Are you remodeling your bathroom or building a new home?
Either way, you will find that there are a variety of bathroom plumbing fixtures you can choose from that will surely fit your home’s overall design, meet your taste and your style.
When looking for these types of fixtures you have to keep in mind that they must be durable and practical while still being stylish. You wouldn’t want your shower and lavatory faucets to go all rusty and moldy after just a few years would you?
Here’s a simple guide for you:
Bathtubs – if you’re remodeling, you might want to get a molded plastic tub which is light weight and can be easily installed on an already tiled floor. This type of tub comes in various colors and styles. There’s the traditional enamel cast-iron tub which also comes in a variety of new styles and the enameled steel bathtub with ceramic-glazed finishing. If you want a tub installed on a platform, you can get a fiberglass tub which comes in different shapes but is very pricey.
Shower stalls – there are fabricated, pre-built, and fiberglass enclosed shower stalls. The style, size and brand name dictates its price.
Toilets – you don’t need a fancy seat, you want a comfortable one. You may opt for the standard 1.6 gallons per flush toilet or an efficient water bill saving one at 1.3 gallons per flush. Some models have dual flush capabilities – one for liquid waste and the other for solid waste. The liquid waste flusher uses less water.
Sink – there are different types of bathroom sinks made of materials like copper, stainless steel or glass: above-counter, under-counter or pedestal sinks. There are bath vanities with built-in sinks.
Faucets and other items – they must be rust-free, gives even-flowing water and with built-in temperature settings. Matching tub and sink faucets is good for aesthetics. Preferred faucet finishes include chrome plate, oiled bronze, brushed nickel and brass.
Buying bathroom plumbing fixtures is an investment so you have to make sure that everything: design, durability, decor, is covered.