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Which material for washbasin, bath, etc?

Here you will learn more and more about the most important materials for washbasins, toilets, shower trays and baths. You will learn how they are made, what their advantages are and what distinguishes them from other materials.

Bathroom materials unveiled

As vertile as your needs!

Bathroom materials unveiled

As vertile as your needs!

Bathroom materials unveiled

Part 1

Sanitary ceramic - the long-lasting classic

What is sanitary ceramic?
A bathroom without ceramic is hard to imagine. The traditional material is used for washbasins, toilets or bidets and consists of natural ingredients such as clay, kaolin, quartz and feldspar.

How is sanitary ceramic made?
A liquid material mixture is poured into a mould, dried and then glazed. The ceramic then acquires its characteristic properties in the kiln at a temperature of up to 1300 °C.

What can sanitary ceramic do?
The typical characteristics of sanitary ceramic are a high degree of hardness and a high-gloss, hygienically smooth surface. It is very durable - cleaning agents, sunlight and even the heat of candles or cigarettes can hardly affect the ceramic. Only falling hard objects sometimes leave traces. The material is very popular, because it is particularly

  •  insensitive,
  •  scratch-resistant and
  •  low-maintenance.

Cleaning made easy - with surface treatment

e.g. “Cape Cod” countertop basin white

e.g. “Cape Cod” countertop basin white

e.g. “Cape Cod” countertop basin white

e.g. “Venticello”
wall-mounted washdown toilet

e.g. “Venticello”
wall-mounted washdown toilet

e.g. “Venticello”
wall-mounted washdown toilet

  • Villeroy & Boch Artis countertop washbasin white
    -54%
    TOP! Product
    Villeroy & Boch Artis countertop washbasin white
    605,71
    279,72
    You save 325,99
    Immediately available 6)
  • Duravit Darling New wall-mounted, washdown toilet, rimless white
    -54%
    RIMLESS
    TOP! Product
    Duravit Darling New wall-mounted, washdown toilet, rimless white
    597,38
    276,06
    You save 321,32
    Immediately available 6)
  • Duravit Darling New / Starck 2 toilet seat with soft-close
    -41%
    TOP! Product
    Duravit Darling New / Starck 2 toilet seat with soft-close
    252,28
    149,63
    You save 102,65
    Immediately available 6)
  • Laufen VAL washbasin white, with 1 tap hole, ungrounded, with overflow
    -53%
    TOP! Product
    Laufen VAL washbasin white, with 1 tap hole, ungrounded, with overflow
    471,24
    222,80
    You save 248,44
    Immediately available 6)
  • Laufen IL BAGNO ALESSI One wall-mounted washdown toilet, rimless, white, with Clean Coat
    NEW
    -53%
    RIMLESS
    TOP! Product
    Laufen IL BAGNO ALESSI One wall-mounted washdown toilet, rimless, white, with Clean Coat
    1.588,65
    751,10
    You save 837,55
    Immediately available 6)
  • Laufen Alessi One toilet seat with lid white
    -41%
    TOP! Product
    Laufen Alessi One toilet seat with lid white
    354,62
    210,70
    You save 143,92
    Immediately available 6)
  • Scarabeo Teorema countertop washbasin white
    -23%
    TOP! Product
    Scarabeo Teorema countertop washbasin white
    416,50
    322,19
    You save 94,31
    Immediately available 6)
  • Scarabeo Teorema wall-mounted washdown toilet white
    -25%
    TOP! Product
    Scarabeo Teorema wall-mounted washdown toilet white
    440,30
    332,37
    You save 107,93
    Immediately available 6)

Part 2

Steel enamel: sturdy and robust

What is steel enamel?
Steel enamel is a classic material for baths. However, washbasins and shower trays are also made of this material. It consists of steel, the surface of which has been refined with glass.

How is steel enamel produced?
Steel baths are usually made from a single piece: a steel plate is shaped into a mould. This process is called deep drawing. The raw enamel materials are then sprayed on. At 850°, steel and enamel combine to form an indissoluble unit.

What can steel enamel do?
The result is very sturdy, impact-resistant and has a robust surface. When you fill the bath with water, the heat-conducting material quickly absorbs the temperature. Steel enamel is pore-free, hygienic, colourfast, scratch-resistant and fireproof, which means that candles burning on the edge of the bath are harmless. Even after several years, steel enamel still looks like new. Steel enamel is the right thing for all those who love solid quality, because it is

  • sturdy and resistant,
  • fireproof and UV-resistant and
  • hygienic and easy to clean.

