Freestanding Stone Baths are the focal point of any bathroom. Creating art of work in your home, they are a great addition, especially if you want to create your own sanctuary and a serene place of relaxation and well being, with elegance and style.
Our selection of stone baths offers comfort and relaxation with an array of options in shape, style and size. Choosing the correct stone resin is an important decision, as the statement design defines your interior. At Lusso, we have a selection of freestanding stone baths in a variety of finishes, shapes and sizes crafted from our high quality durastone.
Stone vs acrylic – is stone resin better than acrylic?
When choosing a material for your bathtub, stone resin is a far superior choice in comparison to acrylic. At Lusso, we take every element of design into consideration, from the fine grounding of our stone resin to the production process of our freestanding bath styles, ensuring grandeur is present throughout from beginning to end. Stone resin is a naturally sourced material, and as we evolve to do more for our planet, this natural component is a perfect eco-friendly solution. This renewable source also ensures natural replacement and repair, should you ever need it, and if you ever want to discard your bath, stone resin is completely recyclable. Stone resin baths provide durability with a thickness of 18-25mm, they are designed to last a lifetime whereas acrylic baths have a lifespan of 10-15 years. They are also extremely clean due to its non-porous surface which means bacteria can’t set in with a stone resin bath.
Benefits of stone baths
- Resistance to discolouration: the limestone that we use is purified and cleaned before the grounding process, ensuring that the resin product is of a radiant, natural white finish in comparison to a bleached look of acrylic that’s prone to discolouration and staining. The material is also colour resistant, ensuring it doesn’t lose its colour and remains beautiful for time to come.
- Simple maintenance: providing the correct aftercare will ensure you enjoy a lifetime of luxury bathing in your stone resin bath. The material is simple to clean and polish, with guides available here on the low-maintenance cleaning and care. Acrylic baths are more liable to scratching, meaning that you are likely to spend time and cost repairing damage whereas the resin counterpart can be easily self-repaired with the correct, low-cost caring kit.
- Retaining heat: stone resin is exceptional at retaining heat, resulting in a longer-lasting bathing experience for those who enjoy a long soak.
- Recyclable: stone resin is completely recyclable, meaning that should you ever wish to dispose of your bath, it can be recycled back to its natural state.
- Shape: due to the flexible nature of stone resin, it can be molded to almost any desired bath shape, which is why our extensive collection contains multiple bath shapes to choose from.
How do you clean and remove scratches from a stone bath?
Stone resin is a low maintenance material, although thorough aftercare won’t go unnoticed. In order to prolong the immaculate condition of your stone resin bath, it’s important to follow small steps. Including rinsing and drying the surface each time you use your bath to ensure soap scum isn’t present. The level of cleaning required is dependent on the colour of your bath, with darker tones more conspicuous of scratches than a white bath.
If scratches are present on your stone bath, simply follow cleaning methods as usual, though instead of allowing your bath to dry you should ensure the surface is still damp before using a sponge scourer to lightly rub cream cleanser over the surface of the bath. By using straight lines and horizontal motions, the scratch should be invisible however upon drying, always make sure the cleanser has perfectly blended with the rest of the stone. If highly noticeable, repeat the steps over a larger area of the bath. Our composite stone cleaning solution is designed to carefully clean your stone resin products and prevents limescale build-up. Carefully apply a thin layer of liquid to a soft cloth and onto your product which you will then need to allow to settle for two minutes before using a dry cloth to wipe in circular motions.
How to install a freestanding bath?
At Lusso, we cater to every decor style even when it comes to choosing a shape of bath. For our bath installation guide, we have demonstrated how to install our bestselling Picasso Bath.
Before installation, you should download the technical drawing for the bath you have purchased. You can find this on the product page relating to the bath you have purchased. This will show you the exact dimensions of the bath base, the bath void depth and the location of the bath waste fitting.
Step 1 – Using a 44mm hole saw drill attachment you will need to drill a circular hole in the cavity wall at the base of the bath (the back of the bath). Please note that this does not void your warranty.
Step 2 – Mark the footprint of the bath base on the floor.
Step 3 – With the bath footprint, you need to bring your waste pipe across the floor behind the bath and through the hole you have drilled.
Step 4 – Place two lengths of timber at either end of the bath and lift the bath onto the timber so that it is propped up high enough to connect the waste fitting to your trap.
Step 5 – Once you have connected the waste pipe to your trap you will need to check the bath for any leaks. To do this, you will need to fill the bath halfway and release the click clack waste.
Step 6 – Once you are satisfied that there are no leaks you will need to remove the timber and lower the bath into position. Your bath is now installed.
You can download our printable installation guide here.
Create your own luxury spa-like bathroom in your own home with our selection of freestanding stone baths.