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Glazed titanium steel – the perfect material for the bathroom

Anyone who is deciding to furnish their bathroom is completely spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the materials. Glazed titanium steel is one of the most popular materials for washbasins, baths and showers. And for good reason, because not only is the material extremely versatile, but it is also robust and easy to clean, and fulfils the very high standards that apply in bathrooms.
Anyone who is deciding to furnish their bathroom is completely spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the materials. Glazed titanium steel is one of the most popular materials for washbasins, baths and showers. And for good reason, because not only is the material extremely versatile, but it is also robust and easy to clean, and fulfils the very high standards that apply in bathrooms.

Why is glazed titanium steel the perfect material for the bathroom?

Glass is a material that we trust explicitly in everyday life and which we hold in high esteem. We drink from glass vessels and use glass wherever aesthetic looks and extreme ease of cleaning are required.

If glass is combined with robust titanium steel, the result is the perfect material for the bathroom, because washbasins, shower areas, shower trays and baths made of glazed titanium steel are exceedingly strong, lovely to look at, easy to look after and extremely durable. The elegant material unites the freedom of form granted by steel with the optical, haptic and hygienic properties of glass.

This has the advantage that dirt and bacteria are hardly able to adhere to the glass-hard, pore-free surface of the material, and are simply wiped away. So there is usually no need to use abrasive, chemical and aggressive cleaning products.

Nor does the surface develop waves even after long use, and it is also colour and lightproof. Which means that even after many years, bathroom products made of titanium steel will still be as bright and shiny as on the very first day.

How resilient is glazed titanium steel in daily use?

The wafer-thin glaze on baths, showers and washbasins made of titanium steel is particularly resilient and impact resistant. Which creates a good feeling if anything heavy is accidentally dropped on the washbasin or in the bath – there will be no unattractive flaws or scratches..

A problem that many ladies will have had: when in a hurry, it’s easy for a bottle of nail polish to tip over and for the contents to leak out. So it’s good to know that even cosmetics such as nail polish cannot harm a bathroom product made of glazed titanium steel because the surfaces are resistant to chemicals. Nail polish and even hair dyes simply wipe off without leaving any stains.

What makes glazed titanium steel so pleasant when enjoying a bath?

The smooth, pore-free surface of glazed titanium steel pampers the skin and quickly adapts to the temperature of the bath water – even around the otherwise cool area of the neck and bath rim. Temperature fluctuations and even heat cannot affect the material, because it is fired at over 800°C – good to know if, for instance, the bather likes to arrange candles along the bath rim. As the glaze is impervious to chemicals, bathing pleasure can even include bath additives – and cleaning the bath afterwards is also much easier.

How do I look after bathroom products made of titanium steel?

Manufacturers such as Bette offer special enamel cleaners for the care and regular cleaning of the glazed surface of titanium steel. The solvent-free cleaning agent removes unattractive, stubborn traces of limescale and stains on bathroom products. Simply pour the cleaner onto the moistened surface, and wipe with a soft cloth. Rinse with warm water – and done.

If, for instance, gardening or sports equipment are cleaned in the bath, they can often leave marks caused by metallic rubbing. However, rust marks from rusty equipment, leftover silicone or paint are also other sources of marks in a bath or washbasin. Special care pens that are used like an eraser are available for removing these marks. First mist the surface with water, then rub – and done.

Can any cleaning product be used to clean glazed titanium steel?

Bathroom products made of glazed titanium steel are extremely robust and easy to clean, but cleaning products containing abrasives and abrasive sponges or brushes should not be used because they may contain particles that are harder than glass, and will therefore scratch the surface.

Those who prefer a higher level of hygiene and even greater ease of cleaning could opt for an addition finish on the surface of their bathroom product made of glazed titanium steel such as BetteGlaze Plus. The glass-clear polymer film of this high-quality email coating ensures that water droplets and limescale deposits are hardly able to adhere to the treated surface.

Can glazed titanium steel be repaired?

In extremely rare cases, it is possible that small areas of a coated surface may break away, perhaps if something heavy falls onto the washbasin, bath or shower area. Manufacturers such as the steel/enamel specialist Bette offer an enamel lacquer for minor repairs such as these that consist of an independently curing plastic mixture in the various bath colours. The lacquer is applied to the damaged area in several thin layers until it has been completely filled in. The repair paste should then be allowed to dry and cure thoroughly.

The product features of glazed titanium steel:

  • Hygenic
  • Impact resistant
  • Heat conductive
  • Scratch resistant
  • Quiet
  • Resistant to chemicals

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