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Old 11-10-16, 08:14 AM
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Stainless steel showers receptors and enclosures.

Iv read stainless shower receptors/bases are popular in other counties.

I'm not finding any mass produced systems. Is this because of planned obsolescence? Or is there a inherent issue with Stainless steel showers receptors and enclosures? I mean SS sinks have been around for a long time..

Or is it the keeping up with the joneses mentality? Where a tiled or gleaming white fiberglass is the only acceptable route?

Yes it would be expensive. But if done right would be the last shower enclosure you would ever need.
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Old 11-10-16, 09:20 AM
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I've seen many homes and never a stainless shower. I wouldn't recommend it because of water spots and the institutional look.
Even a stainless steel kitchen sink is hard enough to keep clean, it takes more effort than I would want.
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I spend a lot of time in other countries and have never seen a stainless steel shower base. Even in Asia where they can be really out there with bathroom design I've never seen one. It's probably just done for design aesthetics but I think a stainless shower would be quite slippery.

And, keep in mind that most showers and bathrooms are not re-done because they wear out. It's most often done for aesthetics. Pepto-Bismol pink was all the rage in the late 50's, then there was groovy avocado green in the 70's, black tile and gold trim in the 80's and now you can't throw a stone without hitting glass tile mosaic.
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What kind of traction would one have standing on wet stainless steel?
Old 11-10-16, 09:55 AM
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A fellow from England mentioned what I said and was all I found. It just made sense to me.

My three bathrooms wore out. I fell through the wall of one of them. But I understand the mentality of tearing something down because off the looks. I work for a university.

Traction? I'm not sure. There are three different companies Iv contacted that will build me one.

I'm not trying to make a fashion statement. I just figured stainless would never fail and could be re-finished with a green pad like new. You could always redo the walls with tile or whatever.

I might just use a kohler cast iron receptor but Im just surprised I cant find a mass produced SS receptor anywhere.


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