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The responsible bathroom

Bathroom cleaning made easy


Innovative materials make bathrooms more hygienic

In recent decades, the bathroom has developed from a purely functional room into a luxurious comfort zone. Easy-to-clean materials reduce cleaning time and contribute considerably to greater enjoyment in the bathroom.

Lime-scale in the shower and dirt deposits on the fittings – nobody really enjoys the task of cleaning. Smooth, non-porous and hard materials that hardly attract the dirt can be the solution. Enamelled steel is a tried and tested quality product for washbasins, shower surfaces and bath tubs, because it is particularly resistant to abrasion, scratching and impact. In addition, it is resistant to cosmetic and medical bath additives. Mineral cast has been a popular material for about 30 years as well, because it is easy to look after and extremely robust. Even if you succeed in damaging the material, it can easily be repaired. Other German sanitary-ware manufacturers set store by the easy-to-clean material, Varicor. This is extremely resistant to impact and shock, and suitable for places where high standards of hygiene are needed.

Tried-and-tested materials such as stainless steel and glass are often used as well. Stainless steel is an attractive material because of its resistance to impact and wear and tear, and glass furniture and fittings are elegant eye-catchers in the bathroom, whilst remaining robust and resilient. Sealed glass surfaces are particularly convenient because they’re hygienic, scratchproof and resistant. Glass is sustainable from an ecological point of view because it is up to 100 percent recyclable.

Special glazes and finishes enhance the classic material, ceramic. They give wash basins and WCs, for example, a surface that is easy to clean, non-porous, and extremely smooth.

High standards of hygiene and antibacterial surface materials are particularly important in public sanitary facilities because they are used extremely frequently. It is not without reason that the easy-to-clean material, Miranit, is standard in public washrooms. A Miranit wash basin can be restored to its former glory by using a polishing compound to eliminate traces of coloured pencil, ink and lipstick.

With this wide variety of materials on offer, those who choose easy-to-clean materials from the outset will have long-lasting pleasure in their own bathrooms. At the same time, the use of cleaning materials will be considerably reduced.

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