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Free Standing and Inset Baths

At Castano, we offer a large range of Baths that will suit most Australian homes which provides the latest in design, function and the best quality acrylic baths on the market.

We offer a range of styles from Free Standing, Back To Wall, Corner and Inset Baths, all manufactured from 100% Lucite Cross-Linked Acrylic Sheet.

When selecting a bath for your next bathroom project or new home, you need consider the following points.

Is the bath comfortable to rest in as well as the right design?

Is the material manufactured from quality acrylic world wide known brand that will last more than 10 years?

Is the bath manufactured from Cross-Linked Acrylic Sheet, not Non Crosslinked PMMA?

Will the acrylic change colour from Hot Water Temperature Cycling over 60 Degrees over the life of the product?

Does the acrylic structure allow for easy repair from wear and tear during its life span?

Castano Lucite Cross-Linked Acrylic Sheet baths come with a 25 Year Product Replacement Warranty.  The Largest in the industry.

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LUCITE CROSS-LINKED Acrylic

Castano Baths are manufactured from 100% Lucite Cross Linked Acrylic Sheet, the most durable and resistant acrylic sheet available which provides a High UV Resistance and High Chemical Resistance.

The story of Lucite Cross Linked Acrylic Sheet is that no other acrylic sheet is made the same way, due to the bond of cross linked technology that links one polymer chain to another creating a net structure within the acrylic sheet, providing a strong, durable acrylic sheet. When it comes to manufacturing baths, baths can be all sorts of shapes and sizes with tight radius internal corners. In general tight radius bends in baths can be a weak point if wall thicknesses are not consistent due to the acrylic materials being used in the production of the bath.

100% Lucite Cross Linked Acrylic Sheet can be thermoformed at one of the lowest temperatures, providing on average a thickness of 3mm of acrylic sheet through out the shape of the bath with tight radius, ensuring no weak points during the manufacturing process. Lucite Cross-Linked Acrylic Sheet is generally thicker than most other acrylics used in the production of baths. Lucite  is owned by Lucite International Ltd controlled by Mitsubishi Chemical LTD based in Japan. Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic sheet outperforms non crosslinked PMMA acrylic in many aspects that is relevant in the use of baths.

Lucite Cross Linked Acrylic provides high resistance to hot water that is over 60 degrees which can  provide stable colour over the life of the product. Cross-Linked Acrylic Sheet used on baths is a requirement to meet EU standards such as CSN EN 263 Sanitary Products.

Ensure your next bath is constructed from 100% Lucite Cross Linked Technology, backed by Castano’s  Australian Wide 25 Year Warranty. Do it right the first time with Lucite Cross Linked Acrylic Sheet.

Anything Else Is A Compromise

DONT BUY FAKE LUCITE CROSSLINKED ACRYLIC BATHS

There are some online stores selling low cost freestanding baths claiming to be manufactured from “Lucite” Acrylic Sheet. This term is used to describe PMMA acrylic in which is commonly a  Non-Crosslinked PMMA acrylic sheet which does not provide the same performance when it comes to UV resistance, chemical resistance, surface hardness to name a few, compared to Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Sheet. 

Some baths use the term MMA, which is just the liquid form of PMMA, the solid form of acrylic. These generally are not using Crosslinked Acrylic to produce the bath and are not the same as Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Sheet.

Non Crosslinked PMMA Acrylic Baths have poor impact resistance, wear and abrasion resistance, limited heat resistance, and limited chemical resistance. It can be prone to cracking under load and prone to attack from organic solvents. The greatest risk that consumers face is the discolouration that may occur from UV Light, which can make the bath turn light yellow over a period of time.

PMMA, non-crosslinked acrylic sheet is a low-cost material, hence why baths marketed as PMMA Acrylic with the word “Lucite” without mentioning crosslinked are a much lower cost to purchase and why they have a very low warranty offer and provide usage limitations in their warranty documentation.

Buyers be aware that some manufacturers and retailers are using Lucite’s trademark to market their baths without approval and are not manufactured from 100% Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Sheet, manufactured by Lucite International Ltd. 

