Thursday, August 29, 2019

The New Optimale Series From Oceania Baths

Condo bathrooms, second bathrooms and kids bathrooms often have a limited space to work with. Homeowners are therefore left with a choice - bathtub or shower? What if it could be both without any wasted space? This is what the new Optimale Series from Oceania Baths offers: a unique juxtaposed bathtub and shower space concept designed to meet diverse needs. This innovative and original concept creates a feeling of roominess in the smallest spaces. Features include:

  • Shower and bath are nested one besides the other
  • Modular system has over 3000 possible configurations
  • Highest quality and most modern materials available: Lucite® acrylic shower base and bathtub
  • Pre-cut doors and panels are 3/8” tempered glass treated with Oceania’s exclusive Clear ViewTM water-repellent technology
  • Suitable for both renovation projects as well as new buildings

Mountain Products' New Duet Finish Collection

Mountain Products' new Duet Finish Collection highlights elements of your kitchen and bath design to give a truly balanced and unique look. All Duet products come with matte black as the base finish, and then allow your customer to pick one of the four following finishes to accent the piece - brushed nickel, polished chrome, polished nickel and champagne bronze. Additionally, new knurled accents are available - the intricate diamond knurling adds richness and depth to the design of your faucet. Duet finishes are available on the following items:

  • MT1830 and MT1840 Series - Accessory faucets
  • MT957R - Air switch
  • MT300, MT200EV and MT202 - Sink Strainers
  • MT5003L-NL - Lever Angle Valve
  • MT2000-2 - Bottle Trap

AMBA Products' New Radiant Small Heated Towel Racks

Looking to incorporate a heated towel rack into your bathroom, but just don't have the space? The new Radiant Small heated towel rack from AMBA Products is the perfect solution for those tight areas where wall space is at a premium. Available to the marketplace this winter, the Radiant Small will be available in polished stainless, brushed stainless and matte black finishes, and includes a plug-in with hardware conversion kit. Available sizes will be:
  • 20 1/8”H by 19 5/8”W
  • 31 7/8”H by 23 5/8”W
  • 41 3/8”H by 23 5/8”W

The New Stelle' Pedestal from Wetstyle

Inspired by monoliths, the new Stellé pedestal from Wetstyle creates a statement while still remaining compact. It fits easily into a small powder room or bathroom, due to its compact dimensions. Stellé sets itself apart with a high-quality, impeccable finish, inside and out. These pieces are offered in a wide range of colors and wood finishes, including walnut, oak, torrified eucalyptus and lacquer. Stellé makes the perfect companion to the washbasins in the Lab collection, creating a timeless and urban look. WETSTYLE furniture is made from responsibly-sourced hardwoods. The wood is sealed with a varnish that is rated level 5 by the AWI, the industry's highest standard, for resistance to moisture and damage. Premium door hinges by Blum, the industry's leading manufacturer, are also used in all WETSTYLE furniture.

Friday, August 23, 2019

ICERA's New Muse iWash Integrated Bidet Toilet

ICERA recently expanded its award-winning product line that combines cleanliness, comfort and cutting-edge engineering. The new Muse iWash Integrated Bidet Toilet, pairs practicality and pampering in one sleek package. The Muse iWash system offers exceptional cleaning power while conserving floor space with its smart two-in-one design. A minimalist silhouette and skirted trapway conceal extraordinary technology. A bowl-cleansing pre-mist is activated whenever the seat is occupied, and an automated flush allows a sanitary touch-free experience. A deodorizer and in-bowl LED nightlight are thoughtful extra touches. What’s truly amazing about the Muse iWash is its level of customization. From a heated seat and warm air dryer with adjustable temperature settings to the rear, front and oscillating sprayers with variable positioning, the iWash system can be configured to suit individual preferences. It has two user presets to save preferred settings to ensure a repeat experience every time. A convenient backlit remote is included and comes with a magnetic wall mount for easy use. 

As with all ICERA toilets, the Muse iWash is eco-friendly with a high-efficiency flush that requires just 1.28 gallon per flush. Crafted of vitreous china, the design includes an open rim flush for maximum performance. It’s simple to install and comes with a self-cleaning stainless steel nozzle. Its glossy white porcelain bowl is enhanced with MicroGlaze™, an antimicrobial porcelain finish for easy cleaning and long-lasting good looks.

