Eco-Friendly Bathroom Solutions by SONAS

Categories: Bathrooms, Planning Resources, Sustainable Solutions

Stylish and Eco Friendly Products for your Home

We are all more aware these days of our impact on the environment and seeking ways to be more eco friendly in our homes. Water and energy are scarce and precious recourses, so we must start re-evaluating our energy and water usage.

Bathrooms use almost 50% of all water in the house, according to research by DCU Water[i]. How can you select bathroom products that reduce consumption and contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle? Well, we're here to inspire you!

If you want a eco friendly bathrooms with environmental friendly products, you will be delighted to know that SONAS Bathrooms has plenty of products to help you reduce your water and energy consumption, without compromising on style and performance.

Eco-Friendly Basin Mixer Taps

Sonas Norfolk Eco Flow Basin Mixer Brushed Gold RRP €145

Sonas Contour Eco Flow Basin Mixer Matt Black RRP €185

One of the quickest fixes to reduce water consumption in the bathroom is to choose SONAS Eco Taps.

By installing our Eco basin mixer taps, you can avoid wasting half of your water in the basin.

The SONAS Eco Taps have been designed using patented eco-cartridges to help reduce water consumption without compromising performance. They have a dual lever setting that allows you to run the tap with a 50% or 100% flow rate. These can still be turned on full-flow, but there’s a bit of a resist to discourage the user from doing this all the time.

The SONAS Eco basin mixers include 14 contemporary taps such as the Norfolk, Contour, Jasmin or Torc ranges. The range of  colour finishes to suit your style, including chrome, matt black and brushed gold.

You can also choose from the full range of sizes; including large free standing basin mixers and wall mounted basin mixers, and well as the space saving cloakroom basin mixer.

Thermostatic Shower Mixer

Nero Black Square Thermostatic Shower Kit RRP €510

How Thermostatic valve work?

Have you ever been enjoying a nice warm shower when an unexpected blast of cold water makes you leap out of your skin? This can happen if a toilet is flushed while the shower is being used.  Thermostatic Shower Mixer ensures that a sudden change in water pressure, does not result in this unpleasant change in the water temperature.

SONAS Thermostatic Shower Mixers features a special cartridge that responds to fluctuations to inlet water temperature and flow rates. They work at a pre-set temperature and can react to a sudden change in temperature, thereby avoiding scalding or cold shock and enabling you to maintain a constant, safe water temperature.

How Thermostatic valve conserve water and energy?

Showers often use the highest amount of hot water in your house; heating that water accounts for a significant portion of total house energy use.

Furthermore, a standard shower consumes approximately 20 litres/min of water, so little things like waiting for water to reach the desired temperature before going into the shower, shaving, and cleaning the tub/shower area with a running shower costs 20 litres of water every minute going into the drain.

You can reduce this water wastage significantly by installing a thermostatic shower valve. They consume around 16 litres/min of water, so if you take a 5min shower, you can save up to 25 litres of water per shower and the energy to heat the same amount of hot water.

Low Dual- flush Toilets

In general, about 1/3 of water used in a house goes down the toilet. However, households can make efficiency improvements if they opt for low-capacity cisterns .

It is important to mention that water displacement devices are not recommended. Older toilets would have used more than 13 litres per flush. If your toilet was installed before 2000 it will use at least 7.5 litres. Water displacement devices, such as a bottle, were recommended to reduce water consumption. The issue is that older toilets were not designed to work with a lower water flow.

Reflections Back to Wall Rimless WC-Soft Close Seat  RRP: €425.00     

INSPIRE back to wall Rimless WC- slim soft close seat  RRP: €425.00         

Modern technology has brought us dual flush toilets, which use a two-setting option that allows you to flush either a low-volume flush or a high-volume flush. It enables you to conserve water, unlike standard toilets designed with only one flushing option. SONAS low flush toilet range offer 6/4L dual flush as standard, which means you use six litres if you press the big button and four litres if you press the little button.

Inspire and Reflections ranges are built with technology where you can adjust the cistern setting to achieve lower water consumption of a 5/3L flush and reducing consumption even more.

Energy-efficient LED Bathroom Mirror 

Sonas Astrid Beam Illuminated Metal Frame Round 600x600mm Mirror RRP €430

Sonas Sansa Perimeter Oval 600x800mm Mirror RRP €520

It is not only water that is consumed in the bathroom. Like every room in the home lights also consume energy. Bathroom lighting is particularly important around mirrors. Your choice of lighting can help reduce your energy consumption if you choose LED lights.

SONAS bathroom mirrors with lights use LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs which are more energy-efficient, saving up to 80% energy. They are designed to last for 50,000 hours of usage.

SONAS eco-friendly mirrors are available in various shapes and sizes, so finding a mirror with lights that fit your room should be much easier. Illuminated bathroom mirrors provide perfect lighting for your bathroom ritual and give the illusion of more space. Please have a look at our wide range of stylish LED bathroom mirrors here.