Monday, July 30, 2018

California Faucets Adds New Line of Pot Fillers

California Faucets has expanded its Kitchen Collection with a versatile new line of Pot Fillers. Perfectly coordinating with existing Kitchen Collection ensembles, the Pot Fillers offer users an extra element of luxury and convenience. Sculptural and ergonomic, the Pot Fillers feature the same Italian-inspired design and California craftsmanship as the original Kitchen Collection. Also distinguishing the line extension is a large array of customizable handle options and finishes, making California Faucets one of only a few manufacturers to offer such a vast selection. Two solid and robust faucet bodies, one contemporary in style and one more traditional, anchor the Pot Filler series. Each body comes with an array of handles to choose from. The 37 handle options include everything from delicate levers with sweeping s-curves and ornate crystals to substantial, yet sleek stick and blade designs. Each Pot Filler is made of the highest quality solid brass and contains no plastic parts. Plus, each features a secure and sturdy wall-mounting system that installs with ease. The dual handle Pot Filler design measures 22-3/16" wall to center and folds flat against the wall when not in use. Pot Fillers feature a max flow rate of 4.0 gpm at 60 psi.

MrSteam Adds a New Video to Their Video Library

MrSteam has added a new video to its library that will help dealers inspire and educate consumers on how to use the award-winning iSteam steam shower control. The slim, touchscreen control perfectly adapts to the preferences of every bather, seamlessly personalizing the steam shower environment with music, aroma, and lighting. The video demonstrates the ease of storing settings for up to eight different users to deliver the ultimate in relaxation and customized luxury. Take a look:

Alno Inc Launches 4 New Contemporary Hardware Collections

Alno, Inc. launched 4 new Contemporary Solid Brass Hardware Collections. These four new series offer an industrial feel with a streamlined look. All four of the fnew collections are stocked in matte black, polished brass, polished chrome, polished nickel, satin brass, satin nickel and unlacquered brass(PB/NL). You can also special order in any of Alno's other finishes by using the group 4 column and filling out the special order form on the last page of their Cabinet Hardware catalog dated 02/01/18. 
  • REDONDO - a flat round knob collection
  • SIMPLICITY - a rectangular hefty bar pull collection
  • TEMPO - a rectangular finger groove collection
  • VOGUE - half circle pulls with square posts

Sunday, July 29, 2018

GROHE Redesigns Their Lineare Collection

The harmonization of two geometric structures - cylindrical shapes and thin rectangular forms - bring forth the redesigned Lineare Collection from GROHE, resulting in design flexibility for anyone who desires highly inviting soft or edgy aesthetics in their bathroom. Available for the first time in U.S. showrooms, the Lineare Collection offers the slimmest body available from GROHE. Inspired by the modern aesthetic of architect Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, GROHE Lineare exudes sensual minimalism - soft, approachable geometric forms - featuring softened corners and smooth contours to ensure superior ergonomics and greater comfort for the user. The collection features a broad range of luxurious options, including: extra-small, small, and large size centerset lavatory faucets, a widespread faucet, shower trims; and freestanding and roman tub fillers. Product finishes include starLight chrome and brushed nickel infinity finish.

AMBA Products Expands Their Traditional Collection

AMBA Products'™ Traditional Collection added the T2040, and now both models are also available in brushed nickel finish. AMBA has also extended the vertical bars to create a more symmetrical design.  And one final note - the Traditional T-2534 model is being discontinued but is available while supplies last.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Top Knobs' New Corporate Headquarters

Top Knobs recently announced the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Branchburg, NJ. "I don't think we could have found a better location for our team," said Warren Ramsland, President of Top Knobs. "Our new headquarters and enhanced operational efficiencies will help us continue to develop and keep pace with our clients' needs, allowing us to provide exceptional value and superior service along the way." The new headquarters, located approximately 1 hour from New York City, provides capacity for corporate offices, customer support, engineering, sales and services.

