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Top 10 New Bathroom Products of 2014

by Lauren Busser The House Designers' Editorial Director

We saw a lot of new and exciting products come out for bathrooms in 2014. From innovative technology to beautiful new finishes, there is a lot to talk about. For example, TOTO® released a toilet that comes equipped with one of their washlets and Lumber Liquidators® had their Silver Strand Handscraped Bamboo Flooring featured in HGTV's Dream Home 2014. IceStone®, an innovative countertop manufacturer started making their surfaces available in single and double vanity sizes and Delta® released a sleek, contemporary collection of faucets called Ara™.
Delta® Ara™ Bath Collection
 
Delta® Ara™ Bath Collection

One of Delta's® new offerings this year was the Ara® Bath Collection. This collection is defined by geometric angles and edges that create a streamlined look of contemporary elegance. With a full line of faucets, shower heads, and accessories available in both enclosed and channel spout options you are sure to find something that fits into your design.

However, this collection is far from just a pretty face. The Ara™ bath collection contains efficient technology that will enhance your daily life. Among these technologies is DIAMOND™ Seal Technology, an advanced, revolutionary water delivery system that combines a durable DIAMOND™ valve, with Innoflex® PEX pathways. The patented DIAMOND™ Seal Technology is forever, requires no lubrication, and virtually eliminates wear and tear to ensure like-new operation for the life of your faucet.

This collection also features TouchClean® technology, a series of rubber nubbins that allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger, as well as being WaterSense® compliant.

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Lumber Liquidators® Morning Star Click 1/2" x 5" Silver Strand Handscraped Click Bamboo

Lumber Liquidators'® Morning Star Click Silver Strand Handscraped Flooring not only looks handsome but had the distinguished honor of being used in the master bathroom of HGTV's 2014 Dream Home. Morning Star Bamboo Flooring is one of the best bamboo floors on the market today. It is produced from old growth bamboo reeds that are at least four years old, which increases hardness.

Not only are you getting a beautiful floor made of real bamboo but you are also getting an eco-friendly product that features a low-emission adhesive and is easy to install. Top it off with a 30-year warranty and you can't go wrong.

Bamboo flooring is an ideal flooring choice for places in your home that get a lot of wear and tear with foot traffic. It is especially well suited for homes with families and pets.

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Lumber Liquidators® Morning Star Click  1/2
KraftMaid® CoreGuard® Vanity
 
KraftMaid® CoreGuard® Vanity

We all know that the bathroom is a very wet place. After you spend time and money investing in surfaces and fixtures that you love, you want to make sure that you protect it. That's where KraftMaid's® CoreGuard® Vanity comes into play. CoreGuard® is made from an engineered polymer that resists damage and works to protect your vanity from stains, ensuring that your bathroom vanity stays beautiful for as long as you own it. And with sizes in 30", 33", and 36" widths you are sure to find one that fits your needs.

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TOTO® Neorest® 700H Dual Flush Toilet, 1.0 & 0.8 GPF

Not your average toilet, TOTO's® Neorest® 700H Dual Flush Toilet comes equipped with a technologically advanced Washlet. This remarkable blend of ecology and luxury meets both ADA and Universal Design needs while also being environmentally friendly.

This toilet wraps many of TOTO's® innovations into its design including eWater+ which sprays the ceramic surfaces with a fine mist of water to keep them clear. After use, electrolysed water is sprayed over the bowl for an antibacterial effect which helps to thoroughly cleanse the toilet. The eWater+ system water is completely environmentally friendly is returned to the water cycle without worry. But eWater+ is just one of the innovations that TOTO® has implemented in this toilet. The toilet also comes with a remote control for operation, automatic flushing, SanaGloss finish and their double cyclone flushing system.

