Sunday, September 5, 2010

Troubleshoot Leaking Delta Single Handle Faucet

My Bath Sink Single-Handle faucet leaks. This example is for a Delta Faucet Single Handle Bathroom Faucet.

Identify the area that is leaking. Then, find the solutions to that area below.

Note: The diagram below is a general representation of this faucet type showing common replacement parts. If you do not find the answer you need here, please use the Technical Document search to find maintenance instructions for your specific model.


A.  Leaks from under the handle:
  • Replace Ball Assembly (#1 in diagram — Repair part RP70 as shown for lever handles or RP212 for knob handles)
  • Replace Cam & Packing (#2 in diagram — Repair Kit RP61). For faucets purchased prior to 2007, please order RP1050 cap and RP61 cam and packing.
B.  Leaks from aerator:
  • Replace seats and springs (#3 in diagram — Repair part RP4993)
If leak persists:
  • Replace Ball Assembly (#1 in diagram — Repair part RP70 as shown for lever handles or RP212 for knob handles)
eFaucets is the largest online retailer of Delta Bathroom Faucets and stocks all Delta Faucets and Delta Faucet Replacement parts.

How To Remove Tub Drain Delta Faucet

How do I remove my Delta tub drain stopper for cleaning?

There are two types of tub drain stoppers - lift & turn and toe tap.
Lift and Turn

The lift & turn stopper for the bathtub unscrews counterclockwise while in the full up position.

Toe Tap
The toe tap stopper also unscrews counterclockwise while in the full up position. However, the cap may unscrew from the plunger assembly before the entire stopper comes out. In that case, there is a nut that will be exposed and can be used to unscrew the plunger assembly from the drain.
If either of these is "spinning" without unscrewing, the threads are stripped and you would need to exert upward pressure while unscrewing in hopes of uncoupling this from the bath waste. If that doesn't work you would have to unscrew the bath waste flange from the drain pipe.
This will require access under the tub.

This article was sponsored by our partner Delta Faucet.  eFaucets is the leading online faucet retailer of Delta Faucets and is an authorized Delta Faucet internet retailer.

Monday, August 30, 2010

CNN Money Features eFaucets For Online Remodeling


By Josh Garskof  August 27, 2010: 11:50 AM ET

(Money Magazine) -- Home improvement is one of the fastest-growing segments of e-commerce. But the consequences of a bad decision when it comes to finding a contractor or remodeling products online are far worse than buying the wrong paperback.

What if those rave reviews you read about a contractor are ringers posted by his daughter -- or if your supposedly in-stock sink order doesn't ship for two weeks, throwing off your entire work schedule?

Follow these tips to avoid glitches and get the most for your money.

To find a contractor: Sites that are driven by consumer ratings are your best bet. That's because you get to see what as many as hundreds of prior customers say about all the pros in your area.

Renovation wizard: Will your project pay off?

Just watch for sites with anonymous postings and ads that appear in search results that look like positive ratings. In the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles metro areas, or a few counties in New York, Connecticut, and Florida, check out, which compiles user comments into Zagat-like ratings.

Beyond those regions, a good alternative is, which charges $5 a month, and uses the credit card info to prevent anyone from creating more than one login in order to post multiple revews.

To vet a contractor: The next step is to talk to former clients and visit current and completed job sites. Sadly, there are no e-ternatives to doing this in person.

But there is one key step you can do online: a background check. Get a report about a contractor's licensing, bonding, insurance, bankruptcy, civil judgments, criminal background, liens, and credit rating for $13 at, run by the credit bureau Experian.

To order supplies

Sites run by home-improvement chains (such as and, boutique manufacturers (,, and specialty e-tailers (, offer bigger selections than local retailers do. But the main attraction is price: Discounts of 10% to 50% aren't uncommon.

Just keep in mind that if something goes wrong, those savings could turn into cost overruns. As with any online purchase, you run the risk of shipping damage or late deliveries, which can derail a project with multiple tradesmen working around one another's schedules.

So order online only if your contractor okays it and provides technical specs; you're far enough ahead of the installation date to make other arrangements if there's a problem; the site is an authorized dealer for the brands you're buying; and if possible, you've seen the product firsthand.

