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What is Vikrell made of?

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Vikrell is a compression-molded, solid composite material made up of resins, filler and fiberglass. This material is exclusive to the Kohler company. Many bath and kitchen surfaces feature Vikrell material.

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Vikrell material is lightweight and easy to install. It is also nonporous, making it easy to clean. Its manufacturers recommend avoiding harsh chemicals and instead using mild detergents and cleaners on Vikrell. Although Vikrell is lightweight, it is quite durable. The color comes molded throughout so that scratches do not show. Bathtub bases made with Vikrell have structural ribs underneath to avoid any give under pressure. Vikrell kitchen pieces are heat and stain resistant.

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    Where can you find Sterling Plumbing with Vikrell material?

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    Some retailers that sell Sterling Plumbing with Vikrell Advantage material include Menards, Macs Hardware, Alpine Building Supply, Lowes and Sterling Plumbing, as of 2016. Sterling is a Kohler company, and these retailers offer the Vikrell, Advantage tubs and showers for purchase together or separately, online and on-site.

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    What are some common problems with Vikrell showers?

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