Are black cast iron tubs/shower receptors a pain to keep clean?

sjhockeyfan325September 18, 2013

We wanted a dark grey, but it's on lengthy back order and we can't wait. We could get white, but that's so boring. If black is a terrible idea, we might just opt to do a regular pan and tile the shower floor. (It's the Kohler Salient shower pan we're looking at).

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enduring

I have heard that the black enameled sinks show water spots very easily. There is a black with brown ticking that they offer. I have the Salient center drain that I just put in (plumber put in) that is Ice Gray. Very nice.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2013 at 7:41PM
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sjhockeyfan325

enduring, we checked Ice Gray and Basalt, too. Our only choices for immediate delivery are black or white. We could do tile instead, but I'd really rather not.

Anyone else?

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 12:17PM
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sjhockeyfan325

I think we've decided to wait for the Thunder Grey. We just like it too much to "settle".

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 2:59PM
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palimpsest

I think that is the right thing to do. The wait is temporary but the immediate fix is permanent. I know someone who has black fixtures and says it is a daily cleaning thing. To the point that they essentially dry the sink entirely each time they use it.

I am planning on the Salient Receptor in Ice Grey or Thunder Grey in one bath and all Ice Grey in another bath so I am curious to see one in place.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 3:46PM
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sjhockeyfan325

Give yourself plenty of lead time -- it turns out they're made on order!

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 4:28PM
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palimpsest

I am actually putting a bathroom in the basement first, before I remodel the two second-floor baths which both need to be remodeled and will both need to be done simultaneously since they share a wall and that wall is moving. We lived through a kitchen remodel that left us without one for 4-1/2 years :(. By having a full bath elsewhere I hope to not have to make any finishes decisions based on timing...we'll see.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 6:24PM
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sjhockeyfan325

We decided to wait for the Thunder Grey, and have picked the tile for the shower and accent wall to go with it, and the faucets. Now all we need is a vanity!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 9:44PM
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enduring

That is good news to hear. I think the Thunder Grey is a very nice color. This bathroom is on your terms, remember.

The wait is temporary but the immediate fix is permanent. as palimpsest stated, is a great motto to stand by, while making choices.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 1:45AM
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sjhockeyfan325

I know - I have to keep reminding myself that a month is nothing!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 3:37AM
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