Acrylic baths and shower trays are impact and shock resistant. These are also lighter than steel baths and shower trays.
Acrylic baths and shower trays are available in many different designs. This material also allows many colours and shapes. Acrylic baths and shower trays are dyed through, so lacquer does not flake off and are easy to clean.
ActiveShield is an antibacterial surface of the toilet seats from the manufacturer Laufen. This prevents the formation and bacteria and germs.
ActiveShield is characterised by special antibodies in the plastic that prevent the spread of germs and bacteria and help to ensure a special level of hygiene. ActiveShield is skin-friendly, odourless and has no effect on the hardness or colour of the toilet seat.
Manufacturers specify an "adjustment range" for their shower enclosures, in which an element can be moved in order to be able to install it precisely.
When measuring a shower enclosure, irregularities can occur, the floor covering and the size of the shower area are very individual. These irregularities can be compensated with the adjustment range as far as possible.
Aluminum is a lightweight and durable metal with a silver-grey appearance. You will find this at many locations in the bathroom.
It is often used in shower enclosures as a guide rail for the glass elements. Also mirror cabinets or bathroom furniture are decorated with aluminum strips. The surfaces are often anodised - also refined - to get a nice, easy-care shine. It can be soldered, riveted and glued, but welding is more difficult.
An angle valve is required for connecting a basin or kitchen mixer. This allows the flow of water to be opened or closed.
The two openings of the angle valve are at right angles to each other, so the water is literally passed around "the angle". A separate angle valve is required for the cold and hot water supply. If you close the angle valves, the water supply is completely stopped.
Prevents limescale deposits from settling on fittings.
An anti-limescale function can be seen, for example, in the form of a coating that makes it more difficult for limescale to adhere to fittings, thus preventing constant deposits and making cleaning easier for you.
Anti-Plaque is a glass treatment from Hüppe that actively prevents dirt and limescale deposits.
This special finish allows water and dirt to simply roll off, which prevents limescale and dirt deposits from settling on the surface. Any remaining contamination can be removed without the use of abrasive cleaning agents and with minimal effort.
Ensures safe standing on shower trays, even if shower gel or shampoo gets on the surface.
These prevent slipping in the shower e.g. with a quartz-sand mixture, which is burned into the enamelled surface. Depending on the design, the shower trays are either completely or only partially provided with it.
The automatic lowering mechanism prevents the toilet seat from falling down quickly and lowers gently back to the toilet.
In most cases, a slight touch with the tip of your finger is all it takes for the lid of the toilet seat to slowly close by itself. There is no "slamming" of the lid anymore, children can no longer trap their fingers.
A backwater level describes the highest possible level to which water may rise or accumulate during heavy rainfall.
A backlog of water from the public sewer system back into a building can occur during heavy rainfall or floods. To prevent the backwater from infiltrating, toilets or showers must be secured below a specified backwater level. This can take the form of lifting units or backflow flaps.
This serves as a privacy and splash guard and can be made of plastic or glass.
Similar to shower enclosures, some variants are permanently installed, others can be folded to the side into individual elements. In either case, bath screens should form a tight seal to the bath so that no water can flow out.
A bathroom that can easily be accessed by a wheelchair and provides plenty of space for movement and easy access. Here, washing facilities such as the shower tray are at floor level and washbasins can be adjusted downwards without any problems.
A barrier-free planned and furnished bathroom also allows people with disabilities to use it as independently as possible. These include floor-level shower trays, shower seats, grab rails in the shower, bath and by the toilet, a non-slip surface, toilets with a raised seating position, adjustable washbasins and wide doorways.
You typically use for a bar a bar stool, which corresponds to the correct seat height of your bar. Depending on the size, a counter stool offers a suitable seat for modern kitchens with lower counters and islands.
In our shop, we distinguish between bar and counter stools in the category stools and benches. Please measure your perfect seat height individually and decide on a bar or counter stool.
Bath/shower tray supports act as sound and heat insulation and allow quick installation of the shower or bath.
These are moulds made of hard foam, into which the shower tray or bath is inserted. Tiles can be applied to the bath/shower tray support. No additional legs or anchors are required when using a bath/shower tray support.
A thin coating on the surface of the steel enamel. It is water-repellent, maintains its shine and facilitates care.
