Speakman & Sensorflo: Changing The Restroom Experience

The foundation of Speakman was built in 1869 on an extensive portfolio of durable, high-performance commercial fixtures. It was that underpinning of superior quality, thoughtful innovation, and unrivaled performance that allowed Speakman to invent timeless designs (like the AnyStream Shower Head, introduced in 1927), well-curated collections (like the simple stylings of our Lucid collection), and reliable emergency equipment (like our EyeSaver emergency eye wash, celebrating its 21st anniversary). For 150 years, Speakman products have elevated the design and performance of hotels and commercial projects around the globe. Commercial plumbing is in the DNA of Speakman.

Speakman continues our tradition of commercial excellence with our SENSORFLO® Faucets, Soap Dispensers, and Flush Valves, sensor-operated fixtures that are designed and engineered in accordance with the highest quality and performance standards. Created to meet the needs of customers looking for touchless, hands-free, germ-free restroom experiences. Upgrade health standards and redefine the entire restroom experience in public restrooms, medical buildings, government facilities, hospitality settings, and more.


Day to day, faucets are handled more than any other fixture on any property. With faucets, longevity is key, which is why it’s incredibly important to select items that will stand the test of time. Our SENSORFLO® line of commercial faucets is known as the workhorse of our entire selection. These products have been devised and engineered to the highest standard for efficiency and ability to repel vandalism. Each shell has been constructed from brass and metal materials to provide unrivaled durability. This is SENSORFLO®, a better faucet, inside and out.

On top of that, Water savings of up to 85% are possible with the use of a sensor faucet due to the quick automatic shut-off functionality.

SENSORFLO® Flush Valves

SENSORFLO® flush valves offer a hands-free automatic flush that helps provide a clean, sanitary environment to help make patrons feel safe about the hygiene of the facility.

Available for water closets and urinals, Sensorflo Flush Valves offer easy installation and require minimal maintenance over the lifespan of the product. Built using Speakman’s proven sensor technology, the valves deliver long-lasting performance. Once installed, the valves’ vandal-proof features and built-to-last, chloramine-resistant components make the upkeep worry-free and keep high-traffic bathrooms clean.

Various configurations meet a range of application needs, including full battery operation or a hardwired setup with a battery backup. Battery-powered models are ideal for installation where power outlets are not accessible. They feature a low battery indicator light to notify the maintenance staff that the battery needs to be replaced. It flashes once per second when the battery is low, twice per second when it’s critically low. A backup battery is also included. Hardwired installation models provide no-hassle, reliable operation flush after flush without the need to replace batteries. Manual override buttons are located on the side of all units.

Durable, dependable, and long-lasting: SENSORFLO® flush valves from Speakman deliver the commercial-grade performance you can count on.

SENSORFLO® Soap Dispensers

A completely touch-free bathroom can easily be created by combining Speakman SENSORFLO® faucets and flush valves with SENSORFLO® soap dispensers. In fact, Speakman now features combination units, designed to retrofit into a 4” center, that have the faucet, soap dispenser, and deck plate.

SENSORFLO® soap dispensers are hygienic, sensor-operated fixtures utilizing the most up-to-date laser technology, providing efficiency in activation and shut off while requiring minimal sensor area. You can expect reliable operation as our solenoid has been tested up to 2.7 million cycles.

Speakman has always been perfect for commercial as Speakman fixtures are designed to endure the demands of everyday life and then some.

PPG Is Speakman

In 1869, Allen and Joseph Speakman opened a small plumbing workshop in Wilmington, Delaware. Devoted to their craft, they would go on to create the world’s first adjustable shower head, the Anystream Shower Head, introduced in 1927.

With the turn of a lever, the Anystream Shower Head effortlessly allows users to change the shower head’s spray settings to the stream of their choice, thus the name. Whether that be an invigorating massage spray to wake you up in the morning, a gentle rinse created to replicate a relaxing rain shower, or a heavy soak designed to drench every inch of your existence.

The Anystream Shower Head, advertised in a series of National Geographic ads run in the 1930s, helped to change the way America thought of showers, popularizing the “shower bath”, as it was called, over the traditional soak in the bathtub.

As showers and Speakman shower heads became more popular in the home, the Anystream shower head became a regular fixture in hotels around the globe, due in large part to its self-cleaning capabilities. To this day, Speakman shower heads continue to be utilized and beloved by resorts all over the world. If you’ve taken a shower in a hotel, you’ve most likely already used a Speakman shower head.

