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Featuring a market leading, ultra-slim design to fit into any space, an on-trend circular design, effortless touch controls and heated demister, Rhapsody brings great sounding music to your bathroom with no compromise on aesthetics

 

With innovative Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, our LED Rhapsody mirror allows you to pair your smart device and play your favourite tunes.

Features

  • touch controls
  • heated demister
  • slim depth
  • pair your smart device and play your favourite tunes with innovative Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

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Tiling your bathroom, Kitchen or any room in your home and you just can’t imagine the finished look? we will be happy to help. Visit the 101 Bathrooms Showroom Tullamore for a wander, with over 100 displays, it’s a world of inspiration.

But how do you calculate the number of tiles that you need so that you do not buy too few or too many? It is simpler than you might think. We can also do this for you, but you do need some basic measurements before you can purchase your tiles.

When estimating the number of tiles, you must consider some aspects. First, the dimensions of the room, but also the dimensions and shape of the tiles, the pattern of their arrangement and whether you are planning to install decorative elements such as Décor Tiles, Borders, or mosaics.

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Calculating the area

First things first, to calculate the surface area to be covered with tiles, you must measure (in feet to get square yards required) the width and length of the floor, as well as the width and height of the walls.

If you do not want to lay the tiles up to the ceiling, but only to a certain level, for example, just above the bath or washbasin – only take this height into account.

Then multiply the height or length by the width in feet (separately for the floor and walls) then divide this by 9 it will give you how many square yards you required.

Then add at least 5-10 percent to allow for cutting and waste, the amount of wastage from cutting the tiles depends of the size and shape of the tiles against the size of the room, it also depends of the shape of the room.

The window and door area can be deducted, but if the window is small best to leave in to allow for waste when tiles in around the window.

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Example

Floor – 4ft x 9ft = 36ft / by 9 = 4 square yards + 10% (for cutting) 4.4 square yards

4 Walls – 20ft x 8ft = 160ft / by 9 = 17.77 square yards + 10% (for cutting) 19.55 square yards

I would recommend you always make sure you have enough tiles as purchasing additional tiles later may prove to be problematic, or even impossible. The new batches can have a slightly different colour and may not match the previously purchased tiles perfectly. It is not uncommon for manufacturers to terminate the production of a particular collection.

If you intend to introduce decorative features such as border tiles, mosaics or décor tiles, you have to calculate their exact number. In the case of strips, it is simple – if you want them on each wall in the form of a straight line – measure the length of all walls and divide it by the length of a single décor piece. The surface area of decorative elements – Borders or décors can be subtracted from the total surface area of the basic tiles.

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Example

4 Walls – 20ft / by Size of border/Décor 2ft = 10 pieces + maybe 2or3 (for cutting)

Please do not worry, once you have the basic measurements of the room, we are here to help with the rest and our website even has a calculator to tell you how many boxes of tiles to buy all you need to do is measure the area you want to cover.

I hope your room is picture-perfect as you imagined. 😉

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Tavistock Bathrooms one of the leading Bathrooms Brands have added a new contemporary range of Bathroom Furniture to their extensive Bathroom collections.

Tavistock Cadence furniture brings a new stance to Tavistock, this unique, refreshing design offers you complete flexibility making it ideal for the demands of the modern bathroom.

An effective design, Cadence’s versatile form perfectly captures the minimalist bathroom style.

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Adding sophistication to your bathroom, you have the option of wall hung or floor standing. The Cadence offers a selection of 4 colours and a range of 6 sizes, suitable for a cloakroom bathroom right up to the master bathroom, even extending to a double basin option.

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Then to add the finishing touches, an extensive collection of handles and knobs gives you plenty of choice to complement the cadence furniture. There is also an option of Isocast or ceramic basins, so you can opt for a classic, polished ceramic basin to add enduring style, or a sleek low profile isocast sink for a more contemporary look.

Create a personalise structure to your unit and declutter your space by adding Cadence solid wood storage boxes to your drawers. Combined with a convenient in-drawer lighting kit, these useful wood storage boxes allow you to keep your bathroom unit organised, with all your bathroom essentials tidy and easily within reach.

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Call to our 101 Bathrooms Showrooms in Tullamore for a closer look, we will be happy to help Create your bathroom, in your style.

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The Origins of Opoczno date back to 1883, knowing for its combination of classic and modernity across Europe. The Opoczno brand became part of Cersanit SA in 2007.  

With intensive development, introduction of new technologies and concepts have made Opoczno one of the leading award-winning manufacturers of Tiles in Europe.

