Why GRP Is The Best Material for Shower Pods
Posted by Kevin Taylor
GRP, or Glass Reinforced Plastic, is a composite material made of glass fibres and polyester resin. It has a wide range of applications, from boat building to car manufacturing, and is particularly well-suited for use in the home appliance industry. GRP panels are robust, durable and lightweight, making them a popular choice for roofing, cladding and other building projects. Read on as we take a closer look at what GRP is and some of its key benefits in building our shower pods.
1) High Strength To Weight Ratio
GRP is incredibly strong for its size and weight. This means that it can be used in applications where weight is a critical factor, such as the construction of strong but lightweight shower pods. In fact, GRP is stronger and more durable than traditional bathroom materials like glass and tiles, yet it is still lightweight enough to be easily transported and installed without risk of breakage.
GRP is non-corroding, meaning it will not rust or corrode in contact with water. This makes it an ideal material for use in shower pods where regular exposure to moisture is unavoidable. GRP will also not fade or discolour over time (unlike many tiles and resins), making it a durable and low-maintenance option.
3) Electrically Non-Conductive
The risk of electric shock is a serious safety concern when constructing showers, hence the popularity of low-conductive ceramic tiles and plastic. With GRP, you can rest assured that this will not be an issue. GRP is electrically non-conductive and will not allow electrical current to pass through it. This makes it a safe and reliable choice for use in wet environments.
4) Excellent Durability
When choosing a shower pod, it is crucial to select a material that will stand up to the rigours of daily use. GRP is a highly durable material, capable of withstanding regular exposure to water, cleaning products, and moisture. It is also resistant to scratches, impacts, and other wear and tear, making it an excellent material for building a shower pod.
5) Fire Retardant
GRP is an excellent fire retardant material, meaning it will not easily catch fire and will also slow the progression of any blaze.
Why We Use GRP
We add a Glass Reinforced Plastic finish to our shower pods to give them a solid and durable property. GRP is also lightweight and easy to work with during the transportation and installation of shower pods, preventing damage in transit. Additionally, our shower fixtures are made from a single piece of GRP, meaning there are no seams or joints that could potentially cause leaks.
If you're looking for a high-quality, watertight, and safe shower pod, be sure to check out our range of products made from GRP. Download the free Shower Pods Guide to learn more about our shower pods, or call 01483 532020 to speak with one of our sales advisers.
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