Hansgrohe's #ReadySetSplash Instagram Campaign

Hansgrohe is welcoming in the heady days of summer with an exciting Instagram campaign, #ReadySetSplash. The water-themed campaign, runs from July 1st to July 31st. Instagram users are encouraged to submit water-themed videos and photos that fit the "Ready Set Splash" theme for the chance to win some fantastic prizes. "Grammable," splash-worthy photos can run the gamut from merry pool side parties to adorable pups playing in water. Hansgrohe wants to know how their followers enjoy water! Contestants must follow @HansgroheUSA on Instagram and use the hashtags #ReadySetSplash and #Sweepstakes on the post to enter. Ten random winners will be selected to receive a prize package of covetable items that includes a GoPro HERO camera and a hansgrohe® Croma Select S-110 3-Jet Handshower set. Entry Rules & Guidelines:
  • The campaign ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on July 31, 2018.
  • Participants must follow @HansgroheUSA on Instagram.
  • All video and photo submissions must include the hashtags #ReadySetSplash and #Sweepstakes. Submitted videos and photos will not be judged or graded in any way, however, they will be reviewed for compliance with the official rules. Submissions must follow the "Ready Set Splash" theme and include the required hashtags.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older and residents of the fifty United States (Rhode Island residents are excluded) and/or the District of Columbia
  • Entrants may submit one photo per day.
  • Winners will be selected through a random drawing on or around the week of August 6, 2018. Hansgrohe will contact the winners through comments on their submitted Instagram posts. Potential winners must respond within three days to prevent an alternate winner from being chosen.
  • The complete Official Rules can be found here ""

Nostalgic Warehouse's New Crystal Cabinet Hardware

Nostalgic Warehouse introduced an extraordinary collection of cabinet knobs and pulls designed to match their signature crystal door knobs. Made with the highest quality lead-free crystal, these elegant knobs and pulls feature intricate detailing that adds a true sense of luxury and refinement. They make an eye-catching addition to any décor space, from contemporary to period styles, and are notable for their superior craftsmanship and durability. Crystal Cabinet Hardware is ideal for applications in kitchens and bathrooms, or for use on closet doors or furniture. The knobs are paired with solid forged-brass ferrules and come with two screw lengths for easy installation. A free precision drilling template is available with orders of 10 or more knobs. Both the knobs and pulls offer a five-year warranty and are available in a selection of lovely finishes, including antique brass, antique pewter, bright chrome, polished brass, satin nickel, timeless bronze, polished nickel add unlacquered brass.   

Newport Brass is Participating in the Hamptons Summer Show Home

Newport Brass® announced that the brand will participate in this year's Hamptons Summer Show Home. Located in Watermill, Long Island, the 8,000sq/ft+, three-floor residence combines both classic and modern elements with an open floor plan and a seamless transition to the outdoors; offered as a unique complete turnkey-ready house that will be put on the market after the public tour dates end. Newport Brass' refined Secant bath collection that includes a widespread faucet and free-standing tub filler is highlighted in the show home as well as the brand's contemporary Skylar collection. Also featured are the Secant/Skylar thermostatic shower systems utilized throughout the project in the bathrooms. In the kitchen, Newport Brass' East Linear Pull-Down faucet has been selected. The home combines both rustic and modern elements, curating a contemporary barn style that offers timeless luxury. Located at 50 Lawrence Court Watermill, in the town of Southampton on Long Island, the show home will be open to the public from July 29 through August 12 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Mountain Products' New Select Series Shower Drains

Mountain Products added Select Series Shower Drains to its Re-Vive™ Shower Collection. The Select Series offers a decorative, high-quality shower drain that will not bust the customer's budget. Two grid designs to go along with a tile-in option allow for an elegant and beautiful choice of design to suit any bathroom style. The two Select Series grids are available in a multitude of finishes and constructed from 3/16" stainless steel. Each Select Shower Drain also comes with a grid removal tool and hair catcher. Also, the drain neck has been designed to give the appearance of a vanishing lip. Once installed and grouted, the border of the drain neck will be virtually invisible. The Select Series also offers an adapter to allow the Select Series Shower Drains to be installed with the Schluter Waterproofing System. 

