Advantix Vario Shower Channel
Viega, founded in Attendorn, Germany, in 1899, has launched its Advantix Vario Shower Channel that is the first tailor-made shower channel, made to measure. Available in L-shape or in a U-shape, three connecting elements lend it a high level of flexibility. It is the first channel that can be shortened exactly to the required length. On the other hand, even at a low installation height, it has an impressive drainage capacity of 24 litres per minute.
For its flexibility, minimalism, and top performance, the innovative shower channel designed by Artefakt Industriekultur, the Darmstadt design agency, has been recognised by many prestigious entities. It won the Red Dot Award for high design quality, and the German Design Award 2013. The water inlet of the shower channel grate, which is only 20 millimetres wide, is centrally adjusted, and made of stainless steel. Stainless steel surfaces are available in highly polished and brushed matt finish. The drain is deliberately concealed owing to the subtle design of the shower channel. After the laying of the tiles, only a narrow drainage gap is visible, optionally surrounded with polished tile edges or a tiled border rail. The basic unit made from special chemicalresistant plastic is open on both sides where the grate can be shortened to the desired size and using the supplied saw guide, it is quick and safe to shorten on the building site. Elegant caps stylishly conceal the interfaces of the grid. Fine-tuning the adjustments of the grate are also possible using the in-built height-adjustable supports. Depending upon the installation, the drainage capacity is 0.4 to 0.8 litres per second and can be doubled by combining two shower channels. The new shower channel is also fitted with a self-cleaning drain. Its special construction and the flow speed of the drainage water means that there is no opportunity for dirt to collect in the body of the drain. This then allows practical, fuss-free bathroom design.