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TOTO Shangri-La Hotel opportunity.

Now, you can enjoy all the benefits of a TOTO Washlet, in addition to a chance to receive a FREE night for TWO at the 5 star Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London, the tallest building in Europe! Entering is simple: just purchase either 2 sets of TOTO SG Washlet and wall mounted WC combination, or TOTO’s flagship Neorest EW or AC with Versatile to be in with a chance to WIN!

* To qualify, any orders must be ordered in one order to be delivered to one location i.e. you cannot order one SG tomorrow and then add another one at a later date so that you then qualify for the promotion. Offers ends 30th November, 2018.

Washlet Technology.

So what is WASHLET Technology? It incorporates a unique wand that allows water to be used for personal cleaning in a way that leads to a completely new level of hygiene and comfort. The warm water cleans far more effectively than paper ever could. Its temperature and flow are easily adjusted by remote control, and the wand self-cleans before and after every use. The energy-saving mode can also be activated to increase efficiency.

Every aspect of WASHLET Technology, including the angle at which the water flows – with settings for front and rear cleansing – has been refined to perfection. It is the world’s most evolved toilet technology; the epitome of how Clean Technology enhances the bathroom experience.

TOTO Washlets offer next-level functionality, incorporated into a neat contemporary design, including:

  • heated WC seat
  • automated WC lid opening
  • warm air dryer
  • advanced wand control
  • WC pans incorporate advanced patented Tornado flushing – making them the best flushing rimless WC in a recent independent test

Hurry, to be in with a chance to enjoy a luxurious stay at the Shangri-La hotel in London, place your TOTO Washlet order with Versatile before 30th November, 2018. For further information or questions relating to TOTO Washlet or the TOTO Shangri-La Hotel opportunity, please call Versatile’s expert design team at +353 (0)46.902.9444 or email info@versatile.ie.

Now that the dust has settled on our hugely enjoyable and inspirational trip to Salone del Mobile in Milan, we have taken a minute to recap on the highlights of the exhibition and the trends we spotted coming down the line!

The Highlights from Salone del Mobile

What’s not to love about heading off to Milan for a late Spring trip, especially with a fabulous group of architects and interior designers! Difficult to narrow the list but here are some particular favourites:

  1. Immersing ourselves in the ultimate sensory experience with Dornbract‘s LifeSpa: the new frontier in wellness and health. We tried a 180-second Criosauna treatment (a sauna that operates at -160 °C thanks to the use of liquid nitrogen!), while the heat-seekers enjoyed steam rooms, chromotherapy rain showers, pool and Balneotherapy, which involves hot or cold water, massage through moving water, relaxation, or stimulation
  2. We enjoyed a first-hand look at Dornbracht’s Aquamoon multi-sensory shower launch, which is particularly minimalist by design, sitting flush to the ceiling and boosting mood through various flow modes and integrated lighting
  3. Thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality at the Effegibi exhibition, who epitomise the essence of ‘perfect wellness’, and their new Fitbox, which is a combination of a Hammam and a shower in a small but customisable space
  4. We can’t get enough of our Spanish tile partner, Apavisa, who introduced the new SLABS range of wall & floor tile. This is an ideal solution for commercial projects with anti-slip structured matte floor slabs +36 PTV and so many colour and size options for every space

Top tile trends

We spent a lot of our time exploring the bathrooms and tiles exhibitions, and really noticed some continuing and emerging new tile trends, including:

  1. Terrazzo tiles
  2. Glass block tiles
  3. Geometric and 3D geometric pattern tiles
  4. Large slab tiles in loud patterns

Enjoy perusing a selection of the pictures we took, and we will share more with you at next year’s Salone del Mobile 2019!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at +353 (0)46.902.9444 to discuss your next project or email info@versatile.ie.

Bewley’s reopens on Dublin’s Grafton Street

Bewley’s reopens on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Bewley’s Grafton Street, one of Dublin’s most iconic and celebrated landmarks, reopened its doors recently. After a multi-million-euro refurbishment, the much-loved and much-missed café is ready to welcome back customers.

