Product Focus - June 2020

Product Focus - June 2020

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Bathtub

BainUltra Bain De Ville

Bain De Ville therapeutic tubs from BainUltra were created to fit snugly in a bathroom alcove and are notable for their modern lines, wider deck and minimalist integrated skirt. The bathing well is deeper than many traditional tubs, allowing a blissful soak even in the space-challenged bathrooms typical of city living. Two sizes are available: the 6030 tub measuring 60 by 30 by 17 inches and the slightly larger 6632 measuring 66 by 32 by 20 inches. Both are crafted from 100% pure acrylic and are offered in a glossy white or biscuit finish or UltraVelour matte in white. They can be ordered as a soaker or with ThermoMasseur technology with up to 44 air jets for a hydrothermo massage. Options include a Geysair hot-air system that brings soothing warmth and a more consistent bath temperature, as well as WarmTouchShell, which radiates heat from within the tub’s shell. AromaCloud aromatherapy and Illuzio chromatherapy are also available. 800-463-2187; www.bainultra.com.


Drain

Infinity Drain linear drain

Universal Infinity Drain linear drain from Infinity Drain is compatible with every type of waterproofing method. The convenient universal kit has a pitched channel with a clamping collar and the choice of a tile insert frame or square-patterned grate. Designed to adhere to both traditional and modern waterproofing techniques, the channel allows traditional membranes like vinyl or Chloraloy to be mechanically fastened to the drain channel. Alternatively, modern installation methods that incorporate a bonded waterproofing method like a liquid membrane or fabric sheet will adhere to the 1-inch channel flange. 516-767-6786; www.infinitydrain.com.


Faucets

BK Resources Evolution Series

Evolution Series faucets from BK Resources offer T-304 stainless steel precision-machined construction, making them rust- and corrosion-resistant. Stainless steel is more durable than brass, giving these faucets superior longevity. They are lead-free and safe for all types of drinking water. They are available in 4- and 8-inch on-center, as well as splash and deck mount. A full list of replacement parts is available. 888-310-4393; www.bk-resources.com.


Bradley Verge soap dispenser and faucet

Verge soap dispensers and faucets from Bradley come in four styles, six finishes and advanced features such as hidden sensors to deter tampering, optimized sensing to eliminate false activations, longer spouts for increased hand-washing space, and cast brass spout construction with popular and environmentally friendly PVD finishes. Faucets have dual sensor technology that provides the most accurate activation while optimizing battery life. The soap dispensers are designed with a wide range of top-fill options and a smart sense system with LED light indicators that display low soap and battery. For high-traffic applications, a top-fill multifeed soap system supplies soap to up to six dispensers at once. 800-272-3539; www.bradleycorp.com.


Isenberg Bath Serie 240

The Serie 240 from Isenberg Bath is a cohesive master bath ensemble distinctive for its graphic cross handles that are available in traditional metal, as well as concrete and wood options. The collection is a montage of 15 coordinating fixtures for the tub, shower and sink. Options include wall- or deck-mounted sink faucets, a free-standing tub filler and thermostatic shower valves with matching components. Minimalist lines make it blend with any bathroom decor in both contemporary and vintage design spaces. In addition to the wood and concrete handle options, the collection is offered in matte black, polished nickel and chrome. 888-342-2284; www.isenbergfaucets.com.


Kohler Graze Faucet Collection 

The Graze Faucet Collection from Kohler was designed to be reminiscent of the steel industry where iron was forged, conjuring memories of the spikes that built railroads. Available in vibrant stainless, polished chrome and matte black, the collection is made up of 10 faucet offerings, including a semiprofessional faucet and wall-mount pot filler. The collection includes touchless technology and the ability to control select faucets with voice commands through Kohler Konnect. The collection has three different spray settings — Sweep, BerrySoft and Stream — for differing cleaning tasks and a SwitchGrip spray head that rotates in 90-degree increments. It uses the DockNetik magnetic docking system to firmly secure the spray head into place, as well as ProMotion technology so users can easily pull down the faucet head and angle it in all directions for efficient cleanup. 800-456-4537; www.kohler.com.


