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This section was created to share the knowledge about our materials, products, certifications and regulations with short text and in some cases with friendly videos we created to explain some concepts, sometimes boring, with a pleasant and synthetic language

CE marking for washbasins

The CE marking refers to the European Regulation 305/2011 for construction products. This regulation, in force for all European countries, specifies that construction products must be verified according to specific technical standards, must be CE marked.
The current legislation for washbasins is EN 14688 – DoP 14688. All nicos washbasins have the CE marking.

CE marking for shower trays

The CE marking refers to the European Regulation 305/2011 for construction products. This regulation, in force for all European countries, specifies that construction products must be verified according to specific technical standards, must be CE marked.
The current legislation for shower trays is EN 14527 – DoP 14527. All Nicos shower trays have the CE marking.

CE marking for shower trays

The CE marking refers to the European Regulation 305/2011 for construction products. This regulation, in force for all European countries, specifies that construction products must be verified according to specific technical standards, must be CE marked.
The current legislation for shower trays is EN 14527 – DoP 14527. All nicos shower trays have the CE marking.

CE marking for bathtubs

The CE marking refers to the European Regulation 305/2011 for construction products. This regulation, in force for all European countries, specifies that construction products must be verified according to specific technical standards, must be CE marked.
The current legislation for bathtubs is EN 14516 – DoP 14516. All Nicos bathtubs have the CE marking.

Cast Marble VS Solid Surface

With their famous “soft touch” effect and their beauty similar to polished natural stone, our solid surfaces consist for the most part of mineral fillers – aluminium trihydrates above all – bound by natural Biobased® resins derived from corn of controlled origin. The exclusive formulations, created in our laboratories, make them hygienic, silky, resistant, printable and easily workable, if necessary, for cuts and punctures.

Our cast marble materials are available in multiple finishes, both matt and glossy. They are much more performing materials than ceramic – which they are replacing on the market – because they have superior technical characteristics: they guarantee greater resistance even with lower thicknesses, in addition to having the possibility of obtaining dimensions unthinkable for other materials such as ceramic, glass and acrylic.

Cast Marble VS Solid Surface

With their famous “soft touch” effect and their beauty similar to polished natural stone, our solid surfaces consist for the most part of mineral fillers – aluminium trihydrates above all – bound by natural Biobased® resins derived from corn of controlled origin. The exclusive formulations, created in our laboratories, make them hygienic, silky, resistant, printable and easily workable, if necessary, for cuts and punctures.

Our cast marble materials are available in multiple finishes, both matt and glossy. They are much more performing materials than ceramic – which they are replacing on the market – because they have superior technical characteristics: they guarantee greater resistance even with lower thicknesses, in addition to having the possibility of obtaining dimensions unthinkable for other materials such as ceramic, glass and acrylic.

Non-slip shower trays

The success of mineralmarmo shower trays is given by many factors, however the most interesting is thanks to their anti-slip feature.

With the aging of the population, the regulations have become increasingly attentive to safety during use, for this reason we have made a video and created the necessary documentation so that everyone can clearly the reference legislation and the incredible characteristics of our products

Installing a Mineralmarmo shower tray

The mineralmarmo shower trays are among the best on the market for their aesthetic and qualitative characteristics, however incorrect storage, poorly executed installing or modification of the product on site out of specification, can damage the product and therefore invalidate the guarantee.

For this reason you will find here the installation manual that describes how to manage a mineralmarmo shower tray.

C-UPC certification

To export in North American area sanitary ware products, the certification C-UPC is mandatory. Designated as an American National Standard, the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) is a model code developed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) to govern the installation and inspection of plumbing systems as a means of promoting the public’s health, safety, and welfare.

The UPC is designed to provide consumers with safe and sanitary plumbing systems while, at the same time, allowing latitude for innovation and new technologies. All nicos products are C-UPC certified.

C-UPC certification

To export in North American area sanitary ware products, the certification C-UPC is mandatory. Designated as an American National Standard, the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) is a model code developed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) to govern the installation and inspection of plumbing systems as a means of promoting the public’s health, safety, and welfare.

The UPC is designed to provide consumers with safe and sanitary plumbing systems while, at the same time, allowing latitude for innovation and new technologies. All nicos products are C-UPC certified.

Bactericidal feature

bactericidal substances and materials are distinguished from bacteriostatic ones since bacteriostatic do not cause death of bacteria, but rather prevent or severely limit bacterial growth – multiplication. The term bactericidal therefore indicates an antimicrobial substance or material capable of killing bacteria. Matt materials of nicos international are bactericidal as verified in the 2 test reports performed according to ISO 22196: 2011

UL GREENGUARD certification

The majority of everyday chemical exposure in people occurs through the air we breathe in our homes, offices, schools and other indoor environments. These airborne chemicals are commonly referred to as volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

The products that we use to build and furnish our indoor environments can have a significant impact on indoor air pollution levels. Products that have achieved GREENGUARD Certification are scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous, third-party chemical emissions standards, helping to reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of chemical exposure, while aiding in the creation of healthier indoor environments.

