ProLine Drain a People's Choice Awards Winner at Healthcare Design 2011!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The voting for the 2nd Annual New Product Pavilion People’s Choice Awards took place during the live 2011 HEALTHCARE DESIGN Conference, November 13 – 16, in Nashville. The Product Pavilion area displayed only products new to the industry within the last 24 months. 2011 HEALTHCARE DESIGN Conference attendees were asked to vote for their favorite of the 17 featured products featured in the pavilion. Of the hundreds of votes cast throughout the course of the 4-day conference, QUICKDRAINTM USA's PROLINE Drain, with its universal design, garnered enough to win the prestigious 2nd Runner-up Award.
The PROLINE system is linear drain covered by a smooth outer panel with small drain holes. The fully sloped, long drain trough makes for easy water drainage, offering a barrier-free, wheelchair-accessible shower. Shower is caught in the drain, and thus, will not spread over onto the facing floor. Accessible showers are integral in the design of a healthcare facility.
"We are honored to win this award," stated Josef Erlebach of QUICKDRAIN USA. "In particular, because we know our products make any healthcare facility not only more attractive...but also safer tomorrow than it is today."
NEWS RELEASE50+ Housing Recognizes ProLine Drain with “Smart Choice Award” (Quick Drain USA system named 10 Most Innovative)
"We certainly want to thank the BIASC and the 50+ Housing Council for taking the time to check out the ProLine Drain and recognizing us with this award," said Josef Erlebach, who attended the ceremony on behalf of Quick Drain USA. "This is a very important distinction for us in a category we have a lot to offer. We’ve always felt the product or system we provide was perfect for this market. Designers love to work with it, and it’s quick and easy to install to cut down on labor. When the ADA-compliant piece is factored in you can see how the ProLine Drain can add a lot of value across the board. It’s nice to know the 50-plus housing industry agrees with us."
The BIASC was the first local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders/50+ Housing Council, providing networking, education and partnership opportunities for professionals involved with any aspect of building housing for the 50+ markets.
ProLine Drain Helps Holland Tile Win DC Metro NARI Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The ProLine Drain by Quick Drain USA, the leading manufacturer of linear slot drain systems for creative designs and fast, efficient installations, was specified by Holland Tile Premier Installations as part of its 2009 Contractor of the Year award-winning master bath remodel, presented by the Metro DC Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
Davis Holland Leichsenring, director of Holland Tile in Rockville, Maryland, created the master bath design for the high-end private residence remodel, including the decision to take advantage of the ProLine Drain by Quick Drain USA. For his efforts, Holland Tile took home the Metro DC Capital Chapter merit award from the NARI in the category of bathroom remodeling projects over $60,000. Leichsenring covets the design options provided by the subtle and sleek ProLine Drain, particularly the ability to use the linear slot drain in tandem with large format porcelain tiles, as well as for curbless and doorless showers.
“The ProLine Drain by Quick Drain USA opens up new possibilities that traditional round center drains do not offer,” said Leichsenring. “From a design perspective, we can use large-format tiles and not have to worry about the slope to center. It’s a beautiful drain system, very attractive. The ProLine Drain also helps us create curbless showers. I can put the drain at the entrance and slope up to the back wall. There are several advantages and design options that we can’t accomplish without the linear channel drain.”
The ProLine Drain by Quick Drain USA is a subtle, linear slot drain system that can be placed anywhere in the design. This benefit allows for uninterrupted tile designs, while offering faster, more efficient installations since the mortar bed does not have to be sloped four different ways to the center for drainage. Leichsenring, who also did the actual installation for the award-winning master bath remodel, chose to further obscure the presence of the drain by installing it against the back wall hidden under the shower bench. Since Holland Tile was not concerned with interrupting the tile design and the time-consuming task of cutting and shaping tiles around a traditional round center drain, large-format tiles were used with minimalistic grout joints for this beautiful installation and master bathroom shower.
Leichsenring installed the linear slot drain from Quick Drain USA against the back wall under the shower bench and used 12” x 24” porcelain tiles with the floor sloped higher in the center to allow the homeowner to stand on dry ground. The contemporary porcelain tiles have grooves as part of the natural-look stone surface that enhance the slip-resistance and the benefit of not standing in water for the homeowners.
May 20, 2009
Quick Drain USA wins category award in Las Vegas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – (Frisco, CO) -- Quick Drain USA, the Colorado-based company behind a revolutionary new drain system, has been named the product award winner this week at the HD2009 Expo and Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hospitality Design, a leading interior design industry publication, teamed with the International Interior Design Association to award participants at the annual expo for the latest trends in hospitality design. Quick Drain USA was awarded for its accessible shower drain in the hardware, decorative metals and plastics category.
