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The Surface: An Industry Specific Blog

The First Anti-Ligature Drain Cover Exclusively for Solid Surface Showers

Published Mar 27, 2018 10:40:49 AM

During the ASHE PDC Conference in Nashville, TN, we announced the launch of the first anti-ligature drain cover made exclusively for solid surface showers.  When planning the construction of a bathroom for patients suffering from mental illness, it is essential in the design process to eliminate points where a cord, rope, or bed sheet can be looped or tied to a fixture to create a point of ligature, which may result in self-harm or in extreme cases, loss of life.  Tower Industries’ patent-pending design accomplishes these goals and more.

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Topics: Healthcare, Commercial, Architect, Hospitals, Showers, Showers - Hospitals

 

College Dorm Bathrooms Play Important Role in Selection Process

Published Nov 7, 2017 7:31:30 PM

For students looking at prospective schools, campus life is a big deal. Most college students spend their freshman and sophomore years living in residence halls, if not all four years. Naturally, it makes sense that the quality of student housing weighs on the choice of colleges. Prospective students expect to be shown around campus, and it can be somewhat embarrassing to show off the heavily worn residence halls and student housing buildings.

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Topics: shower bases, Universities, Architect, Showers, University, Showers - Universities

 

4 Keys to Quality University Shower Design

Published Aug 23, 2017 4:55:46 AM

When designing a university shower, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. Showers in residence halls receive constant use, so they need to look good, stay clean, and last. Here are a few key things to consider when designing university showers.

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Topics: Commercial, Universities, Showers, Showers - Universities

 

4 Reasons Universities Choose Solid Surface For Dormitory Showers

Published Mar 1, 2017 11:32:05 AM

When a university or other institution begins work on a residence hall showers project, there are a lot of decisions to make. From which contractors to hire, to the style of doors and lights, you’ll need to lay out all your options and analyze each in order to make the best decisions.

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Topics: Universities, Showers, Showers - Universities

 

Innovative Teamwork Leads to Success on Residence Hall Project

Published Dec 7, 2016 3:08:57 PM

Innovative teamwork between Messer Construction Company and Tower Industries on a large, multi-phase residence hall project in Columbus, Ohio proved favorable after an unsettling start. The strategic actions of Messer and Tower generated a savings of nearly 30 percent on sleek solid surface showers and durable quartz vanity countertops throughout all phases of the project. Understanding their story and the degree of success will inspire a second look when contractors are faced with unfavorable outcomes.

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Topics: Commercial, Custom Fabrication, Universities, Hospitals, Showers, Countertops - Resellers

 

Is A Heavier Shower Base Really Better?

Published Apr 28, 2016 3:45:55 PM

When the time arrives to select a shower base for a project in a hospital or university bathroom, or even in a person’s own home, there are a few things to consider: shape, size, material, and color. When selecting material, in particular, there are several factors in the decision-making process, mostly involving quality and price.
One question that might come to mind when considering items on the quality checklist is whether a heavier shower base has any impact on the quality. In the case of shower bases, is heavier better?

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Topics: Healthcare, Universities, Builders/Remodelers, Homeowner, Hospitality, Hospitals, Showers, Commercial, Showers - Hospitals, Showers - Universities

 

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