Stunning Rock Crystal Faucets

Lombardia Crystal Vanity Facuet | KitchAnn Style

Rock crystal , also known as hyaline quartz, is an oxide of the quartz group whose chemical formula is SiO2 (silicone dioxide).

Quartz is called the master stone because it strengthens all your energies in a very broad spectrum sort of way. According to articles I’ve read, to use a quartz crystal to strengthen your energies all you have to do is keep it with you, or keep it close to where you spend some time. Continue reading “Stunning Rock Crystal Faucets”

WilsonArt Spectrum Crossweave and Mid-Century Options

Wilsonart has introduced Spectrum – an entirely new Virtual Design Library (VDL) category that pairs subtle, layered design with a spectacular range of colors.

Spectrum premiered with the Crossweave Series – 25 curated colors in a cross-directional design with a woven feel. The dazzling colors in the Crossweave series was taken directly from emerging trends and translated into fresh, current and fashionable hues. in addition to beautiful blues and subdued neutrals, you’ll find pinks, corals greens and yellows. Continue reading “WilsonArt Spectrum Crossweave and Mid-Century Options”

Blanco Quartus Accessories

I’ve been using Blanco Fixtures for about as long as I’ve been a designer. One of the things  (among many) I like about their sinks is the ability for homeowners to personalize their sink – to enhance cooking, cleaning, entertaining or organizing in style.

Blanco Quartus | BlogTour KBIS | KitchAnn StyleNew custom-designed accessories for the QUATRUS R0 and QUATRUS R15 sinks provides numerous options for your stainless sink.

Stainless Steel Grids

Each grid is custom designed for precision fit and have protective rubber feet and side bumpers. A multi-level grid is a unique option for QUARTUS sinks for adding another layer of functionality. They provide a convenient area for drying glasses, utensils and plates or rinsing fruits and vegetables.

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Ash Cutting Board

The durable cutting boards are custom designed to fit on your sink and have rubber feet for optional countertop use.

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Work Stations

The melamine work stations have two storage wells or buckets with drains. The removable buckets make storing utensil and knives convenient and safely organized. Even better, the removable buckets are dishwasher safe.

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(Blanco is a sponsor for BlogTour KBIS 2016, but the views and opinions expressed on this blog are mine, and I will be honest in what I share. You, the reader, are my top priority and it is my goal to make sure you can trust the content and integrity of this blog.)



What is Active Cleansing Technology?

Active Cleansing Technology sounds like something you’d see on the back of a bottle of bathroom cleaner – but it’s not.

In 1967, Japanese scientists Akira Fujishima and Kenichi Honda (University of Tokyo) discovered the active cleansing effect of titanium dioxide in photocatalysis (the acceleration of a photoreaction in the presence of a catalyst).

They researched this phenomenon, now known as the “Honda-Fujishima Effect”, and published their findings in 1972. Little changed in this research until the 1990s when engineers at TOTO collaborating with the University of Tokyo discovered the additional passive cleansing effect of photocatalysis.

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Self Cleaning, Antibacterial, Anti-odor

The additional passive cleansing effect is based on the hydrophilic properties of titanium dioxide. Surfaces treated with titanium dioxide dramatically reduce the surface tension of falling water. Instead of rolling off the surface as individual drops, the water flows off the edges in an ultra-thin film, which removes all dust and dirt particles in the process.

You may be wondering why all this Science matters. In indoor applications (think bathrooms), this technology prevents the spreading of germs and bacteria and eliminates bad odors deriving from their action.

Innovative TOTO Commercial Urinal | KitchAnn Style

TOTO was the first company to use active cleansing technology. TOTO durably bakes HYDROTECT, a unique protective coating for ceramic building materials that renders surfaces self-cleaning; into their products.

Because HYDROTECT is fired on to the surface separately from the glaze, it will not wash or wear off over time. It is not visible and, thus, does not alter the color of the product.

It’s reassuring to know every TOTO innovation has a single motivation: helping people feel cleaner and more alive.

Being a technology leader has been good for TOTO. It’s no wonder this past November they reached an astounding total of 40 million WASHLETs sold world-wide since 1980.

Innovative TOTO Washlet | KitchAnn Style

I look forward to visiting TOTO at Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas next month while I’m on BlogTour KBIS to see their new Connect+ System and eWater+.

TOTO’s innovative Connect+ System neatly conceals the Washlet’s power cord and water supply hose for a clean installation.

Innovative TOTO Commercial Urinal | KitchAnn Style

TOTO’s eWater+ mists the bowl with electrolysed water after every flush and once every eight hours during non-use. A pre-misting of plain water further enhances bowl cleanliness by sealing the surface against the adherence of matter approximately 80% better than dry porcelain.

(TOTO is a sponsor for BlogTour KBIS 2016, but the views and opinions expressed on this blog are mine, and I will be honest in what I share. You, the reader, are my top priority and it is my goal to make sure you can trust the content and integrity of this blog.)