In New York and Connecticut

OCEANIA -  POSTED: 08/03/20

CLICK HERE to see the binder sheet for the new Oceania Chilko 64.  Printed copies to follow soon.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS    -  POSTED: 08/03/20

California Faucets just updated their Finish Estimated Lead Time again:

  • LPG now has an estimated lead time of 4-8 weeks.  Info on LSG should be updated soon  
  • USS is now 3 to 6 weeks

Colonial Bronze    -  POSTED: 07/25/20

Click Here to view a short video on discovering the possibilities with Colonial Bronze

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS    -  POSTED: 07/22/20

Dramatic Lead Time Progress!

California Faucets has announced the following updated ETA’s on their most popular finishes:

PC: 2-4 weeks

SN: 3-5 weeks

MBLK: 4-6 weeks

PN (PVD): 4-6 weeks

USS (PVD): 4-7 weeks

SB (PVD):  4-8 weeks

 You can always get the latest information on lead times here:

 https://www.calfaucets.com/covid19-lead-times.  

 Lead times keep coming down and are changing weekly. For all other finishes, please contact orders@calfaucets.com

 As always, if you have a special request or need please reach out to us. We appreciate your business and support.

OCEANIA -  Posted: 07/16/20

              

The new “Muskoka” 67”x36”x22” free-standing tub from the Oceania “Authentik” Signature Series is now available. 

It is already in the 2020 Price Book on page 29. 

Color sheets will be out soon. 

CLICK HERE to take a look!

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS    -  POSTED: 07/14/20

Click Here to view a short Video to see what's new at California Faucets

THE FURNITURE GUILD -  Posted: 07/14/20

 

The Furniture Guild just announced that their lead times are back to pre-COVID speed.

Lead times for standard pieces are currently 4-6 weeks,

Metal and Automotive finish pieces are currently 6-8 weeks, CAD custom is currently 2 weeks on top of standard lead time, and the Guilder Collection is at your door in 2 weeks.

California Faucets    -  Posted: 07/14/20

We are pleased to report that the California Faucets factory is now back in full operation and able to produce all of our 28 artisan finishes!

CLICK HERE to read more

California Faucets    -  Posted: 06/30/20

Updated Lead Times

New finishes (ACF, ANF, ABF, GRP, BLKN)  have been added to the California Faucets list of available finishes to order.  You can see the entire list here:

https://www.calfaucets.com/covid19-lead-times

We hope to have all the finishes available soon!

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 06/29/20

Small Space? Oceania Has a Perfectly Unique Solution! 

The Optimale Series from Oceania Baths is a unique  concept for small spaces that combines the bathtub and shower space.  With over 75 possible configurations, designers are excited to learn about this option!
 
To make things easier, Oceania Baths now has a new Interactive Optimale Configurator Tool available at www.oceania-attitude.com to help you show the clients the possibilities that await!
 
Click Here for a tutorial to explain how the Configurator tool works.

California Faucets    -  Posted: 06/17/20

Progress to fully re-opening the California Faucets factory continues to move forward. 

Starting tomorrow, the factory will be adding the following finishes:  SBZ, LSG, BNU.  This brings us to 15 finishes now available.  

Please CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date information on Lead Times.

California Faucets    -  Posted: 06/09/20

FACTORY UPDATE:

The factory is steadily gearing up; beginning tomorrow, June 10, they will be back up to full staff for all shifts and production will increase accordingly.  

The following finishes will be added: BTB, ORB and LPG.  They are already offering these finishes: PC, SN, PN, MBLK, PB SB, USS, BBU and PBU.

If all continues to go well, they will be adding more finishes for each of the next three weeks which will bring us to all finishes with a full staff.  

A note of caution: The virus numbers in the State of CA are ticking up.  As has been the case this entire time, the safety for the factory team is the number one concern; management has been monitoring conditions vigilantly. Should anything pop up that would alter the current course, we will keep you advised.  

OCEANIA -  Posted: 06/09/20

Oceania Baths just announced that their “London” tub is back in stock!  And, special net pricing is available for orders of 3 on one PO shipping to one location. 

Email us at dan@creativebathsales.com to receive more info.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 06/02/20

California Faucets is pleased to announce that they are progressing well with the factory re-opening.  As a result, starting today (6/2/20), the following finishes will be added to production: PB, SB, USS, BBU, PBU.

These are in addition to the four finishes already in production: PC, SN, PN, & MBLK

If all continues to go well, the factory is planning to add more finishes mid next week.  This all depends on no changes due to the virus or other issues at the factory.  

All in all, very encouraging news!

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 05/23/20

CLICK HERE for an important update on the California Faucets factory from Jeff Silverstein, CEO.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 05/23/20

NEW All-Brass Multifunction Handshowers are a quick and easy way to enhance the overall bathing experience while adding a spa-like sense of luxury to the bath

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 04/30/20

UPDATE FROM CALIFORNIA FAUCETS ON COMPANY OPERATIONS DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC 

Hope everyone is safe and doing well during this Pandemic. This will pass sooner than later and normalcy will be here again. I wanted to update you on California Faucets Covid-19 status.