The manufacturer Bette also offers its enamelled steel showers and baths with a special surface finish - with BetteGlaze Plus. The water-repellent effect ensures that bacteria, soap residues or small dirt particles can hardly accumulate. Sharp cleaning agents are no longer necessary.
The manufacturer Duscholux treats its shower enclosures with the dirt-repellent CareTec finish.
The special surface treatment of the toughened safety glass is applied to the shower panel glass using nanotechnology. As a result, the water simply rolls off, dirt residues cannot permanently settle and cleaning is made much easier.
Casambi is a smart home technology with which lights and buttons can be networked with each other.
Existing luminaires can be retrofitted with a suitable Casambi module for smart home use. Casambi works wirelessly via Bluetooth, can be used immediately and requires no home-based remodelling. This means it is easily removed and installed again when moving home. The luminaires are controlled, for example, via a corresponding smartphone app or an existing light switch, which is converted to a dimmer by automatically using the Casambi smart technology.
Cast aluminium is a mixture of several aluminium alloys to strengthen or harden another material.
In the case of aluminium casting, further components are added to the molten and liquid aluminium in order to specifically influence certain properties, such as hardness. These enclosed elements may e.g. be copper or magnesium.
With the CE marking, the manufacturer or distributor of a product declares that the product complies with the directives applicable in the European Union and is therefore safe.
The CE marking is not a test mark, but a marking that the manufacturer applies at his own discretion. In this way, the manufacturer confirms that the minimum legal requirements have been met and that he has carried out all the prescribed conformity assessment procedures. These may include a hazard analysis, a risk assessment and a review of conformity to standards. Different directives apply for specific products. The marking must be applied if the product is subject to a directive that provides for CE marking and the product is to be sold in the EU.
Cerafine is a ceramic from the manufacturer VitrA that is particularly thin-walled and yet impact-resistant.
The robust Cerafine ceramic consists of clay with a high particle density, making it particularly durable and thin-walled. This makes it possible to create particularly slender and defined shapes during the manufacturing process.
Ceramilux is a mineral material used by Antoniolupi, amongst others.
The material consists of natural minerals and polyester resin. A surface of polyester acrylate makes the material resistant. Ceramilux is available with a matt or glossy surface. If necessary, scratches in Ceramilux can be repaired by polishing.
This system prevents a bath or washbasin that does not have an overflow from flowing over.
There is a minimal gap between the drain cover and the bath, which directs the inflowing water into a vertical pipe system in the side wall of the bath. Parallel to the water level in the bath, the water in these pipes also rises. When a certain level of water is reached, the water flows over into another pipe, which is connected to the drain. This prevents the bath from overflowing.
Describes the installation arrangement of radiator tubes, e.g. side, top, bottom or in the centre of the body.
The installation of radiators is referred to as the connection type. There are various ways of connecting the flow and return pipes to a radiator e.g. side, top, bottom or also the centre. The type of connection used depends, for example, on the size of the radiator or whether existing pipes are to be used. For a new installation today, a common connection method is the centre connection, as installation is simple and saves time.
The CoolBody function from the manufacturer Ideal Standard protects you from burns when touching the thermostat.
The thermostats are equipped with a safety housing inside, which ensures that the thermostat always remains cool on the outside and does not heat up due to the heat of the water. This allows you to touch the thermostat at any time and protects you from scalding.
Function by the manufacturer Hansgrohe, which ensures reduced hot water consumption for washbasin fittings.
A fitting equipped with Cool Start requires cold water instead of the usual lukewarm water when the lever of the fitting is in the middle position. This in the long term, saves money. This function is also known as "cold centre position".
You typically use for a bar a bar stool, which corresponds to the correct seat height of your bar. Depending on the size, a counter stool offers a suitable seat for modern kitchens with lower counters and islands.
In our shop, we distinguish between bar and counter stools in the category stools and benches. Please measure your perfect seat height individually and decide on a bar or counter stool.
Cristalmood is a material from the manufacturer Antoniolupi.
The transparent material consists of dyed synthetic resin and has a glossy surface. The production of an object made of Cristalmood requires a high percentage of craftsmanship, so each piece is unique.
The 5-wire 1-10V dimming system offers the option of switching and dimming luminaires in the same way.
Switching and dimming usually takes place via house-mounted light switches or rotary dimmers in the wall. Luminaires can be switched or dimmed simultaneously but not individually. Important: The installation of a 1-10V dimming system should be done by an electrician.
