Newport Brass, a premium decorative plumbing brand, manufactured by Brasstech, Inc., has introduced four new body sprays to its line of shower hardware. As a leader in the decorative hardware industry, Newport Brass continues to launch new and innovative products that enhance the shower experience.
This new product launch offers 2 body sprays in a Traditional design and 2 body sprays in a Contemporary design. What truly sets these body sprays apart from the competition is their construction and finish availability.
The body sprays are constructed of solid brass.
The body sprays are available in all of the 26 Newport Brass finishes.
Some of the key features of these body sprays include the following:
Newport Brass offers its customers “Total Solutions” – diverse collections of faucet, shower, and accessory trim support by matching fittings and decorative hardware for a total shower experience. The Newport Brass guarantee on reliability is backed by a 10 year industry leading warranty, and Newport Brass’ Superior Quality Finish Technology ensures that finishes will not degrade or change over time.
“Our customers want complete bathroom suites when they design or refresh their personal spaces, and we have every product available to create a sophisticated, unique look, without feeling ‘matched.’” shares Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jonathan Wood. “Our new and unique product choices are designed to impress professionals and consumers and provide high-quality solutions for the bath.”
Body spray showers are part of the trend towards a more luxurious shower experience. Body sprays are one of the biggest indulgences in luxury bath design, but as luxury items become necessities, Newport Brass is leading the way with new product launches like the 4 new body sprays that are currently hitting the market.
ABOUT NEWPORT BRASS
Handcraftsmanship is a hallmark of Newport Brass’ high quality, solid brass product construction. Newport Brass makes complete bathroom, kitchen and shower solutions with styling that spans Victorian, Art Deco, Classical, Cubist and Modern design eras. Newport Brass prides itself on providing interior designers and architectural specialists with a wide choice of finishes and impeccable design detail. Newport handcrafts the finest fixtures with strict testing and quality assurance measures, adding innovative technology for product excellence. Newport Brass is available in fine showrooms in major cities throughout the US.
Brasstech, Inc. is a business unit of Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) headquartered in Taylor, Michigan. Masco Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of home improvement and building products, as well as a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products.
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For more information from the manufacturer, visit http://www.newportbrass.com/about/Newport-Brass-Body-Spray-Systems-Enhance-the-Shower-Experience.
North Olmsted, Ohio… Clean lines and cool hues are just two elements that can add modern styling to your home. Now, it’s easy to incorporate them into your bath with the new Danika™ single-handle faucet from Moen®. Danika features soft, contemporary lines, giving any home a sophisticated modern makeover on a budget.
“We continue to see that modern styling is growing in popularity,” said Kevin Campbell, director of retail marketing, Moen. “With the introduction of Danika, we’re expanding our modern portfolio, as well as providing a contemporary option at an affordable price point.”
Available in a sleek, single-handle design, the Danika bathroom faucet is a beautiful, contemporary addition to the sink. Danika features flexible installation, as it can be installed with a single- or three-hole mount. In addition, Danika features Moen’s 1255® Duralast™ cartridge, a state-of-the-art ceramic-disc cartridge, which provides a consistently smooth handle feel for the life of the faucet.
Danika’s allure is not limited to the faucet’s design. The lavatory faucet has been certified to meet WaterSense® criteria, meaning the fixture meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) guidelines as an environmentally responsible and efficient product. The new lavatory faucet is flow-optimized and allows water to flow up to 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), versus traditional aerators that flow at 2.2 gpm. This provides consumers the sensational water experience they are accustomed to, while reducing water usage by up to 32 percent.
The Danika single-handle faucet is available at Menards in Chrome. It is ADA compliant and features Moen’s limited lifetime warranty.
For more product information and pricing, please visit http://www.faucetdepot.com/man/Moen-35.asp.
For additional information from the manufacturer, visit http://www.moen.com/pressroom/press-release?id=6521.
Being an owner or co-owner of a restaurant can be one of the most demanding and rewarding endeavors in life. But be prepared to work long hours and throw your social life away, at least in the beginning. A properly outfitted restaurant will have several different faucets, sinks and disposers that serve a multitude of purposes. The kitchen is a good place to start but don’t forget about the bar and at the server’s stations. It’s important for the management and functionality of your restaurant that you have the right equipment in the right places.
