Materials for hygiene, your healthy-home essentials

Helping to maintain healthy lifestyles and hygienic homes, explore Roca’s range of materials and products.

Over generations, the concept of safety has changed, and increasing importance is now placed on health within the home. Equipping our homes with appliances and technologies that protect us from germs and bacteria has become commonplace, especially in the bathroom. With over 100 years of bathroom experience, Roca’s products guarantee hygiene, not only because their physical design and form makes cleaning easier – like rimless toilets – but because of the materials they’re made of.

Vitreous china, quintessential hygiene

Vitreous china is the quintessential hygienic material of the bathroom. It doesn’t absorb water because of its zero porosity which means that humidity cannot accumulate, thus preventing the build-up of bacteria. In addition, its exclusive enamel means that Roca vitreous china maintains its shine, and its hygienic properties are kept intact, despite the use of disinfectants and abrasive products. Roca’s continuous research has led to the development of innovative materials that enhance the performance of traditional vitreous china. These include Fineceramic® and Senceramic®, both of which ensure a pore-free surface to prevent humidity build-up. Fineceramic® is 40% lighter and 30% more resistant than traditional vitreous china, and is used for basins to prevent the accumulation of dirt. The composition of Senceramic® means that it can be used to make highly antislip shower trays by combining design and new textures, whilst maintaining the outstanding hygienic properties of vitreous china.

Supralit®, antibacterial seats and covers

Hygiene is the number one requirement for health at home. With this in mind, nothing is more useful than having a surface that has in-built antibacterial properties, and this is exactly what Supralit® has to offer! Supralit® is the material used in the manufacturing of most Roca toilet seats and covers. It’s exclusive treatment prevents the growth of bacteria, and thanks to its malleability, Supralit® offers soft and rounded shapes that eliminates nooks and crannies for germs to fester, making cleaning the toilet an easier task.

Rimless, toilets that are easier to clean

The concept of hygiene in the bathroom tends to start with the toilet. Disinfecting a toilet seat to keep your WC germ-free is easy, but the pan’s inner walls may sometimes prove to be rather difficult. Roca has a solution: Rimless toilets. Rimless technology removes the traditional rim through which flushed water flows, and as a result, offers a completely smooth inner surface, without angles where dirt would otherwise build-up. With a Roca rimless toilet, a sponge with a gentle toilet cleaner, is enough to achieve first class hygiene and sanitation.

Touchless, minimise bacterial spread with infrared sensors

Another way to achieve a more hygienic bathroom is to minimise hand contact with the WC. This can be done easily with Roca’s touchless flush, EM1. Battery operated and compatible with most toilet cisterns, EM1 has an automatic flush valve and infrared sensor-triggered flush that detects the movement of your hand. With no touch necessary, EM1 helps minimise the spread of germs and bacteria growth. The easy-to-install kit can be adjusted to flush 6/4, 4.5/3 or 4/2 litres, helping you to reduce household water consumption.