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The Green Bathroom Trend

The bathroom is a space that consumes a great deal of energy through heating and pumping water, not to mention water wastage. As a result, it also offers designers a lot of scope for innovation. From water saving toilets and urinals to self cleaning tiles, we round up the most stylish and sustainable bathroom products and surfaces.

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Bios Self Cleaning Ceramics by Casalgrande Padana

A new range of tiles by Casalgrande Padana, that combine self-cleaning, antibacterial and pollution-reducing properties. When sunlight or artificial light hits the self-cleaning surface, it activates a combination of titanium dioxide and a formula of metals offering antibacterial properties which kill 99.9% of four main bacteria strain, thus reducing the need for cleaning detergents and water.

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Antero by Toan Nguyen for Laufen

Developed by Nguyen together with Swiss bathroom manufacturer Laufen, Antero is an eco-conscious and stylish choice. The basin is cleaned with just 1 litre of water, allowing Antero to preserve a greater amount of water than the traditional lavatory.

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Senso Radiators by Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez for I-Radium

I-Radium’s innovative Senso collection makes use of infrared technology to bounce heat-spreading rays around the room. Available in materials such as leather and wood veneer, the range includes heated towel rails and radiant bands to apply to the shower box.

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Cadence One toilet by ICERA

The Cadence is designed with a gravity-only flush system, which eliminates some of the noise and backsplash associated with older models that use pressurized air to flush. ICERA says that this system results in a toilet that is 35 to 50 percent more efficient than standard toilets.

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Oltremateria tiles by Ecomat

Oltremateria is an ecological recycled material used to make floor tiles. Its tactile texture is made from a combination of natural and recycled products such as quartz, glass and latex.

Posted November 15th, 2012 by Ali Morris


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