Category: Tapware

From Wall To Wall

Wallpaper is making a comeback and we are here to share the news!

Wallpaper is all about making a statement and it’s an easy way to add unique character to a room. Whats more is, this decor treatment is no longer reserved for just the walls of your living room. Industry professionals, DIY renovators and everyone in between is jumping on board, dressing the walls of bathrooms with quirky motifs, haphazard poka-dots, modern florals, bold colour and luxe texture.

We couldn’t help get excited about this one, so we have pieced together some helpful hints and tips to get you up to speed with giving your bathroom walls the impact they deserve.

– Vinyl wallpaper is considered the ideal choice for wet areas like bathrooms and laundries, however with the correct treatment most wallpapers will work in these rooms of the home. For example if you have your heart set on a paper or fabric wallpaper consider hanging it away from direct splash zones like sinks, showers and baths and apply a suitable protective vanish it suit the specific wet zones you want to dress up. If in doubt do some investigation into the manufacturers specifications for the product and go from there.

– To ensure your wallpaper doesn’t become mouldy over time, first check your bathroom has adequate ventilation from an extractor fan or window. Then prep your walls with an anti-fungicide paste and use a mould-resistant adhesive during the installation.

Wallpaper will instantly breathe new life into an exisiting bathroom or create the impact in a new space that will make you and your guests linger longer, but it choosing the correct wallpaper is an art all in its own.

– Dark tones and big, bold patterns can make a small room feel spacious by lending a sense of opulence to the space.

– Designs that feature vertical lines will give an illusion of height, while horizontal prints can widen an otherwise cramped, narrow space.

– If walls covered in colour and prints just aren’t for you, choose a barely there faux render or watercolour effect. These subtle textures will have a luxe effect but still allow the fixtures, fittings and bathroom ware in the space to shine.

So style it your way… Be brave, have fun and remember nothing needs to be forever, so just go with a wallpaper that ‘sparks joy’ for you!

HERO IMAGE CREDITS: LOLA Freestanding Bath, SALUTO Freestanding Bath Filler, TROPICAL FOLIAGE – Anonymous, LA PALMA – Catherine Martin (nattyandpolly.com.au), COVEN – Maison C (maisonc.com), AIR – Borastapeter (wallpapertrader.com).

WELS Who Knew?

A bathroom renovation or build can quickly turn into a mind field of plumbing terminology and numbers that can be tricky to get your head around. So heres a quick break down of one of the most important efficiency rating systems you need to know about.

So what does WELS Star rating mean?

WELS is short for Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme. This global standard water rating allows consumers to be environmentally conscious and economically savvy. As it compares the water efficiency between different products including tap ware, toilet suites, washing machines, dishwashers and so on. Its simple really, the higher star rating a product has.

Its compulsory for all water consumption product to have a WELS Star rating and its illegal for any of these products to be advertised or promoted without featuring this information. So keep an eye out and make smart decisions when purchasing these products because your back pocket and your environment will thank you for it, in the long run.

Here’s some interesting facts to get you thinking.

– A 3 STAR rated toilet suite will use 6L per full flush and 3L per half flush.

– A 4 STAR rated toilet suite will use 4.5L per full flush and 3L per half flush.

– With an average of 35 flushes per person, per week in Australia, the choice is easy isn’t it?

  A 3 STAR rated shower head will use 8.5L of water per minute.

– A 4 STAR rated shower head will use 7L of water per minute.

– The average Australian’s shower lasts seven minutes and a quarter of the population showers twice a day! Furthermore most of us are willing to watch and waste 15 seconds of perfectly good cold water before the temperature meets our liking. Now do the maths on those numbers.

If you want to find out more about how water efficient your household is head over to this super helpful CITY OF MELBOURNE Water Use Calculator, after all the numbers don’t lie.

CREDITS: https://bright-r.com.au/australias-hour-of-shower-is-revealed-in-new-research/

Introducing Summer 2020…

Summer 2020 has arrived in a blinding array of fresh, bright whites and stunning new finishes, perfect for seeing the next decade in. But it’s more that just good looks, very good looks in fact! This collection of new products by Decina also features an exciting range of new and exclusive innovations and technology, that will have you wanting more.

 

BOLD. BETTER. BLACK.

You can’t deny the impact of black and while grey has been a strong styling choice over the last couple of years, things are about to get a whole lot more bold and Decina is here ready with the goods.

Darker tones, specially black are here & making a real statement within the bathroom ware space. We are seeing luxe, matte black finishes, along side high-gloss combinations of ivory and ebony, not to mention an array of darkened textures and treatments unlike any others seen before.

Synonymous with sophistication, black is actually very versatile and can enhance any bathroom style from contemporary to elegant and even classic. For all your darkest bath time desires Decina presents an extensive collection of black temptations for 2020.

 

LEFT to RIGHT and TOP to BOTTOM: ELINEA 1500/1790 Freestanding Bath, DUO Dolce Vita 24-Jet Spa Bath, LAGO Dolce Vita 26-Jet Spa Bath, ANGELIQUE Dolce Vita 14-Jet Spa Bath.

Freestanding baths moulded from sanitary-grade acrylic and premium spa baths featuring chic black fittings and jets.

 

LEFT to RIGHT and TOP to BOTTOM: MANHATTAN Shower Enclosure, VERSO Shower Tower, M-SERIES 1150 Freestanding Shower Panel, FLORENCIA Counter Top Basin, FLORENCIA Counter Top Basin.

Freestanding and fixed matte black shower panels and enclosures with new charcoal tinted, toughen safety glass. An innovation in showering tapware available for the first time in Australia, exclusive through Decina. Basins in exciting new textures with a pop-up plug attention to detail that will make you smile.

So come with us and take a walk on the dark side because black will always be the new black.

HERO IMAGE CREDITS: MANHATTAN Alcove Shower Screen, SOFIA Shower Tower.

More Than Just A Shower…

Shower Towers are the new, all -in-one, compact, versatile and fully concealed tapware innovation from Decina. Like nothing else available in the Australian market place, these premium designs are streamline and combine functionality,

ergonomics and luxury. A Decina exclusive The Verso and Sofia Shower Towers are loaded with features that are guaranteed to challenge everything you ever thought a shower was.


VERSO – Matte White & Matte Black
(Features top to bottom):
∙ Natural Rainfall Shower
∙ Cascading Waterfall Outlet
∙ 36 x Ergonomic Body Massage Jets
∙ Four-Way Shower Function Diverter
∙ Temperature Control
∙ Versatile Hand Shower
∙ Flexible 1.5m Stainless Steel Hose
∙ Soap Dispenser
∙ Built-In Shelf
  WELS 3 Star, 8.5L/Min
  7 YEAR WARRANTY

 

 

SOFIA – Matte White & Matte Black
(Features top to bottom):
∙ Natural Rainfall Shower
∙ Cascading Waterfall Outlet
∙ 24 x Ergonomic Body Massage Jets
∙ Four-Way Shower Function Diverter
∙ Temperature Control
∙ Versatile Hand Shower
∙ Flexible 1.5m Stainless Steel Hose
∙ 24 x Ergonomic Body Massage Jets
  WELS 4 Star, 7L/Min
  7 YEAR WARRANTY

 

 

 

More than just a shower… Watch and find out why!