- Brasstech faucets and bath fittings are made of solid brass and are of the finest quality. To maintain the finish on these items, please: Do not use any abrasive cleaners, rubbing alcohol, ammonia, detergents, brass or silver polish which will scratch the surface. Clean with a soft damp cloth.
- Applying a coating of a non-abrasive liquid wax to the clean surface of the product will protect the finish
- Brass ProTech, product of Brasstech, Inc., can be used on all types of decorative painted and plated finishes. Simply apply Brass ProTech with a soft cloth and let it dry. Remove by rubbing gently with a soft dry cloth. Brass ProTech does not contain harsh abrasives
- We highly recommend using Brass ProTech regularly on items finished in Polished Nickel (15), Satin Nickel (15S), Polished Silver (25) and Satin Silver (25S).
- Do not allow soap scum or minerals in water to build up on the surface finish of your faucets or bath fittings (including toothpaste). These will gradually wear away the protective coating or finish and diminish the beauty of your products.
- Living Finishes and Uncoated Finishes: 03W, 08W, 25 and 25S are living finishes. 03N is an uncoated finish. Depending on maintenance and use, these finishes will naturally weather and change color. Our warranty does not cover living or uncoated finishes. Finish colors can vary and change in color is unpredictable.
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Custom mix and match options, including interchangeable levers, extended heights, and 30-plus decorative finishes add up to the largest single-lever collection ever introduced.
(Huntington Beach, CA, September 30, 2010) With the debut of California Faucets Single-Lever Faucet Series, builders, designers, and homeowners now have a choice of styles that were previously unavailable in the category. The new collection, consisting of three single-lever faucets within the Topanga 33 Series, Belmont 35 Series, and Huntington 42 Series, offers standard sizes for lavatory faucets as well as extended heights that accommodate vessel sinks. Each design is available in all 30-plus decorative finishes offered by California Faucets. But customization does not stop there.
Further customization comes by way of interchangeable levers. Any lever in the California Faucets line is interchangeable with the Single-Lever Faucet Series. For example, the Swarovski® crystal handle from the Crystal Cove 69 Series can add just the panache needed to give the Huntington 42 Series an extra air of elegance.
Beyond making a striking statement in the home, California Faucets&rsquo Single-Lever Faucet Series add a distinctive touch to bath environments in the hospitality and commercial building segments. The series is fueling new interest in single-lever faucets with unprecedented style and value. Remarkably, for prices in line with mass-produced competitor brands, the Single Lever Faucet Series from California Faucets offers superior solid brass construction in addition to customizable designs and dozens of finishes.
List prices start at $459 in Polished Chrome. Special finishes list at $597, with Premium finishes topping out at $734. Extended heights list at $529 in Polished Chrome, and at $688 for Special finishes.
About California Faucets
California Faucets has been providing its customers with the very best customer service and delivery of the finest selection of decorative fittings in the industry since 1988. With over 25 styles and more than 34 decorative finishes, California Faucets&rsquo Custom Faucetry® allows you to combine any spout with any handle in any finish. Design choices now exceed two million, and offerings range from traditional and transitional to contemporary and art deco. And with the Virtual Faucet Creator®, a revolutionary new online tool by California Faucets, you can create thousands of designs with just a few clicks of the mouse.
For more product information and pricing, please visit http://www.faucetdepot.com/man/California-Faucets-92.asp.
For more information from the manufacturer, visit http://www.calfaucets.com/pressrel-detail.asp?pr=54.
American Standard Introduces Two High-Performance Space-Saving Designs with Lucia™ and Huron™ Fixtures
PISCATAWAY, N.J.(August 19, 2011) — Good things come in small packages. American Standard illustrates this adage in two new commercial bath offerings that combine high-performance and low-maintenance features with innovative small-space designs. The new Lucia™ wall hung lavatory and Huron™ toilet are small in stature, but offer full-sized features and performance.
