QuickDrain USA, an Oatey Co. company, is now an approved vendor partner for Luxury Products Group (LPG). The partnership between QuickDrain and LPG provides enhanced opportunities for independent showrooms across the U.S. to offer QuickDrain’s complete shower solutions, including its linear drains, WallDrain, SquareDrain, sustainable BenchSeat, decorative covers and finishes and more.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC) released its quarterly Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI) for the second quarter of 2021. With estimates showing an 11% growth in sales for Q2 vs. Q1, the report suggests continued growth in the Kitchen and Bath market, despite ongoing material shortages and rising labor costs.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association is accepting nominations through Sept. 30 for 2022 inductees to the Kitchen and Bath Hall of Fame. Honorees are recognized and celebrated for their significant and enduring contributions to the kitchen and bath industry.
On Friday, July 16, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice proposing to revise the current definition of “showerhead” adopted on Dec. 16, 2020, by reinstating the prior definition of “showerhead.”
Revised 2021 outlook shows sales up more than 20%.
July 12, 2021
In its July update to the Kitchen & Bath Market Outlook, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) revised its 2021 industry sales projection upward to $170.9 billion, up by a substantial 21.4% from 2020’s $140.8 billion in kitchen and bath spending and nearly 8% higher than the initial estimate for the year.
Consolidated Supply Co.’s The Fixture Gallery named 2021 Showroom of the Year. 93-year-old Tigard, Oregon-based plumbing distributor, Consolidated Supply Co., was founded during tough times — in 1928 during The Great Depression.
A total of 367 modern residences and penthouse suites feature the newest amenities and creature comforts – and each bathroom is outfitted with Gerber’s WaterSense certified Mid-Town faucets and tub and shower trim.
As an extension of the QuickDrain USA total shower solution, aimed to reimagine how drains should look and perform, the company recently launched its new SquareDrain point drain. Plumbing & Mechanical attended the virtual product launch event in April.