For those searching for an earthy and stylish aesthetic for their bathroom, stone baths and concrete baths naturally appeal. Sleek and incredibly solid, these styles of bathtub have risen in popularity in recent years to become some of the most sought after additions to a homeowner’s bathroom space.
With both styles of bath offering their own pros and cons, the Lusso Stone team have included some information below to clear up any confusion and misconceptions when it comes to the virtues of a concrete look bathroom over a bonafide concrete bathroom.
The Case For Stone Resin Baths
Though visually pleasing, concrete sinks, concrete basins and baths most certainly have their shortcomings. Namely, this material is slightly porous and so susceptible to discolouration over time from exposure to water, whereas stone resin (by it’s very nature) is completely impervious to the effects of water.
Concrete is also heavier than stone resin, meaning more strain on the foundations or supports in your home, as well as the logistical problems faced when transporting and installing a concrete tub into your bathroom as well.
On the other hand, products such as our grey stone bathtubs are non-porous, meaning that not only will the colour of your bath not fade, but the tub will also not absorb water and retains heat incredibly well.
Thanks to its composition (which is real stone that is crushed and then bound by a strong polymer resin) stone resin has a remarkably long lifespan, while it is also able to withstand impact far better and will not need regular repair or replacement. What’s more, when the time comes for your bathtub to be discarded, stone resin is completely recyclable too.
You’ll also find that, when compared to a concrete bathroom sink, concrete vanity unit or bathtub, stone resin is far easier to clean and maintain. With stone resin baths, stone basins and shelves, common culprits such as stains and mildew can be washed and wiped away with nothing more than warm water, while it’s also fine to use slightly more abrasive substances to remove more stubborn stains and residues.
This makes stone resin an especially popular alternative to concrete bathroom countertops. You’re able to achieve all of the aesthetics benefits and grandeur of this material in your bathroom with none of the drawbacks, as the stone resin is much lighter, more durable and much easier to clean and maintain, ideal when it comes to keeping the surface free from the likes of makeup, toothpaste and toiletry spillages.
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