Friday, April 26, 2019

MrSteam Publishes Its 2019 Residential Price Book

MrSteam recenlty published its 2019 Residential Price Book and the new, now standalone, 2019 Commercial Price Book. These beautiful books make finding and specifying the perfect products even easier. One of the highlights featured in the 2019 Price Books is the new Amazon Alexa connectivity available through SteamLinx. Simply saying, “Alexa, ask MrSteam to start the steam bath” starts the MrSteam steam shower. The updated Residential Price Book also includes the Max Generators, which offer a new solution for larger residential steam showers of up to 1,275 cubic feet. Also for large steam rooms, the new ChromaDuo System has two LED clusters for double the chromatic immersion. Featured introductions for 2019 in the Commercial Price Book consist of commercial product packages that now include the generator and the new High Limit Device with temperature shutoff and an alarm function. The Residential Price Book will be shipped automatically to MrSteam Premier Dealers. The MrSteam Commercial Price Book and spreadsheets with all prices are available by request.

BLANCO Partners with DIFFA for a Sixth Year

BLANCO joined DIFFA for a sixth year as a Specify with Care® partner. Each time BLANCO’S new QUATRUS® R15 ERGON is specified, BLANCO will make a donation to DIFFA. DIFFA’s vital mission is to battle AIDS and has become one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education in the U.S.” The QUATRUS R15 ERGON Apron Super Single sink refreshes the classic farm sink with a modernized look and functionality that meets the everyday needs of the most practical, yet beautiful kitchens. With a generous R15 radius, rear-positioned drain hole and a high ledge for custom accessories, the QUATRUS R15 ERGON offers users maximum workspace in, under and on top of the sink. Optional accessories include a grid, steel colander and wood cutting board – the QUATRUS R15 ERGON elevates a kitchen’s workspace and limits countertop clutter.

MTI Baths' New Hamilton Freestanding Tub

MTI Baths’ new Hamilton freestanding tub has flowing lines and graceful curves that blend into a distinctive profile and feature generous proportions, deep bathing well and strategic lumbar support for the ultimate bathing experience. Available as a soaker or air bath, the Hamilton mineral composite tub is crafted from a signature blend of high-grade minerals mined from quarries in Georgia. It is treated with a high-performance insulating polyresin coating resulting in a high-gloss white finish for a luxurious soak that stays warm longer. The non-porous surface is durable, resistant to stains, scratches and UV damage, and is easy to clean and maintain. Hamilton measures 66” long by 31” wide with a 23” deep bathing well.  As with all MTI tubs, the Hamilton mineral composite tub is crafted in the United States and finished by hand to exacting quality standards, backed by a 10-year warranty. MTI’s Designer Collection also includes a fine line of acrylic tubs – including freestanding, drop-in, undermount and alcove installations – that offers a broad selection of healing hydrotherapies and sensory therapies to support people in their quest for holistic wellness.

in2aqua's New EDGE Bath Collection

in2aqua's new EDGE Bath Collection is contemporary, clear and strong.  The EDGE bath combines puristic, straight, and architectural design with today’s cutting-edge technology.  The solid brass widespread faucet and 4-hole roman tub kit include metal handles and escutcheons. The double handles rest on 1/4 turn valves.  All in2aqua products utilize Fluehs valves made in Germany and Kerox PVD+™ plasma coated greaseless ceramic disc technology.  The solid brass pressure balance shower valve is designed to prevent cross flow, reduce water hammer, and protects bathers against scalding and cold-water shock.  Temperature control is within 3.6 degrees (F) of the set point despite a 50% water pressure drop.  All in2aqua products are engineered with EN 817, EN 1111, NSF/ANSI61, ASME A112.18.1-2012, CSA B125.1-12 in mind and meet or exceed North American standards.  The shower head and hand shower utilize Air Technology to enhance the showering experience and save water.  The EDGE design is available with a tarnish free extra hard chrome coating or PVD brushed nickel finish that will last a lifetime.  All products shown are ADA compliant.  The widespread faucet, 4-hole roman tub kit, and pressure balance shower valve are backed by in2aqua’s Go Pro Limited Lifetime Warranty for as long as the homeowner owns the product. 

