Saturday, June 30, 2012

Buying the right shower shelves

Buying the proper chrome shower shelves.

This sounds like a simple thing right? Just drive down to your nearest big box store and pick up some chrome shelves and install them in your shower.

What you will find, if you do buy them from your local big box store is that in a couple years you will notice that they have started to rust. They will continue to rust until they have stained the inside of your shower.

How you ask? This is because cheap chrome shelves for showers are simply medal shelves with a chrome coating. Once the chrome coating starts to wear off then the metal will rust and will stain a nicely tiled shower wall.

What to look for? What you should be looking chrome shelving that is plated chrome and has brass as the base instead of just steel.

Where to find them? Not in a big box store. The first thing that you need to know is that they are not cheap.  There are a couple of places to find them; you can find them on the internet or a higher end home design store. The other way is to ask your contractor if they have a plumbing supplier, most plumbing suppliers will be able to find you them very easily.

Style? The style that they now come in is impressive. The more you research, the more options you will find, you don’t have to settle for the traditional wire shelves that you see everywhere.

If you spend a little extra money now, you will save a lot of money in the future. The reason that the shelving is so cheap from the big box stores is because they are made cheaply. You get what you pay for, so make sure you buy quality.

One of the best chrome shower shelves on the market is Smedbo. They have some of the most unique styles as well. Smedbo shelves are actually in my new shower. 

Remember do it right the first time so that you don’t have to pay a lot of money later to have it fixed properly.

Rob Abbott
Operations Manager
Village Builders Inc.

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