The DALI 5-wire dimming system, short for "Digital Addressable Lighting Interface", is a smart home technology that can be used to network luminaires.
The DALI system controls the lights in your home, lets you turn them on and off or dim them. It can also be integrated into a KNX bus system for controlling other components of the building technology. DALI allows you to control up to 64 compatible luminaires, individually or in groups. Important: The installation of a DALI dimming system should be done by an electrician.
The ceramic items of the Ipahlyss series from the manufacturer Ideal Standard are made of Diamatec and are distinguished by their impact resistance.
Selected washbasins from the manufacturer Ideal Standard are made of the material Diamatec, which is particularly thin-walled and smooth. A combination of finely ground aluminium oxide, clays, sodium and potassium make it particularly impact-resistant, robust and as hard as crystal.
Deck-mounted bath fittings are installed in the rim of a bath.
These fittings are designed for baths with a wide rim. They can be mounted in such a way that, for example, only the spout, the handles and the hand shower are visible. Deck-mounted bath fittings are available as 3, 4 or 5 hole fittings.
When using district heating, hot water is obtained from an external producer, such as a biogas plant or industrial waste heat. It is then transferred to the private heating system with a heat exchanger.
DuraSolid Q is a mineral cast with an impressive anti-slip property that can hardly be distinguished from real stone.
The manufacturer Duravit developed the material and uses it primarily for the production of shower trays. The material looks and feels like stone. The shower trays are dyed through and therefore available in different colours. The surface shimmers matt.
Duroplast is a plastic which is particularly light and no longer deformable after curing.
Duroplast is among the oldest plastics available. In a chemical reaction, they cure to such an extent that they are given a high mechanical strength. They are therefore no longer malleable due to heat or other influences. They are often found in the household in the bathroom or kitchen area.
DVGW is the abbreviation for "Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfachs" (German association for gas and water).
The task of the DVGW is, among other things, to establish a technical code of practice as the basis for all activities in the gas and water industry and to work on DIN, EN and ISO standards. The certification of products, especially those connected to drinking water installations, is also one of its tasks. DVGW certification is considered proof of compliance with the recognised rules of technology.
An electric bathroom radiator/electric radiator has an electric heating rod at the bottom, which heats the radiator for an adjustable time.
An electric bathroom radiator, also known as a towel radiator, and electric radiators are not connected to the central heating system, but have a heating cartridge (electric heating element) below the radiator. It can be switched on manually or equipped with a timer or a thermostat, depending on the version.
Electric underfloor heating consists of sheathed copper wires that are installed under the floor covering.
These generate heat as soon as electricity flows through. Electric underfloor heating is ideal for retrofitting in the bathroom, as it is easy to install directly under the tiles. The electric underfloor heating can also be laid under natural stone, parquet or laminate. It can also be used in wet areas or for seating areas in wellness areas. The electric underfloor heating is controlled by a temperature controller and an additonal time switch.
An electronic ballasts regulates the electricity. It is mandatory for using fluorescent lamps and energy-saving lamps.
The electronic ballast ensures that the current flowing through the lamp is limited. Without an electronic ballast, the lamp could explode or the fuse would blow. An electronic ballast can be installed separately or integrated into the lamp (energy-saving lamps).
An electronic fitting / electric fitting is contactless. Sensors detect when hands are moved under the fitting to start the flow of water.
The temperature of the water is set during installation. Electronic fittings require a connection to the mains or to a corresponding battery. The non-contact technology has two advantages: it saves water and energy because it only flows when it is really needed and then automatically stops after a few seconds. It also contributes to hygiene and prevents infections.
An electronically controlled instantaneous water heater determines the required heating capacity via two sensors for inlet temperature and flow rate.
Electronically controlled instantaneous water heaters offer simple hot water comfort. They match the supply temperature and the set temperature and adjust the heating capacity based on fixed programmed values.
Alternatives are hydraulically controlled, electronically regulated or fully electronically controlled instantaneous water heaters.
An electronically regulated instantaneous water heater determines the required heating capacity via three sensors for supply temperature, outlet temperature and flow rate.
Electronically regulated instantaneous water heaters offer a high level of hot water comfort with a constant water temperature that can be set almost down to the degree. The outlet temperature sensor allows the set outlet temperature to be monitored and the heating capacity to be adjusted accordingly.
