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

Posted by sjhockeyfan (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 18, 13 at 19:09

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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RE: Are black cast iron tubs/shower receptors a pain to keep cle

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.


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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?


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


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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.


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


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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.


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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!


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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.


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


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