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Brassware brings matt black styling and picture-perfect luxury to Britain’s bathrooms


spirational social media platforms, such as Instagram and Pinterest, are

driving the trend for creating picture- perfect luxurious bathrooms. Accessories are key to a successful makeover

Comment by Peter Pegden

Product and Procurement Director, Croydex

with consumers favouring a high-quality finish without the high-end price tag. Coordinating ranges play a key part in meeting this demand with matching tumbler and toilet roll holders, towel rails and soap dishes creating a sophisticated finishing touch. It’s here that we are seeing a rise in matt black styling with solid, traditional brassware designs providing a quick and easy way to add an edgy and contemporary look to an all white or monochrome bathroom. It’s always hard to pull off an all black colour

scheme because black will often make a room seem dark and gloomy, but when black is used sparingly it works well to highlight focal points of any room, regardless of the style of the room. Black is as versatile as white and will act as a balancing colour; it’s a great colour choice if

you’re looking to rejuvenate an existing colour scheme or if you’re trying to bring together a palette of colours. Although many people are happy to try some

DIY themselves to update their accessories, our experience is that they really want products that can be installed securely, safely and simply. Alternative fixing systems that cause no damage to décor, for example are particularly suitable for the growing rental market as well as those daunted by the idea of using a drill. These include products that can be fitted using existing fixing holes, glue, suction technology or hooks. Croydex has enjoyed a reputation for designing

and manufacturing pioneering, practical and easy to use products since 1919. During this time, we’ve seen Britain’s bathrooms transformed from utilitarian spaces to spa-like sanctuaries but, whilst the styles may continue to change, demand for high quality accessories that are practical, easy to use and manufactured responsibly will remain well into the future.

Croydex – A complete solution for every commercial bathroom project from the experts at Metlex

trusted bathroom and washroom accessories supplier, Metlex, has updated its comprehensive portfolio of high- quality solutions. Designed with both the specifier and end user


in mind, each of the new Metlex bathroom and washroom accessories provides a balance of style and functionality for use within commercial, public, health and leisure environments. Each product is

roviding an innovative solution for both new and retrofit projects,

also manufactured to offer durability and ease of cleaning, backed with the reassurance of Metlex’s one, two, three or 12 year guarantees. Ease of installation has been carefully

considered too, with most Metlex products featuring an innovative ‘X’ plate bracket, making it simple to replace and update existing schemes. New additions to the range include wall-

mounted wire ware and showering accessories, cabinets and mirrors, including a selection of sleek matt black products, which are designed to

elevate even a simple bathroom or washroom space into a sleek, stylish industrial scheme. Options include everything from thermostatic mixer showers and wall cabinets, to LED mirrors and toilet seats, each finished in on-trend matt black. Metlex have also launched a brand new and

exclusive partnership scheme aimed at showrooms and merchants. Partners are chosen based on an alliance of business ethics and ethos towards innovation. Features for the partners include enhanced rates, POS displays, specification team support and exclusivity within postcode areas. If you want to find out more about the

programme, please visit our website or contact the team today.

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