Let’s start with the most common types of sinks, which are a vital part to your restaurant setup.
Hand Sinks or hand washing stations provide personal hygiene to your staff while on the job. Having one or several of these strategically placed throughout your restaurant will make your restaurant function smoother and cleaner. As we know, cleanliness is next to godliness and keeps the inspector happy.
Bar Sinks are used for washing glasses behind the bar and one of the most useful sinks in the restaurant. When your restaurant gets hopping around supper, these little guys save a bunch of time from runners going back and forth to the kitchen. You can get bar sinks in a variety of flavors from single compartment up to a three compartment design, depending on your bar layout.
Kitchen Sinks come in as many as four compartments before they are a custom design. As you would imagine they are for washing and rinsing dishes, pots, pans, and other kitchen utensils. Keep in mind that HACCP mandates your restaurant have at least one three compartment sink in order to sanitize your dishes properly. If you have larger items, you might also add a big compartment sink assigned to large pots and other oversized kitchen apparatus.
Now let’s take a gander at the types of faucets you should consider in your restaurant design.
The Deck-mounted faucet is fastened directly on top of the sink deck. This type of faucet is usually designated for prep cooks and provides functionality and simplicity. The neck of these faucets usually swivel so it can stay out of the way if you have tall items in the sink. Some like the Pfister Pfirst Single Handle Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet will swivel and have a pull out feature to get into all those nooks and crannies.
Wall-mounted faucets mount on the wall and come through the sink’s backsplash. These faucets are the most common found in the kitchen and can be used for everything from food prep to washing dishes. The Moen Commercial Two Handle Wall Mount Kitchen Faucet has a high goose neck feature for even more height when accommodating your larger equipment.
Pot filler faucets can be connected to the counter top or wall and feature bendy joints so you can maneuver them in a variety of ways. The Blanco Grace Wall Mount Pot Filler is a good example for wall mount commercial applications. Another popular but less aesthetically appealing style features a hose or extension spout that is designed to allow you to fill gargantuan pots with ease.
Pre-rinse faucets are probably the hardest workers (besides you) in the kitchen. On a busy night these stainless beauties run nonstop and are crucial in turning around a new batch of dishes for your hungry patrons. Some pre-rinse faucets like the KWC Gastro Pre-Rinse Faucet come complete with a wall mounted faucet in the package.
No matter how good your food is or how good you think it is there is always going to be waste. As someone who appreciates good food, it always breaks my heart to see a delicious half eaten Fillet Mignon on its way to the garbage. At least with a garbage disposer you can let foodies like me have the peace of mind that you’re not contributing our ailing ozone layer by disposing food directly into the trash. Having a disposer makes your kitchen function better and more important it’s good for the environment. Decomposing food scraps emit gases which contribute to the greenhouse effect and thus global warming. Plus rotting food stinks and if the trash man doesn’t show that day, you could have a not so pleasant aroma floating though your restaurant, which would not be good for business. InSinkErator owns the market when it comes to these angry spinning devils and the InSinkErator SS-100 1HP Commercial Garbage Disposal will satisfy even the toughest requirements.
There are a lot of considerations and “red tape” to jump through when starting or continuing your restaurant investment. With so many moving parts to this equation the last thing you need is your commercial products failing. The investment in money and time may be overwhelming at first but if you invest wisely, in time your venture could turn into an enterprise. And you’ll be glad you didn’t cheap out on those appliances while enjoying the view from your house in Tahiti.
At Faucet Depot, we know that you likely put environmentally sound plumbing products on the top of your home’s “wish list”. That’s why we have unbeatable prices on our big selection of Toto Washlets that can help you in your efforts to help the environment and save precious natural resources. A washlet can virtually eliminate the need that your family has for toilet paper, while providing the added health benefit of ultimate cleansing each time you use the bathroom. What’s more, if you or someone in the home is elderly or limited in mobility by disease or injury, a bidet can help by allowing those who find basic toileting needs difficult to perform.