Lucia Wall-Hung Lavatory Sink
The strikingly stylish Lucia wall-mount lavatory sink offers integral side shelves – perfect for storing toiletries – and suitable for small spaces such as medical offices, hotels, restaurants and condominiums.
The practical design offers nearly 15-inches of usable storage surface and a graceful bowed front bowl that is complemented by an arching 2-inch back splash. The sink’s upscale and modern appearance is accompanied by an optional vitreous china shroud that offers a polished, clean-looking installation.
The ADA-compliant sink features a single faucet hole, with additional models offering four- or eight-inch centers available in early 2012.
Huron Floor-Mount Rear Outlet Toilet
The Huron high-efficiency toilet (HET) offers a unique space-saving shape in a floor-mount, rear-outlet design. Measuring a scant 24 ½-inches from the wall – nearly four-inches shorter than a standard toilet – the Huron toilet combines leading HET performance and product features not traditionally available to commercial specifiers.
“Specifiers need versatile products like the Huron for space-challenged applications that require
floor-mounted, rear outlet designs along with HET performance,” explains Tony D’Amato, senior product manager,commercial products for American Standard. “The Huron combines all of these leading features in one of the smallest footprints available.”
The sturdy floor-mount design of the Huron toilet is ideal for institutional and healthcare/bariatric applications, while its Right Height® rim measurement of 17 ¼-inches makes it a solid choice for accessible and ADA-compliant installations. The high-efficiency, low-consumption toilet utilizes between 1.1 and 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf), while offering direct-fed siphon jet action with a 2-inch fully-glazed trapway and a 1½-inch top spud opening.
In addition to its compact design, the Huron toilet mounts directly against the floor and wall, eliminating hard-to-clean areas. The Huron toilet features the EverClean® permanent glaze that inhibits the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the surface, helping it stay cleaner, longer.
Both the Lucia sink and Huron toilet have a one-year warranty.
For more product information and pricing, please visit http://www.faucetdepot.com/man/American-Standard-46.asp.
For more information from the manufacturer, visit http://www.americanstandard-us.com/pressroom/efficient-low-maintenance-solutions-for-space-and-design-savvy-commercial-baths/.
Delta has a large product offering which extend far beyond kitchen and bathroom faucets. They are also well known for the large selection of shower products. Not only do they make great looking showers, showerheads, hand showers and shower systems, they understand how water works. Delta Showers incorporate a number of different innovative technologies which sets them apart from the competition.
Let’s first take a look at the heart of your shower, the shower valve. The Delta MultiChoice Universal Rough works with all types of shower valves. It has the ability to control just the water temperature or the temperature and water volume separately giving you maximum flexibility.
For an interesting twist on a traditional showerhead, the Delta Traditional In2ition Two-In-One Shower has plenty of personality. When this shower head is in its normal position it functions just like a traditional shower head with a constant stream of water. When you need to rinse off at close range or when cleaning your shower, simply remove the handshower from its docking position in the middle of the showerhead. It’s a great innovation from Delta that puts the power of two showers in one.
Many of the Delta Showers in their product line come equipped with H2Okinetic Technology. This provides a warm and rich feeling shower experience. This great innovation combines larger drops of water and a dense spray pattern which results in a saturating water experience. But don’t let words like saturate scare you, Delta packed all this technology into showerheads that are still low flow at 1.5GPM. You can also add body sprays in your shower which also has the same H2Okinetic technology. These body sprays are ergonomically shaped and retain heat longer than other brands on the market.
Delta also offers Jetted Shower Systems which are integrated into the design of the shower to make a complete package. You can also add additional body jets, a second shower head or a handshower to make a truly luxurious shower system. Shower jets come standard with every Delta Monitor(R) 18 Series Jetted Shower System.
Of course you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get a new and refreshing shower experience. Simply replacing your old showerhead with a new Delta Showerhead can make a world of difference. You can get a Touch Clean Rainfall Showerhead or a Low Flow Showerhead for a great price and install it in minutes. Of course if you have your heart set on replacing your entire shower than utilizing the great components listed above will deliver a perfectly satisfying and grandiose shower experience.