Alternatives are hydraulically controlled, electronically controlled or fully electronically regulated instantaneous water heaters.
EnEV is the abbreviation for "Energieeinsparverordnung" which is the German Energy Saving Ordinance. It defines standards for the insulation and quality of the system technology as well as the outer shell of the building.
The EnEV has been in force since February 2002 and applies to new and existing residential buildings. The aim is to reduce energy consumption.
Entry means the opening or the entrance to a shower.
The shower can be accessed from the corner, a curve or an incline, from the front or from the side. If the shower is surrounded on three sides by solid walls and a door represents the fourth "wall", one speaks of a recess entry. Another possibility are so-called walk-in solutions: a glass partition wall is placed parallel to an existing wall, the shower can then be accessed from both sides.
An exposed fitting is mounted in front of the wall, e.g. in a shower or bath. Body, handles and water outlet are completely visible.
In the exposed fitting, cold and warm water are mixed "in front of the wall", i.e. visibly. The advantage is that such a fitting can be easily replaced if it no longer functions or no longer pleases. Exposed fittings are generally cheaper than concealed fittings.
Depending on the design, a fitting dispenses cold or mixes hot and cold water as required and fills the basin via a spout.
A distinction is made between single lever, two handle and thermostatic fittings. In addition, a distinction is also made between exposed and concealed fittings. The exposed fitting mixes cold and hot water in front of the wall, while the concealed fitting has a special installation that mixes the water in the background, i.e. in the wall / under the plaster. Fittings are needed for sinks, washbasins, showers, baths and bidets.
Flow limiters can be found in hand and overhead showers and regulate the amount of water used.
Showers with these features are easy on the environment and on your budget, as the amount of water used is pre-set and consumption can thus always be controlled. Of course, the showers are designed to still deliver a perfect spray pattern.
A flow stabiliser reduces the water consumption of showers by up to 50%.
If showers are equipped with this function, water consumption is regulated and the amount of energy required to heat the water is also saved. Shower heads with flow stabilisers are sustainable and economical.
The flushing of the toilet is triggered and, if necessary, stopped again via the flush plate.
Flush plates can have one or two buttons and can be operated from the front or top: in the version with two buttons, the large button triggers the large flush volume, the small button triggers the small flush volume. If only one button is pressed, a previously defined amount of water is flushed or the water flow is stopped by pressing the button again.
Flushometers take the water directly from the supply line to flush the toilet bowl.
In contrast to the cistern, in which the water is first collected, the water is directly and readily available. This means that several flushing processes can be carried out immediately one after the other.
A fully electronically regulated instantaneous water heater determines the required heat output via three sensors for inlet temperature, outlet temperature and flow rate. In addition, the flow rate can be adjusted.
Fully electronically regulated instantaneous water heaters offer optimum hot water comfort with a constant water temperature that can always be set to the exact degree. If required, the flow rate can be reduced. In this way, the set water temperature can be maintained when the maximum unit output is reached.
Alternatives are hydraulically controlled, electronically controlled or electronically regulated instantaneous water heaters.
The manufacturer Koralle treats its shower enclosures with the dirt-repellent GlasPlus surface.
Thanks to GlasPlus, water drops, traces of dirt and limescale as well as soap residues cannot settle permanently on the shower enclosure. This makes cleaning considerably easier and abrasive cleaning agents are no longer necessary.
Grohe Whisper ensures more comfort in the bathroom and kitchen by reducing noise.
Grohe cisterns and kitchen sinks are equipped with the noise-reducing Grohe Whisper function. Grohe cisterns with Grohe Whisper, unlike other cisterns, are largely decoupled from the mounting wall so that sound cannot be transmitted to the building structure. Grohe kitchen sinks have an integrated mat that makes the handling of pots and pans, for example, much quieter.
A hand shower is used in the shower and bathtub. They are available in many versions, shapes, designs and with a different number of spray modes.
Thanks to a shower hose, the hand shower is flexible and moveable so that parts of the body can also be sprayed off in a targeted manner. It can be fixed to a shower rail to be used as an overhead shower.
The HDF board consists of wood fibres and glue, which are compressed together under heat. An HDF panel is used when a high load on low material thickness is required, for example as a backing for laminate floors.
The heat output is given in watts. In the case of a radiator, it indicates how much heat is emitted into the room from the radiator.
