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the new Vivaldi Trough Sink

Introducing the New Vivaldi Trough Sink

Say hello to our new addition to the Calma collection! Available from June 2021, the Vivaldi Trough Sink is big, bold and guaranteed to take centre stage in your bathroom.

Taking inspiration from the enduring power of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: this stunning design promises to stand the test of time.

the new Vivaldi Trough Sink

STRIKING SHAPE:

Characterised by its strong, rectangular form, Vivaldi oozes confidence and provides a generous wash space bringing ultimate luxury to your everyday routine.

FINEST MATERIALS:

Crafted from modern cast marble technology, the Vivaldi trough sink consists of approximately 75% crushed dolomite. This natural, environmentally friendly mineral rock is infused with bonding resin content, creating a strong and impeccably smooth material. 

FLAWLESS FINISH:

ICO’s UV resistant Gelcoat guarantees the Vivaldi will retain its glossy aesthetic for years to come. This durable model is built to withstand everyday use without compromising its glistening, white luster.

ELEVATE YOUR SPACE WITH CALMA

Our Calma collection fuses bold structures and luscious materials to form a beautiful range of contemporary sinks – take a look at the full Calma range here.

ICO offers generous warranties, first-rate customer service and work with the most trusted dealers in the industry to bring beautiful bathrooms to you. 

We’d love to hear from you: chat to one of our expert advisors today or find your local dealer on our website.

The Ultimate Guide to Bathroom Accessories

When creating beautiful interiors, it’s the small touches that make a lasting impact. Cohesive bathroom design is all about creating a space that not only flows and functions flawlessly, but brings comfort to your everyday routine.

That’s why we love bathroom accessories! They bring versatility, colour, accents, light… the list goes on. Whether you’re designing from scratch, revamping or just looking to breathe a little life into your space with accessories you can do it all. 

Here’s our ultimate guide to bathroom accessories that shows some of the ways they can transform your space, all while keeping the costs down. 

ICO’s Essential Guide to Bathroom Accessories

Focal Fixtures

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If minimalism is your thing, then a focal fixture like a striking towel ring or bar can make a real statement without cluttering the space. A strong feature piece like our Magma towel ring is bold, balanced and holds thick, fluffy towels too.

Always consider the best placement before installing a fixed accessory: make sure it’s in a spot that’s natural to access and flows with the aesthetic of the space.

Also, check out our tips for selecting the perfect towel warmer if warm, fluffy towels after a bath is something your interested in.

Multi-Functional Pieces

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Multi-use accessories are versatile pieces that lend style and purpose to your space.

A seat or stool like our Volkano Shower Stool brings comfort to your routine, but can also double up as handy storage for towels and bathing products.

If you’re relaxing in the tub, all your bathing essentials are right beside you with a gorgeous multi-functional stool.

Mirrors

Volkano Backlit Mirror - guide to bathroom accessories

Mirrors are everything when it comes to backroom design. They create light, movement and open up the space.

Mirrors are one of the most functional pieces in a bathroom too – for the biggest impact try to place them above sinks and near natural light sources.

Our Volkano backlit mirror is ideal for makeup application and grooming: it can be moved to the most comfortable spot to suit your needs too.

Statement Shelving

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Shelving can be a style feature too…  just take a look at our Volkano Fire glass shelf!

Fusing strong metals with a glass panel breathes elegance and simplicity into the space. Statement shelving not only creates a focal point, it maximises space and acts as a beautiful countertop for products on display.

It’s these details that bring your design together into a single, cohesive aesthetic and create space you love to spend time in.

Reinvigorate Your Space With ICO Bathroom Accessories

We’re passionate about bringing beautiful bathrooms to homes across North America. That’s why we offer generous warranties and first-rate customer service.

ICO is proud to work together with trusted dealers to bring affordable luxury with contemporary and classic designs to you. If you’re adding those finishing touches, consider ICO Bathroom accessories for that added luxury.

We’d love to hear from you, get in touch and chat to one of our expert advisors today.

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5 Statement Pieces for your Bathroom Showroom

Showrooms are imaginative spaces, inspiring creative possibilities for homes of all shapes and sizes. When it comes to selecting bathroom fixtures: showrooms are the place where ideas come to life. Only in a showroom can buyers start to appreciate the various sizing, texture and finishes of bathroom pieces. 

Here at ICO, we fuse comfort, luxury and smart design into everything we create to bring beautiful bathrooms to homes across North America. We’ve curated some of our favourite pieces that promise to catch attention in your showroom this spring and put them together in this “5 Statement Pieces for your Bathroom Showroom” blog.

OUR BATHROOM SHOWROOM SHOWSTOPPERS

SORANO MATTE BLACK

Matte Black Towel Warmer - 5 Statement Pieces for your Bathroom Showroom

Sorano is guaranteed to turn heads in any showroom. The minimalist design, confident construction and bold architectural statement makes it one of the most sought-after towel warmers in our Tuzio range. 

