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How smart material technology could transform your home

Added 13.11.17

We’re seeing the advances of smart technology impacting a huge amount of industries, and the kitchen and bathroom sector is no exception.

Developments in technology have not only led to the enhancement of common home features, such as smart fridges and thermostats, but also in the materials that are used to create staples of the home such as kitchen worktops and bathroom wall panels.

If you’re looking to renovate your home, here are a few reasons why you should consider using smart material technologies:

Say goodbye to tiles...and scrubbing grout!

Now more than ever, homeowners are looking for alternative options to tiles in their bathrooms.

Splashbacks and wall panels provide an easy to clean, grout free and stylish alternative to bathroom tiles, meaning the effects of dampness that can cause damage over time in bathrooms and wet environments is prevented.

It’s no secret that one of the most off-putting parts of renovating a bathroom is the time that it takes to do, therefore causing a lot interruption to the everyday family routine. Bathroom wall panels, such as our Nuance laminate panelling, are six times faster to install than tiles, meaning this disruption is decreased significantly.

Damage resistant worktops

When renovating a kitchen, there’s a range of factors to consider before choosing a worktop depending on lifestyle. Those with families will be familiar with the importance of having a worktop that’s scratch and heat proof and easy to clean and, thanks to smart material technology, there’s a huge range of worktops for you to choose from.

Laminate worktops, made of high-density chipboard, are versatile and easy to clean - and one of the main reasons why 85% of new kitchens choose this material for their work surfaces. Thanks to the huge popularity of this material, you can be sure that there will be design and style that’ll be just what you want for your work surface or breakfast bar.

Waterproof bathroom panels

Thanks to the developments in smart material technology, poor quality materials are being used less and less in homes.

In bathrooms and kitchens, which are more likely to get wet than in other parts of the home, it’s vital that surfaces, walls and panels are entirely waterproof - not just ‘moisture resistant’, as some lower quality materials are. Ultimately, if your walls and surfaces aren’t waterproof, your home will be prone to long term, costly damage.

With materials such as Nuance, that are made with a water resistant, patented core, your bathroom wall panels will be entirely waterproof. Whether you’re renovating your bathroom, shower or wetroom, wall panels with 100% waterproof material will prevent damage from wetness and dampness for up to 15 years.

If you’re thinking of renovating your home, why not take a look at our cutting edge range of smart surfaces, worktops and wall panels?



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