Oceanstone products are handcrafted from the beginning to the final polishing process . Over 100 man hours to make one beautiful Oceastone bath product
The pure solid 100 % Terrazzo is a recycled material. It often contains recycled glass or leftover granite and marble chips from stone-processing plants. The Terrazzo mix contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), eliminating off-gassing in its manufacture according to the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association. For U.S. designers and architects, this gives Terrazzo a smaller carbon footprint than comparative materials. Customers will experience a warm natural soft stone like surface texture in an Natural Terrazzo Soaking Bath. Product has thousands of years of tested performance. See history of Terrazzo. History of Terrazzo
There's an extreme difference in texture vs the Oceanstone Terrazzo Stone Surface and the Acrylic Resin Stone hybrid surface bath products made. We believe our Terrazzo products feels like a smooth Ocean Stone or a very smooth River Rock, unlike an Acrylic Resin and cast Polymer product.
Health Effects of Acrylic Resin Bathtubs see below
Oceanstone's World Class Terrazzo Bath Products are pure Terrazzo. Oceanstone's products will not yellow unlike the Acrylic Resin Solid Surface Bath Products over time, also known as (Yellow Tub Syndrome) in the Trade. Ultraviolet light rays cause's this yellowing.
Oceanstone's Collection of Terrazzo Bathtubs will sooth and relax your body when fully immersed in deep warm water.
Customers will experience a warm natural soft stone like surface texture in a Oceanstone natural Terrazzo soaking bath.
There's a extreme difference in texture Vs the Oceanstone Terrazzo Stone Surface and the Acrylic Resin surface bath products made in China .
Oceanstone's Terrazzo Stone Bath Collection is our Flagship product (Manufacturing High end Resort Style Bath Fixtures)
Don't be misled by products stating Solid Surface Bathtubs they are most likely made of inferior Resin products such as Acrylic Resin import from China
Always look at the specification of the Bath products before purchasing an item.
Oceanstone's Terrazzo Bath Products are Green, 100% Handmade Terrazzo
For architects and builders seeking products that will minimize environmental impact, Terrazzo has proven to be a dream material. Terrazzo products, offer a host of Eco-friendly benefits.
For starters, Terrazzo is a recycled material. It often contains recycled glass or leftover granite and marble chips from stone-processing plants. The Terrazzo mix contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), eliminating off-gassing in its manufacture according to the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association. For U.S. designers and architects, this gives terrazzo a smaller carbon footprint than comparative materials.
The material's longevity also contributes to its green properties. Terrazzo can easily last the life of a building, virtually eliminating the need to replace it and create additional waste.
Thanks to all these qualities, Terrazzo can help builders and architects attain credits under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. Such credits are provided for efforts such as building reuse, use of recycled content and/or local regional materials, construction waste management, reduction of indoor emitting materials, and use of innovative design.
Not only is Terrazzo loaded with environmental characteristics, but it's rich in its color capabilities, too, allowing for the creation of elaborate works of art. Terrazzo is excellent for multicolored can be pigmented, like paint, to achieve an unlimited spectrum of colors. The color is permanent, too, and will last the life of the Bathtub or sink without fading, and it can accommodate a wide variety of richly colored aggregates, including chips of marble or granite, recycled glass, mother of pearl and various synthetic materials. When revealed by polishing, the aggregates provide their own symphony of color accents.
Acrylic Resin Bathtubs Not Green
Acrylate monomers used to form acrylate polymers are based on the structure of acrylic acid, which consists of a vinyl group and a carboxylic acid terminus. Other typical acrylate monomers are derivatives of acrylic acid, such as methyl methacrylate in which one vinyl hydrogen and the carboxylic acid hydrogen are both replaced by methyl groups, and Volatile Organic Compounds in which the carboxylic acid group is replaced by the related nitrile group.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Acrylic resin Bathtubs From China
What are the health effects of VOC exposure?
Health Effects of Acrylic Resin
The risk of health effects from inhaling any chemical depends on how much is in the air, how long and how often a
person breathes it in. Scientists look at short-term (acute) exposures as hours to days or long-term (chronic)
exposures as years to even lifetime.
Breathing low levels of VOCs for long periods of time may increase some people’s risk of health problems. Several
studies suggest that exposure to VOCs may make symptoms worse in people who have asthma or are particularly
sensitive to chemicals. These are much different exposures than occupational exposures to VOCs.
VOCs refer to a group of chemicals. Each chemical has its own toxicity and potential for causing different health
effects. Common symptoms of exposure to VOCs include:
Short-Term (Acute) to high levels of VOCs
Eye, nose and throat irritation
Nausea / Vomiting
Worsening of asthma symptoms
Long-Term (Chronic) to high levels of VOCs
Increased risk of:
Central Nervous System damage