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Freestanding Bathtubs : Amsterdam – Where Innovation and Heritage Meet

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Amsterdam freestanding bathtubs and basins, part of DADO’s contemporary City Range, are in perfect harmony with the Dutch city of Amsterdam’s vision and quality of life.

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Amsterdam – affectionately called the ‘Venice of the North,’ – is an iconic location built around water, where meandering canals form the heart and soul of the city.  Urban and aqua engineering transformed this European cultural hub into an innovative city that has not forgotten its heritage or the legacy of its past. This dynamic city has been DADO’s inspiration in the design of the Amsterdam bathtub’s slim, rectangular form and soft curves – a nod to a modern, yet timeless feel.

Art Appreciation

The creative design process of the Amsterdam freestanding bathtub was sensitive to the DNA of the city and Amsterdam’s rich art history, dating back to the 13th century. The numerous art galleries and museums dotted throughout the city are a testimony to its cultural richness and significant influence on the world’s art and design landscape. This has been beautifully blended into the frameless lines and artistic simplicity of the bathtub’s shape. It stands out as an artwork would in a gallery; where one’s first response is to stand back and admire it in all its glory.

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Quality, crafted pieces are timeless by nature, and always worth the investment. Blending modern and traditional, Amsterdam freestanding bathtubs deserve pride of place in your home as sculptural works of art.

 

Lifestyle Choice

Amsterdam has garnered a strong reputation for its quality of life, epitomised by its healthy work/life balance. This is reflected in Amsterdam being nicknamed the ‘City of Bikes,’ with 2 out of 3 people in this global city cycling to work, shops and schools. 

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Through DADO’s Amsterdam freestanding bathtubs, ingenious design and bathing functionality have been merged together to create the perfect harmony to your bathing space. It offers a tailor-made solution to people with busy lifestyles who need to balance their work schedules with relaxation. The Amsterdam bath need not only be appreciated from afar. This stunning bathtub, boasting a natural matt stone appearance and quality handcrafted finish, brings lasting elegance into your home. All that is left is to fill with water to enjoy a luxurious bathing experience and let the stresses of the day soak away.

 

Small Village Feel

Freestanding bathtubsThe ‘village-like’ charm and cultural diversity of Amsterdam is its allure. For locals and tourists alike, it is easy to feel at home in this city, surrounded by water. At DADO, we believe the smaller elements, like the Amsterdam basin, will be an ideal complement to freestanding bathtubs, creating a sense of cohesive harmony in your bathroom.

 

The tranquillity of the city’s water canals is seamlessly translated into your contemporary bathroom space, allowing you to pause and experience the calmness and healing properties of water in style. To get a feel for each of these iconic cities represented in the City Range, take a trip to our recent blog which highlights each city’s personality and pairs their distinctive styles and features with your bathroom’s unique theme.

DADO

DADO is a luxury bathroom ware brand established in 2007. Our freestanding bathtubs and basins are manufactured from our own unique DADOquartz material. We are known for our timeless sophisticated designs like the Acanthus, Moloko and Deonne bathtubs and complementary basins.

If Amsterdam’s philosophy of life appeals to you, captured by the timeless, yet contemporary style of Amsterdam freestanding bathtubs, request a quote or venture on to our store locator to find a store near you today.

 

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What to look out for in a good quality bath

Quality is a huge determining factor when it comes to the purchase of long-term investment items such as a bathtub. In the purchase of items such as this, it is in the consumer’s best interest to do thorough research about the options that they have available to them. This includes assessing the quality of the products to ensure that they will, indeed, last as long as you expect them to. It would be a dangerous assumption to make if you consider your perceived quality to equate to true quality without examining your options.

The quality of a product refers to the calibre of that item as compared to its available alternatives in the market. It is where durability and composition meet to, not only meet customer expectations but to effortlessly exceed them. Quality is the difference between buying a bathtub every few years because it has cracked, chipped or otherwise deteriorated in its short lifespan, and enjoying your bathtub for more than 20+ years.

The key criterion to consider when making a bathtub purchase is the material from which it is made. The material options available in the market include plastic (ABS), acrylic, cast-iron, enameled steel, cultured marble, proprietary composites, and stone. For the purpose of this article, we will be comparing the proprietary composite DADOquartz with other solid surface materials in the high-end of the spectrum that one would consider when finally building one’s dream bathroom space.

