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26 August 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970

With the slogan 'Our hygiene champ. The innovative toilet for triple cleanliness', Villeroy & Boch is has combined its DirectFlush rimless WC with its dirt-repellent CeramicPlus surface finish and an AntiBac anti-bacterial glaze. the addition of ViFresh adds a fresh effect with every flush, it is claimed.

The firm also says the toilets can be cleaned easily, quickly and thoroughly and function with low water consumption as well.



The new, rimless toilets make it difficult to attach standard toilet rim blocks and gels which although they fight unpleasant smells (possibly with an unpleasant smell), they can be unsightly and even develop into bacterial breeding grounds. Villeroy & Boch has developed ViFresh which integrates toilet rim blocks and gels directly into the toilet. A compartment is included in the ceramics and is securely shut with a white and chrome cap.




Instead of a conventional flushing rim, rimless DirectFlush WCs have a water flow with higher positioned water jets and a special splash guard at the top of the bowl. This ensures that the interior bowl is flushed during every flushing process without water splashing over the rim. Villeroy & Boch say this makes the toilets virtually self-cleaning. DirectFlush also uses just 3/4.5 litres of water per flush.



The AntiBac antibacterial glaze, which is used both for the ceramic and the WC seat is claimed to reduce the growth of bacteria as certified by the Federal Institute for Materials Testing in Berlin. The antibacterial effect is retained permanently.


Easy care

CeramicPlus is said to repel dirt particles and water so that very little sticks and the water beads off quickly after each flush. The WC is easier to clean if necessary without using aggressive cleaners even when the water is hard.

Picture: A toilet with self-cleaning properties?


Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 26 August 2016


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