TRUE BEAUTY COMES FROM PASSION.

For many years, Opoczno has inspired the creation of interiors with a unique style, providing tiles with an exceptional wealth of patterns, colours, structures and formats.
Each collection is a sophisticated design resulting from the involvement of designers who are passionately looking for ideas in line with the trends and expectations of customers. The subtle combination of tradition and modernity and the use of the latest technologies makes all Opoczno products stand out due to their unique aesthetics and excellent quality.

Here are some of our favourite Tiles from Opoczno and Cersanit available at Tilewise – 101 Bathrooms Tullamore.

  

LAKE STONE LAPPATO PORCELAIN – SUITABLE FOR FLOORS AND WALLS

Marble has been reigning in interiors for many years. It is appreciated for its characteristic structure, minimalist form and timeless elegance. Lake Stone Opoczno tiles are glazed gres, i.e. mass-colored gres, inspired by marble. Light grey stone not only looks great, but is also extremely functional. It will look perfect in many different spaces: on the terrace, in the living room, in the kitchen and in the bathroom. Smooth, pleasant to the touch surface is another advantage of the Lake Stone series. It allows you to give the rooms refinement and cosy warmth at the same time. It is a great choice both for the floor in a small bathroom and for the living room in a large single-family house. Subtle shades and unobtrusive design – for everyone.

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LAKE STONE LAPPATO PORCELAIN WITH OUR MONOBLOCK PINK – STUNNING !

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COSIMA  – CERAMIC WALL TILES AND PORCELAIN FLOOR TILES

Do you feel great in classic, tastefully decorated spaces? This is an example of a timelessly beautiful collection made of majestic stone, which, thanks to the use of satin glaze, is deceptively similar to a natural material found in nature. Thanks to these tiles, in your bathroom you can feel like you are in a monumental ancient building. Their graphics in the form of copper and grey veins will be appreciated by particularly demanding customers who will certainly want to emphasize them with skilfully selected accessories, thus creating a unique combination.

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GREY BLANKET CERAMIC TILES

An extremely dynamic and original collection whose structure resembles crumpled paper. Such a result was achieved thanks to the combination of uniform grey with scratches and an irregular, three-dimensional structure. The impression is also strengthened by the surface structure – the use of microgranilia enamel for those who will appreciate the unique, delicate, soft surface of the tiles. This solution will also appeal to those who love well-lit rooms – the collection perfectly refracts the light and harmonizes perfectly with it.

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CLASSIC OAK WOOD EFFECT PORCELAIN

Do you dream of a modern bathroom design, but at the same time you do not want to give up home cosiness? Wood-inspired tiles from the Classic Oak collection are perfect as a substitute for a plank floor. The light color of the wood-like tiles will help to visually enlarge a small bathroom. It is also perfect for the kitchen, and in larger rooms it will create a unique, warm atmosphere, because the appearance of ceramic tiles resembles real wood.
The Scandinavian style is still in fashion. Natural, wooden elements of the interior attract attention – not only on the floor. Wooden texture floor tiles are a good choice if you are looking for easy-care surfaces. A ceramic tile floor does not require special care, so it will be an excellent choice for busy people. Classic Oak tiles are also perfect for walls. Combine them with minimalist furniture with simple forms and you will get the effect of a classic and stylish kitchen.

 

CLASSIC OAK GREY

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CLASSIC OAK COLD BROWN

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COLOUR BLINK

No matter what style we prefer, the Colour Blink collection helps us create the original bathroom that we have always dreamed about. A monochrome subdued interior or a crazy mix of patterns and colours? The choice is ours.
From the smooth base and structural tiles, to the original “roof”-shaped mosaic – within the wide collection of elements anyone can find something to enjoy. If we are seeking bold stylisations and strong colours, we can choose satin-finished turquoise tiles, while anyone preferring more subdued designs have quiet and very universal shades of beige, enlivened by a shiny strip.

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 REST CERAMIC WALLS AND PORCELAIN FLOORS

When searching for a perfect colour palette for a bathroom, customers often choose simple, balanced solutions. Shades of white and grey combined with green hues are ideal for elegant, coherent interiors.
The REST collection is a subtle reference to natural stone, skilfully combined with geometrical decoration. These tiles will add a touch of eclecticism to all stylistically harmonious rooms. Thanks to the delicate glossy elements visible only on parts of the tiles, they will be an excellent addition to matt surfaces. The simplicity and subtlety of this collection offer a wide choice of arrangement solutions and thus function as a great base for interior design in various styles.

