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Minimalism is still king in the bathroom. Monochromatic colour schemes, thin edges and clean lines – both straight and elegantly curved – continue to dominate the shower space. These design features are proving even more popular in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with consumers looking for bathroom products that are hygienic and easy to keep clean.

Seamless spaces

Choosing a minimalist shower doesn’t mean forgoing colour and innovative design. Bette’s revolutionary BetteAir is the world’s first shower tile made of glazed titanium steel, available in more than 30 colours and eight sizes.

Its floor-level installation means it blends seamlessly into the bathroom floor, and can be glued directly to the screed like a standard tile. Bette has ensured that the shower tile will sit flush by reducing its thickness to 10mm—the typical thickness of a large-format tile.

Designer Dominik Tesseraux says: “BetteAir has all the advantages of a tile without its disadvantages. With the shower tile, the floor of the shower is immaculately beautiful, free of joints and thus absolutely hygienic and easy to clean.”

Discreet solutions

Even with more standard shower surface design, manufacturers are ensuring products remain sleek without sacrificing style. Kaldewei’s KA 90 and KA 120 waste systems for enamelled shower surfaces – including its floor-level Cayonoplan shower surface – include the option for an enamelled waste cover in the same colour as the shower surface, making it even more discreet.

The KA 90 now features a flatter design, allowing it to be integrated almost flush, while the KA 120 waste system is available in round and square options. Both include a hair catcher as standard and a new plug-in connection for the waste cover, allowing the waste to be cleaned easily and safely.

Kaldewei – a flatter design & variety of waste options

Straight & narrow

The new Kinedo Brooklyn shower cubicle range by Saniflo highlights the popularity of showers with clean, straight lines. Bringing industrial style to the forefront, it is available in black with black silk screen printed lines, as well as a modern take on the traditional grey and chrome with transparent glass.

The Brooklyn cubicle comes with a pivot or sliding door, a white Biocryl shower tray with chrome waste, and metal handles. It has been designed for quick and easy assembly without silicone and predominantly without screws.

Kinedo Brooklyn shower design

Spacious curves

The new 700m curved showering panel in Kudos’s Ultimate range provides additional showering space in an elegant solution. Designed to sit neatly on a 1200mm bow-fronted shower tray, this new walk-in enclosure with 8mm curved glass has been created specifically for British bathrooms and is available in three sizes.

Also available as flat glass shower panels, Kudos’s Ultimate range comes in chrome, brushed or bright nickel, brushed or bright gold, and black. They can be installed on both shower trays and tiled wet-floors, making them a perfect option for the minimalist bathroom.

Style & substance

Inclusive design is not being left behind when it comes to the minimalist shower trend. HEWI is a key player when it comes to accessible, functional shower products that are hygienic and compliant with current British or International standards. Its range of products – including the HEWI S900 range and Doc M shower pack – allows customers to create fully compliant showering spaces without compromising on design.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also been prompting clients to consider the hygiene standards of their current bathroom spaces. HEWI’s active plus range has been developed with an antimicrobial effect using microsilver, which is effective against bacteria and fungi by inhibiting the growth of bacteria through the discharge of silver ions. This allows customers to future-proof their bathroom spaces as we emerge from the pandemic.

Shower design HEWI

Feature Contributor: Ellie Clow

Kudos has launched a new 300mm glass Deflector to suit all Kudos Ultimate Showering Panels.

This new fold-away glass ‘Deflector Panel’ is a stylish and practical solution designed to suit the Ultimate collection of showering panels from Kudos.

Launching in November, it’s a hinged deflector panel that is designed to minimise over-spray and contain splashing within the showering space, making it ideal for smaller walk-in enclosures. It folds neatly behind the fixed panel when not in use and when opened stops at 135° providing the optimum protection. The 300mm deflector is available in both 8 and 10mm glass thickness and can be easily retro-fitted to any exisiting Ultimate panel, no tools or silicone required. These frameless, handed, glass deflectors come as standard with Crystal clear seals for minimalist appearance and a choice of silver chrome or matt black fixings.

Kudos Ultimate Deflector Panel

Kudos Shower Products Ltd has been designing and manufacturing shower products at their Cumbrian facility since 1999.  Their portfolio includes shower enclosures, shower trays, over-bath screens and wet-room solutions sold via KBB showrooms and merchants across the UK.

Kudos Ultimate Deflector

Visit their website kudosshowers.co.uk, call them on 01539 564040 or email info@kudosshowers.co.uk.

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When creating a perfect bathroom there are so many more decisions to make than the shade of the tiles. The position and size of the showering space is one that needs careful thought and planning. Whether it is for a family bathroom or a smaller ensuite; if the shower needs one door or two, should the doors to be sliding or bi-fold and is the shower placed in a recess or is it in a corner? The Exclusive Solutions collection from AQATA has the ideal shower screen.

The Exclusive Solutions collection from AQATA includes an extensive range of options for creating a showering space in the bathroom. The wide range of screen sizes are suitable for both corner or recess showers and are then matched with the appropriate door fitting for the style and size of the room. The choice of doors includes pivot, sliding, bi-fold and hinged all with ClearShield Eco-Glass and alternative coloured finishes as an option.

The ES240 and the ES245 are ideal for smaller spaces, they can either be located in the corner of a bathroom or a recess, but to both save space and ensure a clean minimalistic look the door pivots to open. The enclosure height is 1880 mm, but non-standard sizes are available with AQATA’s made to measure option.

Sliding doors such as the ES300 shown below are ideal for wetroom style recess showers.
The ES260 is a bi-folding door option – an ideal solution for smaller bathrooms.

The Exclusive Solutions and other shower screen options are all shown in the AQATA Look Book which
can be requested by emailing sales@aqata.co.uk or visit the website and download it directly –
www.aqata.co.uk/brochure