KBzine: the original kitchen and bathroom industry e-news - since 2002
21st April 2017
We strongly recommend viewing KBzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
Lustrolite at 100% Design - for stunning bathroom panelling and kitchen splashbacks
Abacus Manufacturing Group, 100% Design, 21 - 24 September 2016, Olympia London, stand number K572
Lustrolite acrylic high gloss wall panelling, available from Abacus Manufacturing Group, is proving exceptionally popular with designers and retailers who want to add pizzazz to kitchens and bathrooms - or, indeed, any room. There is a choice of nine vibrant colours - Arctic, Glacier, Blue Atoll, Rouge, Mocha, Titan, Carbon, Forest and Safari (pictured) - so that all design and colour schemes can be enhanced with this innovative panelling.
Lustrolite (www.lustrolite.co.uk) can be used to excite new designs or update old kitchen splashbacks, showers and bathroom walls. It looks the same as back painted glass but is an advanced multi-layer acrylic that weighs less than a third of a traditional glass sheet and has 20 times the impact strength. It is highly scratch and wear resistant due its unique hard coated surface and comes with a 10 year guarantee.
It's highly resistant to harsh chemicals like bleaches and solvents, is easy to clean with warm water and a soft microfiber cloth and comes in seven panel sizes. There's nothing else like it on the market and an average panel takes about a third of the time of ceramic tiles to install. Joints can be sealed with neutral cure transparent silicone or specific joining profiles rather than grout while the non-stick surface prevents the growth of mould and bacteria as well as soap or calcium build-up. There is no templating involved when installing the panels and no need to wait for worktops to be fitted when used in the kitchen, so installers can invoice more quickly and consumers get the finish they want without having to wait. Lustrolite can be installed over new or existing wall finishes in a short amount of time as it can be cut and drilled on site with normal woodworking tools.
Elements Wetrooms is a range of easy to install, tileable wet floor systems for domestic and commercial applications. Made by specialist manufacturer and distributor of bathroom products, Abacus Manufacturing Group, the waterproof structural foam boasts high insulation properties and high compressive strength. Added benefits include a lightweight, easy-to-handle structure which is easy to cut, fire retardant and made without CFC, HCFC, HFC or CO2, so it can also help reduce the carbon footprint of a building.
Elements Wetrooms shower bases offer advanced technological manufacturing for ultimate strength and peace of mind. They come with a 10- year guarantee and boards that can support a greater weight of tiles than plasterboard. The Elements foam now offers increased compressive strength and greater insulation value due to its high density.
Pictured is the Abacus Elements wetroom with seat, 600mm Linear Drain, Walk-in Shower Screen and a Waterproof Recessed Storage Unit.
Along with all the products the installer needs including fixing materials and a complete range of minimal glass screens, the company also offers a wetroom calculator PRO USB key with step-by-step guides along with Elements Wetrooms installation ideas online at www.abacus-bathrooms.co.uk or via YouTube.
Whatever shower solution is required, Elements has something for every design and budget, with next working day delivery on standard product orders placed before 3pm.
Abacus supplies to the merchant, retail and contract sectors, offering a variety of bathroom brands to satisfy all styles and price points. From single pieces of sanitaryware to whole bathroom concepts, Abacus delivers quality; innovation and value for money, helping you create the ultimate relaxing retreat.
For further information on Abacus Manufacturing Group, please visit www.abacus-bathrooms.co.uk or call 0845 8 50 50 40
17th June 2016