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Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970 and has grown in popularity from an environmental movement that only hippies cared about to a global movement to save and clean up the Earth. Trees are planted, parks cleaned up, green is made “cool” for one specific day. Citizens of the world give up time and energy to help make the Earth a little more beautiful.
Hangrohe is a product that is offered at Plumbtile that not only offers green products but has also made green manufacturing plants to help the environment. Founded and based in Germany, the environmental standards for this company are extremely stringent. Earth Day is something that should be celebrated daily, what a better way than ensuring that products used in your home and office are manufactured green and help to reduce waste.
Want to find a cost efficient way to go green in your house? Install a Duravit low flow toilet to minimize the amount of water wasted when using the bathroom. In the 1980s, Duravit had already harmonized the geometry of the body of the toilet with the flushing volume and reduced the amount of water consumed by its toilets to six liters as opposed to the nine or more liters that were standard at the time. Thanks to ongoing research and development, Duravit is today able to offer toilets that flush hygienically using just six, four and a half or even less water (see Dual Flush). At international level, Duravit offers toilets that also flush efficiently with a low flushing volume and that carry the “EPA WaterSense High Efficiency Flushing” label.
Who says that luxury and green can’t go together?? Graff products are not only ergonomically efficient but bring luxury and class to your home. Choosing green products does not mean giving up style. Style can be found and used in the best ways, by saving the Earth and meeting all of your design standards!
American Standard is another great company really thinking about the environment. Save money and more than 33,000 gallons a year simply by installing water efficient American Standard toilets, showers and faucets. American Standard is a proud recipient of the WaterSense® Partner of the Year Award for 2012 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Their commitment is to pioneer water-saving solutions and educating people across the country about protecting the earth’s water source. American Standard WaterSense certified products offers water savings of 20 percent or more. You can conserve water without sacrificing style or performance.
Celebrate this Earth Day by doing something great for the Environment. Chose a product that will help to bring style to your home and reduce waste in the process. Visit Plumbtile and shop for your favorite green products.
Dissatisfied with not having adequate storage in your small bathroom? Not happy with the dark lighting? Or just tired of feeling claustrophobic? Then it is time to create a functional and delightful bath even if it is small.
Creating an illusion that your bathroom is bigger starts with factors such as bathroom fixtures, colors, lighting, storage and accessories. You can make a splash with a few minor alterations.
Bathroom fixtures: One way to give your small bathroom room is to go with a wall-mounted washbasin with a wooden shelf underneath to hold supplies, and a towel bar. Or a petite vanity style sinks with a single drawer and a place where you can have baskets underneath to hold bathroom content. Even wall mounted toilets, can give you the extra space needed in your tiny bathroom. These compact commode tanks is hidden inside the 2×6 stud wall, allowing for 9 inches of extra space in the center of the room. Or get space in a small square bath by positioning the vanity sink in a corner.
Storage for your bathroom items: To store bathroom items without taking up much space is to install floor to ceiling cabinets, or built-in cabinets using open shelves, closed doors or both. Also the use of medicine cabinets for additional storage is a great way to store your essentials that can eliminate shelves or cabinet spaces.
Illumination : Use a glass shower wall or door to eliminate the visual barrier of a shower curtain or doors giving your compact bathroom look and feel more roomier. Other tricks you can do that will give a bigger impression is to use lighting around large bathroom mirrors illuminating any reflection. Mirrors reflect the style and substance of any room.
Lighting it up: Make your small bathroom light up! Using shower lights , wall mounted lights to overhead hanging lights will bring functionality and brightness to any size bathrooms. Also add skylights to bring in natural light if a window is not present in your bathroom.
Tile it right: Create attention by setting focal points in compact spaces. Using glass tiles or marble mosaic tiles can create a shimmering backdrop behind sinks, Create a colorful pattern or use rich tones to add warmth and create balance. Make an illusion of a higher ceiling. Wood moldings,wallpaper borders, and tile designs placed where the walls and ceiling meet will also provide a splash of color and help naturally draw the eye upward.
Making a big splash in your tiny bath by treating it with chic fixtures and alluring finishes. Look to colorful fabrics like glass or mosaic tiles, updated fixtures with space saving ones, and storage spaces to help your tiny bath bubble with greatness.
In the recent years, green designs have become more popular, not only for buildings, but also for clothes, accessories, houses and even specific areas in people’s homes. Bathrooms, being one of the logical areas of the house to save energy, in this case water, has become one of the more popular places to go green.
