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The Grohe Sense and Grohe Sense Guard water management system offers reliable protection against costly water damage by notifying homeowners about excess moisture or leaks using a convenient smartphone app.

The latest in home tech? How about a water leak watchdog?

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The latest in home tech? How about a water leak watchdog?

The Grohe Sense and Grohe Sense Guard water management system offers reliable protection against costly water damage by notifying homeowners about excess moisture or leaks using a convenient smartphone app.
The Grohe Sense and Grohe Sense Guard water management system offers reliable protection against costly water damage by notifying homeowners about excess moisture or leaks using a convenient smartphone app.

Whether by slow drips or sudden pipe bursts, water leaks can lead to substantial home repair costs – a per-case average of about $6,000 in Canada, in fact.

But now, thanks to a comprehensive water management system from Grohe, part of LIXIL, homeowners can protect their property and avoid or mitigate water damage.

Crisis averted

The Grohe Sense & Grohe Sense Guard water management system offers reliable protection against costly water damage by notifying homeowners about excess moisture or leaks using a convenient smartphone app.

Available together or separately, key components of the system are:

  • Grohe Sense is a smart-water sensor that is placed in your home wherever you see a risk, such as the basement, laundry room, bathroom or kitchen. It detects leaking water “around-the-clock” and immediately alerts homeowners.
  • Grohe Sense Guard goes one step further. It uses multiple sensors to track water pressure and the flow of water, and measures general water consumption. It automatically turns off the water supply when it detects unusual water activity.

“Unexpected water damage has the ability to turn your life upside down and unfortunately, 42 per cent of Canadian homeowners have been affected by water damage at least once in their lives,” says Gina Flinton, senior director, marketing, LIXIL Canada Inc.

“Grohe Sense & Sense Guard water management system helps homeowners protect their property against water damage and the unforeseen and often high costs associated with it.”

Possible insurance break

Grohe Sense and Grohe Sense Guard can qualify for insurance discounts as a leak protection system. Homeowners are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to realize savings on property insurance.

In addition to its water leak detection capabilities, Grohe Sense protects against frost and mould risks, by measuring the room temperature and humidity. If either is above or below the standard threshold, or a leak is detected, the smart-water sensor will send homeowners an automatic alert via the Grohe Ondus smartphone app.

Installed by a professional installer directly to the main water pipe of a home, the smart-water controller, Grohe Sense Guard, measures the system temperature to indicate the risk of frost, detects leaks, and shuts off the water supply automatically when a pipe bursts and water consumption passes a certain threshold. It also conducts periodic micro-leakage tests by measuring and tracking pressure drops in the water line so that the homeowner can detect leaks – through a notification via the Grohe Ondus smartphone app – immediately before major damage can occur. 

Full control with just one app

The Grohe Ondus app is the heart of the Grohe Sense and Grohe Sense Guard water management system. It provides the highest level of water security and allows continuous monitoring of Grohe Sense & Grohe Sense Guard – anywhere, anytime.

With the smartphone alert feature, the app can also shut off the water supply manually to prevent major damage. In addition, all measured data can be observed via the app. It supports Apple mobile devices with the iOS version of 9.0 or higher and Android mobile devices with Android 4.3 or higher.

For more information, please visit Grohe.ca

 

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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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Home Finds: Bathroom Breakthrough

HOME FINDS: TREND WATCH: Bathroom Breakthrough

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HOME FINDS: TREND WATCH: Bathroom Breakthrough

by Silvana Longo

From a sea of white fixtures and neutral backdrops emerges a new kind of bathroom—swapping safe with bold—we embrace colour, pretty patterns and sensual texture. Whether your bathroom is large or small, a symphony of design elements can breathe life into this hard-working room. It’s time to amp up the drama and add some oomph with these latest trends.

The iconic Marlborough tub from Victoria + Albert Baths is based on a traditional French bateau-style tub. Its double-ended design makes it the perfect statement- soaking tub for one or two people. Choose from three popular tones of grey, matte and gloss black or a soft-matte white.

Marlborough BATHTUB, light grey paint finish, $6,200;
Florin 26 TUB FILLER in polished chrome, $3,800;
Florin 20 SHOWER in polished chrome, $5,300;

vandabaths.com

FROM FLOORING TO COUNTERTOPS AND BACKSPLASH — there are so many options available, so it is important to do your homework. Besides, during your morning rush rituals, don’t you want to ensure all bathroom surfaces are up to the task?

SCRATCHING THE SURFACE

The durability and low maintenance of GEOLUXE makes it the perfect choice for a bathroom countertop as it is resistant to chemicals, scratches, heat and frost, and is also very hygienic. This new material is incredibly versatile and can be easily integrated into any bathroom space for a superbly stylish look.

Complete slab: $2,350, cut to size: Geoluxe, $89.95 sq.ft.

ciot.com

TWO TIMES A LADY

The Double Ladybower Vanity was chosen by Architectural Digest for its AD Great Design 2017 Award. Martin Brudnizki conceived the vanity with simplicity in mind. Elegant, light and modern, it uses white marble and brassware in a pared-down design. Behind its contemporary lines lie functional considerations, including good storage space and details, such as the bent recess in the towel rail, which ensures that the towel stays in place.

