Sanitary ceramics are made of naturally occurring raw materials: quartz and feldspar are added to the clay and kaolin that form the basis of sanitary ceramics and are worked together to form a uniform mass. Its resistance to very high temperatures makes sanitary ceramics an extremely hard, wear-resistant and unalterable material: it withstands acids and alkaline solutions, scratches and abrasions and abrasive cleaning agents. It is unaffected by extreme hot and cold temperatures and light, so that its colouring does not change over time. The smooth glaze is hygienic and easy to maintain and clean. Sanitary ceramics are also pleasant to the touch and always offer the feeling of a hygienic and healthy material.