How to choose the right material for the shower room

Abst:    Is the shower enclosure stainless steel or aluminum alloy? So, let's talk about that today. First of all, as we all know, the common shower enclos...
   Is the shower enclosure stainless steel or aluminum alloy? So, let's talk about that today. First of all, as we all know, the common shower enclosures on the market have three materials: copper alloy, aluminum alloy, stainless steel.​​
Here are the differences between these materials: Copper is divided into cast copper and wrought copper. Casting refers to the melting of metal, flowing into a cavity of a specific shape, and solidification into a specific shape. Forging refers to placing heated solid metal into a platform or a mold of a specific shape, and forging into a specific shape with a tool such as an air hammer.
       The manufacturing process of cast copper is simple, it can be produced in single product or in large quantities, and the price is low; however, in terms of production principle, the existence of fine pores is unavoidable, and the density is much lower than that of forged copper.
Forging can refine metal grains and is stronger than casting products, but the manufacturing cost of molds is high, and the price is several times that of cast copper. In addition, in order to improve the corrosion resistance of the high-copper alloy in the shower room, it is necessary to carry out electroplating. The adhesion between electroplating and copper alloy is an important indicator for judging the quality. Copper forging is expensive and craftsmanship is high, so expensive shower enclosures are used.
       Aluminum alloy refers to the titanium-magnesium alloy in the shower room, and the titanium-magnesium alloy can be said to be the strengthening plate of the aluminum-magnesium alloy.
       The corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of titanium-magnesium alloys are better than those of aluminum-magnesium alloys, but the processing is difficult, especially hot processing. The strength and toughness of titanium-magnesium alloys are three to four times that of ordinary aluminum alloys. The higher the strength and toughness, the higher the pressure. Therefore, considering safety, economy and aesthetics, most of the sliding doors of many professional shower room manufacturers are titanium-magnesium alloys.
        The purity of aluminum alloy is a very important indicator. In order to save costs, some shower room manufacturers mostly use recycled scrap aluminum, with surface trachoma, pinholes, lines, dark colors, soft texture, and easy deformation or breakage.
 The quality of the shower room is slowly reflected. Long-term contact with shampoo, shower gel and other cleansing products are more or less acidic, and the profiles are difficult to clean for a long time, easy to rust, and easy to cause the shower room to explode. A good shower room manufacturer, the material selection is strictly controlled, the surface is multi-layered, and can be oxidized and colored in a variety of colors, the coating is firm, the color tone is bright, and it is corrosion-resistant.
       Most of the stainless steel in the shower room refers to 304# stainless steel. 304# stainless steel is a grade of stainless steel produced in accordance with the American ASTM standard. Its corrosion resistance is very good. In order to maintain corrosion resistance, 304 stainless steel must contain more than 18% chromium and 8%. of nickel. Many manufacturers have introduced the so-called stainless steel shower room. The actual content of chromium and nickel is not up to the standard. The 304# stainless steel production waste is mixed with other materials to synthesize, not only the corrosion resistance is not high, but also the safety is not guaranteed.
       Considering the production cost of 304# stainless steel, most cheap stainless steel showers do not belong to this category and are recommended to be purchased. As we all know, the hardness of stainless steel is very high. According to this feature, the stainless steel shower room is not easy to deform and is stable for a long time.
       Therefore, to buy a shower room, you must first determine a reasonable structure, safety, and qualified materials on the premise, and then choose the material form according to your personal preferences, in order to find your own shower room.
Stainless steel shower booth, as the name suggests, is made of stainless steel frame, with tempered glass and other hardware accessories composed of shower booth, the material should be 304# stainless steel, aluminum shower booth adopts aluminum inner and outer frame, equipped with glass and other hardware accessories, the main material Not the same quality as aluminum.
       Stainless steel shower enclosures and aluminum shower enclosures are corrosion-resistant above, and stainless steel does better. Because in the use of the shower, the use of shampoo, body wash or other cleaning products is more or less acidic and alkaline, and the materials are corroded for a long time, even stainless steel that is not corrosion-resistant is no problem, but aluminum The alloy causes a corrosion reaction on the surface.
       In addition, it is not a day or two to use the shower room, it takes a long time, and the oxidation corrosion of materials and air is much better than stainless steel. Of course, for some manufacturers, the stainless steel material is not 304, and corrosion will occur after a long time of use. The current stainless steel shower room is clean and simple, with a strong sense of metal quality. Now the color steel stainless steel material has been developed on the market to change the single color of the process, while the aluminum alloy shower room has more color changes and more shape changes. After the aluminum shower enclosure is electroplated, more fashionable features can be guaranteed.
       If the indoor conditions are the same, the thermal insulation effect of the stainless steel shower room and the aluminum alloy shower room is not much different.