The heat output of a radiator is usually given at three different system temperatures, e.g. WL1 (75/65/20)°C, WL2 (70/55/20)°C and WL3 (55/45/20)°C. The first number indicates the temperature of the flow, the second the temperature of the return and the third the room temperature to be maintained. The room temperature is defined in accordance with DIN EN 12831-1 in order to define the heating load calculation of a room under standard outside temperatures.
Ideal Flow is an invisible washbasin overflow system manufactured by Ideal Standard.
Parallel to the water level in the washbasin, the water rises in a concealed rising pipe to the integrated, invisible overflow. The water then flows directly into the siphon through an overflow pipe. An overflow hole in the washbasin is no longer necessary.
This measurement describes the extent to which a shower enclosure is moved inwards from the outer edge of the shower area for safe and tight installation on the shower tray.
A level surface is important for the installation of a shower enclosure. As shower trays of different sizes and dimensions are manufactured, manufacturers always deduct a so-called "indentation measurement" so that a secure, suitable and flexible installation is guaranteed.
The internal, separate InnerWater Guide in Grohe showers or thermostats protects the chrome surface.
The chrome surface of Grohe showers or thermostats is not constantly exposed to hot water, the InnerWater Guide acts as a protective shield. As a result, the chrome surface does not flake off, and the surface remains intact and even.
An instantaneous water heater can be used to heat water for use in the bathroom and kitchen. Such devices are usually used with a decentralised hot water supply.
A instantaneous water heater does not heat the water until it is actually needed. It is controlled hydraulically or electronically and can work with electricity or gas to heat the water. Modern devices can also be connected to solar systems.
A fitting with the specification "intrinsically safe against backflow" technically ensures that water already used during its use cannot flow back into the fresh water pipe system.
For example, used water can flow back into the fresh water system if a negative pressure is created in the pipe system while a hand shower is lying in a filled bathtub. Protection of the fresh water system is required by law. Fitters have various options for preventing backflow, the use of an intrinsically safe fitting being one of them.
Keratect is a ceramic coating from Keramag that is water-repellent and makes it easier to clean the ceramic.
The surface is almost non-porous and very smooth. As a result, bacteria and dirt particles can barely accumulate. Keratect improves hygiene and makes cleaning easier, as intensive scrubbing is no longer necessary. According to the manufacturer, even disinfectants or high-pressure cleaners cannot damage the surface.
Lightfastness is the colour fastness of a surface when exposed to light, especially sunlight, for long periods of time.
Lightfastness is usually assessed on a scale of 1 (= very low lightfastness) to 8 (excellent lightfastness). At level 7, a material in Central Europe can stay outdoors for about a year without changing its colour. With each additional level, the time that the material can be exposed to light without changing is approximately doubled. The topic is especially relevant for textiles, but also for other surfaces, such as furniture that may be placed close to the window.
The liquid form of limescale (calcium hydrogen carbonate) is found in drinking water. If this solidifies, it settles on fittings or in the form of water stains on glass.
Limescale occurs in German drinking water, depending on the region, in different hardness. The hardness level can be requested from the water supplier. Special coatings or the installation of treatment equipment or filters can soften the water and prevent contamination.
A low pressure fitting can be found in the kitchen when the water is heated via a boiler.
There are three connection hoses on a low pressure fitting. One is connected directly to the cold water and the other two to the boiler. Pressure builds up during the heating process of the boiler, which can then escape via the low pressure fitting. The fitting drips in small quantities during this phase.
A macerator pump automatically conveys dirty water and/or faeces into the waste water, if these cannot be transported away by a gradient.
A macerator pump is an automatic system that is used in two cases: firstly, if it is not possible to remove dirt, sewage or faeces via a sloping pipe. Secondly, if there is dirt, waste water, rainwater or faecal matter below the so-called backwater level, which is below the level of the sewage pipes that connect a building to the public sewage system. In this case, wastewater and faeces must be pumped to a higher level in order to discharge them safely.
Marbond is a high-quality composite material made from a mineral base.
This composite material is used in the manufacture of baths and shower trays and is distinguished by its low maintenance, hygienic surface that can be repaired if necessary. Marbond consists of two layers: the base is mineral cast, the surface is sealed with a resistant GelCoat coating.
The Martindale unit indicates how abrasion resistant textiles are.
