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tough as they are aesthetically appealing. One of the newest durable materials available is a new


molded natural quartz material that can be sculpted into a range of design options typically not associated with restrooms — graceful curves, soft radius edges and ele-


plumbing below. This resilient and low-maintenance product is available in more than a dozen colors, with vari- ances in color and texture, much like granite. This material costs less than granite and is virtually maintenance-free, since it does not require sealing, buff- ing or reconditioning and, unlike granite, it can be repaired. In addition, its smooth, seamless finish has a non-porous surface, so it does not support microbial growth. It is composed of a resin made of soy and corn, so it is eco-friendly. Solid surface composite materials for sinks and basins


also fit the mold of a beautiful, yet tough, material for lavatories. The solid surface resists stains, chemicals, scratches and heat, which reduces the likelihood of repairs and the need for replacements. Here are a few more suggestions for selecting fixtures


and furnishings that can provide return on your invest- ment: Toilet partitions. Quality partitions made of lustrous


A new natural moldable quartz material for lavatories deliv- ers aesthetics while being extremely durable.


gant shapes. Customized configurations can be specified, such as an elongated basin with a hidden drain and a lava- tory system that uses a minimalist trap cover to conceal


granite or stainless steel with a brushed pattern can trans- form the look of a restroom and become the new focal point of the room. Such surfaces cannot be easily scratched or damaged and do not require painting, so they are ideal for high-traffic washrooms. Photovoltaic cells. Environmental efficiency can trans- late into cost efficiency. One example is a light-activated


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