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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

The BLANCO SOLENTA Senso is a new semi-pro faucet that provides the ultimate handsfree experience with a conveniently placed sensor control, located directly underneath the magnetic docking arm. Enjoy instant, effortless water without touching the faucet. A simple hand movement is all it takes thanks to its sophisticated start-stop technology.

BLANCO CANADA

TAILOR-MADE SINKS

Introducing Kohler’s new Tailor customizable farm-house sinks. The apron-front sink design can be changed to incorporate any countertop, tile or Kohler’s curated apron inserts, which allow the owner a freedom of choice to coordinate the sink with the surrounding materials and offers unlimited creativity. The apron inserts can easily be changed out to match a kitchen refresh or updated design. The Tailor kitchen sink provides innovation, design, and function to any kitchen space.

KOHLER

SILESTONE BY COSENTINO’S CALACATTA GOLD

A colour made up of a white background through which elegant, wide grey highlights are interspersed with unexpected golden glints. Eternal Calacatta Gold, with its eternal, distinguished appearance, pays homage to a marble, which has been held in high esteem since ancient times. Shown here, the Princess Margaret Lottery Home 2019, Oakville.

COSENTINO

SMOOTH & SLEEK

Scratch-, stain- and heat-resistant, Caesarstone quartz is not only perfect for bathroom countertops and vanities, but also wall claddings, flooring, accents and more. Pictured here is 4003 Sleek Concrete from Caesarstone’s Metropolitan Collection. This smooth surface creates a calming effect in this spa-like bathroom.

CAESARSTONE CANADA

NATURAL TIMELESS BEAUTY

Soapstone is an excellent choice for countertops and sinks because it is non-porous and, therefore, resistant to stains and bacteria. Soapstone does not require chemical sealants and withstands extreme temperatures. The natural-honed matte finish and silky smooth texture give this stone a timeless elegance and beauty.

GREENSVILLE SOAPSTONE COMPANY

SINGLE PULL-DOWN KITCHEN FAUCET

The Delta Junction kitchen faucet enhances the modern kitchen with its crisp, geometric lines and standout style. Choice of finish includes Chrome, Arctic Stainless and Matte Black.

MASCO CANADA

EXPRESS YOUR STYLE

X-Tile is sure to have whatever you need to express your unique individual style. They offer you an exceptional variety of wall and flooring options in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass, mosaic and much more from leading suppliers around the world. Open seven days a week at three spacious showrooms located conveniently near you. Let their knowledgeable and friendly staff help you in your dream renovation or building project.

X-TILE CANADA

BRILLIANTLY MODERN

Riobel, a distinctive member of the The House of Rohl, invites you to discover Riu, a modern twist of the traditional setting. This simple and modern collection will complement your bathroom for years. Choose a cross or a level handle, Riu is available in five finishes to personalize your bathroom to your taste. Riu is also now available with a square spout.

RIOBEL

ARTISTIC TOUCH IN EVERY DESIGN

Art resides at the core of Vicostone’s product development and they aim to immortalize artistic touch in every design. With constant innovation and unique know-how, Vicostone are pioneers in “The Art of Quartz.” Pictured here is BQ8881 Gan Eden, which is part of Vicostone’s Exotic collection. People have always seen clouds as an endless source of inspiration – for their exploration, appreciation and sublimation. All of Vicostone’s beauties are fully portrayed in the Sky Series. These premium products will create a luxurious satisfaction for the most discerning customers.

VICOSTONE CANADA INC.


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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

Faucets, sinks and countertops – Hanstone, Caesarston, Cosentino and more

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Faucets, sinks and countertops – Hanstone, Caesarston, Cosentino and more

BOUTIQUE COLLECTION

From the depths of Northern France to the streets of Yorkville, HanStone’s new Boutique Collection encapsulates the beauty and elegance of the world’s most stunning cities. Inspired by alluring destinations, this crisp and cool collection features a gorgeous array of seven new modern quartz surfaces, all with unique and striking marbled veining—perfect for elevating and adding a timeless feel to any space.

