Top 100 Products of 2016: Baths

Products from American Standard, Best Bath, Delta, Grohe, Kohler, Laticrete, MTI Baths, Noble Co., Panasonic, Saniflo, Schluter Shower Systems, Tile Redi, and Whirlpool

August 03, 2016

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American Standard / Cleaner Toilet

With VorMax flushing technology, American Standard has reinvented the flush toilet, the company says. Rather than using the traditional small holes around the bowl’s rim to carry water during a flush, VorMax delivers one powerful jet to scrub the entire bowl clean using just 1.28 gallons of water per flush. The CleanCurve Rim omits the rim overhang and holes inside the bowl where dirt can accumulate, and EverClean antimicrobial finish adds to the clean experience. Available in four styles, including Optum, shown here.

Best Bath / Composite Shower

Best Bath Systems’ composite shower features 90-degree corners with sleek subway tile using the company’s SnapJoint system, which is covered by Best Bath’s 30-year warranty. The composite construction incorporates a durable gelcoat for a high-end finish and full plywood backing for improved strength. A range of models provides options for colors, custom tile inset locations, tile wall patterns, and accessories. The showers can be specified with a variety of features and paired with Best Bath’s line of shower pans. No. 806.

Ventilation Fan

The Delta BreezSignature ventilation fan series features a brushless DC motor, enhanced airflow, a sound level of less than 0.3 sones, and an LED indicator light so users know the fan is running. Available with adjustable humidity and speed controls, motion-sensing capabilities, and a delay timer. 

Multi-Sensory Shower

Grohes F-Digital Deluxe is a multisensory shower meant to stimulate the senses and transform a bathroom into an indulgent space for total relaxation. One touch creates a personal spa-like environment with different light settings, steam control, and choice of music. As with Grohe’s other products in the F-series, the F-digital Deluxe modules can be installed to the homeowner’s personal preferences or added to an existing system. 

Nightlight Toilet Seat

Kohler’s Cachet and Reveal seat models feature a nightlight option. The light, housed in the hinge, is bright enough for users to see without having to turn on overhead lights and runs on a seven-hour timer, so it can be on throughout the night and turned off during the day. Kohler’s Grip-Tight Q3 features are included on the seat for quiet operation and easy cleaning.

Shower System

The Hydro Ban product line from Laticrete features everything contractors need to install custom showers, including backerboard, sheet membrane, and pre-sloped shower pans, benches, and shelves. Constructed of lightweight high-density polystyrene, the preformed elements feature a code-approved waterproof coating ready to accept tile. 

Wall-Mounted Sink

When efficient use of space is a priority, MTI Baths’ ultra-compact Wall-Mounted Vanity Sinks, made from the company’s Engineered Solid Stone, save space by integrating sink, vanity, and storage. Two sizes are available, with space on the vanity top for faucet mounting. Bowl placement may be specified right or left, or to allow more surface area for wall-mounted faucets. 

Linear Drain

Noble Co.’s Freestyle Linear Drain allows for uninterrupted use of large-format tile, a single-slope shower base, and versatility of drain location. Made from one piece of seamless plastic (PVC or ABS), the drains feature a membrane-clamping mechanism that ensures a watertight connection to the waterproofing membrane. Drains are available in six lengths and styles. 

Recessed Light Fan

The Energy Star-certified Panasonic WhisperRecessed LED Light Fan features a recessed LED light and quiet operation. The 80-cfm fan exhausts indoor pollutants, allergens, and moisture while its adjustable LED bulb’s positioning and lamp regression minimize glare. The fan’s built-in damper prevents backdraft.

Macerating Pump

Saniflo’s bathroom system can be installed up to 15 feet below the sewer line and up to 150 feet from a soil stack. Capable of handling the effluent from a toilet, sink, bathtub, and shower, the unit requires just four connections.

Shower System

The Schluter Systems shower system can be installed over any surface because it eliminates the need for mortar. Available in a variety of sizes and shower configurations, the systems form a fully bonded, watertight assembly. The liner is placed into the thinset and, once bonded and cured, is rock-hard. 

Shower Pan & Drain

Tile Redi has introduced the Redi Trench Center, a one-piece ready-to-tile shower pan with an integrated linear trench and trench drain. The Redi Trench Center offers a choice of either a tileable or non-tileable drain top. 

Ventless Dryer

The high-efficiency electric ventless 7.3-cubic-foot Whirlpool HybridCare Heat Pump Dryer uses a refrigeration system to dry and recycle the warm, moist air produced during the drying cycle. The technology reduces energy consumption, using up to 73 percent less energy with its Eco Dry setting while drying loads within normal dry times, Whirlpool says. Because the Energy Star–certified dryer doesn’t require a wall vent, there are more installation options. 

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