Though the innovative features vary by model, the possibilities include:
How does the Washlet work?
The Washlet is designed to introduce you to a level unprecedented comfort, while delivering on the promise of maximum cleanliness. At your command, an integrated, self-cleaning nozzle extends to release a warm, soothing stream of aerated water to provide the ultimate in personal cleansing.
With age comes reduced mobility. Seniors are often limited by their range of motion, and many times suffer from arthritis and other debilitating conditions that can make everyday living a chore.
Fortunately, Faucet Depot stocks a huge inventory of products that make it easier for seniors to maintain their independence and dignity for as long as possible while providing their own personal care.
We are proud to offer walk-in bath tubs from brands that you know and trust like American Standard and Clarke that take make taking a bath easier and safer for the elderly and those who are limited in their capacity to get into and out of a traditional tub. These tubs allow for you or your senior loved one to soak in the tub without actually “getting down” into the tub – which can literally be a godsend for some folks. (What a great Christmas gift for mom, dad, or grandparents). The walk-in tub reduces the worry that you have about you or your aging parent or grandparent falling in the tub – and the therapeutic benefits of a long soak on aching muscles is well documented.
You’ll also find a large selection of washlets by Toto and other top brands that will allow you or your elderly loved one to take care of their toileting needs and maintain better hygiene without needing a full bath. And while you’re here, you should consider purchasing a couple of grab bars for the toilet area and for the bathtub area to make it easier for your senior to get up and down with ease.
Shop our entire selection of senior living products now – these products are destined to improve the quality of life that you or your lovedone enjoys – and buying these products from Faucet Depot can give you the confidence that you’re buying a great product at a fantastic price.
Gas or electric, which is the best choice when purchasing a tankless water heater? Choosing the right one for your household or business depends on your individual situation and your needs. When deciding between the two, you should consider:
Initial Costs Tankless Water Heaters
The most inexpensive option in terms of initial costs is the electric tankless water heater. A whole house tankless heater that operates on electricity typically runs from $5-700, while a gas powered tankless heater may cost $1,000 or greater. However, if you purchase a tankless water heater (both electric and gas) from a reputable brand with a great warranty, you will soon find that the significant savings that you will see on your utility bills will allow the heater to pay for itself in a short number of years – which makes either type of tankless water heater a good investment.
Efficiency and Operating Costs of Tankless Water Heater
Gas tankless water heaters are slightly less efficient (85%) than their electric counterparts (98%). When deciding between the two, many homeowners determine that gas is the cheapest to operate, which with most appliances this is true. However, regardless of gas’ cheaper fuel input as compared to average cost per BTU of electricity, electric tankless water heater offers the highest efficiency, as well as a typically longer life and a more affordable installation, including purchase price. What’s more, gas prices historically fluctuate more so than the price of electricity, which generally stays stable or shows a slight rise. All in all, homeowners can expect to spend around 15% more to operate a gas powered tankless water heater than a similarly sized electric model. This figure, of course, is an estimation that could vary more or less depending on the geographical location in which it is installed.
Tankless Water Heater Installation
When considering a gas tankless water heater, it is important to know in advance that installation may be more than if you go with an electric model because of the complexity of the venting system requires and the air supply requirements for combustion. It is advisable to find out beforehand if your current venting ducts and gas supply lines can be used, which often is not the case. For this reason, many homeowners opt out of the gas tankless water heater and choose an electric tankless heater. An electric tankless heater is usually around 1/3rd the size of the gas variety, and can often be located much closer to where they will be used than larger gas heaters, thus reducing the cost of installation. And because there are no exhaust gases to ventilate, there is no need for an intricate ventilation or air supply system. Some homeowners may need to upgrade or service their current electrical system to install an electric tankless water heater, but many find that their existing systems are fully appropriate to accommodate the installation.
Maintenance of Tankless Water Heaters
Between the two options, the electric tankless water heater requires less maintenance than gas models. With the only maintenance to the electric tankless water heater being an occasional cleaning of the inlet filter, this system is nearly free of upkeep. Gas tankless water heaters should be inspected each year by a trained professional to ensure safe and dependable usage.
