Striking and stylish finishes for kitchen taps are fast becoming the norm, but there are still very few manufacturers venturing into the bathroom with such finishes.
So for the Autumn, Abode has launched Matt Black, an exciting new finish to its ever popular Harmonie range which is now available nationwide. The Harmonie range offers solutions across bathroom taps and showers enabling the consumer to have that fully co-ordinated bathroom look.
The stunning Harmonie range features a simple minimalistic conical design with a pencil slim lifting handle and organic shaped spouts. The design lines of this range creates a series of stunning range options for all bathroom interiors and are perfect for new build or refurbishment projects and is a perfect addition to the Abode bathroom portfolio.
Introducing PRONTEAU 3 IN 1 steaming hot water taps, the latest innovation from Abode.
These new PRONTEAU 3 IN 1 mixertaps offer all the benefits of a standard kitchen mixer with the addition of instant steaming hot filtered water. The new collection comes in two designs and five on-trend finishes and incorporates a new, compact two litre, UK manufactured PROBOIL2 boiler which sits neatly in the cupboard under the sink, all at affordable prices.
As with all new products from Abode, the technical and design side is hard to beat. The new mixertaps offer all the benefits of a standard kitchen mixer but with the addition of steaming hot filtered water available instantly at 98º and perfect for any home or small office. The filter ensures that water hardness is reduced, removes odours and bad tastes and extends the life of the boiler, too.
The taps are based upon the nation’s favourite tap design and will complement any kitchen environment. The taps can be retrospectively fitted as a replacement tap and are also ideal for new build and/or the refurbishment market.
Via the aesthetically balanced monobloc design, the right handle is for everyday hot and cold water which features an energy saving cold start valve and by pushing the left hand lever down and pulling forward activates the steaming hot water and the further forward the lever is turned, the greater the flow.
Two styles of tap are made of solid brass construction featuring an insulated spout which is 360º rotational for ease of use. The PROSTREAM has a distinctive swan neck spout and PROSTYLE features a quad style spout and both come in five exciting finishes, Chrome, Brushed Nickel, Graphite, Matt Black and Urban Copper.
Quick and simple installation is the essence of the new PRONTEAU 3 IN 1 collection. They have been designed for home installation without the need for an engineer and everything required is delivered to the customer in one box. Abode have also set up a dedicated customer service team plus experienced engineers for extra support.
The launch is rounded off with a fully illustrated brochure plus a new revamped website.
Professional style taps with pull down sprays are becoming increasingly popular and we have found that more and more consumers are requesting taller and more professional style taps in their kitchens. With this in mind we have broadened out our range of professional style taps and now includes seven creatively different, Professional and Semi-Professional taps within their portfolio. These modern day taps have a plethora of sophisticated and stylish attributes with easy to operate handles, ceramic disc valves and end of spout anti-splash aerators, combined with engineering excellence giving first class performance and sheer quality.
With cutting-edge design and multiple functionality, these taps have been specifically designed with consumer 'foodies' in mind, those people who have larger kitchens, love to entertain and also like to impress their guests. Each of these individually created 'Professionals' offer more style and flair, without dominating to suit UK domestic kitchens.
The Abode Professional taps offer an extra flexible rinsing feature in the form of the moveable spouts and pull out sprays as well as easy to use handles, providing flexibility in the control of flow and water temperatures, food washing and preperation, as well as the hygienic rinsing of the sink as the hoses are long enough to reach into the corners of the largest sinks.
The seven taps include the Stalto, Fliq Professional, Ultero, Ratio Professional, Atlas Professional and the Virtue semi-professional.
The Professional style taps are designed in the UK, manufactured in Europe and all carry a five year warranty. They are delivered boxed and complete with everything required for fast simple fitting.
Over the past few years there has been a continued dominance of steel in kitchen appliances overall. This on-going trend has lead the way for Abode to introduce a competitively priced range of stainless steel taps which are perfect combination with our sinks. They are hygienic and practical, retaining a natural lustre for years and the resistance of stainless steel to corrosion and staining, low maintenance and sheen, makes it an ideal material for the kitchen.