Placement has never been easier with Sorano. This contemporary towel warmer looks incredible with bold pops of colour, effortlessly chic in a monochrome bathroom and fits just about anywhere. The generous spacing between bars can be merchandised with larger, fluffy towels, or left bare for its raw beauty to speak for itself! 

CALMA CAVALLI 

Calma Cavalli Sink - a bathroom showroom essential

This gorgeous vessel sink is guaranteed to breathe life into any showroom setting. The teardrop shape is a real eye-catcher and looks gorgeous paired with just about all bathroom styles. Whether you’re showcasing it alongside angular models, or softer rounder fixtures, the Calma Cavalli will bring a real statement, focal point to any display.

At the heart of each design is the simplicity of a product that functions as flawlessly as it looks. This showstopper always holds its own: so merchandise it alongside strong textiles and bold colours and it will still remain the talking point!

KONTOUR SQUARE ELECTRIC TOWEL WARMER

Kontour Towel Warmer is a Statement Piece for your Bathroom Showroom

The Kontour towel warmer range is the ultimate affordable choice for luxury towel warmers in North America. The collection has been crafted with the finest, most durable materials and customers will be amazed at the incredible value for money this range has to offer.

This signature square design is big, bold and characterised by crisp edges and balanced lines. Available in chrome, brushed nickel and matte black, this versatile, square electric towel warmer is a stylish feature guaranteed to grab attention in your showroom. 

VOLKANO SHOWER STOOL

Volkano Shower Stool

This Volkano Shower Stool is not only elegant: it brings comfort and practicality to bathroom design. This modern piece really balances space and can be used to style props and save on wash space around units in your showroom. 

The sleek Volkano aesthetic is durable too: it’s made to withstand use in wet areas and can hold up to 330lbs. Built with wellbeing in mind, it’s an interactive piece that will have customers trying and testing it out for comfort.

SCALA TOWEL HOLDER 

Towel Holder - Statement Pieces for your bathroom

The Scala swivelling towel holder is simple yet impactful. It’s kissed with chrome to bring a high-shine, high-quality finish to any showroom display. The soft and simple proportions complement all bathroom styles and as they’re adjustable, they can easily be positioned at the best angle to suit the space. 

Crafted from durable stainless steel and made to withstand daily use, all Scala accessories are constructed to look gorgeous and bring ease to customer’s daily routines. The bars will swing smoothly even with weightier towels: a real customer favourite for a reason. 

Need advice for customers who can’t decide what towel warmer is best for their bathroom? Follow our top tips for selecting the perfect towel warmer.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ICO DEALER?

We’re passionate about bringing luxurious, affordable bathrooms to everybody. To do that, we work together with trusted dealers to deliver exceptional customer service, support and generous warranties with every ICO product that’s sold.

If you’re a bathroom showroom that’s interested in working with us, we’d love to hear from you. Fill out the below form and we’ll be in touch to see how we can team up to bring affordable, luxury bathrooms to homes across North America.

5 Top tips for Selecting the Perfect Bathroom Towel Warmer

5 Top Tips for Selecting the Perfect Bathroom Towel Warmer

Is there a better feeling than sinking into a hot tub of bubbles after a long day? Well… yeah! Try wrapping yourself in a warm, fluffy towel straight from the heated rack and tell us you don’t feel pampered?

Here at ICO, we bring comfort, luxury and smart design together to develop bathroom heating solutions that are sleek, high quality and affordable. No matter the size of your space, our towel warmers bring that sanctuary-feel to your home so every day feels like a spa day.

We’ve put together our top tips to consider when selecting the perfect bathroom towel warmer for your home…

Tips for Selecting the Perfect Bathroom Towel Warmer

1. Consider your placement

The perfect placement isn’t always the first place that comes to mind – so be sure to get a real feel for your space and consider every option. If you’re working with a more spacious area, then consider height and projection: this is essentially the depth of the warmer.

Remember, towel warmers don’t always have to be at hand level so get creative and consider low-level options for intelligent heating and storage solutions.

Our favourite placement is next to the bath or shower – once you step out and grab that warm, snuggly towel right away, trust us, you’ll never look back!

2. Electric or hydronic towel warmers?

Towel warmers are either electric hardwired, electric plug-in or hydronic. This means you should always consider your power and water sources when making your selection.

The most popular choices for towel heaters are usually electric hardwired or electric plug-in models. They’re super easy to install and can transform your bathroom into a stylish and comfortable sanctuary at the flick of a switch. Electric heated towel racks are also available with convenient 7-day timers so you’ll never have to wait for your towel to heat up – they’ll be ready when you are!

