Aging In Place
The vast majority of older adults say they want to stay in their current home as long as possible. Aging in place means being able to do just that. At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, our customers’ needs are our top priority. We can help you make age-appropriate bathroom updates by installing grab bars, roll-in showers, and other specialized features. Prepare your home for lifelong living by installing plumbing fixtures designed for long-term safety and ease-of-use.
Why Make Changes Now?
The Baby Boomer generation is beginning to retire. With this aging population segment, we’re seeing a real unmet need in the market right now. If you are like 90% of adults over age 65, you probably want to stay in your current residence as long as possible. But can your current home accommodate the physical needs of aging adults? Does it have the design features needed to keep you and your family safe? By making some smart changes now, you can help ensure that the older adults in your life will have the luxury of aging in place.
40% of Baby Boomer homeowners plan to remodel at some point. If you are remodeling, save time and money by incorporating aging-friendly changes now.
Bathroom Sink Installation
Whether you are upgrading the look of your bathroom or replacing a worn or cracked sink, installing a new sink can completely change the look and feel of your bathroom. Our St. Louis bathroom sink installation specialists can offer you advice on the best sink to fit your needs and install a variety of sink types expertly.
Why Professional Installation Is Always Best
After picking out the perfect sink, many people are tempted to try and install their sink themselves, however, DIY sink installation often leads to a host of problems such as:
- Unpleasant odors
- Low water pressure
- Problems with proper drainage
To ensure your sink is installed correctly, it’s best to call in the professionals. At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we have the skills and expertise needed to install bathroom sinks of any style. Whether wall-mount, under mount, self-rimming (drop-in), vessel, or pedestal, our plumbers will make sure your new bathroom sink is perfectly installed.
When To Replace a Bathroom Sink
Typically, bathroom sinks don’t have a standard lifespan as many factors can determine how long a sink might last. These factors include the material the sink is made of, whether you have hard or soft water, how often the sink is used, and more. Generally, it is probably time to replace your sink if it clogs often, has noticeable rust, mold, or damage such as a crack to the sink basin.
Some people opt to update their sinks to give their bathroom appliances a more updated or modern look. When it comes to design, details matter, updating something like a bathroom sink may seem small but it can have a big impact on the way a bathroom looks and feels.
Bidet and Washlet Installation
At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, our expert plumbers have been installing high-end fixtures throughout the St. Louis area for years. We have the skills and experience needed to ensure your bidet or washlet installation goes smoothly. Whether retrofitting your current toilet or installing a bidet in a newly-designed bathroom, we’ll get the job done right.
About Bidets and Washlets
The popularity of bidets has spread from Europe to the United States in recent years. Bidets and washlets are now more popular and more affordable than ever. Modern styles have transformed the bidet from an oddity into a beautiful addition to an elegant bathroom. You can purchase a stand-alone bidet that simply replaces your toilet seat, or you can buy a brand-new toilet with a built-in washlet. Features include self-cleansing nozzles, in-bowl dryers, heated seats, and more. Professional installation is highly recommended for all types of bidets and washlets.
How Do They Work?
Despite being similar to a toilet in appearance and function, a bidet is more like a small washbasin or bathtub. Today, most bidet and washlet models feature built-in cleansing technology. With the touch of a button, a nozzle extends from under the seat and provides a soothing, warm-water cleanse—nearly eliminating the need for toilet paper. The nozzle typically includes a self-cleansing mechanism that automatically turns on before and after each use. Several other great features are offered as well.
Body Shower System Installation
Showering is a necessity of life but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be a luxury experience. Upgrading the shower in your bathroom to a body shower can make a mundane routine a spa-like experience. Our St. Louis body shower installation experts are here to answer any questions you may have.
What Is A Body Shower?
Most showers consist of a single overhead shower head, a body shower system consists of many different shower heads and sprays of various sizes, mounted both overhead and vertically along the shower wall. With the help of 314-403-2980, you can turn your shower into a spa with features like massage units and rain bars.