To ensure that the product you are buying is of a high-quality one needs to consider characteristics such as ‘full-bodied’, ‘solid body’ or solid surface within the bathtubs.

  • Ensure the product has full-bodied construction

Full-bodied construction means that the product is made of the same material through and through. If you were to cut the product in half across any axis, you will find the same material on the inside as on the outside. You cannot go wrong with stone bathtubs in this criterion.

Full-bodied products are made from granite, marble, onyx, travertine, basalt or sandstone. These bathtubs are truly one of a kind and they have the most full-bodied construction because they are carved from a single solid piece. This makes them one unique work of art but a pricey one at that.

A more affordable and equally full-bodied material would be proprietary composites. These are stone, mineral and resin mixtures that are moulded into a single solid bathtub like DADOquartz bathtubs. Full-bodied bathtubs are made of a non-porous material with no fissures, veins or other imperfections.

Figure 1: DADOquartz solid material with no fissures, veins or pores

Some composites, however, do not completely qualify as full-bodied. This is because it is made from a material such as crushed fillers mixed with resin, set and then followed up with a gel coat. The material is quite durable, but should the product become scratched it would be irreparable and it would also be revealing the often-unpleasant subsurface material.

Figure 2: Other solid material with fissures, veins and pores – the surface can crack or break easily.

If you find that the product has differing materials in other areas, this could mean irreparable cracks or that the structural integrity of the article could be compromised.

  • Surface coatings

This criterion investigates the true surface of the product and scrutinises the thickness of the product’s rim. Judging this measure ensures that the surface that you have associated with quality is truly the material that the product was fashioned from and not simply a coating to cover up a different material. What you can do to verify this is to have a look at the bottom and the side of the products to see that there are no colour and material variations.

The surface of a bathtub or basin will almost always look smooth and even, as this is part of the customer’s expectations, which breeds perceived quality. However, this smoothness needs to be consistent throughout the product’s surface. If you turn a basin upside-down and find bubbles, veins, and crevasses in the material, this should be a red flag.  Bubbles show that the fibre matrix is not a stable as it should be, this could lead to cracking and product failure in some cases. It would also be possible that one of these bubbles could show up on the surface of the product at a later stage.

Most bathroom ware products made from solid material are typically layered with a gel-coat finish which is equivalent to a paint finish. This also allows these products to be manufactured in a range of solid colours and with a high gloss finish. Although scratches on this surface can be buffed out, with time, the gel-coat finish, as with all paint finishes,  can become brittle and expose the material underneath, leading to cracks. This material doesn’t stand up as well as proprietary composites like DADOquartz that has no additional coating on the products because of the quartz material used in manufacturing. The DADOquartz bathtubs and basins are non-porous meaning that they are free of hairline cracks, ensuring a surface that is resistant to micro-organisms and bacterial growth, easy to clean and silky smooth to the touch.

Figure 9: Example of visible coating

The quartz used in DADOquartz bathroom ware is a high-quality stone that is crushed and mixed with resin and minerals and then moulded into a single solid piece. This piece undergoes extensive tests to ensure that there are no fissures, veins or other imperfections that could compromise the strength or appearance of the product. This results in a durable, long-lasting, scratch and stain resistant bathtub that has no need for any additional treatment or coatings.

  • Product Thickness

When it comes to the thickness of the bathtub an easy way to compare the strength to weight ratio of a bathtub is to look at the thickness of the bathtub’s rim and waste. Although styles and product designs may differ to accommodate details such as shape or an overflow system, material with high strength characteristics will be able to produce very thin bathtubs without any concern.  DADOquartz bathtubs are available with a  rim width as thin as 10mm, an illustration of the material’s strength. The manufacturer of DADOquartz bathroom ware is able to produce exceedingly slim bathtubs without compromising the structural integrity of the bathtub due to the unwavering strength and resilience of the material.

DADO bathtubs and basins made from DADOquartz

With a StandardCity, Compact, and Classic freestanding bathtub and complementary basin range, DADO is at the forefront of the latest bathroom trends and stands out in terms of quality. Using the latest manufacturing technology and innovation, DADO’s freestanding bathtubs and basins are manufactured from the unique DADOquartz material. As a testament to the exceptional durability of all our products, we back our work with a lifetime warranty of 25 years on all bathtubs and basins. Visit our showroom today, and find the next centerpiece for your bathroom.

