Posted on 17th March, 2014
Kitchens The Crosswater Way
Crosswater is well recognised for its expertise in the bathroom arena with a 20 year history of introducing ground-breaking, top quality products that combine cool European design with the tastes and needs of UK consumers. Perhaps not so well-known is that the business today was originally founded with kitchen taps - from the car boot of Crosswater’s founder and Group Chairman Dave Hance.
The new Cucina collection epitomises Crosswaters commitment to style, innovation and quality, the range includes a collection of kitchen mixers in bright chrome and smart stainless steel finishes in a choice of styles. Contemporary design is strong, with an inspiring selection of geometric and tubular shapes; and traditional-style is also catered for with the classic Belgravia range which is available with both crosshead and lever headwork.
Value added features such as full swivel spouts, pull-out hoses and flexi-sprays that are adjustable from all angles add to customer appeal. Pressure requirements are clearly stated for each model and there are several designs that will operate effectively at 1 bar – a level that is available in most UK households.
To accompany the range of Cucina kitchen taps there is an introductory selection of sinks in granite quartz – a hard wearing material that is easy to clean and impervious to household chemicals, staining, scratching and thermal shock. There are two one and a half bowl models in a classic rectangular shape, but more unusual and exciting is Ovalé, which combines a full bowl, a half bowl, and a preparation area all in one sleek oval design. Tube has a single offset oval bowl and there is also a single under-mount bowl along with a Belfast sink in white. The single bowl has an under mount look but can be set into a laminate top as it has a lipped edge which will prevent the ingress of water.
The Cucina range has a dedicated brochure in print, web and App format, featuring inspiring lifestyle photography and full technical details. As with all Crosswater products the Cucina collection is supported by a comprehensive 15 year guarantee* and the assurance for the best after sales service in the industry.
“A lot of thought and development has gone into this range,” says Crosswater Chairman David Hance. “Making a splash with signature shapes and cutting-edge design, Crosswater’s re-entry into the kitchen market promises an exclusive product offering that delivers quality, style and choice in abundance. Incorporating innovative design with the ultimate in function that is the trademark of the Crosswater brand, Cucina presents both traditional and contemporary styles in an array of distinctive finishes guaranteed to impact and inspire.”