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German manufacturer, Bette, is launching a new type of anti-slip for glazed titanium-steel shower trays and baths that keeps the glossy looks and smooth, easy-to-clean surface, while also providing the highest level of slip protection. BetteAnti-Slip Sense is a type of anti-slip that you can neither see nor feel. Almost magical: the protective effect of BetteAnti-Slip Sense only occurs when the body and wetness meet.

Until now, anyone who wanted to protect themselves from slipping in the shower or bath had a problem: slip resistance could only be achieved through a surface that looked like it has slip resistance, or with unsightly and unhygienic additions, such as rubberised mats.

BetteAnti-Slip Sense is a new type of surface treatment for maximum slip resistance (in accordance with evaluation group C of DIN 51097) with very special properties. The anti-slip effect on glazed titanium steel only occurs when the pressure of the bodyweight and water come together, so providing the protection exactly when it is needed: when standing in a wet bath or shower. When the surface is dry and the feet are dry, no additional slip resistance is required as the adhesion is high enough.

Invisible, durable and easy to clean

To achieve the slip-resistant effect, Bette treats the surface with a suspension containing the finest micrometre-sized ceramic particles, which form a permanent bond with the BetteGlaze. They are almost invisible to the eye, and the surface does not become rough as a result. The shower trays and baths retain their flawless, brilliant look and pleasant feel in all glossy colours. In addition, they can be cleaned in the usual way, because BetteAnti-Slip Sense is extremely durable, scratch-resistant and is not affected by cleaning agents usually used to clean shower trays and baths.

The new BetteAnti-Slip Sense can be used to provide the highest level of slip protection on Bette’s glossy colours. For shower trays and baths in matt colours, Bette offers the proven, almost invisible BetteAnti-Slip Pro.

Certified slip resistance

With its particularly high slip resistance, BetteAnti-Slip Sense is an ideal solution for those who are less mobile and for families with small children – in fact for everyone who wants to enjoy a safe and carefree shower or bath. The slip resistance has been certified by the German institute LGA Bautechnik GmbH in Nuremberg and tested in trials. In these tests, a test person stands on a shower surface wetted with soapy water, which becomes increasingly inclined. With BetteAnti-Slip Sense, the person only starts to slip at an angle of inclination of at least 24 degrees, which corresponds to the highest bathroom slip resistance rating group C. (Six degrees less, i.e. 18 degrees, means only rating class B and 12 degrees rating class A).

The highest level of slip resistance means that there is no requirement for anti-slip mats or pads that can provide the ideal breeding ground for dirt and germs and are difficult to clean. The hygienic and easy to clean the surface of Bette’s glazed titanium-steel with BetteAnti-slip Sense, means that dirt and germs find it hard to adhere to.

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About Bette

Bette is a specialist in bathroom products that are made of a special metal in a unique manufacturing process: titanium steel sheets are shaped under high pressure and then finished with a thin coating that is related to glass – hence the name “glazed titanium steel”. This composite material is perfect for the bathroom (it is skin-friendly, hygienic, durable and robust), and Bette uses it to make its baths, shower areas, shower trays and washbasins.

The new BetteFlat is a shower area made of glazed titanium steel, especially for bathrooms that need to provide barrier-free access, conforming to the standard, DIN 18040-2.

It can be installed flush to floor, and 50 percent of its surface can be used to provide space for access to other bathroom items, such as the basin, so it can be particularly useful in bathrooms with small floor plans. In addition, it protects the user with slip resistance to rating group B, is easy to maintain, robust and comes equipped with a sound insulation set. BetteFlat is ideally suited for use in commercial and private residential projects.

In order for the shower area to be considered as accessible according to the DIN 18040-2 standard, it must be at least 120 x 120 cm in size and be of the same floor level. In addition, stability and slip resistance to evaluation group B and a high-contrast design are required. All requirements of the barrier-free standard are met by the new BetteFlat shower area in full, tested and confirmed by DIN CERTCO.

Makes small bathrooms accessible

The BetteFlat can be installed in bathrooms in which the user’s movement areas for the shower, washbasin and WC are overlapping. With a gradient of less than two percent, half of its total area can be counted as a movement area. This allows a bathroom of high aesthetic quality to be realised, even with a compact floor plan of only four square metres.

BetteFlat shower tray

Safety for all generations

Due to the frequency and severity of falls in the bathroom, DIN 18040-2 requires slip-resistant floor coverings with slip class B (GUV-I 8527 “Floor coverings for wet-loaded barefoot areas”, rating group B) in the shower area. With its proven Anti-slip Pro surface, the BetteFlat offers standard-compliant safety for people with movement restrictions, but also for families with young children or those future-proofing their bathroom – in fact for anyone who wants to enjoy a carefree shower.

