Bath Composition

Natural Stone Composition

50% High Grade Resin / 50% Limestone

The material is expensive, roughly five times the cost of regular acrylic bath.
Over the past 10 years this manufacturing process has continually updated and technically improved.
The particles are needle-like, when mixed with resin these particles bond together to create an incredibly strong web

Benefits of Cast Stone

· Harder and more durable than regular acrylic
· As rigid and strong as cast-iron
· Renewable surface
· Easy to clean and repair
· Tap holes can be drilled on site
· Matt finish

1. GRADING RAW MATERIALS

The Classic stone baths are constructed from limestone, which is first processed to remove any impurities. A fine mesh, along with extremely powerful magnets, is used to remove any contaminants and leave only the highest grade of limestone.

2. MIXING

The next step is to blend the limestone with a high-grade resin compound to create the patented Cast Stone material. This mixture is then subjected to a high vacuum environment, which removes any unwanted air bubbles.

3. CATALYST/CASTING

Once out of the vacuum, a catalyst is added to the mixture to begin the hardening process before it is poured into a closed mould. A temperature-controlled environment allows the mixture to cure before the top half of the mould is removed mechanically. The bath is now in the Green State, ready for post curing.

4. WASTE AND OVERFLOW

At this point the bath is removed from the mould so that the waste and overflow outlets can be drilled using diamond tipped hole saws.

5. POST CURING

With the bottom half of the mould still attached to the bath, to prevent any twisting or warping during the process, the bath is hung by the rim and passed through a tunnel oven for three hours. The heat from the oven fully hardens the limestone and resin mixture to the shape of the mould ready for its final stages of preparation.

6. QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCEDURES

In the final quality check, the surface is inspected for defects and the bath is thoroughly tested to ensure there is uniform thickness throughout.

7. POLISHING

Following the Quality Assurance inspection each bath is cleaned and polished to an extremely high standard.

Lightweight Composition

Proprietary Compound containing limestone, high grade resin and Gel-Coat.

Quality Control Criteria for Lightweight Baths

Test

Our Criteria

Acid resistance
High concentration Acid drop test for 24hrs under normal temperature, no color change.
Alkali stability
concentration Alkali drop test for 24hrs under normal temperature, no color change.
High-temp stability
Water test, with temperature ranging from 15-95℃, no distortion, no peculiar smell.
Water Vapor Permeating Rate
100% Impervious.
Water absorbing rate
<0.2% (National Standard: ≤0.5%).
Distortion rate when full
0 (National Standard:≤1mm).
Rigidity
Barcol hardness 50-55 (National standard: 30).
Weight
Typically 20 – 40% lighting than Classic, Polymarble or Solid Stone Baths
Safety
Natural material, Non-poisoned non-peculiar smell, One-shot forming, seamless.
Crash test
Steel ball( with 526g) free fall from 1M above of the tub, try 10times, no dent, no crack. (National standard: 112g).
Pressure durability
Pressure on the up-brim, internal surface, and bottom with 1570N for 3mins, no damage made.
Polymarble Composition

Characteristic

Polymarble

Composition
Full 2mm thickness layer of Gel-Coat resin over solid filled calcium carbonated and resin core.
Resins
High quality hard-wearing Pigmented Gel-Coat resins – Not a clear coat.
Stain and Chemical Resistance
Superior resistance to staining and chemicals. Easy to clean low maintenance material.
Porosity
Lower porosity than ceramic and porcelain tiles. No seams or joints to attract grime and growth of bacteria (pathogens).
Scratch Resistance
Highly scratch resistant surface. In event of minor scratching and scuffing, surface can be easily re-buffed.
Refurbishment / Rejuvenation
After years of use, the surface can be rejuvenated to an “as-new” finish with light sanding or buffing.
Touch
Cool to the touch.
Wall Thickness – Single Skin
15mm to 100mm (5.9″ to 39.4″)
Weight
Indicative average weight is heavier than Solid Surface Baths
Warranty
10 Year Limited Manufacturers Warranty.
Cost
Economical entry to single skin self supporting free-standing bathtubs.
Solid Surface Composition

Characteristic

Solid Surface

Composition
Solid filled resin and aluminum hydracide pigment throughout
Resins
Advanced ISO resins with ATH fillers – Not standard Ortho Polyester resins commonly used.
Stain and Chemical Resistance
High levels of resistance to staining and chemicals. Easy to clean low maintenance material.
Porosity
Non-porous material. No seams or joints to attract grime and growth of bacteria (pathogens).
Scratch Resistance
Scratch resistant. In event of deep scratching, gouging or scuffing, surface can be easily re-buffed.
Refurbishment
The signs of years of the most arduous service, including chips, can be removed by light/medium sanding or buffing.
Touch
Cool / Cold to the touch, reminiscent of natural stones.
Wall Thickness – Single Skin
15mm to 80mm (5.9″ to 31.5″)
Weight
Indicative average weight: Solid Surface is a lighter weight than Polymarble but heavier than Lightweight
Warranty
10 Year Limited Manufacturers Warranty.
Cost
Competitively priced, premium solid surface.