 

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Freestanding Bathtubs – Global City Ranges that match your Bathroom’s Personality

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At DADO, we’re fascinated by wanderlust – the impulse to travel and explore the world. Our City Range of freestanding bathtubs and matching basins offer you the opportunity to experience the essence of world-class cities without setting foot outside your bathroom.

 

Author, John Green, is quoted as saying, “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to.” You can satisfy your impulse to travel the world and fall in love with iconic cities you’ve never been to by simply relaxing in one of our stylish modern freestanding bathtubsDADO’s City Range brings four world-class cities into your own contemporary bathroom – you just have to decide which one is your favourite, allowing your imagination to run wild in your own home.

When it comes to world-class cities, which is your bathroom’s personality?

 

AMSTERDAM: If the European lifestyle resonates with you and you have an appreciation for art and rich cultural history complemented with modernity and a healthy work/life balance, then the Amsterdam freestanding bathtub with matching basin is the dream fit for your bathroom space. With its soft curves and rectangular form, the Amsterdam bathtub perfectly blends modern and traditional.

DUBAI: Are you are a forward-thinking strategist, excited by innovative architecture that pushes the boundaries amid a vibrant mix of cultural diversity? The Dubai freestanding bathtubs have your name written all over it and will make the appropriate statement in your modern bathroom design. The Dubai bathtub and basin, with their smooth curves, wrap luxury and elegance into the perfect design.

LONDON: If you lean towards the avant-garde and a cosmopolitan vibe but still maintain a respect for heritage and tradition, then the London freestanding bathtub with its chic, oval shape and sleek lines will add a sophisticated centre-piece to your modern bathroom. Just add the beautifully crafted London basin for a definitive design statement.

RIO: Do you come alive in an eclectic environment of multicultural energy and passion, but where life is not taken too seriously? The striking and edgy design of the Rio freestanding bathtub, partnered with the Rio basin, will certainly be the luxurious focal point in your bathroom.

 

Whichever model from our modern freestanding bathtubs you choose, our City Range enables you to fall in love with world-class cities without ever having to visit them, affording you a global spa experience from the comfort of your own home. DADO’s City Range of freestanding bathtubs and matching basins contain no fissures, veins or imperfections, resulting in a smooth and elegant finish. For more information on the enduring quality of our products, catch up on our story.

Download our brochure to begin your journey into our world of timeless and luxurious modern bathtubs and basins.

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Compact Modern Bathtubs – Ideal for Urban Spaces

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The lifestyle trend centered on the motto of “LIVE-WORK-PLAY,” is growing and it has generated a property boom in the urban real estate market. The impact is less square footage in luxury apartments and townhouses, however, this does not mean compromising on design impact, especially when it comes to modern bathtubs in the bathroom space.

Big Design Impact in Smaller Spaces

In our previous blog, we talked about the revolution of smaller bathrooms and their design challenges. This piece highlighted that the perfect creative opportunity to boost the wow factor of your modern bathroom is by embracing the ‘less is more’ design principle. The timeless beauty of freestanding modern bathtubs can now take centre stage in your contemporary space, thanks to DADO’s Compact Range of luxury freestanding baths and matching basins. An urban bathroom still deserves to be elegant and tranquil, as it is often a much-needed retreat.

Introducing the Rosella

New to DADO’s compact freestanding bathtub range is the stylish Rosella exclusively available at Italtile. Manufactured from unique, locally sourced DADOquartz material, this petite bathtub has been purposefully designed to command attention and show off a big personality in a small bathroom. The Rosella proudly stands alongside the Ava and the Julia in DADO’s range of urban-inspired compact bathtubs. With a length of 1500 – 1550, these bathtubs ensure a perfect focal point fit in a small-scale city bathroom without taking up too much space. The Rosella is currently on promotion and is exclusively available at Italtile outlets.

Enhance the Aesthetic with Modern Basins  

There is no denying that our compact freestanding bathtubs are investment pieces. But for added elegance, why not partner our compact bathtubs with their matching basins, whose gracious presence is a befitting design choice for a sublime impact in your modern bathroom?

DADO’s beautiful range of modern basins is perfectly designed to complement the smooth lines of their matching modern bathtubs. This combination creates seamless symmetry which makes for a calm and relaxing space which can improve the overall aesthetic of your bathroom and turn it into your personal spa retreat in your home.

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The architectural simplicity of the lines of all freestanding bathtubs will fit flawlessly into your modern space and will become statements of ultimate luxury. The DADO  Maya freestanding bathtub and Maya basin (exclusive to Italtile) continue the minimalistic theme and clean lines which make the addition of modern bathtubs perfect in any modern space.