Matco-Norca Padova single-handle culinary kitchen faucet

The Padova single-handle culinary kitchen faucet from Matco-Norca is available in chrome and stainless steel finishes. It has a contemporary design and comes with a single-handle industrial culinary spring neck faucet, two spray heads (bell spray and straight spray), a ceramic cartridge, integrated supply lines, a choice of either one- or three-hole installations and an optional deck plate. Product approvals meet or exceed ANSI/ASME A112.18.1/A112.18.1, NSF/ANSI 61 - Sec. 9, NSF/ANSI 372 and APMO/cUPC standards. It contains less than 0.25% weighted average lead content on wetted surfaces, making it Safe Drinking Water Act and California Energy Commission compliant. The line has ceramic valves and is Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense, ADA and UPC approved for lavatory, tub and shower faucets. 800-431-2082; www.matco-norca.com.


T&S Brass & Bronze Works B-2866-05C15

The B-2866-05FC15 concealed widespread faucet from T&S Brass & Bronze Works is designed to meet the specialized needs of health care facilities. The deck-mount faucet has a plain-end spout, eliminating the threads that can harbor pathogens and threaten facility health and safety. An incorporated 1.5 gpm flow-control disc promotes sustainability and efficiency and provides user-friendly performance. The EasyInstall design reduces installation time by 50%. The faucet has 4-inch wrist action handles and comes with a swivel-to-rigid gooseneck that allows the spout to be easily converted from swivel to rigid with the insertion of the provided lock washer. Quarter-turn Eterna compression cartridges have incorporated spring check to prevent potentially dangerous cross flow of water. Constructed with a forged brass body for long-term durability, the faucet’s updated design features a modern, sleek appearance that makes cleaning easier. 800-476-4103; www.tsbrass.com.


Plumbing Fixtures/Tools

AD Waters ALT Circo floor-mount tub filler

Easy-Fit adapters, a component on all of ALT’s Circo floor-mounted tub fillers, distributed by AD Waters, make for a quick, easy and efficient installation of the faucets, as the rough-in can be done prior to receiving the floor-mount tub filler. Moreover, there is no need to have access from underneath when installing floor-mounted tub fillers, as the adapters give extra play room and snap when the faucet is pushed down. The adapters are compact and pass easily through wooden or concrete construction, and they work for both above-slab and below-floor installation. The floor-mounted tub fillers are offered in trendy designs and in polished chrome or electro black. 888-239-9336; www.alt-aqua.com.


Franke Kitchen Systems Kindred EZ TORQUE

The Kindred EZ TORQUE installation system from Franke Kitchen Systems is a sink and faucet installation system created to eliminate frustration and simplify this process. It allows the installer to simply drop and drill the sink and faucet into place. This durable fastener system was designed to securely lock the sink ledge to the countertop and tightly secure the faucet base to the countertop without going underneath the sink. 800-626-5771; www.franke.com.


RIDGID EZ Change Faucet Tool

The RIDGID EZ Change Faucet Tool, a multipurpose tool for installation and removal of faucets and sink strainers, can help alleviate undersink plumbing frustrations. Used to fasten and remove tab mounting nuts and supply line nuts, the tool has a short body for easy access in tight spaces and includes a shut-off valve wrench to assist with stubborn valves. The tool has a cubed insert that is compatible with a variety of common nut sizes and is suitable for most common two-, three-, four- and six-tab mounting nuts. In addition, it has a retainer for three- or four-slot strainer baskets and a 5/8-inch-deep welled socket that is suitable for single-hole mountings. 800-769-7743; www.ridgid.com.


