ALBION

Lightweight freestanding baths

Iso-Enamel stone resin freestanding baths; the perfect alternative to cast iron or acrylic

Back in 1992, Albion’s founders had a mission - to create the ultimate bathtubs. After studying the marketplace and analysing other baths it was clear that only two materials were available at the time:

- Acrylic, which is a soft plastic, had become popular in the 1970’s due to its ease of manufacture and low cost. This was coupled with acrylic’s ability to be made in different colours that were fashionable - who can forget those avocado and chocolate brown suites! However, acrylic’s inherent qualities fell short of what the customer really wanted. Its flexibility was always an issue. Many people reported a dread, even a fear, of taking a bath as they felt the tub might break under their weight. Also, people said that acrylic was easy to scratch and always had a ‘cheap plastic look about it’. These shortcomings remain today.

- Cast iron, has been used for approximately 120 years and had gained a reputation for being the ‘real-thing’ However, cast iron baths have many drawbacks, such as excessive weight, incredible heat loss from the bathing water and a proneness to surface chipping. Homeowners also found that modern liquid cleaners would immediately ruin the white interior surface.

After two years of development, Albion had it sorted. A new material was created from an amalgam of high technology resin and a special reinforced mineral. Manufactured in our own factory, this material was named Iso-Enamel due to its high strength and hard surface. This formulation, when mixed, is cast into moulds and allowed to harden. The result is a strong, durable, yet lightweight, construction that will give years of bathing enjoyment.

Albion's Iso-Enamel baths are approximately a third of the weight of an equivalent cast iron bath. For example 65-70kg for a 6ft Albion stone resin bath, as opposed to approximately 200kg for an equivalent cast iron bath.

Albion's lightweight baths will insulate your bathing water, keeping it hotter for longer than a cast iron bath, while maintaining a highly durable interior finish which is more chip and scratch resistant than cast iron or acrylic baths. There is no need to use specialist cleaning products either with Iso-Enamel, as it is durable enough to be used with modern day cleaning products and limescale remover without concern of damaging the finish.

To this day, our patented process is unique and offers benefits that other materials cannot provide.

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Back in 1992, Albion’s founders had a mission - to create the ultimate bathtubs. After studying the marketplace and analysing other baths it was clear that only two materials were available at the time. Acrylic, which is a soft plastic, had become popular in the 1970’s due to its ease of manufacture and low cost. This was coupled with acrylic’s ability to be made in different colours that were fashionable - who can forget those avocado and chocolate brown suites! However, acrylic’s inherent qualities fell short of what the customer really wanted. Its flexibility was always an issue. Many people reported a dread, even a fear, of taking a bath as they felt the tub might break under their weight. Also, people said that acrylic was easy to scratch and always had a ‘cheap plastic look about it’. These shortcomings remain today.

Cast iron, has been used for approximately 120 years and had gained a reputation for being the ‘real-thing’ However, cast iron baths have many drawbacks, such as excessive weight,  incredible heat loss from the bathing water and a proneness to surface chipping. Homeowners also found that modern liquid cleaners would immediately ruin the white interior surface.

After two years of development, Albion had it sorted. A new material was created from an amalgam of high technology resin and a special reinforced mineral. Manufactured in our own factory, this material was named Iso-Enamel due to its high strength and hard surface. This formulation, when mixed, is cast into moulds and allowed to harden. The result is a strong, durable yet lightweight construction that will give years of bathing enjoyment.

Albion's Iso-Enamel baths are approximately a third of the weight of an equivalent cast iron bath. For example 65-70kg for a 6ft Albion stone resin bath, as opposed to approximately 200kg for an equivalent cast iron bath.

Albion's lightweight baths will insulate your bathing water, keeping it hotter for much longer than a cast iron bath, while maintaining a highly durable interior finish which is more chip and scratch resistant than cast iron or acrylic baths. There is no need to use specialist cleaning products either with Iso-Enamel, as it is durable enough to be used with modern day cleaning products and limescale remover without concern of damaging the finish.

To this day, our patented process is unique and offers benefits that other materials cannot provide.