Bette has launched what it describes as a 'world first' – a shower tile made from glazed titanium steel. The BetteAir has been designed so that it integrates into the floor surface to appear perfectly flat.
Made of durable and easy-to-clean, glazed titanium-steel, Bette has reduced the height of the BetteAir shower tile to 10mm, which roughly corresponds to the thickness of a large-format tile. It can be glued directly to the screed like a conventional tile and the precise corners also fit into the tile grid, with their radius of only 8mm.
To ensure that water is able to run off cleanly, the waste has been enlarge to 200mm, although all that is visible is a circular 3mm gap in the middle of the surface, through which water drains. The drainage capacity of 0.6litres is said to be sufficient even for rain showers, and the glazed waste cover is completely flat, so that no difference between it and the surrounding surface can be felt or seen. The waste cover can also be easily removed for cleaning, although it is designed to be self-cleaning and to prevent hair from getting caught within it, or in the pipe-work.
The shower tile is available in eight sizes from 900 x 900 to 1400 x 1000mm, and comes in a choice of 31 colours, including popular sanitaryware colours, exclusive matt colours and a 'special effect' colour. On request, BetteAir can also be equipped with an anti-slip surface, either with BetteAnti-Slip Pro, or the new BetteAnti-Slip Sense for gloss colours, which offers even greater slip resistance.
Designer Dominik Tesseraux, of Tesseraux & Partner, said: "BetteAir has all the advantages of a tile without its disadvantages. With the shower tile, the floor of the shower is immaculately beautiful, free of joints and absolutely hygienic and easy to clean."