HD Expo is a national event that showcases the newest and most inspiring hospitality products and services with more than 11,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors. “The recognition from this distinguished group of designers will help Quick Drain become a product of choice for designers, builders and remodelers,” says Josef Erlebach, founder and principal of Quick Drain USA.
Quick Drain is a slot drain that can be easily installed against a shower wall or under a shower door, eliminating the need for a deep shower pan and the all-too-familiar drain in the center of the shower. Its revolutionary design is appealing to designers and builders as well as homeowners, and its high quality construction ensures it will never rust or disintegrate. The drains also meet all specifications of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“The versatility of Quick Drain gives designers, builders and commercial developers new options that did not exist before,” says Erlebach. “Even the single-family homeowner with an elder or disabled family member can accommodate their needs with ease.”
Quick Drain is manufactured in the USA and a patent is pending.
May 17, 2009
NEWS RELEASEQuick Drain USA takes top award at national trade show
FRISCO, CO (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) – Quick Drain USA, the Colorado-based company behind a revolutionary new drain system, has captured the Best of Competition and Gold Award at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show and Conference (KBIS) in Chicago.
“We are delighted that architects, builders and homeowners are recognizing the merits to our channel drain system,” says Josef Erlebach, founder and principal of Quick Drain USA. “The Best of Competition award solidifies our belief that Quick Drain will soon set the standard for revolutionary bathroom design and construction.”
Quick Drain is a slot drain that can be easily installed against a shower wall or under a shower door, thereby eliminating the need for a deep shower pan and the all-too-familiar drain in the center of the shower. Designers love the product for its versatility – now they can use large tiles on the shower floor; and builders are captivated by its sleek design, affordable cost and the ease and speed of installation.
KBIS is the premier industry event to showcase kitchen and bath products based on innovation and the ability to meet the needs of the marketplace. From more than 90 entries, Quick Drain USA was awarded the Best of Competition and Gold Award in the Bath Category for its Quick Drain Channel Drain System (patent pending). Judges were comprised of 12 industry-leading designers.
The first of its kind to be manufactured and sold in the USA, Quick Drain not only improves the appearance of the average shower, it provides ease for users (no more cold grate under your bare feet); eliminates the need for a four-way slope to a center drain (which allows for the bathroom floor tile to flow directly into the shower without interruption); and installation is greatly simplified. The drains also meet all specifications of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Each Quick Drain is constructed from high quality stainless steel, ensuring it will never rust or disintegrate. Its quality construction offers new solutions to hospitals, hotels and other commercial operators. In fact, new codes and standards are being considered as a result of its revolutionary concept. “This is a totally new and logical solution to what is often the most limiting design feature of a bathroom,” says Erlebach.
KBIS is a conference sponsored by The National Kitchen & Bath Association, an international non-profit organization that serves and represents businesses and individuals in the kitchen and bathroom industry. As the only trade association devoted exclusively to kitchens and baths, NKBA boasts more than 40,000 members.
November 18, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – (Frisco, CO) – Quick Drain USA has been recognized with a premier award at the Healthcare Design.09 Conference in Orlando, FL. The Frisco-based company provides linear drain solutions to high-end hotel chains, large metropolitan hospitals and everyday homeowners looking for a universal drain system with beauty, function and affordability rolled into one easy-to-install product.
Quick Drain USA has been honored with the Nightingale Award, the health care industry’s most prestigious product design competition. Sponsored by Contract Magazine in association with The Center for Health Design and Vendome Group LLC (publisher of Healthcare Design) and judged by a panel of health care facilities executives and interior designers, the Nightingale Awards recognize the best new products exhibited at the annual conference.
This summer, Quick Drain USA was awarded the product award winner at the Hospitality Design Expo and Conference in Las Vegas and was honored with the Best of Competition and Gold Award at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show and Conference (KBIS) in Chicago.
“The recognition of our linear drain system is particularly gratifying given we’re still a small company,” says Quick Drain USA founder and principal Barbora Hulikova Erlebach. “Having just landed some large commercial contracts, including the Mandarin Hotel in Las Vegas, it’s obvious that consumers are also recognizing the benefits of our revolutionary stainless steel trench drain system.”
Quick Drain USA was conceived in 2006 and now employs more than six full-time employees at its Frisco headquarters office and warehouse. The drain system meets all Uniform Plumbing Code and International Plumbing Code standards and approvals and is becoming a viable solution to large commercial property owners looking for installation ease and the flexibility to use different materials on a standard shower floor. The drains can be placed anywhere in a shower, wetroom or deck and are particularly useful when trying to achieve handicapped accessible uses or meet requirements set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The slot drains can be easily installed against a shower wall or under a shower door, eliminating the need for a deep shower pan with four-way slopes and the round drain in the center. “The versatility of Quick Drain gives designers, builders and commercial developers new options that did not exist before,” says Erlebach.
Quick Drain USA is manufactured in the USA and a patent is pending.