Delta Faucet Introduces Delta® Toilets in 2012 Inaugural offering will include water-efficient, cost-effective toilets with SmartFit™ innovations that ease the installation process and reduce the potential of costly leaks

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning September 2012, Delta Faucet Company expanded its product portfolio to include a new collection of high performance, water-efficient toilet models that offer simplified, worry-free installation at an affordable price.

Nearly two-thirds of toilet installations in the home are conducted by non-professionals, according to recent research1. Delta toilets deliver on the brand's signature commitment to relevant innovation, helping address the needs of both Do-It-Yourself and professional audiences.

"We spent years learning about the pain points with respect to installing and maintaining toilets before bringing anything to the market," said Mike Roberts, director of product marketing for fixtures. "We noted challenges with uninstalling the existing toilet, as well as apprehension about leaks caused by improper installation. The Delta brand is steeped in thoughtful innovation and design, so naturally we engineered solutions to address those findings first."

Among the features launching this fall that were born of that research is a collection of exclusive SmartFit technologies, including external tank-to-bowl connections on all models and integrated supply lines on certain models that together significantly reduce potential leak points. The toilets also come with a SmartFit™ Multi-Tool, which includes a wrench specifically designed to fit the bolts and a two-in-one screwdriver adapter to secure the other mounting components. With built-in solutions, the two-piece toilets are easy to install and require no additional tools.

Available in a variety of styles, the 1.28 gallons-per-flush WaterSense® labeled toilets offer savings of more than $90/year in reduced water bills2.  The toilets have a rating of 10 out of 10 when it comes to flushing power3 and are virtually clog-free.

The collection of toilets includes a round front design suitable for smaller spaces and elongated bowl designs for added comfort. All models are chair height and are offered in classic white vitreous china. Select models feature a quick-release seat designed for easy undocking while cleaning. 

Some of the new Delta toilets also come packaged with an EZ Out Toilet Removal Kit that provides many of the items one would need to uninstall an existing toilet, including disposable gloves, a disposable scraper, a highly absorbent sponge, and a cloth for cleanup that doubles as a temporary drain plug while the new toilet is prepped for installation.  

Delta Prelude™ toilets offered in round front or elongated bowl designs and featuring the SmartFit™ tank-to-bowl connection are available now. Additional Delta toilet models are scheduled to debut later in the fall of 2012. Visit DeltaToilet.com for more information.

WaterSense® is a registered mark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

About Delta Faucet
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 H2Okinetic™ 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.

Named 2011 WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year by 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.

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1 Based on a StrataVerve Inc. study of 1,500 participants that was commissioned by Delta Faucet Company in August 2012.

2 The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that a family of four replacing its home's older toilets with WaterSense® labeled models will, on average, save more than $90 per year in reduced water utility bills, and more than $2,000 over the lifetime of the toilets.

3 Based on Maximum Performance (MaP) testing, Delta® toilets evacuate more than 2 pounds of waste in one flush.

SOURCE Delta Faucet



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