Friday, April 19, 2019

BLANCO Introduces The BLANCO QUATRUS Apron 1-3/4 Bowl with Low Divide Sink

BLANCO introduces the BLANCO QUATRUS® Apron 1-3/4 Bowl with Low Divide sink. An expansion on the very popular, contemporary farmhouse style, the BLANCO QUATRUS R15 1-3/4 Apron features a convenient low divide, making it easier to handle large pots and baking sheets while still dividing the sink into cleaning and prepping bowls. Featuring a transitional, yet geometric design, the QUATRUS R15 1-3/4 Apron with low divide reinvents the classic farm sink look with a modernized style and functionality that meets the everyday needs of the most practical, yet beautiful kitchens.

BLANCO QUATRUS® R15 Apron 1-3/4 with Low Divide:
  • 33” x 19 ”, 9” deep, outside cabinet: 36”
  • Accessories
  • Grid – Right
  • Grid – Left
  • Grid – Multi-Level

BLANCO QUATRUS® R15 Apron Front and Undermount Series Details (pictured):
  • 18 Gauge Stainless Steel for exceptional durability and strength
  • X-pattern drain grooves
  • Easy-to-clean satin finish surface and generous R15 corners
  • Rear positioned drain hole for maximum, usable space and under cabinet storage

Crosswater London Introduces Their MPRO Wall-hung Vanity

Crosswater London introduced its MPRO Wall-hung Vanity. Available in four sizes and finishes, the new bath furniture extends the established, go-to MPRO collection of bath fittings and accessories.  Meticulous craftsmanship, elegant design, and generous storage define the modern wall-hung vanities for the ultimate in function and style. Space-saving with minimalistic lines, the vanity offers a sophisticated look featuring slow- close drawers with ample storage and optional organizers.  Available in 24”, 28”, 39”, or 48” sizes, the vanity is finished in white gloss, storm grey matte, American walnut, or driftwood and completed with the MPRO Basin crafted of Italian fireclay. European made, the MPRO Wall-hung Vanity combines warm wood or sleek finishes with the ultimate in functional details to create beauty and harmony in the bathroom. Building on the architectural appeal, iconic definition and versatility of MPRO brassware,  MPRO Wall-hung vanities offer contemporary styling and luxury for today’s modern bathroom. For more information please visit www.crosswaterlondon.com; call 844-992-8371 or info@crosswaterlondon.com.

CEU Events' iOS App is Here!

CEU Events' iOS App is here! When developing the app, the goal was to create a tool that's an extension to the CEU Events web platform for instructors and attendees. They’ve realized that presenters:

  • Want to keep presentation slides up on the screen and not the attendance list
  • Don't always have access to onsite WiFi network
  • Look for a more efficient way to capture attendee information, apply credits and send out the Certificates of Completion.

This is where the CEU Events Mobile App comes into place. Download the CEU Events iOS App today. An Android version is in the works, so stay tuned… (Note: A CEU Events account is required for the app to work).

The New Bayonne Console by Stone Forest

The new Bayonne Console by Stone Forest is sculpted and beveled from a single block of Italian Carrara Marble and rests on crafted tapered legs. The legs are available in a range of options, including all-brass material with a variety of finishes. Optional walnut wood legs feature warm tones accented with hand-tooled metal fittings include polished nickel, oil rubbed bronze and polished brass, with optional hammered ball fittings and an optional combination wood/metal front crossbar. The consoles can be custom built to any design and leg configuration, combining the natural richness of marble with lustrous brass metal for a unique, singular design. For information about setting up a display with this new product offering or a product line brochure, contact your local sales representative. Visit the website at www.stoneforest.com.

Friday, April 12, 2019

California Faucets' New Descanso Series Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet

California Faucets infuses industrial chic style into the kitchen with The Descanso™ Series Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet. A new addition to The Kitchen Collection, Descanso features a cylindrical shape and a hash mark-textured knurling detail on the lever handle. The versatile collection features special accents to select and a coordinating collection of matching accessories to create a complete ensemble. For more of a high-tech take on industrial style, the Descanso Series offers another customization option: a sleek, black carbon fiber detail. Lightweight yet strong, the resilient carbon fiber is the same material used for its weight to strength ratio to build Formula 1 race car chassis and road racing bicycles. Taking its design cues from the successful Descanso bath series, the new kitchen version allows designers and homeowners to create seamless industrial style throughout the home. Lending to the harmonious look is the complete line of coordinating accessories, including a pull-down prep/bar faucet, hot and cold-water dispensers, pot filler, soap dispenser, air activation switch for disposer, and air gap, which further accentuates the design’s industrial chic look. The Descanso series lavatory faucet and coordinating accessories are made of solid brass. Even the sprayhead, a part that’s often cheapened by other manufacturers with plastic or other inferior metals, is solid brass. Each piece in the series is available in more than 30 artisan finishes including 15 PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finishes, which are guaranteed for life against tarnishing.

