How brief was achieved and problems overcome
• The bathroom space was to be revamped and freshened up; use of marble or marble-look wall and floor tiles, and if possible same on vanity benchtop
I suggested and recommended Lusso Stone - Bella series – Bianco Calcutta in Silk Finish.
The beautiful silk finish of this product allows people to perhaps be fooled that it is the real thing – marble.
As this product comes in varying thicknesses, it allowed for it to be used for wall and floor tiles along with benchtops.
- 3000 x 1000 x 6mm – floor & wall applications
- 3000 x 1500 x 6mm – floor & wall applications
- 3200 x 1500 x 12mm – benchtops
- 3200 x 1600 x 12mm – benchtops
With this large format sizing of the tiles, it allowed this bathroom to have only 2 x floor grout lines and no wall grout lines in the shower, making the bathroom easy to clean.
Further properties such as being 100% natural material, with no chemical binders or resins, while being UV resistant, scratch resistance, thermal shock resistance, stain and mould resistant all made this the clear choice for the wall and floor tiling and vanity benchtop.
The striking resemblance of Calacatta marble vein design on the porcelain tile further ensured a fresh and bright vibe would be created.
- Main fixtures to stay in same spot and be replaced with high quality fixtures and fittings
I recommended the all tapware, shower head and bath mixer be Brodware – City Stik range in Brushed Nickel PVD for its boasted properties of being resistance to tarnishing, abrasion, corrosion, UV radiation and discolouration.
Specifying the Duravit Starck 3 under counter vanity basin provides a clean streamline look with minimal fuss.
The use of the new Kado Lussi cast solid surface freestanding bath with plug & waste 1700mm cemented the feel of hotel luxury.
I recommended however, a half-height nib wall run the entire length of the shower/ vanity wall for a few functional reasons: provides a shower shelf for shampoo bottles in shower space; provides a vanity shelf under mirror; allowed for a high-quality concealed toilet cistern to be introduced – thus ensuring the toilet isn’t the main focus when you enter the room (as it had been previously); allows for a decorative shelf for bath bottles/ artwork/ greenery to be display near freestanding bath.