Black matt taps in the endurance test
Shoulder view in the Geberit material laboratory
All kinds of liquids
Chemical tests are used to check how the lacquer reacts to different liquids found in the bathroom. These include cleaning agents and disinfectants, limescale removers, curd soaps or hand creams. Here, the drop test dominates, in which drops of liquid act on the lacquer surface for seven days. The compulsory programme also includes the simulation of the hot and humid bathroom climate: in the condensation water test, the taps are exposed to a temperature of 40°C and 100 percent humidity for almost a month - a supreme discipline among endurance tests.
Stricter than the standard
Depending on the test procedure, Geberit sets itself stricter specifications than those prescribed by the standard. This is not only in the interest of its own quality standards, but also of the complaint statistics - because in the bathroom, too, the enjoyment of the selected furnishings should remain undiminished for as long as possible.