As you know, California Faucets decided to pause factory operations last month to protect the safety and health of all employees, their families and the community-at-large. 

After careful planning, they have determined that they can safely build and ship California Faucets Polished Chrome and Satin Nickel orders*.   They are doing this with a skeletal crew that can comfortably adhere to the strictest of expert guidelines to retain a safe and healthy work environment. 

Currently, they are only able to do this with Polished Chrome and Satin Nickel because neither requires the multi-step processes and larger finishing crews to produce the more complex artisan finishes.   Existing PC and SN orders are now in production and all new PC and SN orders will be promptly entered and scheduled. 

Shipping times will be delayed initially as they re-start operations and begin to work on back orders.  Please give them about two weeks before asking about specific PO’s as they work to navigate the situation.   

The factory is assuming all orders you’ve sent in prior to the factory pausing production remain current and will ship accordingly unless we hear from you.

They will continue to enter new orders for all finishes, create RMAs, respond to customer service inquiries, provide technical assistance, as well as ship critical components like valves and cartridges.  

We all eagerly look forward to a day very soon when they can safely expand production to the rest of the finishes.  But they will not do it any sooner than is believed to be safe for their employees and reflects the caring spirit of the stay at home order.  Flattening the curve and protecting the health of all, especially the most vulnerable, remains the number one priority.

* Note: If you are also a dealer of Dezi Home, those items will also begin shipping but in Polished Chrome only.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 04/14/20

Dear Friend of California Faucets,

While our marketing team continues to work remotely during California's "stay at home" order, we decided to produce a public service announcement to remind everyone how important it is to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.  Dubbed the "Wash Your Paws" campaign, we hope it brings a smile to your face.  We hope you'll share this entertaining but important message with all your friends and associates. 

We have two fabulous pets to share with you! Click the link below to see the video on your preferred platform.

Cooper: Facebook  |  Instagram
Baloo: FacebookInstagram

Want to get in on this public service campaign?  Take a photo or video of your pet washing their paws and email it to us at marketingapps@calfaucets.com, so we can share it on our Facebook and/or Instagram.  And don't forget to wash your own paws for at least 20 seconds!

Stay healthy!

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 04/06/20

PLEASE READ THIS LETTER FROM JEFF SILVERSTEIN AT CALIFORNIA FAUCETS ABOUT THEIR COMPANY OPERATIONS DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC 

Dear Select Dealers:

I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy.  We understand that everyone is operating under difficult circumstances while navigating this unprecedented and rapidly changing situation.  We are doing our best to be a good business partner, a valued supplier, and an overall good world citizen during this difficult COVID-19 crisis.

I want to take a moment to update the current status of operations at California Faucets, Dezi Home and PVD Coatings.  While we could try to argue that we meet the “technical” classification of essential, we cannot in good conscience put our employees at risk of exposure, nor the community-at-large.  We believe we need to err on the side of protecting lives rather than short term commerce.  For these reasons, we have elected to continue to keep our production facility closed in accordance with the State of California “Stay at Home” order.

However, we continue to work remotely and have a very minimal staff in the factory to continue serving urgent needs (e.g. roughs, cartridges, etc.).  Please note:

  •  We have bolstered the ability for more of our customer service staff to work from home in order to give you more prompt service. 
  •  We have updated lead time information for visibility on projected lead times once we are able to reopen at https://www.calfaucets.com/covid19-lead-times
  •  We continue to fulfill and ship essential repair parts, cartridges, rough valves, etc.
  •  While we have rough valves in stock and can ship them, we may not “allocate” larger stocking orders to ensure we have sufficient supply available for everyone (we don’t want our rough valve area to look like your local supermarket toilet paper shelf 😊).
  •  We cannot accept returns at this time as there are no personnel in the factory to receive and process them.

 In addition, please note the following important contact information to reach our team working from home:

  •  For new orders:  We will continue to receive and process new orders via email only at orders@calfaucets.com.  We will enter them as usual and you should receive an emailed order confirmation as always, but we will not begin production until the factory re-opens.  
  •  For all customer service-related questions:  info@calfaucets.com.  We will respond to you as swiftly as circumstances will allow, so thank you for your patience and understanding.
  •  For technical questions:  techsupport@calfaucets.com.  If you need to speak directly to a technician, please include a phone number, and the on-duty technician will contact you.
  •  For accounting questions:  victorn@calfaucets.com.

 In the meantime, don't forget to sanitize, wash your hands, and maintain social distance in accordance with the guidance from scientific experts.

 Stay Safe, 

 Jeff Silverstein

President & CEO

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 04/06/20

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM OCEANIA: FACTORY RE-OPENING

Oceania has gotten approval to re-open and operate as an essential business manufacturer. Keeping our employee’s healthy and safe is our first priority, in order to do so we will be operating on a skeleton crew. Please take note that this could result in additional lead time, we deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause you.

For the time being, our customer service department will be available weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET. We will be shipping products twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
As the situation unfolds, we will keep you updated if any changes occurs.

Thank you for your understanding and continuous support.

We, at Oceania Baths, deeply hope you and your loved ones are safe and well.

