Kitchen personalisation with SCHOCK
Cooking is all the rage. You invite some good friends, prepare a delicious meal together and enjoy the whole thing in a cosy atmosphere within your own four walls. So the kitchen becomes the new centre of our lives and the way it looks is an expression of the way we are. And in that sense there’s every reason to show your colours.
To reflect the trend in kitchen personalisation, in the spring of this year Schock had already presented a fresh and brightly coloured granite sink collection encompassing four vibrant colourways: Sunflower, Peppermint Green, Ocean Blue and Pink. Inspired by pop art, these shades have now been joined by the radiant Bright Orange . This addition produces many new and contrasting variations in kitchen styling, giving our customers an exceptional opportunity to express their own personality in the design of their kitchen.
The new Bright Orange accent tone, like the other refreshing colourways, is available with the Nemo N-100S model in CRISTALITE PLUS. This sink’s young, on-trend design with its abundance of straight lines harmonises wonderfully with the extraordinary colours. Bright Orange brings vitality and positive energy into the kitchen.
Schock launches new colourways for sinks
Granite sink manufacturer Schock is putting four new and refreshing sink colourways on the market. In line with its slogan, “colour your ways”, the company has developed a new colour collection that unmistakably follows the trend towards kitchen personalization and is the perfect complement for kitchen cabinet door and drawer fronts in solid colours.
A fresh, sunflower yellow, vibrant peppermint green, deep ocean blue and bright shade of pink can be installed as a colourful design element in the kitchen. The colours are taken straight from nature and convey a spring-like and fresh ambience – they are anything but loud and dominant
Sinos is ahead of the curve
The top-end Sinos sink range marks a departure from linear styling and responds strongly to the design trend for softer, flowing lines. Ideal for heritage or contemporary kitchen styles, Sinos offers a choice of models and a coordinating tap, all with impeccable design and quality credentials.
New to the Pro-Value range, Midas is the epitome of designer style and affordability. The simple design lines, Slim-Top profile and easy installation deliver the looks of a flushmounted sink but without the expense of worktop fabrication. Two bowl sizes are available to suit the most popular 600mm cabinet size.
Franke – ahead of the curve
Franke has introduced the stunning Pebel sink to complement the growing trend for soft curves in the kitchen.
Combining free flowing style and an undulating feature drainer, the Pebel is the epitome of future trends in kitchen design.
It is available in Polar White, Coffee
and Onyx for flexibility when specifying
worktops and kitchen furniture and
with a choice of matching accessories
such as a Stainless Steel strainer
bowl, glass chopping board and a
John Swain, Product Manager for
Franke comments, “Franke provides
contemporary, fashionable models in
all materials for flexibility; Pebel has
allowed us to extend our design
proposals to enhance the kitchens of tomorrow… and beyond.”
In both single and 1½ bowl models,
the sink is made from Fragranite incorporating Sanitized®. On unprotected surfaces, bacteria can multiply every 20 minutes. The Sanitized ® hygiene solution in Fragranite sinks helps provide lasting protection. It does not replace normal cleaning but helps to keep surfaces free from bacteria. Tests have proven that Fragranite treated with Sanitized ® reduces bacteria and microbe growth by 99%. Sanitized ® is mixed into the bulk material – not applied as a coating – so it will last for the life of the sink.
Perfect Planar from Franke
The beautiful new Planar Slim-Top sink from Franke is sure to make a style statement in any streamlined, minimalist kitchen. Probably one of the most geometric drainer sinks on the market today, the Planar, which is available in single and one and a half bowl models, boasts a slim edge flat profile for an almost seamless transition with your worktop.
With zero radii bowls and plain drainer, the Planar also incorporates a square pop up waste control. Also available are a Rollamat and Food Preparation Platter to optimise the practicality of the station.
The bigger picture from Franke
Franke has developed an exciting new Largo sink that’s ergonomically designed to maximise every millimetre of your kitchen sink space. The result is a spacious bowl - which is 410mm front to back - that fits into a standard 600mm cabinet. Part of the Franke Specialist range of sinks and taps, the new Largo LAX 110 50-41 boasts ultra-modern looks and generous proportions.
