Posts Tagged ‘bathroom’

TOTO Presents Industry’s First Ultra High-Efficiency One-Gallon Per Flush Toilet with State-of-the-Art Double Cyclone Flushing System

May 18, 2012

 

TOTO introduces 1G – the Industry’s first one gallon per flush (gpf) ultra high-efficiency toilet that offers the company’s state-of-the art Double Cyclone flushing system. The new gravity-fed, two-piece 1G Double Cyclone marries flawless performance and exceptional bowl cleansing action to ultra high-efficiency water-savings, creating a clean, green flushing system that saves money, water, and time. Aimes Freestanding Bathtub Like a cyclone in nature, the Double Cyclone flushing system harnesses the power of water and gravity to create a powerful 1.0 gpf flush engine that maximizes cleaning action as it spins away waste. Double Cyclone features: Two nozzles (instead of rim holes) that use water more efficiently for better rim and bowl cleansing, resulting in less trapped matter and bacteria, which results in less time needed to clean the toilet. A proprietary dual-nozzle water propulsion system that enables more water to be directed to the siphon for a powerful flush that clears the bowl first time, every time. 1G’s bowl and concave rim are coated with SanaGloss, TOTO’s nano-technology glaze that seals its porcelain with an ionized barrier, creating a super-slippery, non-porous surface that repels the matter and bacteria. In short, when protected by SanaGloss, the water that cleanses the 1G’s bowl and rim as the toilet flushes is all that is needed to remove stains, residue, scaling, and lime buildup. Invisible organisms, including bacteria and molds, also are eliminated. Consumers will need fewer harsh detergents, which are expensive and harmful to the environment. The Universal Height 1G Double Cyclone is 17” from base to seat, TOTO’s ergonomic, comfortable height design that facilitates rising from a sitting to standing position and makes this aesthetically-pleasing two-piece toilet ADA-compliant. About TOTO – TOTO is the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales. To date, TOTO has produced more than 60 million plumbing fixtures. TOTO USA is headquarters for the Americas Division of the TOTO Global Group, which was established in 1917 with the founding of TOTO, Ltd., in Kitakyushu, Japan. Today, this international company maintains 23,500 employees in 69 offices around the world and owns manufacturing facilities in Japan, Mexico, the USA, China and Europe with an affiliated network of more than 80 production facilities worldwide. With over 1,500 engineers on staff and three centers devoted solely to research and development, TOTO is the undisputed global leader in product innovation, precision engineering, high design, and sustainability in products that are designed to meet people’s real world needs. Exemplified in the company’s philosophy – People First Innovation — TOTO offers consumers elegant luxury products that save money and water without sacrificing an ounce of performance and the peace of mind that comes from knowing they purchased a brand that sets the standard for world-class performance, enduring quality, and reliability. Winner of numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions, TOTO is the only plumbing manufacturer honored as Water Efficiency Leader by the Environmental Protection Agency. TOTO continues to raise industry standards and consumer expectations as to what is possible in the bath space, as it connects people with water in ways that enrich the flow of their daily lives.

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New No-Tools Toilet from American Standard is Fastest and Easiest to Install

March 26, 2012

New No-Tools Toilet from American Standard is Fastest and Easiest to Install. Powerful and efficient, the Cadet 3 Ovation elongated toilet is exclusively available at The Home Depot. The easiest bathroom remodel you’ll ever tackle starts with the new no-tools, high-efficiency Cadet® 3 Ovation™ toilet. A do-it-yourselfer’s dream, the sleek one-piece Cadet 3 Ovation from American Standard doesn’t require sawing off long bolts, nor a wrench to tighten bolts. No getting caught short, mid-installation, without the right tools, either. Everything you need is right in the box. Now available at The Home Depot, in select locations. “Even someone who has never installed a toilet can install a high performance, great flushing American Standard® toilet with confidence,” said James Walsh, vice president and general manager, fixtures. Designed to fit elongated comfort in the space of a round seat toilet, the Cadet 3 Ovation features the EverClean® Slow Close Seat, which eliminates the loud slamming of standard toilet seats. Both the Cadet 3 Ovation toilet and seat feature the American Standard permanent EverClean surface. A time-saver for cleaning, EverClean inhibits the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria on the surface, which means your toilet will stay cleaner longer. The Cadet 3 Ovation is available in a 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) WaterSense® certified high efficiency model, which uses 20 percent less water than 1.6 gpf standard toilets without sacrificing flusperformance. The toilet has also been independently rated to flush 1,000 grams of solid waste in the Maximum Performance (MaP) test, an independent report of toilet bulk removal performance, for a powerful flushing experience every time. Available exclusively at The Home Depot, the new Cadet 3 Ovation elongated toilet is available in a one-piece Tall Height™ model with a limited lifetime warranty on chinaware, 5-year warranty on all mechanical parts, and 1-year warranty on the toilet seat. Tall Height designs meet all ADA requirements for accessibility.

ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD BRANDS – American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen as well as decorative panels. The company currently offers total project solutions for residential and commercial customers; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under well known and respected brands, such as American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane Plumbing®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative Panels International®. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners.

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MTV’s “The Real World” Taps TOTO

October 1, 2011

TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales, has announced that it has installed a branded luxury spa bath suite on “The Real World,” created for MTV by Jonathan Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim-Murray Productions.  Enjoying its 26th season with the return to San Diego after a 10-year hiatus, the popular, long-running series premiered on the September 28th. “We have enjoyed a successful partnership with MTV for several years now,” said David Krakoff, Senior Vice-President, Sales Division.  ”Throughout its 25 seasons, ‘The Real World’ has been one of the network’s highest-rated shows, attracting a diverse audience from Millennials to GenXers, who are now first time homeowners looking for high-design premium plumbing products with which to remodel their bathrooms.” Located in upscale La Jolla‘s oceanfront Bird Rock neighborhood — widely considered the Beverly Hills of San Diego — this year’s two story, eight bedroom house features a large set living room, dining area with floor-to-ceiling glass, pool and patio overlooking the ocean, and tennis court on the top deck. For “The Real World” house’s luxury spa bath, MTV selected TOTO products for their innovation, water efficiency, trend-setting design, and extraordinary performance.  For the vanities of this chic, sophisticated space, the company installed its high-design Luminist Lighted Round Vessel Lavatories and elegant En Single Lever High-Efficiency Faucets.  In the toilet rooms, TOTO put in its Aquia Dual Flush High-Efficiency Toilets equipped with Washlet S300 personal cleansing systems.  In the showers, TOTO installed high-efficiency Upton Shower Systems with 0.8 gallons per minute GyroSteam High-Efficiency Body Sprays, which provide whole body drenching with their unique water technology that encases individuals in warm water as if they were in a bath.  Upton accessories completed the design.  To round out the luxury space, after consultation with MTV, TOTO provided branded bathrobes, bath linens, waste bins, personal effects caddies, and beach towels.  About – MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand.  With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom, one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. About – TOTO USA www.totousa.com is headquarters for the Americas Division of the TOTO Global Group, which was established in 1917 with the founding of TOTO, Ltd., in Kitakyushu, Japan.  TOTO is the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales.  To date, TOTO has produced more than 60 million plumbing fixtures.  Today, this international company maintains 23,500 employees in 69 offices around the world and owns manufacturing facilities in Japan, Mexico, the USA, China and Europe with an affiliated network of more than 80 production facilities worldwide.  With over 1,500 engineers on staff and three centers devoted solely to research and development, TOTO is the undisputed global leader in product innovation, precision engineering, high design, and sustainability in products that are designed to meet people’s real world needs.  Exemplified in the company’s philosophy — People First Innovation — TOTO offers consumers elegant luxury products that save money and water without sacrificing an ounce of performance and the peace of mind that comes from knowing they purchased a brand that sets the standard for world-class performance, enduring quality, and reliability.  Winner of numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions, TOTO is the only plumbing manufacturer honored as Water Efficiency Leader by the Environmental Protection Agency.  TOTO continues to raise industry standards and consumer expectations as to what is possible in the bath space, as it connects people with water in ways that enrich the flow of their daily lives.

