(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Going Fixture Shopping this weekend.......

Threaded View

  1. #1
    DIY Senior Member chefwong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    District of Columbia
    Posts
    710

    Default Going Fixture Shopping this weekend.......

    This old tired bathroom has got me going...bathroom remodel planning
    Leaking Stop Valve.
    Planned remodel a year ago but due to flooded basement, DIY was focused on the lower level.
    She must know she's old and tired as the valve just started leaking way too much water....
    ----------

    What do you guys weigh in when looking at fixtures. Whether it be a faucet , tub, etc....

    For starters, I've got to do more homework on acrylic.
    Cast Iron has always been my defacto choice due to heat retention, but for this current build - the shapes/styles of tubs I have seen online all fall within the acrylic line.

    What do you look for in a faucet.
    For me, it' errrrr, cough cough - fashion over function.
    I've had great success with Grohe and Kohler. Sometimes in life, you get brand married as you have had good luck with both.
    I don't see anything in their lineup that is going to match the look, so we're going to look at some KWC and Dornbracht fixtures..And yes, I do know it's kinda silly paying XYZ for some of the stuff I'm considering , but fashion takes precedence over function. Function being important as well, just not as important as the aesthetics.

    Toto or Porcher.
    Porcher definately wins on style

    The list goes on. I have a sink in mind, but will that finish in color match whatever we end up choosing for the tub. White is not a universal color ;-)

    Let me hear it fellow plumbers. You guys see how this stuff stands up in the real world.

    I know the 2 Duravit toilets I put in my previous office space was ehhhhh
    Last edited by chefwong; 05-17-2012 at 04:09 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. Shopping
    By jimbo in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-21-2011, 10:27 AM
  2. Shopping for toilets
    By Dawn Kane in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-02-2011, 03:47 PM
  3. Budget tub shopping questions.
    By ndog in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-26-2010, 10:28 AM
  4. Shopping for a boiler
    By frank6 in forum Boiler Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-19-2010, 03:14 AM
  5. Shopping for a plumber
    By KathyER in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-08-2005, 05:21 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •