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blu∙stone™ is a unique base material developed by Michael Gottschalk, discovered and refined from Japanese injection molded materials. Durable like stone, any texture or color can be conceived and molded to make stunning forms and shapes. With little production wastage due to its recyclable nature, this eco-friendly material is anti-microbial, non-porous and lasts a lifetime. Gottschalk says "Being able to create these dramatic designs, with much less impact on the environment than traditional bathware products is a great source of pride for our brand."
A designer favorite, blu∙stone™ offers highly durable and versatile fixtures for contemporary bathrooms, regardless of space or budget requirements, with an ever-expanding luxury collection, including:
blu∙stone™ is a live finish, achieved through a hand-crafted process on a natural stone composite, thereby the embossed pattern may exhibit a faint shadow or grey effect on white, while on other colours it may slightly change over time to better reflect the colour of the stone.
Crafted from 80% quartzite, blu∙stone™ is an exceptionally durable material, which looks and feels like natural stone. It is high-pressure injection molded, anti-microbial & non-porous. Low maintenance & repairable, blu∙stone™ bathware is stain & scratch resistant.
COLORS + TEXTURE
Visually luminous and highly tactile, blu∙stone™ is available in a white matte finish as standard, which - unlike gelcoat alternatives - is the way in which blu·stone™ fixtures emerge from the mold. For a selection of bathtubs and sinks, the matte fixture is then polished to create a gloss finish.
A selection of blu∙stone™ bathtubs and sinks are also available in a range of vibrant, modern colors including lime, concrete (grey) and black. Homogeneous in nature, the colour is consistent throughout and stain and scratch resistant for easy maintenance.
Uniquely, blu·stone™ bathware is also available with an optional carved embossed pattern. In addition to creating texture, the embossed pattern can be custom designed to create a highly individualized statement piece.
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blu∙stone™ is sustainable given its low energy production process - requiring less time in the kiln at lower temperatures than its ceramic counterpart. Further, as a recyclable material, there is limited production wastage - which is good news for the landfill. blu∙stone™ material composition provides superior water temperature retention, thereby reducing water usage. As a highly durable & repairable material, blu∙stone™ keeps replacement costs and related energy expenditures to a minimum.
The blu∙stone™ collection fulfills the desire to coordinate materials across the bathroom. There are options in each category to suit every design requirement, such as freestanding or alcove bathtubs, tubs designed for condo spaces, shower bases, pedestal sinks, vessel sinks, vanity countertops and more. blu∙stone™ is the ideal material for creating custom design solutions to support project specifications.
Environmentally friendly blu∙stone™ products meet or exceed the highest standards including cUPC and UPC certification, ANSI standard & a selection of ADA compliant & LEED standard products available.
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