Biz Look: Alumina Surfaces
A leakproof shower may seem impossible, but that’s exactly what Alumina Surfaces guarantees. Their experienced team creates shower enclosures made of Aluminite, a solid-surface product they developed and trademarked themselves.
Alumina Surfaces showers are low maintenance, with no grout or tile to scrub. The surface is mold and mildew resistant, and there are no seams where water can seep through. “We are the enemy of grout,” says Production Manager Scott Ebert. “We are the best solution to prevent or replace a leaky shower.”
Besides being easy to care for, Aluminite is also attractive. “Our product is unique in its beauty,” says Scott. “It doesn’t look like any cultured marble product. It’s more like natural stone.” The Aluminite in-stock inventory standard shower wall slab sizes are 144” x 84” and can be poured larger if needed to allow an unbroken, natural vein and pattern. “As far as I know, nobody else is pouring a product that size,” says Managing Director Jerry Emmons.
Unlike most other solid-surface shower enclosures, Aluminite isn’t finished with a gel coating. Gel coats can crack or stain over time, requiring extra maintenance or refinishing. Alumina’s manufacturing process densifies the material to create a strong, durable surface that doesn’t need any additional coating.
The business opened its doors in 2018. “The company was born between friends,” says Scott. “Jerry, myself, my wife, and another local businessman began planning about two years ago.”
Jerry is a retired lieutenant colonel and a 28-year U.S. Army veteran. He brings a wealth of leadership and business management experience to Alumina Surfaces. Scott, who has a strong background in solid surface showers, oversees the manufacturing process along with engineer Mark Lawson. Scott’s wife Jennifer handles the administrative and communications side of the business. “We have a hundred years of experience between us,” says Jerry.
Alumina Surfaces wants to bring its unique product to homebuilders and home renovation companies looking for a high-quality solid-surface shower to offer its customers. The company is part of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association. They are also glad to work with individual homeowners. “We encourage do-it-yourselfers,” say Scott. For customers who like the look of tile, Alumina’s leakproof shower floors can be paired with traditional tile walls. They can also create wheelchair-accessible showers, countertops, and even dog-washing stations.
Most of their projects so far have been in the OKC metro area, but they have extended their reach into other parts of the state, from Watonga to Lawton to Tulsa. “Anywhere in the state of Oklahoma, we’re willing to handle,” says Jerry.
Alumina Surfaces takes pride in their unique product. OKC area customers are invited to stop by the showroom and check out these beautiful, durable shower surfaces for themselves. “We didn’t create solid surface,” says Jerry, “but we’ve created a product that makes the superior shower.”
Alumina Surfaces is located at 14825 Metro Plaza Blvd in Edmond. Visit them at www.aluminasurfaces.com or on Facebook.