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Self cleaning bathroom anyone?

It’s not a surprise that the weekly bathroom clean has become somewhat of a chore to many of us. Thanks to Rose Amal & the Particles and Catalysts Research Group, University of New South Wales the days of sprays and scrubbing may be a thing of the past.

With the use of Nanotechnology, this new coating can be applied to any surface. It will contain particles with an oxidizing ability stronger than chlorine bleach.

This new super coating contains modified particles of titanium dioxide, which are doped with other cations like iron or vanadium and anions like oxygen, nitrogen or carbon. The oxidising properties also mean fungus cannot grow on the surface. And because the coating is hydrophobic – it does not like water – the water simply slides away carrying any dirt with it, rather than gathering as droplets.

More development is required to bring it to the marketplace, but the stage is set for fast progress.

Don’t go throwing away the Marigolds just yet!

Super Sealant to Solve All Leaks!

After installing a new bathroom suite you’ll find yourself looking for a good quality bathroom sealant to finish off and ensure a leak free bathroom. The fact is that after a while you may be met with the task of removing the grungy grimy sealant, and replacing it with a new one. This will cost you time, money and effort, and without choosing a different product it’s guaranteed to happen all over again as the sealant slowly shrinks.

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This is where CT1 Sealant comes into play. This new unique sealant uses the latest development in bonding and sealing making it the ultimate solution for showers, baths, wetrooms and tiles! Its completely odourless and because it’s not a solvent based product its guaranteed not to shrink.

When applying standard sealant it’s important to make the surrounding area bone dry so the sealant sticks properly. CT1 has a little party trick up its sleeve, as it has the ability to instantly repair most materials underwater. The days of waiting 24 hours after sealing before using your bath or shower are gone! CT1 dries ready for painting in just 30 minutes.

 Available in 7 different colours, ensure that CT1 is on your bathroom shopping list.

Home Improvement Getting Greener.

It’s a well known fact that the environment has become an important, key issue in today’s modern society. People are recycling more, driving more eco-friendly cars and turning TVs off standby. This ‘eco-fever’ is passing over to the home improvement sector, with consumers considering the environment when purchasing that new kitchen or bathroom. 

A recent survey carried out by the KBSA showed the following:

  • 25% stated that their buying decision would be effected by the retailer’s environmental policies.
  • 41% stated that energy ratings of appliances is a very important factor when purchasing such products.
  • 37% stated is was important that wood used by manufacturers was obtained from sustainable sources. 

It seems that more and more of us are considering our planet before deciding on final plans for our homes.

Give yourselves a pat on the back!