The Durability of Concrete Basins & Concrete Bathtubs

The Durability of Concrete Basins & Concrete Bathtubs

Concrete sinks and bathtubs can be very durable when properly made and maintained. Concrete is a strong and durable material that can withstand heavy use and resist cracking and chipping. However, concrete can be prone to staining and scratching, so protecting it from harsh chemicals and abrasive materials is essential. Additionally, concrete sinks can be heavy and difficult to install, so it's vital to have a professional install them to ensure it's done correctly. With proper care and maintenance, a concrete sink can last many years and maintain its beauty and functionality.

We partner with The Poured Project to expertly manufacture our concrete sinks and bathtubs.

Making a concrete bathtub is a complex process that requires technical skills and specialised equipment. The process begins by creating a design including size, shape, and features, such as a plinth design for the base. You'll also need to decide on the type of finish you want inside and outside the bathtub. A mould is then created for the bathtub using materials such as foam or wood. The mould should be solid and sturdy enough to support the weight of the concrete, and it should be sealed to prevent the concrete from leaking out. Reinforcing the mould with steel or fibre mesh ensures the finished bathtub's strength. The concrete is mixed by hand, providing the mixture is smooth and free of lumps; the concrete is then poured into the mould, taking care to fill in all the corners and edges. A trowel or screed is used to level the surface of the concrete and remove any air pockets. The concrete is allowed to cure before removing the mould. The curing process is crucial to the strength and durability of the bathtub. The Finishing process includes sanding and polishing the bathtub's surface to create a smooth, finished surface. You can apply a sealer to protect the concrete from staining and moisture.

Concrete Bathtub

Our collection of concrete basins and bathtubs is versatile and incredibly durable. We can manufacture concrete basins for commercial & residential properties. Concrete has a raw beauty akin to natural stone but can be combined with an array of pigments and cast into any shape. This means that, with the right expertise, the possibilities for bespoke design are endless. Using the highest quality components sourced from local suppliers, our skilled makers have elevated concrete production into a craft, using this hardwearing material to create anything from striking wall cladding to sculptural basins.

Depending on the size and complexity of the design, The Poured Project can either work with detailed plans or arrange a site visit to discuss your project. Samples are available on request, and we can send you images throughout the process to keep you updated. Timings will vary from project to project, but the minimum lead time is 14 days for curing, followed by treatment (if required) and installation. Every stage of the process is done by hand in their specialist workshops, designed to provide the optimum conditions for curing and finishing concrete. The wooden moulds are handmade, drawing on years of carving and turning expertise. When your design is ready, we can arrange delivery by courier or personally handle the installation.

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