Go to drummonds-uk.com for more information.

STYLISH SPACE SAVER

If you want to add some spa luxury to a slightly smaller master, this curvaceous tub comes in at 58 inches from tip to tip. The feel of this tub is like silk: smooth and sensuous. Because the silk-like, solid-surface material is easy to work with and mold, the Hastings Chelsea bathtub has curves in all the right places. It is 19 ¾ inches high on small end and curves up to 25 inches at the other end. Contemporary with a softer edge, the Chelsea is a sweet tub, perfect for rooms that want a lighter feel without compromising design. Durable, resistant to stains and easy to clean.

Chelsea Bathtub, $5,495 in matte white finish. $5,995 in glossy white

hastingstilebath.com

*Shipped worldwide from New York City.


FREE-FLOWING FAUCETS

From modern to traditional, here are the latest faucets for a bathroom refresh.

HAMNSKÄR FAUCET

$129

ikea.com

Elements FAUCET

3-hole deck mounted, $1,424

eurobathkitchen.com

Infini FAUCET from THG Paris. Lavatory set in gold

$4,626

gingers.com


SLEEK SHAPE

The compact Cabrits 55 is an elegant, low-profile vessel basin perfectly suited for contemporary bathrooms. Its organic shape means it can be paired with any of Victoria + Albert’s range of modern freestanding tubs. Made from ENGLISHCAST, a unique and durable composite of Volcanic Limestone and resin. Choose from three popular tones of grey, matte- and gloss-black or a soft-matte white.

Cabrits 55 basin: $729
Tubo 19 faucet: $1,185

vandabaths.com

HAUTE HARDWARE

The Waldorf is a traditional collection featuring hexagons and octagons creating a detailed look. A robe hook with hexagonal back plate, available in two finishes.

Crosswater Waldorf Robe Hook
$95 – $125

 

The M Pro is a modern collection featuring cylindrical shapes and curved lines, creating a simple clean feel. The M Pro Towel holder is a single arm-mounted towel ring, available in three finishes.

Crosswater M Pro 7″ Towel Holder
$125 – $155

gingers.com

MIRROR, MIRROR

The Stack LED mirror features a unique lift-up door design for maximum storage. The touchactivated mirror has two electrical outlets and two USB ports inside the cabinet, as well as an open shelf on the right side for additional storage. With a full mirror on the interior and exterior, the mirror’s light illuminates through the frosted glass, and when closed, the lights stay in place. Available in two sizes and a stone-grey finish.

Stack LED Mirror, $1,995.

Ronbow available at Taps & Stone Kitchen & Bath

SMART SHOWER

Deck-mounted Roman diverter valve and hand shower assembly. Available in six finishes.

Franz Viegener PLUS Deck Tub Hand Shower, $1,075

gingers.com

Intuitive in function and design, the GROHE Rainshower SmartControl is a fully personalized showering experience. The SmartControl delivers water at the desired temperature within a fraction of a second and stays consistent for the duration of your shower, preventing both water waste and scalding. CoolTouch technology ensures additional safety by preventing exposed metal surfaces from becoming hotter than the water temperature. This all-in-one solution combines impressive technology with organic design for a stylish and innovative statement.

Rainshower SmartControl, contact grohe.ca for pricing.


FUNKY LIGHTING

— SIL’s PICK —

“Bold & Big are making a splash in the bathroom. From floors to backsplash, say goodbye to neutral & minimalist and hello to colour, mosaics and texture…”

Silvana Longo
Editor

The combination of aged brass, marble and a sphere emanating light—what’s not to love? The hand-blown glass diffuser is clear on the outside and etched white on the inside, creating depth and polish… I would definitely add these sconces to a new bathroom. Boone Wall Sconce, $376, Hudson Valley Lighting is available in Toronto at Royal Lighting & Universal Lamp.

hudsonvalleylighting.com

 

A playful mixture of materials and finishes, intersecting lines and contrasting shapes, characteristic of 1980s postmodern design. Three overlapping shapes define the sconce: a textured Venetian glass square, an oversized, bold leaf finished isosceles triangle reminiscent of a Spinnaker sail and a stainless steel circle. $585. Royal Lighting, Universal Lamp.

corbettlighting.com


DARLING DETAILS

This all-white ceramic stool has an interesting cut-out detail that adds texture to the bathroom.

White stoneware cutout stool, 13″x18″, $200
Round blue-and-white porcelain dish. 5″ $4

cobistyle.com


MILES OF TILES

— EM’s PICK —

Emilie Simpson
Art Director

Geometric tiles are still going strong, especially oversized ones. The latest eye-catching collection, Progetto 4D with its deep blue hue, has been all the rage with mid-century fans. These tiles are ideal as an accent wall accompanied by the plain version of the same tile or—for the more daring— on all the walls of the bathroom.

Progetto 4D is available in two colours (shown here in Deep Blue, and White), with four different 3D- motifs, in a matte 16″x32″ format.

Contact ceragres.ca for pricing.

1 The Gone collection, 8″x8″ format

2 The Orchestra collection, 8″x8″ format

3 Hops wall tile Nero in a 3″x6″ format.

Contact ceragres.ca for pricing.



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