom products. The company's acrylic bathtubs, showers, modular bathing systems, shower receptors and fixtures are designed and manufactured with the goals of being healthy, easy to clean, easy to install, and to look good. To read the entire article in Canadian Design & Construction Report, just click here.

      Posted 06/02/2017




      Dornbracht Introduces Their Vaia Collection

      This spring, Dornbracht introduced Vaia. Inspired by eclectic style, the distinctive design of the new premium designer fitting is both elegant and progressive. Vaia is equally at home in traditional and modern bathrooms, as well as those that combine elements of eclectic style. The Vaia series incorporates a soft, balanced design language with an attitude that is receptive to anything new. Its delicate spout features a traditional shape and transposes to a new, open silhouette. There is a traditional feel to the handles as well - available as cross-handles or levers - that combine geometric shapes and soft contours. The rosettes are tapered, creating an especially smooth transition to the washstand. With fittings and accessories for washstand, bidet, shower and bath applications, Vaia brings creative freedom to transitional bathroom design. Vaia is available in platinum matte and polished chrome finishes. Beginning in autumn 2017, Dornbracht will introduce a new finish: an exquisite dark platinum matte. Its dark, lightly brushed silk matte color is warm, soft and grounding, creating a feeling of old-world charm in the bathroom. The new variant provides another opportunity to individualize the bathroom.

      Posted 06/02/2017




      Mountain Products' New Ultra-Thin Revive Handshower


      Thin is in. Mountain Products has introduced a matching handshower to complement its ultra-thin Revive Showerheads. Just like the showerheads, the handshowers are constructed in stainless steel and mimic that sleek, thin profile with a 30° ergonomic bend. The handle is double walled to prevent scalding and available in round and square shapes. Also offered in the Re-Vive™ collection are the waterway, slide rail and hand shower hose.

      Posted 05/26/2017




      Elkay's "Designed by the Dozen" Contest

      Elkay is offering designers the opportunity to win up to $2,000 in select Elkay products each month and one grand prize winner to received $25,000 to create the ultimate kitchen makeover at year end. You can visit Elkay.com/DesignedbytheDozen or use the hashtag #ElkayEveryday on Facebook and Twiiter to share a picture of your completed kitchen design to be entered to win. No purchase is necessary and the contest ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 12/31/17.

      Posted 05/26/2017




      Hansgrohe USA Launches the AXOR Montreux Collection

      Hansgrohe launched several new hospitality solutions and programs at this year's HD Expo, May 3-5. The exciting introductions included new faucets and shower components from the AXOR Montreux collection, as well as stylish, high-performing and eco-conscious showerheads and showerpipes from the Hansgrohe brand. The show also marked the début of AXOR FINISHPLUS, a dynamic program that offers bespoke AXOR fittings in highly durable finishes to meet the needs of top commercial projects around the world. A working handshower "fountain" was also on display, allowing visitors to see and test out Hansgrohe's latest Select shower technology firsthand. Introductions on display included:

  • Created by Phoenix Design, AXOR Montreux features a Belle Époque-inspired design for the AXOR Montreux 210 Single Hole Faucet and the AXOR Montreux Widespread Faucet (pictured). Both faucets are available with either lever or cross handles. These are complemented by AXOR Montreux shower fittings, including the AXOR Montreux 1-jet handshower, AXOR Montreux Thermostatic Trim and AXOR Montreux wallbar. With the new AXOR FINISHPLUS capability, these and other AXOR offerings can be ordered in several richly hued finishes and with other custom modifications.

  • Hansgrohe showcased energy-efficient, high performance showerheads and handshowers that meet the latest codes, including California CEC legislation. Shower fittings include two showerpipes: the Raindance Select E 300 with ShowerSelect Controls and the Croma Select E 180. These units are all-in-one shower solutions, and because they are outside the wall, they can be easily installed and maintained. The Raindance Select E 300 model features a generously proportioned Raindance Select E 300 showerhead and Raindance Select E 120 handshower. Integrated into its body are ShowerSelect controls, which can be engaged at the touch of a button. The Croma Select E includes a showerhead and handshower.

      Posted 05/26/2017




      BLANCO's ARTONA Kitchen Faucet Wins 2017 Red Dot Award

      BLANCO announced its ARTONA® kitchen faucet won a 2017 Red Dot award in the Product Design category. The Red Dot design competition has been awarding products for good design and innovation for more than 60 years. Products from around the world were judged by a jury of 40 independent designers, design professors and special journalists. The 2017 competition received more than 5,500 entries from a total of 54 countries. The BLANCO ARTONA® faucet with pull-down spray is offered in a variety of dual finishes to coordinate with BLANCO's SILGRANIT® colors as well as full chrome and stainless models. The ARTONA offers both kitchen and bar/prep models and also has different spray models for water conservation.

      Posted 05/26/2017




      KWC Wins Two 2017 ADEX Awards

      KWC's INTRO faucet was recently awarded a Platinum 2017 ADEX Award for Design Excellence, and KWC's PIANA faucet received a Gold ADEX Award for Design Excellence.

  • PIANA features an inclined-upward spout which provides extra space between the faucet and sink bowl. It's ergonomic lever design fits comfortably in the user's hand, and its swiveling or fixed spout makes cleaning easy. The faucet is complete with CoolFix® Technology, which allows cold (as opposed to lukewarm) water to flow when the lever is in its central position, thereby drastically reducing hot water consumption. Flow rates of 1.2 gpm help save water. PIANA is available in three single-lever designs: standard, vessel and widespread.

  • INTRO is distinguished by technological innovations such as a Neoperl® Caché® SSR E swiveling jet regulator, which allows consumers to change the direction and angle of the jet of water to suit their needs. The collection features a single lever faucet and a widespread faucet. It also features feature innovative, water spa technology including thermostatic and pressure balance valves that intuitively control water temperature and flow, and CoolFix® that only allows cold (as opposed to lukewarm) water to flow when the lever is in its central position, thereby drastically reducing hot water consumption. In addition, flow rates between 1.2 - 1.75 gallons per minute (gpm) ensure that KWC faucets help save water and protect the environment.

