Product Extra: Kitchen and Bath Spotlight

From affordable to upscale, new products from Cambria, Canyon Creek Cabinetry, Danze, Elkay, Everpure, Hansgrohe, Gaggenau, Guardian, Kaldewei, and KWC.

Kaldewei. New to North America, the maker’s shower trays are available in 43 models across the Superplan, Superplan XXL, and Duschplan collections, including XXL sizes between 29.5 - by 31.5 inches and 70.9 and 39.4 inches. The steel enamel shower trays offer an easy-to-clean surface with less susceptibility to bacteria and surface contamination than tiled shower floors, the maker says. Shower trays in the Superplan XXL range take universal design principles into account, combining good looks with freedom of movement through barrier-free installation. 317.774.3226.

KWC. The Purismo sink collection now includes a double-bowl sink that incorporates sleek design elements with generous bowl dimensions. The sink measures 8 inches deep, and features a minimal 15mm radius for easy accessibility to corners that are often hard to clean. Other sinks in the Purismo collection measure between 7 and 9 inches deep. Constructed of 16-gauge chrominum/nickel stainless steel, the hand-welded, hand-finished sink is available in undermount or apron-front styles. 678.334.2121.

Hansgrohe. Blending clean surfaces and soft curves with traditional design elements, the Talis C faucets for lavatories, bidets, and tubs offer classic elegance for the bathroom. All lav faucets in the collection incorporate EcoRight technology to limit flow rates to 1.35 or 1.5 gallons per minute – a 30% to 40% savings over other faucets, the maker says. The Talis C collection is designed to complement the maker’s Raindance C showerheads, handshowers, and bodysprays for a coordinated look throughout the bath. Available finishes include chrome, brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, and rubbed bronze. 800.334.0455.

Cambria. An dramatic group of 16 new colors has been added to the maker’s palette of quartz stone countertops. Ten of the new colors will be included in the Quarry Collection, including Aragon with warm creams and caramels, red berries, and gray vining; and Blackwood, a rich black with subtle caramel fossils and blue pearls. Six new Desert Collection colors round out the new line, and include blue-gray Devon, similar to natural concrete; Minai, a rich black with mirror chips; and creamy sandstone Cuddington. 866.226.2742.

Gaggenau. New DF 260/261 24-inch power dishwashers clean even the heaviest loads in less than an hour, the maker says. The Power Boost option runs a full wash and dry cycle in 59 minutes for quick turnaround of clean dishes. An Intense Wash setting works well for mized loads, and six additional programs include an Extra-Dry setting that removes all water particles from hard-to-dry plastic food containers. The Energy Star-certified dishwashers feature technology that sense soil levels and then optimizes water temperature and quantity, wash cycle length, and amount of detergent used from an automatic dispenser. The dishwasher’s middle basket adjusts to 3 different heights to accommodate large pots and pans. A third basket handles cutlery, espresso cups, and small plates, or can be removed completely. 877.424.2236.

Elkay. Molded using finely ground quartz and virgin acrylic resins, sinks made of new Quartech material feature the look and feel of smooth stone. The easy-to-clean material is impregnated with an anti-microbial agent to create a hygienic work surface. All Quartech sinks feature the maker’s Work Bench platform, designed to act as a safe landing place for hot or heavy pots and pans, or as an alternative work surface. In double-bowl sinks, the Work bench sits between the bowls, and is lower and wider than a typical sink partition. In single bowl models, the added work space is located on the side of the bowl. In addition to being scratch- and stain-resistant, Quartech material is also heat-resistant to 550 degrees. Four through-color options are available. 630.572.3192.

Everpure. Designed specifically to work with bathroom faucets, the SPA-400 Drinking Water Filtration system reduces unwatnted impurities including lead, cysts, mold, chlorine taste and odor, and oxidized sulfides from drinking water, while retaining healthful minerals. Small enough to fit discretely beneath bathroom sinks, the SPA-400 delivers water at a consistent 2.2 gallon-per-minute flow. 800.323.7873.

Guardian Industries. The maker’s patented ShowerGuard technology is now available in an acid-etched substrate called ShowerGuard SatinDeco. Combining low maintenance with a soft-diffused privacy glass, ShowerGuard protection is factory-applied, and will no wear off like spray- or wipe-on glass treatments, the maker says. ShowerGuard SatinDeco is available in 10mm and 12mm on Guardian clear float glass, and is backed by a 10-year consumer warranty.

Danze. Combining the aesthetics of traditional round and rectangular fixtures, the Circtangular Collection of bath furniture now includes 24-inch-wide vanities and mirrors, perfect for powder rooms or compact bathrooms. The 24-inch pedestal basin can be mounted on the Circtangular pedestal or on a 24-inch vanity. Choose from the loft-inspried Brulee style with a wenge finish, or the Knightsbridge with architectural column details and a mahogany finish. Both wood species are FSC-certified. 888.328.2383.

Canyon Creek Cabinet Company. Create custom storage solutions with the maker’s new Closets Plus program. Designed for outfitting closets, pantries, mudrooms, and many other spaces, Closets Plus uses a suspension rail system for easy installation and offers nearly 50 pre-configured design modules. The modules install between vertical panels to create finished looks. Panels and adjustable shelves are available in eight thermofoil colors and five wood stains, with matching door and drawer fronts. Accents such as crown moulding, valances, columns, and decorative hardware can dress up an installation. A broad selection of accessories includes tilt- or pull-out hampers, angled shoe shelves, a swivel ironing board, and a mirror. 800.228.1830.

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