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JAN 2019

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Country heritage and character are reflected in DXV's Hillside Sink Collection. The luxury farm sink is available in a variety of sizes, with form-fitting sink racks and strainers included. The sink is offered in stainless steel, as well as fireclay in Canvas White, Oyster and Chenille Gray finishes. Circle No. 190 on Product Card Ventana is a 15" concrete bar and prep sink from Native Trails, fash- ioned by hand from the company's proprietary NativeStone, a light- weight blend of cement and jute fiber. This large, single-bowl kitchen sink provides two mounting options – installing as an apron front or undermount sink. Finishes include Ash, Slate and Pearl. Circle No. 184 on Product Card The Quarza kitchen sink from Kraus is crafted from 80% natural quartz granite composite to provide resistance to scratches, stains and impact. The surface is enhanced with UV protection to prevent fading, and features a sloped bot- tom. Single-bowl and double-bowl options are offered in Black, Grey, Brown and White. Circle No. 186 on Product Card Franke has launched its Crystal Collection, a sink and faucet line forged from an integration of stainless steel and glass. The sinks include a shatterproof panel in black or white glass or stainless steel that obscures the corner drain. The fau- cet is also available in black or white glass or stainless steel, with a metal spring hose and magnetic dock. Circle No. 185 on Product Card The GlacierStone PrepStation Sink from Nantucket Sinks features two versatile layers for mounting the cutting board, stainless steel colan- der and optional bottom grid. The NS-PS3020W, with its 30"x20" size and slim walls, gives the user extra space for prep work. GlacierStone is a PMMA that is non-porous and resists heat to over 500 degrees. Circle No. 189 on Product Card Luxury Black Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks from Rohl are designed and crafted in Northern Italy. Propri- etary insulating quiet coat technolo- gy reduces sound from splash back or pots and pans. The sink features zero-edge side walls and a rounded, bottom-edge radius, and is available in four sizes. Circle No. 187 on Product Card Waterworks has added four de- signs to its pull-down faucet collec- tion. Inspired by beer taps, On Tap is large in scale and handcrafted from solid brass. Its pull handle lets users control the flow of water, while a knob on the side dictates tempera- ture. OnTap includes a kitchen and bar faucet, wall-mounted pot filler and deck-mounted pot filler. Circle No. 183 on Product Card Sporting an industrial-inspired look, Moen's Align Spring faucet has a pull-down hose that docks securely, as well as a multi-function spray wand. MotionSense Wave technology makes for a hands-free experience. Power Clean technol- ogy provides greater spray power with minimum splash. Circle No. 188 on Product Card The stainless steel Swanhaus faucet from Whitehaus Collection features a flexible pull-down spray head that locks into place and features two spray modes – stream and spray. The faucet features a streamlined, elegant design, and has WaterSense, cUPC and lead- free compliant certifications. Circle No. 191 on Product Card The Metris Select HighArc Kitchen Faucet from Hansgrohe features Select technology, which allows hands-free operation by engaging the Select button with a push of the wrist, elbow, etc. Turning the lever handle sets the temperature and water volume, which can be preset. The pull-out head features a 150-degree swivel range. Circle No. 192 on Product Card "Homeowners are looking for ways to integrate technology into their kitchens, as smart products can help make tasks at the kitchen sink easi- er," notes Radic, pointing to Moen's MotionSense Wave technology, which turns water on with a simple wave. HIGH DURABILITY, EASY MAINTENANCE Performance demands aren't limited to the features a sink or faucet offers. Consumers also expect sinks and faucets to last, and they don't want to spend much time cleaning and maintaining them. "Customers are looking for sinks that withstand daily use and don't age quickly," Webster says. "Sinks are intended to have a long service life and customers are seeking sinks that will be extremely durable and withstand regular abrasions from pots and pans." This demand has consumers leaning away from easily scratched stainless steel sinks, and toward more durable materials such as quartz, he says. "Material technology makes the sink more durable and easy to maintain," adds Maicher, who believes consumers want materials that provide hygiene, durability and easy cleanability. "One other key aspect we are seeing is consumer interest in low-maintenance fixtures," says Khoury. "Consumers are asking what the maintenance requirements are before making purchases. They want a product that will stand the test of time." ▪ January 2019 • 59

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