      Posted 05/26/2017




      Lenova's New PermaClean Apron Front Ledge Prep Sink

      Lenova's new PERMACLEAN APRON FRONT LEDGE PREP SINK combines exceptional good looks with serious hands-on practicality. As part of Lenova's popular Apron Front Collection, this sink offers a modern interpretation of a classic look with sleek lines and a graceful 10" bowed front. It's available in a single or double bowl configuration, with a low divider in the double-bowl layout to accommodate large pots with long handles. One of the most notable aspects of the sink is its engineered platform ledge that allows it to easily convert to a food prep center when accessorized with an optional stainless steel colander, roll-up grid drainer, and bamboo cutting board. As an added bonus, this new sink features Lenova's PermaClean drain system - a seamless design that eliminates unsightly drain lines and creates a smooth high-end look that is more sanitary and includes removable splash guards and strainer baskets. Crafted from durable commercial-grade 304 stainless steel, the PermaClean Apron Front Ledge Prep Sink is a smart and sophsticated addition to any kitchen. Standard features include an easy-to-clean satin finish and five-side sound baffling pads.

      Posted 05/19/2017




      California Faucets Strengthens Its Leadership Team

      California Faucets is strengthening its leadership team with two promotions on the executive level and a new senior manager of customer experience:

  • Steven Weinberg (pictured) has been promoted from National Sales Manager to Vice President, Sales. Along with continuing to oversee the company's growing sales team serving distributor partners nationwide, Weinberg will assume a greater role in developing companywide sales strategies. Weinberg has been with California Faucets since 2011; his extensive experience in the K&B space also includes owning and operating The Glassmith Shop bath showroom and serving as president of the Decorative Plumbing Hardware Association (DPHA).

  • Brian Hunt has been promoted to Vice President, Operations. Formerly the Director of Operations, Hunt will remain in charge of production and manufacturing, supply chain, facilities, and IT while taking a greater role in strategic planning alongside the rest of the executive team. He also will focus on facility and equipment planning, efficient factory layout, staff safety initiatives, supply chain optimization, and IT implementation. Part of the California Faucets team since 2013, Hunt previously worked with RSI Home Products and Dell Computers.

  • Finally, the company has brought in Mitch Carter for its newly created Senior Manager, Customer Experience position. As a leader of California Faucets' customer service team, Carter will help preserve and strengthen the company's reputation for world-class customer experiences while simultaneously accommodating ongoing expansion. Carter joins California Faucets following 19 years at Verizon, including a strategic role in which he was integrally involved in helping to improve customer service worldwide.

      Posted 05/19/2017




      Watermark Designs Meets EPA Certification Criteria

      Watermark Designs announced that its most popular faucet and shower fixtures have met EPA certification criteria, thereby affording them the ability to use the important WaterSense® label. Products bearing the WaterSense® label have been independently certified to perform well; help save water, energy and money; and encourage innovation in manufacturing. You can see Watermark Designs' products on the EPA website here: https://www.epa.gov/watersense/product-search.

      Posted 05/19/2017




      Duravit's New Luv Collection

      Duravit's new Luv collection, designed by Cecilie Manz, made its US debut in Las Vegas earlier this month at the HD Expo. Luv is defined by soft, muted colors and a signature, oval shape that was inspired by the simple image of a bowl filled with water resting on a table. The collection is accomplished and original, combining Nordic style with classic features. Luv's curated selection of materials and colors brings warmth and durability to the bathroom. The color palette of matte lacquers and soft glazes was developed exclusively for Duravit and emphasizes the collection's refined aesthetic. Also featured in Duravit's exhibit were:

  • A preview of the DuraSquare series, which is especially well suited for hospitality use. This collection's architectural aesthetic makes for a modern classic. DuraSquare's clean geometry is balanced by the organic, flowing inner contours that are a feat of ceramic craftsmanship.

  • Designed by Christian Werner, the L-Cube collection approaches bathroom design with a modular sensibility, allowing users to implement the furniture as building blocks and create the best layout for their lifestyles. On top of its outstanding functionality, L-Cube features distinct design touches, such as a shadow gap on the fronts and sides of the furniture and an abundance of both traditional and unusual finishes. The endless combinations of unique colors, storage, and furniture options enable a custom bath solution that can be paired with some of Duravit's latest ceramic introductions.

  • The ME by Starck ceramic line offers a rich breadth of options with a universally appealing minimal design and nearly endless application possibilities. The line provides bathroom essentials with Duravit design and quality, featuring pure aesthetics and perfectly balanced proportions.

      Posted 05/19/2017




      RUBI/Kasa Distribution Moves Their Facility to Boca Raton

      RUBI/Kasa Distribution, a new DPHA member, recently moved into their new facility in Boca Raton, Florida (1181 S Rogers Circle #31). KASA Distribution is the exclusive importer/distributor of RUBI by Soligo, a complete plumbing line consisting of kitchen faucets, kitchen sinks, bathroom faucets, showers, bathroom sanitaries, furniture, accessories and more. An innovative Canadian manufacturer, the company prides itself with top quality products and modern designs, and are now well established in Florida with their shipping facility and local support. RUBI is supported by a strong network of more than 300 authorized retailers and excellent after-sale service.

      Posted 05/19/2017




      KEUCO's New Edition 400 Collection

      Edition 400 is KEUCO's™ idea of freedom of design. Awarded the "Design Plus" seal of quality, the new line features streamlined elegance, yet gives rise to its own artful, singular design. Conceptualized by renowned agency Tessearux + Partner, Edition 400 sets a new standard for bathroom design. The essence of Edition 400 is the unique washing area. Available in single or double washbasin stylings, this essential piece is easily customized with a variety of widths and furnishings that can be effortlessly combined with the Edition 11 or Royal 60 washbasins. Wall-mounted or floor-standing units are available to complement the washbasin. Each unit comes with ample storage, as do the vanity units which have now been reduced in size to make way for a truly functional storage compartment. Each vanity is available in a multitude of finishes from natural textures such as walnut to sleek, satin veneers.