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American Standard Expands Dual Flush Toilet Offerings with Sleek New Luxury Performance Styles

August 11, 2011

American Standard Expands Dual Flush Toilet Offerings with Sleek New Luxury Performance Styles. Saving water in luxurious comfort and style is easier than ever with the new Boulevard® and Studio®dual flush toilets from American Standard. These luxury performance (LXP) toilets offer users the choice between a standard 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) for solids or a reduced 1.1 gpf for liquids, meeting WaterSense®criteria for using 20 percent less water than standard models while offering superior flushing performance. Design matched to complement the rest of the bold, Bauhaus-inspired fixtures in the complete Boulevard Collection, this dual flush toilet is a one-piece, elongated Right Height® model. The Studio models — elongated and round front, both in the Right Height configuration — boast a clean, modern look achieved with the simple geometry reflected in their matching collection of bathroom fixtures and furnishings. Using the innovative, siphonic-action PowerWash® technology from American Standard, these two LXP toilets offer optimum performance that ensures both a powerful flush and superior bowl cleaning, every time. Both the Boulevard and Studio dual flush toilets have been independently rated to flush as much as 1,000 grams of solid waste —the highest possible score in the Maximum Performance (MaP) test, an independent report of toilet bulk removal performance. Maintaining the attractive looks of these new dual flush toilets is a breeze with the EverClean®permanent finish that inhibits the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the surface. Moreover, with no hard-to-clean curves, the smooth-sided concealed-trapway design is not only beautiful, but easier to maintain. These toilets include a top-mounting slow-close toilet seat and cover, with an easy lift-off feature for simple removal and reattachment for cleaning. The two-button chrome actuator on top of the tank allows the choice of the appropriate flush. American Standard Studio Concealed Dual Flush Elongated Toilet – Install Video http://2a1.us/196  ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD BRANDS American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen as well as decorative panels. The company currently offers total project solutions for residential and commercial customers; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under well known and respected brands, such as American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane®, Eljer®, Fiat®and Decorative Panels International®. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.americanstandard.com.

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Cheap Toilet Lids Replace Tornado Destruction

July 9, 2011

The Great American Dream shattered when your guest broke the toilet tank lid cover. You worked hard all your life, made prudent investments and now part of your biggest investment, your home, is now broken. Typically, we expect to see a toilet tank lid on the toilet when we visit our bathroom. The saga of the toilet lid often goes unnoticed when we take the toilet lid for granted, we expect to see it proudly sitting on our toilet tank to complete the traditional wholesome look of our toilet. Unprotected toilet water tanks with no lid are a serious hazard for both safety and health. Rough broken tank lid edges can cut one, the curious kitten may decide to take a swim and drown, the old hair dryer and water shock, someone with little fingers may tinker with the exposed flush parts and you may have the River Jordan greet you when you return from vacation and the list goes on. Your house guests trashed your home including the toilet tank lid top cover besides eating you out of house and home. Just when you thought you would have to replace your existing toilet because the toilet lid broke you discovered Cheap Toilet Lids www.cheaptoiletlids.com which can spare you the expense of professional installation and buying another toilet just because the toilet tank lid cover top has been broken. Many will say the butler done it, but you say it was your house guest’s friend being nasty, others tell the story of a toilet bowel off the casino gaming floor at Resorts International in Atlantic City, NJ. The odds are good of finding a genuine American Standard, Kohler or other major brand factory replacement toilet tank lid cover, Cheap Toilet Lids claim 50,000 to one to have the plumbing part you need. Suzie Jackson of Cheap Toilet Lids in a recent interview related the story of a customer who ripped thru Resorts International Hotel and Casino Atlantic City public bathroom like a tornado destruction destroying every thing in the bathroom including the toilet lid. Water was everyone, flowing onto the casino gaming floor, people thought the ocean had overflowed, there were a couple of slip and falls, lost revenue from the areas having to be closed and more money spent to repair the water damage, the end of the story was when the customer walked away like nothing happened. The moral of the story is to have staff know where the water shut off valves are located. In the case of another client, Jackson reports Cheap Toilet Lids has repeat customers in a toilet lid of the month club where popular toilet lid inventory is stocked and ready for immediate shipment to the motel or condo who can not rent a unit because a toilet tank lid has been broken or is missing. Jackson noted behind every broken or missing toilet tank lid there is always a good story and while you have the toilet tank lid removed drop some food color in the tank let it sit a few hours and if the color makes it to the bowl you have a small leak which can be costing more money; often the cost of replacing a tank lid can be offset by repairing a faulty toilet valve which will save water and sewage costs. When you order the toilet tank lid from Cheap Toilet Lids you may also include plumbing parts and devices to save money which makes a story with a happy ending.