Warm regards,

The Oceania Team

THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA )-  Posted: 04/04/20

Please CLICK HERE to read this important letter from Hib Johnson at The Furniture Guild regarding their company operations during this COVID19 pandemic. 

DADOquartz - Posted: 03/24/20

DADOquartz currently has approximately 300 bathtubs, and even more basins, in stock in their Charleston, SC,  warehouse, with more inventory on the way.  The warehouse is open and shipping!   

Additionally, they have introduced an even more generous “spiff” program; please email us at dan@creativebathsales.com, if you would like to receive a copy.

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 03/24/20

FACTORY SHUTDOWN COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM OCEANIA

Today, March 23rd, the Government of Quebec has ordered the shutdown of all non-essential businesses until  April 13th 2020. Therefore, we will be stopping our operations for the next three weeks. 
If you are currently waiting for an order, please be assured that we will procced it in the best lead time possible upon our reopening. 
Please contact us at info@oceaniabaths.com if you need to make changes to any orders. All emails send to this address will be answered within 48h.
We sincerely thank you for your understanding and wish you all safety and good health.

COLONIAL BRONZE (Covered in NY, CT, NJ)-  Posted: 03/23/20

Colonial Bronze will remain open during this pandemic as an essential manufacturer of medical equipment as defined by the Department of Homeland Security because they supply antimicrobial copper alloy products to the medical equipment industry.

On that note, we all know that copper and its alloys, brass and bronze, do kill bacteria.  While we cannot go so far as to say these alloys kill the COVID-19 virus, the supporting research demonstrates that it does kills coronaviruses.

For the time being, we encourage you to read this March 16, 2020 article from Fast Company describing in detail copper's history of killing bacteria. 

https://www.fastcompany.com/90476550/copper-kills-coronavirus-why-arent-our-surfaces-covered-in-it

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 03/23/20

Click here to read this important message from Jeff Silverstein at California Faucets about their factory closing.

Accounts can check on orders during this pandemic by using info@calfaucets.com as stated in the letter.  There is also an email for technical help: techsupport@calfaucets.com that everyone can use.

The factory remains shut to protect the health of over 150 factory workers. 

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 03/20/20

This email was distributed today

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS WILL BE CLOSED INDEFINITELY STARTING TODAY,
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
 .

As many of you have already heard, the Governor of California, Gavin Newson, has issued an executive order (https://covid19.ca.gov/img/N-33-20.pdf) mandating that the entire state must “stay in place” except for critical services such as food and medical care.
 
What does this mean to you? California Faucets doesn't know how long the factory will be closed. The phones at this point will not be answered by humans: they are in the process of putting in place a voicemail system remotely. We will let you know when this system is up and working.
 
As this health crisis continues the Creative Bath Sales Team is here to help you with any questions or concerns.

Please stay safe and healthy!

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 03/09/20

Its probably not news to anyone that supply chain interruptions from China are impacting manufacturers worldwide.  We will post news of this when we hear that any of our manufacturers are affected as we get word on it. On that note,  Oceania has a few items that are manufactured abroad and two of them are currently out-of-stock:

LO5901 London White (Influence line)

Suggestion: Consider the Chilko model as a potential substitute

QI105 Matte Black Bath Screen

We will advise when these items are available again. 

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 03/04/20

Four new tubs from Oceania Baths!

Click here for more information on the Sikome

Click here for more information on the Pure

Click here for more information on the Pure 603016

Click here for more information on Fixed Shower Screens

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 03/02/20

The Influence Series from Oceania is a selection of free-standing Soakers starting at $3,268 List Price and include a factory-installed polished chrome linear overflow and drain.

Perfect for those clients seeking high quality at a great price.  CLICK HERE to view a single sheet of the various styles.  

Colonial Bronze is instituting a price increase effective April 1, 2020.

At the request of our customers, Colonial Bronze is combining the standard brass hardware line with the Tanners Craft and Josef Ruefelli product lines into one price list.  There will no longer will be a need to access three different price lists in order to provide your customer with pricing.

Some highlights of the new price list:

  • Effective date of the increase is April 1, 2020

  • They have increased the threshold for free freight to $2,500.00 NET

  • The set-up charge for custom center to center dimensions OTHER THAN IN FULL OR ½ INCH INCREMENTS is now $95.00 NET – in other words, if you order a 13 ½” on center custom handle, there is NO set-up charge for that unusual center.  However, if you order a 13 3/8” on center custom handle, the additional charge will be $95.00 NET.

  • There are five new finishes, all of which are Tier 3 pricing

 

    • Weathered Brass ( WB),
    • Frost™  Brass (4F)
    • Frost™  Nickel ( 15F)
    • Frost ™ Black (19F), and
    • Frost ™ Chrome (26F)

 

  • The restocking fee for Tanners Craft has increased to 50% because the handles are truly made specifically for your customer and they do a good job making sure the leather NEVER comes off (which makes it very, very hard to handle a Tanners Craft return).

 

  • For certain Tanners Craft custom length pieces, a die charge of $100.00 NET will be added to the cost of the order if they do not currently have a die for the requested size.  The items that will require custom dies are: L270, L271, L272, L273, L275, L276, L460 and L711.  The custom die insures that the quality of the customized hardware meets your expectations.