      Posted 05/12/2017




      GRAFF Appoints Ryan Paul as Regional Sales Manager

      GRAFF® appointed Ryan Paul as Regional Sales Manager. A results-oriented professional, Paul will actively support the GRAFF sales team in the western region of the United States. Paul will apply a principled approach to optimize sales growth and grow relationships with area showrooms. Paul has more than 20 years of experience in the luxury kitchen and bath industry, spanning multiple angles and viewpoints including showroom sales, sales representative agency partner and sales management. Both Paul's passion and dedication for the trade is also evident through his active role with the Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association (DPHA). Paul currently serves as Secretary and sits on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

      Posted 05/12/2017




      AMBA Products Offers More Choices in Their Jeeves Collection

      AMBA Products offers customers more model choices available by special order. These items include their new sizes for select Jeeves Collection models, a new matte black finish for stocked and special orders and a new "ladder" and extra-wide/tall option in the Jeeves Collection. All Jeeves Collection items can now be ordered in matte black finish (subject to the 12-14 week lead time), and are being stocked in matte black for the following models:

  • E-Curved/E-Straight
  • K-Straight
  • L-Straight

      Posted 05/12/2017




      Hansgrohe Sponsors the Amgen Tour of California

      Hansgrohe USA is getting into the cycling spirit this season by joining in the action as a sponsor of the Amgen Tour of California - America's largest Tour de France-style cycling road race. Held in California from May 11 - 20, the prestigious annual event invites the world's top teams to compete along a demanding, multi-stage course, which travels more than 700 miles from Sacramento to Pasadena. As a three-city sponsor, Hansgrohe USA will have its own branded tent at the daily finish line - "Lifestyle Festivals" of Sacramento (5/14), Santa Clarita (5/17), and Pasadena (5/20). Surrounding Stage One in Sacramento, which is the official overall race start, Hansgrohe will have additional exposure May 13-15, including a private VIP tent and other on-site activations. The annual race has become known for epic sprinter showdowns among top cyclists including the BORA-hansgrohe team's Peter Sagan who holds the record for the most Amgen Tour of California stage wins (15). Sagan, the winner of the last two World Championship titles has sported the green jersey as the Tour de France's best sprinter five years in a row equaling the performance of Erik Zabel as the only two cyclists who have achieved that distinction.

      Posted 05/12/2017




      Newport Brass Unveils A Dual Temperature Fixture in the Metropole Kitchen Collection

      Newport Brass introduces a captivating addition to its Metropole kitchen collection - a Dual Temperature Fixture that quickly and efficiently dispenses both hot and cold filtered water. The single hole fixture is equipped with a traditional lever handle design but features a hexagonal base and spout perfect for the contemporary kitchen. This compact version of the Metropole kitchen faucet features an ergonomic, washerless ceramic disc valve cartridge - providing precise control of the faucet, enabling it to be turned on/off with just a quarter-turn. Made in California of durable, solid brass construction, it fits in flawlessly with the pull-down faucet and with other accessories within the Metropole collection, including a matching air gap cover and deck or wall-mounted pot filler. The Metropole Dual Temperature Fixture is also available in Newport Brass' 28 finishes.

      Posted 05/12/2017




      ROHL's New Perrin & Rowe Deco Exposed Floor Mounted Tub Filler with Handshower

      The ROHL Perrin & Rowe® Deco™ Exposed Floor Mounted Tub Filler with Handshower has been awarded an inaugural AD Great Design Award. The awards were created by Architectural Digest to further elevate distinctive products that represent truly best-in-class. The Perrin & Rowe® Deco™ Floor Mounted Tub Filler was designed and crafted in Great Britain. Each Perrin & Rowe® Deco™ Tub Filler is assembled by hand and then hand-polished with a special jeweler's finish to maintain the fixture's intricate lines. The tub filler was featured in the April 2017 print and digital editions of AD with expanded coverage on archdigest.com.

      Posted 05/05/2017




      BLANCO'S New QUATRUS R15 Single Bowl Laundry Sink

      BLANCO brings style and functionality to a new part of the home with the launch of the QUATRUS R15 Single Bowl Laundry Sink. A perfect fit for small spaces, the QUATRUS R15 features an extra deep 12 inch bowl and generous R15 radius corners, to make cleaning up carefree. The QUATRUS R15 is built to fit within a variety of cabinet sizes featuring a versatile dual deck design, which can be installed as a drop-in or undermount. BLANCO QUATRUS R15 is offered in 18 gauge Stainless Steel featuring a satin finish. Custom accessories including a stainless steel basket can be purchased separately. Details are as follows:

  • Dual Mount Installation
  • Required Outside Cabinet: 27"
  • Dimensions: 22" x 25"
  • Bowl Depth: 12"
  • Satin Finish
  • 18 Gauge Stainless Steel
  • Accessories: Stainless Steel Basket

      Posted 05/05/2017




      Barclay's New Eden 450 Corner Pedestal Lavatory


      For those who desire the fashion of a full size pedestal sink but need to make the most of an odd configuration or limited bathroom space, Barclay Products offers the Eden 450 Corner Pedestal Lavatory. A slim outer ridge outlines the pointed back of the basin, which is shaped for corner placement. The remainder of the basin's top is defined by rectangular lines while the inner part slopes slightly downwards. If your taste and decorating style veer towards a crisp modern look, the trendy flair of the Eden 450 Corner Pedestal lavatory will add that flattering accent to your bathroom.

      Posted 05/05/2017




      Top Knobs' New Allington and Brixton Series

      Top Knobs introduces two series in the transitional Devon Collection: the Allington series and the Brixton series (pictured). Crafted from the highest quality materials and backed by Top Knobs' lifetime warranty, the Allington and Brixton series feature classic shapes that easily blend with any traditional, contemporary or modern kitchen or bath design. Both series include two new finishes: ash gray, a rich on-trend gray, and honey bronze, a light brass tone. Each Allington pull features a center floret for gentle feminine styling. The floral bud shaped knobs add a sweet touch wherever they are installed. Footed bases weight each piece to cabinetry. Featuring a masculine, industrial look, the Brixton series includes knobs, pulls and appliance pulls. Classic in feel, the series works in any style design. Each has layered, pipe-like details at base. The pulls in the series are a modern interpretation of the Top Knobs Normandy pull.

      Allington product details (Available in 5 sizes and 8 finishes):
  • Two knobs: 1" and 1 ¼"
  • Three pulls: 3 ¾", 5 1/16", and 6 5/16" center to center sizes
  • Eight finishes: ash gray, black, brushed satin nickel, honey bronze, Polished chrome, polished nickel, sable and umbrio

      Brixton product details (Available in 10 sizes and 8 finishes):
  • Three knobs: 1 ¼" Rimmed Knob, 1 ¼" Ridged Knob and 1 ¼" Button Knob
  • Coordinating decorative back plate measuring 1 3/8"
  • Six pulls: 3 ¾", 5 1/16", 6 5/16", 7 9/16", 8 13/16" and 12" center to center sizes
  • Matching 12" Appliance Pull
  • Eight finishes: ash gray, black, brushed satin nickel

      Posted 05/05/2017




      Americh's Sawyer Smooth Nickel Tub

      The new Sawyer Smooth Nickel tub from Americh is a simply remarkable design with reflective beauty thtoughout. The Sawyer is part of the Americh free-standing collection, includes an integral waste and overflow, and is compliant with both UL and cUl standards.

