August 12, 2014
Cast Iron vs. Fireclay
One of the most asked consumer questions when looking at purchasing a new kitchen sink is cast iron or fireclay?
In order to answer the question you must know the difference between the two and the pros and cons of each.
Easily one of the oldest materials used for kitchen sinks, cast iron is made from…well casting iron. The iron is heated until it liquefies and is then poured into a mold and cooled. Bare iron is prone to rusting and so the mold will receive a heavy porcelain enamel finish that is also heated to fuse with the metal.
– Easy to clean
– Shows less water spots
– Good resistance to light, fading and staining
– Available in a variety of colors
– Do not use abrasive cleaners
– Due to the weight, additional undermounting may be required
– If the enamel does chip to the iron, the chip is more noticeable since the color is not true the entire way through. Also, the exposed iron can rust.
Kohler Whitehaven Cast Iron Sink Retail:$1,099.00
As the name implies, fireclay is made by molding clay into the desired shape and allowing it to dry. Then a porcelain enamel is applied and the sink is placed in a kiln at an extremely high temperature (like 2000°F) for a period up to 20 hours. The enamel and clay are now fused thus increasing the strength of both.
– Easy to clean; can use abrasive cleaners
– Can withstand heavy use.
– Resistant to scratching, staining, chipping, fading and discoloring
– Will not rust
– More expensive than cast iron
– One color
Rohl Shaws Original Fireclay Sink Retail: $1,655.00
Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how you look at it, for the consumer neither option is a bad option.
Both offer durability and design and will fit into any home’s décor.
If quality is your main concern; neither is the wrong answer.
For more information or to see a variety of Cast Iron and Fireclay sinks,
come into Hughes Kitchen and Bath Huntersville today.
*NOTE: both sink materials are available in styles other than “Farmhouse”. Farmhouse shown for comparison only*
August 11, 2014
Presented by Hughes Huntersville and Kohler!
We invite you to come and see what makes Kohler toilets bold!
When: Tuesday, August 26th 7AM- 12PM
Where: 16235 Northcross Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078
Get an inside look at the testing that makes Kohler toilets a flush above the rest.
Take a tour and enjoy food, gear and more during the event.
July 3, 2014
New, powerful blade of water incorporated into four Kohler kitchen faucets.
Cleaning dirty pots, pans and dishes just got easier with the introduction of Sweep Spray from Kohler. Sweep Spray replaces the typical circular spray with a more forceful and uniform blade of water that slices through stuck on food effortlessly. This new technology is now available on four of Kohler’s faucets: Cruette, Bellera, Simplice, and Sensate.
“We are thrilled to introduce this leading-edge spray to those looking for powerful performance from the kitchen faucet. This revolutionary spray gives the user more control that makes the mundane task of kitchen clean-up quick and easy,” says product manager Kohler Kitchen Faucets Sarah Fitzsimmons.
The precise delivery of water is perfect to achieve excellent results in cleaning your dishes as well as reaching every corner of the sink basin.
Kohler Faucets is a global organization and is a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath faucets, showering products and decorative accessories. Founded in 1873, Kohler is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies.
Hughes Kitchen and Bath (our new web address) is a Premiere Kohler dealer. Visit our showroom today to learn more about Sweep Spray and other innovative kitchen and bath fixtures by Kohler.
July 3, 2014
Easy to install, Touchless Flush Kit provides homeowners a hands-free flushing experience.
Tech-lovers, do-it-yourselfers and germ conscious moms alike can all get excited about the new and easy to use Touchless Flush Kit technology from Kohler. For years we’ve enjoyed the hands free, germ free experience of commercial restrooms with their motion activated toilets, faucets and driers. Now this same ease of use and minimal spreading of germs has finally expanded to the one place homeowners fear the most…the toilet.
The Touchless Flush Kit retails for less than $100 and can be installed in most single-flush toilets in minutes. A sensor module mounts underneath your toilet’s existing tank lid and runs on four AA batteries. Unlike a beam-based sensor, the Kohler Touchless Flush Kit, “utilizes emerging sensing technology, which projects an electromagnetic field that is both extremely accurate and reliable. This type of sensor detects the user in the projected field and initiates the flush.”
The existing tank chain is attached to an arm on the Touchless module which acts as the flush actuator and replaces the need for your traditional lever all together. The kit includes colored stickers to cover up the hole your old, germy lever leaves behind by removing it; as well as a flush emblem you place on top of the tank to indicate to house guests where and how to use the flush mechanism.
Along with the introduction of the Touchless Flush Kit, Kohler also introduced touchless toilets to their collection. The Cimarron Touchless Toilets both eliminate the flush lever completely and utilize the wave-of-the hand flushing technology.
For more information on Kohler’s Touchless Flush Kit or any of your home’s bathroom needs contact a knowledgeable sales person at Hughes Kitchen and Bath today.