HANSTONE CANADA

A FUSION OF PATTERN & COLOUR

For 2018, premium quartz manufacturer Caesarstone has some stunning new colours: Cloudburst Concrete, Frozen Terra, Intense White and Excava (revealed at IDS18). Shown here is Frozen Terra, a fresh, concrete- terrazzo fusion of pattern and colour. An innovative look that is both stylish and playful and will complement any colour of cabinetry and hardware. Whether it’s a sleek backsplash, a textured countertop or a fresh flooring feature, their innovative quartz surfaces will enhance any kitchen. This spring, Caesarstone unveils four more colours: Topus Concrete, Airy Concrete, Excava and Flannel Grey.

CAESARSTONE CANADA

SILESTONE BY COSENTINO’S NEW SILVER LAKE

Part of Silestone by Cosentino’s new Loft Series, Silver Lake is a unique and original colour that offers a fresh and contemporary take on the industrial look of concrete. Its elegant white background is superimposed with soft nuances of grey, and features Silestone’s new Raw Texture, replicating the matte finish of concrete. Visit the website or call the Cosentino Toronto Showroom at 416.247.9090.

COSENTINO

ONCE IMPOSSIBLE, NOW POSSIBLE

Art resides at the core of Vicostone’s product development, and they aim to immortalize an artistic touch in every design. With constant innovation and unique know-how, Vicostone are pioneers in “The Art of Quartz.” Inspired by the elegance of natural travertine with a vein cut that visually resembles wood grain, this collection offers a stunning, luxurious new look with the resiliency of engineered quartz for your countertop. Available in white, cream and black.

VICOSTONE CANADA INC.

AN AFFORDABLE WAY TO SPA EVERY DAY

The Delta HydroRain Two-in-One Shower Head installs in minutes with no special plumbing needed. Once installed, it provides you with a luxurious shower experience and complete control over your water with a pivoting raincan, and the option to use the raincan on its own, the showerhead on its own, or both together. Available at kitchen and bath showrooms, select retailers and online across Canada.

MASCO CANADA

NATURAL, TIMELESS BEAUTY

Soapstone is an excellent choice for countertops and sinks because it is non-porous and, therefore, resistant to stains and bacteria. Soapstone does not require chemical sealants and withstands extreme temperatures. The natural-honed matte finish and silky smooth texture give this stone a timeless elegance and beauty.

GREENSVILLE SOAPSTONE COMPANY

THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

The BLANCO SOLENTA Senso is a new semi-pro faucet that provides the ultimate hands-free experience with a conveniently placed sensor control, located directly underneath the magnetic docking arm. Enjoy instant, effortless water control without touching the faucet. A simple hand movement is all it takes thanks to its reliable and sophisticated start-stop user interface.

BLANCO CANADA LTD.

A PERFECT BALANCE

Riobel is proud to present its newest powder room collection: Ciclo, a perfect balance between technical and design aspects in faucetry. The faucets in this new collection are offered in four finishes: chrome, brushed chrome, brushed gold and black, with three different types of handles: plain, fluted and knurled.

RIOBEL


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Design: Sinks, Faucets and Countertops ... the Choices are Endless

Design: Sinks, Faucets and Countertops … the Choices are Endless

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Design: Sinks, Faucets and Countertops … the Choices are Endless

by Linda Mazur
Photography by Stephani Buchman and Jason Hartog

Kitchens are one of my favourite rooms to design and with the abundance of options available to us today, kitchens are more exciting than ever! From a multitude of colourful options and wonderfully organic finishes for our faucets, to virtually indestructible materials for our sinks and counters, the choices we have are enough to make our heads spin!

Today the traditional double bowl stainless sink has been pushed aside for options that offer greater style and function, that are designed to not only make our lives simple, but our kitchens look far more attractive. From different finish options other than the classic stainless steel, to a wide selection of colour, shape and size options sinks today have progressed to become a stylish feature instead of just a utilitarian necessity. And, for those of us who are smallspace dwellers, many manufacturers have designed sinks that pull double duty to increase the efficiency in your kitchen. When counterspace is at a premium, these sink options allow you to expand your work surface with add-on accessories such as grid trays, cutting boards, colanders and drain boards. Blanco Canada, one of these great sink manufacturers, offers us both an innovative and well-designed product line. One of my particular favourites – the Ikon apron sink or “farm house sink – is very much en-pointe in kitchen design this year. This sink offers great lines and a slightly tapered profile that gives us a rather modern approach to a traditional classic.