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KOHLER LAUNCHES ITS MOST ADVANCED TOILET YET: NUMI

April 28, 2011

The art of seeking the very best that life has to offer is reaching new heights. Kohler Co. – a global leader in kitchen and bath design and technology – has upped the ante of maintaining a sophisticated lifestyle with the debut of the KOHLER Numi toilet with bidet functionality. With Numi’s standards of excellence and performance, high levels of personal technology and forward-looking design, this WaterSense and CALGreen-certified “smart toilet” is truly the ultimate flushing experience. New “smart toilet” is the ultimate marriage of advanced design and technology – The Kohler Numi Toilet. Take Comfort. Take Control. Introducing Numi, Kohler’s most advanced toilet. The Numi toilet combines unmatched design, technology and engineering to bring you the finest in personal comfort and cleansing. From its striking form and features to its unrivaled water efficiency, the Numi toilet marks a new standard of excellence in the bathroom. Beautiful, Inside and Out every inch of space was considered to create a compact, streamlined and modern form that doesn’t compromise functionality. Motion Activated Lid and Seat front sensors react to your movement when you enter the room for hands-free opening and closing of the cover. Motion at the floor-level engages sensors to raise and lower seat. Advanced Bidet Functionality self-cleaning wand features multiple options for water spray pattern. Adjust wand position, water pressure and temperature to your preferences. Integrated Air Dryer located in the wand for more efficient drying. Deodorizer air is pulled through a powerful deodorizing charcoal filter. Heated Seat warms the seat to your comfort level. For male users, a motion sensor is activated by foot and causes the seat to rise and then lower when you’re away. Feet Warming warm air from floor-level vents, heats the floor surface and warms your feet. Warm air from floor-level vents, heats the floor surface and warms your feet.  Illuminated Panels ambient lighting illuminates your space with a soft, inviting glow. Music built-in speakers allow you to play a selection from the Numi toilet’s pre-programmed audio, FM radio or to connect your MP3 player through the audio input jack in the remote docking station. Touch Screen Remote fine tune every option to your personal preference. Magnetic Docking Station charges and stores the remote. User Presets Easily customize and recall your saved preferences. Numi Flush Technology. A sophisticated, automatic flush system delivers unprecedented water savings and power. Auxiliary Controls allows you to control basic functionality without use of the remote. WaterSense℠ labeled toilet uses at least 20% less water than standard 1.6-gallon toilets while still meeting strict flushing performance guidelines. Numi is a celebration of the most technologically inspired experience in personal convenience. Adopting legendary architect Mies van der Rohe’s “Less is more” mantra, the Kohler design team took a minimalist approach to Numi’s creation, arranging complex technological functions internally within a limited space, all while presenting extreme simplicity externally. The result: a figment of beauty and geometry with high attention to detail, featuring a series of intersecting planes. Following Kohler’s successful 2005 launch of the Purist Hatbox toilet, whose tankless silhouette redefined the bathroom category, Numi breaks the mold with its entirely new visual and technical language. Its design reflects a furniture aesthetic, creating an original toilet profile. A distinctive, pared-down vision blended with personal technology will impress the most technologically-savvy user while the interface provides an easy-to-use experience for just about any member of the family. “It’s truly an innovative product that makes a bold design statement,” says Jim Lewis, Kohler’s Vice President of Marketing. “We envisioned a toilet that creates a category in a caliber of its own. Numi packs technology into a compact toilet and is controlled by an advanced and intuitive interface. It’s an astounding example of modern industrial design where form and function go hand in hand.” The KOHLER Numi toilet carries a 3-year limited warranty. For more information on Kohler Numi, visit www.plumbingsupply.me – Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, tile and home interiors, and an international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

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Splish-Splash: American Standard Puts the Fun Back in Bathing

