There were plenty of innovative new faucet and fixture products at the 2014 Design & Construction Week to share. These were some of my favorites.
Bathing and showering
An intriguing new entry to the category is Clarke Products. Their acrylic tubs are definitely eye-catching and offer matching sinks. Plus, their velvety surface is delicious to the touch.
Oceania also offered some interesting options in this category. Their Rose tub echoed the trend I saw at Clarke in showcasing decoration. Their Optimale system includes a space-saving tub and shower pairing. They nest to make optimum use of limited bathroom space, so you’re not limited to just a standard tub-shower combo.
Delta Faucets had several exciting debuts at DCW2014. The first was their HydraChoice, adjustable body sprays that retract when not in use. This gives users of different heights a comfortable showering experience and a sleek look when not in use.
Delta also introduced their Temp2O system, which shows water temperature right on the shower head (hand-held) or controls (fixed). This is a huge safety advance!
Sterling, Kohler’s builder product line, came up with one of those little details that can make a big difference. In their shower door line, they offered a rubber track that makes it far more comfortable to lean on when bathing children.
Intriguing new tub designs
(Photo Courtesy: Clarke Products)
Sinks and faucets
Kohler also showcased a beautiful new line of bathroom faucets called Artifacts that lets you customize a look to fit your style and needs.
There were two interesting bathroom sink introductions at DCW2014. Laufen debuted its SaphirKeramik is harder and more flexible than traditional vitreous china or ceramic. The sinks they showed it on were sleek, thin and ultra-contemporary.
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