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Materials Guide

Hand-washing basins in commercial washrooms have traditionally been made from vitreous china. At The Splash Lab, we craft our sinks from two materials only: solid surface and marble. Here, we compare both materials to help architects, contractors and your clients make informed decisions when specifying their washroom projects. Provenance: Marble The city of Carrara is […]
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Follow the design concepts behind our brand new LA Showroom

The Splash Lab, working closely alongside McLaren Excell started out by outlining the scope of the brief; to create The Splash Lab’s US flagship showroom within a 1930’s factory unit. We wanted to create something unique that resonated with our passion for design, experience and exploration. We did, however remain open minded as to how […]
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How to Specify Corian Basins That Last A Decade: Expert Guide

Since we launched the original Monolith Basin system in 2012, we have seen many imitators emerge in the market.  Too often, we hear of the challenges they present at specification, installation, and post hand-over.  We chose to write this 5 part comprehensive guide to give specifiers the core requirements for longevity, whichever solid surface basin […]
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Why we use Carrara marble

“The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.” Michelangelo More than 2,000 years have passed since the first block of Carrara marble was quarried high in the Apuan Alps in […]
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Is craftsmanship important in modern manufacturing?

With automation technology like artificial intelligence, autonomous cars and 3D printing increasingly dominating our cultural landscape, it may feel as if the need for craftsmanship in commercial production is reducing. One may even question the relevance and need for craftsmen in a modern manufacturing organisation like The Splash Lab. However, over the past decade, there has been […]
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Capacitive vs IR technology

Touch-free taps in the washroom are a good idea: they are hygienic, intuitive to use and achieve reliable water savings. Modern ‘smart taps’ utilise one of two technologies to produce a wave-activated water flow: capacitive sensors or infrared (IR) sensors. To discover which tap technology is suitable for your project, we break down the pros […]
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Why we use PVD for our washroom products

When our designers were creating The Splash Lab product range, they were faced with a challenge: how to produce diverse restroom products in a range of finishes while maintaining consistency and quality? The solution was Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD), a vacuum-coating technique that vaporises the source material into a plasma of atoms or molecules and […]