Top Knobs' New "Find Your Style" Tool

Top Knobs just launched its new online digital selection tool. With so many knobs and pulls to choose from, sorting through hardware can seem daunting. The Find Your Style tool, available on TopKnobs.com, eliminates that stress by transforming the hardware selection into a personalized design experience. Top Knobs' Find Your Style digital selection tool makes choosing the right style, finish and size easy and fast. It offers users a uniquely creative opportunity to explore designs and finishes that reflect personal style. The innovative tool also makes it possible to identify sizing options to meet specific design needs. Through this comprehensive digital tool, customers are guided through a short series of questions to identify product offerings based on individual preferences and needs. Once the short Q & A is complete, a narrowed down selection of products is recommended to the user. Customers can then export the list and share their selections with designers and/or showroom consultants to help expedite the design process. The Top Knobs digital selection tool is available on Top Knobs’ home page or can be accessed directly at https://www.topknobs.com/style.

LACAVA Unveils Their Kubitop Sink

Did you know that the new Kubitop sink from LACAVA fits on most standard vanities? The collection features a set of functional and luxurious solid surface vanity top sinks. Sizes for the sink collection are 24", 30", 36”, 48", 60” and 72” wide and are available in both matte and glossy finishes. The K48L model pictured to the right is the 48” model and features the bowl (19" wide) on the left-hand side with plenty of counter space on the right-hand side. The collection includes the option of having the lavatory bowl on either side. Double bowl and trough bowl versions are also available! The sink is shown with a Navi free-standing vanity in horizon blue and a Cigno faucet in brushed gold. If you’d like more information or have any questions you can visit them online at LACAVA.com or reach the folks at LACAVA at 773-637-9600 or info@LACAVA.com.

The New "Buzz" Faucets from Franz Viegener

Franz Viegener recently introduced its Buzz faucet available as a wall mount and widespread. The new widespread Buzz faucet features a well-defined base that leans back ever so slightly before it flares into a spout with a square escutcheon. The faucet also boasts distinctive rhomboid handles. The Buzz wall mount also features a sculptural spout, but with a slightly larger base and an extensive reach that is ideal for spacious basins and vessel sinks. The faucets are available in polished nickel, polished chrome, brushed nickel, matte black chrome, rose gold, polished gold, brushed gold and flat black finishes. For information about this new product offering, sales sheets or a product line brochure, contact your local sales representative or John Weinstein at jweinstein@fvsa.com, or visit the website at www.franzviegener.com.

Nostalgic Warehouse's New Collection of Brass Cabinet Hardware

Nostalgic Warehouse unveiled its new collection of Brass Cabinet Hardware. Known for the heirloom quality of their exquisite door hardware and entry sets, the company has channeled their meticulous craftsmanship to launch an extensive line of hardware tailored exclusively for cabinetry in the kitchen, bath and throughout the home. All are forged from solid brass for exceptional durability and are meticulously finished to gleaming perfection. Choose from knobs, pulls, bars or rosettes – there’s a style and size to fit every drawer and cabinet in any d├ęcor space. They can be matched to the brand’s existing lines to create a truly memorable design aesthetic, starting at the front door and including every room beyond. Nostalgic Warehouse offers seven different cabinet pulls to choose from, including: 

  • VICTORIAN, a scroll-embellished design with Old World influences 
  • SOLEIL, a boldly detailed design inspired by the sun 
  • EGG & DART, with floral flourishes 
  • BIN PULL, a classic way to add vintage style 
  • MEADOWS, a delicately detailed design 
  • ROPE, traditional style with elegant lines 
  • FARMHOUSE, simple and rustic, available in large or medium 

The Brass Cabinet Hardware collection also features a wonderful variety of cabinet knobs, all crafted of solid brass. Styles include the traditional Homestead cabinet knob, the sleek New York rounded cabinet knob, the squared Mission cabinet knob, a Deco cabinet knob inspired by trends from the 1920s and ‘30s, and the hand-hammered details of the Craftsman cabinet knob. Additional cabinet knobs are available to coordinate with pulls in the Victorian, Meadows and Egg & Dart collections.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

