With BetteAir, the world’s first shower tile made of glazed titanium steel, Bette completes the evolution of the shower tray into a part of the bathroom floor.
BetteAir integrates so perfectly into the floor that it is hardly noticeable, a milestone in bathroom architecture. What’s more, the floor-level installation of the shower tile is a real revolution, as it can also be glued directly to the screed like a conventional tile.
No shower surface made of glazed titanium steel has become such an integral part of the bathroom floor, as flat and perfect as BetteAir. This pure design, together with its revolutionary installation technology, has led German bathroom manufacturer, Bette, to call the BetteAir a shower tile.
Made of durable and easy to clean, glazed titanium-steel, Bette has reduced the height of the BetteAir shower tile to an unbelievable ten millimetres, which roughly corresponds to the thickness of a large-format tile. The precise corners also fit perfectly into the tile grid, with their radius of only five millimetres.
In the 1970s, shower trays were still up to 30 centimetres high. Over the decades, they gradually became flatter, but it wasn’t until 2006 that Bette succeeded in creating the first shower area made of glazed titanium steel, BetteFloor. The BetteFloor ushered in a new era of jointless, floor-level showering.
Now, BetteAir goes a step further and completes the evolution of shower trays to shower floors. It is hardly possible to create a shower area that is flatter, at least if the water is still to run off cleanly. The minimum installation height of BetteAir is just 97 millimetres.
To achieve this, Bette has also rethought the waste, and enlarged it to 200 millimetres. All that is visible is a circular, three-millimetre gap in the middle of the brilliant surface, through which the water drains.
The drainage capacity of 0.6 l/s is more than sufficient, even for opulent rain showers. The glazed waste cover is absolutely 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 there is not much to clean, as the waste is designed to be self-cleaning and to prevent hair from getting caught in it or in the pipework.
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