April 22, 2011

Kids everywhere will soon be clamoring for a chance to bathe in the super-cool line of children’s FunBath™ tub conversions from American Standard. Even the most bathing-averse children will be reaching for the soap when their bathrooms are transformed by the award-winning FunBath. This bath conversion kit fits over an existing standard 60-inch bathtub to make bath time safer, more comfortable and even uses less water. Easy installation gives parents the freedom to bathe their children in comfort, while eliminating common bathroom hazards such as slips and falls, as well as injuries to parents caused by stooping and lifting little ones over a traditional bathtub. Recognized for its innovative design with the People’s Choice Award when the kit was previewed at the 2010 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the FunBath collection is a perfect solution for bathing small children, from toddlers up to age 5. “Until now, child baths were little more than no frills plastic tubs designed primarily for infants without thought of toddlers or preschoolers,” says Rob Buete, vice president and general manager of the American Standard® Safety Tubs division. “This conversion transforms a standard tub into a breathtaking children’s bath that will be enjoyed for many years.” The kid-friendly acrylic tub deck fits atop a strong powder-coated aluminum frame that is concealed by a decorative apron front. Parents can decorate the FunBath with removable wall decals from RoomMates®, featuring popular children’s characters: Little Mermaid, SpongeBob SquarePants, Elmo, and Lightning McQueen. In addition, both a fire truck, and princess castle front are available for the FunBath. The reduced tub volume saves thousands of gallons of water annually. The unit comes complete with an adjustable aluminum frame that resists rust and corrosion, padded anchors to protect the existing tub, and a chrome hand-shower with an integral on/off switch that ties into existing plumbing. There are no plumbing additions required because the FunBath ties into existing plumbing with little effort and can be removed without damage to the existing tub. For more information on the FunBath or other innovative bathing products from American Standard, visit www.SupplyPlumbing.com – ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD BRANDS – American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen as well as decorative panels. The company currently offers total project solutions for residential and commercial customers; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under well known and respected brands, such as American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative Panels International®. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners. – SpongeBob SquarePants, © 2011 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International, Inc. Little Mermaid, © Disney – Elmo, TM/© 2011 Sesame Workshop – Lightning McQueen, © Disney/Pixar

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American Standard Is First “No-Tools” Toilet for Easy Installation

April 22, 2011

Simple-to-Install High Efficiency Toilet Yields Space, Water and Time Savings. The new SAVER™ toilets from American Standard are marvels of engineering, designed to be installed with simple hand-tightening. No wrenches needed to tighten nuts, no sawing-off long bolts, and no getting caught short mid-installation without the right tools. Everything needed to install a SAVER toilet with seat is right in the box, including simple, illustrative step-by-step instructions that even a novice can understand. “Even someone who has never installed a toilet can install a high performance, great flushing American Standard® toilet with confidence,” said James Walsh, vice president and general manager, consumer fixtures. Available in both one- and two-piece models, the SAVER fits elongated comfort into a standard space, allowing small bathrooms to offer full-size comfort. SAVER toilets have the American Standard EverClean®  permanent surface that inhibits the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the surface. The SAVER is available in a 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf)WaterSense®-certified high efficiency model, which uses 20 percent less water than standard toilets without sacrificing flushing performance. For more information on the American Standard SAVER toilet series, visit www.americanstandard.com or  www.supplyplumbing.com – ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD BRANDS – American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen as well as decorative panels. The company currently offers total project solutions for residential and commercial customers; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under well known and respected brands, such as American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative Panels International®. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners. WaterSense® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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IBS 2011: Luxury Fixtures from Porcher Solutions™ Collection Bring Ease and Flexibility of a Modular System to Modern Bathroom

