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The importance of healthy surfaces in design

Healing begins with a patient’s environment, and that includes clean, healthy surfaces. The team at Staron offer a warm, soft and soothing-to-the-skin surface solution for this purpose.

  • Fully integrated Staron sink and benchtop in a dental surgery.

  • Staron clad to stair walls.

  • Fully integrated Staron sinks and benchtops in a dental surgery.

  • Fully integrated Staron sink and benchtop in hospital patient room.

  • Nurse's station clad entirely with Staron Solid Surfaces

For hospital environments, healthy surfaces are a must – they need to be easily cleaned, yes, but too sterile and a welcoming space these surfaces do not make. What separates Staron from so many other surface solutions, is that the material itself does not feel ‘cold’ to the touch like many other surfaces do. Staron also offers a hygienic finish that abolishes cross contamination – making it ideal for projects where cleanliness is a must; dental surgeries, hospitals; aged care facilities and the like. Staron’s healthy surfaces prevent the growth of mould and mildew, providing a clean surface solution.

The thermoformability of Staron allows for not only a limitless mix of aesthetic design choices for benches and tabletops, but also enables the creation of ergonomically friendly flooring and ramps for wheelchair access. The non-porous and slip resistant nature of Staron also means it can be used in and around showers and bathtubs by creating curves for easy access. The seamless nature of the surface adds heightened hygiene and eliminates dirt trapping crevices, an essential feature in industries where cleanliness is job number 1.

Staron surfaces’ applicability also extends into to fully integrated dentistry bowls, baby baths or sinks and vanities. Thanks to its total lack of open joins, the one continuous surface is an easily cleaned, watertight solution. From monolithic wall surfaces and toilet partitions to food preparation kitchenettes and nurses stations – the possibilities are limitless!

Staron Solid Surfaces are comprised of a natural and pure mineral derived from bauxite ore and blended with an advanced pure acrylic resin, resulting in the world’s premium surface material. It is suitable for endless applications in a commercial or residential project. With a silk-like finish and a range of over 80 colours to select from, Staron is both aesthetically and functionally pleasing. All this comes in an environmentally sustainable material, with a 10 Year Limited Warranty. Staron Solid Surfaces provides a design solution that pushes the boundaries of design.

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