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Architects, Designers & Specifiers

The First Anti-Ligature Drain Cover Exclusively for Solid Surface Showers

The First Anti-Ligature Drain Cover Exclusively for Solid Surface Showers

During the ASHE PDC Conference in Nashville, TN, we announced the launch of the first anti-ligature drain cover made exclusively for solid surface showers.  When planning the construction of a bathroom for patients suffering from mental illness, it is essential in the design process to eliminate points where a cord, rope, or bed sheet can be looped or tied to a fixture to create a point of ligature, which may result in self-harm or in extreme cases, loss of life.  Tower Industries’ patent-pending design accomplishes these goals and more. Continue reading “The First Anti-Ligature Drain Cover Exclusively for Solid Surface Showers”

College Dorm Bathrooms Play Important Role in Selection Process

College Dorm Bathrooms Play Important Role in Selection Process

For students looking at prospective schools, campus life is a big deal. Most college students spend their freshman and sophomore years living in residence halls, if not all four years. Naturally, it makes sense that the quality of student housing weighs on the choice of colleges. Prospective students expect to be shown around campus, and it can be somewhat embarrassing to show off the heavily worn residence halls and student housing buildings. Continue reading “College Dorm Bathrooms Play Important Role in Selection Process”

The Ultimate Solid Surface Shower Cleaning Guide

The Ultimate Solid Surface Shower Cleaning Guide

Solid surface showers are simple to clean and maintain. You don’t have to put in any backbreaking work like you would with fiberglass and other less sturdy materials. Here are 3 steps to keeping your solid surface shower clean: Continue reading “The Ultimate Solid Surface Shower Cleaning Guide”

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

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

Spoiler Alert: Quartz isn’t better than granite, but granite isn’t better than quartz, either. That’s like asking whether red or white wine are better.  Like the best wines, it all comes down to personal taste, and what you are pairing it with. Quartz is the more resilient of the two, but some kitchens don’t look right without the unique colors and flow of granite.  While we won’t be able to tell you which one is right for you, we can definitely help you get closer to making the right choice. Continue reading “Quartz vs. Granite: Which One Comes Out on Top?”

Comparing Quartz to Solid Surface Countertops: Knowing the Differences

Comparing Quartz to Solid Surface Countertops: Knowing the Differences

When it comes to remodeling your kitchen or creating a custom kitchen, three of the top projects in this space involve the floors, cabinets, and countertops. Selecting the best countertop not only provides you with the right amount of space for prepping meals, but it also gives you a beautiful, functional surface that can withstand daily wear-and-tear while lasting for decades. Continue reading “Comparing Quartz to Solid Surface Countertops: Knowing the Differences”

Upgrade to the Custom Luxury Shower You Have Always Wanted

Upgrade to the Custom Luxury Shower You Have Always Wanted

Is your shower everything that you have always wanted? Are you looking for a bigger space so you can have a separate bath and shower area?

For some homeowners, their ordinary shower just isn’t providing them with a pleasing experience. You may want to transform your shower area into a luxury bathing place with body spray jets and rainfall shower heads. Also, you may simply be thinking about making it more convenient for all members of the family with a shower bench, recessed lighting, shower bars and storage areas. Continue reading “Upgrade to the Custom Luxury Shower You Have Always Wanted”