Acrylic Vs Steel Baths?
We often get asked the question, Which is better Acrylic or Steel baths? There is no real right or wrong answer, we tend to say the right choice is the one that suits your requirements, and below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of both.
Steel baths are very strong, which is why they have maintained popularity, and are also very rigid often making them an ideal family choice, or shower bath option. They are very durable and can easily withstand the test of time. Although they can easily be chipped and shapes and sizes are very limited compared to acrylic. One of the main disadvantages are that they are cold and don't tend to keep the water as warm as acrylic.
Generally acrylic bath tubs are more popular, and have progressed in quality and durability, there are now stronger and substantially more reinforced acrylic baths like tungstenite and carronite, they certainly give steel baths a run for their money!. The main attractions of acrylic is that it is warm and inviting to the touch, there are many more shapes and sizes available, and acrylic baths tend to be more affordable than the less run of the mill steel baths.
Electric shower Vs Mains shower
If you don’t want to use your household hot water system then opting for an electric shower can be the right choice. Electric showers come with different electrical power ratings so it’s necessary to check your current electricity supply, cable and fuse size are compatible with the requirements of the shower before buying one.
Electric showers are extremely convenient for families and large households. They heat cold water instantly so you don’t need to worry about running out of hot water or waiting to heat it up.
Those who want to use their household hot water systems will often choose a mixer shower to meet their needs. Mixer showers are compatible with almost any water system present in your household including gravity fed systems, combination boiler systems and other high pressure systems. Mixer showers are renowned for their reliability and greater resistance to limescale so are a good option for people living in hard water areas. A mixer shower is designed to blend hot and cold water from different sources so there’s no endless tap-twiddling to get the right temperature. Moreover, thermostatic mixer showers can automatically adjust to maintain a constant temperature even when a tap or another water source is turned on elsewhere in the house. This feature prevents users getting an unpleasant shock from scalding hot or freezing cold water.
They can be exposed with the pipework mounted directly onto the wall or concealed providing a more minimalistic design. An exposed mixer shower is easy to install and is more flexible in terms of positioning. As for concealed mixer shower, this type of shower technology has become increasingly popular recently. Concealed mixer showers, are fitted into a cavity or space behind the wall and provide a neater finish to your bathroom.