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Native Trails Introduces NativeStone in Charcoal

Posted on 26 July 2021 by cradmin4

As of July 2021, all NativeStone products are available in Charcoal, a rich matte black finish. This means there are now five finishes to choose from in the NativeStone family:

  • Ash: A light, naturally mottled gray
  • Slate: A soft, medium gray   
  • Pearl: A glowing off white  
  • Earth: A warm, natural brown-gray
  • Charcoal: A rich matte black

Seeing a need for a black finish in their NativeStone concrete collection, Native Trails began working with artisans in Vietnam last year to develop the right hue. The resulting Charcoal finish plays well with both warm and cool hues on the color wheel. It complements a range of accessories, faucets and design styles.

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Native Trails Introduces Precious Metals Collection

Posted on 27 April 2021 by cradmin

Native Trails celebrates 25 years with this luxe anniversary series featuring genuine 24k Gold, Platinum, and Silver glazed fireclay sinks. Crafted by the hands of expert Italian artisans, they are made for the finest aesthetic and unparalleled durability.

A long tradition of Umbrian ceramic making inspired generations of fireclay master craftspeople in central Italy. The high-quality fireclay sinks are fired twice at temperatures reaching more than 2200 degrees Fahrenheit. Glazed by hand with genuine 24k gold, platinum and silver, and fired yet a third time. Precious Metals Collection sinks are the epitome of luxury and durability. Protected with custom formulated sealers, these sinks are built to last.

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BLANCO Introduces New VINTERA Contemporary Apron Collection

Posted on 08 April 2021 by cradmin

BLANCO introduced the VINTERA farmhouse sink collection – a clean, contemporary version of the apron front sink style with versatile installation capabilities. Farmhouse sinks are typically fitted as undermounts, but the unique design of the VINTERA also allows for a seamless flushmount placement. This unique option visually showcases a beautiful rim of SILGRANIT® color around the top of the sink, and is flush with the countertop. In addition to the flushmount look, the VINTERA is designed to bring further benefits as it fits into a standard base cabinet measuring the same width as the sink. This eliminates the need for custom cabinetry common with farmhouse sinks, making kitchen renovations easier for homeowners, designers and contractors.

The new farmhouse sink family includes two models, the VINTERA 30-in. Super Single and the VINTERA 33-in. Equal Double. Although the VINTERA has a slim 6-1⁄2-in. apron, it features a generous 9-in. bowl depth, making the sink both spacious and sleek. VINTERA has all the material advantages of SILGRANIT®, BLANCO’s patented granite composite material that is stronger and more durable than other sink surfaces according to the company. Non-porous and food-safe, SILGRANIT’s Hygienic Plus surface formula acts as a protective shield against dirt and bacteria and reduces bacteria growth by up to 98 percent.

Available color options include Anthracite, Biscuit, Café, Cinder, Coal Black, Concrete Gray, Metallic Gray, Truffle and White. Additional accessories include a floating grid and custom-fitted cutting board that provides an extra level within the sink and cultivates a more ergonomic experience.

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Willis Partners With Kohler/Sterling for Sink Distribution

Posted on 08 October 2020 by cradmin3

Willis, a curator of premium design materials, announced in late September that it has partnered with Kohler and Sterling to distribute their lines of sinks and faucets.

Willis already carries a variety of surfacing materials, such as Arpa HPL and FENIX, and Corian Solid Surface, Quartz, and Endura Porcelain, as well as a varety of surfacing products and related materials.

This new agreement with Kohler/Sterling will allow them to better serve their clients. The most in-demand of the sinks and faucets will be locally stocked by the company, so customers have quick and easy access.

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Native Trails Introduces Murano Collection

Posted on 22 January 2020 by cradmin

New from Native Trails in 2020, the Murano Collection is a line of glass vessel sinks consisting of five unique design series handcrafted by master Italian artisans.

The island of Murano, just off the coast of Venice, Italy, is famous for its celebrated artisan glass producers, each with their own family traditions. The colors and patterns are created in the molding and spinning process, and each glass vessel sink is expertly hand-formed, giving each piece its own personality as an irreplaceable work of functional art.

The five design series of the Murano Collection incorporate colors and patterns inspired by views of the Italian coastline. Each series is available in a variety of shapes.

In the Abalone series shimmering mother of pearl meets the swirl of the sea with warm tones and bold accents of Abalone, inspired by the surrounding sea.

The bold depth of dark color in the Abyss series lends focus on shape and texture of the Murano Collection’s luxurious hand formed glass. Expert Italian glassmakers on the island of Murano showcase centuries of artistic innovation in the solid black, spun glass sink series.

The Beachcomber series of Venetian glass vessel sinks features earth tones and hints of mother of pearl that create an undeniably alluring effect, along with a feeling of delightful tranquility.

Light and bright, the Bianco series celebrates the innovation of Venetian glassmakers, while it highlights beauty of form, function and texture of the expertly hand formed Murano Collection.

Inspired by the sand, ocean and waves of the Mediterranean Sea, the Shoreline series offers a creamy background and bold colors.

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Domain Adds to Lexicon Product Line

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Domain Adds to Lexicon Product Line

Posted on 16 July 2019 by cradmin

Domain Industries Inc. recently announced the addition of three new bathroom sinks to its product line of Lexicon Quartz Sinks.