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MARBLE SKIN MATT PORCELAIN

There are materials that, despite the passage of years, do not age and do not lose their popularity. One of such raw materials is marble. The tiles from the MARBLE SKIN collection inspired by it are a discreet breath of effortless elegance at its best. The colours in this case are in shades of deep grey with a raw matte finish. The whole is highlighted with black veins finished with glossy ink. In a word – a classic, which is an excellent base for numerous arrangement ideas.

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If you would like to a closer look at any of these tiles, call to our Tilewise Showroom @ 101 Bathrooms Tullamore, There’s A world of inspiration waiting for you..

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To accomplish an effective outcome of any renovations, the key is planning, so before you start pulling the busiest room in the house asunder, know what you want from the space.  Knowing what to ask the bathroom store or your plumber for is a good start. Ask yourself these questions to ensure you get the […]
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To accomplish an effective outcome of any renovations, the key is planning, so before you start pulling the busiest room in the house asunder, know what you want from the space.  Knowing what to ask the bathroom store or your plumber for is a good start.

Ask yourself these questions to ensure you get the bathroom you desire!

The key element of the room.

What functional features do I want in my bathroom?

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Do you prefer a Bath or a Shower?

There are many different types of Baths on the market, choose a bath that best suits you and your family needs but also that fits in your bathroom.

(have a read of our bath blogs to help you decide).

If a shower is your preference, which design is something you should decide early in your planning.  An enclosed shower or wetroom style.  Although a wetroom can look lustrous and minimalistic, with just a glass panel separating the shower from the rest of the room, you will feel the cool air from the bathroom so planning your bathroom heating to suit the bathroom style is very important.

This would also be a good time to ask yourself the next question.

What sort of heating should I choose?

Although Heated towel rails look nicer than the normal radiator, please note these are not suitable to heat your bathroom, heated towel rails are only suitable to heat towels, your plumber will recommend the best heating to suit your bathroom. If you are considering a heated towel rail, make sure to inform your plumber as pipes will have to be fitted prior to tiling etc.

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Before moving forward with any decisions and visiting the bathroom store, have an assessment done by a plumber, the plumber will assess the plumbing in your home and tell you what is and isn’t possible or may suggest moving some of the plumbing to make the bathroom more functional.

An important thing to know is what water pressure is in your home, like whether it is gravity or pump feed. (have a read of our blog on water pressure).  This will help you know what shower and taps you can purchase. If your home has poor water pressure now may be a good time to have a pump install, but make sure to ask your plumber if your boiler compacity can service all the new fittings, like pan head showers etc, as this would add substantially to your budget.

Next on my list would be Storage.  How much storage do you need?

Is it essential to have lots of storage space or are you a minimalist? either way there is numerous ways of adding storage to your bathroom. If you like the minimalist basin look you can always opt for Mirrored or side storage. These days most people opt for the under-basin storage, Vanity units which can also help with the next decision.

How do I want my Bathroom to look?12 How you want your bathroom to make you feel is just as important to functionality, this is where the Storage comes in, there is a vast amount of Bathroom vanity units to choose from, whether you want it to be modern or traditional, there has never been so many options from unit colours to handles colours.

How you want your bathroom to look is a very personal thing and only you can decide, the experts are only there to guide you, it is your bathroom, your style, your creation.  Both modern and traditional are equally popular today, so it is a matter of personal taste.

Browsing through the showroom, bathroom brochures and media will help you get an idea of the bathroom style you love, bring these ideas to the showrooms to help voice your bathroom desire. When it comes to choosing your tiles, bring a sample home as the lighting and space in the showrooms will be different yours at home. Tiles are a long-term choice so ensure you choose your tiles in plenty of time and don’t rush it just to get the job done.

What kind of lighting is best in a bathroom?

Firstly, any lighting you buy make sure it is IP (ingress Protection) rated. Secondly, before the tiling is done, it is vital to choose weather you need wiring on the walls for wall lighting or a mirror with lights, demister, shaving socket or even Bluetooth so you can really relax in your new oasis. Maybe you fancy some mood lighting, with a built in speaker and a remote control, so you can sit back and relax and listen to your favourite oldies.

If space is an issue in your bathroom, the use of mirrors and lighting will create reflection around the room to open it up.

Now for the most important part of any renovation, how should I work out my budget?14

Make a list!

Factor in the cost of the plumber, tiler and electrician.

Don’t forget to relay all your decision to the expert, as you don’t want any surprises when it comes to paying or find that the shower you choose won’t work in your home.