The New Mood Bathtub from Wetstyle

The new Mood bathtub from Wetstyle is based on a pair of offset ellipses resulting in a design that says fluidity and comfort. Its silhouette creates an air of relaxation in the bathroom. In addition to its aesthetic qualities, Mood provides maximum comfort thanks to its reclining dual backs: a sitting position that is particularly conducive to reading, and a reclined option for pure relaxation. The elegant simplicity of the Mood blends seamlessly with both contemporary and traditional interiors, with its play of shapes creating a perfect balance between a well-anchored base and more refined curves. A thicker rim on one side acts as a storage shelf for body care products. Mood is handcrafted in WETMAR BiO™, a robust, non-slip, thermo-insulating eco-material, and is available in True High Gloss™ or matte finish.

California Faucets Wins Four 2019 K&BB Readers' Choice Awards

California Faucets won four Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) Magazine 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards. This year marks the second consecutive year California Faucets was honored in the Kitchen Faucets as well as the Bath Accessories categories. California Faucets was also honored this year in the Bath Faucets and Shower Systems categories. In the Kitchen Faucets as well as the Bath Faucets categories, winners were recognized for water efficiency and style/aesthetics/finish. The criteria in the bath accessories category included style and aesthetics, as well as the ability to coordinate with fixtures, while in the Shower Systems category, readers selected based on style and water efficiency. Winners in the seventh-annual contest were selected by designers, remodelers and other readers of the magazine, who placed a record 31,000 votes.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Steamist Introduces Their New Matte Black Designer Finish

Steamist has introduced a new matte black designer finish, which is now available as an option within its line of advanced steam and digital shower products. The luxe, low-gloss finish delivers a contemporary look and understated elegance that complements a wide range of shower designs. The introduction of the sophisticated new matte black finish reflects Steamist’s ongoing commitment to helping homeowners design the ideal shower for their unique preferences and styles. The matte black finish is available on Steamist’s advanced digital steam and shower controls, steamheads and in-shower chromatherapy light fixtures. In addition to the new matte black, Steamist’s extensive finish options include brushed nickel, brushed bronze, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass, polished chrome, polished gold and polished nickel.

Danze® by Gerber’s New Pull-Down Prep Faucets

Danze® by Gerber’s new Pull-Down Prep Faucets share the same design as the standard kitchen pull-down in their collection, but are smaller. Available in their Draper®, Selene®, and Vaughn™ collections, the prep faucets have a max flow rate of 1.75 gpm at 60 psi. Features include Danze by Gerber's proprietary SnapBack® Retraction System, easily adjustable GripLock® retraction weight and dual function sprayhead. All are available in chrome and stainless steel finishes - satin black is also available for Vaughn.

Top Knobs Honored With Two K&BB 2019 Readers' Choice Awards

Top Knobs has been announced as a winner of two Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) Magazine 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Top Knobs was honored in the Bath Accessories category for the seventh consecutive consecutive year and in the Decorative Hardware category for the third consecutive year, amongst 31,000 votes. In the seventh annual edition of the awards, kitchen and bath professionals were asked to select their choice of winners from 25 distinct categories. In the Bath Accessories category voters assessed overall design and style. In the Decorative Hardware category, voters focused on design aesthetics. Both categories put emphasis on the ability for products to coordinate with kitchen and bath fixtures. Top Knobs has been selected as a winner every year since the awards inception in 2013.

Dimora Brands Announces the Acquisition of Watermark Designs

Dimora Brands, the parent company of luxury brands that include Top Knobs, Water Street Brass and Hardware Resources, recently announced the acquisition of Watermark Designs"We are proud to be adding Avi Abel and the team at Watermark Designs to ours," notes Warren Ramsland, President of Top Knobs. "They are innovators that will continue to push the boundaries of design to provide beautiful plumbing made in Brooklyn, NY.” The addition of Watermark Designs to the Dimora Brands portfolio combined with its recent acquisition of Water Street Brass, and its Vesta Fine Hardware product line offer a trifecta of luxury offerings that include cabinet hardware, door hardware and plumbing fixtures. "We are delighted to join forces with Dimora Brands," said Avi Abel, President of Watermark Designs. "We look forward to growing with this successful group of luxury kitchen and bath brands that enables us to expand our resources to meet the needs of the Architecture & Design community.”

