All about your bathroom… What brands are the best?
From our experience and the feedback we get from our clients, below brands are the industry leaders when it comes to the major bathroom fixtures namely bathtubs, bathroom sinks, bathroom faucets, and toilets.
By Regina Gadacz
At Waterflo, we are proud to distribute bathroom fixtures and accessories from some of the leading brands in the world in the Greater Toronto Area. From our experience and the feedback we get from our clients, below brands are the industry leaders when it comes to the major bathroom fixtures namely bathtubs, bathroom sinks, bathroom faucets and toilets.
MAAX produces beautifully designed freestanding, alcove, corner, drop-in, undermount, and wall-mounted bathtubs. The Quebec-based company has been around since 1969 and has risen to be the third largest manufacturer of fibreglass tubs and showers in Canada.
MAAX bathtubs come in different shapes (rectangular, oval and corner), colors (white, beige, grey, black, pink/red and blue, systems (soaker/no system, whirlpool, AEROEFFECT, combined whirlpool/AEROEFFECT, and AEROFEEL), drain positions (left, right, end, centre, and with/without tiling flange, centre drain), and sizes, meaning there is something for everyone.
The bathtubs are made of durable ACRYLIC and ACRYLX APPLIED ACRYLIC. Some of the features you expect to find in a MAAX bathtub are textured floors, comfortable backrest, integrated armrest, integrated tiling flange and skirt, maximized bathing well, one-piece tubs, and adjustable levelling legs for a truly enjoyable bathing experience.
The industry leader when it comes to bathroom sinks is Kindred. Kindred sinks are known for their high-quality and reliability, ease of maintenance, and wide selection. The company produces stainless vanity basins in two orientations – top mount and under mount. The sinks feature radiant silk finished bowls and rims, 18 gauge stainless steel, seven-inch bowl depth, and front overflow assembly.
Stainless steel is not only aesthetically pleasing, but is also sanitary since it is easy to clean, it is corrosion resistant, it is affordable, and it is eco-friendly (stainless steel can be recycled).
Riobel faucets are popular because of their unique style, guaranteed superior quality, and impressive manufacturer’s guarantee. Most people who buy these faucets praise them for their ease of installation – you don’t even need the help of a plumber. All the mechanical parts are also easily accessible.
The faucets come in different finishes (chrome, chrome/black, brushed nickel (PVD), brushed nickel (PVD)/black, polished nickel (PVD), and polished nickel (PVD)/black), mounting type (wall-mounted and deck-mounted), inlet size and type, and number of pieces, meaning there is something for every bathroom design.
TOTO has been a ceramic sanitary ware industry leader since 1912. The U.S.-based company has stayed true to its Japanese roots of rich artistic heritage in porcelain and pottery.
TOTO toilets are available in different orientations namely NEOREST, One-Piece, Two-Piece, Wall-Hung, and WASHLET. You get to choose from different collections, all with unique features. Available shapes are D-shape, square, and elongated. The Vitreous China toilets come in different flush rates from 1.0 GPF to 1.6 GPF/0.9 GPF, ADA, universal, and regular heights, classic, transitional, and modern styles, and concealed, skirted, and exposed trapway type.
Notable features in these toilets are ADA compliance, CalGreen compliance, air deodorizer, auto open/close, CEFIONTECT, dual flush, EWATER+, LED lighting, remote control, quick release, SoftClose, WaterSense, and warm air dryer, among others.