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Quick Drain USA Training

Accessible shorter or wheelchair showerThis Friday, October 26, 2012, we will have the Quick Drain trailer in our front parking lot. This will be a hands-on opportunity for tile setters and plumbers to understand the intricacies of setting these drains. Homeowners and remodelers are welcome to explore this beautiful option for your shower. Please visit us! The trailer and the experts will be at our store from 10-1 AND WE WILL HAVE FOOD!!

 

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Portable Shower for Handicap Access

“I recently had surgery and cannot use my existing bathroom” said the voice on the other end of the line. Until now, situations like this would require sponge baths or a bathroom remodel. We now have a new product on display that allows individuals to shower in their bedroom/living room/kitchen! This product by Shower Bay sets up in about 10 minutes anywhere in your house. With a garden hose attached to a sink faucet, an individual in a wheelchair can roll into the shower, close the doors and shower. There is a holding tank for the shower water that can then be pumped out into a sink after the shower is finished. Amazing freedom for those who cannot otherwise enjoy a warm shower in their existing bathroom!

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Wall Mount Bathroom

Clean Clean Clean! I want my bathroom to be easy to clean. Consider designing a wall-mounted bathroom

Your cabinets can be wall-mounted. They allow for a more open feeling in the bathroom with easier cleaning since you can sweep or mop right under them. And did you know you could quickly, easily and INEXPENSIVELY add LED lighting on the underside of the wall-mount cabinets providing additional ambient/safety lighting?

Keuco Wall Mount Cabinet

Keuco
Wall Mount Vanity

Take note of the division between shower and cabinet with the top portion of the divider being glass and the thin bottom portion being tile.

What?!! You’re afraid of wall-mount cabinets? You kids will hang on them and surely pull them off of the wall? Did you realize that your kitchen cabinets are wall hung? The same ones that have been storing your heavy dishes and glassware for years? YUP! When installed correctly, wall-mount cabinets are NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT!

The toilet can be wall-mounted, too! Surprise! When I visited Germany and Switzerland last year, I did not encounter ONE floor-mounted toilet. In all of those old hotels and in those new modern restaurants, in the airport and in the clubs, every toilet was wall-mounted. That’s because they save space and they can hold up to 800 POUNDS!! If you weigh more than 800 lbs, it’s likely you’re not using the wall-mounted toilet anyway.

I like how they had fun with tile/wood here

This is a great example of a Wet Room which I will discuss in the near future

More Pluses: they’re easier to clean under and they are height adjustable at the time of installation from about 17” to 22” – so short and tall homeowners can dictate how tall their toilet should be. The standard, chair height toilet with the seat is about 17” off the floor. And most of them are dual-flush offering you more opportunities to save water. Even if you’re on a well, it’s still good to save water, right?

Feel free to come in and discuss some of these easy to clean design ideas. We have lots of products to satisfy this objective!

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