A welcome side effect of the integrated slip resistance is that aids, such as anti-slip mats or pads, which with their uneven and difficult to clean surfaces offer the ideal breeding ground for dirt and germs, become superfluous. On the hygienic and non-porous surface of the glazed titanium steel BetteFlat, dirt and bacteria find it difficult to adhere.

Colours also mean safety

The BetteFlat is available in white, in exclusive matt colours and in Pergamon, Manhattan, Bahamas, Edelweiss, Jasmine and matt black. As a result, the shower area can be used in any bathroom interior design and, as required by the Standard, the BetteFlat can form a visual contrast to the surrounding bathroom floor. For people with reduced vision, this means that they can orient themselves more safely, even in poor light conditions.

The anti-slip surface does not diminish the elegant look of the glazed titanium steel. However, the difference between the shower area and the surrounding floor, usually tiles, is also noticeable under-foot, so that two senses signal entering the shower area.

Ease of care and sound insulation included

In addition, the BetteFlat offers a high level of hygiene, ease of care and durability. The glazed titanium steel is impact-resistant, scratch-resistant, chemical-resistant and UV-resistant – Bette provides a 30-year guarantee on the material. With the BetteInstallation System Universal, the shower area is also sealed according to DIN 18534 and can be inspected at any time, because the shower area can be easily removed.

At the factory, the shower area is also equipped with a basic sound insulation set. If a higher level of sound insulation, in accordance with DIN 4109, is required, the set can be extended with further sound insulation measures.

For further information see my-bette.com/en or telephone 0844 800 0547.

HEWI active + are a range of products with antimicrobial effect. According to the study “Patient safety – what matters for patients”, the risk of infection with multi-resistant germs is the greatest concern of patients in hospitals.

HEWI has developed products with an antimicrobial effect especially for areas with the highest hygiene requirements. The products offer effective protection against bacterial contamination. Microsilver is used, which has a broad effectiveness against bacteria and fungi. This releases silver ions which inhibit the growth of bacteria and other undesirable germs and thus minimise the risk of infection for humans.

Within 24 hours, a continuous reduction of undesirable germs on the surface of the products takes place, so that 99.9% of germs are reduced within this period. The integrated antimicrobial protection of HEWI active+ effectively supports hygiene. The microsilver is evenly incorporated into the polyamide during production. The additive is thus firmly attached to the product and is therefore insensitive to UV light and cleaning processes.

Hewi active+ Microsilver products

Due to the porous surface of the microsilver, the material used has an excellent depot effect which has a permanent, reliable effect after incorporation into the polyamide. HEWI active+ does not burden the environment or the human organism. The active ingredient is ECO CERT certified and suitable for use in skin care products.

A comprehensive range of lever handles, sanitary accessories and care products is available in the classic round tube design in the colour signal white.

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According to the study “Patient safety – what matters for patients”, the risk of infection with multi-resistant germs is the greatest concern of patients in hospitals.

HEWI has developed products with an antimicrobial effect especially for areas with the highest hygiene requirements. The products offer effective protection against bacterial contamination. Microsilver is used, which has a broad effectiveness against bacteria and fungi. This releases silver ions which inhibit the growth of bacteria and other undesirable germs and thus minimise the risk of infection for humans. 

Within 24 hours, a continuous reduction of undesirable germs on the surface of the products takes place, so that 99.9% of germs are reduced within this period. The integrated antimicrobial protection of HEWI active+ effectively supports hygiene. The microsilver is evenly incorporated into the polyamide during production. The additive is thus firmly attached to the product and is therefore insensitive to UV light and cleaning processes. 

Due to the porous surface of the microsilver, the material used has an excellent depot effect which has a permanent, reliable effect after incorporation into the polyamide. HEWI active+ does not burden the environment or the human organism. The active ingredient is ECO CERT certified and suitable for use in skin care products. 

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Hewi’s new washbasin concept features a concealed handle edge and a slimmer profile that enables integration.of an adaptive retaining handle, which also serves as a towel rail, and a modular storage system situated directly on the washbasin. The washbasins provide safety and ensure that all bathroom utensils such as soap dispensers, beakers and the like are always within easy reach. Depending on the necessity, the washbasin adapts to the altered individual needs. It can be quickly and easily expanded or dismantled with practical shelves and utensils.  

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Soap dispenser, beaker and basket

HEWI has launched a new matching dispenser system for the System 900 range. The robust dispensers are available in a choice of finishes such as powder-coated in black, shades of grey and white, as well as stainless steel models.