An exclusive range of DADO freestanding baths and basins made from DADOquartz are currently on promotion at  Italtile stores. Visit our store locator to find a retail store near you.

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Freestanding Baths -Transforming into an iconic Victorian-era Powder Room

When considering a classic style for your bathroom transformation, the Victorian-era offers timeless freestanding baths inspiration, which can spruce up and add a touch of glamour to any dull bathroom.

The Victorian period, the era of Queen Victoria’s reign between June 1837 and January 1901, was a highly progressive timeline in British history; the miracle of indoor plumbing originated, public baths were established for all, while wealthy families built splendid bathrooms in their mansions, complete with freestanding baths and decorative basins. When it comes to current bathroom inspiration, many homeowners still look back fondly to the past. And for those seeking to recreate a powder-room reminiscent of an opulent Victorian bathroom, you’ll be glad to know that freestanding baths of this era are just as popular now as when they first came into existence in the mid-1800’s.

A Classic Bathroom in a Compact Space

In our previous Blog, we explored the property trends towards modern bathtubs in smaller bathrooms. Interestingly, this draws a parallel to Victorian bathrooms which were also small and narrow in scale, accommodating small bathtubs to fit into the bathing space. Transforming your bathroom is largely a matter of space and comfort. With the addition of compact freestanding baths, you can enjoy just as much comfort and rejuvenation as in a larger tub. Bathrooms can become every bit as lavish as kitchens and bedrooms. The Julia Bathtub from the DADO Compact Range is a stunning illustration of a compact bathtub that brings Victorian-era style into a classic, luxury bathroom. For those blessed with an expanse of floor space, the Victoria bathtub is the quintessential classic bath to complement your master bathroom.

The Ball and Claw Bathtub – Making its Mark!

One of the most iconic images of the Victorian-era powder rooms has to be ‘ball-and-claw’ freestanding baths. Traditionally made entirely from cast-iron, they weighed a tonne and did not retain heat very well. With modern designs experimenting with lightweight materials, these classic chic bathtubs are making a strong comeback. Moulded into what are known as “slipper baths”, they make a striking impact in any bathroom design that they are incorporated into. The Sophia Slipper Bathtub, from the DADO Classic Range of freestanding bathtubs, is a luxurious modern interpretation of this Victorian-era ablution room favourite.

DADO

DADO is a luxury bathroom ware brand established in 2007 and renowned for luxurious freestanding baths and basins, which are manufactured from their own unique DADOquartz material. Whether you are creating an oasis of luxury in a small bathroom or looking to add a timeless masterpiece to your master bathroom, DADO offers more than 25 different designs, leaving you spoilt for choice. Find your nearest DADO distributor today using our online Store Locator.

 

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Modern Bathtubs – Property Trends Towards Smaller Bathrooms

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Modern bathtubs in smaller bathrooms are undergoing quite a revolution in recent times as urban property trends present a design challenge of making the most out of compact spaces.

Smaller bathrooms require a minimalist approach and the need to scale down becomes a priority in smaller bathroom design. Taking unnecessary items out of the space, it opens up a luxurious ‘focal point’ to your bathroom, allowing you to invest in a modern bathtub that compliments your overall theme and transforms your bathing area into your own personal ‘spa’. In our previous Blog, we outlined the functional and aesthetic benefits of investing in a set of matching freestanding basins for your luxury bathroom. If you own a modern apartment or house and yearn for a large tub, compact modern bathtubs offer the perfect fit for your smaller bathroom. Get ready to re-acquaint yourself with the ultimate bathing experience!

Immerse yourself in more space than you think!

Owning a smaller property shouldn’t deny you all the luxuries and treats of its larger counterpart. Rather than visualizing modern bathtubs by the available square metres of your bathroom, look at the space opportunities from the floor to the roof. By literally thinking ‘deep down’, you can add a statement piece to your home with the addition of a ‘soaker tub’. The extra height in a compact bathtub such as the Ava bath from the DADO freestanding modern bathtubs range is crafted with the modern apartment or townhouse in mind. The deeper profile of this compact bathtub allows you to immerse yourself and enjoy the same relaxing experience as a larger tub.

Modern Bathroom Trends influenced by Urban Living Trends.