      Posted 05/05/2017




      GRAFF Introduces Their "Evolution of the Bathroom" CEU Course

      GRAFF® is now offering a continuing education unit course that focuses on the many facets of bathroom design for architecture and design professionals. Titled "The Evolution of the Bathroom," the course is directed by four core objectives: to explore the bathroom's new position of importance in a residential or hospitality setting; to observe the bathroom's gradual evolution into a luxurious, spa-like oasis; to inform of the various features found in the contemporary bath; and to forecast the plumbing industry's emerging trends. The goal is to help professionals develop a broader understanding of the social and environmental influences that have continued to impact bathroom innovation. Through interactive programming, staff and attendees will have the opportunity to gain education credits while networking with other industry professionals communicating opportunities for industry growth. GRAFF's course provides CEU credits in conjunction with the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) and will be presented throughout the United States to interior designers and architects.

      Posted 04/28/2017




      California Faucets' New Corsano Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet

      California Faucets now offers the Corsano Series Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet. The pull-out faucet is a more petite version of the series' larger professionally styled pull-down faucet, making it perfect for kitchens where space between overhead cabinets and countertops may be limited. The Corsano Pull-Out model offers handle options, coordinated accessories, and 100-percent brass construction. Choose from stick or blade handle options. Coordinating accessories include a soap dispenser, air activation switch for disposer, and air gap. Plus, the faucet and accessories are all made of solid brass, including the Pull-Out spray head-an often cheapened element by many manufacturers. Additionally, the spray head allows for seamless toggling between single stream and spray modes-a feature only seen in a few other brands. Like all faucets and accessories in the Kitchen Collection, the Corsano Pull-Out comes in a selection of more than 30 artisan finishes, including 15 PVD finishes with a lifetime guarantee against tarnishing. For those looking to coordinate with popular stainless steel appliances, the newly introduced Ultra Stainless Steel™ (PVD) finish is a perfect match. And because it's a physical vapor deposition (PVD) finish, it offers unrivaled durability. And for designers and homeowners seeking a departure from shiny stainless steel and chrome finishes, California Faucets introduces carbon (PVD). A unique take on matte black, the carbon (PVD) finish has the color of a number-two pencil. It features a slightly lighter ray nuance and more depth of color.

      Posted 04/28/2017




      Franke Kitchen Systems Revises Their MAP Policy

      Franke Kitchen Systems continues to focus on supporting their core distribution partners. In order to drive value in supporting the Franke and KWC brands, they have made revisions to the MAP policy which was implemented in 2016. As part of the implementation feedback received from their core distribution partners, Franke provide unilateral compliance monitoring and enforcement Friday, April 28th, 2017. In addition to the MAP Policy update, Franke Kitchen Systems has launched an Authorized Online Reseller Policy. Under this policy:

  • Resellers are required to submit all websites and seller names for authorization.
  • Distributors are required to submit all websites, seller names and resale partners for authorization.
  • Distribution partners should not provide support to online resellers who have not registered and received authorization to sell Franke/KWC products (contact Franke for the list).
  • If a distributor or supported resellers have not registered via the Franke registration portal for authorization review, please do so or contact Franke for more information.

      Posted 04/28/2017




      Hansgrohe Ranked Top Ten in World by iF Design

      In 2017, the Hansgrohe Group once again ranks among the ten best companies in the world in the field of design. In the current "company" design rankings published by the renowned International Forum Design (iF), the taps and showers specialist based in Schiltach, Germany, ranks sixth among some 2,000 listed companies. With 1,040 points, Hansgrohe improved on its 2016 position, moving up four places and surpassing Audi to become the top-listed German company. The iF "company" ranking combines the overall results of the iF awards received by a company over the past three years. In 2017, eight AXOR and Hansgrohe products were awarded, and moreover, the international jury of 58 experts distinguished the AXOR Uno taps with a Gold Award. This year, a total of 5,575 products from 59 countries were submitted for consideration.

      Posted 04/28/2017




      Infinity Drain Announces a New Partnership with USG Durock

      Infinity Drain recently announced a new partnership with USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), and unveiled the USG Durock™ Brand Infinity Drain™ Shower System. This completely waterproofed, linear drain shower system is easier and faster to install than traditional shower construction. Together, the USG Durock™ Brand Infinity Drain™ Shower System pairs high-performance USG Durock™ Brand Shower System components with decorative linear drains from Infinity Drain. This innovative system offers architects, designers and contractors one complete waterproof shower installation made easy. The USG Durock™ Brand Infinity Drain™ Shower System offers a bonded waterproofing system made for tiled shower installations that eliminates many traditional application challenges. The USG Durock™ Brand Infinity Drain™ Shower System is comprised of:

  • USG Durock™ Brand Infinity Drain™ Linear Drain Kit
  • USG Durock™ Brand Infinity Drain™ Shower Floor
  • USG Durock™ Brand UltraLight Foam Tile Backerboard (Wall)
  • USG Durock™ Brand Waterproofing Membrane and Accessories

      Posted 04/28/2017




      Victoria + Albert Introduces Their Rossendale Collection

      Victoria + Albert introduces the Rossendale Collection, a beautiful duo of trough basins that bring a spacious luxury to the bathroom. The clever rim design of the Rossendale basins means the installer can choose between a drop-in or undermount application. Long popular in kitchens and mud rooms, trough sinks are becoming increasingly in demand for the bathroom as consumers and designers appreciate their sense of spaciousness and industrial simplicity. In contrast to sinks with traditional round or oval shapes, the trough basin combines generously sized double-width sinks to form a single sleek rectangle. Trough sinks are a smart choice in bathrooms where tight quarters prohibit a double vanity. And because their depth from front to back is fairly narrow, the Rossendale basins offer even greater design flexibility. The Rossendale 122 measures 47-7/8" long by 15" wide and 5-5/8" deep. It is long enough to easily accommodate two faucets if desired, giving a modern twist to the idea of a double vanity. Its sister basin, the Rossendale 91 (pictured), is slightly smaller at 36-1/8" long and is ideal for spaces with less countertop area. Both basins feature gently sloped sides and a stylish modern edge on the drop-in design. As with all Victoria + Albert designs, the Rossendale basins are crafted from their signature ENGLISHCAST® material and hand-finished to a glossy shine that is both durable and easy to maintain.

