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The perfect combination of safety and comfort — Floor-level showers for barrier-free showering pleasure

Press release   •   Mar 05, 2018 16:00 GMT

The perfect combination of safety and comfort —

Floor-level showers for barrier-free showering pleasure

The fact that barrier-free bathrooms not only offer everyday safety and convenience, but can also look really good, is best demonstrated using the example of floor-level showers. Barrier-free access is not only of benefit to people with physical impairments — thanks to their ultra-flat designs, floor-level showers enable greater freedom of movement in the bathroom while setting new aesthetic standards. And because they are installed flush with the floor’s surface, they can also be easily accessed with wheelchairs. In addition, their non-slip surfaces provide a secure grip for users of all ages and, thanks to their clear, elegant shapes, they also set no limits when it comes to designing the bathroom.

Diverse materials for every requirement

Shower trays made from acrylic, Quaryl® or ceramic are particularly suitable for designing floor-level showers.

Thanks to their integrated ribbed technology and a special casting process, the Squaro Infinity shower trays made from Quaryl® — the patented Villeroy & Boch material made from quartz and acrylic resin — enable straight and particularly precise edges for flush-mounted installation. This easy-care and durable surface feels warm to the touch and has the highest anti-slip rating. The shower trays are available in almost 50 sizes; other dimensions can be cut to the millimetre on request. The new size of 120 x 120 cm also complies with the DIN 18040 standard for barrier-free bathrooms. To ensure it is integrated harmoniously into the existing interior, Squaro Infinity is available in five solid matt colours: Anthracite, Grey, Brown, Edelweiss and Crème.

The ceramic Subway Infinity shower trays are also available in a large variety of models, including a total of 44 sizes ranging from 80 x 75 cm to the XXL version of 160 x 100 cm, as well as individually cut special sizes and shapes. Custom sizes and dimensions are also available. The flush-mounted outlet in the shower tray creates a clear and harmonious look. In addition to the flush-mounted design, a top-mounted version on a tile or base is also available for selected models. Subway Infinity is available in three standard anti-slip colours: White Alpine, Ardoise and Taupe.

There are also Subway Infinity shower trays in a range of designs.From newly interpreted classics and graphic designs to popular tile or natural looks, the innovative ViPrint digital printing technology offers completely new design possibilities for the shower area. A total of 20 different decors are available — all characterised by a high degree of colour stability. The standard anti-slip colours have an anti-slip rating of B (PN18), while the ViPrint versions have an anti-slip rating of A (PN12).

In addition to shower floors made of Quaryl® and ceramic, Villeroy & Boch also offers a variety of acrylic shower solutions in our Architectura MetalRim collection. These ultra-flat, rimless shower trays are reinforced with galvanized steel in the four edge areas, making them particularly stable and resilient. They are cast from sanitary acrylic that is not only extremely robust, resilient, shock and impact-proof, but also completely colour-fast. The shower tray provides additional safety when fitted with the VilboGrip anti-slip surface. With its minimalist style and flush-mounted outlet, which is available in white, chrome matt and chrome, Architectura MetalRim also impresses in terms of design. Select from a total of 31 different designs, each available with 15mm or 48mm rims and in two finishes. In the future, the Architectura MetalRim shower trays will also be available in various matt colours.

Funding options for barrier-free showers

If you want to remodel your bathroom in line with age-related requirements, you may be able to benefit from state subsidies and so save a lot of money. The federal and state governments and the municipalities promote barrier-free bathroom conversions with grants, loans and tax benefits. For example, the KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, formerly KfW Bankengruppe) offers programmes to support barrier-free construction. Depending on the building project, you can also combine programmes from several funding bodies and thus save even more money. Please note: many Villeroy & Boch products comply with the relevant standards so you can realise your dream of a new bathroom at a reasonable cost.

More information about the funding opportunities and the eligible Villeroy & Boch products is available at

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Villeroy & Boch is one of the world's leading premium brands for ceramic products. The family business, which was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Mettlach/Germany, stands for innovation, tradition and exceptional style. As a renowned lifestyle brand, Villeroy & Boch offers products from the sectors Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware, and is active in 125 countries.

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