As the demand for urban dwellings increases, property developers have been forced to build upwards, creating smaller living spaces. This has given rise to ‘compact living’, where bathroom designers have been presented with new creative possibilities to fuse luxury and style into smaller homes. The addition a modern bathtub adds an artistic presence to a free-flowing space, in addition to functionality and aesthetic beauty. For a more classic look, the Julia bathtub from DADO’s compact freestanding bathtub range blends luxury into a classic bathroom theme with the compact dimensions to fit into almost any bathroom.

DADO

DADO is a luxury bathroom ware brand established in 2007 and featured at the forefront of the latest bathroom trends. In addition to the compact range of freestanding bathtubs, DADO also manufactures a wide range of modern and classic freestanding bathtubs accompanied by complementary freestanding basins, using our own unique DADOquartz material. Contact DADO today or find your nearest DADO distributor from our Store Locator to view our products and transform your bathroom into a luxurious retreat.

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Freestanding Bathtubs -Upgrading in Cape Town

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Investing in your bathing experience by upgrading to freestanding bathtubs has been one of the most popular home makeover decisions of the past few months.

As Capetonians strive to occupy their beach houses and city penthouses with a truly luxurious feel, homeowners have continually looked to local designers for a unique selection of freestanding bathtubs and basins to complete their lavish home makeover. In our previous Blog, we offered some practical everyday tips on reusing your bath grey-water to play your part in preventing Day Zero. While the water crisis should never escape our minds, we hope the article has inspired you to apply some of our water-saving tips, and perhaps reduce bath usage to special occasions. A freestanding bathtub is more than just a bathing space – it is the epitome of style, sophistication and confidence and there’s no reason why it cannot be the centrepiece of your dream bathroom in 2018.

Aspirational Living in heart of the Mother City

“They say a Boer makes a plan but Capetonians make magic” (Unknown)  With the luxury of scenic views, rolling waves, tranquil surrounds and rising living standards, one doesn’t need to look far to source magical inspiration in the Cape. In the quest for ‘timeless luxury’, residents have drawn such inspiration to spruce up their bathroom space. For homeowners embracing the ultra-modern city living, freestanding bathtubs such as the Ava and Deonne baths from the DADO Standard range are a must-have addition that complete an ideal upgrade to modern luxury in compact spaces. It entices even the busiest Capetonian to relax and unwind at the end of a hectic working day, a teleport into your own inner spa sanctuary without leaving the house.

A freestanding Bathtub with an Ocean Backdrop

The positioning of freestanding bathtubs in Cape Town’s opulent beachfront properties have been a stylish focal point that adds a spa-like serenity to the bathroom space. When location means everything to you, demand the same degree of luxury in your bathing experience. Freestanding wide-rim bathtubs from DADO’s standard range, including the Palm Bath and the Acanthus oval bath, are the ultimate luxury statements in beachfront living. They are even spacious enough for two to enjoy! Incorporating the aforementioned bathtub designs into your beach house bathroom accentuates the nature that surrounds you, and convinces you to spend just that little bit more time in the bath.

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DADO is a luxury bathroom ware brand established in 2007, Our freestanding bathtubs and basins are manufactured from our own unique DADOquartz material. Its special properties give our products its alluring characteristics, exceptional hardness and distinguishing longevity. DADOquartz is used to manufacture perfectly crafted luxury freestanding bathtubs and basins to markets worldwide. Boasting a Catalogue of over 25 different products, DADO crafts a design solution for every bathroom space. We proudly invite you to our Cape Town showroom in Paarden Eiland (View on Map) to get up close and personal with our bespoke range of bath products. Contact DADO today to make an appointment and make your dream upgrade to a freestanding bathtub a reality.

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Bath Grey-water – Reusing your Bathtub’s Water and play your part in preventing Day Zero

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Within our Blog, we aim to add our voice to issues that expand beyond luxury bathtubs into promoting responsible bath grey-water usage and respecting this finite resource.

As we wait with bated breath for the exact moment ‘Day Zero” creeps upon us, bathing has inevitably come under intense scrutiny as a contributor to water wastage. However, for many folks living in the driest corners of South Africa, Day Zero is an everyday reality. These residents have had to become resilient, yet through the recycling of bath grey-water, they have been able to spread this precious resource far and wide.