Otherwise, buy locally. It'll be easier to get matching items quickly if needed, and you'll avoid having to deal with a faraway call center if a problem arises.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

6 Reasons to Use Stainless Steel Sinks

Stainless Steel Sinks were once a mundane kitchen necessity for washing dishes and food preparation. Kitchen sinks have now evolved and manufactures are now turning kitchen sinks into attention getting features and packing them with lots of innovative added function. Now they have more shapes, styles, and functions than ever before. Shining stainless steel mounted beneath stunning granite is now the designer trend to make your kitchen shine.  A decade ago, Stainless Steel was deemed too commercial for upscale kitchens. Now stainless steel and professional is uquated to luxury and more beautiful than ever.

“A well-made stainless steel sink is the little black dress for your kitchen,” says Ken Fey, vice president at designer stainless steel sink maker Houzer Inc. “Stainless steel has transitioned from industrial applications like medical and food-service to residential use for very good reasons. Stainless steel offers exceptional hygienic and durability qualities, it ages gracefully and beautifully and it’s a ‘green’ building material.”

Stainless steel is again enjoying a place of honor in American kitchens. Here are six good reasons to use stainless steel for your new designer kitchen sink.

1. It’s ‘Green’

The trend towards “green” building and decor is still going strong, with more homeowners, builders and designers looking for materials and practices that will reduce a home’s environmental impact. Stainless steel fits the “green” bill because it is recyclable. And modern stainless steel sinks, like Houzer’s Novus Sink Series, are often made from recycled materials. In addition, stainless steel’s durability ensures years of use and beauty, minimizing the need to replace and discard older, worn out sinks – thereby keeping them out of the waste stream.

2. It Looks Great

Gleaming, clean-looking with elegant lines, stainless steel easily pairs well with a range of decorating styles – from modern to contemporary to country. Stainless steel sinks also develop character as they age. Scratches in your enamel or solid surface sink might spell the end for the fixture, but stainless steel develops a patina of small scratches over years of use, lending it a natural depth of character that can easily be cleaned and buffed to shine like new.

3. It’s Versatile

Versatility is as important as beauty in modern kitchen design, and new stainless steel sinks are more versatile than ever. With design options ranging from two- and three-bowl sinks and the ability to be mounted beneath countertops, to the capability of expanding a cook’s usable work space, stainless steel sinks afford wide adaptability. Extending countertop space is a popular feature, and sinks like Houzers Novus series meet the challenge with two sliding, removable platforms -- one with an integrated drainboard -- that are perfect for meal prep, staging and cleanup.

4. It’s Durable

Stainless steel is relatively light when compared to other sink materials, yet it offers strength and durability that ensure years of use when properly cared for. Modern styles achieve strength and a modern look without seams and mount well under the counter. Stainless is also easy to clean and naturally germ resistant.

5. It’s Budget Friendly

Whether you have the budget of a home improvement show or a more modest amount to spend on your kitchen renovation, you can find a stainless steel sink to fit your budget. It’s possible to find an affordable, modest stainless sink for a few hundred dollars. And designer sinks, like the Novus line, sell at prices that compete credibly with high-end designer sinks of more trendy materials.

6. It’s Timeless

Stainless steel lends itself to the classic clean lines of many contemporary kitchen designs, lifestyles and tastes. Once a stainless steel sink becomes the showpiece of a kitchen, its versatility and durability ensure that multiple owners will be able to use and enjoy it for many years.

The FaucetExpert recommeds Houzer Kitchen Sinks for the designer home. Why? Simply because it is a better sink for a great price. Houzer is more word of mouth among designers and they are not out there boldly spending all their money on advertising. The end result is that you get a better quality sink for the money compared to other more well advertised brands in home improvement stores. HOUZER understands that your kitchen is more than just another room. As the most vibrant and visible intersection of the modern home, it needs to be comfortable, functional, and versatile-as well as attractive and inviting. It's a personal setting that reflects your unique spirit and style.

More Houzer Sink Articles:
How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink
Houzer Sinks Shine off Designer Kitchens

Monday, July 12, 2010

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink

The kitchen is the undisputed center of the modern home. Today, it's where people gather to create a meal, share a story, and reconnect. A kitchen sink is a great reflection of your personal style in your new kitchen. Learn from our tips below to select the style that is right for you.

Your Kitchen Style
Is your kitchen traditional, contemporary, transitional or rustic? Before making a selection, determine the shape, size, design and features you want that will best suit your everyday needs and style of living. HOUZER sinks designs vary with each product family, you'll find one that's just right for your kitchen.

Stainless steel is by far the most popular choice in appliances and sinks for a number of reasons, including the ability to remain new-looking much longer than other materials. HOUZER sinks are exclusively crafted from premium T304 stainless steel, the optimial mix for strength, shine, and lasting beauty. With minimal care, your HOUZER sink will look new for a lifetime.

