AKW, one of the UK’s leading providers of accessibility solutions, has launched a new range of coloured tiles, backer boards and mosaic border tiles, for the ultimate in inclusive bathroom installations.
AKW’s new coloured, glazed ceramic tiles are a stylish addition to the company’s existing range of tiles and accessories. The 400 x 250mm x 8mm sized tiles are digitally printed with a stone-effect and can be used as bathroom wall or splashback tiles. They are available in four colourways ranging from a matt finish grey to gloss finished cream, light grey and white. In addition, a range of mosaic border tiles has been launched to complement the existing tile range and allow for the creation of more decorative finishes in white tiled bathrooms. Available in marble, blue and grey colourways, AKW’s mosaic border tiles provide a glossy, elegant finish.
Leading tile distributor Ceramique Internationale has launched a new collection of brick-shaped glazed wall tiles, suitable for bathroom and kitchen walls.
Offering powerful personality, the Farrow collection is available in a traditional 10 x 30cm brick size and is made up of seven soft and soothing colours, including Ivory, Light and Mid Grey and Charcoal.
Also featured in the range are shades Antibe Blue and Emperor Red – deep, rich colours which help to beautifully showcase an area without dominating it, making them ideal choices for feature walls.
AKW has extended its beautifully styled Onyx range to include a new ergonomic wash basin and matte black fixed and deflector shower screens. The Onyx range has been designed to offer OT’s, retirement home developers, installers and end users a seamlessly integrated bathroom solution for the ultimate in beautiful, inclusive living.
Landlords with long-term disabled tenants can take advantage of an innovative package that can contribute- or cover- the cost of adaptative work, and spare the administrative headache of any future servicing or maintenance.
Palma Life from Closomat wraps up in one offering the purchase and commissioning of a Palma Vita wash & dry (smart) toilet plus ongoing annual service & maintenance for up to a decade.
Fibo UK has completed a new video to demonstrate just how quick and easy it is to install its high-performance panels and transform walls.
The video features the installation process from start to finish, with the wall panels being installed directly over existing tiles. As well as eliminating the time-consuming process of removing tiles and making good the surface of the walls, the video features Fibo’s innovative Aqualock system in action.
The tongue-and-groove system, which simply clicks in to place, makes installation up to five times quicker than tiles and is totally waterproof once sealed.
In the UK, bathroom falls account for a quarter of all hospital admissions . Unsurprisingly the 80+ age range is most at risk from hospital admission due to bathroom falls, with 8% admitted per year . In addition, the number of people aged 65+ entering hospital as a result of a fall is predicted to increase by almost 50% - to almost half a million - by 2035 . The bathroom is a high risk fall area, particularly for those with sight loss, mobility issues or dementia. Here, Stuart Reynolds, Head of Product and Marketing at AKW, discusses how to overcome two of the most common causes of bathroom falls in this space: poor lighting and trip and slip hazards.