Steamist's Patented Dual Temperature Sensor Technology

A U.S. Patent has been issued covering dual temperature sensor technology for Steamist's residential steam shower controls. All of Steamist's current digital control models are equipped with this proprietary feature, which helps prevent uncomfortable temperature swings for the steam bather. A typical steam shower control only has one sensor, which often detects conflicting temperatures from inside the enclosure and from the cold tile wall to which it is mounted. These "false cold" readings cause the control to direct the steam generator to add more steam, pushing temperatures above the user's comfort level. Steamist's newly patented technology overcomes this problem by adding a second sensor, positioned to get a more accurate reading of actual temperature inside the steam enclosure. Steamist 550, 450 and 250 steam shower controls all calculate the need for steam based on combined dual-sensor input.

Fairmont Designs' New River View Vanity

Solid pine brings warmth and vitality to the River View vanity from Fairmont Designs. It's an easy, casual look enriched with a toasted almond (pictured) or coffee bean finish for a natural, windswept feel. Meticulous high-low distressing enhances the rough hewn effect. Ample storage can be found behind doors, within drawers, and on a bottom shelf. Matte black knobs provide the perfect end note to this fresh, lighthearted design. Since 1984, Fairmont Designs has been manufacturing and delivering stylish furnishings of exceptional design to the residential furniture, bath furniture and hotel industries worldwide.

LIXIL Americas Receives Two More Design Awards

LIXIL Americas, a division of LIXIL Corporation, announced that the company has won multiple prominent product design awards for new introductions from its American Standard and DXV kitchen and bath brands. Recent honors include:
  • A 2018 Platinum A' Design Award for the DXV Modulus Collection, a new offering of bath fixtures, faucets, furniture and accessories from DXV that exhibits a versatile combination of modern design and functional geometry ideal for luxury bathrooms in residential and hospitality applications.
  • A 2018 GREEN GOOD DESIGN Award for the American Standard VorMax Plus self-cleaning toilet, which cleans and freshens the toilet bowl with LYSOL® cleaner during every flush with the innovative VorMax Plus FreshInfuser, which is hidden in an easy-to-access compartment behind the seat.

SIGMA's New 310 Series Tribeca and Tribeca X

Classic, Understated, Luxurious. The 310 Series Tribeca and Tribeca X by SIGMA combines the clean lines of geometric simplicity with the classic curves of elegance to create this luxurious, transitional faucet series. Expertly finished in one of Sigma's many custom options, the 310 Tribeca feels right at home in everything from the Cape Cod, and Craftsman, to Mid Century Modern and everything in between. The 310 Series is available as a complete suite including Roman and freestanding tub sets, shower trim and accessories. Remember to pair this widespread faucet with the SigmaFlo filter valve assembly and filtration system of your choice to turn this faucet into an on-demand filtered water dispenser in your bathroom.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Top Knobs New Kinney and Hollin Series

Top Knobs introduced a pairing that combines function and aesthetic appeal for a look to complete any kitchen or bath. The Kinney and Hollin series, two seemingly refined suites, is part of the Lynwood collection. The Kinney series (pictured) is a minimalistic style suite that features round bar pulls with a mitered mounting post and coordinating disc shaped knobs. The Hollin series includes rounded cup pulls, a cabinet knob backplate and a range of rectangular backplates. When paired together, the end result is a visual masterpiece that also serves a fundamental purpose. Both series come in the following finishes - ash gray, black, brushed satin nickel, honey bronze, polished chrome and polished nickel.
  • The Kinney Series Decorative Hardware Suite includes:
    • Three knobs: 1 1/8", 1 ¼" and 1 ½"
    • Seven pulls: 3", 3¼", 5 1/16", 7 9/16", 8 13/16" and 12" center to center sizes
    • One matching appliance pull: 12"
  • The Hollin Series Decorative Hardware Suite includes:
    • Two cup pulls: 3 ¾" and 5 1/5" center to center sizes
    • One knob backplate: 3 ¾"
    • Seven pull backplates: 3", 3 ¾", 5 1/16", 6 5/16", 7 9/16", 8 13/16" and 12"

