What materials to choose bathroom fixtures from?

What materials to choose bathroom fixtures from?
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When renovating a bathroom and replacing sanitary equipment, you have to face the choice of materials from which the bathroom equipment is to be made. On the surface it may seem unimportant, but in reality it is of great importance for the durability of the equipment, keeping it clean or comfort of use. You can find a lot of choices on the market when it comes to materials for bathroom equipment. You can find out the advantages and disadvantages of each material.

Ceramic fixtures

Ceramics is the most popular and widely present material in the bathrooms of Poles. No wonder, ceramic toilets are relatively cheap, look aesthetically pleasing, their smooth surface allows for easy cleaning and high gloss finish makes them look quite impressive. The big advantage of ceramic fixtures is that they are easily available, as they are in any store, even poorly equipped ones. So if you don’t feel like driving around to different stores, a small store in your area is sure to have a ceramic bathroom set

Unfortunately, ceramic has its big downside – low durability. It is enough to hit it with a glass jar of cream or an unfortunate fall for the washbasin to crack or break. This does not significantly affect its use, but it looks very unsightly and creates an effect of neglect in the room

Plastic equipment

A more modern solution for the bathroom is equipment made of plastic. A bathtub or sink made in acrylic or quartz is much more durable than ceramic, as these materials are impact-resistant. Like ceramic, synthetics are easy to clean and don’t require special products and are quite resistant to abrasion.

However, if you choose a high-gloss finish, you need to be careful about what you clean these surfaces with. Paper kitchen towels can scratch the glossy finish and lead to tarnishing and faster damage. When cleaning an acrylic or quartz bathtub or a Villeroy&Boch washbasin, it is best to use a soft and delicate cotton or bamboo cloth, or one made of microfibre

Various small damages can be easily removed from the surface of the quartz. You can find out more about this on the company website of the Villeroy&Boch store

Chipboard and veneer fittings

Another cheap, but not the best solution is bathroom furniture made of particle board covered with veneer. Very often such sets already with a sink recessed into them are sold in stores. Apart from the sink, the furniture consists of a countertop and usually a cabinet or a few drawers. This is indeed a functional solution. However, the problem is that plywood in contact with water and moisture begins to swell, crack and burst the veneer. Such equipment is unfortunately the least durable and will quickly require replacement

Unfortunately, such a solution, although tempting in terms of price and functionality, may turn out to be a waste of money, which will have to be spent again on dismantling the sink and buying new equipment.

Decorating a bathroom can be a pleasure, but it can also turn out to be a nightmare. It all depends on how you plan the work and what equipment for the bathroom you choose. If you have doubts about what equipment and furniture to choose, ask the finishing team for advice on the options available for your home, because not always what you dream of can be realized.

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