Sinks

BLANCO IKON 

The IKON 33-inch apron, 1 3/4 bowl with low-divide sink from BLANCO is designed to make prepping, cooking and cleaning a more seamless and comfortable experience for all users. It is crafted with the brand’s SILGRANIT granite composite material and available in nine colors. With a convenient low divide that sits just 5 1/2 inches from the sink bottom, it can easily handle large pots and baking sheets while still dividing the sink into cleaning and prepping bowls. Because apron front designs are installed farther forward and eliminate the countertop, they minimize the need to lean over as much and help to reduce strain. Optional accessories include a floating grid that provides an extra level within the sink, a floating cutting board that fits right on top of the sink to create an extra workspace, small and large grids, a three-in-one basket strainer and a three-in-one disposal flange. 888-668-6201; www.blancoamerica.com.


Elkay Lustertone Iconix  

Lustertone Iconix stainless steel sinks from Elkay bring a sophisticated look and forgiving finish to the home and beyond in 16- and 18-gauge thickness options. The tight corners and flat bottom of this design allow for more space inside the sink. Sound Guard sound-deadening pads minimize sound and vibration for a quieter time at the sink. The collection has been expanded to offer more sizes and variety. The linear grain offers lasting durability against light scratches and the added benefit of reparability. For deeper scratches and to keep it sparkling for years to come, the finish can be revitalized with the company’s stainless steel restoration kit. On select models, the edgeless Perfect Drain eliminates the gap around the drain for a cleaner, more hygienic sink. 630-574-8484; www.elkay.com.


Toilets

Gerber Plumbing Fixtures Viper

The Viper plumber-friendly family of toilets from Gerber Plumbing Fixtures has added an ultra-high-efficiency 0.8 gpf model. Available in white with an all-metal top flush actuator, this toilet utilizes the Viper trapway design and Fluidmaster 400A fill valve to impress. MaP Premium certified, this product exceeds all WaterSense performance requirements while saving 33% more water over regular high-efficiency toilets and 50% over the national standard 1.6 gpf. It is available in an ADA-compliant ErgoHeight elongated bowl for extra comfort and ease of use, as well as a standard-height round front bowl, suitable for confined spaces. Additionally, the large 20 1/2-by-9 3/4-inch footprint is suitable for replacement. 866-538-5536; www.gerberonline.com.


Mansfield Plumbing Products QuantumOne

The QuantumOne pressure-assist toilet from Mansfield Plumbing Products provides commercial-grade power for bathrooms with heavy traffic. The Flushmate pressure-assist flushing system uses compressed air to blast water through the bowl, delivering a quicker, more effective flush. It only uses 1 gallon of water with every flush, saving water and money without sacrificing performance. Its PuraClean easy-to-clean glaze creates an ultraslick surface inside the toilet bowl so debris won’t collect. 877-850-3060; www.mansfieldplumbing.com.


Niagara Conservation Nano

The dual-flush Nano ultra-high-efficiency toilet from Niagara Conservation has options for 0.5 or 0.8 gpf, thanks to Stealth Technology. Using the power of gravity combined with vacuum-assist properties and siphon and rim jets in the bowl, Stealth Technology provides a powerful flush that cleans the bowl every time. The force of this toilet’s flush exceeds industry standards for drainline carry in households and multifamily buildings. It is suitable for small spaces because of its compact elongated bowl, and the flapperless Stealth Technology eliminates leaks and minimizes maintenance. This eco-saver provides a whisper-quiet flush thanks to the bottom-up refill of the fully submerged fill valve. 800-831-8383; www.niagaracorp.com.


Toilet Part and Accessory

American Standard Ultima diaphragm flush valves 

Ultima diaphragm flush valves from American Standard are built to reduce maintenance and save water in commercial applications. The flush valves, available for commercial urinals and toilets, feature DynaClean technology, engineered to stop valve run-on. Each valve has a DynaClean wiper spring, which cleans the refill orifice with every flush. The wiper spring keeps the orifice clear of debris and mineral buildup, helping to deliver maximum performance with every flush while saving on water usage and maintenance costs. The valves are equipped with an EvoLast diaphragm, made with a premium, chlorine-resistant material that resists premature deterioration and failure from water treatment chemicals. 800-442-1902; www.americanstandard.com.  



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