Tub Repair | Duration 1 Minutes 13 Seconds Our refinishing specialists repair damages to bathtubs that include rust, holes, cracks, and chips. Scheduled came right on time very professional and courteous. The entire experience is what it should be with any contractor. We have worked with thousands of residential homeowners, hotel and apartment managers in the past 25 years. In addition, the employees were very helpful and professional. Our tub looks like new and it saved us a lot of money in doing the refinishing instead of buying a new tub.
Fixtures by cachebeauty.comTherefore you do not need the spray hose receiver that this will replace. If your hose receiver opening on your shampoo bowl measures 1/8″ to 1/4″ smaller than this hose receiver it will fit ! Then attach the mounting bracket on the bottom side of the bowl with the 2 mounting screws included. This is a one way valve that saves the integrity of the fresh water system by not allowing contaminate water ( water contaminated with perm solution, neutralizer, hair color and etc.) from mixing with the fresh water system that we all drink. Cost a little more but you are “cutting hair” and makeing money instead of wasting time repairing your equipment ! Consult your local plumber and building codes for need of this product. Fits all brand shampoo bowls with standard 3 1/2″ hole for drain.
What Material Is Best For A Bathroom Sink? by ezinearticles.comEnameled cast iron has most of vitreous china’s good qualities, and it is much less prone to cracking.
The Pros And Cons Of Different Sinks | Duration 3 Minutes 49 Seconds Cast-iron sinks are very heavy, which may not make that much of a difference with smaller vanity bowls, but can make handling larger sinks hard on the back. It is much more likely to chip than enameled cast iron because its porcelain coating is thinner and the steel is more flexible. Formerly a low-budget alternative to porcelain and cast iron, enameled steel seems to be rapidly losing ground to synthetic materials that are competitively priced and that perform just as well, if not better. Cultured marble is one of those synthetic materials, and it’s been around for a long time. This mixture is then poured into a mold and cured at room temperature. One problem often associated with cast-polymer sinks is “crazing,” or cracks and blisters in the gel coat. These cast polymers are much more heat and impact resistant and are sandable, making damage easier to repair. They have the advantage of having colors and patterns that are an integral part of the material, so repairs can be made simply by sanding away dents and scratches, and the nonporous synthetics are stain resistant (though not stain proof). Ceramic earthenware bowls offer a colorful and organic alternative to mass-produced sinks. But they add a custom touch to a bathroom, particularly when matched with tile work from the same pottery. There is a wide range of quality in stainless-steel sinks, with a corresponding range of prices. Less expensive sinks feel flimsier because they are made of lighter 22-gauge (or less) steel; they have a duller finish, tend to be noisy, and tend to warp. Sometimes these sinks are mass-produced, but more often than not the more esoteric ones are handmade, and the same reservations that apply to ceramic sinks apply here. Enameled steel is similar to enameled cast iron but considerably lighter and less expensive. Water running into it makes more noise, too, and cools down more rapidly because the thin steel walls tend to dissipate heat pretty quickly. Like fiberglass, the surface is usually then gel-coated with the actual sink color and pattern, so some cast-polymer sinks are prone to scratching and damage. This typically occurs around the drain opening and is caused by the thermal shock of alternating hot and cold water, by abrasion from cleaning, and/or by a gel coat that is too thin or thick. Some of the newer and more expensive cast polymers have a higher percentage of materials like quartz, which is very hard, and aren’t gel-coated. Expect to pay a lot more for solid-surface sinks than for cultured marble. And because they are somewhat fragile, they require careful installation to make everything fit together well-tight enough not to leak but not so tight as to fracture the bowl. The best ones have a higher percentage of chromium and nickel, making them more stain and corrosion resistant, and are typically made of 18-gauge stainless steel, making them stronger and giving them a higher luster. Like handmade ceramic sinks, metal sinks can be fussy to install and sometimes require some modification to adapt them to plumbing and fittings.
Tile Versus Cultured Marble Cultured Granite by kerabath.comCultured marble and cultured granite can have some shade variation and veining which makes them more decorative than acrylic or fiberglass. Cultured marble and granite are installed without grout and use glazing grade silicone in the joints.
Cultured Marble For Your Bathroom From Today’S Homeowner Video Channel | Duration 2 Minutes 7 Seconds No matter what type of tile you choose in a shower surround, you will have grout lines. There is no grout and no sealing or special maintance required, cultured marble & cultured granite can be cleaned with any nonabrasive cleaner. Just about any tile that can be used for a floor can also be used as a shower wall. Silicone greatly reduces the amount of maintenance and cleaning when comparing to grout.