We at Ark, having a history of a successful, reliable 55 years in water tap to Indian homes, see ourselves in the business of gently stoking love and respect for water in Indian hearts once again. Ark is well into its Third generation, for us, it is a labour of love to provide bathroom taps, kitchen sink taps, basin taps, mixer tap, flush tank, health faucet, flush cocks, bathroom jet spary, toilet flush valve, cisterns, toilet seat covers, flanges, wash basin bottle trap, divertor for bathroom, shower head of the highest quality for the Indian customer.
At Ark Rubinetterie, our collaborative venture with international associates, who share the delight of being a "water-worker” with us, We guarantee a feeling of magical wonder when water runs down the carefully machined chambers of our faucets and showers and wets you in serene bliss.
It is our goal to provide our Indian customers with a slew of top-of-the-line water tap and showers that combine European style and grandeur while maintaining a tough Indian core, a confluence of the two worlds manifesting inimitable sanitary fittings as well as dream and chromotherapy showers, bath essentials that possess exceptional beauty while also coming with immense endurance, required to flourish in India's varied salinity and water pressure conditions.
For Top end customers, who look for the latest products, having been exposed to trends all over the world, we bring the Ark Rubinetterie collections. The internal assemblies in these collections are the best in the world, having been designed by top manufacturers around the Globe. The bodies, operating knobs and other parts to are precision machined and finished to World Standards. The coup de grace in Ark Rubinetterie collections is the Aerators, giving the elite user unique choices like Foam Flow, Rain, Mist, Grid, Auto Flushing, Smart Lime Cleaning, and Pressure Management.
The Tap Models in ARK RUBINETTERIE include Cronos, Qubit, Typhon, Helios, Pegasus Neo, Selene, Era Crystal, Aura, Athena, Hermes Neo, Vista & Janus.
BATHROOM TAPS DESIGN
A contemporary bathroom can be styled in 2-3 different ways, defined largely by the Bathing Equipment selected. Usually, the options below are mutually exclusive unless one budgets heavily or has an extraordinarily large space for the bathroom. The common feature in the below-given options is a Glass (preferably) or curtain partition that separates the bathing space from the toiletry and the wash basin space:
1. Bath Tub/ Jacuzzi based
2. Steam Room based
3. Diverter, Mixer or Tap operated
Once we have got the Tap Design of our choice, then we can plan for the wash basin that can be:
1. Pedestal-based, or
2. Shelf based
And the toilet, where the seat can be:
1. Wall hung, or
2. Floor Mounted,
While the flushing can be:
1. Using a Behind-the-Wall Cistern, or
2. Directly from the OH tank, using a Chrome Plated Concealed Button Operated Flush Valve (Metropol)
Apart from these, tiles have to match the colours of the walls and other sanitary ware chosen, while bath accessories like Toothbrush holders, soap dishes, toilet paper holders, glass shelves, corner shelves etc., have to match the shapes and finish of the fittings used in the Bath area and the wash basin (Qube, Opera, etc.). There can be two mirrors, one with magnifying powers and flexible mounting for shaving and make-up and the other a big glass wall mirror.
BATHROOM COLOUR IDEAS
Colour doesn’t play a significant role in the Major Bathroom of the house. Usually, colour is not the highlight as such for the Main Bathroom; the focus is more on the kind of fittings and other infrastructure in place to facilitate bathing and washing. Light colours, like White, Cream, Light Blue, etc., are non-intrusive and go in easily with the chosen sanitary ware and tiles. Only for kids' bathrooms, where pink and violet go as usual for girls, boys might prefer blue, orange and red to match their tastes.
SMART BATHROOM GADGETS
The modern Bathroom focuses more on glamour, features and convenience with respect to bath infrastructure. Body jets, nozzle sprays, big rain showers and their unique cleansing and rejuvenating features have led to a revolution that favours abundance and variety in water usage. The latest convenience that is catching on all over is digital, programmable water solutions, which, like smartphones, have the capacity to take the bathing process to unprecedented personalised yet complex levels, where the user can dictate temperatures, time cycles of the bath, flow rates and even types of flows.
BATHROOM FUNCTIONALITY & COMFORT
The main function of a Bathroom is to give a refreshing bath, a good place to wash hands and a good operational toilet seat. Comfort has to be built around these basic amenities based on the space and budget available to the user. Needless to say, the more space the user has, the more comfort can be built.
Comfort, if the space is small, can be built in the bathing systems. One can build flushing cisterns inside the wall, directly source water from the OH tank, and use a foldable water-hung WC. In the bathing area, similarly, one can use a Shower Panel, which occupies little space, yet can provide nozzle-based cleansing at multiple points of the body. Wash Basins can have bottle traps that take water drainage into the wall.
With bigger space, one can envision a larger variety of bath infrastructure, with Glass partitions, choice of Bathtubs, Shower Cabins or steam rooms, spa features, bath vanity-based wash basins, multiple bath accessories, etc.
On the flushing side, health faucets, butterfly jets, and toilet paper holders are essential for user comfort. A more creative mind can attach Mixers to the health faucet or butterfly jets to get comfortable temperature water. Grab Bars are essential for old people and kids, especially near the bath area and the toilet seat.
The most dangerous in a bathroom are caused by slippage and hot water scalding. One needs to therefore separate the bathing area from the toilet and wash basin, and tiles, too, should ideally have an anti-slippage element on the surface. The hot direction in mixers and single levers is clearly marked, so the user can easily open a tap on the colder or mixed water side; he just has to be aware of this.
Conscious of the use, the plumber or architect must conveniently put in accessories like a soap dish, toilet paper holder, and butterfly/ health faucet handle. Towel racks and towel rails must be placed a little away from the bathing area. The bathing area needs to be screened from the rest of the bathroom. Moreover, conventionally toilet and wash basin should be near the door on opposite sides, while the bathing area should be furthest from the door around the opposite wall. All this is for bathroom ergonomics.
AERATORS & CERAMIC INTERNALS
Most of the taps are fitted in aerators nowadays, which help in 50% saving in water consumption while giving delightful flows. Digital faucets, Quarter Turn and other ceramic cartridge-based faucets already are easier to operate than conventional screw spindle-based taps. The trend is, like elsewhere, towards ease of use and the introduction of flexible, programmable controls in faucets, too.
One can’t really makeover a bathroom as easily as other areas of the house. Due to the introduction of sophisticated bath equipment, one needs to, in most cases, relay the floor and tamper with the walls to reach out to the plumbing pipes every time bathroom refurbishing takes place.
Quickness can only happen here if what is being replaced is similar to what is being put in. For example, if one is using a Wall Mixer for bathing earlier and wishes to replace this system quickly, he only needs to go in for another. One can’t plan a Diverter instead for quickness while going for a steam room is a bit easier theoretically as these two only need a hot and cold outlet for operation. (Though aesthetically, it would be very difficult for a purist to imagine a bathtub or a steam room being used in the same area as a Wall Mixer before, since the ergonomics aren’t the same)
If a makeover is planned only by changing the tiles, then it is easier since only the surface of the bathroom is to be re-laid.