The abrasion resistance is determined using the Martindale method, which technically simulates the natural wear of a seat cover. Upholstery fabrics in the private sector should have a minimum of 10,000-15,000 Martindale, in public areas 30,000-40,000 Martindale.
A multi-layer composite pipe is a plastic pipe with an aluminium core.
Inside the multi-layer composite pipe is an aluminium coated with polyethylene on both its inner and outer sides. Multi-layer composite pipes are used in drinking water and heating installations, but also in wall and floor heating systems. The aluminium layer prevents oxygen from penetrating into the drinking or heating water. This protects against the formation of rust inside the pipes. Multi-layer composite pipes are easy to bend, inherently stable and lightweight.
The one-pipe system/one-pipe heating serves to heat a building with hot water.
The warm water passes through the radiators one after the other and thus generates an even heat. With this system, only the radiator closest to the main pipe is connected directly to it. The heated water flows through the radiator and is then passed on to the next one. These radiators have 2 connections: one for the flow and one for the return of the water. Part of the incoming water flows through a single-tube fitting directly to the next radiator. The remaining part of the incoming water flows through the first radiator first and is then also mixed into the flow of the second radiator. When the heated water has passed through the last radiator it returns to the main boiler, where it is re-heated.
Outlet valve or colloquially also called a "tap", is a cold water valve, which is often used in the washroom, e.g. as a connection for a washing machine, or in the garden.
There is a vacuum breaker aerator and a non-return valve installed in it to prevent backflow of water outside the drinking water pipe. Outlet valves without this safety device do not comply with DIN EN 1717.
Shower enclosures in the Reuter Kollektion are equipped with PerlClean, a dirt-repellent surface.
This surface treatment ensures that water drops easily roll off the shower enclosure. This prevents limescale or soap residues from permanently settling on the glass and prevents heavy contamination. This keeps the shower enclosure glass shiny for longer and makes it easier to clean.
A pipe interrupter is a safety fitting that prevents the drinking water from being contaminated by backflowing waste water or used water.
Contamination could be caused, for example, by a sudden pressure drop in the network. Dirty water would be sucked into the fresh water network by the negative pressure. By aerating the drinking water system, pipe interrupters can compensate for the negative pressure and prevent backflow.
A pre-wall installation consists of a wall, usually plasterboard, which is placed in front of an existing wall.
The area between the two walls offers space for water pipes or sewage pipes. A pre-wall installation is particularly suitable for renovation in the bathroom. If this installation is only tiled halfway up, you gain additional practical storage space.
The protection type/"IP" indicates for which environmental conditions electrical devices are suitable.
The protection type is abbreviated as "IP", which stands for "Ingress Protection". The letters are followed by two digits. The first indicates the protection against foreign objects and contact, the second protection against water. The higher the numbers, the greater the protection.
The push dimming system is an option for switching and dimming luminaires in parallel.
As a rule, switching and dimming is carried out via dimmers/push-buttons installed in the wall. Briefly pressing the dimmer/button switches the lights on or off, longer pressing adjusts the brightness up or down.
Victoria + Albert baths and washbasins are made of Quarrycast, which is pleasantly warm to the touch, durable and easy to clean.
Quarrycast consists of a mixture of limestone and resin, which becomes very hard during the manufacturing process and thus convinces with its durability. Victoria + Albert baths and washbasins are cast from a single mould and attract with a natural white colour and glossy look. They are easy to clean and small scratches can be easily polished out. The baths and washbasins can also be drilled with holes so that they can be combined with versatile fittings.
The Riho-Shield finish from Riho is dirt-repellent and makes glass surfaces particularly easy to clean.
In contrast to untreated glass surfaces, the Riho-Shield finish has a smooth surface that allows water droplets to run off particularly well. As a result, contamination is permanently prevented, cleaning becomes much easier and the use of cleaning agents is reduced.
Rubbing fastness refers to the resistance of the colour of covers to rubbing and staining on other textiles.
Rubbing fastness is evaluated on a scale from 1 (= very low rubbing fastness) to 5 (excellent rubbing fastness). A high level of rubbing fastness is particularly important for seating furniture in order to prevent clothes from being stained.
Baths and shower trays made of sanitary acrylic are impact and shock-resistant, lightfast, colourfast, non-slip and low maintenance. The material is also scratch-resistant and has a pleasantly smooth surface.
