Coastal Partners with theshowerlab™ to Launch Gridscape™ Series in the UK
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The original “shower door as art” will see widespread distribution in the U.K.
Jacksonville, FL (Aug. 22, 2017) – Coastal Shower Doors is pleased to announce a new partnership with theshowerlab, the U.K.’s leading manufacturer of frameless glass shower screens available in the market today. The new partnership brings Coastal’s award-winning Gridscape series to the U.K. market while offering exceptional service and distribution for builders, designers, architects and homeowners.
The partnership, which went into effect Aug. 10, unites two powerhouses in the world of bath and shower enclosures. Founded in 1972, Coastal Shower Doors has a long history of innovation, including the 2015 launch of the original Gridscape series. The first of its kind, Gridscape was inspired by industrial factory windows. Mullions that are customized to form an unlimited number of grid-configurations characterize the series. The door stands out as a bold bath centerpiece in diverse settings, from modern industrial to farmhouse, nautical to English cottage. Essex-based theshowerlab offers more than 60 years of combined industry expertise, with upwards of 150 retail showrooms across the U.K. Both companies specialize in catering to not only design focused consumers, but professional designers, architects, hotel chains, high-end construction companies and home builders.
“We had many choices when it came to selecting a U.K. distributor,” said Patrick Cobb, director of sales and marketing at Coastal. “theshowerlab stood out as both a market leader and as a team aligned with our values of pushing the boundaries of artistry and innovation while never losing sight of the end-customer experience.”
Alex Cooper, sales director at theshowerlab, noted that while there are several “me too” imitators of the Gridscape 1 and Gridscape 2 true- and full-divided light doors, high-end designers, builders and homeowners understand the value of selecting the original, proven product.
“theshowerlab partnership with Coastal Shower Doors’ Gridscape series offers the U.K. market an innovative, on-trend product line which enhances our already established portfolio,” stated Cooper. “This is an exciting addition and one we feel ultimately creates great value for our customers.”
The partnership marks the second step in Coastal’s push to expand to a more international audience. In early January, the company hired Europe Sales Manager, Sergio Marco. Based in La Rioja, Spain, Marco is responsible for developing a distribution network across Europe and was a key player in the bringing Coastal and theshowerlabs together.
Gridscape products will be available through Coastal by theshowerlab in mid-October, 2017. Retailers and showrooms may contact the company to reserve sales space for showroom displays. To learn more about Coastal Shower Doors and the Gridscape series, visit www.coastalshowerdoors.com. For information on theshowerlab, visit www.theshowerlab.com.
About Coastal Shower Doors, Inc.
Coastal Shower Doors was founded in 1972 with the mission to create the industry’s finest bath and shower enclosures. Headquartered in Jacksonville, F.L., Coastal Shower Doors champions modern design, blending functional style into statement pieces that truly define bath spaces. Each groundbreaking collection sets trends, offers chic solutions and stands apart as a design element on its own. Information about Coastal Shower Doors and the company’s array of products can be found at www.coastalshowerdoors.com.
theshowerlab™ is the U.K.’s leading manufacturer of the most desirable frameless glass shower screens, frameless shower enclosures, frameless glass walk-in wet room enclosures, frameless glass wet room shower screens and frameless glass over-bath shower screens available in the market today, all backed by a lifetime guarantee. theshowerlab works closely with interior designers, specifiers, house builders, developers and architects as well as the U.K.’s leading bathroom retailers, providing personalized design solutions.