What is The Onyx Collection?
The Onyx Collection manufactures solid surface shower bases, shower pans, lavatories, tub surrounds, slabs, seats, trim, and other shower accessories. Products from The Onyx Collection can come in almost any possible size, shape, and color for newly built or remodeled bathrooms.
If a unique size or shape is needed, Shumway Custom Bath can customize solid surfaces to fit anything. The Onyx Collection can deliver a custom shower base, shower pan, and custom shower wall panels for any bathroom, including handicap easy-access showers. If it can be drawn, described, or designed, Shumway Custom Bath can build it. The best part is all Onyx Collection products are guaranteed for life. “The Onyx Collection Guarantee”
Solid Surface Overview
Solid surface is a non-porous, low-maintenance material used for surfaces such as countertops. It can mimic the appearance of stone, wood, and other naturally occurring materials. At the hands of a trained craftsman, it can even be joined invisibly. Typically manufactured in sheet form for fabrication into finished countertops, solid surfaces can also be cast into a variety of shapes, including sinks, shower pans, and bathtubs.
Solid surface products are man-made stone-substitute material. Other common terms for these kinds of materials include things like Cultured Stone, Cultured Onyx, Cultured Granite, Cultured Marble, and Synthetic Stone. Besides competing with natural granite and marble, which are typically very expensive, these materials also compete with more traditional materials such as tile, porcelain, enameled steel, Formica, and fiberglass, which are typically more cost-effective than natural stone.
Benefits of Using Solid Surface
Cultured Onyx, our solid surface product, is typically stronger and more crack resistant than other materials. Cultured Onyx is also a flame retardant; so while Cultured Onyx products could be consumed by a fire that is hot enough, they will not promote or spread fire and will, in fact, try to put it out when exposed to the flames.
The gloss-finished products also have a tough, chemical resistant layer on the surface that keeps them from staining when exposed to chemicals such as hair dyes and nail polishes. The gloss layer also protects the material from scratches under normal use in the bathroom.
Solid Surface vs. Other Products
A solid surface, one-piece, molded shower base will never leak or damage a home when installed properly. There are no cracks or joints that need to be scrubbed clean and there are no seams to seal every few months. A one-piece vanity with a molded-in bowl is so easy to clean that there is no need to worry about where bacteria may be hiding and the quick, easy installation helps save time and money.