Well done to Mechanical Consultants Richard Dixon & Associates and all involved. Versatile were delighted to supply Jaga Pebble Grill Trench for the main entrance along with Jaga Strada DBE radiators & LSA over door air curtains for this new refurbishment.

Jaga Pebbles

Pebbles is a new addition to the extensive Jaga range. It is an superbly crafted cast aluminium grille, a masterpiece of traditional metalwork. Pebbles has the strong appearance of a traditional heavy cast iron grille with all the advantages of light aluminium. The irregularly spaced and different shaped holes give the grille the appearance of a scattering of pebbles.

Bewley’s reopens on Grafton St Dublin

Jaga Strada DBE radiators

The Jaga Strada DBE is a slim-line classic radiator, available in a range of colours. The DBE (dynamic boost effect) technology gives a powerful injection of heat into the room, providing extra warmth from a simple and discreet heater. The surface temperature of the casing always remains safe, and all valves and connections are concealed within the casing – keeping this radiator looking neat and streamline. Strada DBE (dynamic boost effect) is also available with the super powered Twin heat exchangers, and is perfect for use with low temperature heating systems and ideal for use with heat pumps.

LSA Cassette Effect

LSA Cassette Effect – Recessed Air Curtain Range – Ready For Connection, With self-supporting sheet steel housing with no screws visible in sight area, powder coated in white RAL 9016 (PVC Free) other RAL Colours available on request. Sound and heat – damping insulation.

For more information contact The Versatile Team on 0469029444.

Black Bathrooms

Surely, I am not the only one that thinks that black is a go to colour from black clothes to black bathrooms? Is it a colour at all I wonder?

Anyway, since I first became aware of black bathrooms products at 4 years of age, I have been a fan. (The item was a coffee cup in my mother’s posh friend’s house.)
We here in Versatile bathrooms have noticed the very quiet introduction of black fittings from all of our manufacturers, matt black shower fittings and taps by Dornbracht to steel titanium basins by Alape to heated towel rails by Zehnder. Even some sanitary ware manufacturers like Laufen are producing black ceramics.

We have embraced the trend in our showroom have added many examples to our settings in w.c’s, basins and baths. For a touch of drama to an otherwise bland bathroom, to a commercial installation, black fittings are really on trend creating a cool easy vibe. We can now even order shower doors with black frames. Another plus is that it won’t require polishing.

It will be interesting to see it if this is a trend that is embraced by the designer community? Will it
become a design classic? We would love to see examples of any installations and will award a
basket of black accessories, for example toilet brushes, soap dishes to the most stylish. We dream
about bathrooms, I know, how sad! Black bathrooms are back for sure!

 

Love Catherine x

 


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Quality

The Dornbracht Group demands the highest standards of the designs, materials and surface finishes of all its products. Measures taken to ensure this include thorough, manual quality inspections after each production stage, functionality testing for every article that carries water and measurements to ensure the quality of the surface finish in all hotel bathrooms.

Sustainability

As far as Dornbracht is concerned, a responsible approach to natural raw materials, especially the resource of water, is one of the most important aspects of sustainable behaviour. Added to this are the use of materials that can be recycled, and product durability.

Lead-free: with Dornbracht basin and kitchen fittings, there is no possibility of additional lead getting into drinking water.

User safety

As a leading manufacturer in the premium segment, we represent ultimate reliability and value. This also includes those aspects of user safety that are seemingly taken for granted, such as the ability to set and adjust temperatures, or not having any sharp edges in the product design.

Design

The character of Dornbracht fittings is quite clear. Succinct in form, their proportion and precision give an overall impression of progressiveness. These sustainable aesthetics guarantee that the products will retain their value for a long time.

Check out our brochure to see our solutions for different aspirations.

