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Everything you need to make informed decisions about showers, countertops, and the materials and processes that go into producing them.

Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes When Designing Your University Bathrooms

Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes When Designing Your University Bathrooms

University bathrooms are all just the same exact thing, right? A generic blueprint that’s been used in hundreds of facilities and serves the same purpose, equally as effective—or ineffective—as anyplace else. Of course, that’s certainly not the case. When designing or renovating the bathrooms at your university’s residence halls or dorms, it’s essential to avoid common mistakes, while appropriately planning for the future. Use this guide to get started. Continue reading “Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes When Designing Your University Bathrooms”

Fiberglass VS Solid Surface: Pick the Best for Long-Term Enjoyment

Fiberglass VS Solid Surface: Pick the Best for Long-Term Enjoyment

One of the most popular renovation projects for the home is a bathroom remodel, second only to a kitchen makeover. When it comes to the bathroom renovation, the shower area always gets a bit of TLC, yet in today’s market, shower base materials have been getting a lot of flak lately. Walk into your local Lowe’s or Home Depot, and you will be overwhelmed by fiberglass shower bases. Continue reading “Fiberglass VS Solid Surface: Pick the Best for Long-Term Enjoyment”

Tower is headed to the 54th ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

Tower is headed to the 54th ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

Tower Industries will be exhibiting at the 54th ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition, taking place in Indianapolis, IN August 6 – August 9, 2017. ASHE is a trusted national conference and exhibition for health care facility management and engineering professionals. More than 3,500 industry professionals attend ASHE to share perspectives on health care and gather on-site information on healthcare compliance, codes and standard updates, and emerging trends. Continue reading “Tower is headed to the 54th ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition”

Countertops in Bars, Restaurants, and Lounges

Countertops in Bars, Restaurants, and Lounges

Bars and restaurants in 2017 are increasingly realizing the benefits of installing unique, high-quality countertops. Why are beautiful countertops coming into fashion for restaurants, and how should you incorporate them into your establishment? In this blog, we answer those questions and more so that you too can take part in the new trend for style and substance in restaurant design. Continue reading “Countertops in Bars, Restaurants, and Lounges”

Tower Industries Unveils New Website

Tower Industries Unveils New Website

Tower Industries, Inc is pleased to announce the launch of its newly-redesigned website towersurfaces.com. Along with a more contemporary design, changes have been made to the site-wide navigation to help homeowners, designers and architects find the information they need faster. Continue reading “Tower Industries Unveils New Website”

Are Your Showers Accessible?

Are Your Showers Accessible?

Are the showers in your facility accessible? You may think they are, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind when designing for accessibility. If you don’t have the experience or a full checklist to evaluate and ensure compliance it’s easy to overlook a few essential details in shower accessibility. Learn more here about what it takes to have fully accessible showers. Continue reading “Are Your Showers Accessible?”

Quartz vs. Granite: Which One Comes Out on Top?

Quartz vs. Granite: Which One Comes Out on Top?

So maybe you’re at that point in your renovation where you’re considering materials for the all-important countertop. You’re browsing places like Pinterest and Houzz and asking friends on Facebook and Twitter. You keep hearing about two popular surfacing materials: natural stone (which people typically refer to as granite) and quartz. Problem is, you’re not sure what the difference is.

Don’t worry: I’m here clear things up.

Continue reading “Quartz vs. Granite: Which One Comes Out on Top?”

Worried About Shower Safety? Think Solid Surfaces.

Worried About Shower Safety? Think Solid Surfaces.

Picture this: you’ve just gotten in from a vigorous run or a game of tennis or a marathon gardening session in the backyard. You’re hot. You’re sweaty. You’re just itching to jump into the shower. You race to the bathroom, turn on the faucet, strip down, and step inside when WHAM! You slip. Luckily, you catch yourself, but just barely.

Sound familiar?

Continue reading “Worried About Shower Safety? Think Solid Surfaces.”