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The New ROHL Italian Kitchen Campo Side Lever Pull-Down Faucet

Named for the Piazza del Campo in Sienna, Italy, the new ROHL Italian Kitchen Campo Side Lever Pull-Down Faucet celebrates the famous systems of conduits that brings water to the area. In the 14th century, miles of tunnels and aqueducts were built, delivering water to the famous Font Gaia - or Fountain of the World. The Campo design emulates the valve/stem combination used in the building of industrial conduit systems. This industrial style is epitomized in the knurling on the outside of the “waterworks” handles and the wheel-like “spokes” of the handle interiors. Features include:

  • Brass construction
  • Metal lever
  • CNC machined
  • Dual spray with lock in modes
  • 1 31/32” maximum installation depth on deck
  • 1/4-turn ceramic disc control cartridge
  • 9 1/4” reach swivel U-spout
  • Retractable pull-down metal hand spray with secure docking system
  • Nylon hose
  • 1.8 gpm
  • Requires 2 1/2” clearance from backsplash to center of faucet of hole

LACAVA Adds Bottom Shelf Option to all Their Metal Consoles

Did you know that all metal consoles from LACAVA now have the option of adding a solid surface shelf on the bottom? Seen here is the Aquagrande 40” metal console (AQG-BX-40) in polished stainless steel that includes the solid surface shelf placed within the stainless steel frame. Also available in brushed stainless steel, brushed brass, and matte black. The shelf makes for added storage and functionality without taking away from the luxury of the piece! Visit to find out more!

DDI Systems to Host a Webinar on August 20th

DDI Systems will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 20th at 1 p.m. EDT, entitled How to Prepare Your Business for Digital Commerce. As eCommerce continues to disrupt wholesale distribution and capture customer attention, distributors are looking for a clear path to deploy a top-quality solution. Inform eCommerce Pro brings technologies together in a seamless platform that connects eCommerce, your product catalog, and the market-leading Inform ERP. See why Inform eCommerce Pro is the ideal choice for wholesale distributors during DDI Systems' live upcoming event Tuesday, August 20th at 1 pm EDT (10 am PT). To register, go to or call 877-599-4334. Learn how to:

  • Support both B2B and B2C shoppers with customer-specific pricing, branch inventory, sales tax automation and convenient shipping & delivery options
  • Leverage ERP-driven data optimizes the customer experience with accurate, up-to-the-minute order and account status insight
  • Incorporate a best-in-class product catalog, both for digital eCommerce and brick and mortar quoting and sales
  • Harness the power of layered navigation, multiple product categories, filtering attributes, business intelligence analytics and customer communication tools

The New Marquis Bathtub from Hydro Systems

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a museum of experiences rather than objects. The exterior comprises two curved walls, which resemble interlocking arms, cradling the building’s glass-paneled central core and conveying the ideals of unity and equality for all. Incorporating the graceful form of the architecture that inspired it, the new Marquis bathtub from Hydro Systems mirrors the artful curves of the building in the refined simplicity of its sloped shape. The Marquis balances exquisite symmetry with the unexpected, as the ever-so-slight tilt to its rim adds interest and draws the eye. Shaped to resemble cupped hands that cradle you as you relax and reflect, the Marquis defines design excellence. Features include:

  • Made of Hydroluxe SS - a high-performance blend of ground natural minerals and man-made composites, that provides added durability, insulation, and protection against scratches, stains, bacteria,mold and mildew.
  • Linear Integral Drain - standard inclusion, comes color matched to the tub unless specified otherwise. Available in a wide array of color/finish choices.
  • Lumbar support on backrests at both ends of tub.
  • Ability to add thermal air system, which includes HydrOzone, at no additional charge.

