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The Importance of Healthy and Healing Surfaces

When it comes to healthcare projects, surface selection is an important part of the design process; after all, healing begins with a patient’s environment.

  • Design by GHD Architects

  • Design by PDT Architects

  • Left, Design by GHD Architects. Right, Design by Silver Thomas Hanley.



BY Andrew McDonald

December 5th, 2014


Staron Solid Surfaces is a surface that offers a warm, soft and soothing feel to the skin. Being composed of a natural and pure mineral derived from bauxite ore and blended with an advanced pure acrylic resin, the surfaces do not feel ‘cold’ like many other surfaces do. Staron Solid Surfaces meets every criteria to create a project that will look like the day it was installed, for years to come.

Staron also offers a hygienic finish that gets rid of any chance of cross contamination, making it an ideal solution to the strident design specification of dental surgeries, hospitals or aged care facilities. Staron prevents the growth of mould or mildew, providing a clean surface solution making it perfect for wet areas.

The thermoformability of Staron allows for designers to get creative with ergonomically friendly applications for easy access and wheelchair use, while its non-porous and slip resistant nature means it can also be used in and around showers or bathtubs.

The ability to join the surface with no open joins isn’t just a win for design creativity; for the end user it means that heightened hygiene and a lack of dirt-trapping crevices, an essential benefit in any industry where cleanliness is paramount. Staron also extends itself to fully integrated dentistry bowls, baby baths or sinks and vanities – with no open joins, just one continuous surface that performs as one piece.

Create monolithic wall surfaces, toilet partitions, food preparation kitchenettes and nurses stations – the possibilities are endless. Staron is also Greenguard and Greenguard Gold certified, making it a perfect solution for healthcare applications.


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