Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? Time to replace old plumbing fixtures? Instead of heading to your local big-box store, buy showroom fixtures instead. Many homeowners are confused about the difference between the two options and assume that big box stores offer the best value. However, we believe showroom fixtures are generally the best way to go. We’ve put together some information to help you understand why.
Why Not Buy Fixtures from Big Box Stores?
Our main concern with buying plumbing fixtures from stores like Lowe’s or Home Depot is the compromise in quality and durability. While fixtures from these stores may be cheaper upfront, they will likely cost you more money in the long run. This is because big-box fixtures tend to be builder grade, which means they are fairly low in quality. Builder grade fixtures wear out quickly and often need to be repaired or replaced after only a few years.
What Makes Showroom Fixtures Better?
Buying toilets, tubs, faucets, and other plumbing fixtures from a trusted showroom supplier ensures better quality, greater convenience, and safer investment. Showroom fixtures are made with top-shelf parts and materials that can be trusted to perform better and last longer. When you buy from our showroom partners, we will take care of ordering, delivering, and installing your fixtures for you. We will also carry the warranty, meaning we will repair the fixture at no charge for up to 2 years. For these reasons, showroom fixtures typically cost more than big-box fixtures, but they are a much better long-term investment.
Ready to Get Started?
Schedule an appointment with one of our local showroom partners: Immerse, Crescent, or Henry Kitchen and Bath. If you’re in the market for more luxurious updates, check out our previous post on bathroom fixture upgrades. No matter what type or brand you choose, be sure to have your fixtures installed by a licensed plumbing professional. This will help protect your investment and ensure the best performance quality. At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we are experts in high-end fixture installation. Our experienced plumbers will make sure that your new showroom fixtures are up and running in no time.