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Victoria + Albert's New Barcelona 2 and Barcelona 3 Tubs

Victoria + Albert expands on the popularity of its Barcelona Collection with two new freestanding tubs that combine beauty and practicality. The Barcelona 2 (pictured) and Barcelona 3 reflect the same distinctive aesthetic as the popular Barcelona tub, which is inspired by the architecture of its namesake city. The Barcelona Collection is typified by its flowing silhouette and modern rimless design. What's new is actually unseen but quite significant. A void space underneath both tubs conceals waste plumbing, making Barcelona baths a smart choice for remodeling projects where the tubs can be installed without disturbing existing flooring - ideal for both homes and hotels. The Barcelona 2 is the most compact tub in the collection, allowing it to be installed in smaller bathrooms where space is at a premium and high design standards are valued. The Barcelona 2 measures 66-7/8" long and 31" wide with a roomy depth of 16". Its sister tub, the Barcelona 3, is slightly larger at 70" long and 34" wide and 17-1/8" deep - ideal for a nice relaxing soak.

GRAFF's New Charis Sink

GRAFF recently introduced the Charis Sink. A new form made out of a timeless material, GRAFF's proprietary SleekStone, the brand's newest edition to its bathwares portfolio is as durable as it is charming. Exuding a contemporary style that feels at home in residential and hospitality spaces, the Charis design features a delicately sloped basin made complete with a subtle integrated grid drain. Rounded corners at the sink's front provide a softened contrast from its more modern backside for a style that plays to a variety of aesthetics. The sink's single- and three-hole faucet options are best accentuated by GRAFF's line up of faucet options and make for a particularly versatile and customizable option.

Hansgrohe's New Raindance E Shower Collection

Square, elegant, expressive: the clean, linear design of the new Raindance E shower range from the hansgrohe brand makes a statement in the bathroom. Two showerheads and one showerpipe component make up the trio of offerings. Boasting a luxe, high-design look, each integrates Hansgrohe's exceptional German engineering and delivers superlative water performance. Thanks to improved spray technology, the square, Raindance E 300 1-Jet Showerhead measures approximately 12 x 12 inches and generates a voluminous rain shower of full, soft droplets. Spray jets are arranged in a special way to ensure that the body is completely enveloped. The jets at the center of the spray disc are closely positioned for a more powerful spray, making shower time rituals easier, such as thoroughly rinsing out all traces of shampoo. The other jets are more spaced and their gentle spray relaxes the shoulders and upper back. A wall mount version with a new shower arm that has a flat connection to the overhead shower is also available. When paired together, the showerhead is able to pivot for additional convenience. Both versions are available in chrome or brushed nickel finishes. For those looking for a seamless shower look, Hansgrohe's Raindance E 400 Square 1-Jet Showerhead is the pièce de résistance. Finished entirely in chrome, it elegantly merges into the ceiling, creating a generous shower sky. Both models have available flow rates of 1.8 GPM or 2.0 GPM. Completing the new shower assortment is the ShowerTablet 600 2-Function Exposed Shower Thermostat.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Barclay Products' Doyle Tub

Barclay Products'™ Doyle tub is a striking double roll top tub radiating primitive appeal.  Straight from the mold, with no embellishments, the exterior surface is polished to a smooth sheen that allows all the scars of the raw cast iron to show through. The only surrender to more modern times is the enamel coated interior.  Each tub is a unique creation that possesses a character all its own. The Doyle tub is available on a coordinating polished cast iron base or with polished cast iron feet.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Steamist Adds "The Power Of Steam" Video to Their Sales Training Videos

Steamist has added a new video, "The Power of Steam" to its sales training videos on the The new website is designed to share easily consumable content that helps industry professionals effectively and efficiently communicate steam shower features and benefits as well as selection and installation. "The Power of Steam" shares insights and information that showroom sales associates and plumbing contractors can use to convey the advantages of adding a Steamist steam shower to a homeowner's bathroom. The video presents all the ways a regular steam helps users "relax, restore and renew" both the mind and body. Also available for viewing on the site is a sales training video detailing the innovation behind Steamist's exclusive Digital Shower System. A third video, covering all the steam shower choices Steamist offers consumers, will soon be released.