Some of the Best Selling Products of all time for Delta, the Pilar Kitchen Faucet Collection is the perfect blend of innovation and technology. These easy to use and durable faucets make it a perfect fit for anyone looking to save time in the kitchen. This collection comes in three styles, the Pilar Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, the Pilar Waterfall Kitchen Faucet and the Pilar Single Handle Bar / Prep Faucet. All three of these faucets are designed to look great and perform flawlessly, and here’s why…
The element that really sets these faucets apart from your standard pull-out or waterfall faucet is that the most popular models come with Touch2o Technology. This technology is easy to use, works great and gives the Pilar Collection a definite edge over other faucet collections. Touch2o Technology turns the faucet on or off with a simple touch anywhere on the faucet neck or handle. This is perfect if you’ve got anything on your hands from, cleaning, painting or working in the garage that you don’t want to get on the faucet. It also makes your tasks in the kitchen much easier especially during food preparation and clean-up while almost eliminating cross contamination.
Along with the revolutionary Touch2o technology the Pilar Collection includes Delta’s DIAMOND Seal Technology on all faucet models. This is an internal ceramic cartridge embedded with diamonds and acts as the heart of the faucet. This technology patented by Delta is proven to deliver a worry-free drip-free faucet that requires no lubrication, eliminates wear on seals and performs like new for the life of the faucet. DIAMOND Seal Technology is designed to last up to ten times longer than the industry standard.
InnoFlex PEX tubing is another aspect that makes the Pilar Collection a step above the rest. The PEX tubing makes it so water never comes into contact with metal and other contaminants that might tarnish the quality of your water and meets state and future national legislation. InnoFlex tubing makes the faucet easier to install and eliminates potential leak points by having a continuous water stream from your supply to the spout.
In the pull-down models, MagnaTite Docking technology is applied to keep the spray head tight against the spout using a powerful magnet. When you are done using the pull-out feature, the hose simply glides back down the spout and the spray head tightly locks back in place. Aesthetically, this is key to keeping your faucet looking new and orderly.
Along with all of these wonderful internal features, the Pilar Collection includes Touch-Clean technology which allows you to easily clean away calcium and lime build-up on the soft rubber components with a gentle wipe of your finger. This anti-lime and anti-calcium system ensures your faucet will keep looking great for a long time.
The Pilar Kitchen Collection is available in Brilliance Stainless, Venetian Bronze and Chrome. Some models offer a coordinating soap / lotion dispenser, and if you are still not sold, all of the faucets come with a five year warranty the covers faucet, finish and electrical components.
All of this comes with a very reasonable price tag, starting at $150 for the Pilar Bar / Prep Faucet and up to $420 for the Pilar Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet with Soap Dispenser. With all the technology and innovation incorporated into this very popular kitchen faucet, that’s really not a lot of money compared to other top brands.
Take a look at the Delta Pilar Kitchen Faucet Collection for yourself today; you won’t be disappointed you did!
Looks like it’s time to replace that old worn down hole in your counter called your Kitchen Sink. First consider your space limitations, you don’t want to buy something too large for your space so it looks like you have a swimming pool in your kitchen. The other direction is no good either, you should choose an ample size for all your kitchen / space requirements. After you’ve considered space, think about your cooking habits. Are you a single gal that eats out a ton or are you cooking every night for a family of 10? A single bowl sink might be the way to go if your “single” ha- get it? Or if your cooking for the Brady bunch, a double bowl sink or triple bowl sink are the way to go.
Now that you know what size sink you need by sizing up your kitchen and family, let’s talk finish. The most common by far is the Stainless Steel Sink. This sink is tried and true, it comes in a wide variety of costs, shapes and sizes. Depending on your budget you can spend very little on a good Moen Camelot Self-Rimming Double Bowl or a whole bunch on a Elkay Elite Gourmet Double Bowl Kitchen Sink.