Tankless Water Heaters and Water Usage
Gas powered tankless water heaters often have a bigger capacity to provide for larger demands, especially those that might be required in a business setting or for very large families. The average family can depend upon four to eight gallons of water per minute from an electric water heater, making this type generally sufficient for their needs, all things considered.
Homeowner Preference in Selecting a Tankless Water Heater
Each homeowner should weigh the pros and cons of both types of tankless heaters before deciding on the one that is right for them. By weighing in the purchase price, installation costs, operating costs, efficiency, and water usage needs, the electric tankless heater is often the best choice for the average household. However, those who demand a larger capacity of water may be well-suited to go with the gas powered tankless water heater. Whatever choice you make, going with a tankless water heater as opposed to an energy-sucking tank model is a step in the right direction that can put money in your wallet and take more carbon emissions out of the environment.
All our products are manufactured from the highest quality of brass. To maintain the quality finish on these items, please:
Applying a coating of non-abrasive liquid wax to the clean surface of the product will protect the finish. Trim Brite, a product of Trim By Design, Inc., can be used on all types of decorative painted and plated finishes. Apply Trim Brite with a soft cloth and let dry. Remove by rubbing gently with a soft clean dry cloth. Trim Brite does not contain harsh abrasives.
We highly recommend using Trim Brite regularly on items finished in Polished Copper (08), Polished Nickel (15), Brushed Nickel (17) and Polished Chrome (26).
Living Finishes and Uncoated Finishes
Rustic Brass (12) is a living finish. Polished Brass, Uncoated (02) is an uncoated finish. Depending on maintenance and use, the finish will naturally weather and change color. Our warranty does not cover living finishes nor does it cover uncoated finishes. Finish colors can vary and change in color is unpredictable.
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The new accessible, safe, and therapeutic Passages Walk-In Baths offer easy access to a relaxing and satisfying bath. One no longer needs to worry about slipping while attempting to get in and out. Instead, Clarke Walk-In Tubs offer many features to ensure such accidents do not occur. Microban, extra-wide doors, low threshold, assistance bar, ADA height seat, and textured slip-resistant floor contribute to the overall experience of this luxury bath.
Extra Deep Soaking Baths
The emphasis is on luxury and soaking. A spacious bathing well wraps you in indulgence. The textured, slip-resistant bottom and the softly sculpted edges and corners add subtle sophistication and safety to your bath.
Pampering Air Baths
This soft caressing massage provides the ultimate in easy relaxation. Continuous effervescent bubbles create a caressing massage and a feeling of contentment from bubbling air-jets arranged along the radius of the lower bath sidewalls.
Purchase your Walk-In Tub today at FaucetDepot.com: http://www.faucetdepot.com/man-prod/Bathroom-Fixtures-Walk-In-Tubs-0-348-366.asp
Clarke Website: http://www.clarkeproducts.com/
|Save Water America campaign introduces water-efficient plumbing products to thousands|
|Kohler Co., the 2008 and 2009 WaterSense Partner of the Year, was chosen by the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program as an inaugural Excellence Award recipient for strategic collaboration.“Kohler is honored to be recognized by the EPA once again, and this time for our collaborative efforts on the serious issue of water conservation,” said Rob Zimmerman, water conservation and sustainability manager for Kohler Co. “Kohler has a large stake in the availability of clean, safe water. And Kohler understands the importance to educate homeowners about reducing water usage.”After winning back-to-back WaterSense Partner of the Year awards in 2008 and 2009, Kohler continues to lead the industry with its innovative products and programs that bring water-saving solutions directly to plumbers, designers, specifiers and homeowners.
The 2010 Excellence Award was given to Kohler for its efforts to bring together industry leaders and bolster the WaterSense program. Kohler hosted 49 Save Water America educational and promotional events across the United States in 2009, continuing its leadership in the water-efficiency field. Collaborating with national retailers, its extensive distribution network and an interactive Web site – SaveWaterAmerica.com – Kohler reached out to tens of thousands of consumers and trained more than 8,000 professionals on water efficiency.
“Save Water America is just one example of our strategic collaboration with EPA and was a multi-faceted initiative involving touch points with consumers and trade alike in delivering key messages about water conservation,” added Zimmerman.
