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KOHLER, Wis. – Feb. 4, 2014 – In response to the market's move away from bathtubs and toward showers in new and remodel bathrooms, Kohler introduces the new Bellwether shower receptor. Made from the premier material on the market, durable, long-lasting Kohler Cast Iron, these receptors were designed to weather many years of use and cleaning.

"Across the board we see a growing trend for showers instead of bathtubs in both hospitality and residential bathrooms," says Jennifer Rindt, Kohler Co. showering product manager. "The Bellwether shower base offers the right size options for remodels as well as new builds, with the added benefit of the durability and luxury aesthetic of cast iron."

The solid, clean-lined enameled cast iron base offers unmatched durability and will not crack, chip, flex or burn. The one-piece base allows for easier cleaning and maintenance than a tiled base and eliminates the risk of cracking and potential leakage that comes with tile. The ease of installation and maintenance keeps overall costs down, and the receptors are guaranteed with Kohler's limited lifetime warranty.

The Bellwether receptors are available in six colors: White, Biscuit, Almond, Dune, Sandbar, and Ice Grey, and two sizes: 60 x 32 inches and 60 x 34 inches. They also come with either centered or offset drains. The centered drain is ideal for new construction, and the offset drain eases installation for replacement projects and slab construction applications. The drain covers are easily removed for cleaning and conceal drains help to keep the shower looking pristine. The covers come in either color-matched plastic to create a subtle, integrated look, or aluminum, to give the base an overall look of luxury and refinement.

The Bellwether receptor and drain cover were thoughtfully designed for speedy water drainage, and a four-inch stepover threshold allows for safe and easy entry and exit from the shower as well as offering optimal water containment.

About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world's finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St Andrews, Scotland.

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