      Posted 04/21/2017




      Elkay's New Vandal-Resistant Water Filter Kits

      The new Elkay vandal-resistant water filter kits are an ideal retrofit solution to add a lead filtration system on existing non-filtered water coolers, fountains and bottle filling stations, and can be applied to Elkay or non-Elkay manufactured products. Kits are available with or without a filter status monitor and alert. Key features include:

  • WaterSentry VII Filter: 1,500-gallon capacity filter certified for reduction of lead, chlorine, taste, odor and Class 1 particulate.
  • Filter Status Monitor and Alert: LED filter status monitor and audio alert indicate when replacement is necessary.
  • Vandal-Resistant Box: Made from 20-gauge stainless steel to protect filter and discourage tampering.
  • Versatile Mounting: Box can be mounted virtually anywhere near an accessible water line.
  • NSF 42/53 Certified: Filters are certified to reduce Lead, Chlorine, and Class I Particulate.
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 16-3/8'' x 1-1/4'' x 4-5/8''
  • Models:
  • #EF1500VRBMC (includes filter status monitor and alert)
  • #EF1500VRBC
  • Availability: Q2 2017

      Posted 04/21/2017




      ICERA's New Malibu II 10" Rough-in Toilet

      ICERA introduced the Malibu II 10" Rough-in Toilet, offering an elegant design for remodels and compact bathrooms. Most toilets are designed to fit a standard 12" rough-in, but smaller bathrooms require something different. ICERA created this chic space-saving solution with a smart blend of form and function. Featuring simple, clean lines and EcoQuattro flushing technology, the Malibu II is a reminder that form and function can occupy the same space quite harmoniously. This newly redesigned model features a compact-elongated bowl - all the comfort of an elongated toilet with space-saving in mind. The bolt cover tiles provide a sleek, fully skirted look that is easy to maintain. The Malibu uses only 1.28 gallons per flush and is capable of clearing over 1,000 grams of solid material in independent MaP testing (as compared to an industry average of only 350 grams), and with an oversized 2-1/8" trapway (larger than industry standard), clogging is virtually eliminated. Best of all, the flush mechanism is quiet and a premium soft-close, quick-release toilet seat is included.

      Posted 04/21/2017




      BLANCO Joins DIFFA for 4h Year as "Specify with Care" Partner

      BLANCO joins DIFFA for a fourth year as a Specify with Care partner. Each time BLANCO's new LIVEN™ Laundry Sink is specified, BLANCO will make a donation to DIFFA. The LIVEN Laundry Sink comes in 8 trending SILGRANIT® colors with a deep, functional bowl that resists heat, stains and chips. The LIVEN Laundry Sink is made of BLANCO's patented SILGRANIT® material and features a generous radius on each of its corners; making it as easy to clean as it is durable. This innovative laundry sink is 25x22 inches - a perfect fit for compact laundry areas. An extra-deep 12" bowl, perfect for soaking, and space saving basket designed to fit on top of the sink make any dirty job a breeze. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has granted more than $41 million to support hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country combating HIV/AIDS through preventive education, treatment, direct care and advocacy.

      Posted 04/21/2017




      Louis Steed Named AD Waters Western Regional Sales Manager

      AD Waters USA announced the appointment of Louis Steed as its Western Regional Sales Manager, handling most states west of the Mississippi, effective March 27th, 2017. Louis comes to AD Waters with over 30 years of experience in both retail and project sales. Based in Houston, Texas, he will be traveling on a regular basis throughout his territory, visiting showrooms, architects and designers. Louis can be reached at " lsteed@ad-waters.com".

      Posted 04/21/2017




      Hansgrohe's "Shower Like a Pro" Sweepstakes

      A sprinter, all-rounder or leisure cyclist, Hansgrohe USA is inviting its social following to engage in a new campaign that explores cycling and shower styles. Named "Shower Like A Pro," the sweepstakes celebrates the brand's international title sponsorship of the BORA-Hansgrohe team. Running from March 27 - April 22, it serves as a fun countdown to the Tour de France style Amgen Tour of California race in May. Enter through Hansgrohe USA's Facebook page. Five winners will receive a stylish Hansgrohe showerhead, and one grand prize recipient will win a special VIP trip to Stage One of the Amgen Tour of California, Sacramento, May 13-15. To enter, visit the Hansgrohe USA Facebook page and access the "Shower Like A Pro" tab, which features a fun quiz through which users can find out what kind of "cyclist" describes them and what shower product best suits their needs. Each of five winners will receive a Hansgrohe Croma Select E 180 Showerhead. The grand prize winner will receive a Croma Select E 180 Showerhead and a trip to Stage One of the Amgen Tour of California in Sacramento, May 13-15, 2017, consisting of the following:

  • Round-trip coach flight for winner and one guest to Sacramento, CA
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport and hotel
  • 2-night accommodation (standard room) at a hotel selected by Hansgrohe
  • Wine tour at Stag's Leap Winery (dinner included) on May 13, 2017
  • All day access to the Hansgrohe VIP Hospitality tent at the Stage 1 Amgen Tour of California on May 14, 2017
  • A $100 Visa Gift Card for meals and entertainment

      Posted 04/14/2017




      Kim Frechette Joins Infinity Drain Sales' Team

      Infinity Drain announced Kimberly Frechette has been added to its sales team She will be spearheading efforts in multi-unit sales as Commercial Sales Director. Kim has been in the decorative plumbing industry for more than 25 years and brings a great deal of experience in both the U.S. and Canada with many types of plumbing products and different areas of market sales. Her responsibilities include fostering relationships with developers, architects, hospitality designers, and mechanical contractors. She will work with specialty markets such as healthcare facilities and custom pool installers, among other specification driven activities. Kim will also be focusing on ongoing education efforts highlighting decorative shower drains and their many applications. Kim has a deep affection for the plumbing world and especially the decorative segment. She has been closely involved in the Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association (DPHA) in education and marketing for the past 10 years, and she enjoys talking about the importance of plumbing in our everyday lives and highlighting how "pretty plumbing that functions smoothly can change your life".

      Posted 04/14/2017




      DXV's New Pearlescent White Finish Available for Pop Vessel Sink Collection

      Taking inspiration from the natural iridescence of Mother of Pearl, a gleaming new Pearlescent White finish lends an opulent and luminous beauty to the Pop collection of vessel sinks from luxury brand DXV. Mother of Pearl, the traditional name for the blend of minerals that creates a delicate glimmer on the interior of oyster shells, has been used since ancient times to beautify home decor. This same opalescent sheen now adds an exquisite allure to DXV lavatories in the high-style bathroom environment. This gleaming finish is showcased in the rectangle, round and square DXV Pop collection of vessel sinks, which are also available in canvas white, black, matte black, and chenille gray finishes. These refined lavatories can be complemented with the sophisticated styling of DXV vessel bath faucets; selections are available in polished chrome, brushed nickel, platinum nickel and matte black finishes.