They do not provide the same performance as 100% Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Sheet when it comes to normal wear and tear. 

Buy the real item. Ensure the bath is manufactured from 100% Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Sheet.

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Cross-Linked Cast ACRYLIC

All Castano Acrylic Baths are manufactured from Cross-Linked Acrylic Sheet. No other acrylic sheet can match the performance and durability of Lucite Cross-linked Acrylic Sheet.

  • Polymer Molecular Chain Structure – High Strength, High Durability, Unmatched.
  • Low Thermoforming Temperature, Less Stress on the Sheet, Tight Radius.
  • High UV Resistant, High Chemical Resistance.
  • High Durability, Wear And Tear
  • Consistent Wall Thicknesses through out the bath even on tight radius, reduces weak points in the structure.
  • Resistant to Hot Water Temperature Cycling above 60 Degrees, less chance of colour fading compared to other acrylic sheets.
Always ask before you purchase a bath, Is The Material Cross-Linked Acrylic?

The Largest Bath Warranty In Australia

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Ergonomic Back Rests

Not all baths provide that relaxing feeling. Where you see this symbol, the bath has been designed to incorporate ergonomic back rests inside the bath to provide maximum comfort. Before you purchase any bath, you should experience our baths. We hear stories of customers selecting a bath due to the design or price but never use it due to not being comfortable.

Our goal is to be the supplier of the most comfortable baths in Australia.

Matte Finish?

We understand that sometimes you are looking for that special look such as Matte finish to compliment other Matte colours within your bathroom. We have a range of Matte White Free Standing Baths that will compliment any Matte colour finishes. Our range of Matte Free Standing Baths are manufactured from 100% Cross-Linked Matte Acrylic sheet, making them very durable, UV Resistant and acid resistant. Our Matte Coloured Free Standing Baths are backed by a 10 Year Product Replacement Warranty. Insist on Crosslinked Acrylic Matte Sheet.

Check Out Our Range Of Mat Matt Matte  Baths

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Positano 1400 Freestanding Bath Matte White
$2,199.00
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Positano 1400 Corner RH Freestanding Bath Matte White
$2,199.00
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Positano 1400 Corner LH Freestanding Bath Matte White
$2,199.00
POS1600CB-LH-MW
Positano 1600 Corner LH Freestanding Bath Matte White
$2,499.00
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Positano 1600 Corner RH Freestanding Bath Matte White
$2,499.00
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Positano 1660 Back To Wall Free Standing Matte White Bath
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Positano 1660 Back To Wall Bath Matte White
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Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about Freestanding Baths

Is Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Good For Bath purposes?

Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Sheet provides a better performance in wear and tear for bath products compared to generic acrylics. European Standards must use Crosslinked Acrylic Sheet in baths. Castano Freestanding and Inset Baths compy with EN 263.

What does Crosslinked mean in terms of acrylic sheet?

Crosslinked Acrylic means the way the structure of the polymer molecules are formed in the sheet, linking each polymer together to create a bond like a mesh net, making it very durable and highly resistant to chemicals.

A non crosslinked acrylic sheet cannot provide the same performance.

How durable is Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Sheet?

Due to the nature of the material, the way it is manufactured, Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic is to be found more durable in relation to chemical resistance, scratch resistance and low effects of colour fading from hot water cycling over 60 degrees compared generic chinese non crosslinked manufactured acrylics. Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Sheets maintains a higher gloss over generic non crosslinked acrylics over the long term from exposure of cleaners and chemicals.

Do the Freestanding Baths come with any support?

Each  Castano Freestanding Baths comes with stainless steel base support and adjustable feet for easy installation. This provides a robust support to the base of the bath once installed.

The Castano Freestanding Bath does not require any additional support underneath the base of the bath.

Will the bath turn yellow after prelonged exposure to UV Light within the bathroom?

Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Sheet has a high resistance to UV Light and discolouration due to UV.  We offer a 25 Year Product Replacement Warranty. Baths manufactured from generic PMMA non crosslinked acrylic sheet only offer no more than 10 years or less when it comes to warranty. 