Kohler completely redesigned its retail packaging, where the majority of consumers purchase their plumbing products, namely toilets, bringing increased importance to the WaterSense logo for qualifying products. Water-saving benefits were also displayed prominently on product packaging and displays so consumers could easily compare toilets in the stores.
In showrooms nationwide, Kohler placed more than 1,000 WaterSense toilets on display, educating homeowners about the program with messaging about the water-saving benefits of these products. Many of these displays were self-contained, plumbed units, meaning people could actually flush the toilets and “test” the performance.
Additionally, Kohler collaborated with EPA in driving a national publicity campaign on WaterSense, including participation in EPA’s “Fix-A-Leak” week, and “We’re For Water” events, as well as leveraging national spokesperson and three-time Master Plumber Ed Del Grande with media and at events.
WaterSense, the EPA’s voluntary public-private partnership program, seeks to protect the future of the nation’s water supply by promoting water efficiency and enhancing the market for water-efficient products, programs and practices. Plumbing fixtures and faucets that qualify for the WaterSense label assure consumers of actual water savings and strict performance standards.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and an international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.
From the soothing flow of a mountain stream to the majestic beauty of thousand-year-old rock formations, few things have the power to relax or inspire like Mother Nature. Now, as more homeowners seek to turn their homes into havens, those enchanting colors and rich textures of Earthy materials are moving indoors to become the inspiration for one of the hottest trends in home design.
Whether you want to create a peaceful refuge or just appreciate the simple beauty of natural materials, there’s no better place to showcase your style than in the kitchen or bathroom. The rich textures and serene colors of natural motifs provide the perfect backdrop for homes throughout the country, says Jeff Pratt, vice president of sales for Danze, a manufacturer of decorative plumbing products.
“Everyone needs a place to relax and ‘turn off’ the pressures of daily life. Today’s variety of nature-inspired materials makes it easier than ever to turn a utilitarian room into a luxurious hideaway,” Pratt says. “This trend is becoming especially popular in kitchen and bathroom design. From dramatic, stone vessel sinks to faucets and showerheads that emulate a tranquil river or rainfall, there are limitless opportunities to create a calming aura.”
If you’re looking to design a room with natural appeal, Pratt suggests these simple tips that draw their inspiration directly from the four elements.
Earth — Engage the senses and invite guest to explore their surroundings through the use of subdued colors and organic textures. Embrace the subtle imperfections of wood cabinets or stone tiles or countertops to bring an elegant but durable earthiness to your space. Colors from nature ranging from airy shades of sky blue to rich shades of cattail brown will bring warmth to the room, while accents of earth-inspired fabrics such as those that mimic the feel of woven wood or a sea grass rug add a sense of calm and simple functionality.
Water — Faucets and their finishes can dramatically impact the personality of a room. With the wide variety of styles and finishes there are countless options to complement natural materials. Look for faucets with organic-inspired shapes and soft finishes like distressed bronze or distressed nickel to add depth and warmth to the room. Pratt points to the Danze South Sea Collection as one example. Styled to look like they are fashioned from bamboo canes, each faucet delivers a clear, soothing column of water. The collection includes a variety of faucet and bath accessory styles to complete the setting.
If it’s literally a natural flow of water you’re seeking, check out the unique ribbon flow of the Sirius Collection from Danze. The flat shape of the spout permits the water to flow in a ribbon-like stream, adding a soothing touch to your natural environment.
Air — Well-placed casement windows can not only add a sense of spaciousness, they will also capture fresh air or guide gentle breezes. Try using windows to blur the line between outside and in. If you need window treatments for privacy, keep them simple so they won’t detract from the outdoor scenery and will blend with the color palate inside. Look for shades made of organic materials such as bamboo, or opt for sheer panels over heavy fabric drapes.
Fire — Nothing is more soothing or inviting than a room flooded with sunlight. Draw light in and warm your space by incorporating skylights or awning windows that direct light throughout the room without sacrificing privacy. If your room has no windows, recreate the feel of sunlight with multiple light fixtures matched to the finish of your faucets.