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Aquatica invests around 15% of its revenues back to R&D. This time we would like to tell you about our progress with luxury metallic bathroom surfaces! These are the most unique and exclusive bathtub, and washbasin surfaces one has ever seen!

Introducing Modern Metal Bathtub and Washbasin Finishes For The 21st Century

May 26, 2020
Aivars Abolins

Aquatica invests around 15% of its revenues back to R&D. We love what we do and strive to create class-leading products.

This time we would like to tell you about our progress with luxury metallic bathroom surfaces! These are the most unique and exclusive bathtub, and washbasin surfaces one has ever seen!

Modern Metal Bathtub and Washbasin Finishes

The Challenge

How to create luxurious metallic surfaces while retaining AquateX™ and NeroX™ modern composite for the bathing well?

Being modern composite materials, AquateX™ and NeroX™ baths are warm and considerably more pleasant to the touch than their steel counterparts. There is nothing like a nice warm relaxing soak in the cold, winter months, and lying back on cold, hard steel is not the same.

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Aquatica Lillian Yellow Gold-Wht Freestanding Solid Surface Bathtub

What About Steel-Enamel Bathtubs Or Cast-Iron Tubs?

Lightweight bathtubs made of AquateX™ and NeroX™ composites offer the greatest design flexibility because they can be molded into practically into any imaginable shape. AquateX™ and NeroX™ is warm to the touch and insulates well, so water doesn't cool as fast as in outdated steel-enamel bathtubs (sometimes also referred to as porcelain or porcelain enamel tubs) or cast-iron bathtubs. Note - steel-enamel baths have nothing to do with porcelain. 

Aquatica Karolina 2 Gunmetal-Wht Freestanding Solid Surface Bathtub

MetalX™ Surfaces - Real Recycled Metal Surfaces For Unmatched Lasting Beauty

We offer real metal coatings for our bathtubs, washbasins, and furnishing elements, which consist of 95% recycled metal powder and 5% proprietary resin binder. We named this product MetalX™ Surfaces

Our MetalX™ Surfaces concept is similar to the wood veneer concept in modern furnishings. Instead of wasting large solid wood logs to make furniture parts, fast-growing plantation wood is sliced, cut, and joined in imitating various natural wood grain patterns applied to MDF or chipboard surfaces to achieve natural wood-like appearance.

Similarly, MetalX™ Surfaces are created by combining various recycled metal powders to achieve the desired metal appearance (e.g., gold, gunmetal, titanium) and blending with our proprietary resin binder system to create a liquid metal coating that can be applied to our bathtub and washbasin surfaces, cured, brushed by our master craftsmen and covered with a clear protective lacquer coat to eliminate oxidation. 

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Yellow Gold-Wht MetalX™ Surface Sample

After surface metallization, our bathtub and washbasin surfaces have all the visual and physical properties of cast or sheet metal (e.g. gloss and heat conduction).

Our specialty metal surfaces are extremely versatile and stand out for their high-quality appearances where the looks and quality craftsmanship mean everything and provide our interior decorator, architect, interior designer and specifier clientele with the opportunity for limitless creative, highly personalized design options. 

We want to introduce you to the creative bathroom design possibilities that our metallization technology provides and hope that this short blog entry can be a source of inspiration for your imagination and creativity. 

Aquatica® management has more than 17 years of experience in the field of chemistry, engineering, and coatings. With an ever-increasing range of bespoke products and solutions that address real needs and problems, we look forward to working with you.

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Gunmetal-Wht MetalX™ Surface Sample

Aquatica Metallized Baths and Sinks Are a Form of Art

Aquatica bathtubs and washbasins featuring MetalX™ Surfaces is truly a form of art, whether they are smooth and polished or more detailed and textured. The wide variety of metallic finishes available and the possibility to mix them in various ratios allows an almost infinite color and surface texture range.

Each finish is hand-crafted, and each of our craftsmen brings their own unique touch to the task. Add to this, the variety of patinas, and each client's order will be unique. MetalX™ Surfaces are genuinely bespoke.

Our factory meeting room located in the picturesque and historic town of Jelgava, is full of tempting metal creations that will inspire both designers, architects, and end-users. It is well worth visiting us. 

Metal Coating Examples And Examples Of Real Products Made For Other Clients





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We hope you have found this article helpful to make your bathroom your own little haven
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