Installation Styles
Best for stone or solid surface tops, undermounts are mounted from the underside of the counter, leaving a zero-barrier counter surface to sweep scraps and crumbs into the sink. If your countertop is laminate with a pressed wood core, you will require a topmount sink; the sink's bowl drops into a hole in the countertop and rests on the perimeter. Topmounts can also be used in a solid surface applications as well. 

Number of bowls.
How will you be using your sink? A resident home-chef may desire multiple deep, large bowls to accomodate stock pots and roasting pans. If you will be simply rinsing dishes, a single bowl moderate depth will suffice. When in doubt, a large deep single bowl is the best choice.

Depth of Bowls
Deeper bowls in the 9" range will accomodate large pots and allow for defrosting activities with larger food items. Deeper bowls also mean less splashing of water when in use. Shallow bowls down to 5" are ideal for food preparation and will also accomodate larger food disposal units.

Prep Sink
A well-placed prep sink in a busy kitchen can definitley improve flow and efficiency and can also double as a bar-sink in other areas of the house. Prep sinks of various depthsand shapes can be found built-in to many HOUZER models or purchased separately for locations like a countertop island.

The FaucetExpert recommeds Houzer Kitchen Sinks for the designer home. Why? Simply because it is a better sink for a great price. Houzer is more word of mouth among designers and they are not out there boldly spending all their money on advertising. The end result is that you get a better quality sink for the money compared to other more well advertised brands in home improvement stores.  HOUZER understands that your kitchen is more than just another room. As the most vibrant and visible intersection of the modern home, it needs to be comfortable, functional, and versatile-as well as attractive and inviting. It's a personal setting that reflects your unique spirit and style.

You'll find a HOUZER sink to match any design theme you have in mind; country to classic, transitional to ultra-contemporary. With arresting designs and sculptural details, HOUZER sinks achieve a dazzling presence for your kitchen and are the prefect complement to professional-grade appliances set against today's rich palette of stone, quartz, and solid surface countertops.

Combining the highest quality materials and artisian's attention to detail, HOUZER sinks are painstakingly crafted to satisfy the sophisticated consumer who demands the very best. Every aesthetic detail is enhanced on every sink produced to provide lasting beauty and value to your home for years to come. For over three decades, HOUZER has been improving millions of kitchens across America and overseas, one sinks at a time. Sinks make your life in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable. 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Houzer Sinks Shine off Designer Kitchens

HOUZER is a unique manufacturer and high-performance vendor based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. With two warehouse shipping points in New Jersey and California, HOUZER supplies sinks and accessories to plumbing wholesalers and decorative showrooms nationwide.

HOUZER is the leading opportunity of any major brand name of premium stainless-steel sinks, unparalleled in its delivery of value and profitability.

Major Hospitality and Design-Build firms use HOUZER as their ‘go-to’ stainless steel sink line. With special bulk-nested packaging for job-site shipments, HOUZER eliminates unnecessary waste at the job site, employing state-of-the-art packaging to withstand the rigors of transit and job-site environments.

With so many offerings in the sector of stainless steel sinks, HOUZER stands out as a full-line, streamlined offering of popular sink sizes and designs.

Our unique distributor programs have injected a well needed infusion of consistent quality and profitability into a cumbersome, political and saturated product segment.
The HOUZER offering addresses all price points, thicknesses, and designs most used in the stainless steel sink sector. We’ve developed a series of proprietary features and benefits exclusive to the HOUZER brand.

Mega-Shield™ Insulation has HOUZER’s exclusive StoneGuard™ Undercoating applied over natural rubber pads on all four sides of the bowl, making them one of he quietest sinks available today.

SpecPlus™ Edges are found on most of our under mount models, which is a beveled edge on the outer rim, creating more structural strength and rigidity to the entire unit.

StoneGuard™ Sound Control is a specially-formulated undercoating of marble-powder which is first sprayed on, then baked, creating a superior noise-cancellation barrier for clanging dishes and silverware.
Most models are available either individually boxed for re-sale or bulk-nested pallets for job-site deliveries.

HOUZER individually boxed sinks are specifically cut and inserted to hold accessories like strainers in place.
With limited exceptions, HOUZER sinks come with a physical template, mounting clips, installation instructions and Care & Maintenance instructions.

Our website, also supports the Architectural and Design communities with printable downloads of all specification sheets and DXF software templates for CNC cutting machines.

HOUZER has been a Business-To-Business manufacturer for over thirty years, private-labeling for several well-known brands. HOUZER traded under the Enex brand name for over thirty years, until legally changing to HOUZER, Inc. in May of 2007.