      Posted 04/14/2017




      Americh's New Sawyer Copper 7131 Tubs

      Americh recently introduced their new Sawyer Smooth Bright Copper 7131 (pictured) and Sawyer Smooth Dark Copper 7131 bathtubs. These new extraordinary, modern and simply remarkable designs have beauty along with perfection stamped all over them. The Sawyer tubs are part of the Americh freestanding collection, include an integral waste and overflow, and are compliant with both UL and cUL standards.

      Posted 04/14/2017




      Nantucket Sinks Launches a New Collection of Fireclay Sinks

      Nantucket Sinks is launching a new series of designer collection hand finished fireclay sinks from Italy. This is from the same factory that offers the exclusive designer collection of Regatta fire clay lavatories and vessels! In this new series, there are three different finishes, which are available on all three different size sinks. If you have a chance to look closely at the finishes, you will be amazed at the work that the artisans of Italy can do!

  • Sink types and sizes are:
  • 30" x 20" single bowl (pictured)
  • 33" x 20" single bowl
  • 33" x 18" double equal

  • The hand applied finishes that are then re-fired for durability are:
  • Unique crackle pattern
  • Faux stone look like concrete
  • A shabby, chick vintage distressed look (pictured)

      Posted 04/14/2017




      Chris Kulig Promoted to GRAFF's Director, Business Strategy and Development

      GRAFF® promoted Chris Kulig to Director, Business Strategy and Development. Previously holding the title of National Sales Manager, Kulig has more than a decade of experience managing sales initiatives across North America and promoting new business developments for GRAFF. In his new role, Kulig will be focusing on product development and identifying new business strategies and opportunities worldwide. He will continue to work closely with numerous GRAFF departments to set corporate and business-unit strategies, develop cross-functional operational plans, identify critical success metrics for the business and lay the groundwork for their implementation. As director of business strategy and development, Kulig will oversee engineering, technical support, inside sales, outside sales and merchandising at GRAFF.

      Posted 04/07/2017




      Franke's New and Improved Waste Disposers

      Franke's new and improved waste disposers are energy efficient and environmentally friendly, offering superior pricing and performance. They range in size from 1/3 horse power to 1-1/4 horse power. Because these disposers will be replacing Franke's current line, the company is preparing a package to retrofit any Franke disposer displays you may have in your showroom. Please watch for an email that explains that process, and for more information, please reach out to the Franke representative in your territory. Some new features include:

  • Bio Shield Antimicrobial agents molded into the internal components of the disposer to inhibit the growth of bacteria which helps to reduce odors
  • A removable splash guard for ease of cleaning
  • All disposers grind to septic system compatible levels of fineness while using less energy
  • Silver Guard, which is a magnetic rim that keeps metal objects from falling into the disposer

      Posted 04/07/2017




      Ronbow's Arden Vanity Selected for 2017 AD Great Design Award

      Ronbow® announced that its Arden vanity was selected for Architectural Digest's AD Great Design 2017 award. This new annual award selects products throughout the year that represent best-in-class design and offer a unique curation for AD's audience of tastemakers, influencers and design enthusiasts. The Arden vanity is one of five exceptional vanities chosen from hundreds of products as the perfect twin vanity addition for the bathroom to maximize space and style, and the vanity is featured on architecturaldigest.com in "AD's Guide to the Perfect Bath." The simple design of the Arden vanity is enhanced with modern features like soft-close wood doors, soft-close, easy-to-access, full-extension drawers and striking dovetail construction. As a final touch, this eco-friendly masterpiece is sealed with a detailed black finish. Made of durable, water resistant, and renewable strawboard material, the Arden vanity naturally brings together function and style to create a peaceful and serene bathroom. An optional drawer bank and drawer organizer are also available and Arden is also offered in glossy white.

      Posted 04/07/2017




      BLANCO Launches Their LIVEN Laundry Sink

      BLANCO launches its innovative dual mount LIVEN Laundry Sink - the perfect sink for a design-inspired laundry room. LIVEN comes in 8 trending SILGRANIT® colors with a deep, functional bowl that resists heat, stains and chips. The LIVEN Laundry Sink features a generous radius on each of its corners, making it easy to clean. This innovative laundry sink is 25x22 inches - a perfect fit for compact laundry areas. An extra-deep 12" bowl, perfect for soaking, and space-saving basket designed to fit on top of the sink make any dirty job a breeze. With multi-purpose installation, the dual mount LIVEN can be installed under or over the countertop for added convenience. LIVEN Laundry Sink details:

  • Dual Mount
  • Open Radius
  • Rectangular Shape
  • Bowl Depth 12", Dimensions 22x25 inches
  • Available in all 8 SILGRANIT colors:White, Café Brown, Anthracite, Metallic Gray, Cinder, Truffle, Biscuit and Biscotti

      Posted 04/07/2017




      AD Waters to Open New Florida Warehouse

      AD Waters will open a new Florida warehouse this month (April) that will exclusively serve AD Waters clients on the East Coast as well as the expanding Florida market. The opening of the Florida warehouse reaffirms the company's dedication to logistic optimization and commitment to providing efficient order processing for clients. Notably, AD Waters' primary Distribution Center, located in Phoenix, AZ, will continue to manage all orders, customer service and technical support for the United States. Orders will continue to be processed in Phoenix, while East Coast orders will ship out of their Florida warehouse. This new platform will allow AD Waters to reduce transit lead times for all East Coast clients.

      Posted 04/07/2017




      Elkay Unveils Their New Premium Water Dispensers

      Elkay's™ new premium water dispensers offer ambient, cold, hot or sparkling water. These directly plumbed, filtered water dispensers feature attractive and sleek stainless steel designs that are perfect for offices, homes or spas. These units are good for the environment, dispensing water directly into glasses or pitchers, and reducing dependency on plastic water bottles. Available in the second quarter of 2017, these dispensers' key features are:

  • Environmentally Friendly: Reduces dependency on, and use of, plastic water bottles.
  • Superior Structure: Crafted of anodized aluminum and stainless steel.
  • Convenient: Ease-of-use makes getting clean filtered water on demand an enjoyable experience every time.
  • Fast fill rate up to 1.1 GPM.
  • Drinkability: A variety of water offerings including, ambient, cold, hot and sparkling available.
  • UV Purification Light: Strong sterilization prevents bacterial growth.

