Schluter-KERDI and Schluter-KERDI-FIX products can be used to produce a waterproof connection to the QM Drain Flange Edge and the QM Side Outlet Flange Edge drains, the use of QM Drains does not void any warranty provided by Schluter when the QM Drains are installed in conjunction and accordance with the Schluter-Shower System Installation Handbook.
American Standard’s Champion PRO chair-height elongated toilet is engineered to prevent clogs and features the industry’s largest 4” flush valve and extra-wide 2 3/8” glazed trapway, the manufacturer points out.
NKBA Report finds cleanliness, sustainability and universal designs will be hot trends of 2022.
November 22, 2021
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) released its annual Design Trends report. The 2022 study, a deep dive into all aspects of both kitchen and primary bathroom design, forecasts the styles, features, materials and innovations expected to be most popular over the next two to three years. The current study finds that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated consumer interest in and adoption of key trends in their homes such as integration of smart technology, multi-functional spaces and natural and nature-based designs.
Although lack of available product and labor are ongoing factors within the residential plumbing sector, there is certainly no lack of opportunity. According to the 2021 North American Plumbing Fixtures Market Report, compiled by Grand View Research, the plumbing fixture market ended 2020 with a $22.4 billion value and it is expected to grow at a rate of 7.5 percent from 2021 to 2028.
The DPHA conference actually shuts down its exhibit hall during the speaker and roundtable meetings, allowing every attendee the ability to participate and network. The vendors know the conference schedule offers ample time for their customers to see their new products. They also understand that face-time away from others outside the exhibit hall is important in building stronger vendor-distributor relationships.
MTI Baths has launched DoloMatte, a true solid-surface material that is smooth to the touch and strong, the company states. DoloMatte begins as a thick, American-made solid-surface slab of specialty polymer blended with ground minerals that is consistent in color and property.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association announced its NKBA Global Connect programming at KBIS 2022. Geared to international manufacturers and distributors interested in learning more about the North American kitchen and bath marketplace, these programs will be featured on the stage Feb 8-10, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
The new point-of-use water treatment system from Chicago Faucets adds a secondary defense to assist building water disinfection, the company notes. Chicago Faucets BioArmor, a UV-C point-of-use water treatment system helps reduce the number of dangerous microorganisms such as Legionella in building water systems.