Green design has also evolved in the recent years. While before putting a dual-flush toilet was enough to make your bathroom eco-friendly, now you can make every inch of your bathroom energy-efficient and not harm the environment at the same time. They need not be boring too. At Plumbtile, the leader in all things bathroom and kitchen design related products, we have a wide array of green products from tubs, showers, faucets, and even tiles that are that are made from renewable resources that have none to minimal impact on our environment. offers contemporary and traditional kitchen and bath designs from the finest brands worldwide. Leading the decorative marketplace since 1978, we provide bathroom & kitchen fixtures, designer hardware, tile & stone products that reflect elegance, luxury, quality & functionality. To know more about these products and brands or advice on how to GO GREEN, call 1-866-758-6284.
The start of 2013 marks another year of green design trends for the bathroom.
- Organic – The past years’ trends concentrated more on functionality. This year, design is going back to the organic sensibilities, using nature-inspired shapes and more renewable or recyclable materials.
- Color – Use of eco-friendly splashes of paint or renewable resourced tiles and accessories will be the trend. All these in bright colors.
- Spa-like – Now more homes will feel more like spas than the usual family bath.
Let’s GO GREEN in 2013!
PlumbTile features the largest collection of premium brand names including Alno, Jado, Hansgrohe, Herbeau, Phylrich, California Faucets, KWC, Newport Brass, Toto, Ginger, Americh & Zuma Tubs, Hastings, Sugatsune, Classic Brass & more.
The toilet is a convenience that people generally take for granted. Roughly 40 percent in the world’s population don’t have adequate sterilization facilities ultimately causing over 1.5 million deaths yearly – generally from children below 5. American Standard Brands, the parent company of JADO/Porcher, took up the task with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop the sustainable strategy to the problem associated with inadequate sterilization. Through funds awarded in April 2012, engineers from American Standard will develop and test the low-cost, safe, as well as easy-to-install toilet system that can improve water conditions associated with developing countries. American Standard is committed to making a change in the world, through toilets.
American Standard has stood for quality and innovation and is in 3 out of 5 homes throughout America. They have a diverse selection of bath tubs, from old fashioned Slipper soaking tubs to modern Air Baths. PlumbTile has a comprehensive collection of American Standard products. If you are unable to find an item you want, you can go to the Product & Price Information Request page.
At PlumbTile, bathtub shopping is effortless. They are renowned for offering the finest name brands and consumer-friendly bathtubs. Make sure to ask our bath agents about extra costs and discounts. Signing up to receive their newsletter is an awesome decision. You will get sales previews, instant rebates, and exclusive discounts. (more…)
Buying a bathtub may seem easy. It may seem a no-brainer- just pick a color, choose the size, and shape, and you’ll be walking out the store with a designer bathtub. Stop, this should not be the case. Know what you are looking for before making that purchase. At PlumbTile, an online Bath and Tile Design Showroom, you will be presented with a variety of products that will go well with your bathroom requirements. The site will help you consider different options, and not limit you to just the shape or color of tubs.
If you are purchasing a replacement or doing a bath remodel it is best to leave the bathtub in its original position. With a big fixture such as a bathtub, the location is vital. Where you put the tub will dictate the type of tub to purchase.
Types of bathtubs
PlumbTile offers many types of bathtubs. There’s the freestanding tub, which can be a fantastic statement piece in any bathroom. They have modern designs ranging from this sleek 71” Freestanding Rounded Bathtub to this slightly larger 74” Freestanding Tub.
You may also choose to purchase a recessed bathtub which is commonly distributed by companies like Kohl. They have awesome tub products. If you are looking for a Highbridge cast iron bath (with enameled apron), you can visit PlumbTile and purchase this extraordinary product.
Other types of bathtubs you can choose from- the drop-in, which is supported by a frame like this Victoria Albert-Antibes Cont Undrmnt, or the corner tub which is triangular in shape and may fit more than one bather such as this 6′ Corner Soaking Tub With Aria Elite from MTI -Horizon Falls.
The Dry Run
You don’t have to soak yourself in an actual tub before you purchase it. If you are doubtful about online descriptions, call PlumbTile. Ask the agent how each bathtub fits the curve of the body. Also, ask if your water heater can fill the tub.
Consider all these factors before your bathtub purchase. Or just call 1-866-758-6284, all agents at PlumbTile will be able to assist you.
Avoid taking an actual bath when you’re buying a tub! It is best to know what you’re looking for before pulling out your wallet.