Versatile Group design their own Alape Basins

Alape Goslar Christmas Market Visit

Visit to Goslar Christmas Market The Versatile Team and some of our clients enjoyed a visit to the Alape Manufacturers in Germany to find out all about Alape Basins.

This included finding out about the features and benefits of Alape Basins and getting to design our very own Alape Basin. Creating our own personalised basin was an opportunity to bring out our artistic sides and have some fun.

We also visited the World Heritage town of Goslar and experienced their wonderful Christmas market whose beautiful decorated food, drink and craft stalls were arranged in the shape of a star.

 

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Some of our personalised Alape basin designs

 

A bit about Alape Basins

Alape has over 114 years of history first making enamelled products for the home.
Adolf Lamprecht formed Alape in Penig/Germany.Alape Basin

The name Alape was formed by combining the starts of the founders.
The Bucket Sink was first manufactured in 1930 and is still being produced today; around 500,000 are produced each year. Most Houses in Germany have these sinks in garages or the cellar.
Glassed Titanium Steel is a composite material made of a steel body that is both robust and light at the same time, plus has a high quality, homogenous glass surface.
There is a thin layer technology that consists of three coats/three fires – max.
0.3mm.
At 830°C, the glaze that has been applied melts and becomes Glassed Titanium Steel.
What is impressive about products made of Glassed Titanium Steel is the precision in terms of their surfaces, edges, cut-out sections and basic geometric form.

 

Features & Benefits

• Impact and scratch resistant (due to thin layer technology)
• Colourfast, long-lasting surfaces
• Totally hygienic with anti-bacterial properties
• Can be individually altered for special designs (e.g. shape, position of fittings, lotion dispensers, dimensions)
• Optimum noise reduction thanks to a top quality soundproofing system (sound pads)
• Lightweight, can therefore go by parcel delivery
• Product is 100% recyclable
• Acid and heat resistant
• Glassed Titanium Steel is a highly resistant glazed surface that produces incomparable purity
• Glassed Titanium Steel is a composite material made of a steel body that is both robust and light at the same time.
• Discreet and purist in the design
• Elements blend in with the room without making any particular statement in regard to style or design
• Can be integrated into creative design

Glass Titanium Steel is Origami of Steel. You can bend it; fold it to produce unique designs which are friendly to the environment and long lasting.

To experience the quality and beauty of Alape glazed steel basins, visit Versatile Bathrooms + Tiles award-winning showroom at Beechmount Homepark, Navan or contact our expert team at +353(0)46.902.9444 or info@versatile.ie.

The Versatile team were attending the May Design series at Excel London.

They were guests of the International shower and brassware brand Dornbracht GMBH and Alape bathroom furniture at Excel London. Versatile are the Irish distributor for the prestigious brand, the Rolls Royce in this sector of home wares.

“We were very impressed by the technology and the R&D employed by this stunning brand”, says Catherine.Also in attendance was Christian Siegar of Siegar Design the Interior Design Company who visualise and design all the Dornbracht products.

For further information please contact Versatile. 046 902 9444

Chernobyl Children’s Project

We donated sanitary ware and tiles to a day care centre in Petrikov in Belarus which is 240km from the border with Chernobyl. The refugees from the political fall out in Ukraine are heading into Belarus The arctic will be heading there March next.

Versatile sponsored the Social entrepreneur award

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Photograph from Left to Right: David Hogan, Catherine Treacy MD Versatile, Mary O Sullian Sunday Indo at the Image Businesswoman of the year awards 2014

Image business woman of the year award

“I am delighted to sponsor this award as we began our own business many years ago. If I were to impart any words that would perhaps inspire or guide female entrepreneurs it would be to remember that from small beginnings great things can take form.

Being successful for me is about being practical, I think its important to try to remain down to earth as there are many things that you will learn along the way. Picking a good team and treating everyone you work with respect is important. But keep focused and keep on going. All the small things add up to the bigger picture”

Founding Director Catherine Treacy

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