Friday, October 15, 2010

A dream bathroom that's a dream to clean

One of my dearest friends is building a new home, on a gorgeous forty-acre block with views to die for. We've had a fantastic time choosing colours and finishes, and I'm really looking forward to seeing it all come together. One of the most clever design features used in this project is the use of the solid surface material Staron throughout. Many of you would be familiar with its use as a kitchen benchtop, but they've taken it one step further. For those of you who, like me, absolutely hate the thought of cleaning miles of grout, take a look at this:

 a seamless shower using solid surface - no grout to clean ever!

This shower is fully lined in Staron solid surface. It can be routed to mimic tiles, as it has been here, but the best part - no grout! The walls and floor are fully integrated, with nice clean lines, and it's non-porous, so it resists mould.

all images courtesy

They're also using Staron for their bathroom vanities and kitchen benchtop, and the beauty here is that the sink and counter surface are actually one piece, moulded to suit the space. So clever.

I'm really looking forward to keeping you up-to-date on this project over the coming months, and it's given me some great ideas for my own renovation plans. Our ensuite is seriously overdue for a makeover, and I'm now thinking of using Staron in the shower, and pairing it with some other little tricks to give me the look I'm after. Up until now, most of the bathrooms I've seen using this material have been very contemporary, but I'm thinking of using it in a slightly different way. That's all I can say for now, but I promise to let you in on all the details very soon.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, 


  1. What a fabulous product to use in bathrooms, I can see it becoming very popular! Also like the way they have the taps up one end of the shower away from the shower head, will have to rememeber that when we get around to redoing our bathroom.

  2. What a great material. That bathroom above looks amazing.

  3. What a fantastic idea! Love the idea of less cleaning. Thanks for sharing xx

  4. Excuse my enthusiasm but this is FAN-BLOODY-TASTIC!

    The person that invented this product should be knighted, sainted, whatever it takes to elevate them to primo position in global status.

    Thank you for sharing this, it's been given a big star in my file.

    x Felicity

    PS Here's to a drier weekend with lots of lovely things to do

  5. This sounds like a wonderful product! We are about to renovate so off to do dome research on staron, thanks for the recommendation!

  6. Where have I been???I have never heard of this product. I look forward to seeing your friend's results. I dream of a nice bathroom (too scared to post any pics of mine!!!) *sigh*

  7. My girlfriend and I have long talked about using engineered stone in the shower. Oh to have no grout lol. I am looking forward to seeing what you have planned. You know we are all curious now:)

  8. Oh that would be a dream to clean! It is really pretty too!!

  9. I'm sure that
    YOU will show us how
    to use this material
    in a beautiful way!
    I love anything that
    makes life easier : )
    Happy weekend!
    xx Suzanne

  10. love the stuff- that bathroom looks amazing and clean and white- ahhhh!

    melissa xx

  11. Wonderful..I thought of using this surface in the kitchen but went for a more 'traditional' look.. I'm sure the bathroom will look amazing. It must be fun helping out! Rachaelxx

  12. It's beautiful and I love the idea of not having to scrub a ton of grout!! LOL!

    Can't wait to see the progress...

    Hope you're enjoying the weekend.

  13. Now that is my kind of product!! I cannot wait to see what your use for it is!! Hmm I am curious:)~ txx



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