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 "".

      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 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 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