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    Cast-iron fixtures

    We're building a new house and I want to use cast iron for our sinks, shower base and bathtub. My husband says it sounds old-fashioned to use cast iron for so many plumbing fixtures and I should look at other material choices as well.

    Is there anything out of the ordinary with my preference to use as many cast-iron fixtures as possible?

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    Today's plumbing fixtures are available in a variety of materials.

    In most cases, it gets down to personal taste and using a good material fit for the needed fixture application.

    From what I've seen, cast iron can be a great all-around fixture choice because of three basic reasons:

    1. Strength: Hey, it's called enameled cast iron. It's a strong, heavy-duty material that is very resistant to scratches, chips, cracks and burns.

    2. Style: Because cast-iron plumbing fixtures are available in constantly changing shapes and colors, cast-iron fixtures always seem to be in style. For kitchen sink use, you can easily match just about any type of countertop.

    3. Green factor: Cast-iron fixtures contain a good portion of recycled materials, and that's good news all around.

    So, when you add everything up, nothing should cast a doubt on your cast-iron fixture choice.

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