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 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?”
If you’re like many business owners, then you take great care and feel an immense amount of pride in the way your business and your brand is displayed to the world. Every product or service provided speaks to who you are, as does every advertisement or piece of marketing. This can also include your office space itself, especially the conference or meeting room, where important deals are closed, contracts are signed, and hands are shaken.
The material chosen for shower surfaces has a significant impact on a wide range of things, ranging from the initial cost of installation to the amount (and cost) of maintenance needed to keep it in good condition, and even the lifespan you can expect from the material. There are quite a few options out there, but we will limit this discussion to fiberglass, tile and Solid Surface.
As you begin planning for your next kitchen or bathroom build or remodel, there are many factors that play a role in the project, such as design, labor, timing, and budget. And, one of the biggest areas is sure to be the question of materials.
Focusing specifically on countertops, we all know we need to look at the expected use of the countertop and the needs of the user. As a result, an imperative question to ask is: what is the right countertop material for this project?
For a bathroom or kitchen project, there are several factors to consider when it comes to selecting materials for countertops or showers. After evaluating elements surrounding budget, installation, design, durability, and long-term benefits, architects often reach the conclusion that solid surface solutions will meet the needs and expectations of most projects.
But, not all solid surface is the same. So what’s the difference? Let’s take a look.
Not every project has a cookie cutter design. In fact, most projects don’t. Have you ever found yourself trying to make standard items fit into projects that are heading in the non-standard direction?
Although standard products are easy to find and buy, they don’t always offer the best solutions. Specifically, regarding large bathroom projects for hospitals, hotels, and government buildings. Oftentimes, it might seem easy to start with a standard shower base model and then design the remainder of the bathroom around the shower. Actually, though, by utilizing a custom shower base, your project might benefit in several ways.
When the time arrives to select a shower base for a project in a hospital or university bathroom, or even in a person’s own home, there are a few things to consider: shape, size, material, and color. When selecting material, in particular, there are several factors in the decision-making process, mostly involving quality and price.
One question that might come to mind when considering items on the quality checklist is whether a heavier shower base has any impact on the quality. In the case of shower bases, is heavier better?