Ceramic is the material which has been traditionally used in the bathroom over the centuries – and with good reason. The superiority of the material is evident, particularly in terms of hygiene, useful lifetime, environmental compatibility and durability. However, washbasins made of plastics and mineral-based cast materials are also available on the market, which present a design challenge to producers of sanitary ware. LAUFEN has always had a reputation as an innovator in the sanitary sector and is always striving to improve the materials and production techniques it uses. As a result of these efforts, new ceramic composition SaphirKeramik has been developed that allows smaller tolerances and even more precise corner radii or large flat ceramic items. Made to measure washbasin solutions ensure that ceramic sanitary ware can be fitted with millimetre precision into bathroom floor plans. Ceramics therefore deliver outstanding performance in all respects.