The three new models offer the industry new options in bathroom design. The new Lexicon Quartz Bathroom Sink models boast a dual-mount rim providing the flexibility for both undermount and drop-in installations. The new models are offered in five colors to blend into any decor: Black, White, Concrete, Beige and Mocha.

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On the Surface, Colors Matter: 2019 Color Trends in the Kitchen

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On the Surface, Colors Matter: 2019 Color Trends in the Kitchen

Posted on 26 March 2019 by cradmin

As kitchens cement their role as the home’s central gathering place, color is taking on an even more important role in design. Whether we are aware of it or not, color affects us on a deep subconscious level. Transcending beyond the name or number of a specific hue, color can tell a story beyond the visual senses. Homeowners and designers use color to personalize, create a focal point or to set the mood for their space. BLANCO recently surveyed top architects and designers to uncover current and future trends in kitchen color.

Gray elements in the kitchen have become more frequent and popular over the years. BLANCO demonstrates their latest color launch, Concrete Gray.













When it comes to choosing a color for your kitchen, neutrals tend to win the game. According to about 67 percent of those surveyed, gray and white kitchens are the dominating design projects this year. Not only do they see the gray and white trend in paint choice and cabinetry, but these smart neutrals populate the sink area, as well.

Of those surveyed, 64 percent found that the most popular sink specified in 2018 was stainless. However, 54 percent of those anticipate the sink trend is moving towards neutrals that are in the white and gray category. Homeowners are looking for a timeless and transitional kitchen design that also makes a personal statement.

The gray trend is very timely considering BLANCO’s brand new SILGRANIT® sink color, Concrete Gray. Clean, organic and extremely balanced, Concrete Gray is at home in both urban and natural settings. Its revolutionary warm red and cool blue undertones make it BLANCO’s most versatile color yet. Right on trend, Concrete Gray is the perfect fit with a wide array of countertop and cabinet designs.

BLANCO’s Concrete Gray color as shown in their IKON 27” farmhouse sink.













For trade professionals or consumers who want more assistance in specifying color for their sinks, BLANCO offers an app that helps match sink finishes to countertops:  The BLANCO SILGRANIT Mobile Color App

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Native Trails Introduces New Products for 2019

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Native Trails Introduces New Products for 2019

Posted on 22 March 2019 by cradmin

This Spring Native Trails has made a variety of additions to its product offerings, including vanity collections, hammered sinks and a new NativeStone finish.


In the new Solace Collection of vanities, cool concrete meets solid, sustainable oak. Midnight Oak and Sunrise Oak are available in 30- and 48-in. options. The Chardonnay and Cabernet Floating vanities in the Vintner’s Collection feature floating vanities made from beautifully salvaged winemaking materials. The Zaca Collection includes  36- and 48- in. sleek stainless steel vanities paired with NativeStone for a stunning ADA compliant result.


Two new additions were made to Native Trails selection of Hammered Copper and Nickel sinks. Rhapsody is a Farmhouse kitchen sink available in Antique Copper and Brushed Nickel. Cozumel is forged from high-quality recycled copper, and features an integrated sink and clean lines make for simple maintenance; it is available in Antique Copper and Brushed Nickel.


Earth Finish

In addition, all NativeStone products are now available in a new finish – Earth! This natural, warm finish, somewhere between brown and gray, pairs well with many color palettes.




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Posted on 25 January 2019 by cradmin

BLANCO introduced their newly updated free kitchen design app, BLANCO SILGRANIT®. Made for homeowners, designers and fabricators, the app helps users evaluate the appearance of BLANCO sinks paired with popular countertops to select the perfect color combination for their kitchen design. Favorite combinations may be saved and e-mailed to others. Users may also photograph and add their own countertop selections to the app.

Compatible with iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android (phones and tablets), the BLANCO SILGRANIT app also has a Store Locator feature, so users may find their nearest BLANCO dealer.

BLANCO SILGRANIT Color App Highlights:

  • Easy and intuitive iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch/Android App lets user mix and match BLANCO sinks with countertops to find the perfect pairing
  • 157 different BLANCO sinks in SILGRANIT, stainless steel and fireclay
  • 60 colorful countertop choices
  • Ability to search by sink or counter to start
  • Ability to photograph a counter and add it to the app
  • Users can store designs in a Favorites folder to share or save for later
  • The Store Locator function allows users to find where to purchase a BLANCO sink by simply entering their home zip code and connecting with a retail outlet where BLANCO products are available
  • Gallery displays kitchen design ideas and inspiration

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Lenova Adds to Ledge Series

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Lenova Adds to Ledge Series

Posted on 04 January 2019 by cradmin

Lenova‘s latest addition to its Ledge Series is the Ultra Ledge, a prep and clean-up station and a professional-grade work area. Available in 46- and 58-in. models, the Ultra Ledge offers generous proportions and is notable for its dual levels of accessories that facilitate easy food preparation. Engineered platforms allow the user to slide in optional accessories as needed, including a colander, cutting boards and roll-up grid racks. The design transforms the kitchen sink into an efficient station for chopping produce, draining pasta, drying dishes and soaking pots and pans.

The Ultra Ledge Sink features a streamlined design crafted from durable 16-gauge 18/10 stainless steel. Standard features include an easy-to-clean satin finish, sound baffling pads, and removable splash guards and strainer baskets.

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