If you’re opting for a hydronic model, then you’ll need to connect to your boiler system plumbing. You can install through wall or floor feed pipes, so it’s a good idea to understand what the best option is before you make your decision. 

3. Style to suit your space

Whatever your space, towel warmers promise to bring that spa-like luxury to your home. A petite wall-mounted shelf or rack is a sophisticated addition for smaller spaces: these are perfect for those snug areas and can be mounted side by side too.

Models with flat bars and panels are also clever additions to help maximise space, while still bringing that little piece of luxury to your life. The angled models are perfect for larger families – with a heated shelf on top and bars below – you can stack, fold and hang towels all on the same unit!

If you’ve got that extra bit of space, then a curved warmer will provide space for more towels and bring a little more heat.  

4. Have fun with colour and finishes

Here’s where you can really get creative!

Towel warmers aren’t just functional, they’re a statement design feature too. ICO has a wide range of striking models finished in white, chrome, brushed nickel, matte black, oil rubbed bronze, polished nickel… the list goes on.

You can match your towel warmer to your existing bathroom features, or you can play around and mix metals and finishes to bring contrast to your bathroom for added depth and character.

5. Choose ICO for Bathroom Bliss 

We’re passionate about bringing warm towels to homes all across North America. Our towel warmers are designed to enrich lives through comfort, luxury and design.

ICO is proud to offer generous warranties and first-rate customer service. We work together with trusted dealers to bring affordable luxury with contemporary and classic designs to you.

If you want to learn more about towel warmers, browse our products or find your nearest dealer.

Feature Friday – Get To Know Karen!

I spend a large majority of my time working because I love what I do. It is important to me that my customers and team know they can reach out to me anytime.

Traveling to warm countries in the winter and traveling with work, exploring new opportunities as well as learning about different markets is something I always look forward to. I am easily bored and prefer to be active and I love a challenge. Covid-19 brought on a new challenge, it taught me new ways to communicate effectively and help service customers from a distance.  When I am not working, my happy place is at the cottage where I can enjoy an early morning paddle in a kayak on a peaceful lake with a friend and a relaxing afternoon in the sun while enjoying interesting conversations. I am passionate about my family and encouraging them to be the best people they can be.  I enjoy eating out, creative cooking at home.  My pets are also my family, I can’t imagine a home without them.

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5 Step Guide to Picking the Right Size Towel Warmer

So, you made the decision to get a towel warmer, but don’t know which one will work for your bathroom. Don’t worry, keep on reading our simple guide to make sure you get the perfect towel warmer for your bathroom.

Step 1:

Cut out some cardboard to the size of towel warmers you are deciding between.

Step 2:

Hold the cardboard up against the wall and decide which one you think will work best for your family and the room it is going in.


Step 3:

Order your new towel warmer.

Step 4:

Install your towel warmer.

Step 5:

Enjoy dry, warm towels after your shower!

This 5 step guide can also help you decide what height to hang your towel warmer at! Or if you don’t want to make any more decisions, you can also follow our height guide here.

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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.

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.

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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.

What Kind Of Towel Warmer Is Right For You Blog Post

What Kind Of Towel Warmer Is Right For You?

There are a few different options to choose from when selecting a towel warmer and it might feel overwhelming at first, but with a few easy questions, we will help you find the towel warmer of your dreams!

  1. Is the towel warmer going to be used as a secondary heat source or only to warm towels?
      1. There are two different heating varieties of towel warmers, liquid-filled and electrical wire.

    Liquid filled towel warmers will not only warm your towel but will also act as a secondary heat source in whichever room it is added to.

    The electrical wire towel warmers will create enough heat to dry and warm your towel but cannot act as a secondary heat source.

  2. How much do you want to spend?
      1. We have 2 brands of towel warmers, Tuzio and Kontour.

    Our Kontour line is our economical line and prices range from $300-$700. These towel warmers are a great product at a great price. Keep in mind that Kontour towel warmers are heated by electric wire and cannot act as a secondary heat source.

    The Tuzio towel warmers are higher end towel warmers and prices range from $700-$3,000. This brand can also act as a secondary heat source.

  3. How can I power my towel warmer?
      1. There are three options to power your towel warmer; plug-in, hardwire and hydronic.

    The plug-in option is great if you don’t want to open your wall to access the electrical. The towel warmer is simply plugged in and turned on when you want to use it.

    The Hardwire option is great if you are renovating or building and the finishing touches in the home are not yet done. With this option, the towel warmer is wired directly into your homes electrical system. Hardwire allows you to hide the cord with a decorative tube and the towel warmer can be controlled using a programmable digital timer.

    Hydronic Heating is the final option. This is possible if you have a boiler in your home and can create a separate line to the towel warmer. Hydronic heating is great as no electrical elements are needed.

Once you have the technical decisions made, it’s time for the fun part… picking the size, style and finish!