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Check with the Tiler if the cost of waterproof in the walls or if the floors need to be levelled.

Get a quote on the bathroom store, if you are over budget, they will show you where you can cut costs.

Think of the extra little finishing touches like bathroom accessories, towels to suits the interior.

One last thing to include, waste removal, it isn’t cheap..

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I hope you get the bathroom of your dreams.

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HiB is known for its quality and unique designs as HiB Novum say themselves “Home is where the heart is, and when it comes to the bathroom, we all need a space that soothes the body and stirs the soul. That’s why we created HiB Novum – to help homeowners find their signature bathroom style and provide the ‘wow’ that comes from a beautifully styled interior. Whether your dream bathroom is cool and contemporary, traditional and timeless, or artfully avant-garde, HiB Novum lets you create it, without compromise.”  And there are no truer words, don’t just take our word for it call to our 101 Bathrooms showroom and browse through the Stunning furniture, Taps, Lights and Mirrors from Hib.

Their Mission is to make Bathrooms beautiful and they have fulfilled their mission endlessly.

Have a look for yourself and see what they have to offer…

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Firstly, when you are selecting tiles always remember they are a long-term fixture in your home, so choose the ones you really want and are most appropriate for your home. If you are saving money or paying a little extra the right decision pays for itself, just remember they will be there for some time.

It is essential when choosing Tiles to also reflect on what these options will mean from both an aesthetic and a maintenance perspective. Consider your lifestyle as well as other factors, such as kids and pets, to make sure you are choosing the right tile for your home and your family.

A Tile can be a practical and elegant way to replace the old carpet in your new home or to increase your old house’s value. It tends to be easier to maintain than hardwood and lasts longer than carpet. Not all tiles are suitable for all rooms, however, so you will need to consider a variety of factors before you buy your Tiles.

  1. Think about the size of tile you want. For a spacious room, large tiles is usually a good choice, smaller tiles can make a large room look busy and choppy, while larger tiles can contribute to the open feeling of the space. if you can fit three or more tiles across the room opt for the bigger size as it helps make the room look bigger.
  1. Take into consideration the amount you can spend but always remember to add the cost of fitting the tiles. Use the square footage of the room to calculate approximate tiling costs. Knowing roughly how much you are willing to spend on tile and what tiles will fit your budget can help you stay focused in the store and resist the temptations of very expensive options.
  1. Ask yourself how much foot traffic the room gets. Always choose a porcelain tile for rooms with heavy traffic like the Hall, kitchen and living room. Ceramic tiles are ok for bathrooms as you have less traffic.
  1. Assess the danger of slipping on the tile in the room. If people are likely to walk through in wet shoes, run across the room or spill liquids on the floor, choose a textured tile. If you intend to put a rug on top of the tile or slipping is not a concern for other reasons, choose a smooth, glossy tile.
  1. Always keep in mind that the lighting in a showroom or shop will be different to yours at home and natural lighting always makes a difference too. Sometimes the interior and colours in your home can make a tile colour look different than you remember it in the shop. Always take home a sample to make sure it suits your home.
  1. When you take samples home lay them out on the floor and consider which look suits the space the best. In general, lighter tiles make a space feel brighter and larger, while darker tiles make it feel cosier and quieter. Select a tile that matches your aesthetic and coordinates well with the walls, fixtures, and furniture in the room.

 

People tend to paint their walls and change their furniture quicker than changing the tiles in their home, so when choosing your tile consider the cost over time and spend the money on the tile you love as it covers a large area of your home.

If you need some assistance on choosing a tile for your home, we are here to help or if you are just looking for inspiration you are welcome visit our showroom @ Tullamore and take a stroll through our wide variety of tiles on display.

*No appointment will be necessary.

Here you can browse some of our ranges on our online Tile Shop

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Give your bathroom that extra sparkle and shine with these simple cleaning tips.

 

SPRING CLEANING

SPRING CLEANING

Household heroes

White vinegar or baking soda will leave drains, sinks and toilets squeaky clean.

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Floss your taps!

Remove grime from the base of your tap using dental floss.

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Spritz your tiles!

Use a spray bottle filled with hot water and all-purpose cleaner, wait 15 minutes, wipe clean.

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Wonder walls!

Wipe away dust and scuffs with sugar soap or all-purpose cleaner.

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High shine!

Polish mirrors, taps, tiles and shower screens with a microfiber cloth.

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Air it out!

Keep steam and mould at bay by ventilating your space.

