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Types of materials you will see common in plumbing fixtures for a bathroom or kitchen

Types of materials you will see common in plumbing fixtures for a bathroom or kitchen

Maple Grove, MN

 Vitreous China – typical material for toilets and urinals, moisture absorption is less than one percent

  • Porcelainized cast Iron – this is good for lavs and tubs, very heavy

  • Enameled Steel or Porcelain on steel – Steel is formed cold, enameled and then fired in an oven, more subject to chipping and denting but less expensive and lighter in weight

  • Cultured Marble, Cultured Onyx– This is very popular for Lavs and countertops. Some can look like granite or marble, very reasonable pricing

  • Polyester and/or acrylic solids – these are called “Solid Surfaces” used for countertops, wall panels, and tubs. Brands include Avonite, Corian, Fountainhead, Swanstone, and many many others

  • Ceramic tile – used for flooring, showers, walls and lavs – more labor intensive then other products.

  • Wood – Can be used in bathrooms, with limitations on uses. Please feel free to ask questions

  • Stainless steel – Best Gauge is 18 gauge which is better than 20 gauge. If you see 18 and 8 it refers to 18% chrome and 8% nickel for a better lasting finish.

  • Acrylic/fiberglass – these can be confusing terms for tubs and showers because they are used loosely. Fiberglass usually refers to a backing and acrylic to the surface. Sometimes a product is molded in fiberglass and then surfaced with a gel coat that was first sprayed into the mold. There are a few other ways they manufacture these products. They are light weight and allow products a wide range of uses.

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