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Your bathroom is central to the way you live – it's the one room you spend time in at the start of the day, and again in the evening as you unwind and prepare for bed.
It makes sense, therefore, to ensure your bathroom is a personal sanctuary combining modern convenience with high-quality bathroom products that have a distinctive, designer edge.
Robertson, established in 1987, is a New Zealand-owned and operated company that supplies the latest bathroom products from around the world, with a focus on European design and innovation.
Dean Davis, marketing manager, says it's not just the imported products that spell the point of difference for Robertson, however.
"We do a lot more than that – we import ideas, creating opportunities for architects and designers to innovate and reinvent the bathroom space," he says. "All our brands reflect our passion for good design and guaranteed quality. And we understand the importance of our customer service and support, which sets a new industry standard."
Ideal Standard is one of the leading bathroomware brands carried by Robertson. With more than 100 years in business, Ideal Standard has pioneered both the design and manufacture of bathroom products, and specialises in complete bathroom solutions.
"Ground-breaking design is at the heart of every new product from Ideal Standard," says Davis. "The company collaborates with award-winning designers, such as Robin Levien and the team at Artefakt. These designers, who are skilled practitioners in form and functional design, have joined the Ideal Standard engineering team to create signature designs that are setting a new benchmark."
Davis says engineering advances pioneered by Ideal Standard include products that provide maximum flow rates, even in low-pressure areas. Ideal Standard products are also recognised for their easy of use, safety and water efficiency.
"These products are built to withstand the day-to-day rigours of home life," says Davis. "Robertson offers a Limited Lifetime Drip Free Guarantee on all ceramic cartridges used in Ideal Standard single lever mixers.
Davis says Ideal Standard has introduced a new range of tapware that utilises Intelligent Valve Technology (IVT).
"This multi-pressure tapware has been specifically designed to perform well in New Zealand water pressure conditions, so an average showering experience becomes more invigorating, and your bathtub fills a lot faster. The IVT range is available in four distinctive collections."
Robertson also distributes the Elementi collection of bathroom vanities, featuring the Box, Slim and Studio Plus styles. As well as coming in a range of different finishes, the vanities are available in wall-hung or freestanding configurations.
"This collection offers several styling options," says Davis. "For example, there is a choice of three handle styles, and the Studio Plus model comes with either a curved or square basin. All the basins are made from highly durable vitreous china."
Davis says the Elementi cabinets themselves are also built to last. Made from a moisture-resistant board, they incorporate a ventilation gap to reduce the risk of moisture build-up. The cabinets also have an extra-thick 16mm back, and the wall cabinets come with additional steel brackets for strong wall fixing.
"The Elementi vanities incorporate the latest trends from Bestwood," says Davis. "They are available in a sophisticated range of colours and woodgrains that have an authentic appeal – no additional surface finishing is required. And you can rest assured that because Bestwood is passionate about using the latest technology, the vanities are tough, scratch resistant and cost effective. And they won't streak or craze."
A special feature of the new range of Elementi vanities is the 176mm depth of the drawers, which provides improved storage. The vanities also incorporate the German-made Hettich Innotech drawer hardware system that features a full-extension drawer slider.
"Hettich is well know for its high-quality, innovative products," says Davis. "All Hettich hardware comes with a lifetime warranty."
Robertson also offers wall mirrors and tall cabinets to complement your vanity and provide additional storage.
Elementi vanities are made from sustainably grown New Zealand plantation pine forests and are Environmental Choice certified.
For details of products and showroom opening hours, contact Robertson NZ, 25 Vestey Drive, Mt Wellington, Auckland 1071, phone (09) 573 0490, fax (09) 573 0495. Website:www.robertson.co.nz .
First published date: 14 February 2014