When you see beautiful bathroom photographs in glossy magazines and bathroom brochures they are often showcasing porcelain tiles, and for good reason. Porcelain tiles are a luxury product. They have a depth of colour and shine that is really sought after for luxury bathroom finishes, and are the first choice bathroom tile for many discerning customers. Porcelain is alleged to be harder than granite! As a material it is strong, tough, waterproof, easy to keep clean and doesn’t need treatments or coatings to make it bathroom proof, so in many ways it is quite unlike the natural stone products it imitates, such as slate, limestone and granite.
So why are installers reluctant to work with Porcelain? First of all, Porcelain isn’t so difficult to cut – in a straight line that is. But when it comes to hole cutting, for running pipes, or for fitting accessories such as mirrors, soap trays etc cutting into Porcelain can be very time consuming, and sometimes costly too. For this reason adding Porcelain to your bathroom specification can add to the cost, not only of installation, but also in breakage allowance. Your installer isn’t going to want to bear the cost of any tiles he breaks trying to drill into them, and he certainly won’t want to pay for your tiler to return to replace any he damages. Fitters who are prepared to do the work may need to purchase extra equipment, hole cutters etc, in order to work with porcelain. Installers may well bump up the price significantly, in order to buy special kits or drill bits, or even as a safety net for damage.
So what happens if you’ve had a gorgeous bathroom installed and luxury porcelain tiles fitted, and you ask your installer if he wouldn’t mind fitting a few lovely accessories you’ve bought before he packs up his tools. This might well be a problem. He’s happy with the work he’s done. The room looks fabulous. It’s doubtful he’s going to want to risk your goodwill, and his fee, by drilling into your perfect porcelain wall tiles. Most likely he’ll do that worrisome sharp intake of breath through the teeth that fitters do just before mentioning a big sum of money, and you’ll be left wondering whether to stump up the cost of a decent home computer to have your accessories fitted, or go without your loo roll holder and soap dishes!
There may well be an answer, and not surprisingly it’s come via our German cousins. No drill bathroom accessories are exactly that. They fix to your wall without drilling. Now before you click away, picturing nasty plastic suction pads or cheap accessories, these accessories are top quality brass bodied products, with proper chrome plated finishes. The fixing system uses proper fixing points with concealed fixings. There’s nothing cheap and nasty about no drill accessories – no tacky or flimsy steel accessories with flaky ‘chrome effect’ painted finishes such as you might find in a DIY shed, or discount store. Instead this is revolutionary German adhesive technology at its best.
No drill accessories use a scientifically advanced adhesive formula that bonds to almost any hard, firm surface. Special fixing adapters are bonded to the surface and then left to cure, after which the accessory itself is firmly clicked and locked on. The accessories have been tested to hold loads of up to 300kg. That’s like the equivalent of a couple of plumbers, a plasterer and a tiler all hanging off your towel rail at the same time without pulling it from the wall! The accessories themselves are fine quality and exquisitely designed for luxury bathrooms. Every bit as good as other premium ranges – and available in a choice of styles to suit all tastes.