      Posted 03/31/2017




      Hastings Tile & Bath Introduces Their Artisan Glass Collection

      Hastings Tile & Bath introduced the Artisan Glass Collection. Crafted entirely of glass, the collection comprises countertops, framed mirrors, towel warmers, wall and shower panels, basins, floor tile and mosaics. The collection is as varied as it is stunning. The products are available in more than 90 colors and styles, providing the most diverse and visually arresting possibilities. Details include:

  • For use on walls and floors (light-duty), the tiles are designed to look like wood and parquet and are available as 4" x 4", 8" x 8", 12" x 12", 12" x 24", 24" x 24" and 6" x 39" sizes
  • The Mirrors are available as round, square or rectangular and the finishes are transparent or brilliant
  • The thickness of the pieces ranges from 8mm to 19mm
  • Countertops will support semi-recessed vessels or they are designed with an integrated basin
  • The Vessel sinks are available in glossy or frosted finishes
  • The Shower/Wall panels are 39 3/8" x 90.5" (custom sizes are available)
  • The Towel Warmer is a large glass panel with towel bars attached to a frame. These are available in 23.5" x 63" and 23.5" x 32" sizes

      Posted 03/31/2017




      The New Americh Beverly 4242 Tub

      The new Beverly 4242 from Americh is a charming, circular and contemporary design. It's spacious interior and integral seat offers a cozy bathing experience, creating an immaculate center piece for any bathroom setting. The Beverly Round 4242 is a part of the Americh drop-in collection and is also available with any system and in all Americh standard colors. Compliant with both UL and cUL standards, other features include:

  • Acrylic material.Textured tub floor.
  • Self-leveled bathtub.
  • Pre-mounted controls.
  • Adjustable jet direction for whirlpool systems and adjustable jet flow for Airbath systems.
  • Can be drop-in or undermount installation.

      Posted 03/31/2017




      Newport Brass' New Kirsi and Pavani Bath Collections

      Newport Brass® introduced the new Pavani and Kirsi bath collections. Both series deliver leading edge designs that are ideal for the modern bathroom. Kirsi (pictured) features prominent mitered edge handles that perfectly complement the matching spout. Pavani adds variety by pairing sleek handles with a curved spout, features that are contrasting yet complementary. Some highlights of both collections include:

  • Manufactured in California and constructed of solid brass for maximum durability
  • The collections Include lavatory faucets, tub and shower sets, Roman tub fillers, and matching bath accessories
  • 28 beautiful finishes to choose from including PVD options
  • Meets WaterSense® and CALGreen standards
  • ADA compliant handles

      Posted 03/31/2017




      The New Triple Basalt Pedestal from Stone Forest

      The new Triple Basalt Pedestal from Stone Forest is a dramatic addition to the "organic contemporary" category. Each set of three plinths is cut from a single column of basalt and features a combination of natural and polished facets. Brass fittings connect the plinths and are available in either brushed brass or satin nickel.

  • Each pedestal set is one-of-a-kind, including variations in color and shape, and the distance between the individual pieces can be adjusted from 3" to 8".
  • Size: 26" to 36"W (depending on the adjusted length of brass fitting) x 10.5"D x 30" H.
  • Top it off with Stone Forest CP-20 Bronze Ore Vessel (shown above), CP-02 C/S Copper/Stainless Vessel, or the C25 HB Round Vessel.

      Posted 03/31/2017




      MTI Baths Launches Their Rebranding Campaign

      MTI Baths announced a rebranding effort that reflects the company's position in the luxury market. The new brand progression appeals to customers who appreciate high design, as well as showcasing the company's continuing commitment to quality, service and customization. Key components of the rebranding include an updated logo that reflects an art-infused sensibility, new brochure designs beginning with the Boutique Collection and a completely redesigned website that celebrates MTI's affinity for sensuous beauty and personal wellness. As MTI unveils the rebranding to define their future, it also pays homage to the past, including their visionary leaders, founder J.C. Henry and their present CEO Kathy Adams, and an extraordinary array of more than 100 awards for design excellence and product innovation. The new branding will strengthen this heritage and support a mission to continue creating exceptional products in years to come, all designed for the purpose of satisfying the needs of discerning clients and enriching their lives.

      Posted 03/24/2017




      Sterlingham Company's New Three Tier Corner Basket

      The new Three Tier Corner Basket from Sterlingham Company Ltd. offers easy access to your bath essentials. The Three Tier Corner Basket is elegant and functional and is becoming one of the most popular bathroom accessories that the company distributes worldwide. Each individual basket wire is meticulously hand bent, polished and soldered to the frame, leaving an astonishing finish in quality that is befitting the elegance in design. Ideal for residential and hospitality bathrooms alike, the Corner Basket features individual hand-formed basket tray wires and lathe formed ball and bracket details. The baskets are assembled with traditional hand soldering techniques and all components are hand-polished before assembly. Available in finishes of polished brass, chrome, nickel, satin nickel, and bronze and gold shades, the brand can customize the basket to any height and also offers extra baskets.

      Posted 03/24/2017




      BLANCO Expands Their IKON Apron Front Single Bowl Offering

      BLANCO expanded the design of their ground-breaking IKON Apron Front Single Bowl with the addition of a larger 33" bowl. The success of the BLANCO IKON, the first ever apron front SILGRANIT® sink, led BLANCO to create a 33" bowl for even more convenience and versatility. The BLANCO IKON 33" Bowl will launch in four on-trend colors including Anthracite, café brown, white and metallic gray, with more color offerings to follow throughout the year. Accessories sold separately include a bottom grid, floating grid and cutting board.

      Posted 03/24/2017




      Metal Style Bouvet is Distributing Bouvet and LaForge in North America

      In November 2014, Metal Style Bouvet took over the distribution for Bouvet and LaForge products for the USA territory. Symbols of fine craftsmanship, both Bouvet and LaForge product lines offer a vast array of styles which reflect the simple elegance sought by today's clientele. Hand-forged by ironsmiths working within the centurys-old Bouvet France tradition of experience and expertise, their collections combine traditional forging methods with state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. Metal Style Bouvet, or MSB for short, has been distributing fine decorative hardware for doors and cabinets throughout Canada for over 40 years and two years ago expanded its territory to encompass all North America. The offices can be reached by visiting their website at www.bouvet.com or via phone at 800-282-6883.