We now introduce our new stainless steel tap, Zorb, a great value single lever tap which is the perfect partner to our ranges of stainless steel sinks and other popular kitchenalia. By contemplating a plain stainless steel sink with a smart on trend tap, steel colanders and glass covers, the sink immediatley becomes a stylish workstation, ready for food preperation and a designer look to the overall kitchen aesthetic.
The new Zorb single lever mixertap, with a pencil slim handle, is a popular style yet perfectly balanced in proportion, functionality and style.
New from Abode and showcased earlier this year at KBB, is the Dune range of reversible, functional composite granite sinks. With strong geometric lines, rounded corners and a stunning ripple effect, practical drainer pattern, these creative features are the back-bone to the design which are right 'on trend' with current kitchen design themes.
Manufactured from advanced, hardwearing acrylic materials, these new inset sinks will certainly form a focal point in any kitchen, be it modern or traditional, in style. There are four sinks within the range, two in an eye-catching striking Black and two in a contemporary Frost White Granite, in popular single and 1.5 deep bowls with single drainers. All sinks are 1000mm in length and 500mm wide and come complete with the Abode Orbit strainer waste, overflow pipework and clips, ready for installation.
The Abode Dune sinks carry a comprehensive 10 year warranty from date of purchase.
Helen Clark, Marketing Manager of Abode comments: "Sinks with drainers are still very popular and with the ripple effect of the Dune sink, we are sure that this sink will be a winner. Black and white blends in with almost all other kitchenalia including gleaming chrome taps. The new Dune sinks are now available nationwide through our distributor partners."
Our new Virtue Angle Pull Out Spray tap is shown on the Dune sink below.
Showcased at KBB for the first time earlier this year were this family of three Althia kitchen taps. The new modern contemporary taps offer cutting edge, up-to-the-minute creative styling with multiple functionality.
The clean-cut, Althia Pull out spray tap with minimalist design, maximises performance and style. The tall, swan neck moveable spout allows the control and flow of water and with its diverse application of use, this high specification mixertap is also designed to provide flexibility in food washing and preparation with its pull-out spray. The spray hose is also long enough to reach into corners of even the largest of sinks to ensure hygiene.
The Althia Monobloc tap, a tap with personality and attributes to give the sink and preparation areas a very modern and practical look. This slim Monobloc tap teams refined handle styling with a stunning curved spout shape. Creative and stylishly designed, the Althia Monobloc is a great value for money tap, to stand out from the crowd.
The last tap in the Althia family of three is the elegant and sophisticated Single Lever mixertap with a modernist contoured spout combining individual styling and design with precision perfect engineering. This tap, with its slim handle design is ideal for the smaller kitchen.
The Althia family of taps are available in chrome and brushed nickel finish.
The kitchen tap market has recently seen a growth in statement 'professional and semi-professional' design led mixer taps which have become increasingly popular in modern and contemporary kitchens. These taps are cleverly and attractively styled and have the added benefit of pull down spray functionality and flexibility.
Earlier this year, we showcased two Atlas Professional Spray taps, a Monobloc design plus a single lever style which both offer stunning good looks and multiple functionality. Creating practical mixertaps that will take pride of place over the kitchen sink. These show-stopping taps combine sophisticated modern styling with engineering excellence.
With cutting edge, up to the minute creative styling, slim, black and chrome and nickel finish spray taps are designed to complement a kitchen without dominating the space. Both taps are available with a moveable slim spout with pull down spray which provides flexibility in food washing and the spray reaches into all areas of the sink ensuring kitchen hygiene.
No more a simple piece of utilitarian or functional design, Abode kitchen sinks are innovatively created by our talented in-house designers. Every piece is produced to withstand everyday usage in the kitchen which is, in effect, the heart of the home.
Abode launched this generously proportioned stainless steel Matrix R50 XL kitchen sink at KBB this year and it is now widely available through our distribution partners.
