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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. We will respond to you as swiftly as circumstances will allow, so thank you for your patience and understanding.
- For technical questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com.
In the meantime, don't forget to sanitize, wash your hands, and maintain social distance in accordance with the guidance from scientific experts.
President & CEO
OCEANIA (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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.
The Oceania Team
THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA, AZ, LV )- Posted: 04/04/20
Panasonic (Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 04/02/20
As we face these unprecedented times together, Panasonic has made some modifications to better support their valued accounts. They want to make doing business easier during this challenging time for all of us.
The $50 small order charge for our stocking distributor’s orders under $500 has been eliminated. This will enable you to keep orders flowing and the pipelines open to meet the needs of your customers as quickly as possible.
Additionally, drop shipments for all orders from our stocking distributors will be allowed after they have been approved by the regional sales manager. This will help reduce the traffic at your loading docks and counters, freeing up valuable time and resources for other businesses. We will ask for additional information such as a name and phone number of whoever is responsible for receiving the goods to avoid additional costs of redirecting shipments if a project has been shut down.
Amerec(Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 04/1/20
Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued a 2 week “Stay at Home, Stay Healthy” order effective end of day March 25. We remain “Amerec Strong” and are still in Action to support you.
We Will continue to provide uninterrupted customer support, sales quotes, CAD, order processing, service and repair via phone, emails and chats. Though our production and warehouse will be shut done during the Order, our sales staff and service staff will be working remotely. You can still use the same email addresses and company phone numbers that you have always used.
Our Steam production location in Woodinville WA still has units and controls in stock for immediate shipping! Our Minnesota location is operating at 100% on all sauna production and has steam units and controls in stock for immediate shipping!
Call us, email us and place orders. We will get it done for you and your customers.
Panasonic (Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 03/25/20
Panasonic is following all recommended measures to keep their employees safe as they remain open and fully functional to provide you and your customers the products they need to maintain business during these challenging times.
FutureClassics - Posted: 03/24/20
Future Classics 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to receive a copy.
OCEANIA (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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 email@example.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.
CALIFORNIA FAUCETS - Posted: 03/23/20
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 (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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.
Panasonic (Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 03/05/20
UNLIKE COMPETITION, PANASONIC VENTILATION IS ALL ABOUT PERFORMANCE!
Panasonic fans must deliver on their spec and never disappoint like lower cost competition.
When you specify a ventilation product, you are buying airflow. If you are not getting the performance that you're paying for, you're wasting your money.
Panasonic emphasizes airflow at .375 static pressure; what they call “True Flow.” Fan static pressure is the resistance pressure the fan has to blow against to move air in the desired direction.
This .375 amount of static pressure is more typical of what ventilation fans encounter in a normal installation in the field as opposed to a testing lab. Many competitors still utilize .1 static or .25 static. These specifications bear little resemblance to reality.
Although a competitor’s low pricing can make getting a job easier, meeting or exceeding the project specification keeps you out of trouble when the job is inspected! Panasonic offers a lot of different ventilation products at all types of price points to help you match the right model for each job.
OCEANIA (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - Posted: 03/04/20
Four new tubs from Oceania Baths!
OCEANIA (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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.
OCEANIA (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - Posted: 01/29/20
NEW PRICING FOR OCEANIA BATHS IN EFFECT
THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST. CLICK HERE TO SEE A PDF.
Electric Mirror (Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 01/14/20
What better way to celebrate the New Year with these 3 new Radius Corner lighted mirrors from Electric Mirror!
CLICK HERE to view a PDF of the new Radius Corners lighted mirrors that will be launched in the 2020 price books due out in February. However, these new items are now ready to order!
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.
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!
Panasonic(Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 12/22/19
OCEANIA (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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.
Oceania will have a price increase in 2/1/20.
OCEANIA (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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,
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.
THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA, AZ, LV )- 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
What's new in bathroom furniture design? Elegant detailing; such as the new inlays from The Furniture Guild.
CALIFORNIA FAUCETS - Posted: 11/04/19
California Faucets has new StyleDrain™ grids coming out designed by Christopher Grubb.
Electric Mirror (Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 11/13/19
Savvy Now Available from Electric Mirror!
Think of it as a Mirror with or without lights that features an Android based touch screen behind the mirror that is app based...so you can do anything a tablet can do plus control the lights and also use it as a TV (it includes an HDMI). It uses Iris glass to allow the screen to vanish. Savvy is available with lights on the Fusion and Integrity, and without lights on the Loft, with a 21.5" screen (only).
THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA, AZ, LV )- Posted: 11/07/19
THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA, AZ, LV )- Posted: 11/04/19
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.
Electric Mirror (Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 10/10/19
Attending DPHA this year? Interesting in touring the nearby Electric Mirror factory?
CLICK HERE for details!
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 (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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!
THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA, AZ, LV )- 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
CALIFORNIA FAUCETS - Posted: 09/26/19
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 (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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!
THE FURNITURE GUILD (Covered in NY, CT, NJ, E PA, AZ, LV )- Posted: 09/17/19
Due to new production methods and the hard work of their production team, they have been able to shorten their metal lead times!
OCEANIA (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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 (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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.
FutureClassics - 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, AZ, LV )- 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:
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 (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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.”
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).
Various lengths (12” – 48”).
Valsan - Posted: 06/06/19
Introducing Valsan's 2019 Catalog and Price List!