 

Your copies of the printed price list will be in the mail to you shortly.  As always, we thank you for your support of Colonial Bronze; proudly made in the USA!

OCEANIA -  Posted: 01/29/20

NEW PRICING FOR OCEANIA BATHS IN EFFECT 
THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST. 
CLICK HERE TO SEE A PDF.

COLONIAL BRONZE (Covered in NY, CT, NJ)-  Posted: 01/28/20

Did you know that Colonial Bronze…

 …offers over 67,000 items!

…makes everything from scratch in their USA factory

…does many custom items for clients with specific needs

 Colonial Bronze helps clients get what they truly want; no need to “settle” for what is available or what other hardware companies can offer that is “close enough.”

This also helps combat the erosion of the market to home centers and internet-based only outlets. 

And it can be profitable.  It takes just as much time to sell a $7 knob as it does a $37 knob.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 01/07/20

No time for a CEU presentation but would like the credit (and knowledge)?  You can now easily take the California Faucet’s CEU course online!  CLICK HERE to get started.

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Have a client looking for a large showerhead?  But they want it to be sleek and ultra-thin? 

And available in over 30 finishes?  CLICK HERE to find your answer!

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 12/20/19

A very special thanks to all Oceania accounts enjoying great profits by taking advantage of the Pure Bath Program; models PUR6030 and PU6032.

They have had their second shift concentrate on building inventory this month and there are now many Pure tubs ready to ship in January!

Other great sellers from Oceania include the Chilko, Kelowna, Tahoe and Loft.

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Oceania will have a price increase in 2/1/20. 

CLICK HERE to read a recently posted letter about it from the factory.

OCEANIA -  Posted: 12/18/19

Just a reminder - Oceania's Factory Schedule For December:

Christmas Season Factory Shutdown Dates

Christmas Holidays are fast approaching and Oceania will be closing this year for a two week period:

December 20th (noon) through January 5th , 2020

To ensure everything goes smoothly, we invite you to place your orders in advance if you would like them shipped prior to the shutdown.

Last order date to ensure shipment this year is Friday,

December 6th

Last shipping day will be December 19th

Orders received after December 6th will be processed as quickly as possible. Be assured of our usual cooperation, and do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care representatives for more information or for emergencies.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 11/22/19

California Faucets has introduced Mulholland StyleDrain, the first of four new drain styles by renowned Beverly Hills interior designer Christopher Grubb for the company’s patented, award-winning StyeDrain® collection.

CLICK HERE to see the drain and read what KBB Online reports

CLICK HERE for more info from KB Resource

THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA )-  Posted: 11/20/19

Want to learn more about the new “Guilder” series from The Furniture Guild?  Visit their website homepage, scroll to the bottom and click “Downloads” to access Pricing, Installation instructions and four new videos. 

Or, click on this link: https://files.thefurnitureguild.com/s/Albo7Aa33aWL3YP?path=%2FGuilder

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What's new in bathroom furniture design? Elegant detailing; such as the new inlays from The Furniture Guild. 

CLICK HERE to see it featured DPHA Connections Newsletter...

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 11/04/19

 

California Faucets has new StyleDrain™ grids coming out designed by Christopher Grubb. 

CLICK HERE to read all about it.

THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA)-  Posted: 11/07/19

CLICK HERE to view spectacular new products and features from The Furniture Guild!

THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA)-  Posted: 11/04/19

Click Here for details regarding the upcoming Furniture Guild price changes

COLONIAL BRONZE (Covered in NY, CT, NJ)-  Posted: 11/04/19

Good News on Lead Times!

Appliance Pulls: 26 days

Cabinet hardware : 21 days

Josef Ruefelli: 27 days

Pivots: 23 days

Tanners Craft :25 days

QSP appliance pulls: 21 days

QSP cabinet hardware: 16 days

QSP pivots: 17 days 

OCEANIA (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV)    -  Posted: 10/10/19

CLICK HERE to see the spec sheets for the new Pure 16 tub from Oceania that is 16” High. (Shown is the original Pure Tub)

You can order it with Left or Right Hand Outlet.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 10/02/19

Please CLICK HERE to read the Sept 30 update on the ERP Software Implementation progress from Jeff Silverstein at California Faucets.

Please note that, while tremendous progress is being made towards getting back to our Estimated Lead Times, the factory is still asking for 2-3 more weeks on average.  We’ll let you know when they are back to our usual ETA’s.

OCEANIA -  Posted: 10/02/19

The beautiful Kelowna 66 free-standing tub from the “Authentik Signature Series” from Oceania Baths on display in a showroom in Canada.  Note the special Matte Gold finish! 

You can find this tub on page 15 in your Oceania 2019 price book.  This was posted by a Designer and has been getting a lot of views and positive comments on Instagram!

CLICK HERE for additional information on these Special Finishes.

THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA )-  Posted: 10/02/19

Once again, The Furniture Guild is happy to announce a shortened lead time on all metal vanities!  

