Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Delta brings innovation to the home bathroom

Hands-free faucets are common in public bathrooms, but are not the norm in home bathrooms. Faucet company Delta is looking to change that with the introduction of a new touch-free bathroom faucet.

According to the Oregonian, Delta recently conducted a study that revealed one out of every five adults doesn't always wash their hands after using the bathroom. In order to make hand-washing easier, the company has brought its "Touch20" and "Touch20.xt" technology to its bathroom faucets. (It was previously available for kitchen fixtures only.)

Touch20 faucets allow users to turn on the water with a tap anywhere on the spout or handle. So, if you have dirty hands, you can tap the faucet with your elbow or wrist to start the water and clean up.

Touch20.xt faucets do the same, but can also be used entirely hands-free. The technology features a four-inch sensing field around the entire faucet, which turns the water on when it senses a user approaching it. The water will automatically turn off as well.

Bathroom faucets from the company's Talbott and Lahara collections are now available with this new technology. Several different finishes are also available to make matching your style simple.