Designed to be hardy and durable they are perfect for highly frequented sanitary spaces. A lock with a key offers protection against misuse. The majority of the dispensers is not only available in a manual but also in a Sensoric version. From soap and disinfectant to paper towel dispensers and waste bins (as well as hygiene combinations in various sizes) HEWI delivers a  complementary functional range that also meets the most discerning design standards. 

Profiles, storage, hooks & grab bar

Profile, hooks and shelves made of stainless steel with powder coating are also available in deep mat black (RAL 9005), deep mat white (RAL 9003), deep mat light grey pearl mica and deep mat dark grey pearl mica.

The storage system contains six versions in two sizes, which can be hooked into the profile according to individual requirements. The hooks can be attached to the side of the profiles under the washbasin for easy access to hand towels or items of clothing. The powder-coated stainless steel adaptive grab bar enables symmetrical gripping thanks to its round tube design. 

For further information, visit the website.

System 900 is the answer to the complex requirements of accessible bathrooms. The products are well designed down to the smallest detail – they impress with functionality, long-lasting quality, clever installation solutions and a hygienic design. System 900 combines purist design with outstanding functionality and a unique range width.

With System 900, you can create comfort.HEWI believes that good design also includes offering options. Due to the wide choice of materials, there is plenty of scope in terms of design. Available in a matt finish, HEWI offers a new, exciting source of inspiration. customers can also choose from a stainless steel or chrome finish. The powder-coated finish is available in white, shades of grey or black. Authentic materials and the timeless, as well as striking product design, add character to the spaces.

Accessories

New matching accessories are now available for the System 900 range, for example practical toilet roll holders with a cover or a shelf, new towel rails or toilet brush sets in stainless steel, chrome or with a powder-coated finish in white, shades of grey and black. 

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Universal products

In addition, numerous universal products, from waste bins, make-up mirrors and bath towel shelves to hairdryers or shower handsets ensure that everything can be obtained from one source.

HEWI | Hotel

All HEWI systems are based on the design principle of reduction down to the essential. The high-quality accessories for the areas vanity unit, shower and toilet in a minimalist design perfectly integrate into any hotel bathroom.  

A wide range of materials and distinctive looks offer countless design options. Besides accessories, the range also includes accessible furnishing solutions and fittings.

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The last few years has seen a significant rise in the installations of wetrooms, they are now very much a ‘must have’ for most homes.  Bespoke custom solutions are readily available with Aqata, enabling wetroom style showering areas to be incorporated into even small and seemingly awkward spaces, such as under sloping ceilings.  

Jayne Barnes Aqata MD wetrooms

Wetrooms are particularly beneficial for multi-generational families living under the same roof.  Simple features such as low-level shower trays, wider frameless shower screen access and wider doorways, for example, improve accessibility without compromising on striking bathroom design. 

Our low-level shower trays can be installed flush to the floor providing an unobtrusive, seamless look with no awkward step up into the shower.

Creating a wetroom style showering areas has never been easier you can incorporate clever design elements such as using a frameless screen or enclosure and shower trays are so slimline (Aqata’s are 35mm) they are easily installed, dispatch the water quickly and efficiently and look great.  Tanking has come a long way in the past few years and needs to be installed by specialists to ensure a trouble-free result.  

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View the new Curved Shower Screen from AQATA

The Kinemagic Serenity Plus is a high quality, all-in-one shower cubicle that has been designed to fit in exactly the same space as a standard bath and can be installed with the minimum fuss and hassle. 

It is particularly suitable for less mobile or older customers thanks to the innovative magnetic handset holder that ‘sticks’ to any part of the shower rail making it easier to handle for people with a weak grip. An integrated horizontal safety bar provides support along the middle section of the cubicle to provide extra security and peace of mind for those who need to hold on whilst moving along the shower. An additional durable grab bar is also placed at the entry of the cubicle on either the left or right-hand panel (depending on installation) to help the customer access the cubicle with ease. Further safety features include an integrated cool-touch thermostatic shower control to eliminate scalding if the user touches it by accident and a comfortable fold-down seat that takes up to 150kg.  

Kinemagic

Access into the cubicle is via a low entry shower tray that is just 30mm in height and has anti-slip flooring for the ultimate, safe showering experience. The tray has unique, adjustable feet for unbreachable and uneven floors to ensure a flat and even installation – something very important to those who are slightly shaky on their feet.  

