builing a home salon, need advice ....

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by jekky, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. jekky

    jekky New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Location:
    Canada
    I am desperately hoping someone can help me with this dillemma. I am building a hair studio at home and am not sure what type of shampoo bowl to buy. I know that cast iron is the best, but it is also the most expensive and very heavy, so I am not willing to buy that. The abs plastic bowls are inexpensive, but scratch easily. Here are my options:
    a fully cast acrylic bowl
    an acrylic coated fiberglass bowl
    an acrylic coated abs bowl
    The full acrylic is the most expensive, and the abs coated the least.
    Price ranges from $500 to $300 all shipping and fixtures considered. Which sink do you think would give me the best value for my dollar??? :confused:
     
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    Location:
    San Diego
    If you are going to be involved with any hair dye, I think you need a sink with a porcelain finish, like cast iron. Check to see if American Standard makes an Americast version of the sink you need, or Boots in Bootzcast.
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
  4. jekky

    jekky New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Location:
    Canada
    thanks...

    Thanks Jimbo, but those sinks are almost $1000:eek:...and since I worked i a salon with acrylic sinks and they lasted 15 years+, I'm just not willing to pay that price.
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    Occupation:
    Plumber
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    sink

    If you have worked with them that long, why not buy whichever one you used since it gave good service.
     
Similar Threads: builing home
Forum Title Date
Remodel Forum & Blog Home Security Yesterday at 9:04 AM
Remodel Forum & Blog Increasing the Curb Appeal of Your Home Yesterday at 2:11 AM
Remodel Forum & Blog Eight home improvement ideas guaranteed to add value to your home Wednesday at 9:21 PM
Remodel Forum & Blog Four hidden home remodeling costs Jul 15, 2015
Remodel Forum & Blog Remodeling Your Home to Go Green Jul 2, 2015

Share This Page