Focus: Faucets and Fixtures

Focus: Faucets and Fixtures
The FIXEDFLO Hands-Free Automatic Faucet System from Advanced Modern Technologies Corp.

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Quality faucets and fixtures are the face and the final touches on your kitchen and bathroom jobs. No one else will see the real work behind the walls, but everyone will recognize the quality of fine fixtures.

 

Faucets

Advanced Modern Technologies Corp. FIXEDFLO
The FIXEDFLO Hands-Free Automatic Faucet System from Advanced Modern Technologies Corp. is designed for facilities where water conservation is a priority. The system includes a nonadjustable water flow mechanism programmed to stream water at a preset flow rate that cannot be externally altered, even with the use of an aerator. The system can be powered by batteries and/or by a rechargeable hydrogenerator. 800/874-7822; www.amtcorporation.com.

KWC America ZOE Widespread Bath Faucet
The ZOE Widespread Bath Faucet from KWC America is available in two finishes — chrome and splendure stainless steel — and includes a swivel spout that rotates 90 degrees, or 45 degrees in either direction from its center point. This makes rinsing the basin simple, while enhancing its sculptural qualities. The basin-mounted models have one major seam, positioned at the swivel point of the spouts. Fewer interfaces and joints give it a modern look, while making it easier to clean. It is equipped with a pressure-compensating, Neoperl spray with a water-saving flow rate of 1.5 gpm. 678/334-2121; www.kwc.us.com.

 

Fixtures

American Standard VorMax toilet
Eliminating the traditional tiny rim holes around the bowl that carry water during a flush, VorMax flushing technology from American Standard delivers one powerful jet of water that scrubs the entire bowl completely clean. These high-efficiency toilets remove all waste using 1.28 gallons of water per flush. For easy cleaning, the CleanCurve Rim omits the rim overhang and holes inside the bowl where dirt and buildup can hide. An EverClean antimicrobial finish inhibits the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the surface. 800/442-1902; www.americanstandardpro.com.

Franke Kitchen Systems Planar 8 Kitchen Sink
The Planar 8 Kitchen Sink Series from Franke Kitchen Systems is made of smooth, Grade 304, 18-gauge stainless steel, with sound-dampening pads and a silky luster finish. These under-mount sinks measure 17 inches from front to back to enhance countertop work space without compromising sink functionality. The drain is placed in the rear of the unit so that drainage piping does not crowd the space inside the cabinet beneath the sink. Keeping the sink bright and clean is easy, as it is handcrafted with a tight corner radius. Custom accessories, such as a bottom grid, cutting board and colander are available. 800/626-5771; www.frankeksd.com.

GROHE RetroFit Shower System
The RetroFit Shower System from GROHE allows for a quick and easy install, with no need to change tiles or remove any of the original work. The system transforms an existing shower head installation with a concealed pressure balance valve into a luxurious shower system with a shower head that swivels to the perfect angle (the shower arm can be fixed or used as a swivel) plus the added convenience of a hand shower. The system consists of a horizontal swiveling shower arm, six-position-diverter, a flow limiter of 2 or 2.5 gpm (depending on the model), shower rail, adjustable hand shower holder and a twistable metal hose. Options include a head shower with ball joint and SpeedClean anti-lime system, or a hand shower with SpeedClean. It is available with a high-performance Euphoria rain spray showerhead and hand shower, or can be paired separately with any standard showerhead and hand shower. 800/444-7643; www.groheamerica.com.

Lenova Sinks Ledge Series
Ledge Series prep sinks from Lenova Sinks have a 90-degree ledge pressed into the front and back that convert them to a food prep center accessorized with optional stainless steel colander, wood cutting board and roll-up stainless steel grid drainer. They include two 33- by 22-inch sinks — one single and one double bowl. The double-bowl sink has a low divider so large pans with long handles fit easily. Optional 38-inch single-bowl and 25- by 22-inch single-bowl sinks for smaller kitchens are available. They can be mounted as drop-in sinks or under-mounted, and are constructed from commercial-grade 16-gauge stainless steel. 877/733-1098; www.lenovasinks.com.

Outdoor Shower Company stainless steel shower unit
Shower units made from 316 marine-grade stainless steel from Outdoor Shower Company are available with many features such as hand sprays, foot showers, hose bibs, hot and cold valves, wall-mount and freestanding designs. Their durability provides affordable options where showers are needed in areas exposed to salt water or other harsh environments. 866/746-9371; www.outdoorshowerco.com.

SFA Saniflo Sanicompact
The versatile, one-piece Sanicompact toilet from SFA Saniflo offers a reliable green solution that saves both water and floor space in a residential powder room application. The product installs quickly and easily anywhere in the home, with no venting required. Equipped with a dual-flush push button, it allows the user to control the gallons used per flush to conserve water. In addition to handling toilet waste, it can also pump water away from a nearby sink. Operating with either 1 or 1.28 gallons of water per flush, the self-contained unit can use up to 21 percent less water than a standard toilet. Measuring 14.5 inches wide and 21.5 inches deep, it is ideal for tight areas where installation space is limited, such as in attics, pool houses, bedroom areas, basements and garages. The system uses a 1-inch discharge pipe to pump effluent 9 feet vertically, 120 feet horizontally, or a combination of both. 800/571-8191; www.saniflo.com.



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