Bathrooms are part of everyday life, so it stands to reason that there are some amazing innovations going on in the bathroom sphere currently. Infolink looks into some of the latest and greatest products to be developed to bring the bathroom into the 21st Century.
Collaboration between CSIRO and New Zealand company Felton has developed the Oxijet shower nozzle which uses up to 50% less water, while maintaining the sensation of full pressure. Distributed by Nekeema Australia , the shower nozzle uses the flow energy to draw air into the water stream, making the water droplets hollow and expanding the volume of the shower stream to provide an enjoyable shower. It can be fitted to most existing showerheads.
Dyson has recently introduced the Airblade Tap hand dryers, which incorporate both washing and drying hands all at the bathroom sink. Infrared sensors detect motion and turn the tap on. Once hands have been washed and drying is requested, the integrated circuitry activates the motor creating two high velocity sheets of air on the tap’s branches. Hands are wash and dried quickly, and hygienically.
Stormtech ’s range of slimline lineal bathroom grates and drains offer an indoor drainage solution which blends with modern bathroom design. The stainless steel grates allow large format tiles to be used without cross cuts. Greater efficiency in draining is achieved with the grates as its narrow profile allows for high capacity drainage.
A new bathroom ventilation solution from Sampford IXL connects directly into the building's central ventilation system The Tastic Neo Commercial is a three-in-one heat, ventilation and light solution ideal for use in residential apartments, hotels, workplaces, hostels and nursing homes.
RBA Group ’s new hands-free sensor taps are designed to provide an hygienic no-touch solution at all public restrooms. The most water-efficient tap on the market has earned a six star rating at 1.7 litres per minute.
Accent International introduced the lever tapware with ceramic disc technology, which ensures a smooth, fine adjustment of water flow. The Malmo, Geo Viva and Intamix Geo Via were all designed and manufactured in Australia. They have a three star WELS rating as standard, but do come in four and six stars as well. Taps are suitable for both domestic and commercial applications and have matching showers available in all ranges.
Caroma ’s state-of-the-art bathroom collection has been designed by internationally acclaimed designer Marc Newson. The Marc Newson Collection sets a new standard in affordable luxury and offers the best in bathroom design. In the 22-piece collection, form and function are delivered with baths, mixer taps, showers, concealed toilet suites, basins and urinals. All pieces are made from high quality materials and patented engineering.
In-wall toilet cisterns are the latest trend and Geberit ’s Sigma series is the slimmest model yet. The cistern with the Duofix frame is slim enough to fit between 500mm studs in a wall cavity of 75mm. In-wall cisterns save space, provide modern look for the bathroom and require little service if any. All Geberit cisterns are backed up with a 10 year warranty on the frame and cistern and 25 year spare parts supply guarantee.
Just Bathroomware offers many designer products for bathrooms; its latest offering is the customisation service for Hansgrohe and Axor tapware and showers with special order colours and personal monogram. Bathrooms can be personalised with initials, crests or company logos.
Uridan Waterless Urinals are the leading waterless urinal brand in Australia and distributed by Watersave Australia . Businesses save millions of litres of water every year due to the innovative and eco-friendly design. The urinals require no water for flushing and are available in either ceramic or fibreglass. Optional privacy screens are designed to follow the lines of the single bowl urinal, while providing a bit of extra privacy for users.