Nazarena Febrero Named Hastings Tile & Bath's Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Hastings Tile & Bath added Nazarena Febrero as the company's Northeast Regional Sales Manager, as of June 1, 2018. Febrero's role is to call on architects, designers and developers. She will help develop the project channel in the metro New York area; as an advocate for VOLA and other products sold by Hastings Tile & Bath. Nazarena comes to Hastings with 16 years of experience in the New York architect and design community; working on projects with luxury building brands. "I know the Hastings company and the VOLA brand well; VOLA is an architectural product and it fits the New York aesthetic so well. That's why I'm so excited to be a part of the Hastings team. Also, having a background in Industrial Design is one of the reasons I feel that VOLA is such an amazing product - it's design is unparalleled," said Febrero.

Grandeur Hardware Adds Short Plates to Their Arc Collection

Grandeur Hardware unveiled an extraordinary line of hardware with exquisite curves designed to add interest to any door. As part of the popular Arc Collection, the new Arc short plates are notable for their gentle curvature and waterfall edge. Their distinctive detailing and quiet dignity enhance the architectural style of both traditional and contemporary homes, and convey an unmistakable impression of luxury and elegance. Arc short plates are created with solid forged brass construction that provides exceptional strength and durability. A meticulous by-hand finishing process ensures that each plate is flawless and free of blemishes, pits or imperfections. Suitable for both exterior and interior doors, the Arc Collection is available in seven beautiful finishes, including antique pewter, timeless bronze, lifetime brass, polished brass, polished nickel, satin nickel and vintage brass.  Grandeur Hardware offers an exceptional customer experience, packaging each product in a glossy presentation box with microfiber polishing cloth. Grandeur made the installation process as simple as possible by including a ready-to-drill plastic template and all necessary mounting hardware.

Watermark Designs' Elements Collection Wins 2018 HD Award

Watermark Designs took home Hospitality Design magazine's coveted HD Award 2018 in the Bath category for their Elements collection. Approximately 700 entries were submitted across 23 categories, including Luxury and Upscale Hotels and new categories including Restoration and Wellness. In the products section, nearly 300 products were submitted in 11 categories ranging from Flooring to Casegoods + Furniture to Bath. Elements, offers the ability to play with color, form and texture to make a unique design statement. Elements is the first self-designed faucet collection; redefining custom designs by giving the consumer an endless possibility of faucet choice combinations. The Elements collection is comprised of 16 handle styles, which are called covers, designed by the Watermark Designs Studio, are grouped into four material categories: raw, rock, lumber and forged.

WETSTYLE Used on Royal Caribbean's Quantum Class Ships

Wetstyle is being used in the bathroom design on Royal Caribbean's Quantum class ships. WETSTYLE was chosen to decorate the ships' Royal Loft Suites in order to maximize experience and aesthetics for Royal Caribbean guests. WETSTYLE pieces are used exclusively aboard Quantum class ships, setting the series of smaller, more luxurious, ships apart from the rest. WETSTYLE tubs, ideal for high-usage and saltwater environments, are handcrafted in WETMAR BIO™, a durable, easy-to-clean eco-material with a nature-based composition. WETMAR BiO is the industry's first and only organic solid surface material, crafted from a natural stone composite made from a blend of vegetable resin (soy and corn) and material stone. The resulting material offers a highly durable surface that provides chemical, stain, slip and chip resistant properties.