Cleaning and care tips

Standard ceramic finishes

Geberit bathroom collection ceramics are coated with a thin glaze, creating a smooth and easy-to-clean surface, making it very durable. However, harsh impact by various objects such as dropping deodorant cans, perfume bottles, electric razors or any other bathroom accessories can damage the glaze and can lead to irreparable cracking to the glazed surface.

For daily cleaning, we recommend using standard housenold sanitary cleaners.

Lime scale deposits and residues can be removed with standard lime scale removers or vinegar-based cleaning agents.

Abrasions on the bathroom ceramics caused by contact with metal utensils such as steel, titanium, brass or copper can be identified by grey and black dots or lines.

  • These traces look very similar to cracks and cannot be removed with conventional cleaning agents. To eliminate them, sandpaper or ceramic cooktop polishes are recommended.
  • However, the repeated use of these products can damage the ceramic surface – it is therefore recommended to use them solely on the affected area rather than the entire ceramic surface.

Important note: Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using cleaning products.

Ceramics with KeraTect ceramic glaze

Geberit has developed KeraTect, a protective glaze for ceramics that ensures a beautiful smooth surface, optimising hygiene and ease of cleaning. KeraTect is a durable, non-porous, fired ceramic glaze which is glossy, very smooth and durable, helping prevent staining and dirtying of the ceramics.

All products glazed with KeraTect® require no special cleaning instructions. Even abrasive cleaning agents cannot harm this easy-to-clean surface. The smooth surface facilitates safe regular cleaning significantly.

WC seats

Rising vapours from cleaning agents or disinfectants can attack plastic toilet seats and lids, therefore the toilet seat should always be lifted or, if necessary, removed when cleaning the ceramic pan. The surface of our toilet seats is non-porous, meaning they already offer optimum hygiene. Consequently, mild and preferably, natural cleaning agents are recommended for cleaning and care. Abrasive and aggressive cleaning agents containing chlorine and acid must not be used.

Varicor

Varicor® is a durable, solid, homogeneous mineral material that will continue to look elegant and beautiful for many years provided it is treated with the appropriate care. We recommend that you comply with the following care instructions in order to retain these properties.

After installation

  • During the first few months, use a mild scouring liquid once or twice a month in order to avoid the formation of an irregular surface pattern.
  • Apply the cleaning liquid with a moist cloth in circular movements over the entire surface.
  • Clean with water and dry the surface with a soft cloth.

Daily cleaning

First of all, always clean the surface with water, soap and a cloth before taking other measures.

Stubborn dirt and discolouration

  • For stubborn dirt, use a scouring liquid as described above.
  • Afterwards, clean the surface well with water.
  • Finally, rub dry with a cloth.Note: If residues still remain after these steps, clean with the rough side of a synthetic sponge (Scotch-Brite). After this step, restore the even lustre of the surface by applying the scouring liquid in circular movements over the entire surface using a cloth.

Traces of use and scratches

  • If traces of use become apparent over time due to the effects of sharp and pointed objects, these can be removed using scouring liquid and a cloth or a Scotch-Brite sponge. If the traces of use are deep, they can be eliminated using fine sandpaper (grade 320 or 400).
  • Following this step, you should always even up the entire surface by treating with scouring liquid.