The Largo LAX 110 50-41 is a valuable addition to the extensive Largo portfolio. Measuring 500 x 410 x 175mm, the sink is ideal for the cleaning of large pots and pans and its Stainless Steel silk finish is resistant to staining, chipping, rust and corrosion and is also extremely easy to keep clean.
For extra finishing touches for the customer, complementing accessories, specifically designed to fit the Largo LAX 110 50-41’s dimensions, can be bought separately and include a Stainless Steel Strainer bowl as well as a Maple Chopping Board and Rollamat.
The temperature is rising in the kitchen!
Waiting for the kettle to boil is set to be a thing of the past with the Minerva from Franke. This new, cutting edge tap, in chrome or SilkSteel PVD, means boiling water is available instantly at the twist of a handle. Whether it’s making tea or coffee, cooking spaghetti or poaching an egg, this tap makes life really easy.
The Minerva provides hot, cold and boiling water from one unit for complete convenience. Boiling the kettle can be a waste of water and time; with the Minerva, only the water required is used - meaning savings in water and electricity. The hot water tank can be fitted behind a standard 150mm plinth so it will not take up valuable space in the kitchen – the perfect choice for saving precious space in kitchen cabinets.
The system incorporates a water conditioning filter ensuring boiling water quality. It can also be fitted new or retrospectively and requires a standard 35mm taphole.
John Swain, Product Manager, comments, “This tap is an innovation. It has one spout whereas many of the others on the market have separate boiling water taps and do not reach 100°c. This tap is also safe; it has a safety button which needs to be activated to allow the boiling water to be discharged.’
A perfect portfolio of traditional taps
Introduced earlier this year, the new Portfolio 55 collection from Franke is an exclusive range of taps designed for the style conscious consumer who demands quality products for the kitchen. There is a total of fourteen taps in the Portfolio 55 range, four of which are traditional timeless designs – the Verona, Venician, Vecchio and Rialto.
The Venician model has a graceful swan neck spout with white levers. It has a spout reach of 193mm
he Rialto bridge-style tap has traditional white levers and will complement Belfast sinks perfectly. With a spout reach of 222mm
The Vecchio tap has a graceful curved spout and capstan handles, and a spout reach of 194mm.
Each tap in the Portfolio 55 collection comes with an unbeatable five-year guarantee on both finish and parts.
The Ascona tap is classically styled for any kitchen scheme and follows the simple lines of the Ascona sink – which comes in one and one-and-a-half bowl models. A jumbo bowl version of the sink will be introduced this summer so there’s a size for every kitchen.
Available in Chrome and SilkSteel
The exciting new Blancoandano family joins the extensive range of undermounted sink options already offered by Blanco, and looks to take centre stage for the company in 2012.
Tight corner and base radii make a strong style statement, as well as practical maximisation of the sink volume.
Created in high quality 18/10 stainless steel, with the company’s renowned attention to detail, the Blancoandano undermounted range is available in a choice of sizes and configurations, with optional accessories to increase functionality for both food preparation and washing and rinsing dishes. The choice includes a high-quality stainless steel colander and a stylish glass chopping board.
Blancoandano is also available in a variety of sizes with the unique Blanco I F flat edge inset sinks.
Architecture for the kitchen
Bold and beautiful, the Blancoandan M60 – a new overmount modular sink - makes its dramatic debut at this year’s KBB Exhibition.
Created in hard wearing, stylish Silgranit ® Puradur ® II, Blanco’s own super practical coloured sink material, the Blancoandan M-60 combines real strength of design character with a host of eminently practical features.
Measuring a full 1200mm long, and available in all nine Silgranit colours, the sink is designed for installation directly over a kitchen base unit. Accessories make the most of its generous size with a wooden chopping board, designed to slide along its entire length, creating additional space for food-preparation, plus the option of a practical stainless steel colander.
And to add extra style the
Award winning Blancoculina-S
Having already walked away with four top design awards* since its introduction in Germany last Autumn, the Blancoculina-S looks set to take the discerning UK tap market by storm, following its launch at KBB 2012.