Cast Iron Sinkswere the way all sinks were made back when my gramps was a whipper snapper. They are a little more limited in their shape then their bendy cousin the stainless but they have something the stainless doesn’t, color. Another consideration of the Cast Iron Sink is it’s weight . The kind of cast iron sink you choose with respect to installation (drop-in or undermount) will determine whether special installation hardware is necessary. If that doesn’t deter you and you only want to make one more sink purchase in you life then cast iron is for you. Good examples of good Cast Iron Sinks would be the Kohler Hartland Self-Rimming Kitchen Sink on the low end and the Kohler Staccato Self-Rimming Kitchen Sink at the high end.
The new kid on the block is the Composite Sink. More and more homeowners are choosing composite sinks for the kitchen. They look great and the granite composite has a soft leather feel. They are priced comparable to the stainless and have a more modern look to them. This is the kind of sink you would find in a trendy NY loft or your rich cousins house. There are three main categories of composite sinks: polyester/acrylic, quartz composite, and granite based.
Of all the three types, polyester/acrylic sinks are the lowest performing in terms of scratch and stain resistance, as they are made from soft materials that can cut and nick easily. On the positive side, polyester/acrylic based composites tend to have a “shiny” look, which appeals to many homeowners because they brighten up a kitchen. They are also popular because they come in a variety of colors. These composite sinks also have an affordable price for those who need to adhere to a strict budget.
Quartz composite sinks are manufactured with 70 percent quartz and 30 percent resin filler, check out the Elkay Gourmet Undermount Double Bowl Kitchen Sink. These types of sinks resist scuff, dents, and cuts for great durability while being available in tons of finishes and colors.
Granite based composite sinks like this Blanco Blancodiamond Silgranit Series Undermount Kitchen Sink are the higher end option of the three, and are made of the most scratch resistant material that is available on the market. All three types of composite sinks are available in drop in and undermount styles.
I hope you have a better understanding of the styles and finishes for kitchen sinks on the market. Take your time and do your research, this will be an investment to last a lifetime if you choose wisely OR you’ll just be throwing money “down the drain” (lol) if you choose to go the cheap route to save a few bucks. Happy Shopping!
Happy Earth Day everyone! And what better way to celebrate than to reduce your carbon footprint! We all seem to have the best intentions when it comes to saving this big blue planet floating in space but have you taken any action? Thoughts by themselves are nice but action makes things happen. You may be asking yourself, “what’s a carbon footprint anyway?” Glad you asked! Your family’s carbon footprint is determined by the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that it causes both directly or indirectly. The carbon footprint of the average family of four in the United States is 80 metric tons (or 20 tons per person) of greenhouse gas being emitted into the atmosphere each year. Becoming aware of the energy that is used each day or perhaps more importantly, how efficiently that energy is used will reduce the effect that your family’s lifestyle has on the environment. Thus making your family’s carbon footprint smaller.
Now that you are all versed on carbon footprints let’s talk about replacing that old energy sucker called your Hot Water Heater. One major contributor to wasted energy in lots of homes around the country is hot water – or more specifically, the way that hot water is heated. No one really thinks about the hot water that goes down our drains with every shower we take and every time we wash the dishes. Most families in the U.S. waste tons of energy by keeping water hot and ready for use with a traditional water heater. Around 30% of the total energy costs that your family incurs each year results from keeping this instant hot water supply ready to go when you need it. Your hot water heater is the second most expensive to operate appliance in your home, first being your furnace or central air.
The average tank heats around 35 gallons of water. Just imagine the energy that is required to keep 35 gallons of water heated to the temperature that you find comfortable for showering. Even if you decide to run out the door without your morning shower, or if you let the laundry pile up for a day or two, or you don’t do the dishes because you ordered takeout – your hot water heater is still firing away to keep your water hot at the same temperature. It continues to work in your absence, burning energy, increasing your utility bills, and making your carbon footprint bigger and bigger. And remember, the larger the tank, the more energy wasted.