The Matrix R50 XL is a very large (L800xW510) single, reversible sink with rounded corners which can be either undermounted or inset within a worktop and is perfect for washing up those larger items that will not go into the dishwasher. This sink is ideal for large families with busy kitchens and is the largest sink within the Abode Matrix collection.
The brushed steel finish complements most popular appliances and kitchen styling and comes complete with the innovative Abode Orbit waste, overflow, pipework and clips, ready for installation.
Over the past few years the kitchen tap market has changed dramatically and there is now an even wider selection of models for the consumer to choose from. There has also been a growth in statement mixers, ranges of professional and semi-professional design led taps which have become popular in modern homes and kitchens. These taps are cleverly styled with good looks and with the benefit of pull down spray functionality and flexibility.
Abode taps are creatively formed and designed to fit into all styles of kitchens. The new stylish and sophicticated Virtue Semi Pro tap combines a stunning black coated spout and chrome body detailing and is a sleek modernist design which will give any sink are the 'wow' factor.
The Virtue Semi Pro has an elegant, single pencil slim lever handle and anti-splash aerator in the end of the spout and will co-ordinate perfectly with most other appliances in the kitchen. Simple to use with modern lines, the long pull out spray will reach into the corners of all sizes of sink and is perfect for food preperation.
The Virtue Semi Pro tap requires a minimum 0.75 bar pressure.
Helen Clark, Marketing Manager here at Abode comments: 'With more and more homes adopting a more open plan dining/kitchen approach, taps need to become statement pieces as well as maintaining their functionality aspect, as they are 'on show' all of the time and that is one of the reasons why we launched 17 stunning new designs at KBB this year.'
In the 14 years since Abode made its first entry into the UK market, we have become renowned for our progressive design styles at all budget levels. Our focus on innovative kitchen sinks and taps has been recognised many times with a cabinet full of industry awards which reflect our ethos towards investment in design and product quality.
Kitchen taps have changed dramatically over the past few years and there is now an even wider range to choose from and at KBB this year we launched 22 new styles of taps which were well received.
There has also been a growth in statement mixers, ranges of professional and semi-professional design-led taps which have become popular in modern homes and kitchens. These taps are cleverly styled with good looks and with the hidden benefit of pull-down spray functionality, working silently and invisibly together to create a practical multi user mixertap. Abode has grasped this theme for 2016 products, bringing new levels of flexibility and functionality to their designs.
Professional & Semi-Professional Taps
There are five new professional and semi-professional taps being launched, including the Virtue range with black Teflon coated spouts and chrome/brushed nickle bodies which will co-ordinate with most modern kitchen appliances.
Pull-out Spray Taps
Pull out spray taps have always been popular in modern kitchens which are especially practical in food preparation and with our extra long pull out hoses the spray can reach into the corners of sinks. To enhance our tap portfolio, we now launch a further seven new models, available in a range of durable finishes.
A further ten new contemporary taps, including the new Althia and Mercury ranges feature both single lever and monobloc models and make up the full complement of our existing new kitchen tap ranges for 2016.
No more a simple piece of utilitarian or functional design, our kitchen sinks are innovatively created by our talented in-house designers. Every piece is produced to withstand everyday usage in the kitchen which is, in effect, the heart of the home.
In 2016 we launch three new exciting designs to accompany the large number of new models introduced in 2015:
Matrix R50 Maxi, a very large (L800xW510) single, stainless steel reversible undermount sink in Brushed Steel, perfect for washing up large pots, pans and grill trays that will not go into the dishwasher. Perfect for large families with busy kitchens.
The remaining two models are Dune, single and 1.5 bowl reversible sinks, available in popular Black and Frost White Granite finishes. These models feature a ripple effect drainer and come complete with unique Abode Orbit waste, overflow, pipework and clips, ready for installation.
All new taps and sinks will be available, from stock from April 2016.
The clock is still ticking... for Abode's exciting new product!
A national marketing campaign for Abode's new and exciting product will break on December 15th in both the digital and print media.
