Which is better, stainless steel or aluminum alloy shower room?

Which is better, stainless steel or aluminum alloy shower room?

In addition to the commonly used aluminum alloy as the main material, some high-end shower rooms on the market use stainless steel as the main material, which looks more high-grade. Of course, the price is higher than that of aluminum alloy shower rooms.

Some people are tangled when purchasing shower rooms. They don't know much about the performance of stainless steel shower rooms. They don't know whether stainless steel shower room or aluminum alloy shower room is better? Now let's compare the advantages and disadvantages of the materials of aluminum alloy shower room and stainless steel shower room.

Corrosion resistance comparison

  • Rust: aluminum alloy will not rust. The iron content of aluminum alloy is very low. On the contrary, stainless steel mainly relies on the fuming oxide film (protective film) formed on the surface to obtain the anti-corrosion ability. If this film is continuously damaged, the metal surface will also be corroded. But, that protective film is extremely thin, firm, fine and stable, and will not be damaged in general use!
  • The cleaning products used for bathing include alkaline. Over time, coupled with deposition and the lack of cleaning, there will be corrosion to the materials, but this problem will not exist for stainless steel, while the surface of aluminum alloy will have corrosion reaction.
  •  If the environment is high in salt, such as living in the seaside, stainless steel corrodes rapidly in the environment where chloride ions exist. Therefore, it is recommended to choose 316 stainless steel, which has particularly good corrosion resistance, atmospheric corrosion resistance and high temperature strength and excellent work hardening. It can be used under harsh conditions, and the price will be higher.

Hardness comparison

The hardness of stainless steel is greater than that of aluminum alloy. Therefore, the pull rod and shower column of many shower rooms are made of stainless steel, which is stronger. 304 stainless steel is preferred as the general stainless steel material for shower room, which is resistant to high temperature and has excellent rust resistance, corrosion resistance.

Appearance comparison

Stainless steel is polished with high brightness. It is very beautiful and textured. The surface of aluminum alloy and profile is processed by oxidation coating. No matter how it is processed, it will not have the appearance quality of stainless steel.

Cleaning comparison

Scribble on the stainless steel surface, which can be easily cleaned; The surface of aluminum alloy is easy to leave traces and difficult to remove. Moreover, in the humid environment of the bathroom, the aluminum alloy will oxidize and hang "white ash", which brings some difficulties to the cleaning.

There is a tip that when cleaning the stainless steel surface, you should follow the stainless steel lines. Some surface processing lines are unidirectional (for example, the brushed treatment we talk about more now is unidirectional). This is not only convenient for cleaning, but also not easy to breed bacteria.

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