- CLICK HERE to download the 2019 Catalog
- CLICK HERE to download the 2019 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
- 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!
Electric Mirror (Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 05/24/19
Electric Mirror is absorbing part of the new China tariff costs but must pass along some of it to the consumer. This will affect all orders received starting on 6/15/19. Please consider discussing this with clients who have not placed their order yet.
Most Electric Mirror products are made in their USA factory but they do have a few imported items from China that are affected by the new Tariffs. These are Makeup mirrors (pages 78-83), Mirrored Cabinets (pages 68-72) and all Cordova Home products. All of these will have a 15% tariff surcharge on all new orders effective 6/15/19.
As you might recall, the Mirrored Cabinet pricing was reduced by about 15% last month. That price decrease is still valid and the 15% tariff surcharge will apply to the new lowered price.
For example, the Ambiance 23.25x40 was originally $3099 retail, but on 4/2/19, the retail price was reduced to $2649. And starting 6/15/19, 2019, $2649 will remain the retail price but there will be a 15% tariff surcharge added to the NET sale amount.
Additionally, the factory uses some imported components from China in the other Electric Mirrors items built at their USA factory that are affected. Effective 6/15/19, all other Electric Mirror products will have a 5% tariff surcharge.
CLICK HERE for additional information on this important topic. We will be creating a sticker that will be placed on the front cover of the price book to help facilitate this. Freight is not affected and remains the same.
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 (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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.
Panasonic (Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 05/03/19
The second generation of Panasonic’s WhisperFit EZ lighted model is now available. It features a 10W dimmable LED chip panel with a <1W LED night light that offers warm, long-life energy efficient illumination.
With this new release, the following are the only changes incurred:
- Whisper Fit EZ lighted model will have a model change. The new model number is: FV-08-11VFL5E
- UPC number has also changed to: 8 85170 36286 4
This newly launched model did NOT incur a price change.
CLICK HERE to see the Spec Sheet.
CLICK HERE for the Product Bulletin for more information.
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)
Electric Mirror (Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 04/24/19
We just learned that certain Makeup Mirrors by Electric Mirror are backordered through mid-June. Please check with the factory before making any “in-stock” promises.
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 (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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 (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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.
Panasonic (Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 04/03/19
On May 1st Panasonic IAQ Division will proudly launch the second generation WhisperFit EZ lighted model. Featuring a 10W dimmable LED chip panel with a <1W LED night light that offers warm, long-life energy efficient illumination. With this improvement please be advised of the following changes:
- Whisper Fit EZ lighted model will have a model change. The new model number is: FV-08-11VFL5E
- UPC number has also changed to: 8 85170 36286 4
Panasonic continues to offer the best pricing to our customers across all our products, and this next generation WhisperFit EZ lighted model is no exception, maintaining its current retail price of $291.
CLICK HERE to view the Product Bulletin on this new item
CLICK HERE to view the 2019 Ventilation & IAQ Solutions Catalog
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.
Electric Mirror (Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 03/11/19
Introducing the Savvy SmartMirror from Electric Mirror.
This product is a computer and/or TV screen in a mirror that is internet and app based with capacitive touch.
CLICK HERE for more info. Shipping begins May 1, 2019.
OCEANIA (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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, AZ, LV )- 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, AZ, LV )- Posted: 01/31/19
Take a look at what The Furniture Guild’s MB5 metal base looks like on a Riva vanity.
PANASONIC (Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 01/02/19
CLICK HERE to find a PDF version of the updated Panasonic Ventilation List Price sheet, effective 1/18/19. The following models will increase in price:
- FV-11VH2-WhisperWarm fan-heater
- FV-11VHL2-WhisperWarm fan-heater-light
- SACG2K-06-SelectCycler Kit, 6" Duct
- SACG2K-04-SelectCycler Kit, 4"Duct
- SACG2K-08-SelectCycler Kit, 8"Duct
- SACG2K-10-SelectCycler Kit, 10"
- SACRR 8-Range Hood Pressure
- SACTG-C02-COLD Temperature Sensor
- SACTG-H01-HOT Temperature Sensor
- FV-WCPT1-W- SmartExhaust Wall Control
Whisper Value DC Duct Adapter:
- FV-VS43R-Whisper Value DC 4" oval to 3' round duct adapter
OCEANIA (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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, AZ, LV )- - 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 (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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!
OCEANIA (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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.
ELECTRIC MIRROR (Covered in AZ, LV)- Posted: 11/21/18
A key Electric Mirror competitor is initiating a December 1 price increase of 11 - 16% due to the tariffs!
These Tariffs have affected everyone, especially those that have their products made in China. However, Electric Mirror will NOT be increasing pricing on their lighted mirrors or mirrored cabinets in the near future. You can sell Electric Mirror with confidence!
There will be a price increase on the Electric Mirror makeup mirrors around January 1 as these are made in China. Please consider buying a few now to beat that increase!
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.
PANASONIC (Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 11/21/18
Panasonic has a convenient email you can use to send your orders to:
PANASONIC(Covered in AZ, LV) - Posted: 10/24/18
OCEANIA (Covered in NY, CT, AZ, LV) - 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.
ELECTRIC MIRROR (Covered in AZ and LV) - Posted: 10/20/18
CLICK HERE for a quote
CLICK HERE to register for free!
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