In response to comments from wholesalers that they were forced to carry one valve for IPS connections and another for CC connections, the Cleveland Faucet Group has introduced a tub/shower valve that features both connections.

Dimension, a full-featured tub/shower valve with both IPS and CC connections, was designed in part to help wholesalers in their efforts to reduce inventory.

"Customer input was essential in developing every feature of this valve," said Gary Benaszeski, general manager of Cleveland Faucet Group.

European ceramic discs used in the valve pulverize waterborne debris, which helps the valve resist wear and leaking, he said.