Transforming the way that ceramic can be used in the bathroom, Laufen‘s patented ceramic material – SaphirKeramik – allows much finer and sharper edges to be created and blurs the aesthetic lines between ceramic and solid surfaces.
Bringing innovations in terms of the physical properties that can be created with ceramic, SaphirKeramik allows for fixtures to be super thin and enables the production of easy-to-clean ceramic basins in much larger sizes than is possible with conventional ceramic, allowing greater flexibility in bathroom design.
Thanks to the way it is manufactured, SaphirKeramik has an exceptional hardness and bending strength – weighing half of what it would normally. In particular, SaphirKeramik allows the achievement of extremely narrow radius on the curvature of corners – up to 1-2mm – whereas up until now, the maximum was 7-8mm – resulting in washbasins that are thin as blades.
Withstanding scratches and the impact of chemical agents such as detergents and limescale, SaphirKeramik basins from Laufen have all the practical benefits that have made ceramic so suitable for bathroom environments, while enabling new shapes and new sizes to be created.