Vikrell shower pans--advice??

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by alicia725, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. alicia725

    alicia725 New Member

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    Everything I have read is that acrylic is the best for shower pans...but what about this new Vikrell by sterling/kohler? Is it comparable or is it prone to cracking and aging very quickly? Anyone have any experience with the Vikrell shower pans? I am apprehensive about buying one if its fairly new to the market.

    Alicia
  2. macwnj

    macwnj New Member

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    I, too would like to know more about this material....Sterling makes tubs and surrounds out of it, too.
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    Nate R New Member

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  4. macwnj

    macwnj New Member

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    I've hit the Sterling website and watched their videos on this material. All pieces are molded from a single piece of material. Most of the information relates to installation, which looks much easier than the procedure for a cast iron tub. I have seen this product at Lowe's and it feels more substantial than any of the other non-metal tubs. And there's a ten-year warranty. Kohler's warranty on cast iron tubs does not cover scratches to the finish...only defects in the manufacturing. I would like to know more about its performance as a finished installation, e.g., how well does the finish hold up over time, and how easy is it to clean...what products are safe to use and which ones are not. I have to make a decision very soon, and am still very much undecided.
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Cleaning and maintenance things should be covered in the user manual, which you can probably access on their site. If not, a call to customer service is in order...
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