In our previous article, we shared our safest methods for maintaining your DADOquartz bathroom fittingsAt DADO, we receive a lot of feedback, tips and occasionally some concerns about bathwater consumption. In this article, we offer a few suggestions on how to best utilize the remaining bath water in your tub (known as bath grey-water) after each use. While Day Zero has gladly been pushed further out to 9th July at the time of writing (Source: EWN), we don’t need to wait for emergency plans to be drawn up by municipalities in order to get real about the situation. We are the enforcers of change and with a few daily water-hacks prioritizing sensible bathwater re-usage, we may never have to face that ominous day when the cities turn off their taps!

 

Reuse Grey-Water for other Household Chores

Considering the water restrictions that are being enforced, grey-water is far too precious to just throw down the drain. From now on, consider Grey-Water as ‘water you can use twice’. With bathwater providing a proportionate amount of our daily water usage, salvage what you need and consider using it to clean your floors and windows. Other uses extend to; watering household plants and handwashing clothes. Remember to use the bathwater in hygienic ways and take necessary steps to minimize any risk of contamination.

 

Reuse Bathwater to keep your Garden in full Bloom.

Nothing raises the ire of suburbia more than sprinklers in full flow during an extended dry season. If you still have an old watering can that is stowed away in the garage, fill it up with your bath grey-water and tend to your grass and garden plants without connecting to any water mains. Not only does it promote responsible water-recycling, it may inspire your neighbours to change their habits and avoid stepping onto that ‘naughty list’ of Cape Town’s biggest water-wasters.

 

Share the same Bathwater amongst Family Members.

DADO products are made of DADOquartz which means not only is it luxuriously smooth and silky, its full-bodied solid structure means exceptionally high heat retention. This means, your daily bath will stay warm for longer and can be enjoyed by more than one user. While it is not an ideal prospect for everyone and may involve tough decisions on who gets the ‘first dip’, it is a fantastic initiative to reduce your daily water consumption. Furthermore, the bath grey-water can be recycled for the household and garden chores mentioned above.

Bathwater Reusage NoNo’s

While grey-water sourced from the bathtub is relatively clean, it can contain chemicals and bacteria which may be harmful to your children and pets. There are a number of clear instances where your bath grey-water should not be used in the household. These include;

  • Drinking (including Pets)
  • Brushing your Teeth
  • Food preparation and Handling.

Needless to say, try and reuse your warm bathwater as soon as possible. Apart from avoiding a lurking smell, it stops bacteria from multiplying and becoming a risk to your garden and home. If you have any further grey-water tips, we’d love to hear about them  Feel free to share them, either with the Team directly, or by posting on our Facebook Page

 

DADO Bathtubs and Basins

DADO is a luxury bathroom ware brand established in 2002. Inspired by both natural beauty and sophisticated design, each DADO product is made from our unique DADOquartz material and hand finished to ensure that smooth, luxurious detail complements its functional use. DADO’s signature bathtubs and complimentary basins are inspired by both nature and the sophisticated urban landscape, encapsulated in the minimalistic yet elegant contours of its City, Classic and Standard ranges. Download our Latest Catalogue to view design solutions for every bathroom.  Use our Store Locator to find an approved DADO retailer near you, and make an appointment with your next timeless bathroom masterpiece

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Maintaining quartz – Looking after your DADOquartzBathroom Fittings

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Maintaining Quartz is not as sophisticated as you may think. In fact, you may already have everything you need to look after your DADOquartz fittings right under your kitchen sink

Aimed at homeowners, designers and architects alike, we strive to bring you the latest trends along with practical advice on all things ‘quartz’ through our monthly Blog. Last month, we focused your attention on adding a stylish basin to your modern bathroom. Looking beyond the purchase of a stunning bath fixture, your attention will surely be drawn to maintaining quartz bathroom fittings. The answer, in short, is that with regular cleaning, maintaining your bathtub or basin is relatively simple. It all boils down to the materials you use to maintain quartz surfaces. Read on, as we recommend materials to clean and look after your DADOquartz bathroom fittings with, as well as serving a precaution for chemical concoctions to stay clear of.

Maintenance is as ‘simple as soap’

At DADO, we manufacture our entire range of bathtubs and basins from our unique DADOquartz, an engineered stone made from resin, quartz and other natural materials. Keeping a clean, hygienic surface ranks high in a customer’s mind when purchasing a luxurious bathtub or basin. The nonporous element of quartz will ensure that bath fittings will not absorb any liquids, limiting maintenance to a surface clean. Most cleaning will just require a cotton cloth and some mild soap after each use. Washing your DADOquartz surface in warm water will help to get rid of marks and residue left behind. Rest assured, personal hygiene products and cosmetics will not damage the surface. By devoting routine cleaning to your DADOquartz fittings, you can keep your bathtubs and basins polished to perfection, and as spotless as when it first lit up your bathroom space.