Designed by the company’s own design team, the exceptionally tall and elegant Blancoculina-S is notable for its design details, especially the magnetic hose cradle. A magnet instantly releases the splash-free spray hose when needed – and secures it again just as quickly when it is no longer required.
The spray itself can be changed simply by the touch of a button, transforming it from a regular flow to a spray and back again. The tap spout has an extra-wide rotation arc, opening up a number of installation possibilities with various bowl configuratons - including between undermount bowls.
Head of design Brigitte Ziemann says: “Once again we have managed to add a very special accent in the broadly occupied market of mixer taps. Blancoculina-S is the most irresistible combination of elegant looks, innovative functionality and trend-setting quality.”
Rangemaster’s Fire-Clay Ceramic range
Constructed from ceramic , fired at extremely high temperatures, Rangemaster fire-clay ceramic sinks provide superior strength and look stunning with a high gloss finish and are renowned for being hygienic and incredibly easy to clean. Offering traditional country kitchen style Bulter sinks to the ultra contemporary Nevada in a black gloss finish with sloped drainer, the fire-clay range caters for a number of kitchen styles.
As part of a complete kitchen appliance offering, Rangemaster’s sink and tap collection is designed to complement current and forward looking kitchen trends, supported by a host of appliances including their world renowned range cookers, refrigeration, built-in ovens and hobs, integrated dishwashing and wine storage. Until December 2012 customers can take advantage of an extra years warranty on their range cooker when purchased alongside any rangemaster sink and tap.
Rangemaster’s Granite range
A Rangemaster sink will always be borne of a designer’s expertise. The granite range is no different, also having its roots in material innovation. Technically advanced polymers, such as Neostone and Metallix are not only durable, scratch and impact-resistant, but are also easily wiped clean and heat resistant to 230°C, coping effortlessly with searing pans, hot liquids and practically all household chemicals. With three ranges, including the unique Cubix Gemini featuring stainless steel bowls within granite drainer and surround, Rangemaster’s sink range incorporates seven colours to co-ordinate with kitchen schemes and appliances, including ‘metallix’ Onyx, Silver and Pewter which introduce a sparkle effect.
Rangemaster’s Stainless Steel range
In addition to a host of brilliant designs for both contemporary and traditional style kitchens, Rangemaster has developed a robust new surface finish, Micro-sheen™, which has been applied across the entire stainless steel range. This high quality finish enhances the colour of the steel, whilst creating a soft brushed effect.
Rangemaster has also introduced a ground edge trim to all stainless steel inset fitted sinks, creating a subtle frame for a perfectly finished look.
Each inset stainless steel sink is
supplied with an automatically applied sealant and pre-fitted clips to help reduce installation time and cost, making this range a must-have for kitchen installers.
The 1810 Company
Billed as the largest undermount sink available on the UK market, the Zenduo Grande Deep from The 1810 Company offers sleek looks and generous dimensions to fit large baking trays and outsized pans. Made from 1.2mm thick stainless steel, the sink measures 254mm deep and 700mm wide, with a 180mm width half bowl
From this bestselling family of stainless steel sinks, which are hugely popular due to the larger bowls, comes the newly-configured range of Largo undermounted sinks. The range has been extended with three new models to cover all requirements, so that there are more options available for the retailer or designer.
Part of Franke’s high-end Specialist range of sinks and taps, the three new models – LAX 120 45-30, LAX 120 36-36 and LAX 160 36-16 – boast ultra-modern looks with generous proportions. Available in a Silk finish, these sinks are resistant to staining, chipping, rust and corrosion and are also extremely easy to keep clean.
This range of sinks also boasts a new shallower Low Profile Semi-Integrated Waste and Hygienic Overflow. This new waste, with a reduced depth and a solid stainless steel plug, saves space in the cabinet, allowing more room for cleaning products. The new Hygienic Overflow increases cleanliness in the kitchen. The detachable plate allows boiling water to be poured into the overflow to remove any bacteria, while the rigid overflow pipe reduces the likelihood of deposits.
