Villeroy & Boch
Installers can now keep customers engaged with all aspects of their bathroom project, thanks to a suite of bathroom planning tools launched by Villeroy & Boch. The Style Finder generates a selection of the company’s collections which best suit the individual’s style, while the Bathroom Inspirator helps the installer co-ordinate bathroom furniture with products and accessories.
The Augmented Reality App enables customers to see the finished project before making their purchase.
Essence ceramics collection
Pared back to its essentials to deliver a simplistic aesthetic, Grohe has launched its first complete and co-ordinated bathroom solution. The Essence ceramics collection is said to blend soft curves with a slim and sculptured profile. The range of toilets come equipped with technology to ensure hygiene in the bathroom is maintained to high standards.
The range comprises three sizes of vanity basins, a selection of toilets and for the first time, a selection of bath tubs in three different styles: back to wall, built-in and freestanding.
For instant boiling water, Blanco has released its 3-in-1 Tampera Hot. With a child-safe lever, the water is filtered, producing boiling, cold and warm water.
The quality of the water is maintained with a BWT five-stage filtration system that is fitted as standard, and which also reduces limescale, balances the mineral content and softens the water before entering the boiler. The system includes a Flowmeter – a digital interface that displays the filter usage and alerts the user when it is time to change the cartridge and the batteries. The product comes with a two-year guarantee.
Following an extensive refresh of its market offering of enclosures and panels, Coram has revealed three trend-focused collections. The ‘Premier 8’, ‘Optima 6’ and ‘GB 5’ collections incorporate modern styling combined with functionality.
The ‘Premier 8’ Collection offers a semi-frameless design with six door styles available. Featuring a corrosion resistant aluminium construction with a highly polished finish, each enclosure is reversible for left and right-hand installation, and a 10-year guarantee. The ‘Optima 6’ and ‘GB 5’ collections incorporate the same design ethics and quality, providing a selection of products which are said to sit within any style of bathroom and adapt to any budget.
Removing the environmental problem of disposing of the single use plastic cartridge, Hilton Banks has launched its HB42 All-in-One Sealant and Adhesive in 400ml Eco-Foils.
According to the company, the 400 ml Eco-Foils produce 95% less waste than the single use tubes and users get 38% more sealant than in the 290ml plastic tube. The product seals, sticks and fills, can be over-painted and works in the wet. It is low in VOCs and reportedly bonds to almost anything; it is also food safe, fully curing in 24 hours.
Marley Plumbing and Drainage
Rainwater systems from Marley Plumbing and Drainage in anthracite grey now match Pantone colour 7016, allowing installers to create a uniform finish and ensure an exact colour match with other external fixtures and fittings, such as doors and window frames.
The anthracite shade is available in Marley’s Deepflow, Clipmaster, Flowline and Regency profiles, which offer classic and contemporary aesthetics. The chosen systems are suitable for a variety of property types, from residential buildings to large commercial properties. Marley’s rainwater systems also benefit from Life4 rainwater technology, ensuring that the products look better for longer.