Furniture Guild Lead Times as of October 1, 2019

100/200/400/500 Series: 4-6 Weeks

Automotive Finish Vanities: 6-8 weeks

600 Series and ALL metal (including bases & frames, 295 Edwin & 505 Josie): 8 weeks

** All custom orders or orders in which drawings have been requested add 1-2 weeks for CAD drawings – Once signed drawings are received, standard lead time will resume 

 CLICK HERE to see a revised Lead Times pdf.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 09/26/19

CLICK HERE for a New Products Guide just released by California Faucets. All products are available for ordering now. 

Please keep in mind that estimated lead times on these and all products are longer than usual as the new software implementation is in the works. 

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 09/18/19

New door available in the Oceania Baths Optimale ML concept

Oceania Baths continues to expand their Optimale Series due to great acceptance; Thank you for your support!

 

Pictured above is the Agaya shower door in Matte Black and Polished Chrome in the Optimale Concept configurations on linear mounting (ML).  Gorgeous!

CLICK HERE to see the pricing.

THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA)-  Posted: 09/17/19

CLICK HERE to see the new and improved lead times from The Furniture Guild. 

Due to new production methods and the hard work of their production team, they have been able to shorten their metal lead times!

OCEANIA   -  Posted: 08/19/19 

 

CLICK HERE for info on Oceania new list pricing on their White & Matt Black Linear Waste & Overflow drains.

 

CLICK HERE to see the new Chilko product Sheets in the Freestanding Bath Section.

The new Chilko-DMF now has a ledge for deck-mount faucet installation.

 

CLICK HERE for the new Special Finish Product sheet for the Authentik Signature Freestanding Baths.

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 07/15/19

There is a new freestanding bathtub from Oceania featuring a one-of-a-kind shape.  CLICK HERE to take a look!

  

Carbon Fiber finishes are now available on the Authentik Signature Series from Oceania.  CLICK HERE to see these special finishes.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 07/10/19

California Faucets ERP Software Implementation Update:

As California Faucets enters week 2 of their new ERP Software implementation, we continue to be encouraged by the progress they have made.  

Behind the scenes, they are working feverishly to ensure that our customers have as little disruption to their business as possible.  Most of you will not experience any significant difference between the old system and their new and improved system.

However, we appreciate your patience if you do experience any delays in receiving your orders. 

Please CLICK HERE to read an update letter from Jeff Silverstein, President & CEO.

DADOquartz - Posted: 06/28/19

Sometimes a trucking company accidently damages a tub in transit.  Here is one such example, their beautiful Vivane model. 

Now they now have a perfect VIVIANE tub again!

 

THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA)-  Posted: 06/21/19

The Furniture Guild has revamped their printed Catalog pages and are in the process of distributing out materials over the next month.

These will replace all old catalog tabs and pages as there are too many photos and information for discontinued products.

In the meantime, here is the link where the new Catalog pages can be viewed in PDF format:

https://files.thefurnitureguild.com/s/Albo7Aa33aWL3YP?path=%2FCatalogs 

Important: The 2018 price book is still in effect so that should be left in the binders. They are working on the next price book, which will be labeled 2020 Pricing; due out by October.

We are told there are some amazing new products coming!

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 06/20/19

Oceania just release the price lists for the new Agaya & Marelia doors.

CLICK HERE for the Agaya

CLICK HERE for the Marelia

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 06/17/19

 

CLICK HERE for a quick reference dimension guide for California Faucets main kitchen collection of faucets. It might be a very handy tool for you!

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 06/13/19

We’re pleased to announce that California Faucets has just received a Telly Award for their video “Bath Time”!  

The Telly Awards honors excellence in local, regional, and cable television commercials, as well as today’s most exciting digital videos for all screens, as voted on by The Telly Awards Judging Council—a group of over 200 working industry leaders.

The California Faucets video features the increasingly popular Descanso Series tub filler, widespread faucet, and shower system and reprises a version of the catchy tune from their previous award-winning video “Aqua Pella.” 

CLICK HERE to view more details on the Press Release.  Please CLICK HERE to email us if you want to learn more about how you can use this video in your showroom marketing.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 06/11/19

…get a grip!  So let’s talk Grab Bars.  😊

Slippery surfaces can make shower enclosures and bath tubs rather treacherous at times so a WELL-placed grab bar can help prevent accidents for all ages.

I know, I know…grab bars have been a little bit ugly in the past! 

But not now!!

California Faucets NEW decorative grab bars:

TEN different style options to complement each of our faucets series (we love details just like you).

TWENTY-EIGHT finishes.

Various lengths (12” – 48”).

Valsan -  Posted: 06/06/19

Introducing Valsan's 2019 Catalog and Price List!


Here are some of the changes to our policies and offerings:
  • Minimum order has been eliminated
  • Drop ship fee to a residence has been eliminated
 
New additions to our existing collections including:
  • Paper Towel Holder
  • Single Perpendicular Towel Bar
  • Double Perpendicular Towel Bar
  • 9 inch Towel Bar
  • 12 inch Glass Shelf
  • Glass Shelves and Grab Bars to our Kingston Collection
  • Free Standing Soap Dispenser to our Pombo Essential Collections
  • Additional Finishes including Matte Black, Polished Brass, Unlacquered Brass and Gold to most collections
 
New Collections:
  • Axis - Contemporary
  • Industrial - Loft Inspired
  • Olympia - Traditional
  • Custom Design Solutions - If you don't see something - say something!!

