Company history

Schusterinsel
Maybachstraße
Maybachstraße

The development of LUX ELEMENTS started in the practical world of the Lux tile specialist. The daily demands and tasks in installing tiles were a part of all deliberations from the word go. Today LUX ELEMENTS has an excellent name for itself and today it no longer stands for a single standard product but for a mature range of product solutions of hard foam support elements.

1945

The company was founded in Radebeul, Saxony as a tiling company. Tradition usually stands for endurance, experience and respectability. We can readily identify with these qualities and fully support the basic principles of the tiling trade. Being able to apply the know-how from the past in the present and recognising opportunities for the future form the basis for innovation.

As part of our contribution to modern building design, we have developed tiled partition walls for bathrooms with a concrete core, only 3 5 cm thick, replacing the wall constructions bedded in mortar covered with tiles on both sides.

1960

Move to Leverkusen. Commercial freedom is the prerequisite for progress.

As part of our contribution to modern building design, we have developed space-saving bathroom wall units, complete with all the required profiles, doorframes, leaves and accessories, which can be used in industrial and administrative buildings, as well as sports facilities, schools and hospitals.

1975

Handing on the business from father to son. This family business is now in the hands of the second generation. Maintaining traditions and guaranteeing the future.

As part of our contribution to modern building design, we have developed a patented reinforcement fabric for thinbed tiling, e.g. on insulation layers. This innovation has also served as the basis for many subsequent product developments.

1981

The Original – LUX ELEMENTS® hard foam support elements. This pioneering invention in tiling was patented by Herbert Lux.

As part of our contribution to modern building design, we have developed a light foam core available in different thicknesses with a reinforced mortar layer on both sides for use in the production of ready-to-tile substrates for walls used in pipe cladding and bath tub cladding. There is also the 6-mm “baby” panel used for levelling walls over old layers of tiles, which means renovating the bathroom without having to remove the tiles. The interlocked-split hard foam support element is used as the stable core for the new generation of modern tile partition walls.

1995

LUX ELEMENTS in Europe. Export activities expanded. Offices set up in France and the Netherlands, product names internationalised, and products divided into groups and systems.

As part of our contribution to modern building design, we have developed TERA - system for balconies and terraces, CLIMA - insulation system for ceramic facades, TUB - for showers flush with the floor or TWIN - for uncoupling.

1999

Shift from having foam supplied to producing own. As part of our contribution to modern building design, we have set up our own production facility in Ungersheim for expanded polystyrene hard foam, which does not use CFC, HCFC, HFC or CO2 fuels, and introduced new cutting and layering techniques in Leverkusen, thereby forming the basis for the new generation of environment-friendly hard foam support elements.

2004

The LUX ELEMENTS program is experiencing great recognition throughout Europe. Therefore, constant increases in capacity are necessary. The Leverkusen plant has been significantly enlarged a number of times.

As part of our contribution to modern building design, we have new developments and the latest up-todate technology for the creation of complete wellness and bathing environments.

2008

LUX ELEMENTS will open its own exhibition premises in a building, especially designed to meet the purpose of exhibitions. The new building will also include training rooms, as well as further offices for the continuously growing staff.

Our contribution to modern building design, new, innovative products.

2010

Europe-wide start of the LUX ELEMENTS campaign “The original can do!”

Our contribution to modern building design:
proven material advantages for damp and wet rooms.

2011

LUX ELEMENTS is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the construction panel. The product – also known as “The Original“ – was patented in 1981 and has proven itself in practice ever since.

Our contribution to modern building design:
tested quality for 30 years!