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Burlington's shower sanctuaries are set in stone
Cumbria-based stone engineer, Burlington, is continuing to diversify and expand its standard/off-the-shelf product range with the introduction of natural stone inline shower trays and aqua panels.
Serving as a perfect solution within today's modern contemporary bathrooms, shower areas and wet and steam rooms, this latest product offering takes in two standard size inline shower trays (900mm x 900mm x 30mm and 1200mm x 900mm x 30mm) and one universal aqua panel (1000mm x 450mm), in thicknesses of 20mm and 30mm.
With the potential to create a visually stunning minimalist yet functional space and being complementary to a host of finishing materials, fittings and accessories, both products are available as a stock item in Burlington's blue/grey Kirkby and mid-green Broughton Moor stone.
Both off-the-shelf inline shower trays, for example, are not only pre-machined with a fall, pre-cut groove to accept a glass shower screen on one side as standard and integral trap opening, they are designed for installation at floor level, thereby providing a stepless walk in that epitomises today's minimalist settings.
What's more, they are available with a honed finish, however they can also be supplied to order with a sanded, water jet or gritblasted finish and in any of Burlington's five natural stones or two limestones.
In addition to each stone being unique, its colour is not only enhanced by contrasting yet complementary veins and markings, its look and feel is transformed when interacting with water.
The aqua panels - primarily suitable for vertical fixing - are available in a mix of finishes and colours, dependent upon thickness. All 20mm thick panels are available from stock with a honed finish in Kirkby and Broughton Moor, whereas 30mm aqua panels come with a line-textured finish in both Lord and Caulfeild limestone.
As with the shower trays, the line texturing is itself interestingly transformed when water is seen cascading down the horizontal lines, the overall effect of which creates a new and different dimension to the showering experience.
As with all of Burlington's product groups, both the inline showers trays and aqua panels can be fabricated in any of Burlington's natural stone colourways and with a variety of textured finishes.
"The decision to develop a range of standard aqua panels and shower tray is all about simplification," reveals Burlington's Sales & Marketing Director, Nick Williams. Giving customers access to a series of off-the-shelf and uniformly-priced products suitable for the bathroom and wet room areas, means that a customer can instantly access products that manufactured from what is undoubtedly the best stone in the world.
"That said, Burlington will continue to offer a custom-made proposition by manufacturing bespoke products to highly individual design styles and tastes, although these can involve lead times."
When choosing Burlington natural stone for such an end use application, users and specifiers are investing in an enduring statement of quality and one that requires very little maintenance. As well as being impervious to water, resistant to salt attack, cycles of wetting and drying and extremes of temperature, the product is also colourfast, non-combustible and self-cleaning.
Providing a stunning finishing statement within both traditional and contemporary settings, Burlington's natural stone shower trays and aqua panels speak permanence, consideration and quality. What's more, both the colour and the finish of the stone take on a whole new meaning the instant water impacts on the surface.
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15th October 2010