ICERA Introduces Their New Karo II Toilet

ICERA introduced the Karo II. This sleek design incorporates all the best features of the original Karo model while adding a squared tank and chic transitional lines. Its balanced proportions and advanced engineering combine to create an exceptional toilet that hits the mark in style, comfort and performance. Karo II is a one-piece elongated toilet that features ICERA’s anti-microbial MicroGlaze for a beautiful finish that offers better hygiene and superior stain-resistance. The skirted trapway gives the design a clean finished look and allows for easier maintenance. Crafted of white vitreous china, Karo II is ADA-compliant with a chair-height bowl and includes thoughtful features such as a Duroplast soft-close seat with quick-release. As a high-efficiency toilet, the Karo II is designed with ICERA’s signature EcoQuattro technology to consume just 1.28 gallons of water per flush. The Karo II comes with a polished chrome tank lever and seat hinge caps, with other finish options available separately including polished nickel, satin nickel, polished brass and venetian bronze, and is covered by ICERA’s limited lifetime warranty.

Keuco Showcases Several New Products at the 2019 ISH Fair

Keuco showcased the following new products at the recently concluded 2019 ISH Fair, which will make their way to the North American market later this year:
 
  • EDITION 90: Solitary shapes for ultimate freedom of placement - Superbly designed holistic wash place concept, including accessories, faucets, vanities and light mirrors
  • ROYAL MODULAR 2.0: LED mirror cabinet that leaves nothing to be desired - Design masterpiece with numerous sizes and options to choose from
  • ROYAL LUMOS: LED light mirror design for the senses - Perfect light, practical warmth, and a solid sound
  • SHOWER SHELVES: For a perfect blend and combination of design and storage space
  • PLAN: Paying a visit in style - Plain elegance, even in small bathrooms
  • EDITION 11 black concept: Luxurious and strong in character - Black finishes show the elegant side of bathroom design

QM Drain's New Delmar SUPREME Linear Shower Drain

QM Drain introduced its new Delmar SUPREME linear shower drain as part of its continuing effort to provide the most complete line of shower drains on the market. SUPREME, with its patented design, is the solution to one of the biggest problems facing installers and plumbers in new construction and remodeling showers. Often the water outlet is located a few inches off-center, creating added labor expense to relocate existing plumbing. With SUPREME, the problem is solved. Its superior design provides a flexible 8-inch range from the center of the shower, allowing you to center your drain without moving the existing pipe. SUPREME has an independent base that houses an innovative internal rail system which enable sthe grate to be in a different position than the base and more specifically, the outlet. This allows for a quick and easy installation of a centered linear drain. Additionally, with SUPREME you can cut the grate to the specific length, as well as aligning multiple linear drains when there is more than one outlet. Sizes range from 30 to 60 inches long and four stylish finishes: satin, polished, satin gold and oil-rubbed bronze. Made entirely of marine grade 316 stainless steel, the highest quality, known for its natural beauty and low environmental impact.

Zitta Acquires Assets of Cami-Tomlin, Slik Portfolio and Acryline Assets

Zitta recently announced the acquisition of the assets of Caml-Tomlin, Slik Portfolio and Acryline Assets. Effective March 15th, 2019 Zitta officially took control of all these companies’ assets, including an 80,000 square foot operational manufacturing plant. This new acquisition will create several new jobs in the region and strengthen their position in the Canadian market. It will also allow Zitta to expand their product selection, including a full ADA line while gaining a significant market share, thereby increasing their sales force in Canada and the United States, and reiterating their commitment to their existing customers. The whole Zitta team is proud and eager to move towards this new era.

American Standard's Beale MeasureFill Touch Kitchen Faucet Wins a 2019 iF DESIGN Award

American Standard has been recognized with a 2019 iF DESIGN Award for the Beale MeasureFill Touch kitchen faucet in the kitchen category. The Beale MeasureFill Touch kitchen faucet delivers an adjustable set volume of water on demand, ranging from a half cup up to five cups. Whether a busy home cook needs a quick, one cup measure of water for morning oatmeal or wants to fill a cooking pot to boil pasta, the Beale MeasureFill Touch faucet delivers the precise measurement faster than using conventional measuring cups. Also, the easy touch on/off feature is ideal for full or dirty hands – so a touch of the wrist or back of the hand is all it takes to operate this faucet. Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD. More than 6,400 entries were submitted from 50 countries in hopes of receiving this prestigious seal of quality. The Beale MeasureFill Touch kitchen faucet from American Standard has also been recognized with a 2018 GOOD DESIGN Award, a 2018 Red Dot Award, and a 2018 Record Products Award from Architectural Record magazine.