Jonite Toilet Grates (Shower Floor Drain Gratings) have redefined the way public toilets are seen. With natural stone textures and contemporary designs, Jonite has truly transformed the entire landscape of a toilet.
We take immense pride in understanding and appreciating the history and heritage of gratings. With an appreciation for the past, we draw timeless design inspirations that connect the past, present and future. This inspiration gives our gratings' aesthetics their "soul", we utilize the latest technologies to empower our gratings' functionalities with the competitive edge and marrying the both at any one time, we imagine and create timeless pieces of art that are green and sustainable for the future.
Although most people do not give too much of a thought to the toilet grates used in modern days, the amazing fact is plumbing existed as early as the 2700 BC in the civilisations of the Indus Valley, among the ancients, the Romans are probably the ones to have perfected the use of plumbing and toilet. The Romans are obsessed with baths and aqueducts and because of this, plumbing became a profession then, the Roman word for the ancient plumber was “plumbarius”.
Unlike our current world, indoor plumbing (think toilet) was available only by the richest during the Roman times. Water flowed under the latrines then and carried the waste into a giant sewerage system which was constantly being improved throughout Roman times.
Back in those ancient days, the main drain channel was so big then if it were dry, a chariot with 4 horses could travel along the drain channels. The ancient Romans build public latrines and networks of sewage pipes and drains to dispose sewage out of the streets of the cities into the rivers. Back then the Roman Empire had big public toilets that house lots of people at the same time.
The sewerage system was so important to the Romans that there was a goddess named “Cloacina” being worshipped in the hope of the proper functioning of the sewerage system – this reflects how important the sewerage system was to the Romans then. In fact the Roman had dedicated city officials dedicated to the management of the sewer system to ensure it’s proper supervision and maintenance, this was a relatively important official position and many fought to preside over it.
In today's world, the toilet continues to play an important role in our lives, more than just serving a sanitation function, Jonite believes we can transform the entire landscape of the toilet. More than merely toilet drain covers, we think of our toilet gratings as a culmination of ancient history and modern technology. Using contemporary designs and natural stone textures, Jonite toilet grates (grating covers) totally redefined the way public toilets are seen. Our toilet grates are beautifully crafted and created to drain excess and waste water from toilets.
Used in urinals, cubicles and even wash basins, Jonite toilet grates performs and provides highly appealing aesthetics. Our toilet gratings have rounded curve profiles and our matte stone textures provide slip resistance. Jonite toilet gratings are easy to maintain with the need for any acid wash and have low water absorption.
As one of our core values, Jonite is committed to the environment by producing green and sustainable gratings. Our primary aim is to ensure longevity and quality of our toilet drain covers through energy-saving and resource-conserving production. We believe that it is everyone's responsibility to protect the environment and keep it for our future generations. Through the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification programme, the U.S. Green Building Council is transforming the built environment. As a member of the USGBC and with the usage of recycled content, Jonite toilet grates contribute toward satisfying MR Credit 4: Recycled Content under LEED®. The LEED® Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green building in the U.S.A.
The majesty of natural stone is perhaps best expressed by the magnificence of the stone castles of England. Inspired by the rustic appeal of natural stone, we wondered if the material could be used to make functional and beautiful grates.
With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possiblities we offer in texture and colour, our engaging designs in gratings complement the vision of international architects and designers.
Why Choose Jonite Stone (reinforced) Toilet Grates?
Created from 95% natural aggregates and advanced hybrid polymers, Jonite architectural grates provide a finish which is both luxurious and natural to the touch.
The unique material properties of Jonite products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Rough and natural matte surface enables tremendous slip resistance which are tested by international classifications. This provides a much-needed and unparalleled safety feature for schools and hospitals.
As designers and innovators, the last thing we want to do is stifle creativity. We believe that if you can envision it, we can create it, and with Jonite’s custom-made designs adding new dimensions to your vision, the possibilities are endless.
High Mechanical Properties
Jonite stone products have high mechanical properties such as high flexural strength, compressive strength, impact strength, low water absorption & low heat absorption. These impressive stats add to the overall quality and longevity of its products.
Jonite is available in a wide range of standard colors. More specialised colors are possible with unlimited color customization which allows Jonite to be calibrated to almost any hue or shade desired.
Reinforced with specially treated steel frames, the strength of Jonite grates are world acclaimed. Having coined the word 'stone(reinforced)' for the last two decades, Jonite gratings are compliant to international load standards.
Conventional steel and cast iron grates and castings are highly susceptible to theft due to rising scrap value worldwide. Jonite hardscape products however, do not pose any value for scrap due to their stone material integrity.