Imagine getting into a warm, relaxing bath at the end of the day. You can practically feel your stress melting away. As you close your favorite book and get ready to wash, you realize you forgot to grab the soap out of the soap dish on your vanity. Now you're neck deep in water with no way to scrub.
Shower and bathtub accessories can help you organize your bathroom so you'll always have the supplies you need at hand. Here are some thing to take into consideration when getting a perfect set for yourself.
What is the Best Material for Shower and Bathtub Accessories?
When putting something near water, it's important to consider how the material reacts to getting wet. Not all materials will hold up when being exposed to that much moisture, but here are some of the best options.
Metal is a broad category. Shower and bathtub accessories come in all kinds of metal from zinc and bronze to brass and copper. These are some of the most attractiveoptions, but you have to consider how they rust.
Most of the time, metal materials rust at the joints rather than on smooth surfaces. Unless the finish wears off, you won't encounter much visible rust until it spreads out from the joints, which can take some time.
However, metal does rust when water creeps in and sits in the same spot. When choosing metal, consider how many joints and seems it has, and their placement. A wire basket with a grid pattern that has a lot of soldered joints may accumulate rust more quickly than something made of many more solid pieces.
Brass, bronze, and copper are typically a bit more expensive, but they are less prone to rust. Zinc is more affordable, but will rust more quickly and need to be replaced.