In that time, we’ve produced millions of sinks, with current capacity over 500,000 units annually.

HOUZER understands that the kitchen is more than just another room. As the most vibrant and visible intersection of the home, it needs to be comfortable, functional and versatile, as well as attractive and inviting. Today’s consumers and professional designers have more competitive options than ever before, encompassing the features, benefits and prices of the products they choose.

Our Sinks are painstakingly crafted exclusively with premium-grade T-304 stainless steel, the optimal mix of nickel and chrome for durability and resilience.

Many models come with complimentary accessories, such as bottom grids and strainers. Every aesthetic detail is enhanced on every sink we produce to provide lasting beauty and value for years to come…all backed by our Limited Lifetime Warranty.

You'll find a HOUZER sink to match any design theme you have in mind; from country to classic, transitional
to ultra-contemporary. is the online leader of Faucets and Sinks and is the online leader in Houzer kitchen sinks. Click here for Houzer sink reviews from customers who have purchased the product and left comments on the product pages.  Product search results are also ranked by PowerReviews Click here for Top ranked Houzer Sinks Reviews.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Remodeling Your Bathroom - Where to Start?

The prospect of a new bathroom is enticing, but transforming your vision into reality requires some preparation. Following some simple but important guidelines will put you on the path toward realizing your dream.
Form Follows Function
Define who will be using the new bathroom and what their needs are. Guest baths and powder rooms need only the basic amenities, but a master bath deserves more. It should be an oasis, a luxurious retreat from the stresses and intrusions of daily life.

Set a Budget
To determine what you should spend, consider how long you plan to remain in your home. If it's 10 or more years, you can make a serious investment. Should financing be necessary, figure out how much additional monthly debt you can afford. Factor about 30 percent for labor costs, plus 10 percent of that to cover change orders or last-minute problems. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) provides a helpful online budgeting worksheet at

Picture It
How do you want your bathroom to look? Create an idea book with photographs from design magazines or product web sites, or take a mental inventory of bathrooms you have admired in other people's homes or even hotels. Manufacturer websites are a good source to find their products in room settings. A designer can help you with experience. In the end it is your bathroom so make sure it is what you are going to like.

Stay on Budget
Keep your financial homework close at hand and use it to track expenditures against budgeted amounts. You'll be less likely to authorize expensive change orders if you know you are within your spending limits.

Allow some flexibility. If you have your heart set on a deluxe spa tub, for instance, it may be worth forgoing real marble counter tops in order to balance your budget.

The Faucet Expert™ from eFaucets®.com recommends working with your contractor to install all the costly items out of your expertise such as rough plumbing, tile work, cabinets, and granite countertops. Shop online for all the Lighting Fixtures, Faucets and kitchen & bath accessories.

Select a Designer/Contractor
Ask friends and associates for references. Check the ratings/reviews section of online referral services such as ServiceMagic. Interview at least three professionals and show them your idea book before making a decision.

Ask Questions
Talk candidly with your designer about your budget, preferences and concerns. Contractors and designers should bear these in mind during the design process. Experienced professionals are equipped with an arsenal of techniques and strategies for satisfying champagne tastes, even on a beer budget.
If you aren't using a designer, ask your contractor to review your ideas before ordering fixtures and materials. Ask for feedback about how your design would impact the cost of installation.  For example, relocating plumbing fixtures costs both time and money.

Stay Involved
Keep on top of the project until it is complete. It's the best way to stay on track, under budget, and on top of any unexpected issues as they arise. Get any changes in writing up front to avoid hidden change orders. Work with your contractor every step of the way to ensure it is being done the way you desire. You dont want to change things after the work has been done.  Communication is key.  Always remember that the contractor is the one doing the manual labor.  You are still the boss, the client and the one that needs to be satisfied when the job is done. 

This article is sponsored by Jacuzzi. Bathtubs & Hot Tubs - Innovation! Jacuzzi® is the leading global manufacturer and distributor of bath products for the residential and commercial markets. Known world over for quality products and innovative technology, Jacuzzi launched an industry with the first self-contained jetted hot tub. Today, Jacuzzi offers luxury product lines of Jacuzzi bathtubs, walk in bathtubs, showers, sinks, and hot tubs for every style and budget. Backyard or bath, the Jacuzzi name stands for beauty, versatility, and excellence. is the leading online retailer of Jacuzzi Tubs and bath products.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Slipper Clawfoot Tub Buying Guide

The Slipper Clawfoot Tub features a contoured end that flares up behind the head position on the opposite side of the tub filler faucet side. The Slipper Tub style is more designer and luxurious which makes it a little more expensive then the standard flat clawfoot tub. The contoured end is perfect for supporting your head while you lay back and relax in a classic bubble bath. You can also find Double slipper clawfoot tubs which contour up on both sides of the tub. This adds style and is perfect for when two people want to share a romantice bath experience.  

