28 June 2023
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In the wide selection of washroom products available, Dolphin Solutions offers two distinct ranges: the Dolphin Prestige and Dolphin Elements product lines.
At first glance, these ranges may appear similar, raising questions about the significant price difference, but the Dolphin Prestige range and the Elements product range differ in terms of their features, manufacturing process, raw materials, and level of sophistication.
We will reveal the differences between the two ranges, shedding light on the features, qualities, and craftsmanship that justify the higher price of the Dolphin Prestige range, and acknowledging the value of the Dolphin Elements range.
Prestige Washroom Products
The Dolphin Prestige range goes beyond expectations, delivering an unparalleled level of quality, exquisite timeless design, seamless production, and unrivalled functionality. This range stands proudly as the epitome of premium washroom products, offering a higher-end and upgraded variation of the Elements product range, complete with premium stainless steel components.
Every single product within the Dolphin Prestige range is meticulously crafted with strong attention to detail. The result? A flawlessly finished creation that radiates elegance and sophistication.
Designed specifically to thrive in bustling environments, these exceptional washroom products are built to withstand the demands of high-traffic settings.
Elements range washroom products
The Elements product range offers high quality 304 grade stainless steel, but in the world of modern commercial washroom design, it is an entry-level offering that meets essential functionality and expectations. It is designed to be affordable and accessible to a wide range of customers for every type of washroom project.
The Elements range, with its unwavering reliability, effortlessly fulfils its intended purpose. It is a suitable choice for savvy purchasers who value both performance and cost-effectiveness. These products cater to those with a discerning eye for value, ensuring that every penny spent brings the utmost satisfaction.
Unveiling the Prestige Range:
The Dolphin Prestige range represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship, design, durability, and longevity. These washroom products are not simply mass-produced; instead, they are meticulously crafted with high-quality materials to withstand heavy usage in busy locations, all while maintaining a superior aesthetic quality.
The Prestige range typically features 304 grade stainless steel, but it goes even further by offering 316 marine grade stainless steel for the Prestige soap dispensers. This upgrade ensures superior durability and longevity, guaranteeing that these specific washroom products can withstand the test of time with their timeless design.
Dolphin Prestige fittings are manufactured using high quality 18/10 stainless steel with an average recycled content of 60% and are 100% recyclable in most instances.
1. Craftsmanship and Attention to Detail:
The Prestige range stands out with its fully welded and impeccably finished corners, a feature that contributes to its impeccable finish and exceptional durability. The manufacturing process involved in assembling these products includes intricate detailing, precision CNC manufacturing, welding, and high-quality finishing, resulting in an outstanding lifespan. It is a resource intensive process that ensures exceptional quality, leading to increased production expenses. But the result is worth it, as the Dolphin Prestige range showcases a level of craftsmanship and quality that surpasses expectations.
One of the remarkable advantages of the Dolphin Prestige range is its bespoke capabilities. With this range, tailor made items can be created more efficiently and rapidly compared to traditional processes often employed by other high volume production facilities.
Every single part undergoes a meticulous mechanical deburring process, ensuring not only a flawless finish but also guaranteeing the user a high degree of safety when using and replenishing the consumables.
An excellent example of the bespoke capabilities is the DP4317 Dolphin Prestige Combination Unit – Toilet Tissue Dispenser, Sanitary Bin, and Toilet Brush. Originally designed as a bespoke solution for a client’s offices in London, this product has now been included in our range, enabling more of our customers to enjoy its distinctive features and functionality. It is particularly well suited for compact superloo applications.
2. Manufacturing and Sustainability:
All Dolphin Prestige products are manufactured in Europe, with raw materials sourced locally, ensuring high quality standards and reducing carbon footprint. Sustainability is a core value of the Prestige range, as these products are built to last for many years, far exceeding the lifespan of the Elements range. This longevity is further supported by a guarantee, reflecting the confidence Dolphin Solutions has in our Prestige products.
3. Refurbishment and Maintenance:
One remarkable testament to the longevity of the Prestige range is the ability to refurbish products even after decades of use.
The manufacturing team received a refurbishment request from a client who had been using Prestige liquid soap dispensers for over 25 years. The team performed a quick maintenance routine and installed a new pump, effortlessly restoring the dispenser to a nearly brand new condition. This successful restoration not only ensures another 25 years of service but also exemplifies our commitment to sustainable solutions by embracing a circular economy.
The products not only showcased their enduring quality but also highlighted the long term cost-effectiveness of the Prestige range.
Which washroom products are in the prestige range?
The following washroom products can be found in the Dolphin Prestige range:
Understanding the Dolphin Elements Range:
While the Prestige range sets the bar for excellence, it is essential to acknowledge the value of Dolphin Solutions’ Elements range.
1. Manufacturing process:
This range primarily consists of washroom products made from 304 grade stainless steel, which provides durability and strength. The Elements range employs spot welding techniques and features rounded edges, resulting in a more cost-effective production process.
2. Durability and Design:
Although the Elements range does not possess the fully welded technique and requires large quantities for bespoke capabilities of the Prestige range, it still offers dependable and functional solutions with a practical design that is easier to manufacture in bulk quickly. These washroom products typically come with a 1 year guarantee.
The Elements range serves as a lower-priced alternative to the Dolphin Prestige range because it is primarily mass produced in the United Kingdom, making these washroom products suitable for “cost-conscious” projects.
Which washroom product range is best for your project?
While the Dolphin Prestige range represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship and design, with meticulous attention to detail, bespoke capabilities, and high quality 304 and 316 marine grade stainless steel, the Elements range provides a more budget-friendly option without compromising on quality.
The Prestige range is built to withstand high traffic environments and emphasises sustainability, while the Elements range offers dependable and functional solutions with a practical design.
Both ranges cater to different client preferences and washroom project requirements. The Dolphin Prestige range appeals to those seeking premium and sophisticated washroom products that showcase exceptional craftsmanship, durability, and bespoke capabilities. Meanwhile, the Dolphin Elements range offers cost-conscious clients reliable and accessible options that meet essential functionality without compromising on quality.
Dolphin Solutions provides our clients with the flexibility to choose between the Dolphin Prestige and Elements ranges, ensuring that every client can find the perfect washroom products to meet their specific needs, preferences, and budget.