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GROHE Offers Ladylux L2 Kitchen Faucet Collection

Posted on 15 January 2021 by cradmin

With a sleek, minimalist design, the new Ladylux® L2 Kitchen Faucet Collection continues the GROHE tradition of pairing modern style with new, innovative technology essential in today’s kitchen. Equipped with features like magnetic docking for easy, secure retraction and touch technology, the Ladylux L2 Collection is thoughtfully designed with German engineering for efficiency and convenience. Ladylux L2 is updated with features and functionality like triple and dual-spray toggle controls that allow users to easily switch from regular to shower spray functions.

The Ladylux L2 Collection features GROHE’s signature Silk Move® technology for precise and effortless water control for a lifetime of smooth and comfortable faucet handling. True to the GROHE German heritage, the Ladylux L2 Kitchen Collection is geometrically designed with a 360° wide swivel radius for full sink coverage. Designed to meet the GROHE Zero guarantee, the body of the faucet does not add any lead or nickel into the drinking water because of the advanced inner-water guides.

The Ladylux® L2 triple spray function incorporates the new, forceful Blade spray, which reportedly delivers maximum cleaning performance while using 50 percent less water. The triple spray function is also available with hands-free functionality in the LADYLUX® TOUCH FAUCET.

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BLANCO Introduces the RIVANA Faucet Collection

Posted on 19 May 2020 by cradmin3

BLANCO introduced the RIVANA faucet collection to its line of options. Featuring modern, geometric styling with functionality home chefs will appreciate, the new BLANCO RIVANA collection includes semi-professional, pull-down and bar faucet options along with a coordinating soap dispenser.

Available in Polished Chrome and Stainless Finish, the RIVANA semi-professional and pull-down faucet models help make clean-up more efficient with their easy to maneuver design and powerful dual spray features. An innovative magnetic handspray holder on the Semi-Professional model enhances ease-of-use. A bar faucet and coordinating soap dispenser round out the collection allowing for a seamless design when incorporating additional sinks into other areas like a wet bar or kitchen island.

BLANCO RIVANA Semi-Professional Faucet measures 19 7/8” x 8 7/8” with 1.5 GPM powerful water saving performance.

BLANCO RIVANA Pull-Down Faucet (pictured) is 16 3/8” x 8 ½” with 1.5 GPM powerful water saving performance.

BLANCO RIVANA Bar Faucet is 15” x 7 1/8” with 1.5 GPM powerful water saving performance.

BLANCO RIVANA SOAP DISPENSER made with solid brass construction; Size: 1-3/8”; Outside Diameter: 1”; Reservoir: Approximately 12 oz.

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VOLA Wins Plus X Award For Design and High Quality

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VOLA Wins Plus X Award For Design and High Quality

Posted on 11 July 2018 by cradmin

Hastings Tile & Bath, the importers and exclusive distributors of the VOLA brand in the United States announced that VOLA was recently awarded the Plus X Award for Design and High Quality. The Plus X Award honors brands for their continued ability to be the leading edge in quality and innovation. The timing of this honor helps cap off the 50th Anniversary of the VOLA brand, which is being celebrated throughout 2018.

Plus X Award seals of approval are awarded by an independent specialist panel of expert jurors. These editors, designers and experts meet several times a year to assess the best products and technologies of their respective industries. Each product is then examined thoroughly and assessed for one or several of the seven Plus X Award seals of approval. The jurors’ expertise and experience not only allow profound discussions but also valuable suggestions and comments on the products presented.

All during 2018, VOLA is celebrating its 50th anniversary in several ways; with a website dedicated to the history of the brand and a series of films and stories which help visually articulate the philosophy and heart and soul of VOLA, all of which are reasons that the brand has remained at the forefront of design.

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Fabricating for the Bar and Wine Cellar

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Fabricating for the Bar and Wine Cellar

Posted on 04 June 2018 by cradmin

BLANCOBLANCO Empressa recently surveyed designers and fabricators to learn more about bar and wine cellar trends. The topic is very timely given the launch of BLANCO’s new EMPRESSA™ faucet collection, which coordinates bar and kitchen sink faucet styles with a winepress-inspired handle shape. The handle’s backstory dates to a medieval winepress and draws from BLANCO’s location in Germany’s wine country.

Specifiers should also take note since alcohol consumption is on the rise +2.7 percent according to Wine & Spirits Daily and at home entertaining is growing – especially around the bar area. According to a Forbes article “at home social occasions” is a 33 billion dollar industry and expanding. So how are we designing and fabricating for the bar or wine cellar today?

