IDS 20 Thank You

IDS Is A Wrap!

What a weekend! #IDS20 was a roaring success and we have the show attendees and our customers to thank.

We loved seeing the reactions and joy on everyone’s face as they touched a towel warmer for the first time and realized just how warm and cozy they are. Each smile and giggle made our day.

On the accessory side, we had amazing feedback on the quality of our solid brass accessories from Volkano. One designer stopped by to check out our table samples and was shocked and impressed with how sturdy our Volkano accessories really are.

We were able to leave our booth for a brief moment to explore the show floor and experience IDS ourselves and we were blown away with the creativity and quality of every single booth there. We hope to see you all again next year!

Brushed Gold In Stock

Brushed Gold Now In Stock!

You heard right! Brushed gold dark and brushed gold light Volkano bathroom accessories are now IN STOCK at ICO! See below or download the sell sheet for the list of items available in brushed gold.

Brushed Gold Price List

 

Toronto IDS 2020

IDS Toronto 2020

IDS Toronto 2020 is happening January 16-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. We’ll be onsite at booth # 1652 and we hope to see you there!

You’ll be able to check out all of our newest Volkano bathroom accessory lines, each with unique and exciting designs. While you are admiring the accessories, warm up by feeling the true warmth and comfort coming from one of our Tuzio or Kontour towel warmers.  Also, check out our newest addition to the Volkano range – now introducing freestanding accessories!

Design Your Future at #IDS20. Bringing together the most compelling trends and provocative thinkers, we’re excited to take part in this year’s fair. Visit us Jan 16-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. Buy tickets here.

 

Happy Holidays

We wanted to share our warm wishes for a happy holiday season and our sincere thanks for your loyalty and goodwill throughout the year.

We will be closed a few days over the holidays to celebrate with our family and friends.

Volkano

Volkano Bathroom Accessories

Inspired by the Earth’s power and raw beauty, our Volkano Collection of bathroom accessories will transform your bathroom landscape. Combining modern European design with a strong aesthetic, this collection makes a memorable impression with no apologies.

Erupt

The Erupt series brings clean sharp lines that are harmonious and fluid yet still able to hold the promise of untapped power. This strong accessory line brings a feeling of power to your bathroom.

 

Magma

The strong, classic designs of the Magma series bring a warm, bold presence into your bathroom. This hefty design is the finishing touch that your traditional styled bathroom needs.

 

Cinder

The low-profile Cinder series brings feelings of energy with its square corners and chiseled aesthetic. This series blends seamlessly into your bathroom landscape.

 

Flow

The Flow series adds a touch of softness to your bathroom décor. The smooth, round edges send rich, harmonious energy to every corner of your bathroom design.

 

Fire

As the name suggests the Fire series is sure to stand out. Its sharp, heavy lines bring warmth and a luxurious feeling into your room. The clean and uncomplicated look is sure to stoke admiration from all who see it.

 

Ash

The Ash series brings an edge to Volkano with its unique lines and thin profiles that portrays the feeling of simplicity and comfort in this complex, busy world. This versatile series can create a cohesive look in any bathroom.

 

Crater

The solid square shape from the Crater series of bathroom accessories is sure to create a strong confident feeling in any bathroom landscape. This line of accessories will inspire confidence in those who see it.

 

Summit

The Summit series of bathroom accessories embodies a concise and lively modern look by combining minimalistic style with traditional inspired lines. Summit seamlessly blends into your bathroom, no matter your style.

 

Spark

As the name suggests, the Spark series from Volkano is lively and unique, and seamlessly blends into a modern or traditional bathroom. The Spark lines and shapes inspire a feeling of happiness and pride, making your bathroom landscape as beautiful as ever.

 

Cone

The Cone series is a unique accessory range with a catchy design that is reflected in its name – Cone. This stand-out line is the perfect accessory to add personality to your bathroom landscape. The smooth edges create a lively vibe to help brighten every morning.

 

The full Volkano range of bathroom accessories is manufactured from brass to ensure your design stands up to the test of time. Each product comes with a 2-year warranty with replacement parts available directly from us.

 

Volkano – Exhilarating by Design

Volkano Bathroom Accessory Brochure

Tuzio Avento Towel Warmer

All About Tuzio Towel Warmers

Comfort, luxury and sophistication have combined to make Tuzio the most inspiring range of towel warmers in North America. Tuzio towel warmers offer superb quality and exceptional value, setting a new benchmark in performance and excellence – rivaled by none.

Installation Options

When you choose a Tuzio towel warmer for your bathroom, you can choose from hydronic, electric plug-in or electric hardwire! This gives you complete freedom to pick the option that matches the design needs of your home.

Styles and Sizes

Tuzio’s designer towel warmers come in many styles and sizes so you are sure to find the perfect fit for your unique style. From the ultra-modern to ultra-traditional and everything in-between, our Tuzio collection has a towel warmer that will suit your style.

Radiant Heat

Tuzio towel warmers use a fluid-filled heating system technology throughout the towel warmer range. This results in warmer towels and superior heating output over and above that of other heating methods. These towel warmers are capable of not only heating your towel but can become a secondary source of heat in your bathroom.

Adjustable Brackets

ICO towel warmers are not only luxurious, but we pride ourselves in making them as practical and functional as we can. One of these features is the Tuzio’s adjustable brackets. Consider the following scenarios:

  • Is the best spot (visually and functionally) for your soon-to-be new towel warmer over a transition between tile and drywall? Often, when this is the case, towel warmers end up slanted… but not our Tuzio line. You can easily adjust the bracket length to accommodate for the transition.
  • A big fan of the super fluffy and thick towels, instead of the regular-sized bath towel? Tuzio’s adjustable brackets also allow you to extend your towel warmer out from the wall to allow more space for that larger bath towel. What this means is that you can make sure your towel gets full contact on both sides of the towel warmer – more warmth, more comfort, more satisfaction.

