Things to note when buying bathroom taps

Interplay of design, function, sustainability, quality, and price

• Timelessly modern design for the entire
bathroom
• Sustainable product features that help save
water and energy
• Duravit Best Match: Washbasin and tap in
perfect functional and aesthetic harmony
• Price points from entry level up to the luxury
segment
• Duravit’s proven premium quality

Various decisions need to be taken before buying bathroom taps as the variety of ranges is wide. They
differ mainly in terms of design, function, and price, however, aspects such as durability and the
economical usage of water and energy are becoming increasingly important.

Timelessly modern versatility of design Decisions on the installation of a new bathroom are
primarily based on aesthetics, but it is worth noting that a bathroom tends to remain for around 15
years. Modern design is deeply rooted in Duravit’s DNA – product management, the internal development
team, an international supplier network as well as external designers such as Philippe Starck, Kurt
Merki Jr., Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez, and Bertrand Lejoly collaborate to develop taps and
shower sprays. Duravit offers a wide range of design variants for differing styles and holistic bathroom
design. There is something for every budget, at a consistently high design quality, and with the
durable, easy-to-clean surface options Chrome and Black Matt.

Tap applications for the whole bathroom Duravit offers single-lever mixers in a range of
sizes (S–XL) with an optimum height for all washbasins, from handrinse basins through washbowls.
As a complete bathroom supplier, Duravit aspires to offer something for every part of the bathroom: from
the washbasin through the shower and bathtub, as surface-mounted and flush-mounted versions.
The Duravit BlueBox®, a universal installation system for a range of tap designs (lever mixers or
thermostats), is used for concealed installation. This allows the design decision to be taken even
after the basic set has been installed.

Matching range of shower sprays Shower sprays are the perfect addition in every area
– whether in the shower or on the bathtub. Duravit’s optimized range of shower sprays offers something
for everyone. Hand showers and showerheads are available from a range of price points and feature
different spray modes and surfaces. Functions such as EasyClean for ease of cleaning or the Click!
technology for changing spray mode at the push of a button enhance convenience and comfort. A range of
designs, from the classic, wide-diameter hand shower through the minimalistic hand shower wand with a
cylindrical or square design also guarantee that the optics will be just perfect.
As practical all-in-one-solutions, the shower systems work as a single-lever or thermostat variant
and are ideal for renovation work as they do not require complex in-wall work.

Comfortable operation
Ergonomically designed handles that feel pleasant in the hand are a key feature in designing faucets that
are comfortable and easy to use. This enables water quantity and temperature to be set exactly.
Thermostat faucets for the shower and bathtub are available as an alternative to single-lever mixers:
the advantage of these is that they can be set to the desired temperature, which ensures constant
water temperature and irons out fluctuations in pressure.

Sustainable economy functions
The Duravit taps and shower sprays use intelligent technologies to offer concrete economic benefits.
In the centre position, energy-saving washbasin faucets with a FreshStart function only produce cold
water to start with. Hot water is only added when the handle is deliberately moved to the left. This
reduces energy requirements and lowers energy costs and CO2 emissions as hot water is only used in
situations where it is needed. Cold water is perfectly adequate for washing hands, cleaning teeth, and watering plants.

With a flow rate of 5.5 l/minute, all Duravit washbasin taps are sparing in their consumption of
hot water and energy. The MinusFlow taps are more sparing still, with a flow rate limited to 3.5
l/minute. The AirPlus technology additionally adds air to the water jet, creating a gentle, voluminous
stream.

There are also enormous potential savings for water and energy especially when it comes to showering:
Compared to standard showers, Duravit MinusFlow hand showers have a reduced flow rate of up to 40%,
rising to as much as 60% on the showerheads (MinusFlow showerheads = 9 L/minute, standard hand
showers 15 l/minute, standard showerheads 25 l/minute).

Quality and guarantee
Duravit uses high-quality materials for all taps and reliable ceramic cartridges for a long service life.
Before launch, the taps are subjected to stringent tests such as washing comfort and splashing
behaviour. This guarantees the Duravit Best Match: A configurator developed in-house by Duravit that
helps users find the best combination of taps and ceramics for any washing area:
www.duravit.com/bestmatch Duravit offers a voluntary five-year guarantee on
all taps and shower sprays. Spare parts are kept available for a whole 15 years after each product
line is discontinued.

Captions
01_White Tulip
The White Tulip taps testify to extravagant attention to detail. The consistent design element
is the handle that slants slightly outwards and is extremely easy and pleasant to operate thanks to
its smoothly polished surface.

02_D-Neo
Understated yet expressive – the D-Neo taps stand out thanks to their straight-lined, geometric
shape. The characteristically narrow, vertically positioned handle is standard throughout the entire
range.

03_D-Neo_Fresh Start
On washbasin mixers with FreshStart, only coldwater flows in the central position to start with.
Hot water is only added when the user deliberately moves the handle to the left.

06_C.1
C.1 harmonizes perfectly with all contemporary, linear bathroom ranges. Designed by Kurt Merki Jr.,
the iconic tap fittings with their perfectly proportioned look and feel form a natural synthesis
with the washbasin and bathtub, suffusing the room with an unpretentious simplicity.

09_Handbrausen
A range of hand shower designs, from the classic, wide-diameter hand shower through the minimalistic
hand shower wand with a cylindrical or square design, available in Chrome or Black Matt, also
guarantee a perfect visual match to the various tap ranges.

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