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Grout-free bathrooms with our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces

  • 6 minute read
  • May 3rd, 2022

Planning a bathroom redesign and want something stunning that makes you feel happy whenever you enter the room? Of course, you do. And yet at the same time, you want your bathroom walls, flooring, and all other surfaces to be practical and long-lasting.

Then waste no time in looking at our grout-free, etherium® By E-Stone surfaces.

These beautiful surfaces don’t just look terrific, thanks to the fact they are diamond polished and gleaming, but they also have the advantage of versatility. This allows them to be used for any surface in your bathroom – from the worktops where you wash your hands, the wall tiles in your shower and above your bath, to the bathroom floor tiles that need to stand up to heavy duty use.

 

Discover the benefits of our etherium® By E-Stone surface

Our engineered etherium® By E-stone tiles look like granite, marble, and quartz yet are far more practical as they’re made to be water, heat and scratch-resistant. You don’t need to worry about stains and can forget about fretting over cracks or even big breaks in the tiles. That’s just not going to happen.

So, what are they made of, then? Well, there is plenty of natural stone – in the form of granite and quartz. This stone is then combined with a state-of-the-art polymer resin to give these lovely large slabs their toughness, durability and a whole host of other advantages compared to 100 percent natural stone slabs.

One of the great benefits of our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces is that, unlike natural stone, they don’t need to be sealed regularly to stop them from becoming porous. In fact, they don’t really need much maintenance at all – just a wipe every now and then.

Alongside their practicality, our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces look fantastic. With an extensive range of worktop styles and bathroom tile colours to choose from, you are bound to find something to suit your own personal tastes. The surfaces can be fitted over your existing worktops and bathroom surfaces to save time and money, but they can also be built as new custom-built bathroom furniture. Design-wise, in addition to traditional geometric lines, you can also opt for solid waterfall edges, curved edges or custom shapes for your worktops.

And better still, these worktops, bathroom wall tiles and bathroom floor tiles can be fitted without the need to use grout.

 

What happens when you use grout in bathrooms?

No other room in your home gets quite as wet as the bathroom, which poses a big problem when using grout as a tile sealant. Not only that, but there is also plenty of moisture created in the bathroom, especially when you or a family member happen to be having a shower or bath. Cement-based grout is porous and will absorb this moisture, as well as any water that’s splashed onto it. That can then lead to mould and fungi between your bathroom wall tiles, which simply isn’t healthy to have around. It is especially bad for those who have conditions that cause breathing difficulties, such as asthma or similar respiratory problems.

There is also the question of cleaning the grout between your bathroom wall tiles. This chore has to be done or white and lighter shades of grout can become discoloured, ruining the look of your bathroom. But, if you have ever tried it, you will know that cleaning grout isn’t easy either; many people resort to scrubbing it with a toothbrush for hours on end, sometimes with no discernible results. Doesn’t it therefore make sense to save yourself all that stress and time by looking at a grout-free solution?

 

Looking at the benefits of grout-free worktops

As well as avoiding the nasty build-up of black that occurs when grout is used for adhering tiles, our grout-free worktops and tiles are easy to install – bathroom worktops and floor tiles can usually be completed in one day. The ease of fitting also means less stress and mess.

Furthermore, their upkeep and maintenance are also fuss-free since you don’t have to continually be on the lookout for spills, stains and burn marks as you would with natural stone worktops. Neither do you need to reseal your worktops twice a year as you would with marble and granite to avoid worrying about unsightly stains caused by spills and potentially harbouring harmful germs. Our surfaces are made with ForeverSeal®, our proprietary polymer resin, which is non-porous, resistant against mould and mildew and never needs to be sealed.

 

Keeps worktop hygienically cleaner between cleans

What also makes our etherium® by E-Stone surfaces so special is that they are also incredibly hygienic. This quality is down to the fact they have built-in, round the clock antimicrobial protection in the form of Microban® and this protective element lasts as long as the product does. Our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces are, in fact, the only engineered stone products to offer this additional safety edge, where the Microban® protection is added in during the manufacturing process.

 

Something for every space and budget

Being just a quarter of an inch thick, our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces are slim and elegant looking. Our surfaces also give your bathroom a luxurious look, resembling marble and other expensive quarried stone.

The fact you can have a whole new look for your bathroom by simply placing our made-to-measure worktops and tiles directly on top of your existing ones means it’s not as expensive as having new bathroom worktops built from scratch. And, if you are happy with the current layout of your bathroom, why would you want to change it anyway?

 

Our beautiful Trascenda® collection

To see how beautiful our etherium® by E-Stone surfaces are, you only need to take a quick look through our Trascenda® collection, for instance. Based on some of the world’s most beautiful marble collections found in Italy, these surfaces are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. They are also far less expensive than buying the stone itself, and they won’t develop ugly cracks or stains.

Carrara is one of our top sellers in this stunning collection, favoured for its luxurious look. Like Carrara marble itself, our version has a grey and white background with those trademark feathery veins. Calacatta has much bolder veining but is just as beautiful. Portland Silver is popular for a contemporary look with its darker textured shadows, while Portland White is lighter than its Silver sister. Statuario has smoky veining throughout, giving it a rather timeless appeal (and making it perfect for an Art Deco look). Arabescato mimics the beauty of traditional marble.

 

Peace of mind: knowledgeable industry leaders

Another bonus of our etherium® by E-Stone surfaces is that you won’t end up spending a fortune on labour costs either. That’s because our own skilled team always fits the bathroom worktops and bathroom tiles. In fact, we only allow our own qualified fitters to install our product. And the job is almost always completed in under one day.

These are experts who work with our etherium® by E-Stone surfaces day in and day out. There is nothing they don’t know about them. And, because we mine the materials ourselves, we know our product 100 per cent. In other words, you can be sure your worktops are being fitted by industry- and product-specialists – who will do so in an efficient manner, causing as little inconvenience as possible while installing a high-quality product that you and your family can be proud of.

In a nutshell, when you invest in our surfaces, what you are getting is the very best in quality materials, expert craftsmanship and end-to-end project management.

 

Save the planet, extend the life of your kitchen

As a company, our commitment to the environment here at Granite and TREND Transformations is strong. We work in partnership with many of the world’s foremost environmental organisations, architects, and designers to promote sustainability and take care of all our futures. And you can do your bit for the environment, too, when you choose our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces. That’s because our bathroom tiles and engineered worktops harness the latest developments in polymer technology to use up to 72% post-consumer recycled glass, such as beer, wine and mineral water bottles. We also create 75% less landfill waste and 20% fewer polluting emissions.

 

Get in touch with the team

We are happy to arrange a no-obligation home visit for our new customers, where our design consultants can give you a look at the extensive options in bathroom floor tiles, wall tiles and other surfaces for your home. To find out more, you can schedule a call back or call us on 0800 822 3410, and we will set up an appointment time.

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We bring affordable luxury to life through home renovations, when people hear our name, they associate it with top-class kitchen and bathroom makeovers and high-quality materials. Since being established in 1996, we’ve become a well-known brand and a leader in the home transformations industry, with thousands of kitchen and bathroom makeovers taking place every month.

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