AvoidAny Petroleum or Acidic based cleaners which will leave a greasy appearance!

 

Tougher Stains are “handy” to clean too!

Maintaining quartz bath fixtures does come with the bonus of stain and scratch resistance. However, they are not indestructible! For more stubborn stains you can use our specially formulated DADO Surface Cleaner included in your purchase (delivered with the product). Removing stains caused by the buildup of hard water or cosmetics can be achieved with a damp sponge and a mild multi-purpose cleaner such as Handy Andy. Just like your kitchen countertop, applying circular motions thoroughly over the affected area will eventually remove stains and restore your bath fixture to its spotless finish. Should you ever encounter a scratch on the surface of your DADO bathtub or basin, it can easily be removed using “wet n dry 400 grit” sandpaper. Apply with water and gently sand out the scratch.

 

Avoid – Harsh Cleaning Products containing Ammonia or Bleach when maintaining quartz. In addition, do not use products containing trichlorethane or methylene chloride, such as paint stripper.

 

DADOquartz

Consistently at the forefront of luxury bathroom ware in South Africa, DADO has been manufacturing and maintaining high-quality freestanding bathtubs and basins since 2002. Applying our unique DADOquartz material by hand to every design, each customer is guaranteed a timeless masterpiece that is exceptionally strong, hygienic and naturally beautiful. The attention to detail in the craftsmanship of each DADO product is also backed up a 25 Year Warranty. For further information on maintaining quartz and taking care of your installed DADO bathtub, please refer to our installation care link, Download our Catalogue today to view the array of designs available in both a matt/polished and gloss finish. To stay ahead of the trends, be sure to follow our Facebook Page for all product updates, new releases, and special offers.

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Emerging freestanding Bathroom Trends

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A Freestanding bathroom continues to play a central role in the shift in lifestyle design, and from the sketches of the world’s top designers, we are witnessing the emergence of beautiful features with a great deal of individuality.

In our previous Blog article, we discussed bathroom remodelling tips for homeowners that are set to become the emerging trends of 2018. Following on from this, we explore the emerging freestanding bathroom trends that are dominating the minds of designers, architects, and homeowners, and playing a key role in this exciting market. The purpose of a bathroom has, up until recent times, been purely seen as a functional area, a place to shower and bathe and get on with the day. However, people have gradually grown an appreciation of the bath space as something much more than that – a place of relaxation, wellness and rejuvenation. This has led to an emergence of contemporary trends that treat the bathroom as a personal sanctuary, an escape from the pressure and stresses of daily life.

Seeing the wider picture in the home.

The bathroom space is no longer a humble box room, and homeowners are now sensibly investing in freestanding bathroom appliances that transform the shape of their entire home.

Merging your bathroom to the Master Bedroom

While freestanding bathrooms have always proved popular with both the elite and the masses, their look and feel have evolved significantly in the 21st century. Gone are the days of the cast iron baths, which were both bulky and strenuous to maintain. In its place, there has been an emergence of both contemporary and chic freestanding tubs and basins. The classic Victorian has also been given a refreshing overhaul with a more minimalist design that still maintains its luxurious feel, and sits perfectly in the master bedroom. The Victoria Bath, from DADO’s Classic Range, is a seamless example of this.

Natural Stone Finishes to the fore

With an emerging design of freestanding bathroom finishes blending into the greater environment of the bathroom, stone and natural finishes are becoming more popular. In particular, quartz and other resin materials create a natural stone appearance that is incredibly strong and crafted to sit as ‘works of art’ in the bathroom.

DADOquartz

With a Standard, City, and Classic freestanding bathtub and complementary basin range, DADO is at the forefront of the latest bathroom trends and have a design solution for every bathroom.  Using the latest manufacturing technology and innovation, Dado’s freestanding bathtubs and basins are manufactured from our own unique DADOquartz material. We are known for our timeless sophisticated designs like the Acanthus, Moloko and Deonne bathtubs and complementary basins. As a testament to the exceptional durability of all our products, we back up our work with a 25 Year Warranty on all baths and basins. Visit our online showroom today, and find the next centrepiece for your bathroom space.

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