Dezi Home -  Posted: 06/06/19

CLICK HERE to see the ultimate bath rack from Dezi Home. 

It is adjustable, won’t slip off the tub with its rubber gromets and holds a tablet nicely!

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 05/24/19

In the interest of communicating accurate lead time information to our customers, we would like to inform you of the following two issues from California Faucets:

  •  The current inventory of ribbon spouts-- used in the 72 and 78 Series-- are not meeting their strict quality standards when it comes to polished finishes.  Therefore, they are temporarily not accepting orders for any 72 or 78 Series faucets in polished finishes until further notice.  These finishes include:  Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Polished Brass, Lifetime Polished Gold, French Gold, and Black Nickel.  The 72 and 78 Series may, however, still be ordered in all other finishes.
  • The current inventory used in their Deluxe Angle Stop program is not meeting their normal quality standards.  In an abundance of caution, they are not shipping any pending orders, nor accepting any new orders, for all finishes until further notice.  The affected SKU’s are: 9000, 9001, 9004, and 9005 and also Angle Stop Kits that contain the affected SKU’s: 9820 to 9834, 9851, & 9853.

 California Faucets apologizes for this inconvenience and would like to assure their valued customers that they are working diligently to resolve the above issues. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.   

COLONIAL BRONZE (Covered in NY, CT, NJ)-  Posted: 05/17/19

Visit the Colonial Bronze Booth #2563 at ICFF

COLONIAL BRONZE (Covered in NY, CT, NJ)-  Posted: 05/14/19

Please note that Colonial Bronze is currently experiencing longer lead times on 4 finishes: # 9 (Polished Bronze), 10 (Satin Bronze), M10 (Matte Satin Bronze) and CU (Polished Copper).

Please check on the current lead time if you order in one of these four finishes.  Thank you!

OCEANIA   -  Posted: 05/14/19

Please note that Oceania Baths will be closed on Monday, May 20, for Victoria Day.

Victoria Day  is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday preceding May 24, in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday.

The holiday has been observed in Canada since at least 1845, originally falling on Victoria's actual birthday (May 24, 1819). It continues to be celebrated in various fashions across the country; the holiday has always been a distinctly Canadian observance. Victoria Day is a federal statutory holiday, as well as a holiday in six of Canada's ten provinces and all three of its territories.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 04/29/19

We are deeply sorry to let you know that Fred Silverstein, the beloved founder of California Faucets, unexpectedly passed away last night.  

For those of you who were fortunate enough to know Fred, you know what a truly special human being he was and what a loss it is; not only for family, friends, and community, but for employees and the industry at large.  We are both deeply saddened and enormously grateful for the legacy he leaves behind. 

In honor of Fred, the factory will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday, April 30) and will re-open on Wednesday. 

Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 04/25/19

 

The sleek and contemporary ultra-thin showerheads from California Faucets made the “101 Top Plumbing Products” list from Building Design & Construction! 

CLICK HERE to see read more.

California Faucets continues to receive awards and industry recognition for ground-breaking products. 

CLICK HERE to read about the 77 Series Morrow Bay series and its “floating handle!”

CLICK HERE to read how California Faucet’s ZeroDrain is a money-saving product.  (Hint: Installation time and ongoing maintenance)

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 04/23/19

A brief discussion on whether to select Living Finishes or PVD Finishes for your faucets…

Living finishes are uncoated metal; they’re beautiful, like a fine piece of jewelry.  But they will uniquely age and change over time.  Finish care instructions must be followed!

PVD finishes, or Physical Vapor Deposition, come with a lifetime guarantee against tarnishing.  Super-hard and molecularly bonded, PVD is by far the most durable finish available.

Why select a PVD finish?  After all, the most commonly heard objection to PVD is “Living Finishes are more beautiful.” 

This is true.  From a purely artisan point of view, many clients say they look better when compared to PVD finishes.  However, once PVD finishes are installed in the bath or kitchen, there will be no side by side comparisons so the PVD finish will look good and remain stable for many, many years.  Not so with Living Finishes!

Living Finishes constantly change (patina) and require much more care if you want to avoid an uneven or “blotchy” look.  When more than one Living finish faucet is installed in the bath or kitchen, they can even look very different from each other!

For a more even look, faucet wax should be applied to Living Finishes ASAP after installation.  Plumbers usually have chemicals on their hands, which transfers directly to the uncoated metal of Living Finishes during the installation.  This will affect the patina process where they touched the faucet.

Additionally, faucet wax should be reapplied on a regular basis.  Living finishes are a commitment that must be explained and understood during the sales process.

On the other hand, PVD requires little care.  It is like an inexpensive insurance; pay a little more now for the faucet but you are covered with a lifetime guarantee against tarnishing.