Brass is back with a vengeance and is one of the hottest metals moving forward in kitchen design. This is not the shiny yellow brass of decades past, but rather an unlacquered brass with its beautifully aged and antiqued finish that we are now seeing. This unlacquered brass has a look and feel all its own. It’s warm, less formal than polished nickel, less typical than chrome. This finish is organic and is sometimes referred to as a “living finish”. Because of the absence of the lacquer the durable solid brass is permitted to naturally age over time to develop a beautiful unique patina of colour and texture, that is forgiving of water stains. It offers sophistication, old world charm and yet modernism, and is a wonderful option for your kitchen faucet. Also hot in the world of faucets is colour! Fun can be had with a multitude of colour options for your faucets, but what is most striking is the return of matte black – a chic and classy addition to any kitchen.

We have a long list of options available to us today for countertops. From traditional granite and the ever-classic natural marble, to quartz, wood, and concrete – a trendy option for your kitchen. This year we are also introduced to a new product – Laminam. This is a stain, scratch and heat resistant countertop option that achieves the beauty of natural stone, wood and concrete and requires no maintenance.

With advanced technology and designs that enhance functionality and durability, these new product options will not only look great in our homes, but also add ease and simplicity to our everyday lives. If you’re looking to renovate your space, do a bit of research and consider some of the new and wonderful products on the market today …. sinks, faucets and countertops are not what they used to be!

Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

LindaMazurDesign.com

@LindaMazurGroup


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Design: Kitchen Life

Design: Kitchen Life

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Design: Kitchen Life

by Linda Mazur

The kitchen is the heart of any home, and the trends that we see emerging are making this an exciting time to add new life and personality to your kitchen space. Functionality is always key to kitchen design, but today’s kitchens are also about creating a timeless style and comfort. Without compromising on the functionality of the space, kitchens have evolved into rooms that inspire creativity not only in cooking but also in design.

One of the big trends this year is colour. We are seeing colour just about everywhere in design and your kitchen is no exception. Neutral kitchens are impacted with bold bursts of colour in everything from your cabinetry, to appliances, tile, sinks and faucets. This is not to say that traditional white kitchen cabinets are still not popular but injecting a good dose of colour to your kitchen to accompany those white cabinets can’t hurt. Working with texture and natural elements continues to gain popularity and one of my favourites for a kitchen is concrete.

This year we are seeing the trend of concrete making its move from the floors up to the countertops…a look I just love. Concrete counters offer a wide selection of customization when it comes to colour, as well as being durable it’s also an affordable option. On the topic of natural elements, wood is “en-pointe” as we see the continued popularity of wide-plank flooring that boasts lighter tones and a warm aged appearance to support the movement towards the relaxed “farmhouse” vintage inspiration we are seeing emerging in design. This “farmhouse” vintage inspiration impacts everything from hardware and lighting to sinks and faucets. Warm, aged brass and gold-toned metal feeds our desire to have our spaces not appeared “perfect” but rather more lived-in and comfortable; evoking an aesthetic that reflects both an individualism and eclectic appeal.

Bertazzoni range Photo courtesy Distinctive-Online.com
Bertazzoni range Photo courtesy Distinctive-Online.com
Silogranit "Ikon" sink Photo courtesy BlancoCanada.com
Silogranit “Ikon” sink Photo courtesy BlancoCanada.com

 

Black is back and in a big way this year. Black is classic and yet modern, and in faucets is a great option as it doesn’t show wear and tear or water spots as easily as some other finishes do…which can be an obvious bonus in a kitchen. When working with black in your kitchen space you do need to remember to use it in several areas not just the faucet, for balance and a well-designed aesthetic. Lighting, hardware, appliances and accessories are all easy ways to integrate black in to your kitchen. If you’re a bit more on the daring side perhaps consider black for a section of your cabinetry, with the trend towards pantry walls this could be a simple and yet impactful statement in the kitchen.

Whatever your inspiration, undoubtedly, the new look of kitchens has much to offer. Whether it’s simple flat front cabinet doors, bold colours, beautiful matte black appliances or warm polished concrete countertops I think we can all agree that the kitchens we will be seeing moving forward are spaces that are inviting, inspiring and conducive to everyday family life as well as casual entertaining. Functionality need not be sacrificed for good style, if your kitchen makes the renovation list this year then look to create a space that has personality, individualism and above all fantastic style!

Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

LindaMazurDesign.com

@LindaMazurGroup


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Product Showcases: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

Product Showcases: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

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Product Showcases: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

by Rise Levy

TIMELESS DESIGN

Contemporary. Minimal. Enduring. Bring the beauty of Caesarstone into your home in a new way with the limited edition Wall Clock collection. It’s style that goes beyond the surface. Shown here, 5211 Noble Grey.

