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6/7/2012

A Celebration of Victorian Style Faucets in Elegant Quentin Bath Collection from American Standard

Intricate Detail and Hour Glass Shapes Create Turn-of-the-Century Authenticity

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 7, 2012) — Inspired by traditional Victorian Era designs of perfume bottles and vases, the Quentin collection of antique style faucets for the bathroom offers exquisitely detailed craftsmanship combined with modern water savings and technological advances. This statuesque new vintage faucet collection from American Standard includes a full line of beautifully coordinated and intricately formed lavatory faucets, bath/shower fixtures and complete shower systems, including two decorative lavatory faucet spout options.

Quality craftsmanship is reflected in the crisp details on each element in the traditional collection. To achieve its turn-of-the-century authenticity, each design facet –the hour-glass base, the stylized levers and spout, the high quality ornamentationcarried throughout – have been carefully crafted to reflect an intricate and iconic period piece. Available finishes for this collection include polished chrome, satin nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze.

Beneath the surface, faucet spouts and bodies are made of high-quality cast brass for strength and durability, and washerless ceramic disc valves help to ensure a lifetime of drip-free performance.

The collection’s traditional 19th century outward elegance belies its 21st century inner technology that streamlines installation and provides for maintenance-free performance. Like all American Standard bathroom sink faucets, Quentin fixtures feature the exclusive Speed Connect drain – the pre-assembled drain that installs effortlessly and never needs adjusting. The drain seals tightly so water stays in the sink, and the lift rod comes set to correct height and never comes loose.

Additionally, the Quentin bath/shower trim coordinates with the American Standard TRIMendous universal valve technology, making it easy to upgrade any existing American Standard bath/shower in-wall valve and eliminating the need to rip out tile.

Conservative in both appearance and water consumption, Quentin lavatory faucets use 32 percent less water than conventional faucets and meet the rigorous WaterSense-certification standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), requiring a maximum flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm).

Like all American Standard faucets, the Quentin collection bathroom faucets are worry-free, drip-free and built to last. Every faucet is covered by a limited lifetime warranty on both function and finish.

For more information on the new Quentin collection or other American Standard products, visit www.americanstandard.com or call (800) 899-2614.

ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD BRANDS

American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen as well as decorative panels. The company currently offers total project solutions for residential and commercial customers; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under well known and respected brands, such as American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane Plumbing®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative Panels International®. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners. The company is online at www.americanstandard.com, on Twitter at twitter.com/amercanstandard and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanStandardPlumbing.

American Standard® and Speed Connect® are registered trademarks of American Standard Brands.

Quentin and TRIMendous are trademarks of American Standard Brands.

WaterSense® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Intricate detailing and elegant shapes inspired by antique perfume bottles lend an authentic air of vintage styling to the new Quentin Collection of bathroom faucets from American Standard. The widespread style in oil-rubbed bronze finish is pictured here.
Intricate detailing and elegant shapes inspired by antique perfume bottles lend an authentic air of vintage styling to the new Quentin Collection of bathroom faucets from American Standard. The widespread style in oil-rubbed bronze finish is pictured here.
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The new Quentin bathroom faucet collection from American Standard meets the stringent WaterSense-certification for high performance and water efficiency, with a maximum flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), which is 32 percent less than standard faucets. Shown here is the widespread model with shepherd's crook style faucet in satin nickel finish.
The new Quentin bathroom faucet collection from American Standard meets the stringent WaterSense-certification for high performance and water efficiency, with a maximum flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), which is 32 percent less than standard faucets. Shown here is the widespread model with shepherd's crook style faucet in satin nickel finish.
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The elegant, traditional style of the American Standard Quentin bathroom faucet collection is complemented by technological advances that simplify installation and provide drip-free, worry-free faucets built to last. The monoblock style in oil rubbed bronze finish is shown here.
The elegant, traditional style of the American Standard Quentin bathroom faucet collection is complemented by technological advances that simplify installation and provide drip-free, worry-free faucets built to last. The monoblock style in oil rubbed bronze finish is shown here.
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The exquisitely designed faucets in the new Quentin collection from American Standard features spouts and bodies made of high quality cast brass for strength and durability. Pictured here is the deck mount tub filler in polished chrome finish.
The exquisitely designed faucets in the new Quentin collection from American Standard features spouts and bodies made of high quality cast brass for strength and durability. Pictured here is the deck mount tub filler in polished chrome finish.
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The hour-glass base, stylized levers and spout, and high quality ornamentation in the new Quentin bathroom faucet collection from American Standard achieve Victorian style authenticity with modern water savings and technological advances. Displayed here is the shepherd's crook style widespread faucet in polished chrome finish.
The hour-glass base, stylized levers and spout, and high quality ornamentation in the new Quentin bathroom faucet collection from American Standard achieve Victorian style authenticity with modern water savings and technological advances. Displayed here is the shepherd's crook style widespread faucet in polished chrome finish.
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Featuring a 6-inch rain showerhead with shepherd’s crook arm, this bath/shower trim kit (shown here in polished chrome finish) is part of the new Victorian style Quentin faucet collection from American Standard.
Featuring a 6-inch rain showerhead with shepherd’s crook arm, this bath/shower trim kit (shown here in polished chrome finish) is part of the new Victorian style Quentin faucet collection from American Standard.
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