Acrylic Clawfoot Tubs vs. Cast Iron Clawfoot Tubs
So many options to choose from.  Cast Iron tubs are the classic choice and die hard Victorian fans will settle for nothing less. However, cast iron tubs are pretty heavy and can on average weigh between 200 - 400 lbs. Add water and 1 person and you have a pretty heavy tub sitting on your bathroom floor.  You will want to review whether your floor can support it escpecially in an older multi-story residence.  Cast iron is also pretty expensive these days which makes these tubs range between $2,000 - $8,000 full retail. Acrylic clawfoot tubs are the new alternative solution to classic tubs.  The look the same but are much lighter and far cheaper to produce. Some are so light weight that one person can lift them and they may only start at a few hundred dollars.

The Faucet Expert recommends Elizabethen Classics as its top seller of Classic clawfoot Tubs. With Elizabethan Classics Bathtubs you'll find everything you need to complete the bath of your dreams. Classic cast iron clawfoot tubs, acrylic clawfoot tubs, bath faucets, Victorian-styled water closets, pedestal lavatories and console lavatories all inspired by the days when style was warm, comfortable and appealing with just a flourish of understated sophistication.

This elegant collection perfectly captures the charm of the past -- a more relaxed, slower -paced, romantic time. Elizabethan Classics Collection is as timeless in design as it is sound in function. Indulge yourself in the best of both worlds - beauty and luxury, with the convenience of modern day innovation.

Step into the simplicity of the past and feel your stress slip away as you enjoy the soothing calm of yesteryear....

Monday, May 17, 2010

Transform Your Bath Into A Home Spa

We all deserve a private place where we can relax in comfort, let go of tension, recharge our batteries and emerge refreshed and energized. Many busy homeowners are remodeling their bathrooms into a retreat where they can daydream, read, listen to music or socialize.

The latest in water retreats
If your ideal home spa isn't complete without a whirlpool bathtub, you can find one in virtually any shape, size and color. Amenities include such features as air flow adjustability, quiet motors, control panels, heated liners and even underwater lighting systems. The latest models are also equipped with adjustable jet systems that can target specific areas to soothe tight muscles and aching joints.

A popular alternative is the air bath, which uses millions of effervescent bubbles to create a delicate curtain of heated air that rises through the water. The result is a gentle, soothing experience, more of a caress than a massage. Unlike in standard whirlpools, salts and aromatic oils can be used in an air bath.

For the best of both worlds, choose a combination water retreat such as Jacuzzi's Salon Spa, which can deliver the therapeutic benefits of a whirlpool or the calming effects of an air bath.

Designer showers
Steam showers, too, have evolved into multi-faceted systems and have become a popular key element in transforming bathrooms into a complete spa.
Create the ultimate ambience
To transform a standard bathroom into a luxurious oasis, think beyond the water features. Design elements such as cabinetry, color, light, sound and your choice of flooring - slate, marble or natural tile, for example - also shape the spa experience. Accessories run from the merely functional (non-misting mirrors) to the indulgent: radiant heated floors, towel warming drawers, even a fireplace.
Now ask yourself: What really makes your mornings hum, your evenings purr? If you love starting your day with hot coffee or cold fruit juice, put in an instant hot water system or a mini-fridge. Want to get the latest headlines without retrieving the newspaper? Install a remote-control television like Jacuzzi's Lift It TV Lift System, which brings the set up from its cabinet whenever you want to watch the news.

For a perfect evening, put on a CD, pull out a bottle of chilled wine, and slip into a tension-relieving whirlpool bath. Or opt for a calming air bath enhanced with aromatic salts and chromotherapy, while surround sound adds another cushion of comfort as the cares and demands of workaday life float far, far away.

Jacuzzi® invented the Jacuzzi or whirlpool bathtub. Don't buy imitations other then the original brand. Jacuzzi bathtubs and Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tubs are the number one brand recommended by the Faucet Expert ™

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Jacuzzi Towel Warming Drawer

What could be more comforting then a warm, fluffy towel or cozy warm slippers waiting for you as you step out of the bath? Introducing the Jacuzzi Towel Warming Drawer. Bring Spa-like luxury home with Jacuzzi's stainless steel warming drawer that slips into standard cabinetry and warms up to two towels in minutes.  Or opt for the larger 42" version that accomodates up to 4 towels, or bathrobes and oversized bath sheets.

