Blogs

27
Nov

Houzz Study Reveals Master Bathroom Trends

Showers are the most common splurge during master bathroom renovations, according to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study.

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21
Nov

Bradley Virtual Restroom Design Tool

The Virtual Design Tool assists architects and designers in planning and visualizing restroom designs, and incorporating hand washing fixtures, partitions and accessory products.

The Tool features the selection of four types of restroom environments: corporate interiors, high traffic, institutional, and hospitality. Designers are able to invent their restroom spaces with Bradley’s products, and multiple color options for walls and flooring selections.

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11
Nov

What’s Trending in Home Design?

The re-emergence of brass, bronze and gold tone finishes is leading home design trends.  Not since the heyday of the 90s has brass been so prevalent in interior design.  It’s literally everywhere, with a golden sheen catching the light and creating a buzz among leading designers and customers in our industry.  While brass is the metal of the moment, today’s brass is an intriguing interpretation of a retro style that is fresh and modern, yet still classic and elegant.  Brass is back, and in a big way!

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30
Oct

25 Quick Tips for Working in Small Mechanical Spaces

Most of you have been there. Looking up to the heavens with outstretched arms, you exclaim loudly, “Why?!” I’m talking about working in the smallest mechanical rooms known to mankind. How does one navigate them to work efficiently? I asked some contractors and here are some quick tips:

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23
Oct

Eemax LavAdvantage Thermostatic Electric Tankless Water Heater Line

A modern line of thermostatic electric tankless water heater, LavAdvantage are a solution for handwashing, or other low flow applications.

The models are available in sizes ranging from 1.8 kW to 11.5 kW. Features include a 3/8-inch compression plumbing connections; a digital interface that helps installers modify the field adjustable set point from 70 – 140F; an integrated flow meter; and inlet and outlet thermistors that provides data that allows the heaters to adapt to variations in flow and temperature.

The design accommodates any mounting orientation, making it a solution for customers limited by space or pre-existing plumbing connections. The units also have the ability to heat incoming water while maintaining silent operation.

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18
Oct

Mr. Steam SteamLinx System

Capable of turning any smartphone into a steam room remote control, the SteamLinx System delivers a convenient control of home steam shower functions.

The product is a wireless interface that consists of two small transmitter modules: one connects to an E-series generator, and the other to the home Internet router. The two transmitters communicate with each other, allowing the user to control steam room functionality wirelessly.

The user can activate their steam shower from anywhere within range of their WiFi signal. 

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05
Oct

Duravit HygieneGlaze 2.0

The HygieneGlaze 2.0 ensures a clean bathroom environment thanks to its chemical composition. The product works on toilets and urinals, and after twelve hours, 99.9 percent of bacteria are eradicated.

Baked into the ceramic, the product extends from the interior of the basin to the rim of the toilet or urinal. With its design, the product tackles areas high in bacteria accumulation. The glaze kills E.Coli bacteria by use of the “oligodynamic reaction” - the effect of positively charged metal ions on bacteria.

The product is available for all toilets and urinals in the P3 Comforts. 

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20
Sep

UK Utility Battles 130-Ton ‘Total Monster’ Fatberg

A water utility is in the midst of a “three-week sewer war” against an gigantic fatberg clogging a Victorian-era London sewer. The fatberg is longer than two football fields and weighs in at 130 tons. And it’s described as hard as concrete.

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09
Sep

Healing Old Pipes from Within

A group of workers from the Mexico City Water Department replaced a portion of sewage system piping on the Periférico Norte Ave. and Observatorio Ave. intersection a couple of months ago. The work included the replacement of a 24-inch diameter high-density corrugated polyethylene pipe.

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