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We all use ceramic sanitary ware every day. This is why Villeroy & Boch has focused its efforts on developing ceramic sanitary ware, which combines high functionality with stylish design and the highest hygiene possible. Modern toilets from Villeroy & Boch, whether washdown or shelf toilets, are always the perfect choice for your bathroom. As a matter of course, all products from Villeroy & Boch are timeless and durable. There is a suitable bathroom range for every bathroom style and matching toilets for a harmonious look. Together with a team of interior designers, Villeroy & Boch developed ceramic sanitary ware that embraces current living styles, also for bathrooms, while integrating state-of-the-art technology and hygiene standards.
Shelf toilets come with a small platform. Excretions land here first to prevent splashing. The excretion then disappears into the siphon with the water when the toilet is flushed. This kind of toilet is becoming less common in private households in certain regions as the odours are more intense than with washdown toilets. However, washout toilets can still be found in medical facilities. The platform makes it easier to take stool samples without water causing any contamination.
Cleaning a toilet is a chore no one enjoys doing. For this reason, Villeroy & Boch cooperated with designers to develop toilets with a special sealed ceramic, CeramicPlus, which makes cleaning a lot easier. Thanks to the dirt-repellent surface finish, dirt and limescale simply roll off and flow down the siphon with every flush. The surface not only stays cleaner for longer and is very low maintenance, but it also minimises the development of germs and bacteria. It also eliminates odours, as dirt residue cannot stick to the surface.
Only use soft dish sponges or cloths to clean, and no scouring powder. Over time, scouring powder and rough sponges will damage the CeramicPlus surface and the water-repellent effect will disappear. Furthermore, CeramicPlus does not need any physical or chemical aggressive care products as stubborn dirt cannot develop in the first place. You can use standard all-purpose cleaners and household vinegar as cleaning products. Villeroy & Boch also has the innovative AntiBac surface coating for added hygiene. The glaze, containing silver ions, is integrated in the ceramic and inhibits bacterial growth by more than 99%. Moreover, these microparticles are safe for you and the environment and provide lasting hygiene protection.
Whether you install a floor-standing or wall-mounted shelf toilet in your bathroom depends on your personal preferences. A floor-standing toilet, often with an exposed cistern, is generally the best choice for certain styles in order to complement the interior design. The floor-standing O.novo version can also be equipped with a flush valve to bring more retro charm and a touch of nostalgia to your bathroom. Moreover, it is less complicated to install and replace a floor-standing toilet than a wall-mounted model. However, wall-mounted models are becoming more popular. This type of toilet doesn’t have any floor contact, so you can easily wipe the floor underneath the toilet and clean the bathroom more thoroughly. It gives the bathroom an airier look, as the cistern is often concealed behind the wall and only the flush plates are visible. This will also make your bathroom look larger.
Shelf toilets from Villeroy & Boch have a classic roundish oval design. This timeless shape goes beautifully with almost any bathroom style, which makes it a straightforward choice. On the other hand, the wall-mounted Subway range features clean lines with a modern style. The toilets in this range come in different colours – White, Star White and Cream White – to match your bathroom interior. This collection as well as the classic-looking O.novo range, which has wall-mounted and floor-standing models, are available with both the special CeramicPlus ceramic and the AntiBac technology. They reduce the time it takes you to clean your bathroom so you can enjoy having more time to relax.
Villeroy & Boch has developed toilet bowls for special requirements, which are longer so that they can also be installed in accessible bathrooms. Raised and slightly longer toilets are recommended for older people and people with limited mobility. Standard toilets are lower than dining room chairs, so that in certain circumstances it can be difficult to get up from a toilet seat. The O.novo Vita shelf model was developed in accordance with DIN 18040, therefore it is also perfect for people with limited mobility.
When it comes down to getting the most out of a small bathroom, then compact toilets are a good choice. The depth, or length, of the toilet bowl is slightly less than average. This means that you can still furnish guest bathrooms or small bathrooms with a high-quality toilet from Villeroy & Boch. The O.novo and O.novo Vita ranges provide short shelf toilets, also made from CeramicPlus, the surface-coated material. So you do not have to put up with second best in your guest bathroom, as you can get high quality and a stylish design for even the smallest of spaces with Villeroy & Boch.
Thanks to state-of-the-art technologies, which Villeroy & Boch uses in its porcelain sanitary ware, both shelf toilets and washdown toilets save water without reducing flushing efficiency. A maximum of 6 litres of water is needed per flush. So not only are you cleaning your ceramic sanitary ware thoroughly with every flush, but you are also doing something good for the environment. The outlet of the Villeroy & Boch shelf toilets is horizontal, which is the norm nowadays. If there is still a vertical toilet water drain in your home, especially common in old buildings that haven’t been renovated recently, then you can nevertheless choose a new toilet with a horizontal outlet. You just have to retrofit accordingly. Using a 90°-bend, you can turn a horizontal outlet into a vertical drain. It can be added on and connected quickly. So there is no reason to limit yourself when choosing the best toilet for your bathroom.
Shelf toilets from Villeroy & Boch are high-quality products, which combine functionality with state-of-the-art technology for ceramic sanitary ware. As environmental protection is a high priority for us, Villeroy & Boch has developed toilets, which deliver maximum cleaning results with lower water consumption. Dirt and bacteria don’t stand a chance as AntiBac and CeramicPlus make cleaning your toilet bowl easier. Design, innovation, state-of-the-art technology, hygiene, eco-friendliness and maximum functionality come together in shelf toilets from Villeroy & Boch. Pure quality for ceramic sanitary ware that we use every day is a matter of course for Villeroy & Boch.