Noah Chapman. Bathroom. March 19th , 2017.
What is Airstone Bathtub? Technically, it’s a created stone veneer accommodating 80% recycled materials. That technique it’s lighter than real stone as well as concrete, and its eco-friendly. To install also all you need is adhesive also a hacksaw and a putty knife. You can use it for indoor and outdoor applications.
But here’s my favorite part: it’s affordable. you get all the benefits of a natural stone appear without having to buy thinset or grout also space together with a wet saw. And the Bonus is you do not have to know how to use any of that stuff either. Since I tackled my kitchen backsplash the old fashioned way awhile ago (got the wetsaw in the basement to prove it), I thought for a long time about the best way to feature Airstone in my home. I wanted to try something I hadn’t seen on Pinterest yet. The idea of an accent wall appealed to me, but I couldn’t decide where I’d do it. If you read the title of this post, you can probably decipher where this project is heading
That’s the guest bathroom (the main floor bathroom) in all it’s builder grade glory- a pre-fab, 3 walled tub/shower surround with zero awesomeness. I have been dreaming of “re-facing” the front of the tubs in both bathrooms for some time (I have a different material in mind for upstairs, it starts with a “bead” and ends with an “oard”). Since I knew Airstone can be used outside, I got pretty excited about the prospect of trying it out in this application. One of their installation experts gave me the go ahead in a quick chat, then I was off and running.
Currently Airstone comes in two colors, one being more gray and the other more tan. I chose the gray (Spring Creek) because I thought it would look best with the wall colors and vanity. Since I wasn’t rounding any corners and both sides of the tub have walls, I only needed the flat stones (there are also “corner” and “natural edge” varieties). Two boxes of Airstone, 2 tubes of PL Premium Construction Adhesive, a putty knife, and a hacksaw came home with me. Cue Instagram.