INDIANAPOLIS - Designed for performance, the understated and elegant ClassicTM bath series withstands the test of time in any setting. Delta Faucet revolutionized the plumbing industry with the introduction of the first single handle lavatory faucet in 1954. Fifty years later, after developing new technologies and designs, Delta Faucet refreshed its Classic single handle lavatory faucet, an industry icon, with an updated style and enhanced functionality. Updated with the revolutionary DIAMONDTM Seal Technology, the bath series features practical, hardworking faucets.

 

"This was the first time since its inception that Delta Faucet made dramatic changes to the Classic single handle lavatory faucet," said Kurt Backlund, Delta brand senior product manager.  "We are taking the faucet that made the Delta brand a leader and updating it to increase its longevity and enhance the style."

 

About the ClassicTM Collection:

 

Full suite of bath products

Centerset lavatory faucet

Widespread lavatory faucet

Tub and shower trim

Two handle laundry faucet

Standard showerheads (2.0 gpm)

Two different styles of H2OKineticTM showerheads (1.5 gpm)

 

WaterSense® Labeled [1]

Delta Faucet Company takes its role as the 2011 WaterSense® Partner of the Year very seriously and is committed to working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to encourage efficient use of water resources and actively protect the future of our nation's water supply. All lavatory faucets in this collection meet WaterSense requirements, flowing at a rate that is less than the industry standard of 2.2 gallons per minute (gpm) [2]. The WaterSense labeled lavatories of the Classic bath collection provide up to 32 percent water savings over standard lavatory faucets, while the WaterSense labeled showerheads provide up to 40 percent water savings over standard showerheads [3], all without sacrificing the comfort and convenience of the user experience or the durability and life span of the product.

 

DIAMONDTM Seal Technology

DIAMOND Seal Technology combines a durable DIAMONDTM Valve with InnoFlex® PEX waterways. The valve requires no lubrication, eliminates wear on seals, and ensures "like new" operation for the life of the faucet, lasting up to 10 times the industry standard [4]. The InnoFlex waterways eliminate potential leak points and are less hassle to install. Water does not come in contact with metal surfaces once inside the faucet, meeting all current and upcoming state and national lead free legislation [5].

 

H2OkineticTM Showers

H2Okinetic showers look different because they are different. The science behind H2Okinetic technology creates a shower experience like no other. Each showerhead and handshower contains an internal system that sculpts the water into a unique wave pattern, creating a consumer-proven feeling of more water, all without using more water. Showerheads in the Classic bath collection feature H2Okinetic technology.

 

Variety of available finishes

Products in the collection are available in Chrome and Brilliance® Stainless finishes.

 

About Delta® Products

There is a philosophy at the heart of every Delta® product: there is a better way to live with water. It goes beyond excellent design to incorporate smart thinking that anticipates people's needs. From proprietary Touch2O® Technology that turns faucets on and off with just a touch to H2OkineticTM shower technology that uniquely shapes the water to create larger water droplets that retain heat longer for a more drenching shower experience, Delta products incorporate thoughtful features that delight. Paired with beautiful, inspirational design, it's another way that the Delta® brand is more than just a faucet. Delta products are offered by Delta Faucet Company, which was named 2011 WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Delta Faucet Company is a worldwide leader in faucets and related accessories and sells products in more than 53 countries. For more information, visit www.deltafaucet.com.

 

Links to additional resources

About Classic Bath Collection

Delta Online Press Room

About Masco Corporation


[1] WaterSense is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

[2] Based on flow rate for lavatories of 1.5 gpm versus Industry Standard ASME.A112.18.1/CSA.B125.1 of 2.2 gpm.

[3] Based on flow rate for showerheads and handshowers of 1.5 gpm or 2.0 gpm versus Industry Standard of ASME.A112.18.1/CSA.B125.1 of 2.5 gpm.

[4] Standard based on ASME 112.18.1 of 500,000 cycles.

[5] California Health and Safety Code 116875 (AB 1953) and Vermont Law No. 193 (S152), as well as other current and upcoming state and national legislation, mandate that the weighted average lead content in pipes, fittings and fixtures used to convey drinking water cannot exceed 0.25% on wetted surfaces.