      Posted 03/24/2017




      WETSTYLE's New Tulip Tub Collection

      Spring has sprung, which means it's time to refresh your interior. Think outside-of-the-box and opt for a luxurious new soaking tub from WETSTYLE. The Tulip Collection, designed by Canadian furniture designer Joël Dupras and the WETSTYLE Design Lab, celebrates the sensuality of spring as the first blooms burst forth from the ground, their silky petals unfurling into delicately curved tips. Organic in inspiration, the flawlessly smooth volume shoots up into two distinct angles at each end, one rising slightly above. Opening like a tulip, a sleek curve crowns the tub, inviting the body to become one with the form. Offered in True High Gloss,™ matte, and WETSTYLE's new dual finish (True High Gloss™ interior and rim and matte exterior), the Tulip bathtub can complement any space or style.

      Posted 03/24/2017




      KEUCO's Edition 11 Now Approved for North American Market

      KEUCO commissioned the renowned design agency Tesseraux+Partner to design EDITION 11, a holistic design concept for the bathroom - including faucets, accessories, furniture, sinks, mirrors, and mirror cabinets. Now IAPMO approved and available for sale in North America, these faucets convey a feeling of premium quality and design. Each product boasts immaculate, hand-polished surfaces, careful of workmanship, the most modern of technology, corrosion-free fasteners, and meticulous checks for leak-proof results on each individual fitting.

      Posted 03/17/2017




      Nest Studio Launches Their New Step Series

      Nest Studio announced the launch of its Step Series. The Step Series is inspired by Art Deco architecture and the geometry of pre-Columbian pyramids. Like the rest of the Nest Studio line, the Step Series is hand finished and made of solid brass. This new series includes a handle, small knob, large knob and ball pull and is a great statement piece in modern interiors. Step comes standard in satin brass, polished nickel and antique brass and includes a unique juxtaposition of sand blasted and polished finishes.

      Posted 03/17/2017




      Hardware Resources Introduces 3 New Ergonomic Products

      Hardware Resources offers three ergonomic alternatives to bending, twisting, and turning to reach the back of a cabinet or closet: the Easy 360 Susan (the convenience of a drawer combined with the benefits of a lazy Susan); a "No Wiggle" Pullout for base cabinets (designed to be the sturdiest pullout in the market); and a Revolving Boot and Shoe Rack (pictured) that offers full access to that all-important shoe collection.

  • The Easy 360 Susan will clear up that messy and disorganized kitchen cabinet corner. This functional storage device, combining the ease of a drawer with the benefits of a lazy Susan, rotates 360 degrees to the right or left making it easy to reach and access all of your kitchen necessities.
  • The No-Wiggle Base Cabinet Pullout features a patent-pending top-mounting bracket with a heavy-duty slide, which eliminates sagging and excessive wiggle. The "no-wiggle" feature stands out even among the best base cabinet pullouts on the market, which typically have significant side-to-side movement. And with six-way adjustable door-mounting brackets it's easy to mount doors that match the rest of the cabinetry.
  • Revolving Boot and Shoe Rack (pictured) allows you to keep footwear in plain sight and off the floor. The wide pullout rack smoothly pivots 180 degrees to allow easy access and twice the storage for every pair of shoes in your collection, while still maintaining the same amount of closet space.

      Posted 03/17/2017




      Stone Forest's New Cerne Lav Sink

      Classic and versatile, Stone Forest's™ new Cerne Lav Sink is equally at home as an above counter or semi-recessed sink. The Cerne Lav sink is sculpted from blocks of Luna Bianca Oro marble, a white marble with traces of gray and gold/brown veining. The thick brim of the sink creates additional design interest and makes the Cerne perfect for contemporary, rustic or transitional designs.

      Posted 03/17/2017




      Americh's New Wright Tub

      The new Wright tub from Americh is a sharp, crisp, clean, modern design and with its spacious interior and sloped lumbar support it is the definition of elegance and grace. The Wright tub is a part of the Americh drop-in collection, is available in all Americh standard colors and is compliant with both UL and cUL standards.

      Posted 03/17/2017




      The New Lily Tub from MTI Baths

      The new award-winning Lily from MTI Baths brings a modern touch to the traditional slipper tub. Its gently sloping sides and curved rim resemble beautiful petals but also provide extraordinary comfort and strategic positioning to support a bather's head and neck. The overall look is airy and ethereal with a contemporary vibe that makes this freestanding tub a true stand-out in any bathroom décor. Lily was also a stand-out at the 2017 Iconic Awards, where it was named a product winner in Cologne, Germany. As part of MTI's popular Boutique Collection, Lily is available as a soaker or air bath in white or biscuit with a matte or high-gloss finish. Measuring a generous 60-1/4" x 32" x 20-3/4", the tub comes with an integrated slotted overflow which requires only drain installation. Lily is manufactured of MTI's proprietary Engineered Solid Stone®, and options include a floor-mounted high-flow tub filler, faucet stands, bathroom table or tub tray.

      Posted 03/10/2017




      Americh's 2-Piece Free-Standing Jacob 4242 Bathtub

      The 2-piece freestanding Jacob 4242 bathtub is a part of the Americh Collection. This curvaceous, cutting edge, alluring design with it's spacious interior and integral seat offers a pleasurable bathing experience. The Jacob can be purchased as tub only/airbath system II and includes an integral waste and overflow in polished chrome. The Jacob is available in all Americh standard colors, with dual color option available. Compliant with UL and cUL standards.

  • Acrylic material
  • Textured tub floor
  • Self-leveled bathtub
  • Pre-mounted controls
  • Adjustable jet direction for whirlpool systems and adjustable jet flow for Airbath systems

      Posted 03/10/2017




      BLANCO IKON and ARTONA Win 2016 GOOD DESIGN Awards

      BLANCO announced both the BLANCO IKON® Apron Front Single Bowl Sink and the BLANCO ARTONA® (pictured) faucet are 2016 GOOD DESIGN® Award winners. The revolutionary BLANCO IKON® is the first Apron Front sink of its kind. Made of BLANCO's patented SILGRANIT® material. The IKON is the perfect combination of design, function and durability. The BLANCO ARTONA® faucet with pull-down spray is offered in a variety of dual finishes to coordinate with BLANCO's SILGRANIT® colors as well as full chrome and stainless models. The ARTONA collection offers kitchen and bar models and also includes different water conservation