What colors are you specifying for bars and wine cellars?
The answers to this question were very mixed from mostly whites and grays to automotive and industrial finishes. According to Paul Menninger, Owner of Capitol Granite, “Whites and grays with dark colored woods contrasting in the wine cellars, like walnut and cherry” are popular. What’s working is contrasting light and dark colors for entertaining spaces. This is true also of key elements like sinks and faucets, which come in a wide variety of finishes. For instance, the BLANCO EMPRESSA™ faucet that ranges from contemporary polished chrome or stainless, to more traditional polished nickel and even oil rubbed bronze.

What new technologies are you specifying for bars and wine cellars today? 
Quite a few designers brought up LED lighting, flexible lighting, appliance lighting and the addition of more lighting displays. “Bars and wine cellars will trend towards back-lighting in the future with the increasing prevalence of LED lighting,” continues Menninger. “The options for LED come with reduced costs, longer life, and lower heat generation.”

BLANCO EmpressaWhat materials or appliances are trending now?
The hottest materials today include ultra compact surfacing – more commonly known as “thin” tile. These surfaces have the advantage of stain resistance and durability. Using a marble look for instance without having to worry that it will stain. Textures and mixing textures were also a common answer, which makes sense with contrasting colors. These are spaces designed to “stand out.”

What bars and wine cellar trends do you anticipate in the future? 
Designers and fabricators anticipate the use of more glass, unique surface materials like Dekton or looks like a mitered drop edge. Cheryl Clendenon, Owner of InDetail Design states, “I would say unique wine storage in unusual places – we have proposed one in a large foyer. Sounds odd but will be part of a built-in area with a bench and the wine will become drinkable art! Also, more clients want wine refrigeration.”

Wine culture and artisan beverages are exploding and tying in these themes helps to distinguish this space from other spaces in the home. “Clients tend to want a bar or wine cellar that is a conversation piece,” states Krista Lake, Owner Signature Interior Expressions. “They like for their bar/wine cellar to have a unique look that stands out from the rest of the home.”

“The products we feel are currently trending are wine barrel and wine press furniture,” states Brad Burns, Partner/Owner of Cutting Edge Countertops.

To learn more about BLANCO’s wine-inspired EMPRESSA™ faucet collection, click here.

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Pfister’s Designs Faucet with Handle Integration

Posted on 03 May 2016 by cradmin

Kai_Chrome_Lifestyle 1Pfister’s Kai Kitchen Faucet is designed to provide modern appeal and optimum functionality for a variety of kitchen remodeling and renovation projects. The Kai faucet design philosophy has been largely grounded on the nature of sculptures where lines were eliminated in order to provide a seamless look. Pfister dedicated its design ingenuity to come up with a body style that has a fully integrated faucet handle.

The new faucet has a unique 3-function pull-down spray head that allows users to spray, stream and pause water flow. The faucets come in matte black, stainless steel and polished chrome.

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Blanco Celebrates 25 Years in United States

Posted on 22 August 2013 by cradmin

blanco 25th anniversary celebrationBLANCO, German producer of kitchen sinks and faucets, celebrates its 25-year anniversary in the United States. It was founded in Germany in 1925, and for three generations has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories. When the company opened its doors in the United States, it had a 4,000-sq.-ft. warehouse. Today, it has grown to be a leader in kitchen sinks and faucets in the U.S. While the growth of the company has been impressive – equally impressive is the fact that more than 50 percent of the employees have remained with the company for 10 years or more. The company has a long tradition of environmental stewardship and their production facilities operate to strict DIN EN ISO 14001 environmental performance standards. Since 1994, BLANCO has been a member of the Caux Round Table (CRT), an international network of principled business leaders and companies working to promote a moral capitalism.

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Toto Honored For Sustainability Efforts

Posted on 26 December 2012 by cradmin

Toto, supplier of faucets and related products, was recognized by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper with a Best in Business Class award for its efforts to reduce water use in Atlanta by partnering with local government and businesses to upgrade outdated plumbing fixtures.

Accepting the award was bill Strange, senior vice president of Toto, who said, “At Toto, we have instituted a wide range of small incremental programs and processes that synergistically combine to dramatically reduce the energy and potable water we use in the manufacture of our water-saving products.”

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NKBA Survey Shows Suprising Trends

Posted on 20 September 2012 by cradmin

A report was recently published on the Woodworking Network website issued by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) that outlines the results of a survey of its members. The survey sought out the top trends in kitchens and baths, and some of the findings were a bit surprising.

Among those tied strictly to the countertop industry were 1) the growing usage of glass as a backsplash material – a surprising 52 percent of respondants said they used the material in their designs; and 2) an increase in the use of solid surface in both the kitchen and bath, rising to 30 percent of those taking the survey saying they are specifying it for their projects. Subsequently, both granite and quartz surfacing dropped (although just slightly), but still lead the pack when it comes to the most popular surfaces specified.

Other trends discussed were faucetry, color schemes, cabinetry and more. The full report is available here.

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