The modern bath was born well into the 19th century, from the association of two concepts that today seem to us inseparable as the foundations of well-being and health: WATER and HYGIENE. Before that time, Humanity went through numerous and very different stages, starting in prehistoric times, in which bathing and personal hygiene had their ups and downs, depending on the customs, structure and needs of the society of each era. In the 20th and 21st centuries, industrial and technological development has made it possible forbathroom products to becometrue design elements, and the bathroom has become one of the most important rooms in any home.
The modern bathroom (19th / 20th century)
The expansion of sanitary porcelain, mainly introduced by Roca in Spain, together with the
advantages provided by the water heater, left behind the heavy pieces of cast iron
and the overloaded bathroom furniture, to find a place in the home associated with a
functional and later emotional character: the modern bathroom was born, in constant development since
thanks to technology and the effort to integrate sustainability, wellbeing and design.
One bathroom per home - 19th century:
- -In 1884, Rudolf Ditmar Urbach in Austria (forerunner of the company Laufen, now owned by Roca) and Thomas Twymar Urbach in Austria (forerunner of the company and Thomas Twyford in England, respectively, were the first to convert the toilet into the the toilet into the single piece of porcelain we know today. From then on, luxury sanitary products luxury sanitary products, with ostentatious decorations.
- The commercialization of sanitary products is launched. Thomas Crapper (1861-1904) nine patents related to the new artifact, but although there are various opinions that claim so, it is not opinions, it was not he who invented the toilet.
- The new hygiene habits spread internationally, and bathrooms began to become a widespread part of the home become widespread as part of the dwelling. From a single, common washbasin on the first floor to a bathroom per dwelling, and this to one bathroom per dwelling, and the latter gradually gained more space.
- Progressively, the modern sewage system was developed, which led to the modernization of the of the bathroom and all its elements (pipes, taps, drains...).
- The water heater replaces the hot water containers and coexists with the appearance of accessories that are integrated into the bathroom integrated in the bathroom (towel racks, hangers, soap dishes, cabinets...).
- Different patents are developed for each and every part of the bathroom. In 1810, the Regency shower the Regency shower.