Sanitary porcelain/sanitary ceramic is the generic term for washbasins, toilets or bidets and for the material from which they are made.
The main components of the material are clay, kaolin, feldspar and quartz. They are mixed with other materials, formed with the addition of water and then baked. As a result, they are insensitive to alkalis and acids and have high structural stability and strength.
Satin Finish is a patented brushing technique from the manufacturer Grohe that refines the surface of kitchen sinks.
Grohe kitchen sinks are treated with the patented Satin Finish brushing technique - this makes the stainless steel surface much smoother and less porous. This makes it easier for you to clean the sink and significantly increases its longevity.
A shower channel is installed in the floor of the shower area and functions as a floor-level drainage system.
If a shower channel is installed on the floor, the remaining shower area can be tiled individually, since a shower tray and an additional drainage system are no longer required. Shower channels are made exclusively of stainless steel, as it is resistant to moisture in the shower area. It is important that the shower channels are sealed according to DIN 18534.
A toilet that cleans gently with water and offers maximum personal hygiene.
A shower toilet cleans the anal area with a gentle jet of water. The water temperature and jet intensity can be adjusted according to your requirements. Depending on the version a shower toilet also has a lady shower, heated seats, dryer, odour extraction, remote control or many other convenient features.
A shower tray is the floor area of the shower, if it is not covered with floor tiles.
Shower trays are usually made of sanitary acrylic, steel enamel or ceramic. They are available in many different sizes and shapes: square, rectangular, pentagonal, as a quadrant or round. They have different entrance heights - floor-level entrances offer special comfort.
This measurement indicates the distance from the front edge of the wall tile to the outer edge of the shower tray/shower surface.
For an exact fitting shower enclosure, it is necessary to determine the correct dimensions on site before selecting and ordering the shower enclosure. The most important measurement is the so-called "shower tray installation measurement/STIM". The shower tray installation measurement is the actual width of the shower tray/shower area, for tiles in the wet area. It is measured from the finished tiled wall to the outer edge of the shower tray/shower surface.
A siphon is a drain and is mounted, for example, on a washbasin waste valve and prevents the escape of gases from the wastewater system by means of an odour trap.
The pipe siphon is an S-shaped pipe whose lowest bend is always filled with water. Although wastewater can flow out of the sink, for example, the passage of gases can be prevented at the same time. Another version is the cup/bottle siphon, which works according to the same principle. In this case, the oulet pipe ends in a container similar to a cup or bottle in which water is standing. The cup/bottle siphon has a smaller installation depth, which makes it more visually appealing. However, it is not used for baths and shower trays.
This covering is located under the washbasin and conceals unsightly waste pipes.
The siphon cover is for covering the hot and cold water connections as well as the waste set underneath a washbasin. By using this, the connections are completely concealed and therefore no longer visible.
Smart Home serves as a generic term for technical networks in homes.
The focus in smart home solutions is on automated processes for remotely controlled devices. For example, the heating system can be networked and controlled via mobile phone and the lighting via tablet.
Soundproofing plays an important role, especially in bathrooms in a block of flats.
Soundproofing is essential so that fellow residents are not disturbed by loud showers or toilet flushes. The requirements for good soundproofing include high-quality materials and professional workmanship.
SpriClean is a surface treatment for glass shower enclosures made by Sprinz.
This treatment makes the glass so smooth that drops of water can no longer adhere and roll off particularly easily. This makes the glass shower enclosure incredibly long-lasting and reliably protected against limescale and dirt deposits. For easier maintenance.
Shower enclosures with a spring mechanism allow the door segments to swing in and out for easy cleaning.
An easy-to-operate spring mechanism ensures that the door segments of the shower enclosure can be swung out and in. This allows you to reach areas that are otherwise difficult to access and makes it easier to clean the shower enclosure.
Stainless steel, which is used in kitchens and bathrooms, is very durable and gives fittings and surfaces a premium appearance.
Stainless steel is durable and impresses as a protective surface. Stainless steel usually contains a high chrome content and is a steel with a special degree of purity. This is why it is known as "stainless" steel.
Supralit is a resistant and hygienic material used in the production of toilet seats and lids.
Seats and lids for toilets and bidets made of Supralit are particularly durable, resistant to chemicals and protected from porosity caused by UV radiation. Thanks to the antibacterial treatment, the development of germs and bacteria is also reduced.