California Faucets offers 13 PVD finishes, more than any other Manufacturer we know of!   Consider a PVD finish like Carbon (CB) or Mocha Bronze (MOB), when thinking about using a Living Finish like Oil Rubbed Bronze (ORB).

Another common complaint we hear from Homeowners is “no one told me what will happen to my Living Finish!”  Let’s be sure to continue to educate clients on the differences so they know what they are buying.  Otherwise, we increase our chances for a finish complaint and loss of good will.

OCEANIA   -  Posted: 04/16/19

You should have received a memo yesterday advising of a revised current lead time of 3-4 weeks for most Oceania products.  This is due to a high volume of orders…so thank you!

Please note that all Influence freestanding tubs are not affected with this production delay; those items will continue shipping in 5 Business Days.

Moving forward, Oceania has new software that has been implemented to help with their production process.  They are also working on a second shift that will concentrate mostly on “Pure” tubs production as this model is an Oceania best-seller.

Please always note the delivery date that is on all order confirmations so you can keep your clients informed

This delay is temporary; we will advise as soon as Oceania is back to their regular ETA’s. As always, we appreciate your support!

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 04/16/19

Please note that Oceania will be closed for the Easter Holiday on Monday, April 22.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 04/11/19

 

From California Faucets - the CF Descanso high spout in the ANF finish with black carbon fiber cross handles!

Click Here for more pictures.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 04/03/19

California Faucets had a record setting month in March; we thank all our customers for their support! 

We are also pleased to report that despite the wonderful spike in volume, we currently do not anticipate significant delays in shipping, with one exception... 

The only item that currently merits mentioning is our Terra Mar 78 Series ribbon spout (formerly the 72 Series).  We are unfortunately experiencing some spot outages and delays on the 78 Series lav and vessel faucets.  The delay on this particular series faucet may range anywhere from 0-4 weeks.  

OCEANIA   -  Posted: 03/11/19

CLICK HERE for a list of shower door panels that are currently out-of-stock.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 03/06/19

Here is how an overflow in a Bathroom Lavatory Sink works; shown using the California Faucets innovative ZeroDrain™ pop-down drain. 

ZeroDrain™ works with any Bathroom Sink with a built-in overflow, as shown, is easy to install and even easier to clean!  No linkage to undo as with typical pop-up drains.

THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA)-  Posted: 03/04/19

It’s finally here! The Furniture Guild office is moving into their new location. They will be under the same roof as their production team, which means they will be able to serve you even better! The move is happening the morning of Friday March 8th. They are hoping to be back up and running, at least email if not both email and phone, by 12 pm. If you have any questions please feel free to give them a call before then.

 Thank you all for your support of The Furniture Guild! We wouldn’t be here without you!

THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA )-  Posted: 01/31/19

Take a look at what The Furniture Guild’s MB5 metal base looks like on a Riva vanity.

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 12/19/18

Happy Holidays From Oceania!

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 12/19/18

Singing In The Bath Was Never This Much Fun!

CLICK HERE to view the new 30 second TV commercial from California Faucets!   

It’s an innovative 30 second fantasy video that imagines what can happen when you take a bubble bath surrounded by handcrafted California Faucets fittings

THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA )  -  Posted: 12/13/18

Please be advised that The Furniture Guild is currently running a 16 week lead time on all metal vanities. This includes the following vanity series:

  • 292 – Henley
  • 295 - Edwin
  • 505 – Josie
  • 605 – Paxton
  • 610 - Winston
  • 615 - Alton
  • 620 – Avant
  • 621 - Avento
  • 600 – metal mirrors
  • MB – All Metal Bases
  • FRAME1 Options

With that said, they will have to push back the original estimated ship dates on the order confirmations that have already been sent out. We apologize for the delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please rest assured that their production team is doing all they can to produce the highest quality products in the most timely manner possible. They push to maintain the highest of standards on all of their vanities and their talented metal team is working tirelessly to streamline the process. 

This delay is only temporary as they settle into their new plant. 

COLONIAL BRONZE (Covered in NY, CT, NJ)-  Posted: 12/11/18

Colonial Bronze is proud to introduce the latest additions to the Colonial Bronze line, including our award- winning Empire Collection. 

CLICK HERE to download the new product catalog and CLICK HERE to download the new product price list. Please verify your showrooms have received the new literature attached.  The Price List is for 2018 new products only. For existing items, please continue to reference our most current “2017 Price List.”  For hard copies of the new catalogs and price lists, or to order display boards of the new products, please let us know. 

Colonial's Empire Collection, which can be seen on the first five pages of the catalog, was selected as the Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association’s “2018 Innovative Hardware Product of the Year.”  Additionally, Colonial has expanded their offerings with dozens of contemporary knobs, cabinet handles, appliance pulls and back plates.  Finally, Colonial has added four innovative finishes including: Frost Brass, Frost Chrome, Frost Nickel, and Weathered Brass, resulting in an industry leading 46 finishes.  Just like the rest of Colonial's hardware, all new products are made in the USA!

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 12/11/18

Introducing the latest new tub model from Oceania, the “Chilko.” Being part of their Signature Authentik, this tub is entirely made in North America and can include an Aeromassage system. 

