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All about your bathroom… What brands are the best?

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All about your bathroom… What brands are the best?

At Waterflo, we are proud to distribute bathroom fixtures and accessories from some of the leading brands in the world in the Greater Toronto Area. From our experience and the feedback we get from our clients, below brands are the industry leaders when it comes to the major bathroom fixtures namely bathtubs, bathroom sinks, bathroom faucets and toilets.

Bathtubs

MAAX produces beautifully designed freestanding, alcove, corner, drop-in, undermount, and wall-mounted bathtubs. The Quebec-based company has been around since 1969 and has risen to be the third largest manufacturer of fibreglass tubs and showers in Canada.

MAAX bathtubs come in different shapes (rectangular, oval and corner), colors (white, beige, grey, black, pink/red and blue, systems (soaker/no system, whirlpool, AEROEFFECT, combined whirlpool/AEROEFFECT, and AEROFEEL), drain positions (left, right, end, centre, and with/without tiling flange, centre drain), and sizes, meaning there is something for everyone.

The bathtubs are made of durable ACRYLIC and ACRYLX APPLIED ACRYLIC. Some of the features you expect to find in a MAAX bathtub are textured floors, comfortable backrest, integrated armrest, integrated tiling flange and skirt, maximized bathing well, one-piece tubs, and adjustable levelling legs for a truly enjoyable bathing experience.

Bathroom sinks

The industry leader when it comes to bathroom sinks is Kindred. Kindred sinks are known for their high-quality and reliability, ease of maintenance, and wide selection. The company produces stainless vanity basins in two orientations – top mount and under mount. The sinks feature radiant silk finished bowls and rims, 18 gauge stainless steel, seven-inch bowl depth, and front overflow assembly.

Stainless steel is not only aesthetically pleasing, but is also sanitary since it is easy to clean, it is corrosion resistant, it is affordable, and it is eco-friendly (stainless steel can be recycled).

Bathroom faucets

Riobel faucets are popular because of their unique style, guaranteed superior quality, and impressive manufacturer’s guarantee. Most people who buy these faucets praise them for their ease of installation – you don’t even need the help of a plumber. All the mechanical parts are also easily accessible.

The faucets come in different finishes (chrome, chrome/black, brushed nickel (PVD), brushed nickel (PVD)/black, polished nickel (PVD), and polished nickel (PVD)/black), mounting type (wall-mounted and deck-mounted), inlet size and type, and number of pieces, meaning there is something for every bathroom design.

Toilets

TOTO has been a ceramic sanitary ware industry leader since 1912. The U.S.-based company has stayed true to its Japanese roots of rich artistic heritage in porcelain and pottery.

TOTO toilets are available in different orientations namely NEOREST, One-Piece, Two-Piece, Wall-Hung, and WASHLET. You get to choose from different collections, all with unique features. Available shapes are D-shape, square, and elongated. The Vitreous China toilets come in different flush rates from 1.0 GPF to 1.6 GPF/0.9 GPF, ADA, universal, and regular heights, classic, transitional, and modern styles, and concealed, skirted, and exposed trapway type.

Notable features in these toilets are ADA compliance, CalGreen compliance, air deodorizer, auto open/close, CEFIONTECT, dual flush, EWATER+, LED lighting, remote control, quick release, SoftClose, WaterSense, and warm air dryer, among others.


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Victoria + Albert perfects the brass finish

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Victoria + Albert perfects the brass finish

Some things really do improve over time. After making an impressive resurgence in popularity from their peak in the 1990s, brass fixtures are among the hottest trends in bathroom design with today’s styles showcasing a warmer and more sophisticated vibe than the bold brass of decades past.

Victoria + Albert Baths is pleased to meet customer requests for this exciting trend with a beautiful new unlacquered brass finish that is now available for all Florin and Staffordshire faucets.

Known as a “living finish,” unlacquered brass ages naturally, developing a unique patina over the lifespan of the fixture. The absence of lacquer allows the durable solid brass to gradually darken and reveal subtle undertones of colour and texture.

The evolving look may be used to create a feeling of “Old World” elegance in a traditional setting or to contrast with the clean lines of contemporary decor. If desired, the finish can be maintained in a polished state with the regular use of a metal cleaner. The Florin and Staffordshire Collections are smart choices to showcase this exceptional new finish, each making its own distinctive statement.

The Staffordshire line celebrates “New Traditional” design and its graceful combination of classic styles and modern lines, while Florin faucets capture the essence of the Art Deco aesthetic in a fresh way. Both collections are available in a wide range of faucet designs for the tub, basin and shower, making it easy to create a cohesive look that is pulled together down to the drains and foot finishes on the clawfoot tub. All of Victoria + Albert’s faucets are made in the U.K. using traditional techniques.

DROP-IN TUBS

Victoria + Albert is pleased to announce its foray into the world of built-in bathtubs. “Our aim was simple – to create the world’s best built-in bathtub,” said Jonathan Carter, marketing director for Victoria + Albert. “We wanted to keep the elegance and superior quality that is part of our brand and add to that the ease and practicality of a built-in tub. We couldn’t be more pleased with the end results.”

The two new designs, the Gordano 6032 and Rossendale 6636, are beautiful in any setting, with sophisticated lines and exceptional design flexibility. Both may be installed as a drop-in or under-mount and have four adjustable feet for perfect leveling and easy installation. The tubs may be set into a custom surround built to complement any bathroom decor, making them a smart choice for hospitality settings as well as residential use.

These remarkable tubs have been designed with comfort in mind. Each has a 32° angle of recline and integrated arm rests for a relaxing soak. As with all Victoria + Albert baths, they are crafted from their signature Englishcast material, hand-finished to a glossy white shine. The material is naturally strong, which means that the tubs won’t creak or flex.

MAIN COLLECTIONS

Freestanding baths: The original core product and what it is best known for. There are two collections, traditional and modern, in a wide range of styles and sizes with six exterior paint finishes.

Freestanding vessel basins: Launched to complement the bathtubs. Modern and traditional styles, made from Victoria + Albert’s English cast composite. Designed to be mounted on a solid countertop and available in six exterior paint finishes.

Faucets: Including basin faucets, tub fillers, shower units. All made in England using traditional techniques. The tree collections include modern, traditional and Art Deco.

Furniture: Both countertop units and vanities with inset Englishcast basins. All made in England using traditional techniques and solid hardwoods.

Accessories: Practical things like garbage bins, but also luxurious bath racks and luxury backrests. Notable is the new Kit 40 “intelli-waste,” the self-emptying plug that guarantees flood protection.

Victoria + Albert is a global brand with a worldwide reputation for creating beautiful baths and luxurious, lasting products.

http://vandabaths.com/us/americas/

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