Drop of wood; the most innovative product range from Solli Concepts has been built to challenge conventional thinking when it comes to furniture and fittings for wet areas. We have been inspired to create a collection of hand -made pieces that make a perfect fit for the kitchen, bathroom, boutique hotel, spa, recreational area or anyone looking to add a little warmth and tranquillity to a traditionally cold and glossy area.
Surprisingly for most, wooden sinks from the early days of sinks and baths were made from natural wood with no additional finishing. We want to take this tradition and infuse it into our modern day living, thereby not just bringing to you an indulgence in luxury but reviving an age-old lost lifestyle.
Teak is primarily used because of its natural waterproofing properties – it has been used for hundreds of years in the marine industry for this reason. It is a very hardwearing wood and it has natural resistant to pests due to its fragrance and its high oil content.
Teak also has natural antiseptic properties, which is a bonus for its use in baths and sinks. Most important for us, the teak we use is reclaimed, recycled and sustainably sourced so as to ensure the impact on the environment in minimal.
We build this line of products using traditional joinery techniques thus eliminating the use of any nails or screws. This method of construction ensures that the joints are extremely strong and it allows for some natural movement through seasonal changes and temperatures without compromising the product usage and functionality. It also ensures that the products are an aesthetic masterpiece.
We then treat all our products in this range with a specially formulated finish that is heat resistant up to 250°C and food safe. The finish impregnates the timber, strengthening the natural fibres and providing deep down protection for years of use. It is easy to clean and usually never needs reapplying. The finishing process ensures the washroom products are not just hard wearing but largely stain, chemical and water resistant. Click here for construction test results.
We also ensure the glue used is a non-toxic, solvent free and approved for indirect food contact. It is a waterproof formula and has been stress tested accordingly. For more information on how Type 1 rating is conducted. Click here for construction test results.
The careful attention to detail combined with superior quality materials and the high level of craftsmanship, mean that our products require very little effort in terms of special maintenance or care. Below are a few basic care instructions that need to be followed.
• Use easy to clean, ordinary non-abrasive cleaning pads, similar to what you might use for non-stick cookware.
• Toothpaste, soap and water residue is easy to remove with a wet towel without using any cleaners.
• Wipe up grease or oil with a non-abrasive, absorbent cloth/paper etc, or wipe over using a cloth moistened with mild soap/detergent.
• Products containing bleach should be avoided as they may lighten the timber unevenly.
For this line of products, we offer a 3 year warranty against all manufacturing defects.
Apart from what you see here we also take up bespoke installations. For example, one piece counter and basins, bathtubs, shower trays and shower cubicles.