View Full Version : Vikrell Versus Acrylic

Bob H
11-28-2009, 07:21 PM
I am starting a 2 bathroom remodel on a second floor condo built on pilings 400 feet from the Atlantic Ocean.
I am going to use either a Sterling All Pro Vikrell tub Model # 61041110 30x60x15 and a Sterling Ensamble Vikrell shower base #72121100 48x34x 4.5 with center drain.They both will be mounted in a mortar bed.
My second choice would be a Lasco Acrylic tub # 6030AIS 30x60x17 and a Lasco #4834 APANB Acrylic center drain shower pan both mounted in Structolite. Both bathrooms walls and floors will be tiled to a cement type board.
Since the building moves due to wind etc. I am open for any and all suggestions.
I am also seeking the answer to the frequent asked question, which is better Vikrell or Acrylic? Please respond. Bob H.

master plumber mark
11-28-2009, 08:20 PM
sterling is much more durable
much nicer unit....

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11-29-2009, 07:58 AM
I am not sure what is meant by "sturdier", but the Sterling tubs and showers I have had to install for customers have ALL been the thinnest, lightest material I have ever worked with. One tub was so light that a teenager could have carried it on his shoulder. In that case it was a benefit, because it had to be inserted and removed several times to get everything to fit properly, but I would NEVER furnish one if I had to give any kind of guarantee for the installation.