Flatile by AGROB BUCHTAL: 5mm thin tiles for low-dust and low-dirt renovation

01/13

At the tile thickness, a distinction has to be made between normal (8 to 11 mm), extra thick (12 mm and more for industrial and commercial areas) and thin tiles (8 mm and less). The latter has been a frequently discussed subject at special interest magazines and trade fairs again and again in the last years. 

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Interview Stefan Seitz: “Wall and floor collections should definitely have a place at the ISH”

11/12

At the ISH 2013, some strong products and a wide variety of concepts for walls and floors will be represented for the first time. As part of the 'wall + floor' special show, various suppliers will, over an area of approx. 500 square metres, be showcasing products that include tiles (wall and floor tiles), innovations (plastic coverings and man-made materials), nature (e.g. cork, natural stone or marble) and colour (shades and colourways). Wall + floor will be located centrally in Hall 3.0 and will thus become the main hub for creative furnishing and decoration ideas in the bathroom. In an interview Stefan Seitz, Director Brand Management ISH, talks about the premiere if the new special show.  

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A first at ISH 2013: special 'wall + floor' show displays creative ideas for holistic bathroom planning

11/12

When the topic of the bathroom is raised as part of ISH, the world's leading trade fair for innovative bathroom design, sustainable sanitation solutions and environmentally friendly building services technology, there will, for the first time, also be representation for some strong products and a wide variety of concepts for walls and floors.  

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Pop up my Bathroom:
The trend forum for creative bathroom design

06/12

“Pop up my Bathroom” is an information campaign by the German sanitary industry. Under this unusual motto, we aim to inform professional bathroom designers, architects and the media about trends in the bathroom – both in terms of consumers’ needs and developments within the sector. 

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Interview Andreas Dornbracht - Part 3:
“A product with an aesthetic lifetime of 20 years is an ecological product.”

05/12

In the first two parts of the interview Andreas Dornbracht has talked about demographic and architectonical solutions in the bathroom. The third and last part deals with ecology. 

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Interview Jans Wischmann:
“Hey! I need this room!”

05/12

On the occasion of the ISH in Frankfurt, the world’s leading fair for the entire sanitation, heating and air-conditioning sector, Jens J. Wischmann, managing director of the VDS, explains the revolutionary ideas behind the pictures and headings of the new “Pop up my Bathroom” campaign. 

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Interview Andreas Dornbracht - Part 2:
"As for construction architects, we need to trigger a shift in attitude."

05/12

In the first Part of the interview, Andreas Dornbracht, president of the German Sanitary Industry Association (Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft e.V., VDS), has talked about demographic issues of the bathroom. The second part is devoted to architectural solutions and room concepts. 

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Special Feature: Bathroom Design
Planning for Happiness

05/12

The disappearance of spatial boundaries and walls, the new sense of snugness and the desire for more nature in the bathroom are resulting in a host of new possibilities for bathroom design. Today, anybody who wants a contemporary and future-viable bathroom needs more than a floor plan – he needs a concept. A professional bathroom designer can help ask the right questions and pave the way to personal bathroom bliss. 

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Interview Andreas Dornbracht - Part 1:
"Barrier-free is a term, that doesn’t whet people’s appetite"

05/12

Andreas Dornbracht is regarded as one of the most progressive thinkers in his industry. For a fittings and accessories manufacturer, the family company of the same name that he co-runs has provided an unusual amount of impetus for an integral approach to bathroom design. He also seems to want to help the industry progress towards a more holistic approach in his capacity as president of the German Sanitary Industry Association (Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft e.V., VDS), the umbrella organisation of the bathroom and sanitary sectors with member associations from industry, specialist wholesale and specialist trades. In the first part of this interview Dornbracht talks about demographic issues. 

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