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TOTO® Neorest® 700H Dual Flush Toilet, 1.0 & 0.8 GPF
BROAN® ULTRA GREEN™ Series Fans
 
BROAN® ULTRA GREEN™ Series Fans

When it comes to bathrooms, ventilation is key. Poor ventilation can result in mold, odor, foggy mirrors and excess heat. To combat this it is recommended you install a fan for adequate ventilation. A properly sized ventilation fan can help combat all those problems and more. We love the BROAN® ULTRA GREEN™ series because of its quiet yet powerful operation. The ULTRA GREEN™ series comes in single and multi-speed options to suit all of your needs plus they are ENERGY STAR® compliant.

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IceStone® Vanities and Half Slabs

We love IceStone® for its unique color palette and dedication to manufacturing green products. Now we have even more reasons to love IceStone® with the introduction of their half slab, single vanity and double vanity sizes. Available in Alpine White, Snow Flurry, White Pearl, Sage Pearl, Sky Pearl and Amber Pearl, these vanities will add a unique touch to the bathroom the same way they do for residential counter tops. The color palette of subtle neutral colors is a unique and pleasing blend that is sure to go with a wide variety of decorating palettes and styles.

But you don't just get a unique product from IceStone®. These surfaces, made from recycled glass and concrete, are manufactured in a re-purposed 19th Century warehouse in Brooklyn, NY that is day-lit with a water recycling system and electric forklifts. The IceStone® factory also recycles 97% of all its waste so you can be sure that the production of your new surface isn't negatively impacting the environment. Check out their sustainability introduction for more details.

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IceStone® Vanities and Half Slabs
Restoration Hardware Maison Bath Collection
 
Restoration Hardware Maison Bath Collection

You can't have a complete bathroom without some furniture. Vanities provide great storage and we love the rustic look of Restoration Hardware's Maison Bath Collection.

Inspired by late 18th-century French furnishings the Maison Bath Collection captures the rectangular forms associated with the post-Rococo period. Each of these pieces is crafted from solid hardwood and then carefully distressed using a hand-applied multi-step process that gives these vanities and cabinets a real, vintage antique look.

The set here is shown in antiqued gray but the whole collection is available in six finishes ensuring that you won't just get the configuration you want but also a color that fits your style. Restoration Hardware also offers a complete vanity option that comes with a marble countertop.

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Danze® Sidekicks

Every good superhero needs a sidekick. Check out Danze's® line of bathroom accessories that they have creatively called Sidekicks. These sidekicks perfectly complement a Danze® faucet and round out a bathroom perfectly. With a complete selection of towel bars, robe hooks, paper holders, and towel hooks, you are sure to find the ideal configuration to complete your new bathroom. All are available in the same finishes as any Danze® fixtures. The added benefits of easy installation and sturdy mounts make these sidekicks truly trustworthy.

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Danze® Sidekicks
Native Trails Trough 4819
 
Native Trails Trough 4819

We encountered Native Trails at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show this past year and their collection of beautiful sinks instantly captivated us. Crafted from a material called NativeStone®, a strong blend of cement and jute fiber, you will be delighted in the craftsmanship and detail that goes into these beautiful sinks.

Don't be turned off by the fact that these beautiful sinks are made of cement because as durable as they are, they are also surprisingly lightweight and extremely easy to clean. While there are many configurations to choose from we found that Trough 4819 is perfect for sharing and larger bathrooms. Pictured here is the pearl finish, but Trough 4819 is also available in Ash and Pewter.

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KOHLER® Moxie™Showerhead + Wireless Speaker

Who doesn't like to sing in the shower? Now your music can accompany you with the help of the KOHLER® Moxie™ Showerhead + Wireless Speaker. The sprayface features 60 angled nozzles that deliver the full enveloping spray you've come to expect from KOHLER®. With a water-saving 2.0 gpm or 2.5 gpm spray you can be sure that you are saving water without sacrificing performance. Moxie's® silicone spray head also allows you to easily wipe away mineral build-up.

The speaker is magnetic, making it easy to remove and install and comes in a variety of different colors so that every member of your family can enjoy a personalized experience. The Moxie™ Wireless Speaker is bluetooth® compatible, meaning that all you have to do is sync it and you are ready to shower in style.

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KOHLER® Moxie™Showerhead + Wireless Speaker
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