A tile spacer disc allows you to precisely mount your bathroom fitting on the wall.
Not all walls are tiled to ceiling height, so in some bathrooms it is necessary to compensate for the tile thickness. The tile spacer disc is inserted between a shower rail or shower system and the wall. This allows you to install your bathroom fittings with a perfect fit.
Timeless is an easy-to-clean, corrosion-resistant glass surface from Hüppe, where limescale and dirt are more difficult to adhere to.
A patented metal oxide coating on the glass of the shower enclosure makes it easier to clean and prevents glass corrosion. It is more difficult for limescale deposits and dirt in the shower area to adhere to the glass. The surface is applied using an innovative magnetron process, making the glass particularly durable.
TitanGlaze is a matt, durable ceramic surface made by Villeroy & Boch.
The surface of the ceramic is particularly scratch and impact resistant due to the refinement with high-purity aluminium oxide. The matt appearance maintains the high-quality appearance for a long time.
The toilet cistern contains several litres of water which flows into the toilet bowl when the flush button is pressed.
The cistern can be mounted visibly as a close-coupled version or invisibly as a concealed version. The flush volume of a cistern can be set between 3 and 9 litres, depending on the type of manufacture. If there are two buttons, you can choose between a small and a large flushing quantity. If there is only one button on the cistern, flushing is performed with a previously defined amount of water - but the water flow can be interrupted by pressing the button again.
A touchless fitting has sensors that detect when hands are moved under the fitting. The water then starts to flow.
The temperature of the water is already set in advance. Electronic fittings require a connection to the mains or a compatible battery. The touchless technology has two major advantages: it saves water and energy because water only flows when it is really needed. It also contributes to hygiene.
A transformer converts high voltage to low voltage. This is required, for example, for low-voltage halogen lamps. The lamps needs 12 volts input, but 220/230 volts mains voltage is common in Germany. A transformer converts these and thus enables the luminaire to be used.
Walk In refers to a possible entrance to a shower.
In a walk in solution, a glass partition wall is placed parallel to an existing wall. Depending on whether there is another fixed side panel, the shower can then be accessed either directly from both sides or from one side. Shower doors are no longer necessary.
Washbasins are made of sanitary ceramic. They are available in different versions.
Washbasins are available as wall-mounted versions that can be mounted directly on the wall or on-the-wall elements. A further distinction is made between countertop washbasins, which are place on a countertop, built-in/drop-in washbasins, which are inserted into a countertop, and undermount washbasins, which are mounted from below against the countertop. In addition, vanity washbasins are available, which are combined directly with a vanity unit.
These can be found in baths and washbasins. It ensures that water drains off in a controlled manner.
A waste and overflow set is mainly used in baths or washbasins. These include the waste, a rotary knob at the overflow, which can be used to open and close the waste plug at the bottom of the bath, as well as the overflow. Where necessary, the water drains off through the overflow when the plug is closed - this prevents the water from overflowing over the rim of the bath or washbasin. Waste and overflow sets are available for baths of normal and special sizes.
This is located in washbasins, bidets, shower trays or baths and establishes a connection to the siphon.
There are closeable and non-closeable valves. The closeable valves can be used to seal the basin or bath so that the water no longer drains unintentionally. When the valve is closed, a basin or bath can only fill up to the level of the overflow. Once the height of the overflow has been reached, the water is drained through it. This prevents the water from flowing over. A non-closeable valve is used on models without an overflow. The fact that this valve cannot be closed prevents a full and overflowing basin.
A wastewater pump can be used to transport contaminated water, for example, from cellars or cesspits.
Wastewater pumps are available with electric drive or a petrol or diesel engine. For domestic use, smaller pumps are usually used, for example in the garden area. The pump can be used to empty a pond or to supply water from a cistern for the sprinkler.
A water flow controller or flow rate limiter is designed to reduce the water consumption of an outlet.
Water flow controllers are installed at the end of the fitting spout or in front of a shower head. They reduce the cross-section of the pipe, save water costs and thereby sustainably protect the environment. Water flow controllers or flow rate limiters can be combined with an aerator.
A function from the manufacturer Hansgrohe, which can be found on large overhead showers. It guarantees optimum water distribution to all active nozzles of the shower and thereby ensures an even spray pattern.