GLOSSARY GLOSSARY

GLOSSARY

A directory for all products and elements to ensure you find the item that’s perfect for you.


SHOWER SCREENS

FRAMED
Shower screen is fully secured with aluminum and magnetic hardware for a watertight shower screen. A fully framed shower screen has aluminum frame on all sides of the glass panels


SEMI FRAMELESS
Framing around the perimeter of the shower screen except the door area giving a more spacious feel of the screen.
FRAMELESS
A shower screen that is purely glass only, supported by brackets and fixings.

SLIDING SCREENS
A practical screen for smaller areas making it convenient to slide open and closed. Sliding shower screens are available in Fully Framed, Semi Frameless & Fully Frameless options

SHOWER BASES

ACRYLIC
A white acrylic fibreglass material, normally always white.

TILE TRAY
A tile tray made from long glass fibre composite material; providing the look of a tiled floor with it’s self-draining shower system with a built in fall.

POLYMARBLE
Is a composite mixture of polyurethane resin to build a durable, solid base for your shower.

TOILETS

P TRAP
Refers to a U shaped section of the pipe where the waste exits the toilet suite through the wall behind the toilet suite.

S TRAP
Refers to the distance from the wall to the center of the waste that exits a toilet suite through the floor from beneath the toilet suite.

RIMLESS TOILET
Is a new hygienic toilet that circulates water from a single flushing point eliminating splash free flow, avoiding grime and bacteria build up on the edges of the pans surface.

NANO GLAZE
Is a new hygienic protection film on the pan of the toilet that eliminates grime and bacteria.

BACK TO WALL TOILET
Sits flush against a tiled or plastered wall with no exposed pipes.

IN WALL CISTERN
Refers to a toilet suite where the cistern is concealed inside the wall.

OVERHEIGHT PAN
Refers to the height of the pan itself. The overheight pan is normally 20-40mm higher than a standard toilet suite.


TAPWARE

ROUGH IN
Refers to the process where plumbing and water pipes are set in the walls and floor of a bathroom, this takes place at stud stage. Once these items have been roughed in, plaster can then be installed. A wall mixer & in wall cistern are important components that must be installed during rough in stage, final fit off of these items takes place after tiling has been completed

MIXER
Used to control one outlet only, such as a shower head or basin/bath wall spout

DIVERTER
Is used to switch the water supply between two different outlets, such as two different shower heads within one shower.

WALL SPOUT
Is used for both hand basins & baths. It is important when selecting a length for a hand basin, that the spout stops just short of your waste plug to help eliminate splash. When sizing for a bath, please consider the offset from the wall when using both a free standing or tiled inset bath

JUMPER VALVE TAPWARE
Jumper valve taps are a separate hot & cold set up, that gradually become harder to turn as they are shut off, rather than coming to a sudden stop as do ceramic disc taps

½ OR ¼ TURN CERAMIC DISC
Ceramic disc cartridges are simply two ceramic discs with holes through them. One disc is fixed in place whilst the other moves with the tap handle. When both discs are in alignment, the water is allowed to flow through the tap. Unlike Jumper valve taps, where they continue to spin around until water shuts off, ceramic discs will only turn ½ or ¼ of the way

BASIN TYPES
INSET
Basin is set into the bench, where only the rim of the basin is exposed.

SEMI INSET
Basin is half contained on the benchtop and half hangs out beyond the benchtop.

UNDERMOUNT
Basin is installed under the counter, where only the internal of the basin is seen.

ABOVE COUNTER
Basin sits on top of vanity.

BOTTLE TRAPS
Are exposed wastes that sit underneath wall mounted basins basins.

CERAMIC
Made from a mixture of clay, metal, and glass rather than pure clay

FIRE CLAY
Fireclay is created when clay and glaze fuse together after being fired at very high temperatures (around 1600 degrees, as opposed to the 1200 degrees used to fire enameled cast iron). The result is a very hard and durable ceramic material that looks almost identical to enameled cast iron.

POP UP WASTE
Are drain plugs that are found at the bottom of a basin or bath tub. They are used to handle blockages and waterflow.

CABINETS

WALL HUNG
A cabinet that is suspended above the floor and being supported off the wall.

FLOOR MOUNTED
Suspended on the floor, and has a kickboard to support the weight.

SHAVING CABINETS
Cabinets that are hung on the wall above the vanity are used for storage space. They can be inset into the wall making it look like a hidden storage unit. Normally a shaving cabinet has a mirror on front face of door, doubling as storage & a vanity mirror.

BATHS

INSET
Usually sits in the centre of an in built tiled hob where only the rim of the bath is seen. An inset bath can be purchased with a tile flange lip on 4 sides, which enables it to be checked under the tiled wall or can be available as an island, whereby bath has no lips & requires a flat tiled hob on all 4 surrounds of bath.

FREE STANDING
A bath tub that is no built into a tiled hob, it stands alone & should generally be off set 100-150mm off the wall to enable cleaning access.

BACK TO WALL BATH
A freestanding bath that is designed to be put up against the wall.

ACRYLIC BATHS
A glass fibre material used to make the bath that is high resistant to scratches and staining. An acrylic bath is normally quite light, approx 40-65kgs, which is an excellent option for a home that is on stumps or second story.

SOLID SURFACE BATHS
Acrylic solid surface is a material that is made up of 100% acrylic resin and Aluminum TriHydrate (ATH). Solid Surface is a non-porous surface which has excellent properties such as high density, yellowing-resistance, antibacterial and anti-staining. This surface is normally a dull/matt finish.

BATH SCREENS
A glass screen that sits on the bath lip acting as a shower screen when the baht is also used as a shower, to help keep the water inside the bathtub.