Victoria & Albert Announces the Eco-Friendly Bathtub
A Victoria & Albert freestanding bath is an eco-friendly choice for many reasons, including its long life cycle. All Victoria & Albert bathtubs are created from ENGLISHCAST™, an exclusive blend of more than 50 percent naturally occurring volcanic limestone. Long-lasting and durable, ENGLISHCAST™ creates a hard-wearing, renewable surface — scratches and stains inside the tub simply polish out.
All Victoria & Albert bathtubs are created from ENGLISHCAST™, an exclusive blend of more than 50 percent naturally occurring volcanic limestone. Subjected to extreme volcanic heat millions of years ago, volcanic limestone has needle-like strands with light-catching properties that, when ground into a powder and mixed with resin, form an incredibly strong “web.”
Long-lasting and durable, ENGLISHCAST™ creates a hard-wearing, renewable surface — scratches and stains inside the tub simply polish out, so it continues to look as good as new. Backed by a 25-year warranty, the long life cycle of ENGLISHCAST™ is an eco-friendly solution.
ENGLISHCAST™ also has special insulating properties, making a Victoria & Albert bathtub more energy-efficient than its cast iron or acrylic counterparts. ENGLISHCAST™ immediately contains the heat of hot water and holds it. Cast iron must first absorb heat before it can contain it. A Victoria & Albert tub creates a hot bath faster and, like a thermos, holds it at a steady temperature for long soaks.
Processing ENGLISHCAST™ requires a fraction of the energy used in the high-heat furnace production of molten metal, which is central to cast-iron manufacturing. ENGLISHCAST™ is cast and cured at ambient temperatures.
ENGLISHCAST™ has the strength and rigidity of cast-iron without the extreme weight, so transportation and movement impact are minimal. Victoria & Albert bathtubs are shipped in recycled, post-consumer cardboard on pallets made of reclaimed wood, with strapping.
Other ways to be more environmentally friendly in the bathroom:
—Stopper the drain immediately and adjust the temperature as you fill the tub.
—Turn off sink water while brushing, shaving or washing your face.
—Try brushing your teeth first, while waiting for water to heat, then wash or shave.
—Share. Many Victoria & Albert freestanding baths are designed for two, including the deep-soaker Sorrento, so customers are further able to cut their water and energy costs.
About Victoria & Albert®
Victoria & Albert is a global leader in bath innovation and design, creating a versatile range of traditional and contemporary freestanding tubs. Known for its innovative solid surface material, ENGLISHCAST™, Victoria & Albert guarantees its bathtubs with a 25-year warranty and ships within 48 hours of purchase.
Established in 1996 in the U.K. and extending its brand to the U.S. in 2002, Victoria & Albert now offers its products in more than 20 countries. Victoria & Albert products are sold at more than 400 kitchen and bath showrooms across the U.S. and Canada.
Mary Sue Lawrence