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How to Care for Stone Resin Bathroom Basins

By Deborah | November 13, 2021

5 mins read | How to Guides

Guide to Clean and Care for Stone Resin Basins

Stone Resin Basins on Floating Shelf
Stone Resin Bathroom Basins

What is Stone Resin?

Stone Resin is made from stone particles, acrylic resin, pigments and marble dust to produce a non-porous material which can be cast into different shapes. This flexibility allows basins to be cast with sleek angles and a smooth finish.   

This process also makes for a lighter material which is durable with anti-mildew and anti-bacterial properties.

Square Wall Hung Bathroom Basin in White Stone Resin 400mm Square Modern Sink Dune
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Stone Resin Finish

Stone Resin finish can be in a Matt or Gloss. Naturally the basin has a matt / satin white look but by adding a gel coating process during manufacture will result in a glossy look. The basin finish is very tactile, almost velvety warm and smooth to the touch.  

The precise method of manufacture allows for a flawless finish with more options in shape and sleek appearance compared to ceramic basins.

Sleek Edged Stone Resin Basin
Sleek Edged Stone Resin Basin

Cleaning your Stone Resin Sink

Manufacturers recommend that stone resin basins should be cleaned regularly with warm soapy water. They also recommend that at any residue water should be wiped away after use. This is especially necessary if you live in a hard water area. Otherwise, calcium deposits from the limescale in the water and will form in the basin. This can lead to hard water staining, particularly around the waste.

Water in Stone Resin Basin
Water in Stone Resin Basin

Protecting and Repairing Stone Resin Basins

With the rough and tumble of daily family life, your basin may get marked, stained or scratched but unlike ceramic basin, stone resin basins can be repaired and rejuvenated.

To remove minor marks from the basin initially we suggest a cream cleaner such as CIF or AJAX but please follow the instructions for your chosen cleaner before proceeding.

For more stubborn marks and scratches try the wet / dry pad which is supplied with the majority of stone resin basins or Wet / Dry Fine Sandpaper.

Make sure the surface is damp and use the sponge scourer to lightly rub the surface of the basin. Make sure you don’t press too hard! Pressure could cause more scratches to appear.

Use a the pad in different direct and rinse the pad as you are doing this to remove any residue that has accumulated on the sponge. Check to see that the scratch is removed before using clean water to rinse and dry the surface.

Once dried, check that the area you are treating blends in with the rest of the basin and then, if desired, reseal with a stone sealer.

Anti Bacterial Soaps

Over recent years with the increased use of anti bac soaps, we have noticed that some brands of soap are now advising not to use with stone or stone resin basins. This is because these types of soap have a high alcohol level and this can have a detrimental effect on stone and chrome. If you do use anti bac in the bathroom, make sure the basin as well as taps and wastes plugs are swilled and dried after use. Always check the label on the soaps as some state not to be used on stone basins.

Other Products

To keep your basin in tip top condition, here is a list of don’ts for your stone resin basin …

DO NOT 

  • use concentrated bleach
  • use Tar based shampoo
  • spill hair dyes or similar colour products
  • pour red wine into the sink
  • use Cillit Bang Limescale remover or similar products
  • scrub with wire brushes or pads
  • pour drain cleaning or unblocking products
  • clean with ammonia or spray cleaner
Large Square Wall Hung Bathroom Basin and Storage Shelf in White Stone Resin 500mm Square Mexa
Large Square Wall Hung Bathroom Basin and Storage Shelf in White Stone Resin 500mm Square Mexa

About Clickbasin

Clickbasin is a family-owned, professionally run company that specialises in the highest quality bathroom basins, bathroom vanity units, cabinets and all the associated accessories. We stock a wide range of high quality Stone Resin Basins for that sleek contemporary look in your bathroom. Our aim is to provide the best quality products and the highest quality service possible. From countertop basins to bathroom cabinets and bathroom mirrors, every product we stock, we’re proud to sell it under the Clickbasin brand.

We value our business and our customers, it’s something we’re proud of and we hope this is reflected in the personal, polite and professional service we provide.

About the Author

Deborah Heardman

Deborah is an expert in bathroom basins and storage solutions, with over 10 years of experience in the industry. Since joining Clickbasin, Deborah has become an enthusiast for all things bathroom and a trusted authority on the topic.