For that extra finishing touch, the extremely useful Franke Rollamat can be bought separately. This flexible little helper provides a draining and defrosting surface and heavy objects and hot pans can be placed on it. The Rollamat can be easily rolled up and stored away when not in use.
Getting into the spirit!
Adding to its stunning collection, Franke has introduced the Spirit, a quirky, angular tap which exudes contemporary style and makes a statement in the kitchen. Available in two finishes - Chrome and SilkSteel - this individual design has been launched to complement a wide range of undermount sink models.
The tap rotates to allow use in multi-bowl as well as single-bowl configurations providing a reach of 219mm; it is particularly useful when washing and preparing
New Qubix tap from Carron Phoenix cuts a sophisticated look
With glamour returning to bathroom brassware, Carron Phoenix has followed suit for the kitchen market with its brand new Qubix tap.
Cutting a decidedly sophisticated look, the Qubix tap features a slim flat spout that dispenses water in an elegant waterfall fashion with a simple twist of its unobtrusive quarter-turn handles. In contrast to arc-shaped styles, the line of the Qubix spout carves a gentle square shape that is 250 mm high and being slim and narrow sits discreetly behind the sink, giving a very streamlined aesthetic. The Qubix design works especially well with Carron’s contemporary undermounts in the Deca and Tetra ranges.
Qubix comes in chrome and brushed nickel, adding to the exclusive look and feel of the design. Qubix is one of the 11 new tap additions to Carron’s new product offer for 2009. The broadened tap offer of 24
models has been developed to give the retailer a well-balanced and
well-priced range of designs that complement Carron’s sink offer and facilitate
easy decision making for the consumer.
Black magic with Franke
The Rolux tap from Franke exudes contemporary style, emitting bright LED light which adds atmosphere and a dramatic air to any kitchen. A white light illuminates the water delivery creating a stunning visual effect. Even when the water is turned off, the appearance is equally striking as the LED acts as ambient lighting in the kitchen.
The 2010 portfolio includes two variants of the Rolux which have been developed to answer specific market demands. The tap now comes in a black finish to contrast with Stainless Steel, and complement Black Ceramic and Glass sinks. The other innovation is the existing chrome model which is now available without the pullout spray.
The taps are already hugely popular and the body shape, along with the new variants, ensures that all kitchen designs are catered for.
Franke at its Peak
The newest generation of sinks from Franke is the Peak range for good-looking, super hygienic workstations. These clever sinks show off Franke’s technical prowess like nothing else – the pressed bowls have tight 5mm corner radii giving the appearance of a true 90 degree corner yet with all the hygienic advantages.
Comprising six models including a one-an-a-half bowl, the hallmark of these sinks is not only the tight radii but also the new complementary square, trendy basket strainer waste - with the added advantage that the 90mm waste still accepts a Franke Turbo Waste Disposal Unit if required. The Peak range also boasts the new Hygienic Overflow; a new mechanism to increase efficiency and ensure sanitation in the kitchen. The detachable plate allows boiling water to be poured down the overflow to remove any bacteria, while the rigid overflow pipe reduces the likelihood of deposits.
New Stainless Steel from Franke
The ever popular Swiss Pro tap from Franke, which exudes contemporary style, is now available in Stainless Steel to perfectly complement the existing Franke Stainless Steel sinks.Precision engineered and machined entirely from Stainless Steel, the Swiss Pro is hygienic, easy to clean and incredibly durable so is practical and will stay looking good.The chef-style tap features a trigger action spray facility with a spout reach of 250mm; it is particularly useful when washing and preparing vegetables. With an impressive height of 690mm, the Swiss Pro will provide the perfect statement in any kitchen.
International awards for BLANCO
Once again, BLANCO’s innovative approach to sink design has won international acclaim from the Industrie Forum Design in Hanover , with not one, but two of the new sinks for 2010 scooping awards.
BLANCO President, Achim Schreiber, attributes the success to an ongoing policy of ‘putting our faith in an experienced, highly-motivated in-house team of experts – designers, product managers and developers.’
