The tiniest chip/hole/scratch/flaw in this will be the point at which moisture gets under the coating (especially in a steamy bathroom) and it will spread until the coating falls off and reveals the rust, which will stain other surfaces. It may take months or only weeks if it's poorly coated. Chrome plated steel the same. Yes, this is cheap and SS will be a lot more expensive but it's the long term solution - I have several SS items inside showers and they're still like they were when installed 12 years ago.
Have you had something powder coated, like this, before then?
Good luck with that! It'll last a few months.
Not SS but ofc that would cost alot more than £5! At least the coating should reduce rust
I was under the impression that powder coating is a pretty good paint job but yes you're right, ultimately not as good as SS which will never rust. If you want black then this is probably your best bet(?)
https://www.grohe.co.uk/en_gb/waste-set-with-push-open-plug-40824000.html I don't think this type is really intended for a bath, it would open if you put your foot on it by accident. I have a non-grohe of this type which has a baked ceramic white plug, but I havent fitted it yet so I can't comment in reliability. On the subject of Grohe plastic crap, my experience has been that their plastic drain products are not actually made by them, they just re-brand other manufacturers. I bought a fancy Grohe pop-up bath drain with built in hidden bath filler, and I realised after I had it that VIEGA make it and they sell it for less. Again that needed a separate purchase of the most expensive chromed plastic plug you can imagine, I looked for a bargain and the best I found was £70 for 2 sets of chromed plastic plug and chromed plastic overflow cover, and I was glad I went for the spare as well because the day after it was fitted I picked up the plug to look in the drain and dropped it from about 1m on the tiled floor and it deformed the edge...... (fierce) I would suggest looking JIMTEN because most manufacturers seem to re-brand them and you may find the stuff is no better but much cheaper
Bought one of these and I won't be fitting it as it's all plastic apart from the chrome plating. I don't mind the body being plastic so much, but the stem that the top plug attaches to is plastic also and flexes very badly. All metal versions are readily available.
I think that is the best option to be honest, or just a standard waste and black plug. I've had the problematic one to pieces more times then I would care to count to clean and lube up. As previously quoted, it works for a month or so, then your back to the same issue.
I prefer a flip waste plug.
I thought I only had the problems with the Pop Up Waste. After replacing couple of times I went for the option of swing ones. Have a look at this https://www.screwfix.com/p/flomasta-captive-basin-waste/64920
My unit arrived and looks spot on. Bargain for the money and the drawers plenty big enough for storing gloves and other small items.
This run of cheap Homebase furniture is great for the price, no question, just a heads up that I picked up a couple of these units and they were definitely reconditioned. It seems like these are maybe the last of returned stock, so have a good check over the finish, maybe even in-store if you collect. Mine had clearly been bashed around, boxes torn, then inside the finish was chipped. But again, for the price I'm still happy with them.
Ordered, thanks! Perfect size for a space we have in our hallway, drawers will do for some gloves and torches etc.
Received mine in white today. I'm happy with the product for £26 inc. next day delivery, pre-assembled. No shocks about the size of drawers as measurements of the set are given. Would not have paid £55 original price for it, but is just what I needed for the bathroom. Thanks OP!
I agree that MDF should not be classified as wood and furthermore, there are no side-panels so asthetically it is lacking so regardless of price I would not buy.
I purchased this when it was listed here a few weeks ago, mainly as I needed a pump dispenser. I would say £3 is probably about the right price as it's not very good. Let's just the soap dispenser isn't very generous in the amount it gives out - sometimes none at all - which I guess is good if you want to cut down on the amount of soap you go through, not great if you want to have clean hands.