No matter if you are remodeling your home or building a new home you will notice that there are lots of bathroom plumbing fixtures and accessories available.
There are so many choices and you need to make sure you choose items that are decorative, practical and durable.They should also be tough enough to withstand wearing, rusting and molding for many years to come.
Here are some useful tips you can use when choosing bathroom plumbing fixtures.
1.Choosing a bathtub
There are four basic bathtub styles available: The old-type enamel cast-iron bathtub with China glazing, the molded plastic bathtub, the enamel steel bathtub and the fiberglass bathtub.
The cast-iron bathtub with China glazing is popular with new homes.This heavy tub comes as a basic five-foot tub with a few different styles to choose from and it costs about $250.
The molded plastic bathtub resembles the cast-iron bathtubs but is often thicker.This bathtub is not so heavy as the ones made of cast-iron and is very popular for remodeling.The molded plastic bathtub comes in many different colors and styles.Some models have a full shower/tub combination with
built-in walls.It costs about $250 and up.
The enamel steel bathtub is finished with a ceramic-glazed material and comes in white and many other different colors and costs about $250.
The fiberglass bathtub can be installed both on a platform or in the floor.This is an expensive tub, some models cost over $1,000 dollars.This type of tub comes in different sizes and shapes, some models have spa features as well.
2.Choosing a toilet
A toilet does not have to be fancy, but it should be practical and comfortable.If you are ready to pay more for a toilet you will also get better quality.
Modern toilets have higher capabilities when it comes to water used per flush.The government standard is 1.6 gallons per flush, but you can choose a high efficiency toilet with 1.3 gallons per flush and you will save a lot per year on your water bill.You can also choose a dual-flush toilet with two flush buttons, one for solid waste removal and one for liquid waste removal.The liquid waste removal uses less water per flush.
Options for bathroom sink
The bathroom sink is where we brush our teeth each morning and shave.There are many different options when it comes to bathroom sinks like a v-shaped vessel sink bowl, stainless steel, copper, or glass.You can also choose a under-counter or above-counter sink.
Other bathroom items
Choose rust-free and durable faucets for your bathroom that provide and even flow of water.Make sure your faucets have built-in temperature settings if you have small children.
Decor is really important so choose matching faucets for the sink and bathtub.Be sure to choose high quality faucets that will last for many years without dripping.There are plenty of options to choose from, everything from plain faucets to really fancy ones made of brass or oiled bronze.Faucets usually costs from $40 and up.
The Internet is the best place to see what is available when it comes to toilets and bathroom fixtures and accessories.You can find many great products and accessories like towel warmers, door and cabinet hardware to name a few items.
By shopping around the Internet you will also see how much different items costs and have a better idea of what is available when you visit your local bathroom supply shop later.