The first award went to BLANCORonis-iF. The design adds extra volume to a stainless steel round sink with its very generous-dimensions – an extra-wide and extra deep bowl with a concise radius - and inspired accessories which ensure the space can be used for much more than just doing the dishes. It also has the popular BLANCO low profile iF rim with its flush-fit appearance, keeping the overall look sleek and streamlined. The glass cutting board fits into the rim of the sink rotating at 360degrees, and the BLANCO Carrier complete with two stainless steel bowls, can be taken to the oven or hob.
The second sink to catch the attention of the judges is the BLANCOAlaros. Made from BLANCO’s new coloured sink material, Silgranit® Puradur® II, and available in all ten Silgranit colours, the beauty of the lies in its perfect symmetry. A spacious bowl is set centrally between two symmetrical drainers. Here again, imaginative accessories increase the practical possibilities. The large central single bowl has a tap ledge flanked by two draining areas.
The sink and tap ledge sit slightly below the draining areas, and the accessories include two glass boards which slide partially over the sink when it is not in use, increasing the workspace. The sink can be used with any tap, but when combined with the BLANCOEloscope F-11 tap, also featured, the tap can be lowered so that the two glass boards fit completely over both the sink and tap.
A further enhancement from Franke
The Franke Ariane undermount range of sinks now boasts the new shallower Low Profile Semi Integrated Waste and Hygienic Overflow.
The innovation has improved continuous overflow capacity, while the reduced depth, saving 32mm, means there is more space in the cabinet below. With a solid stainless steel plug, the waste is resistant to all standard household chemicals so will remain looking perfectly pristine even after years of service.
The Hygienic Overflow is a new mechanism to increase efficiency and ensure sanitation in the kitchen. The detachable plate allows boiling water to be poured down the overflow to remove any bacteria, while the rigid overflow pipe reduces the likelihood of deposits.
Franke Prices Increasing from March 1st.
Franke Switzerland have announced that from 1st. MArch 2010 their prices will increase by 5% across the full range.
The time to order is now to avoid any increase.
A New Coloured sink material from Blanco
The precious stone in the kitchen, SILGRANIT® PuraDur® II, is Blanco's new coloured sink material in ten shades. It is irresistibly tactile, with a silky-smooth surface that looks like natural stone and its ease of care and durability are unsurpassed. All SILGRANIT® sinks and undermounted bowls are now available in SILGRANIT® PuraDur® II
Iron Chef Popular TV Programme Comes to the UK
Kitchen Sinks and Taps Direct supply sinks and taps to Iron Chef for use on their film sets for their brand new series in the uk.
The sinks supplied are the stunning Reginox RL 218s with the Reginox RF 32 Ch taps.
SINKWORLD TAKE ON NEW RANGE
January 07th 2009
Sinkworld and Kitchen sinks and taps direct are pleased to announce their new partnership with :
The 1810 sink company.
This is a very exciting new brand of sinks concentrating on undermount and flushfit models.
The sinks are manufactured to a high standard and all come boxed, with template, full plumbing kit and care and maintenance instructions in every box.
SINKWORLD LAUNCH NEW WEB SITE
kitchensinksandtapsdirect January 13th 2010
The management and team at Sinkworld are pleased to announce the launch of their new web site www.kitchensinksandtapsdirect.co.uk .
Having been online for over 10 years with our main site www.sinkworld.co.uk we have realised that in this day and age, people's working hours and the way they shop have changed.
Customers having difficulty in contacting companies during the day to place orders is the main reason we have now changed our web site policy and this has resulted in the launch of the first 'Buy on Line' site for Sinkworld.
We hope this site will make it possible for many people to sit with their partners or friends out of normal business hours to choose and order the items they want.
We have tried to make our new site as user friendly as possible and we hope our customers will enjoy their shopping experience with us at www.kitchensinksandtapsdirect.co.uk
However we also hope that should people not be able to find their perfect sink, then they will still contact us on 0845 053 5431 as our Sales Team are happy to give assistance to prospective customers and help them find the correct item.
Happy New Year
kitchensinksandtapsdirect January 1st 2010
The team at Kitchen sinks and taps direct send all their wishes for the new year!