Customers love the Kinemagic because it’s easy to clean and maintain. With sleek glass internal panels, rather than tiles and grout, and Cristal Plus coating – a permanent, anti-limescale coating that minimises the build-up of calcium deposits and dirt on glass – the need to clean is reduced. The treatment encourages water to run off the glass without leaving streaks or water marks. Another small, but relevant feature is the sleek, smooth shower hose. It doesn’t collect dirt and grime like coiled hoses and can be washed in no time. 

The quality of the unit is second to none and it is a sleek and stylish shower solution for any bathroom. After all, why should anyone compromise when it comes to their personal bathroom space?

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020 8842 0033

Toto has launched the new The RW washlet model from its Prime Edition collection.

Some inventions have transformed people’s living habits so dramatically that we think of them as milestones – like the smartphone, internet, email, television, etc. These inventions have taken our daily rituals in a new direction.

The invention of Washlet™️  is one of these – it is changing our everyday habits in the bathroom. Many users describe using Toto Washlet™️  as enriching to their lives. The Japanese market leader, honoured multiple times as the “world’s no. 1 brand” in shower toilet sales has launched a new RW model, complete with programmable remote control.

The RW washlet model from the Prime Edition is a new milestone. It combines all of Toto’s proven hygiene features in one product, allowing people to enjoy the ultimate in wellness, hygiene and comfort in their own bathrooms. Now available in the UK and Europe, this slimline model features all the latest technology including: Electrolysed water, heated seat, air cleaning filter, heat regulated dryer, individually regulated wand jet system, pre-mist function, decalcification programme with detachable nozzle, sensor activated lid, night light, seamless seat, two user programme, power save mode and a clean case unit made from silicone-based alloy.

The Toto remote control is programmable for two users with individual functions and in three languages: English, French and German. Universal symbols help identify programme and control water temperature, wand angle. 

RW Washlet Toto

Read more about Toto: gb.toto.com

If you think inclusive design means compromising on aesthetics, think again! Accessible design does not need to be unsightly. Manufacturers are rising to the challenge and delivering bathroom products that are pleasing to the eye, functional and comply with current safety standards. 

One example is Fitzroy of London – they work closely with world-leading interior designers, developers and hoteliers, creating distinctive, yet elegant bathroom spaces. Bradley Culmer, Director, Fitzroy of London explains “It’s important for designers to advocate the necessity of an equally luxurious experience for every single visitor to a restaurant, bar or hotel – regardless of any additional requirements. Fittings and fixtures should combine quality, designs and functionality to provide a desirable retreat for customers of all abilities.”

Incorporating inclusive design into multi-generational households is also easily achieved by fitting a shower-toilet, level-access wetroom or even easy additions such as grab bars in the shower. As Jayne Barnes from AQATA tells us “Wetrooms are particularly beneficial for multi-generational families living under the same roof.  Simple features such as low-level shower trays, wider frameless shower screen access and wider doorways, for example, improve accessibility without compromising on striking bathroom design.”

In this issue, we take a look at award-winning design, clever technology and simple solutions to complete your inclusive project, whether for the home or for a commercial setting.

Hewi System 900
Hewi’s System 900

Hewi’s System 900 is now available with a stainless steel or chrome surface finish. System 900 is a considered answer to the complex requirements of barrier-free, accessible bathrooms. Hewi’s products are well thought-through, even down to the smallest detail.

Accessible design Toto RW washlet
Toto RW Washlet

The RW washlet model from the Prime Edition is a new milestone. It combines all of Toto’s proven hygiene features in one product, allowing people to enjoy the ultimate in wellness, hygiene and comfort in their own bathrooms. Now available in the UK and Europe, this slimline model features all the latest technology including; Electrolysed water, heated seat, air cleaning filter, heat regulated dryer, individually regulated wand jet system, pre-mist function, decalcification programme with detachable nozzle, sensor activated lid, night light, seamless seat, two user programme, power save mode and a clean case unit made from silicone-based alloy. Read in full

The Kinemagic Serenity Plus is a high quality, all-in-one shower cubicle that has been designed to fit in exactly the same space as a standard bath and can be installed with the minimum fuss and hassle. 

It is particularly suitable for less mobile or older customers thanks to the innovative magnetic handset holder that ‘sticks’ to any part of the shower rail making it easier to handle for people with a weak grip. An integrated horizontal safety bar provides support along the middle section of the cubicle to provide extra security and peace of mind for those who need to hold on whilst moving along the shower. Read in full

Part of the Design Solutions Collection the new DS660 has a contemporary look and clean lines and features a span of curved 8mm toughened glass.  Adding to its stylish appeal it is available with coloured finish options of chrome, matte black, polished gold, polished nickel or brushed nickel. Read in full