A fully comprehensive and illustrated brochure, an extensive advertising and public relations campaign, a stand alone Website with video support plus a plethora of in-store display support is in place to ensure that this launch gets a hot reception!.
It's hot and the clock is still ticking...
We are at the forefront of design, engineering excellence and advanced technology in the bathroom shower market. Our designers continue to add new creations to the range, expanding our offering to the marketplace which co-ordinates perfectly with our complete collection of bathroom brassware and showering portfolios.
We now launch two new exposed thermostatic 'all-in-one' wall mounted showers in a chrome finish which are available nationwide through our distribution partners. These showers are the ideal solution offering easy to operate controls plus the reduction of installation time.
The showers are manufactured in two designs - a 225mm circular head and a 195mm square head on an adjustable shower post incorporating a thermostatic bar shower valve plus a separate hand held single spray shower handset on a smooth flex hose. Both showers require 0.5 bar pressure for a perfect showering solution. Each of the heads have a spray pattern which produces a deluge of water for an invigorating shower.
Here at Abode, we are always conscious with regards to water saving, so we give the end user the choice to decide what is best for individual homes. All of our showers can be installed with a 1/2" shower head flow limiter, therefore regulating the flow to a maximum of six litres per minute.
In all of our products we invest in the very best parts and components and are so confident in the quality that these two new showers carry a five year guarantee.
Let us introduce Tanto, a collection of timeless bathroom classic designs that will never go out of fashion.
Tanto is a simple, elegant and easy to operate tap range designed and created especially for the UK market giving a clean, slick and contemporary look to all bathroom styles. Tanto has a cylindrical body with pencil slim handles giving a strong yet versatile design.
With a wide variety of basin mixers within the range - from regular and tall monobloc styles, to a wall mounted basin mixer for that minimalistic architectural style, as well as a very modern basin mixer with side lever and swivel spout.
For uniformity in the bathroom and to complete the range, there is a choice of a Tanto deck mounted bath filler or a deck mounted bath shower mixer with shower handset for low pressure enviroments, plus a very elegant floor standing bath filler with shower handset.
Within our overall Abode bathroom portfolio, to marry up with the Tanto range, there are concealed thermostatic shower valves and exposed thermostatic bar shower valve, as well as thermostatic options via our Tempeau collection. Overall, a complete timeless classic collection.
The Tanto range comes in a chrome finish only and is available nationwide from specialists bathroom retailers. It is featured on our website as well as in our new 2015 bathroom brochure.
Abode launch a portfolio of eight new tap ranges including Marino, a collection of beautifully designed basin and bath taps.
The Marino family has a striking contemporary design suitable for all bathroom styles with it's distinctive long lever handle making one handed operation effortless. The tall, square shaped design of Marino products with radiused edges will give all bathrooms an interior design look and feel.
There are two designs of single lever basin taps, one regular plus a taller version which would suit very modern sit-on style basins as well as a streamlined wall mounted basin mixer. The range also includes a deck mounted bath filler plus a deck mounted bath/shower handset and smoothflex shower hose. Both bath fillers are suitable for low pressure environments and for a real show-stopping experience, there is also a floor standing bath filler with shower handset which would look spectacular alongside a free-standing bath.
Helen Clark, Marketing Manager here at Abode comments "With our new bathroom tap ranges we have tried to include ranges to suit all styles and budgets and we are sure our new collections will fulfil all customer desires."
The Abode ranges of traditionally inspired brassware is a perfect match to the more classical kitchen design.
To get more personal vintage styling into a period home, the elegant Abode Astbury Bridge mixer tap, with real ceramic handles captures the true design values of yesteryear. The tall swan neck, dual flow tap is a timeless design, inspired by the victorian era. It combines age-old design values with modern engineering technology to offer effortless quarter turn control of temperature and flow. There is also an optional extra to this beautifully designed tap, an independent handspray, ideal for washing vegetables and salads and getting into the corners of the sink.
The tap comes complete with adjustable inset legs, boxed with the tap and available in two finishes: Chrome and Pewter.
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