So what’s the solution? We suggest Tankless Water Heaters. They’ve been around for a few years and lot’s of new home builders are Going Green by introducing them into new homes. You can do the same for your home by converting to a tankless system. They work by providing hot water only when needed, as opposed to keeping water hot 24/7, you can save a bundle of money over the course of time.
Here are a few benefits for a Tankless System:
- Save Money! Electric Tankless Water Heaters can save ($650) and Gas Tankless Water Heaters ($400) per year.
- You also can get a Tankless Water Heater Rebate from Uncle Sam to save even more money!
- Many tankless water heaters come with a lifetime guarantee. This may be your first and last purchase ever.
- Save Space! Tankless Water Heaters are hung on the wall so you can regain that closet or corner of your basement for those golf clubs you never use!
- You never run out of hot water. I’ve had a few cold East Coast showers in my life during the winter at 6 a.m. Talk about getting started on the wrong foot!
All the above benefits are great but if we have no planet left because of us being energy hogs then all of those things are a moot point. Our carbon footprint and the impact on the environment while we are here should be the most important reason to Go Green. Think about this – If every household in the U.S. made the switch to environmentally friendly tankless water heaters it would reduce annual greenhouse gas emission by up to 150 million tons, saving the equivalent of 300 million barrels of oil per year. Those are some pretty big numbers, I think that would be a good thing?
The decision to replace you antiquated water heater is a good start to thinking globally. We encourage you on this earth day and every other day of the year to think for 1 minute about how you and your family are impacting the planet. Most importantly not to just think about a better environment but create one with your actions. Every action starts with a thought and the smallest actions can have the biggest results. Thanks for reading and may the force be with you.
For more product information and pricing, please visit http://www.faucetdepot.com/tankless-water-heaters.asp
Leave it to Moen to make your kitchen pullout faucet experience even better. How could the firm possibly improve their already innovative designs? They started out by spending two years simply researching consumer’s use of standard pullout faucets in order to determine what they loved as well as what they hated. After all the research was completed Moen went into the lab to recreate the pullout faucet and roll in a whole new era of faucet technology. What they produced is now know as the Moen Reflex system.
Moen’s Reflex system is forged with a perfectly weighted hose that allows the spout to return to the base every time it’s released regardless of the position of the spout when it’s released. The hose is also flexible allowing the entire movement to move with your hand rather than against it. Each of these innovations eliminates the common complaints of the unit sitting incorrectly in the base as well as difficulty in maneuvering the spout around the sink.
Each Reflex system also contains a pivot joint that allows the spout to be rotated around easily ensuring that you can reachevery nook and cranny of the sink or easily fill pots and vases with water on the counter next to the sink. Moen makes it as easy as possible to clean and rinse and then move along with your day. Each new technology incorporated into the Moen Reflex system is built to work together, from the self-returning spout, to the versatile joint that allows the unit to be rotated to the solid cartridge that ensures smooth resistance in the handle for years the Moen Reflex system is a complete package.
Moen bests the competition with a faucet system that provides a greater range of motion, operates with ease, and docks itself. There are no other systems on the market that can match what Moen offers feature for feature. What about installation? Moen has you covered with simple to follow instructions that simply require you to leave a little room for the hose movement and place the weight on the appropriate section of the hoses curve. A few simple steps and your kitchen sink will be revolutionized for the remainder of the time you own your home. Shop Moen collections and look for the Reflex trademark on the faucet you select in order to discover what your kitchen has been missing.
For a better view of the Moen Reflex System, check out the video below. And go to FaucetDepot.com for the best prices on the Moen Brantford Kitchen Faucet series.