Everyday Luxury

With so many great features, including adjustable brackets, the Tuzio line is worth looking into. All Tuzio heated towel warmers come with a limited lifetime warranty, plus the comfort of knowing your bathroom will be extra cozy for years to come. Discover the unmistakable luxury only heated towel warmers can bring.

Tuzio Brochure

How To Order A Hydronic Towel Warmer

How To Order A Hydronic Towel Warmer

It’s time, you have made the decision to install a hydronic towel warmer in your home! Now it’s time to place an order… but there are so many options and you don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, just keep on reading and we’ll get through this together.

  1. You need a boiler system in your home to install a hydronic towel warmer.
    • It is important that the towel warmer can also be installed on a closed loop with an anti-rust inhibitor in it to avoid rusting.
  2. Are your feed pipes coming from the floor or wall?
  3. BUT, there are 3 options of valves, what’s the difference?!
    • Regular: This is a regular valve that you can tighten and loosen to increase and decrease the heat output of the towel warmer.
    • Thermostatic: This acts just like a regular valve, but has visual heat settings of 0-6.  This option is our favourite, but we know everyone has unique tastes.
    • Traditional Gate Valve: These are only for our traditional styled towel warmers. If you are purchasing a traditional towel warmer, we recommend these valves.
  4. What else do I need?
    • Every towel warmer will need a hydronic installation pack. The 8” installation pack is great for piping coming from the wall and the 24” installation pack is perfect for piping coming from the floor. It is likely that in either case these pipes will need to be cut down to fit the space. These installation packs replace the standard copper pipe with a pipe that matches the colour of your new towel warmer and a shroud to neaten things up.

To put this in a real life situation: If you have a modern style bathroom with piping coming from a wall and you don’t care about seeing the level of heat and just want a basic valve, you would order the regular angle valve with the 8” hydronic installation pack in whichever finish you need to match your towel warmer.

We hope this helps to clear up any confusion with ordering a hydronic towel warmer, but if not, don’t worry – give us a call and we can help you out.

IDS Vancouver 2019

IDS Vancouver 2019

IDS Vancouver 2019 is coming up September 26-29 and we hope to see you there! Check us out at booth #1415 right across from The District for a chance to win a free-standing Camber towel warmer and say hi to our team.

We will be showcasing FIVE new Volkano bathroom accessory lines, each with unique and exciting designs. You will have the chance to see the quality of our Volkano bathroom accessories, as well as get a close up look at our new brushed gold and polished nickel finishes!  While you are checking out our new accessories, feel free to touch one of our many towel warmers on display to feel the warmth and comfort for yourself!

As always, we’ll have our beautifully crafted Calma vessel sinks on display so you can see how smooth and modern the white UV gel coat finish really is.  The amazing pop-down drains will also be on-site for you to pick up and play around with so you can fully see how well made they are.

The Interior Design Show Vancouver is the Pacific platform for all things design and is the premier showcase of new products and furniture, superstar designers and avant-garde concepts from North America and beyond.

K6035W Kontour Square Matte Black

All About Kontour

Try a Kontour towel warmer and you may never go back to living without one. With its inspiring range of modern and classic towel warmers, Kontour sets a new benchmark in performance and convenience. Our Kontour line of towel warmers are manufactured with a dry wire heating element and are meticulously crafted to a high level of quality. Each unit undergoes extensive quality control checks prior to being sent to your home.

With many styles of Kontour towel warmers to choose from, you are sure to find an option to suit your unique style preference. Options include round and square bars, free-standing, wall-mounted or shelves with many sizes of each.  All Kontour towel warmers come in a sleek and durable mirror-polished stainless-steel finish that won’t chip or peel, with brushed nickel or matte-black options available.

Some may think that a towel warmer is a luxury item that is out of reach for many household budgets, but the Kontour line changes that. With a Kontour towel warmer in your home, you can have the luxury you deserve at the price you can afford.

Kontour… Charged with Euphoria.

B9921 Calma Vessel Sink Vivaldi Plus

A Short History of Sinks

Vessel sinks are everywhere these days and we thought we would shine some light on this bathroom feature’s history, beauty and practicality!

The popularity of vessel sinks appeals to the traditionalist as well as to the innovator. It reminds us of the old basins and pitchers and yet allows us to take advantage of modern materials and create elegant, inspirational and durable designs. Whimsical or practical, elegant or massive – the choice is yours. Rather than a boring sink that matches your toilet and tub, you can now make the sink the focal point of your personal creation. Vessel sinks are beautiful, practical and let you express your personal style!

The History of Vessels, Sinks, and Basins

Basins… have been around since the beginning of civilization – an indentation in rock served as a washbasin for our forefathers. Our English word basin comes from the old French word baçon, meaning shallow vessel or dish. Those basins were just basins and didn’t have a drain or plug or other conveniences. What we call sinks are in fact ‘basins’ from which the water ‘sinks’.
The term sink likely comes from the old English term ‘sincan’ – to become submerged, go under, or subside. Originally it referred to the place to where the contents of your basin would sink.
Which brings us to vessel. This term comes from the old Latin ‘vascellum’ meaning vase or urn or ship.

All in all, just as words adapt through time, so do style and design trends. Which is why classic, elegant, conversation-starting vessel sinks are today’s best choice.

Our Calma Collection

ICO carries a line of vessel sinks called Calma. The name Calma recognizes that, for most of us, our bathrooms should be a relaxing retreat from the daily hustle, a place of relaxation. A place of calm.