Available sizes:

24-inch model
Designed to fit a traditional cabinet
Cutout Dimensions : 21" L x 213/4"H x 193/4"D
Over all Dimensions : 223/4" L x 223/4"H x 193/4"D

42-inch model
Available for robes and larger bath towels
(ideal for custom applications).

Cutout Dimensions : 21" L x 393/4"H x 193/4"D
Over all Dimensions : 223/4" L x 415 / 8"H x 193/4"D

Two-hour automatic shutoff, stainless steel construction, Factory pre-set temperature, uniform movement of air, Dry fresh nice and fluffy towels at any time, prevent mildew from wet towels, Energy efficient, Maintenance free. Multiple uses - also warms slippers, robes, baby blanks, and quilts. A great place to dry delicates such as lingerie. 12 volt 15 amp, Double wall robust construction, Warms up to 120°F.

The Faucet Expert recommends Jacuzzi products from, the leading online retailer of Jacuzzi Tubs, Jacuzzi bathtubs and Jacuzzi Towel Warmers.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

World Imports Bathroom Vanities Add Charm

Add charm to your bathroom

Distinctly elegant single or double basin vanities in a variety of sizes and finishes from World Imports Vanities.  All vanities come with basin and storage.

The age old quest to bring the brilliance of light and purity of water into the home has taken many forms. World Imports’ full spectrum of styles and designs encompasses the beauty of French Country, the elegance of English manor, and the stylish modernity of the contemporary European

Add charm to your bathroom by simply changing your furniture. Choose from distinctly elegant single or double basin vanities in a variety of sizes and finishes. All vanities comes with basin, hardware and storage.

Faucets not included but available.

We recommend Belle Foret Faucets and Schon Faucets to complement World Imports Furniture and your Belle Foret Vanity.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Graff Faucets Eco Collection is Modern and Hip

Eco Collection – Contemporary Style That’s Easy to Navigate

Eliminate the ordinary and transform your bathroom into a hip ode to Modernism! Get a handle on the new Graff Eco Faucet Series – truly the pinnacle of modern style. A model of sleek, streamlined, contemporary architectural geometry, this faucet series embodies the spirit of a new age, embracing the past, present, and future. Offering a fresh, minimalist perspective, Graff’s striking focal point brings a hip sophistication to your bath and places you at the highest level of the style game., the online leader of faucets, has the Graff Eco Collection and the entire Graff line to suite all of your design needs for a cutting kitchen and bathroom. 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Graff Manhattan Faucet Collection is High Fashion

Manhattan Collection – High Tech Performance with High Fashion Design! 

Looking to make a minimalist fashion statement with your faucet? The strikingly streamlined geometric design of the Graff Manhattan faucet collection will put you on the “style express.” This clean-lined metro-urban design, with an aura of jazz and pizzazz, will introduce you to a new approach for your bath, creating a fresh look that is uniquely yours. Graff faucets is a leader in contemporary faucet designs.

eFaucets, the online leader of Faucets, has all your Graff needs to build out your kitchen and bath in cutting edge design and luxury.  

Riobel Faucets Edge Bathroom Collection

The Edge Collection from Riobel will very simply add a touch of refinement to your decor. The Riobel Edge collection includes an 8-inch centre faucet, a shower system, a bath faucet, and matching accessories. The items are available with cross or lever handles, as well as a chrome or brushed nickel PVD finish that guards against corrosion, scratches and tarnish.

Riobel backs all its immense efforts in producing perfect products with a limited lifetime guarantee on our chrome, brushed nickel (PVD), gold (PVD), night brushed (PVD) and polished nickel (PVD) finishes and parts, starting from the date of purchase and against any manufacturing defects. Other finishes are protected by a one-year limited guarantee.

Since you’re looking for quality products, you may already know that Riobel Faucets are certified CSA B125, a standard that guarantees the product’s mechanisms and the durability of its finish. All our lavatory and sink faucets meet the NSF 61 standard, which concerns water quality. Riobel provides optimum control over chemical contaminants and water impurities.

All Riobel products are offered in a variety of finishes to best match the styles of your rooms. The PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) process, a high-tech coating method used for surgical instruments, ensures that your fittings will retain the same striking beauty year after year, protected against tarnishing, discolouration, scratching and corrosion., the online leader of faucets, is the first online retailer in the United States to be able to offer the full line of Riobel products.  