Hardware Resources' New Wavecrest Vanity

The new, contemporary Wavecrest Vanity from Hardware Resources features inset drawer fronts and an open bottom shelf. The grey finish is complemented by the Carrara-look engineered marble top, while the white finish coordinates with the white-and-black engineered marble top. Maximized storage features fully functional lower drawers, large open bottom shelf, tip-out storage space with stainless steel tray below the sink, and additional fully functional drawers on 60” units. Other features include:

  • Sizes: 24", 30", 36”, 48” and 60” double
  • Satin nickel or matte black bar pulls
  • Large open bottom shelf
  • Tip-out storage with removable stainless steel tray under sink
  • Fully functional lower drawers with full extension soft-close slides
  • Available with or without top preinstalled, 4” tall backsplash included with tops
  • Faucet holes cut for 8” spread, faucet not included

Friday, August 2, 2019

Native Trails' New Earth Finish for Their NativeStone Collection

New to their NativeStone® Collection, Native Trailsnew Earth finish brings as much warmth to a room as it does texture. Inspired by nature, this organic new finish lies somewhere between brown and gray, pairing exceptionally well with many color palettes. Whether you are designing a cozy, rustic retreat or a sleek, contemporary residence, NativeStone in Earth can be that perfect aahhh-inspiring piece your customer is looking for. All NativeStone products are available now in this new finish.

MTI Baths Introduces Their Metropolis Wall Sink

MTI Baths introduces a stylish new wall sink designed for compact bathrooms, as well as for accessibility installations. The Metropolis can be installed at ADA compliant heights, and the open space around it makes navigation with a walker or wheelchair much easier. Featuring a streamlined design that delivers a strong architectural presence, the Metropolis measures 51.75” long x 20” deep x 4.5” high, providing plenty of space for toiletries and a deck mount faucet. Universal Design is no longer a trend, but a real and growing movement that seeks to maximize the usability of a space for people regardless of their age, size or ability. MTI Baths sees the movement as an opportunity for designers, architects and builders to be of even greater value to their clients as they work with them in designing living spaces and selecting products that will promote wellness in their daily lives. As part of MTI’s renowned Boutique Collection, the new wall-mount sink is constructed using MTI’s proprietary SculptureStone® material that is approximately 75% organic materials and 100% solid throughout. The non-porous surface is extremely durable, resistant to stains and scratches, and is easy to clean and maintain. Metropolis is available in white or biscuit in both matte and a hand-polished deep gloss finish. The exterior height of the sink is fixed to conceal the bottom of the bowl and overflow plumbing. An integrated overflow and 1” carrier arms are included.

Fairmont Designs Honored With a 2019 K&BB Readers' Choice Award

Now in their seventh consecutive year, Kitchen and Bath Business magazine recently announced their Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 recipients. Each year, K&BB reaches out to their readers to voice their opinions on the best of the best in kitchen and bath brands and manufacturers. This year, they received a record-breaking 31,000 votes, and for the sixth time in seven years, recognized Fairmont Designs as a winner in the Bath Cabinets/Vanities category. Fairmont Designs is once again humbled and honored, and they promise not to take this honor for granted. Readers made their choices based on criteria, including – but not limited to:

  • Local availability
  • Support they receive from the supplier/ manufacturer
  • Price point for their typical client budget
  • Other specific criteria noted below each category

Danze by Gerber’s new Avian Bath Collection

Danze® by Gerber’s new Avian™ Bath Collection features clean lines with linear handles. The collection’s 36 SKUs include single- and two-handle lavatory faucets, Roman tub, and tub and shower configurations and are available in three finishes: chrome, brushed nickel and satin black. Trim kits are powered by the Gerber® Treysta™ valve. Faucets feature ceramic disc valves that create a tight seal to prevent drips and allow the handle to easily turn. Lavatory faucets feature a laminar water stream for a low-splash water stream.

LAUFEN Participates in the P-BANK Interactive Platform

LAUFEN is proud of their involvement in P-BANK, an interactive platform that raises awareness of the misdirection of valuable nutrients - one of them being phosphorus (P) - to wastewater, causing great harm to coastal waters. Spearheaded by the Urban Water Management and Sanitation department of the Bauhaus­ Universitat Weimar and featuring Laufen's urine diversion toilet save, P-BANK demonstrates an effective closed-loop recycling of the wastewater that recovers the valuable nutrients and re-introduces them into nature in the form of fertilizer. The P-BANK is installed on the premises of the Bauhaus-University Weimar until 16th August, 2019.