What is Ergonomic Back Rests Mean?

 The Ergonomic back rest is the term used to desribe the additional support built into the bath to provide an improvement in comfort and relaxation. The inner wall has a designed curvature to support the lower part of the back once lying in the bath to give you the best possible posture and comfort from any freestanding bath.

 

Can Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Baths be repaired if damaged?

Due to the construction of the bath manufactured from Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic, it is the easiest type of acrylics to repair and maintain its original gloss. Scratches can be removed with wet and dry sand paper then buffed with acrylic or car polish. 

What warranty comes with Castano Baths?

Castano Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Baths come with a 25 Year Product Replacement Warranty against manufacturing defects. 

Our Matte Baths come with a 10 Year Product Replacement Warranty against manufacturing defects.

What is Double Layer Acrylic Mean? Does it improve retaining heat?

Sometimes you may see a description of a bath say “Double Layer Acrylic”. This really means the bath is manufactured from two sheets, the inner shell and the outside shell to create the shroud around the bath which is joined at the top. All freestanding baths generally are made like this. It is a myth to say the air gap between the sheets acts as a insulator as there is no scientific evidence to prove this statement.

Why does Castano Baths offer slim edge baths compared to other manufacturers who only supply thick edge baths?

Due to Castano baths manufactured from Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic, the bath design can produce some thin edge product that matches modern basins in the bathroom due to the ability of consistent wall thickness and technology of the acrylic sheet. Others who can only produce 20mm or thicker edging, generally are using a generic acrylic sheet that cannot produce these designs, have inconsistencies with wall thicknesses or dont have the technology to join thin edged acrylic baths.

What is the difference in performance of Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Sheet VS Non Crosslinked PMMA Acrylic Sheet

Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic is a superior material for bath production due to its long term gloss finish. The crosslinking process involves the addition of a special monomer which creates links between the molecules of acrylic polymer, resulting in sheets that are highly resistant to scratches and abrasions. This gloss finish is further enhanced by the fact that it also provides greater UV stability than noncrosslinked PMMA acrylic sheets by far. This means that it can withstand exposure to sunlight without experiencing discoloration or fading, allowing products made from Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic to look vibrant and attractive for longer periods of time.

Additionally, this material has superior hardness and chemical resistance compared to non-crosslinked PMMA acrylics so it won’t be affected by harsh cleaners or chemicals often used in bath production.

As a result, products made with Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic can maintain their glossy finish longer than those made with non-crosslinked acrylics.  All these factors combined make Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic the ideal choice for any bath production project needing a long term gloss finish.

What are the differences and risks with purchasing low cost PMMA acrylic freestanding baths compared to Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic baths

Purchasing a low cost PMMA non-crosslinked acrylic freestanding bath can be tempting due to the lower cost, however there are some risks associated with this choice that should be taken into consideration. The primary risk is related to the warranty of the product. Low cost PMMA non-crosslinked acrylic baths typically come with much shorter and less comprehensive warranties compared to Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Sheet Freestanding baths. These warranties may not cover defects in workmanship or materials which could lead to costly repairs or replacements down the line. This can leave you without any protection if something goes wrong with your bath.

Another risk of purchasing a low cost PMMA non-crosslinked acrylic freestanding bath is its durability and life span. These baths are generally made of thinner and less durable material than Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Sheet. Freestanding baths which means that they may need to be replaced more frequently as they age. Furthermore, these thinner materials, thinner in tight radius of the bath, and can also be prone to cracking or warping from impacts or changes in temperature due to expansion.

Finally, it’s important to note that low cost PMMA non crosslinked acrylic freestanding baths may require additional repair maintenance or care for their upkeep over time, such harder to repair compared to  Lucite Crosslinked Acrylic Freestanding baths are designed for long-term use with minimal maintenance required.

When considering whether a low cost PMMA non-crosslinked acrylic freestanding bath is right for you it’s important to weigh up the risks against its potential savings in order understand if it’s an economical decision in the long-term.

National Office

50 Bardia Ave, Seaford, 
VIC 3198, Australia

1300 856 887
sales@castano.com.au

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