The environmental impact and long-term sustainability of a bathroom has never been more important. In recent years there has been a shift in thinking towards sustainable living in order to protect and preserve the environment. Aspects such as water consumption and materials used should be taken into account when designing an environmentally-friendly bathroom. Investing in high quality, eco-friendly bathroomware is a great way to start making your home greener.
Franklins partners with premium European bands that value sustainability and the conservation of the environment. Our partners deliver quality fittings for New Zealand bathrooms, ensuring lasting value for years to come. We’ve highlighted some of the ways that Franklins can help you transform your bathroom in order to live more sustainably.
Water Efficient Tapware
Choosing fixtures that conserve water is one way to lessen the environmental impact of a bathroom. Franklins offers a range of water efficient options to decrease water consumption in the bathroom without compromising on comfort or aesthetics.
Hansa is a German company known for its commitment to design, quality, and sustainability. Hansa products feature an open flow cartridge where flow rates are controlled by an elliptical o-ring and honeycomb aerator. This allows for a low flow rate to be maintained even if pressure is increased. Look out for the WELS star products for particularly high water efficiency!
Other options include installing motion sensor faucets to eliminate unnecessary water wastage. Schell, a premium German bathroom company, specialises in intelligent fitting technology. Schell offers a range of fitting options with different water-saving functions including starting automatically, limiting the maximum flow, stopping on a time-controlled basis. In comparison to conventional fittings, a saving of approximately 33% can be made for WC usage and up to 65% for hand washing. These fittings ensure that only the amount of water required is used and waste is limited.
Water Saving Toilets
Water usage should also be considered when selecting a toilet. Be inspired by VitrA, a Turkish company focused on creating the finest European ceramic sanitary ware. Sustainability is an important part of VitrA’s design process, with all products made in compliance with their Blue Life Pledge. Franklins offers a wide range of WELS rated VitrA toilets with dual flush systems that encourage lower consumption of water. Whether you are renovating or designing a bathroom from scratch, VitrA’s innovative water-saving fixtures allow for a sustainable yet stylish bathroom.
Another important aspect to consider when selecting products for an eco-friendly bathroom is the materials and production process. When remodeling your bathroom, look for products manufactured with recyclable, renewable materials – metal, porcelain, glass and natural stone are great options!
Manufactured in Germany using Glazed Titanium Steel, Bette‘s range of baths, basins and shower trays are a higher quality and more sustainable alternative to popular acrylic options on the market. All Bette products are 100% recyclable and manufactured completely without chemicals or solvents. Each Bette product has an Environmental Product Declaration verified in accordance with ISO 14025 and complies with the LEED-certified US Green Building Council. Bette products are designed to remain beautiful and functional over the long term, every product comes with a 30-year guarantee.
By choosing natural materials and water-efficient solutions, you can adopt a more sustainable lifestyle while still enjoying a stylish, modern bathroom. Choosing greener bathroom fittings not only benefits the environment but will ultimately save you money over the long term. For high-quality, innovative bathroom solutions that you can rely on, choose Franklins.