e.g. “Craft” countertop washbasin white

e.g. “Craft” countertop washbasin white

e.g. “Craft” countertop washbasin white

e.g. “Cono” countertop washbasin

e.g. “Cono” countertop washbasin

  • Kaldewei Conoduo rectangular bath white
    -39%
    TOP! Product
    Kaldewei Conoduo rectangular bath white
    1.429,19
    865,51
    You save 563,68
    Immediately available 6)
  • Kaldewei Nexsys floor-level shower surface complete set L: 120 B: 80 cm, with normal drain
    SET
    -31%
    Kaldewei Nexsys floor-level shower surface complete set L: 120 B: 80 cm, with normal drain
    1.226,89
    851,56
    You save 375,33
    delivery Dispatch in approx. 5-8 weeks 6)
  • Bette Starlet rectangular bath white
    -40%
    Bette Starlet rectangular bath white
    932,96
    559,07
    You save 373,89
    delivery Dispatch in approx. 1-2 weeks 6)
  • Bette Ultra rectangular/square shower tray white
    -40%
    Bette Ultra rectangular/square shower tray white
    803,25
    481,34
    You save 321,91
    Immediately available 6)

Part 3

Sanitary acrylic: light, modern and versatile

What is sanitary acrylic?
Sanitary acrylic is a plastic whose pleasantly smooth surface subjectively feels pleasantly warm, as body heat is returned. The material is therefore particularly popular for baths and shower trays.

How is sanitary acrylic produced?
To form a bath, sanitary acrylic is either cast into a mould or a sanitary acrylic sheet is heated and shaped like a steel enamel bath in a deep-drawing process. After cooling, the underside of the bath is reinforced with a composite of acrylic, wood and fibreglass.

What can sanitary acrylic do?
Manufacturers and customers love the individual formability of sanitary acrylic, which allows a wide variety of designs. Sanitary acrylic is significantly lighter than steel and can withstand shocks and blows. Another plus: scratches can be repaired. Sanitary acrylic has a

  • surface that feels warm,
  • is significantly lighter than steel enamel and
  • scratches can be repaired.

e.g. “Solitär” Wall Badewanne white gloss

e.g. “Solitär” Wall Badewanne white gloss

e.g. “Solitär” Wall Badewanne white gloss

e.g. “Loop & Friends” Duo rectangular bath

e.g. “Loop & Friends” Duo rectangular bath

  • HSK square / rectangular shower tray with small drain, super flat white, drain cover polished stainless steel
    -21%
    HSK square / rectangular shower tray with small drain, super flat white, drain cover polished stainless steel
    540,26
    427,89
    You save 112,37
    delivery Dispatch in approx. 1 week 6)
  • Grohe Universal shower tray
    NEW
    -41%
    Grohe Universal shower tray
    265,73
    157,62
    You save 108,11
    delivery Dispatch in approx. 1 week 6)
  • Duravit Happy D.2 rectangular bath with panelling, back-to-wall
    -56%
    TOP! Product
    Duravit Happy D.2 rectangular bath with panelling, back-to-wall
    3.502,17
    1.524,01
    You save 1.978,16
    Immediately available 6)
  • Ideal Standard Connect Air rectangular shower tray
    -46%
    TOP! Product
    Ideal Standard Connect Air rectangular shower tray
    367,- €
    199,59
    You save 167,41
    Immediately available 6)

All prices in Euro incl. 19 % MwSt., plus any applicable shipping costs
*suggested manufacturer´s retail price
**Normal price at reuter.de outside of the promotion
1) From 2.000 € order value, you'll receive free shipping* every delivery with the corresponding value of goods is free for you within Germany (mainland only).
2) TOP! Manufacturer, recommended by Reuter: This manufacturer is particularly customer and service-oriented. Therefore, Reuter customers can generally expect particularly reliable and comprehensive information about the product and its delivery time as well as fast and uncomplicated handling in the event of a complaint.
3) TOP! Product, recommended by Reuter: This product is frequently bought by Reuter customers and rated by Reuter as especially high quality.
6) For items marked, "Immediately available", the delivery time within Germany is approx. 1-3 working days (parcel) or approx. 1-5 working days (pallet) from the date of dispatch. For items that are currently arriving or are not available, the approximate delivery time will apply from the next working day after the order depending on the selected payment method. Shipment will take place on the next working day after ordering if payment is made via buy now, pay later, bank transfer, credit card, cash on delivery, PostFinance Card, PostFinance E-Finance or iDeal. If payment is made in advance, the goods will be dispatched as soon as we have received the payment. A bank transfer can take 1-3 working days from the time the transfer order is submitted until payment is received. For items that are currently arriving or are not available, shipment will take place one working day after the item is available in our Logistics Centre, depending on the selected payment method. If shipment is due on a Sunday or public holiday, it will be postponed to the next working day. Saturdays are only considered working days for parcel delivery. The delivery time for parcels is approx. 1-3 working days from shipment and approx. 1-5 working days for delivery by a forwarding agent (pallet). Items with premium shipping are given special priority and are sent the same day if ordered before 2pm if payment is made via buy now, pay later, bank transfer, credit card, cash on delivery, PostFinance Card, PostFinance E-Finance or iDeal. If payment is made in advance, premium shipping takes place once payment has been received. The items remain reserved for an additional 5 days from the order date.


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