Professional Installation Is Required
Because body shower systems are complex, they typically require professional installation. Our experienced St. Louis body shower installation technicians can ensure your system is installed expertly and to your liking. Use our nearly 40 years of prompt, professional experience to make your home even better.
Curbless Shower Installation
Curbless showers not only add a touch of luxury to your daily shower, but they also enhance the elegance of your bathroom design. Plus, a roll-in curbless shower is a great feature for anyone with limited mobility. At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we have over 30 years of experience in bath and shower renovations, including curbless shower installation! Our expert plumbers will ensure the installation is done correctly.
About Curbless Showers
Curbless showers, also known as no-threshold showers, are a favorite bathroom feature among many of our customers. They are ideal for small and large areas alike. In a tighter space, a curbless shower helps foster a feeling of openness by eliminating large tubs and visual breaks in tile. In a larger bathroom, a curbless shower gives a look of uninterrupted elegance and beauty. The continuous run of floor tiles from the main bathroom area into the shower adds a streamlined and contemporary feel. Check out Houzz.com for some great examples of curbless showers. For more ideas and inspiration, read our blog post on bathroom fixture upgrades!
A curbless shower is not only a beautiful update, but also a functional one. Getting in and out of a traditional bathtub or shower can sometimes be difficult. A roll-in shower with no curb is the perfect solution for older individuals or anyone with limited mobility. A curbless shower increases accessibility and helps minimize the risk of injury due to tripping and slipping.
Make sure your new curbless shower is installed by a licensed plumbing professional. Call our office at 314-403-2980 or contact us online to get started!
Safety Grab Bars for Accessible Bathroom
At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we offer professional grab bar installation in St. Louis at an affordable price. Whether installing a traditional grab bar or something more modern and high-end, we are your source for quality grab bar installation.
Grab Bar Options
ADA Compliant Grab Bar Installation Grab BarToday, grab bars come in many shapes and sizes and feature a huge selection of materials and finishes. Though the traditional stainless steel tube is still available, you may want something more stylish that will enhance your bathroom’s look and feel. Browse Toto’s website to view contemporary grab bar options. At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we are experts in high-end fixture installation.
Why Install a Grab Bar?
A grab bar is a great bathroom addition for aging seniors or anyone with limited mobility. As your parents or grandparents get older, they may have difficulty getting in and out of the bathtub or shower. Consider installing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approved grab bar for increased safety. Towel bars, plain walls, and shower doors are not safe to grab for if you slip and fall in the bathroom. Grab bars, however, are incredibly sturdy. They’re easy to grip, and they’re designed to hold hundreds of pounds without pulling away from the wall.
Steam Bath Installation
Transform your bathroom into a spa with the installation of a steam bath system. At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, our expert plumbers have been installing steam baths throughout the St. Louis area for years. We work with local contractors and interior designers to ensure every detail is covered in advance. Whether retrofitting an existing bathroom or adding a steam bath to a newly-built custom bathroom, we’ll get the job done right and make sure everything runs smoothly.
About Steam Baths
Steam baths are a really cool bathroom fixture upgrade, especially if you’re into home automation. Steam bath systems fill your bathroom with relaxing steam in seconds, and you can easily control them using your mobile device. You can even program multiple user settings for different members of your family. Steam baths have become more and more popular in recent years. With today’s technology, you might be surprised at how affordable they can be. At the touch of a button, you’ll be able to open every pore, rinse away built-up toxins, and release tension. Quietly and continuously fill your bathroom with steam to promote optimum relaxation and stress relief.
Design and Maintenance
Many steam bath systems feature compact designs that can easily be hidden in your vanity, closet, insulated attic, or basement. Steam bath systems are virtually maintenance-free, providing you with hassle-free comfort and relaxation. You can easily create a personalized spa experience by setting custom programs for your steam bath. Custom settings may include desired temperature, aroma, lighting, and even music.