January 15, 2011

During the recent International Builders Show 2011 American Standard Brands announced Luxury Fixtures from the Porcher Solutions™ Collection Bring the Ease and Flexibility of a Modular System to the Modern Bathroom. Infinite Design Possibilities Offered with High-Style, Mix-and-Match Products. Creating a unique and stylish contemporary bathroom just became effortless with the introduction of the Porcher Solutions™ Collection, a dazzling group of modular fixtures and furnishings that can be mixed or matched in an endless array of sophisticated configurations. The comprehensive collection includes pedestal, wall-mounted, and countertop lavatories; floor-standing and wall-mounted toilets; floor-standing and wall-mounted vanities and cabinets; and even a mirror. Each piece has a unique style, yet is designed to coordinate with every other piece for a beautifully integrated bathroom aesthetic. And because the collection is a modular system, it all fits and functions together perfectly. Created with the designer and style-savvy homeowner in mind, the collection is a single source that offers infinite bathroom solutions. The Porcher Solutions Collection is also highly versatile. Fixtures and furnishings can be configured and combined in so many ways, and are available in such an array of sizes, finishes, and installation options, that the collection is just as suitable for small, tight spaces like powder rooms, as it is for the most expansive master bathroom. The Corner Pedestal Lavatory, for example, fits comfortably in the smallest powder room, while the 24-inch Rectangle Lavatory is available for wall, pedestal, or countertop mounting, making it appropriate for most sizes of bathroom. The Porcher Solutions Collection features superior materials and finishes. Lavatories are the highest quality fire clay, and toilets are vitreous china. Cabinets and vanities feature premium hardwood construction, selected veneers, cast-metal pulls, and seven-step hand-applied finishes. The collection’s high-style good looks — European elegance infused with modern restraint — are never achieved at the expense of performance. The sleek One-Piece Compact Elongated Toilet, for instance, includes the EverClean® permanent glaze that inhibits stain and odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the surface. In addition to offering the comfort of elongated styling yet efficiently occupying the small space of a round front model, the One-Piece is available in a 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) model, as well as an environmentally friendly 1.28 gpf high efficiency model. Also in the collection is a wall-mounted Dual Flush Toilet, which allows the choice of 1.6 or 0.8 gpf and features a Geberit in-wall tank system for the ultimate in space-saving design.  For more information about the Porcher Solutions Collection and other Porcher luxury bath products, please visit www.porcher-us.com or call 800-359-3261. ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD BRANDS –  American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen as well as decorative panels. The company currently offers total project solutions for residential and commercial customers; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under well known and respected brands, such as American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative Panels International®. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.americanstandard.com.

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Silence Is Golden with the New Eco-Friendly, EcoSilent™ Whirlpools from American Standard

August 11, 2010

Silence Is Golden with the New Eco-Friendly, EcoSilent™ Whirlpools from American Standard. Luxury never sounded so good as with the new EcoSilent™ Whirlpool System, which cuts noise levels by 50 percent while using 45 percent less energy than the previous generation of whirlpool systems. The latest addition to American Standard Brands’ Luxury Series of whirlpools, air baths and combo-massage systems, EcoSilent is available on all acrylic models and includes these key features: •  Quiet operation: The new EcoSilent whirlpool pump and motor have been integrated into a single unit, which all but eliminates the noise and vibration found in conventional whirlpools. “The hushed tranquility and warm massage in an EcoSilent whirlpool will aid in relaxing the bather after a tough work day,” explains Barry Jacobs, product manager, bathing. •  Reduced energy consumption: The EcoSilent pump and inline heater work together to provide powerful, yet relaxing hydrotherapy, maintaining the desired bath-water temperature while cutting energy consumption virtually in half. The pump and motor are water-cooled, which eliminates the need for external ventilation and also transfers the motor’s heat into the whirlpool water, helping to keep it warm. “The EcoSilent inline heater will operate only three minutes during a 20-minute bath,” says Jacobs, “while a conventional whirlpool heater will be on almost the entire time.” •  Stays cleaner longer:  All EcoSilent whirlpools feature the exclusive EverClean® whirlpool circulation system from American Standard, which helps whirlpools stay cleaner, longer. A safe, patented silver-ion antimicrobial agent molded directly into the EcoSilent piping, so EverClean is always working, inhibiting the growth of mold, mildew, algae and fungus on the pipes. American Standard offers two other types of whirlpool systems: EverCleanAir Bath: This popular system, introduced earlier this year, uses thousands of warm air bubbles to pamper the bather. Recent upgrades include perfectly smooth air jets located on the inside perimeter of the tub and a double-intensity lumbar back massage. A variable speed blower, a built-in heater, and optional chromatherapeutic in-bath LED lighting complete the EverClean Air Bath package. EcoSilent Combo Massage:  This system combines the new EcoSilent Whirlpool System and the EverClean Air Bath System with chromatherapy LED lighting and factory-installed inline whirlpool heater. “Offering total rejuvenation, relaxation and renewal, the EcoSilent Combo Massage options deliver the ultimate spa vacation for consumers, right in their own homes,” says Jacobs. In addition, American Standard is the only manufacturer to offer a Lifetime Limited Warranty that includes free, in-home service for all covered items on every Luxury Series whirlpool and air bath for the life of the product. For more information on American Standard whirlpool, air baths and combo-massage systems, including warranties, visit www.americanstandard.com, or call (800) 899-2614. ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD BRANDS – American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality kitchen and bath products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other related products. The company currently serves both the residential and commercial markets; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under the American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane®, Eljer® and Fiat® brands. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners.
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