CAESARSTONE CANADA
caesarstone.ca

SMART CONTROL

PUSH, TURN, SHOWER—The intuitive GROHE SmartControl Shower System features direct control of each shower outlet and a personalized volume setting. Simply push to stop and start, and turn to adjust the water flow. GROHE TurboStat technology delivers your desired water temperature within a fraction of a second. Now that’s smart!

GROHE CANADA
grohe.ca

LAUNDRY ROOM LOVE

The BLANCO LIVEN laundry sink will add new life to your laundry room. Designed for modern laundry rooms, the LIVEN features gently curved corners for cleaning convenience. This dual-mount, 12-inch deep sink is made of SILGRANIT (natural granite composite material) and is available in seven colours.

BLANCO CANADA LTD.
blancocanada.com

THE BEST IN SATIN GOLD

Bathrooms are becoming an extension of one’s self; a reflection of your style, attitude and boldness. Satin Gold expresses one’s confidence and success, yet creates an inviting sensation to the senses. Amati Canada brings out the best in Satin Gold, from the faucets to bathtubs, and their showroom space is a very fine and exclusive experience.

AMATI CANADA
amati.com

THE GENIUS SHOWER

Thanks to its versatile design, the Genius Shower from Riobel blends in perfectly with all bathroom decors. This high-tech shower system is sure to satisfy all expectations. Simple and user-friendly–two words that perfectly sum up the Genius Shower. Its digital keypad is so easy to handle that everyone in the family will be able to use it.

RIOBEL
riobel.ca

ELEGANT NEW COLOUR

Part of the Dekton by Cosentino Natural Collection, the new colour offering Opera replicates the look of elegant Italian Carrara marble and boasts the extraordinary new soft-touch finish from Dekton, Velvet Texture. Simple light-grey veining adds depth and a unique contrast to the creamy white surface for a classic understated finish.

DEKTON
dekton.ca

DO-IT-YOURSELF MASONRY

Fusion Stone is an easy and affordable way to upgrade your home, inside and out. Utilizing a patented system of thin-stone veneer, it is easily installed with the included stainless-steel clips and screws. Available in three distinct types, all backed by a Lifetime Guarantee, Fusion Stone can be installed on both new and existing wall assemblies.

FUSION STONE
fusionstone.ca

HIGH DRAMA, LOW MAINTENANCE

One of the leading quartz surface manufacturers and trendsetters in kitchen countertops, Vicostone has introduced their 2018 NEW design series, including Nero Marquina BQ8740 and other charming vein colours. With up to 93 per cent of nature’s finest pure quartz, a Vicostone countertop is the most scratch-resistant and durable surface available. The colour ‘black’ is not only considered a “must-have” in any designer’s collection but also has “high-fashion status” with the combination of pure black and magical, unique white veins. The design has successfully mimicked the beauty of natural stone and is a perfect choice for a dramatic kitchen.

VICOSTONE
vicostone.ca

MINIMALIST, REFINED & COMPOSED

Introducing one of Kohler’s newest collections, Composed. This gorgeous bathroom faucet epitomizes the ever-popular minimalist design with refined curves making it an elegant, timeless piece. Atlantis Bath Centre is showcasing several pieces from the new Composed collection. Visit the Atlantis nearest you to get started on your new bathroom renovation, featuring the Kohler Composed collection.

ATLANTIS BATH CENTRE
atlantisbathcentre.ca

SIDEKICK PEDESTAL WASHER

Wash two loads at once with the LG TwinWash, featuring the LG Sidekick Pedestal Washer, specifically designed to wash small, custom-care laundry loads. Acting as a pedestal stand for your full-size washer, you can wash delicate items separately from your normal loads. You can choose to run the LG Sidekick by itself or at the same time as larger, family-sized loads.

LG ELECTRONICS CANADA
lge.com

SLEEK SCANDINAVIAN STYLE

The Solna Kitchen Collection by Brizo brings sleek Scandinavian style to the culinary space with articulating faucet architecture. Designed to bring greater versatility to common kitchen tasks, the articulating arm offers a larger range of movement than a traditional pull-down faucet, letting you perfectly position the faucet for any task at hand. Visit brizo. com for more information. Available at The Water Closet Showrooms.

