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Ease of use, low maintenance keys to bathroom design

Hands-free is the latest trend in public bathroom design. And it doesn’t apply only to those using the lavatories. In most cases, hands-free is exactly what hoteliers want when it comes to maintenance. In other words, the best equipment is of the low- to no-maintenance variety. “When it comes down to it, the owners want […]

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Confusion plagues faucet presentation

A good faucet at the right price, given the appropriate promotion, might not experience satisfactory sales if its presentation leaves much to be desired. Retailers should facilitate shopping for shoppers who oftentimes are confused and intimidated by the large selection of faucets. Informative merchandising in home centers should be promoted to hasten the consumer selection […]

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Turning the pressure on with automatic identification

Despite its name, going with the flow is not how Chicago Faucet became a leading manufacturer of industrial and residential plumbing products. By staying on top of new technology, the company transformed its cumbersome product identification process into an on-site, fully computerized labeling system for bar coding before it was mandated by distributors. Since 1901, […]

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With Touc[h.sub.2]O Technology, a touch is all it takes

Pilar pull-down kitchen faucet with patented Touc[h.sub.2]O Technology is inspired by the fusion of technology and nature. Pilar performs to fit today’s busy lifestyles while its transitional look coordinates with any decor. Designed for consumers who are looking for a smarter, cleaner and more efficient way to work in their kitchen, Pilar with Touc[h.sub.2]O Technology […]

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In the kitchen

More than ever, today’s kitchens are the centers of our homes, We gather with friends and family in these intimate spaces to enjoy culinary delights and partake in meaningful conversations. We feel a connection and sense of comfort in the kitchen environment that allows us to express ourselves naturally. In an effort to help you […]

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what is often forgotten is the study of human nature in the use of plumbing fixtures. (Plumbing Primer)

One the greatest researchers in this area of plumbing, Tom Konen, recently passed away. Tom was a research professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. One of Tom’s admired research projects is the queuing theory. “Queue” means to wait in line. Hence, the queuing theory is the study of human nature in the […]

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Faucet companies partner with Web sites

Both Grohe America, Delta Faucet Co. and Price Pfister have signed partnership agreements with online home-improvement service providers. Grohe America has signed a partnership agreement with, a provider of online design and visualization solutions for businesses and consumers. Grohe’s faucets will be available on the Web site,, where homeowners can point and […]

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