Amba Sirio Towel Warmer Collection

Towel Warmers are multi-purpose in function and use. They can help you dry off, stay warm and save on laundry which makes them so popular everyone in your household will want to use the

Is your towel warmer out of space because your family keeps tossing towels all over them?

Amba Towel Warmers can help. The Sirio towel bar was made for just this, now towels can be evenly distributed leaving you more space on your towel rack to dry and warm your towels.

The Amba Sirio towel bar, designed for everyday use, comes in two sizes: 10” x 2.5” and 17” x 2.5”.

Available Finishes are polished and brushed stainless steel.

To learn more about Amba towel warmer applications including wall art read our article Towel Warmer Applications Include Wall Art. You will be surprised to learn all the ways a towel warmer can be used to improve the quality of your life, save you money and improve the design of your home. the online leader of faucets and accessories for the bathroom carries all Amba Towel Warmers and accessories at the best prices.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Throne for King of the Castle

If every man is king of his castle, then every king should have a throne.

The Dagobert toilet from Herbeau is truly a one-of-a-kind piece that instantly identifies the royalty of the home. Constructed of solid ash, the Dagobert was inspired by the last ruler of the French Merovingian dynasty (629-639).

Dagobert was a powerful king who ruled much of what is now Europe, and established Paris as the capital of his empire.

The Dagobert stands nearly 5-1/2 feet tall and comes with a full range of accessories in a number of handpainted Moustier Polychrome finishes to complement any decor. "Le Bon Roi Dagobert" (The Good King Dagobert) plays whenever the lid is raised, and a bell sounds when the flush pull is activated.

Herbeau's Dagobert is part of an exclusive collection of fixtures designed to make a statement. Noble homeowners can find the Dagobert at along with a full line of faucets and fixtures.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Grohe Thermostatic vs Pressure Balanced Valves

Grohtherm 2000 exposed thermostatic bath/shower mixer

Thermstats and pressure balance valves blend the hot and cold water supplies and control the water flow to the showerhead. Thermostatic valves are more expensive, however they offer a number of beneficial safety features in return for the additional cost.

For safety and comfort, a thermostat is an essential part of every shower. It allows you to pre-set a preferred water temperature and maintains it for the duration of your shower. 

A thermostat will adjust the water supply to the shower within the fraction of a second should there be a change in the temperature or pressure of the supplied water – for example, if someone were to flush a WC elsewhere in the home. A good thermostat will have a built-in safety feature to prevent the temperature for accidentally being raised above 38 degrees Celsius. Many also incorporate a diverter valve that allows you to switch between two shower outlets.

Grohtherm 3000 concealed thermostat

Pressure balance valves
Pressure balance vales work in the same way as basin faucets and can either be single control or dual control. They do not react to drops in water pressure or changes in temperature. 

GROHE Allure pressure balance valve trim

Digitally-controlled thermostats

The latest development in showering is the introduction of digital thermostats. These are operated by remote control – unlike a conventional thermostat, where the controls and the valve are connected to one another – allowing you to locate the thermostat wherever you choose. Individual user buttons allow you to pre-set your preferred water temperature and flow rate. Wireless technology ensures that there are no electrics in the shower area.
Diverter valves and volume controls

If you have more than one shower outlet (for example a hand shower and a shower head) you will need a diverter valve or volume control. This allows you to divert the water between the two outlets. If you have a third outlet you may also require a stop valve. 

The number of shower heads you can have working at once depends on both the water pressure and the volume of hot water available. Call 1-800-891-0896 to talk to the Faucet Experts at eFaucets for expert advice on Grohe Faucets and Grohe Shower Faucets

Grohe iPhone Shower Card Sharing Application

Now here is a faucet and shower company that embraces the internet and the power of the iPhone. This is an awesome shower card iPhone application from the best shower manufacturer in the business.  Grohe the inventor and trademark owner of the Rainshower®.

Send unique shower cards to your friends – wherever you are. Start the GROHEcard in your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and enjoy the perfect flow thanks to GROHE DreamSpray®. 

Use your finger to write a message or draw a picture in the steamed up shower cabin and send it to a friend.

To download the new GROHEcard please visit 

Saturday, February 27, 2010

How To Create The Perfect Shower

A great shower is the sum of many parts working together. From mixing the water to delivering it to the shower head, investing in quality components will transform your morning shower into an enjoyable and exhilarating experience. 
The essential components
First you will need a shower faucet (mixer valve) to mix the hot and cold water. Mixer valves are available with or without a thermostat and can be either concealed (built into the wall) or exposed.

