German manufacturer, Bette, takes a closer look at why glazed titanium-steel is used in the bathroom
Glazed titanium-steel is a material often selected for baths, shower trays and basins. Here German manufacturer, Bette, explains what makes the material so durable, flexible and sustainable
Bette baths, shower trays and basins are so durable and scratch resistant that the company has BBQs in its baths to prove how indestructible its glazed titanium-steel is. Once the charcoal has cooled and the bath has been cleaned it looks as good as new. While you might not go that far, durability is key to choosing a product that will stay looking great for many years, with no amount of use and regular cleaning diminishing its shine and finish. It’s all down to the perfectly uniform thickness of the titanium-steel and the precision of the enamel glaze, which makes it super-strong. Bette is so confident about the durability, that all its glazed titanium-steel products come with a thirty year warranty.
Easy to clean
The surface that makes Bette’s products so durable, is also what makes them so easy to clean. It is so hard and smooth (like glass) that dirt simply washes off, as it has no scratches or texture to cling to. No special cleaning formulations are needed. Cosmetics and coloured shampoos and shower gels won’t mark the surface and even nail varnish can be removed easily.
Sustainable, natural and 100% recyclable
With a growing focus on the environment and desire to reduce the use of plastics, Bette offers the natural, non-plastic/acrylic alterative. Bette baths, shower trays and basins are made from only natural materials and are 100% recyclable, which means they can be a more sustainable choice. Bette’s sustainability is confirmed by an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) based on the ISO 14025 and EN 15804 standards.
Invisible, easy-clean anti-slip
Bette’s Anti-slip Pro finish isn’t like the ‘gritty’ anti-slip finishes of the past. It’s almost invisible, so you’d hardly know it’s there, even after years of use, and is fully enamelled for easy cleaning. What’s more it’s been tested and meets one of the highest levels of slip resistance.
It can be selected on Bette’s shower trays which come in hundreds of sizes and colours, including matt colours to coordinate with flooring.
Bette has a strong design focus and this, together with the strong titanium-steel, means that Bette products include many clever features, like super-slim rims on baths and washbasins, steep sides for more standing or lying room and ultra-comfortable lying areas.
Not only does the Bette range offer a large choice of sizes and styles, including space-saving designs, but the manufacturing process means that Bette can tailor products to fit a space perfectly. So, if there’s an awkward space, like a recess, that needs a perfectly sized shower tray or bath, Bette can create it. No compromise required.
And the hand-crafted element of Bette’s manufacturing process also means that shower trays and fitted baths can be ordered with BetteUpstand to the exact measurements required. So you can say goodbye to silicone where the product meets the wall tiles.
Because Bette products are made from titanium-steel and then the surface is enamelled there are over 400 colours to choose from, including gloss and matt options.
Glazed titanium-steel is the perfect heat conductor, taking on the temperature of the room and then of the bathwater, to provide a truly comfortable bath, including around the neck area.
Bette’s expertise extends to clever installation systems that reduce the transmission of noise from the bath or shower tray to the building, so making for a more relaxing experience for everyone.
Bette’s special surface is colour and light-fast so, even after years of use, will be as bright and shiny as new.
To find out more about Bette’s products in glazed titanium-steel see www.my-bette.com or contact [email protected] or 0844 800 0547.