THE WATER CLOSET
watercloset.ca

BOLD, CONFIDENT STYLING

Ideal for modern living spaces, the Tommy Collection from Delta adds an unmistakably bold statement of confidence. Designed with the Canadian market in mind, this faucet collection, which includes a high-arc kitchen faucet, two lavatory faucet options and a shower system, has a fresh, resourceful design that will be a complement to any smart interior. Now available in the smooth, slick and awesomely onyx matte-black finish, the Tommy Collection is available at plumbing showrooms across Canada.

DELTA FAUCET
deltafaucet.ca

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY

Canada’s premium quartz manufacturer, HanStone Canada, is revolutionizing the quartz industry. Produced in a state-ofthe- art facility in London, Ontario, HanStone Quartz is known for superior quality and exceptional design. With over 50 unique colours and patterns to draw inspiration from, paired with a lifetime residential warranty, it’s no wonder HanStone is the natural choice for homeowners and interior designers alike. Locally Made, Distinctly Beautiful, Naturally Canadian.

HANSTONE CANADA
hanstone.ca



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Hard as stone

By Shelanne Jennings-Augustine of Dockside Magazine

Finding the perfect fixtures for your kitchen or bath remodel can be hard to do.

“There are many options on the market that look great. But it can be hard to tell how well they’ll operate and how long they’ll last,” says Rick Cooke, manager of The Water Closet in Orillia.

That’s why, when it comes to finding beautiful, strong fixtures for your home, Rick says your best bet is to go back to the basics.

“Some of the best fixtures today feature natural elements,” says Rick. “Steel, stone and brass all look beautiful in your home, but they also pack some significant strength that will save you money in the long run.”

Start with steel

Stainless steel is no stranger to industrial and architectural industry, but bath and kitchen retailers are also using it in many of their residential fixtures.

The reason, Rick says, is clear: “They’re corrosion resistant, extremely durable and hygienic.”

What many may not realize is that stainless steel has a surface that is very difficult for bacteria to stick to, making it very easy to keep clean.

“If you’re updating your kitchen, try a stainless steel sink that’s both beautiful and practical,” says Rick. “Like the Quatrus R15 stainless steel apron front kitchen sink by Blanco. Its contemporary design has 15mm radius corners that make it very easy to clean. For a matching fixture, check out the Culina faucet by Blanco. It also made of stainless steel and has an interesting coil arch neck and maneuverable wand with push button flow selector.”

To add some texture, depth and durability to the bathroom, consider adding a sink made of stone or concrete.

“Take the Native Trails Americana Vanity,” says Rick. “It uses reclaimed wood for a rustic, textured look, and is topped with a gorgeous concrete sink.”

Although concrete is a rather unconventional material for fixtures, Native Trails has designed their concrete sinks to be sustainable, light weight, and stain, scratch and crack resistance.

“On top of that, they have a one-of-a-kind colouration that looks great with any style.”

If you’re not keen on concrete, look for vanities that feature limestone instead. Grey limestone has a low porosity, is extremely durable, and is generally low maintenance.

“Look for pieces that combine stainless steel and limestone like the UNIK Stone vanity,” says Rick. “This vanity is artisan crafted to be both strong, ecologically responsible and incredibly beautiful.”

If you’re looking to update your fixtures and add a splash of colour to your space, consider fixtures made of solid brass. Not only does brass come in a number of finishes, it’s also extremely durable.

“It’s impervious to the elements and resistant to corrosion,” says Rick.

For a modern take on a brass fixture, check out the Vero widespread lavatory faucet in champagne bronze by Delta.

“This industrial designed faucet features sharp design lines details which look great in bright brass.”

High efficiency

To complete your bathroom renovation, why not add strength to your toilet too? Although high efficiency and power aren’t often seen synonymously, the latest low-flow toilets offer more suction than ever before.

“Now you can use as little as 4.1 litres of water, without having to flush twice.”

For high quality design and a modern style, Rick suggests the American Standard Boulevard one piece Toilet.

“The dual flush feature is great for saving water and maximizing conservation.”

Before you begin your project, stop into your local plumbing fixture expert and see the products for yourself.

“At The Water Closet, we’re always here to show you the latest products and answer your questions. Our goal is to get you the best looking fixtures that will look great for years to come.”

thewatercloset@desco.ca
www.WaterCloset.ca

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