Most head showers are used in combination with a concealed mixer. The water pipe containing the mixed water is concealed in the wall behind the tiling until it reaches the showerhead.

Hand showers can be used with either concealed or exposed mixers. You will require a shower hose and a riser bar or shower holder to attach the shower to the wall. A riser bar is the preferred choice if the hand shower is your only shower as it lets you adjust the height of the showerhead.

User requirements
Choose a handshower that offers a choice of different spray patterns. This allows each user to personalise their experience.

Riser bars are ideal for multi-generation households as the height of the shower can be altered to suit both children and adults.
Grohe Shower Faucets

Shower controls
Concealed mixers or thermostats give you the freedom to locate the shower controls wherever you choose. If you are planning a large walk-in shower then locate the controls close to the entrance, so that you can turn the shower on without getting hit by an initial rush of cold water.

The controls should be easy and intuitive to use. Look out for levers and handles which move smoothly with little effort.
When it comes to shower systems and shower faucets no one does it better the Grohe.  They are the king of the shower system and Rain Shower head.  The Faucet Expert recommends Grohe Shower Faucets and shower systems.  Grohe Faucets is also a leader in stylish kitchen and bath faucets.   

Friday, February 26, 2010

How to Plan an Efficient Kitchen Work Zone

The Grohe K4 collection of kitchen faucets

The kitchen is the central meeting point of every household. From breakfast to relaxing with friends, its design needs to meet the requirements of all of its users. Before you start, consider all the tasks and activities that you would like to use the space for and include an area for each of these.

Kitchen layout
Both the size and shape of your kitchen will help you to determine the best way to utilise the space. The principal activity zones: the sink, the cooker or hob and a preparation/serving area, should be laid out in a triangle and contained within an area that is uninterrupted by through traffic. This is often referred to as the work triangle and is the most efficient way to plan a kitchen, as it cuts down on time spent walking between these areas. It may be that you will need to re-locate some of the service points – e.g. water, electricity and waste pipes – within the space to create the best layout.

Locating the essentials
Ideally there should be an area of work surface, either side of the sink and hob. Freestanding range-style cookers give a semi-professional look. If you prefer built-in appliances, then consider locating a single or double oven in a tall unit as they are more convenient to use at this height. Remember that front-loading appliances, such as ovens and dishwashers, will require extra space in front of them for comfortable access. Locate this dishwasher adjacent to the sink, so that you can easily pre-rise dishes before loading the dishwasher.

Style and design
Consider the amount of storage space you will need for food, pans, tableware and small appliances. Locate wide pan drawers between the sink and the hob and allow adequate surface space for the kettle, toaster and other frequently used extras. Wall units often make a small kitchen appear smaller, so consider glass-fronted doors for a lighter feel, or combine them with open shelving. Tall pull-out larders are now popular and allow easy access to all their contents. Mid-height and full-height units can be used to house a built-in appliance as well as provide extra storage space.

Kitchen dining
Open-plan kitchen/dining areas are now a popular choice. If you have the space, include an island or peninsular unit to separate the work zone from the dining area. Here, choosing a different worktop material will add interest and help to define the two areas. This is also a good place to locate a breakfast bar for informal dining and a second sink.

For great kitchen faucets that will set the style for you kitchen and home, we recommend Grohe Kitchen Faucets.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Choosing a Shower Spray Pattern

Rainshower® hand shower

For maximum flexibility, choose a shower that offers a choice of spray patterns. Today’s hand showers are sophisticated pieces of engineering. They offer a selection of sensations, enabling each user to select their preferred pattern to suit their mood or the time of day.

Rain spray
Rain showerheads feature a generous number of shower nozzles creating a wide and delicate pattern to soothe the skin.

Champagne Spray
Enriched with air bubbles, Champagne patterns are soft and luxurious – ideal for a relaxing shower.

Pure Spray
A Pure pattern is simply a wide stream of water delivered from the centre of the showerhead.

Jet Spray
By reducing the number of nozzles used, the pressure of the water is increased. An intense spray for targeting areas.

Massage-Pulsating Spray
The therapeutic of this pulsating pattern will relax and soothe the body and mind. 

Normal Spray
This all-encompassing spray is a great all-rounder and the perfect way to freshen up.

When it comes to showers there is no one better in the business then Grohe. The Rainshower® was made popular and trademarked by Grohe.  We believe that Grohe shower faucets are the superior of the industry.