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Franke

July 27, 2016 15:25 ET

Franke Introduces Active-Plus Faucets in Eight Finishes to Complement Nature-Inspired Hues of Granite Undermount Sinks

Franke Granite Is Composed of 80% Quartz to Create a Surface That Is Durable, Non-Porous and Stain Resistant

SMYRNA, TN--(Marketwired - Jul 27, 2016) - Franke, the largest stainless steel kitchen sink manufacturer in the world and a leading name in kitchen faucets, is launching a new line of Active-Plus Faucets in eight elegant finishes that amplifies the beauty of the brand's Granite Undermount Sink series, creating a wide variety of nature-inspired sink and faucet combinations to enhance any kitchen.

Now available for purchase in showrooms nationwide, Franke's Active-Plus Faucets come in the following finishes: Champagne, Mocha, Onyx, Oyster, Storm, Vanilla, Polished Chrome and Satin Nickel. They feature a dual function pull-out spray nozzle to easily switch between stream and spray; a 360-degree swivel spout that reaches every inch of the sink; an ergonomic handle to smoothly transition from hot to cold and on to off; and a flow rate that is compliant with CALGreen Standards of 1.75 gallons per minute (gpm). The faucets are also certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

"Franke's Active-Plus Faucets embody contemporary design and performance in a range of hues that pair perfectly with our granite sinks," said Tammy Nixon, Senior Brand Manager, Franke Kitchen Systems. "We created this complementary line of faucets for our gorgeous granite sinks because we care as much about form and function as our customers do. They not only love to cook and entertain, but want an atmosphere in the kitchen that is warm, welcoming and well-appointed down to the last exquisite detail." 

Franke's Active-Plus Faucets accompany Franke's granite sinks, which are available in six earth-toned hues and nine shapes, and represent the best attributes of nature and man-made ingenuity. Composed of 80% quartz, the most durable component of granite; and bonded with 20% acrylic resin, these sinks have an enduring, non-porous, stain resistant and heat resistant surface that can withstand continual use and is easy to clean. Additionally, Franke's custom-colored quartz is created using the heat of a kiln to ensure the sink's color will stand the test of time. These sinks are sure to complement any style and transform the look of any kitchen.

"Franke granite sinks are both beautiful and practical," said Nixon. "They are scratch, stain and chip resistant. In fact, if you run a fork across the surface of one of our sinks, you'll notice that the only thing left behind is debris from the fork -- and this can be easily removed."

Key features of the Franke Granite Undermount Sinks include:

  • Innovative, Durable Design: Made of 80% quartz, Franke's granite sinks are hard-wearing to prevent cracks, chips, scratches, stains or marks. Plus, the absence of polyester often used by other manufacturers makes Franke's granite sinks ultra-heat-resistant with the capacity to withstand temperatures up to 536 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Franke's Integral Ledge: Available on the Peak and Orca styles, Franke's Integral Ledge, the company's signature innovation, allows you to add accessories like wire rack shelves and newly developed roller mats to the sink, creating a multifunctional workplace.

  • Hygiene: Franke's granite sinks are treated with Sanitized® material protection, an antimicrobial product containing silver ions, which are embedded in each sink and inhibit and reduce the multiplication (or growth) of bacteria.

The Active-Plus Faucets are sold exclusively at Franke retailers for a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) between $495 USD and $595 USD, and the Granite Undermount Sinks have a MSRP between $429 USD and $779 USD. For more details on Franke's Active-Plus Faucets and Granite Undermount Sinks, and to find a store near you, visit www.franke.us/ks or www.frankecanada.com.

About Franke

Franke is the largest stainless steel kitchen sink manufacturer in the world and a leading name in kitchen faucets; hot- and cold-water filtration; topmount, undermount and apron front sinks; and waste disposers. The Franke Group is a world-leading provider of solutions and equipment for domestic kitchens, washrooms, professional food service, coffee preparation and beverage delivery. The group has 72 subsidiaries with more than 9,000 employees in 37 countries and generates consolidated sales of CHF 2.1 billion. For more information, visit www.franke.us/ks or call 800-626-5771.

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