All Abode 4 in 1 steaming hot water taps, filters and boilers now have full WRAS approval, giving customers complete peace of mind across the entire range. As the UK standard against waste, misuse, undue consumption or contamination of the water supply, WRAS approval means that the company’s Pronteau and Proboil products comply with the necessary regulations for new build and refurbishment projects.
According to the company, the mixers also meet Part G building regulations which stipulate that 100⁰C should never be used in new build projects, and feature a patented child safe hotkey function.
Featuring integral lighting, a Bluetooth speaker, demisting capability, sensor control and shaver/toothbrush charging, Sensio Lighting has launched the Avalon mirror.
According to the company, the mirror is able to connect with mobile and smart home devices, allowing music or audio to be streamed through the Bluetooth speakers. And, whilst it’s a mains powered appliance, it is IP44 rated for safe use in zone 2 in the bathroom.
Positioned at the top end of the company’s growing portfolio of shower trays, Kinedo from Saniflo’s Kinestone gives a natural stone look, and is said to be lightweight and highly durable. At 30mm thick the tray is light enough to handle and install by one person and can even be cut to size on site if necessary. The textured surface is said to provide both comfort and safety underfoot and has “exceptional non-slip credentials”.
It is available in square and rectangular shapes with sizes between 800mm and 1800mm, making it suitable for the popular walk-in type showers used in modern bathrooms. The Kinestone is produced in six colours — white, grey, black, sable, anthracite and chocolate.
Hodgson Sealants has expanded its Silfix range for the professional applicator with the launch of U7, which has been produced in a stiffer, more viscous formulation. According to the company, the new launch is a sanitary, high modulus, acetoxy cure silicone sealant and adhesive. The adhesive is also anti-fungal, making it appropriate for sealing around baths, shower trays, basins and for other bathroom and kitchen applications.
The product is available in a 310ml cartridge in white and translucent options.
The Luna bathroom range features three WC Pans and Cisterns and four Basins. The WCs in the Luna suite are available as wall hung (H350 x W360 x D530mm) with concealed cistern, back-to-wall (H400 x W350 x D555mm) with concealed cistern and flush to wall (H830 x W355 x D665mm). Each option features soft close seats.
Two Luna basin sizes, 520 and 420mm, are also available as semi pedestal or full pedestal, and featuring the same ‘D-shape’ spacious basin. Like all ceramics from Hudson Reed, Luna comes with a five year guarantee.
To craft a countryside style, Keller has introduced the new model — Rustic Charm. According to the company, the model is ideal for creating L-shaped kitchens, and homeowners can mix up the Melamine shaker style doors by opting for real wood cabinetry for some units and pairing them with another of Keller’s five stains for the other door fronts.
Alternatively, the cabinetry is available nine colours from the Master Collection and 14 colours from the Comfort Collection.
Gloss Grey Mist
Nuie (the new name for the Roxor Group’s Premier Collection) has added a new finish — Gloss Grey Mist — to its Athena range of modular bathroom furniture. The finish takes the number of colour options in the Athena collection up to eight, including; Gloss White, Stone Grey, Driftwood, Natural Oak, Brown Grey Avola, Gloss Grey and Hacienda Black.
The company says the collection is very customisable, with a selection of cabinet designs, basin designs, soft close doors and draws, vanity cabinets and mirror units to choose from. Made in Britain in Roxor’s own manufacturing facility the range comes with a five year quality guarantee.
The Tampera Hot tap from Blanco UK contains a filter system which is said to ensure the water is purified prior to heating, so homeowners can have instant hot water for teas and coffees without the fear of limescale tainting the taste.
The BWT multi-stage filter is designed to improve the quality of the water and reduce contaminants. The water is then heated to 105°C which ensures bacteria and germs are thoroughly eliminated.
Rainshower SmartConnect 310
With digitalisation and wellness being key trends in bathroom design, Grohe claims to have combined the two in its new Rainshower SmartConnect 310 head shower. With flexible and accessible positioning, the wireless control enables users to select different spray patterns.
The shower is designed to work alongside existing shower thermostats without the need for complete refurbishment of the shower space, and installation is described as being quick and simple because the shower head can easily be mounted on existing shower extension arms.
Professional Brushed Copper Mixer Tap
Prima — the own-brand appliance label from distributor PJH — has introduced a new collection of kitchen taps under its premium, Prima+ sub-range, which claims to have functionality and design-led features similar to that of competitor brands, yet at a fraction of the cost. Included is the industrial-inspired Prima+ Professional Brushed Copper Mixer Tap (BPR 722).
The pro-style single lever kitchen tap requires a minimum water pressure of 0.5 bar whilst the model features a single flow and a matching brushed copper waste is also available. Overall height is 345mm and like all Prima kitchen taps, it includes a 10 year guarantee as standard.
Wholesaler Primaflow F&P has added the NoCalc water treatment and filtration system to its stock portfolio. The system is said to be eco-friendly, WRAS approved and can be installed in under an hour, making it a popular choice for merchants and their customers.
It is claimed that NoCalc requires no salt or electricity, does not create backwashing, and requires zero maintenance. Starter packs come complete with a universal, connector set and long-life cartridge, each of which treats up to 40,000 litres of water and lasts 12 months per person on average. The pack comes with an optional but discrete sound warning, acting as a reminder when the cartridge needs replacing.
Malmo Luxury Vinyl Tile collection
IDS has extended its flooring portfolio with 17 new additions to the Malmo Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) collection, now offering 52 designs in total. The designs all feature in a new brochure alongside lifestyle photography.
Malmo LVT claims to provide a stylish, easy fitting and high-performance flooring material that is suitable for a wide variety of domestic and commercial applications ranging from kitchens and bathrooms to hotels, retail units, offices, bars and restaurants. It has a warranty of up to 25 years for domestic use and 10 years for commercial applications and is available for 24-48-hour delivery from all IDS branches nationwide.