flexible vs solid metal supply pipe???
I'm going to be hiring a contractor to hook up the supply pipes for a sink cabinet I am installing and have asked him to also swap out all the old frozen toilet and sink shut off valves in the house for new quarter turn valves. I thought he was going to use flexible steel braided supply line but he said they only use solid pipe bent to fit the application. His reasoning didn't sound convincing: hard to clean the steel braided lines, unattractive.
The solid pipe seems like an disadvantage to me that if I change the faucets someday, it probably won't line up with new equipment. At least that seems to be my experience when I have changed old faucets and toilets plumbed with solid pipe.
Am I off base here or isn't the use of flexible steel braided lines better, easier and cheaper?