Kraus Recognized by Lowe’s for Product Innovation With 2020 Vendor Partner of the Year Award in the Home Decor Category

Posted: Nov 10th, 2020 | Categories: Press Room, Trend Report

Kraus is proud to have been recognized by Lowe's Home Improvement as a 2020 Innovation Vendor Partner of the Year in the Home Décor Category! Each year, Lowe’s recognizes brands that “continue to raise the bar in delivering outstanding quality, innovation, value and service.” While this year has been marked by uncertainty, we have striven to drive our industry forward, adapting to the world around us and creating products that respond to the problems that consumers are facing today. This is a challenge that has proven difficult at times, but which has ultimately led us to some groundbreaking new products that will have a lasting impact on the people who use them. Here are some of the Kraus innovations from 2020 which contributed to the recognition by our partners at Lowes.

Kore™ Stainless Steel Workstation Sinks

The workstation design fundamentally changes the meaning of what a sink is. Engineered with an integrated ledge that supports custom-fit sliding accessories, this design allows you to work directly over the sink, saving counter space and streamlining kitchen workflow from meal prep to serving to clean-up. Now more than just a place to wash the dishes, the sink is a vehicle which drives the entire process of preparing and enjoying a meal. The full suite of workstation accessories includes cutting boards, colanders, mixing bowls, serving boards, and dish drying racks, giving you the vastly increased functionality of a professional chef’s kitchen. To provide even more aesthetic variety, Kraus has released several models in a trendy PVD stainless steel finish to match black stainless appliances. With a wide range of sizes and mounting styles, this space-saving design fits into kitchens of any size or style.

Bellucci™ Granite Workstation Sinks

Handcrafted in Italy, the Bellucci series redefines granite sink design with bold modern style. Designed as a workstation, Bellucci incorporates all the benefits of the Kore series with a drastically different aesthetic. Made from an advanced quartz composite material with the look and feel of real stone, these sinks have a striking visual appearance that makes them an instant kitchen centerpiece. This extremely durable sink surface offers unparalleled resistance to impact and thermal shock, with heat resistance up to 650°F. The original iteration of the Bellucci Series was defined by modern flat-apron farmhouse design – an option that is still widely available and extremely popular among design-centric consumers. In order to make the benefits of this material accessible for a greater variety of kitchen styles, Bellucci Granite Sinks and topmount versions, as well as a second farmhouse design in which the apron front is further accentuated by slender horizontal grooves.

Shown Here: Bellucci™ Farmhouse Workstation Sink KGF12-33MGR (Left) | Bellucci™ Topmount Workstation Sink KGTW2-33MBL (Right)

Pintura Porcelain Enameled Steel Sinks

Pintura sinks are proof that advancements in the kitchen and bathroom industry can still do justice to classic designs. The enameled steel material replicates the timeless appearance of cast iron sinks, with a durable yet lightweight steel core. Weighing 65% less than their cast- iron counterparts, Pintura sinks are extremely easy to handle and install without the need for any specialized mounting hardware or supports. Made from dent resistant commercial-grade T304 steel, these sinks are are coated with high-grade porcelain enamel and double-fired at high temperatures of 1500°F to create a virtually indestructible high-gloss finish that is resistant to chips, stains, and scratches, and will never rust or corrode. The Pintura series is available in more traditional wide-radius corner models, as well as tighter-radius corner designs that give this modern classic a contemporary edge.

Bolden™ Sensor Faucet

Our best-selling faucet is now available with touchless operation! Engineered with hands-free sensor activation, the Bolden Sensor Faucet lets you turn water on and off with just the wave of a hand. Perfect for busy kitchens, this design helps to cut down on germ transfer so that you no longer have to worry about touching the faucet spout or handle when cleaning up after messy tasks like preparing meats and baking bread. The conveniently located sensor sits on the side of the faucet to avoid interference with dishwashing and other kitchen tasks. A built-in timer automatically stops the flow of water after 3 minutes, in case of accidental activation. All of the well-loved elements of the popular Bolden design remain intact, including the commercial-style open coil spout, convenient pull-down sprayhead, and compact 18-inch height that allows Bolden to fit under any standard kitchen cabinets. The Bolden Sensor Faucet lets you turn water on and off with just the wave of a hand.

Filter Faucet Taps

With the growing interest in healthy living and demand for environmentally conscious home solutions, Kraus Filter Faucets allow consumers to access 100% pure filtered water on demand while eliminating the need for plastic water bottles. Each of the three faucets in this collection – Urbix™, Allyn™, and Purita™ – offer distinct style options that pair perfectly with Kraus pull-down or bridge faucet designs for a cohesive kitchen aesthetic. These faucets are durably constructed with solid brass and lead-free waterways that keep filtered water out of contact with contaminants. For simple and easy installation, Kraus Filter Faucet Taps are compatible with a range of concealed under-counter water filtration systems, including simple filtration systems, reverse osmosis, alkaline ionizer, activated carbon, and UV filters.

Air Gaps

While air gaps have been around for some time, changes to many state and municipal plumbing codes have caused the demand for this handy little contraption to increase exponentially in the last 2 years. Frequently used in conjunction with dishwashers and garbage disposals, air gaps prevent backflow of wastewater into these appliances and reduce the risk of contamination by creating a break in the water line. ABS plastic construction and a solid brass air gap cover provide maximum durability and a clean finished look.

We are proud to bring innovations like these to our consumers and to the kitchen and bathroom industry as a whole. And we are extremely honored to have been recognized by our partners at Lowes. Be sure to check out our full line of products available in stores and at