This tub has a unique shape and features a beautiful seamless jointing system.  Another version of the Chilko for a deck-mount faucet will be introduced after the holidays.

CLICK HERE for more information.

THE FURNITURE GUILD -  Posted: 12/1/18

FG’s new 193 / 293 “Lydia” design.  Note the ¼” metal trim on the doors. 

Pricing is the same as the 280 “Stephen” design; always a popular price point.

Below is a photo from The Furniture Guild factory of a Lydia wall mounted version.  It features a single drawer like

the wall mounted Stephen.  This is a less expensive option with metal integration.  Shown in Harbor Gray and Satin Brass.

THE FURNITURE GUILD IS THE “ONLY” COMPANY THAT….
1. Has a Lifetime guarantee
2. Custom made one at a time just for the customer
3. Signed and dated by the craftsman
4. Always used formaldehyde free furniture grade plywood
5. All finishes are Greengard Certiied
6. 50 finishes available
7. Custom stain and paint finishes color matched
8. Custom sizing available
9. 45 Styles in both Transitional and Contemporary designs
10. 5 configurations in 14 sizes on all designs
11. 22 options available
12. 8 Styles of metal bases for wall hung designs in 7 finishes
13. Tops and sinks available in 5 different materials
14. Medicine Cabinets that match the vanity (not aluminum)
15. Frameless MC available as semi recessed custom
16. Frameless MC metal finger pulls available in 7 finishes
17. Transitional interiors finished to match exterior finishes
18. Pure bond substructure used in contemporary wall hung
      designs that will support 750 lbs.
19. Custom decorative hardware made in house.
20. Rarely do we say “NO” to a customer

THE FURNITURE GUILD -  Posted: 11/28/18

The Furniture Guild has updated their Production lead times!

100/200/300 Series (not including 295-Edwin or 292-Henley): 4-6 Weeks 

400/500 Series (not including 505-Josie): 6-8 Weeks 

600 Series/505 Josie/292 Henley/295 Edwin & All Metal Bases & any FRAME1 upgrade: 12 Weeks 

CAD Drawings for Custom Orders: 1-2 Weeks 

Please note that production lead times do not start for custom orders until the drawings have been approved and signed.

Holiday Closing Schedule: 

The Furniture Gild will close at 5 PM (EST) on Friday, December 21 and re-open on Wednesday, January 2.

We hope you have a nice holiday season!

COLONIAL BRONZE (Covered in NY, CT, NJ)-  Posted: 11/27/18

A little FYI on Colonial Bronze's Made in the USA quality:

Many imported lines "knock off" many Colonial Bronze items. They are good at "copying" in appearance only and not in functionality.

One example is the #101 Shutter Holder as seen on page 10 of the Colonial Bronze price book. It is made of a phosphor bronze and NOT brass.  Even at 8# hard, brass will lose its spring temper over time - phosphor bronze does not.  

For proof CLICK HERE to take a look at this chart.

OCEANIA  -  Posted: 11/27/18

CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Holiday schedule from Oceania.  Please note all orders must be received by December 10 to ship this year!

Oceania announces a Price Change for March 1, 2019. CLICK HERE for details.

COLONIAL BRONZE (Covered in NY, CT, NJ)-  Posted: 11/21/18

 

A WORD about our lead times......

As we have mentioned over the last few months, Colonial Bronze has been working hard to reduce their lead time. They now have their lead times to a level our customers expect.  To prove the point…

In the last 90 days:

  • 13% of all orders have shipped in one week or less
  • 39% of all orders have shipped in two weeks or less
  • 37% of all orders have shipped in three weeks or less
  • 09% of all orders have shipped in four weeks or less
  • 02% of all orders have shipped in five weeks or less

89% of all orders (including custom) have shipped in 3 weeks or less!

But wait, there is more…..!

Look for information from us next week regarding a new Colonial color catalog and price list addendum for the new items introduced this year. The printed copies are their way to us. 

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS -  Posted: 11/21/18

The 2018 Dealers' Choice Award Voting is Running Through December 15th

DPHA manufacturers are market and design leaders. Their offerings represent best-in-class products that DPHA believes deserve recognition.  That's why the DPHA Awards Committee added the Dealer's Choice Award a few years ago. This award - that was announced at this year's conference for 2017 and which was the California Faucets Morro Bay Single Hole Faucet - was added to place new products in front of the staffs of every DPHA dealer. 

OCEANIA   -  Posted: 10/23/18

Below are some photos to show you how well Oceania packages their "Pure" model tubs on their 5 Pack Special Net Program. 

Interested in learning more?  CLICK HERE to email us.

THE FURNITURE GUILD -  Posted: 10/19/18

Here are the current Production Lead Times for The Furniture Guild:

100/200/300 Series (not including Edwin or Henley): 4-6 Weeks

 400/500 Series (not including Josie): 6-8 Weeks

 600 Series/505 Josie/292 Henley/295 Edwin & All Metal Bases: 10-12 Weeks

 CAD Drawings for Custom Orders: 1-2 Weeks

 Please remember that production lead times do not start for custom orders until the drawings have been approved and signed