Solid surface has not been developed, designed or intended for flooring applications, however the material is increasingly been used as stair treads. This type of application, because of the risk of scratches and other signs of wear and tear is the sole responsibility of the client. When Tristone is used in the bathroom where generally people enter wearing slippers, socks, even bare feet, the unique properties of the product outweigh the disadvantages. The advantages are that the product is hygienic, wall to wall seamless joints, and an area which is easy to maintain and clean. Tristone can also be used with under floor heating, however the product assumes the respective room temperature providing a comfortable feeling as if warmed by under floor heating, unlike other materials tiles, granite and marble which are cold to the touch. Complaints based on wear and tear are excluded from any warranty, it is however unlikely that the bathroom floor will be subjected to heavy duty or outdoor shoes worn in the room. Damage, wear and tear can easily be refurbished and an additional advantage is that all colours and decors are equally suitable.