With patents for more than a hundred designs, Speakman continues to pioneer innovations not just for showers but faucets, emergency safety equipment, and more.

Though Speakman isn’t only about performance. Architects and designers have used and worked with Speakman to create simple, beautiful, elegant designs that stand out in any bathroom.

Award-winning designer, Clodagh, joined forces with Speakman to create the Lura Collection, an assortment of classic bathroom fixtures featuring a modern twist. Minimal and industrial design comes together to create crisp lines and pronounced curves that are ideal for traditional home bathrooms and contemporary commercial restrooms alike.

Renowned hotel and resort designer, Roger Thomas, teamed up with Speakman to produce the Vector Collection, an assemblage of modern bathroom fixtures that guide the eye throughout the lavatory to create a visual experience that’s enticing at every angle.

With more than a century and a half under its belt, the Speakman Company continues to build upon its expertise in showering while releasing new products for the entire bathroom, including new eco-friendly products, as well as the kitchen.

Only recently, Speakman adapted its touchless technology utilized in commercial bathrooms for the home with the release of the Speakman Sensor Kitchen Faucets. In today’s world, hygiene and safety are more important than ever. Touchless sensor faucets are an easy way to add some peace of mind when it comes to preventing the spread of germs.

However, this is not Speakman’s first foray into safety and peace of mind. Since 1869, Speakman has been designing emergency equipment that delivers superior performance, ensuring a safe facility as well as 100% ANSI and OSHA compliance.

Like Speakman’s emergency showers, rigorously tested to deliver a drenching barrage of water in the event of a crisis.

Or Speakman’s patented dual waterway EyeSaver eyewash, celebrating its 21st anniversary this year. With tens of thousands of people experiencing work-related eye injuries every year, emergency eyewash stations play a critical role in any work facility where chemicals are handled or stored. The Speakman Eyesaver is the original patented eyewash and faucet combination with dual waterways that easily installs on an existing sink. It incorporates two separate water channels in the faucet body, one for the eyewash and the other for the faucet. When combined with a thermostatic mixing valve, this dual design ensures that the integrated eyewash delivers a consistently safe, tepid water temperature when flushing the eyes while Speakman’s signature Optimus aerated spray creates a gentle cleansing experience for the affected eye area.

Whether it’s lifesaving emergency equipment, beautiful bathroom products built to last, or the best-in-class shower head, Speakman invites you to explore our diverse assortment of fixtures and products perfectly engineered for performance and style.

PPG Is 370 Years Combined Experience

In 1869, Allen and Joseph Speakman opened a small plumbing workshop in Wilmington, Delaware. Devoted to their craft, they would go on to create the world’s first adjustable shower head, changing the way America thought of showers, and earning more than a hundred patents for the design and innovation of showerheads, faucets, emergency equipment, and more. With more than a century and a half under its belt, the Speakman Company continues to build upon its expertise in showering while releasing new products for the entire bathroom, including new eco-friendly products, all while remaining one of the most trusted brands by hotels, architects, designers, and homeowners around the globe.

In 1896, only 27 years later, Wolverine Brass was founded inside a small two-story wood-frame building in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Wolverine Brass began by engineering and producing the highest quality brass fittings, made largely by hand, sold direct from the factory to plumbers. To this day, 125 years later, Wolverine Brass works to produce superior faucets, toilets, valves, and other specialty products for its exclusive distributor, PlumbMaster.

In 1924, industry leaders P&M Manufacturing and the Creed Company came together to form PlumbMaster, a plumbing parts distributor with expert professional plumbing insight. PlumbMaster features more than 25,000 products sold on PlumbMaster.com and strives to be a source of information for the professional plumbing industry. With our proven plumbing proficiency, inventory program, competitive pricing, and expertise in locating hard-to-find parts, PlumbMaster has been able to deliver unmatched service for all the brands you trust and rely upon for the past 97 years.

While each of our brands is distinct in its customer base and service offering, all three are housed under the umbrella of the Professional Plumbing Group (PPG).  PPG designs, engineers, markets, and distributes plumbing products across every channel of the professional plumbing industry.

PPG is the Professional Plumbing Group.

And PPG is the Speakman Company, offering the best-in-class shower head and Speakman safety products for 152 years.

PPG is 125 years of Wolverine Brass shower valves, Wolverine Brass kitchen faucets, and hundreds of other top-quality Wolverine Brass parts.

And PPG is the many PlumbMaster catalogs and products of the past 97 years.

PPG is over 370 years of combined experience in plumbing.

And PPG is so much more.