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Cleaning, care & maintenance recommendations for all your bathroom appliances.

When cleaning Bathrooms, the following points must be observed!

  • Never use cleaning materials which contain hydrochloric acids, chlorine bleaching lye or acetic acid as they cause considerable damage.
  • Mixing different cleaning agents is generally not permitted.
  • Never use cleaning materials or appliances with an abrasive effect, such as cleaning powders, sponge pads or micro fibre cloths
  • Limescale must be removed by regular cleaning.
  • The use of spray cleaners directly onto products can enter openings and gaps in the product and cause damage.
  • Use soapy water only for regular cleaning.

 

Important

Residues of toiletries such as liquid soaps, shampoos, shower gels, hair dyes, perfumes, aftershave and nail varnish can also cause damage. It is best to rinse with water to remove residues. Damage caused by improper treatment is not covered by our guarantee.

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There are many different types of baths available today the most popular is the freestanding bath but the most practical is an inset or shower bath, below you can read about the baths we have available @ 101 Bathrooms Tullamore.

 

Freestanding baths

A freestanding bath is the ultimate visual statement in bathroom luxury. With the right design and placement, they can create a feeling of space in a small bathroom.  Freestanding baths are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours to complement your individual style.

But If you like the look, but space is tight, consider a back-to-wall freestanding bath, It has the shapeliness of a freestanding bath viewed from the front but takes up less of the floor area because it has a straight side that goes against the wall.

 

Inset baths

Inset baths are easier for bathing the kids and ideal for a bath/shower combination and they are available a range of sizes.

Inset baths are installed against a wall and set on framed legs, the bath is usually concealed by a bath panel or tiled to suit the rest of the bathroom.

When purchasing a bath panel, you need to check if you also need an end panel as some baths fit between two walls and other you have space at the end which you will need to conceal.

Single-ended baths have taps and waste at one end, they are designed for one person to lie in with feet towards the bath taps.

Double-ended baths have taps and waste in the centre. This gives a single user the choice of which way to lie, this is a great choice for families with more than one child.

If you want to create a bath/shower combination, you can buy a bath screen and have it fitted on the bath.  The shower you can have fitted over your bath depends on how your water system is plumbed.  It is best to seek advice from your plumber before making any decisions.

 

Shower baths

Shower baths are great for families as they give you the option of having a bath or a shower.  If your bathroom does not have enough space for a separate bath and shower, combining the two gives the best of both worlds.

The most popular shower baths are inset baths with extra width.  They have an extra width at the top for showering with a bath screen at the side.

When considering a shower bath, you have a choice of a round shaped which can be called a p or b shaped shower bath or a square shape which can be called an L shaped shower bath.  When pricing a shower bath make sure the price includes your bath screen (and side panel if required) as some companies price them separately.

If your bath is not meeting both walls in your bathroom you would also need to purchase and end panel for the bath.

 

Corner bath

If space is limited in your bathroom, you can use a built-in corner bath to make the most of every inch. Corner baths come in a range of sizes and come with a curved panel and are the same as an inset bath just a different shape.

The freestanding bath has taken over the opulence of having a corner bath.

I personally opted for the Quebec shower bath as it best suited my family and I had very little space in my bathroom. The Quebec is only 1500mm long, perfect for bathing a child and I have the option to shower, Happy Days!

The best way to choose a bath is measure your bathroom check the plumbing and buy the bath that best suits your bathroom and your needs…

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Designed by Roper Rodes. Tailored by you.

Contactless Flush Sensor

An innovative and incredibly convenient design, the contactless sensor works using capacitive sensor technology to detect a change in the electromagnetic field.

A short wave of the hand in front of the sensor activates the reduced flush, whilst holding your hand up slightly longer triggers a full flush.

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An innovative and incredibly convenient design, the contactless sensor works using capacitive sensor technology to detect a change in the electromagnetic field. A short wave of the hand in front of the sensor activates the reduced flush, whilst holding your hand up slightly longer triggers a full flush.

   Features

  • The sensor can be mounted behind a back to wall WC unit fascia, or under a worktop or tiled wall near the cistern. A discreet black decal is included to indicate sensor location if desired.
  • Use with concealed cisterns and a back to wall furniture unit.
  • Discreet black decal is included to indicate sensor location if desired.

 

  

Contactless Flush Sensor

Providing a convenient touchless flush at €136.00 RRP.   (Available to order instore)

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An innovative and incredibly convenient design, the contactless sensor works using capacitive sensor technology to detect a change in the electromagnetic field.

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