UL GREENGUARD certification

The majority of everyday chemical exposure in people occurs through the air we breathe in our homes, offices, schools and other indoor environments. These airborne chemicals are commonly referred to as volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

The products that we use to build and furnish our indoor environments can have a significant impact on indoor air pollution levels. Products that have achieved GREENGUARD Certification are scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous, third-party chemical emissions standards, helping to reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of chemical exposure, while aiding in the creation of healthier indoor environments.

Comparative stain test shower tray

In the last 10 years, many manufacturers of shower trays in synthetic materials have been born, however only few are able to produce products that last over time.

The main problems that occur in shower trays made by manufacturers who do not have the necessary skills are 2: breakage over time to thermal shocks and resistance to stains.

Nicos products, in addition to not breaking or bending for thermal shocks, have the greatest resistance to stains available on the market, here is a quick video that tells the differences.

Quality specifications

Our technical materials, although they are better in terms of multiple characteristics than materials commonly used in the bathroom such as ceramic, have their own particularities; the technical specifications are used to clearly confirm the maximum degree of quality that we can guarantee on the basis of the raw materials used (resins and minerals), the production machinery (mixers, sieves, gravity systems) and above all the control methods (light , distance, size and density).

Care and maintenance of our materials

Technical materials were introduced on the market about 20 years ago, and this section helps the customer to understand how these “new materials” are maintained and cleaned, which, however, resist all the detergents used in the bathroom

Mineralmarmo ordinary cleaning

Taking care of this product is quick and easy. To remove most stains, limescale and dirt that normally settle on the surface, simply clean with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge and common non-abrasive detergents. After cleaning, rinse the surface well.

Mineralmarmo ordinary cleaning

Taking care of this product is quick and easy. To remove most stains, limescale and dirt that normally settle on the surface, simply clean with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge and common non-abrasive detergents. After cleaning, rinse the surface well.

Cristalplant ordinary cleaning

Taking care of CRISTALPLANT is quick and easy. Just clean with soapy water or common detergents to remove most of the stains and dirt that can settle on the surface. In particular, gel or abrasive detergents used with an abrasive sponge such as “Scotch Brite®” are recommended, making sure to rinse the surface well; in this way, the original matt finish, a distinctive feature of CRISTALPLANT, will be maintained.

Restoration of burns and stubborn stains of Cristalplant basins and bath tubs

For minor damage it is possible to restore the surface using a Scotch Brite® abrasive sponge and a common abrasive cleaner. If the defect is still visible, go over by sanding with very fine sandpaper. Follow the indications in the video.

Restoration of burns and stubborn stains of Cristalplant basins and bath tubs

For minor damage it is possible to restore the surface using a Scotch Brite® abrasive sponge and a common abrasive cleaner. If the defect is still visible, go over by sanding with very fine sandpaper. Follow the indications in the video.

Restoration of burns and stubborn stains for tables made of Cristalplant

For minor damage it is possible to restore the surface using a Scotch Brite® abrasive sponge and a common abrasive cleaner. If the defect is still visible, go over by sanding with very fine sandpaper. Follow the indications in the video.

Scratch repair of a shower tray in Mineralmarmo

In the event of a scratch of a mineralmarmo shower tray, due to a scratch of a blunt and heavy object, there is a repair “pen kit” for use exclusively by professionals (plumbers for example) with which it is possible to repair the product

Scratch repair of a shower tray in Mineralmarmo

In the event of a scratch of a mineralmarmo shower tray, due to a scratch of a blunt and heavy object, there is a repair “pen kit” for use exclusively by professionals (plumbers for example) with which it is possible to repair the product

Chipping repair of a shower tray in Mineralmarmo

In the event of a chipping of a Mineralmarmo shower tray, due to the fall of a blunt and heavy object, there is a repair kit for use exclusively by professionals (plumbers for example) with which it is possible to repair the product

Ceramilux ordinary cleaning

Taking care of this product is quick and easy. To remove most stains, limescale and dirt that normally settle on the surface, simply clean with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge and common non-abrasive detergents. After cleaning, rinse the surface well.

Ceramilux ordinary cleaning

Taking care of this product is quick and easy. To remove most stains, limescale and dirt that normally settle on the surface, simply clean with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge and common non-abrasive detergents. After cleaning, rinse the surface well.