Tankless Water Heaters are not a thing of the future anymore; they are here to stay and have been tested time and time again with excellent results. The transition from traditional tank water heaters to tankless is happening at a rapid pace. People are coming to understand the initial investment (which isn’t a huge amount of money) far out ways the wasted energy that traditional water heaters gobble up. Tankless water heaters are far more compact, they only use energy when called for and last a lot longer than their traditional cousin and no one understands this better than Takagi. They are the leaders in tankless water heaters and utilize innovative technology that makes their water heaters run cheaper, cleaner and last a lot longer. Let’s take a closer look at the difference between a traditional water heater and Takagi Tankless Water Heaters.
First, Takagi exclusively manufactures their own circuit boards which guarantee the highest quality control of each unit. They deliver a constantly regulated fuel to air mixture for the best efficiency. Their state of the art circuit board also monitors the in and out flow of water, maintaining an exact temperature. No more hot and cold showers in the morning like your old water heater used to do.
With traditional water heaters, only about 70% of the tanks volume is utilized so on a 50 gallon tank only 35 gallons will be available to the desired temperature. The burner is then fired when the tank is low or when the water temperature drops below the specified amount. A traditional tank has a recovery period of approximately 1 gallon per minute and this results in a lot of wasted energy. All this equates to a poor Energy Factor (EF). The EF of a traditional heater is somewhere between 0.53 and 0.62, which means for every dollar spent continuously heating the water, $0.62 is used to heat the water and $0.38 of you hard earned money is wasted.
Takagi Tankless Water Heaters function much differently, they only use the minimal amount of gas and water that’s called for, so there is no waste. The demand for water is the only factor that turns the heating unit on and delivers perfect temperature to your shower or faucet every time you need it. The water also flows continuously at the correct temperature as long as you need it, you will never have a cold shower again. Takagi Tankless units do not store any water and have no pilot light, which makes the Energy Factor (EF) of these units between 0.81 and 0.94, depending on the gas type and model you choose.
Takagi is committed to quality and innovation; they are creating new technology constantly to stay present with consumers ever changing needs. They produce a product that is good for your wallet and good for the environment. Choosing Takagi Tankless Water Heaters is a win-win for everyone, they provide a quality product at a great price. Check them out for your home today!
View the Takagi Website for more information.
Working in the kitchen can be quite messy and stressful at times. How many times do you have to wipe your hands off or use the “elbow technique” to turn on your faucet. The majority of us have no idea that hands free faucets are available for residential homes. If you do know they exist, are they any good?
Delta for example has launched the Touch20 faucet line. Touch20 technology lets you turn your faucet on or off with a touch from your wrist, elbow or forearm anywhere on the spout or handle. Though the technology is fairly new, the market is starting to embrace the technology and the reviews are good.
The older model e-faucet, mostly found in commercial applications use outdated infrared technology. “The technology has developed a bad reputation that comes from people’s exposure with the faucets,” says Ed Detgen, director of marketing for Bolingbrook, an Illinois based faucet manufacturer Danze. “It has been an imperfect technology.”
With steady advances in hands free technology in recent years, consumers are starting to put their trust back into e-faucets and introduce them into their homes. New e-faucets have more style going for them and a lot less commercial look. Manufacturers are betting the sleek designs and the improved technology will give the new e-faucets a boost in the marketplace. They are a bit pricey right now with some going for $700 or more but most of the brands are geared for the high end of the market. “It seems that there is some sort of yearning for hands-free faucets,” Detgen says.
The Delta Touch20 is not the only faucet to jump on this band wagon. New hands free faucets are popping up every day. The Moen Destiny Lavatory Faucet is exclusively for the power room. The Danze Parma is very popular for the kitchen and the Kohler Wellspring beverage faucet is for, you guessed it – the bar. With so many manufacturer’s releasing hands free faucets, it’s only a matter of time before they become standard procedure in our homes. Maybe eventually “hands on” faucets will be a distant memory and we will see them on e-bay going for outrageous prices. One thing is for sure, technology always moves forward and anything that is proven to make our lives a little bit easier usually wins in the end.