Barrier-free bathroom solutions for the housing industry

KALDEWEI, Ahlen, December 2019. – The housing industry faces a huge challenge. Many bathrooms will need to be given a barrier-free modernisation because of years of refurbishment backlogs and an increasingly aging population. When it comes to such refurbishments, tenants expect a high level of functionality from an up-to-date bathroom fit-out, specifically in the bathroom which should be attractively designed and offer freedom of movement for people of all ages. It should be a place to feel comfortable and to relax, without the worry of a high step into the bath or tripping hazards in the shower. As an expert partner for barrier-free bathrooms, Kaldewei demonstrates solutions which are available for age-friendly fit-outs without losing sight of the economic aspects.

These days, bathroom refurbishments benefit most property owners for two reasons: refurbished bathrooms increase a property’s value and the costs incurred can be recouped in part through rent. Investments in durable bathroom furnishings that are adapted to the needs of older people have proved to be particularly profitable because the government offers grants for the creation of age-friendly living space.

Enamelled shower surfaces: step-free and permanently sealed
One of the most popular bathroom solutions for refurbishers is a floor-level shower. Being level with the floor, it means the shower can be accessed without fear of tripping. As a manufacturer of durable steel enamel bathroom products, Kaldewei’s portfolio of floor-level showers alone contains more than 100,000 solutions. Upgrades benefit particularly from large enamelled shower surfaces as they can be easily and inexpensively installed in place of a bath that has outlived its usefulness. Enamelled shower surfaces have a seamless surface that is easy to clean, robust and permanently sealed. Slip-resistant enamelling such as Kaldewei Secure Plus provides additional underfoot safety and comes with many Kaldewei shower surfaces at no extra charge.

Smart washbasin design for greater freedom of movement
Kaldewei’s steel enamel washbasins are the perfect match for a floor-level enamelled shower surface. They are available in a variety of sizes, designs and installation options, including several wheelchair-accessible wall-hung models. A countertop or wall-hung washbasin combined with freely-suspended bathroom furniture is ideal if a landlord wants to ensure that tenants have plenty of utility space.
 

Source: Franz Kaldewei GmbH & Co. KG. Copy requested.

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A floor-level shower with step-free access, no edges to trip over and plenty of room to move about – this is what a barrier-free refurbishment with Kaldewei steel enamel bathroom solutions can look like. The enamelled shower surface and a countertop washbasin with Kaldewei’s easy-clean finish are durable and easy to maintain. Products shown (‘after’ bathroom): Kaldewei Cayonoplan in Lava Black matt with Kaldewei Secure Plus finish and Puro countertop washbasins in alpine white.

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Kaldewei enamelled shower surfaces provide a seamless transition from floor to tray, while additional slip-resistant enamelling ensures optimum safety underfoot. Product shown: Kaldewei Cayonoplan in Lava Black matt with Kaldewei Secure Plus finish.

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Kaldewei’s steel enamel washbasins are the perfect match for a floor-level enamelled shower surface. They are available in a variety of sizes, designs and installation options. A countertop or wall-hung washbasin combined with freely-suspended bathroom furniture is ideal if a landlord wants to ensure that tenants have plenty of utility space. Products shown: Kaldewei Puro countertop washbasins in alpine white.

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As an expert partner for the housing industry, Kaldewei demonstrates solutions which are available for barrier-free bathroom refurbishments. Products shown: Kaldewei Cayonoplan in Lava Black matt with Kaldewei Secure Plus finish and Puro countertop washbasins in alpine white.

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