What Do You Look for in a Good Specification Sheet?

Speakman wants to improve our specification sheets to make them more user-friendly, but we need your help!  Tell us what information you always like to have on specification sheets  and what features would be nice to have on these sheets that you commonly don’t already find on most sheets.

 

 

Get Fresh with Anystream Refresh Showerheads

Speakman Company is pleased to introduce the Anystream® Refresh Collection.  The Anystream® Refresh showerheads are one of the many new showerhead collections introduced by Speakman during the February launch of the renewed shower product line.

The Anystream® Refresh Collection features three design aesthetics; contemporary, traditional and modern to appeal to varying user preferences.  Each Refresh style offers a unique spray configuration of massage, needle and full-body flood sprays.  The family includes three fixed, three hand-held shower, and nine unique combination showers available in both polished chrome and brushed nickel.

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All Refresh showerheads feature the innovative Anystream 360º™ spray technology.  Developed by Speakman’s engineering team, Anystream 360º™ spray technology allows Speakman Anystream showerheads to achieve a 360º rotation to the spray adjusting mechanism (handle or faceplate).  This adjustability allows the user to make small incremental adjustments to the spray of the showerhead and transition effortlessly through an infinite number of sprays.  Speakman’s Refresh showerheads smoothly transition through 360 degrees of unique sprays by turning the faceplate.

To see all the showerhead in the Refresh Collection as well as the full Speakman Shower products line, please visit SpeakmanCompany.com.

Anystream S-2252 Brass Showerhead Notification

In March we unveiled our updated to our legacy product, the S-2252, which is replacing our S-2252-AF, which will be phased out later this year.

Once our inventories of the S-2252-AF are depleted we will begin fulfilling orders with the S-2252.

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The new S-2252 features a number of significant enhancements that position it as Speakman’s premier product for the hospitality market.  The primary features on this new product are:

•          New face plate design that matches the finish of the showerhead and eliminates the screw holes

•          New solid brass handle

•          A streamlined design which incorporates the ball seamlessly into the body of the showerhead

The S-2252 is in stock and available for shipping at an introductory list price of $81.00.  In January 2012 the list price of the S-2252 will change to $99.00 and remain the industry’s most competitively priced all brass showerhead.  No other brand or product can match the Speakman Anystream® Icon™ S-2252’s combination of performance, style, quality of construction and value.   The S-2252 model comes standard in a polished chrome finish.  Additional finishes are available in Polished Nickel, Brushed Nickel, Polished Brass and Oil Rubbed Bronze.

 

Speakman’s # 1 Showerhead Gets Facelift

Today our S-2251 family will be changing to a new look!  As part of our Shower Product changes for 2011, our well known 8-Jet Anystream Showerhead has received some aesthetic upgrades (similar to our S-2252). Check out the full press release below!  It’s a must have for any Speakman showerhead fan…

New Castle, DE July 5, 2011 – Speakman Company is pleased to unveil the newly redesigned Anystream® Icon™ 8-Jet showerhead. The Icon 8-Jet also known as the Speakman # 1 is one of Speakman’s most recognizable showerheads.

            The newly redesigned Anysteam® Icon 8-Jet showerhead joins the Icon 6-jet showerhead, which was redesigned and introduced in March. The Anystream® Icon™ showerheads have undergone many changes over the years but still retain their signature spray performance which made them famous throughout the plumbing and hospitality industry.

Upgrades to the product included a metal faceplate free from screw holes, contoured peanut handle, and extended body to create a smooth body shape up to the connection ball.

All Anystream® Icon showerheads feature the Anystream 360º™ spray technology.  Developed by Speakman’s engineering team, Anystream 360º™ spray technology allows Speakman Anystream showerheads to achieve a 360º rotation to the spray adjusting handle.  This adjustability allows the user to make incremental adjustments to the spray of the showerhead and transition effortlessly through an infinite number of sprays.

To see all the full Speakman Shower products line, please visit SpeakmanCompany.com.

 

 

ADA Compliance Explained

Confused at all by the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for plumbing products and the American National Standard?  What are the differences between the two standards?  Here’s a quick overview for your reference when ADA compliance questions arise:

  • Faucets: The ADA Accessibility Guidelines specify that faucets need to be lever, push-type, or electronically controlled operating mechanisms.  In the event that a faucet is self-closing, such as a metering faucet, the faucet must remain open and running for at least 10 seconds.  The force necessary to activate these faucets must be less than five pounds force.

o    Speakman Compliant Products: Any Sensorflo® Faucet, Metering Faucet or Lavatory faucet with a Lever, Revere Lever, 4 In. or 6 In. Wrist Blade Handle.

  • Shower Units (4.20.6): According to the ADA Accessibility Guide: A shower spray unit must have a hose which is at least 60 in or longer, which can be used as a fixed or hand-held showerhead.  For showers, The American National Standard also adds to this standard that to be ADA accessible, hand-held showers should include a non-positive shut-off control which turns of the flow of water using a control on the actual hand—held shower.

o    Speakman Compliant Products: VS-1000-AF, VS-1000-AF-PC, VS-1001-ADA, VS-1001-ADA-PC, VS-2054 & VS-2954.

  • Shower Valves: The ADA Accessibility Guidelines state that valves fall under many of the same compliance regulations as faucets.  They must be lever or electronically operated and require less than five pounds force to operate.

o    Speakman Compliant Products: Any of our Sentinel Mark® II or SentinelPro™ Shower Valves

  • Flush Valves: Both the ADA Accessibility Guidelines and the American National Standard specify that flush controls need to be hand-operated 9with one hand) or automatic.  If controls are hand-operated they must again fall under the same guidelines as faucets and shower valves.

o    Speakman Compliant Products: Any of our SensorFlo® Flush Valves

K/BIS 2011 – Come Visit Us!

It’s hard to believe it’s spring already.  With spring comes the start of trade show season for Speakman!  We’re getting all geared up to exhibiting at the upcoming Kitchen and Bath Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas NV on April 26-28, 2011. (Booth # C-4589).  During the expo Speakman will be showcasing the latest additions to their notorious showerhead line.

Shower introductions include the new product line which prominently features the innovative Anystream 360º™ spray technology.  Developed by Speakman’s engineering team, Anystream 360º™ spray technology allows Speakman Anystream showerheads to achieve a 360º rotation to the spray adjusting mechanism (handle or faceplate).This adjustability allows the user to make small incremental adjustments to the spray of the showerhead and transition effortlessly through an infinite number of full body sprays. Each showerhead has center jets that deliver massage streams for a relaxing feel; perfect for sore muscles.

I personally will be manning the booth for the duration of the show, feel free to stop by so we can chat about our new showerheads and coming soon new products!

Singing in the Shower

Speakmanshowers.com is proud to announce their launch of a consumer friendly blog- “Singing in the Shower.”


The new blog will post content that is extremely valuable to the everyday consumers shopping for shower products.  While updating your bathroom with a new Speakman Showerhead, ever wonder which paint colors pair well with the fixtures?  Or, while improving the experience of your shower, ever think about ways to create more space in the bathroom?  “Singing in the Shower” will provide these answers along with many other tips and tricks to transform your bathroom.  Not only that, the blog will also provide detailed information on our selected products of the month, Q & A’s, Speakman Company insights, and handy tricks of the trade for keeping that new showerhead looking sharp!  Be sure to bookmark this new blog and share with your friends the best way to stay up to date in bathroom remodeling!