(Morrow, GA) January 09, 2018 — To give homeowners and designers more choice when selecting TOTO shower systems, this year the company dramatically expands its portfolio of rainshowers, overhead showerheads and handshowers with new single and multimode models. For its rapidly growing Global Shower Collection, TOTO introduces its innovative universal valve platform – MiniUnit – and elegant new valve trim. All in all, the company adds 31 individual products to its shower systems portfolio. For these Global shower products, TOTO announces an array of new innovative technologies including Warm Spa, Active Wave, Comfort Wave, Safety Themo and Mini Unit.
TOTO’s new overhead rainshowers offer two chic contemporary designs – round and square – with touch button multimode water technologies (Warm Spa and Comfort Wave) or single mode (Comfort Wave). They are available with a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) -- or 1.75 gpm, which meets the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) 2018 water efficient appliance regulations. Their 8.5-inch spray face contains soft rubber nozzles that prevent lime scale build up.
Increasing its line of handshowers, TOTO introduces two stylish contemporary designs – round and square – with click switch multimode water technologies (Active Wave, Comfort Wave and Warm Spa). It new single mode handshowers with Comfort Wave are available in cylindrical, square, and round modern styles. Their 1.75 gpm flow rate meets the CEC’s 2018 water efficient appliance regulations. Their spray faces contain rubber nozzles that prevent lime scale build up.
New Water Technologies for TOTO Rainshowers and Handshowers
For its new Global Shower Collection of rainshowers and handshowers, TOTO introduces exciting new water technologies designed to offer bathers showering experiences to fit their mood – the moderate intensity Comfort Wave, the high-intensity Active Water, and the relaxing Warm Spa.
Comfort Wave Technology
Comfort Wave uses TOTO’s new spray nozzle design to add large water droplets to the standard water spray for just the right amount of stimulation, enabling bathers to enjoy a shower of moderate intensity while saving water.
Active Wave Technology
Active Water uses TOTO’s newly developed shower nozzle design to powerfully release large water droplets. It provides a more vigorous, revitalizing showering experience, ideal for first thing in the morning.
Warm Spa Technology
TOTO introduces a showering experience as relaxing as a soaking in warm bath. This is the power of the Warm Spa. A single voluminous pillar of warm water flows silently from TOTO’s overhead rainshower or handshower, enveloping the body’s curves in relaxing warmth, without heat loss or splash. With Warm Spa, TOTO presents a completely new showering experience that warms the body thoroughly without wasting water.
To its wall-mount overhead shower line, TOTO adds two modern-design showerheads (single mode and multimode) and one classic style (multimode model). The two multimode showerheads offer five spray patterns – bubble spray with soft, restorative droplets; bubble spray and spray; spray and massage; and massage. These showerheads feature rubber nozzles distributed across the sprayface to provide an immersive showering experience at a mere 1.75 gpm, which meets the California Energy Commission’s water 2018 efficient appliance regulations.
TOTO also introduces two modern-design and one classic-style round multimode handshowers that offer the five spray patterns outlined above -- and a single mode modern round handshower. TOTO’s new handshowers flow at 1.75 gpm, which meets the CEC 2018 efficient appliance regulations. Their spray faces contain rubber nozzles that prevent lime scale build up.
Safety Thermo with SMA Thermostatic Valve Technology
The new Global showerheads and handshowers are equipped with Safety Thermo with Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Technology. TOTO’s SMA valve features a nickel and titanium alloy coil which responds to temperature changes more quickly than traditional wax-based systems, preventing scalding.
To facilitate design-savvy homeowners and designers developing elegant, unique shower configurations and balanced spatial designs with TOTO’s new Global Shower System, the company developed universal valve platform – MiniUnit. To accommodate a widest variety of design options with its 16 new valve trim designs, TOTO knew this universal valve platform had to be as compact as possible and standardized on a global scale. This led to the perfection of the world’s smallest embedded valve, which takes space design into consideration. With MiniUnit, TOTO has enabled designers and homeowners to create beautiful designs in an efficient manner, helped make it easier to expand design variations, and contributed to easier installation.
Journalist’s Note: As with all TOTO products and initiatives, high-resolution digital images of the Global Shower Collections’ product models are available for download from TOTO’s Online Press Room or immediately upon request.
TOTO USA is headquarters for the Americas Division of the TOTO Global Group, which was established in 1917 with the founding of TOTO, Ltd., in Kitakyushu, Japan. TOTO is the world’s largest manufacturer of bathroom fixtures and fittings with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales. For the past 100 years, TOTO has been the recognized leader in innovation, technology, performance, and design with products that enhance the luxury bathroom experience. Today, the company maintains 25,700 employees in 69 offices around the world and owns manufacturing facilities in Japan, Mexico, the USA, China and Europe with an affiliated network of more than 80 production facilities worldwide. With over 1,500 engineers on staff and three centers devoted to research and development, TOTO is dedicated to engineering products that respect the environment while meeting people's needs for comfort, beauty and performance. TOTO’s corporate philosophy— People First Innovation—is the guiding principle for all the company’s processes, from engineering and design to manufacturing and sales. Consumers enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing they purchased a brand that innovates to improve people’s quality of life. Winner of numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions, TOTO is the only plumbing manufacturer honored as Water Efficiency Leader by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company continues to raise industry standards and consumer expectations as to what is possible in the bath space, as TOTO believes a high-quality bathroom is an experience and an everyday luxury people value and appreciate.
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