Ensuring that your bathroom is the best it can be entails a lot of things but one of the most important aspects is the bathtub. Your bathtub is the central fixture of your bathroom so it should be the most beautiful part of it too. However, your bathtub will fade and experience a great deal of wear and tear over the years. It’s when this becomes overwhelmingly noticeable that you should consider your options for bathtub replacement. There are several types of bathtub materials available and we’re here to help you find the best one for your Arkansas bathroom!
Acrylic is one of the most commonly used bathtub materials due to its affordability and customizability. Our thermoformed acrylic tubs are custom-made to fit in any existing tub space in your bathroom. Furthermore, they do an excellent job of retaining heat so you can enjoy a warm, relaxing bath for longer periods of time. Another great benefit is that it is exceptionally low-maintenance and doesn’t foster the growth of mold and mildew.
This particular tub material is made by combining a polyester resin with woven glass fibers. This mixture is formed into a gel and evenly sprayed over a bathtub mold. The strongest advantage of this type of bathtub is that it is one of the most affordable available. Unfortunately, they do have the major drawback of being porous, making them harder to clean and more likely to be afflicted with mold and mildew. Furthermore, fiberglass tubs can be brittle and highly susceptible to cracking.
A tried and true material for bathtubs, cast iron tubs have proven to be exceptionally reliable and desirable over the years. Cast iron tubs are made when melted iron is poured and formed into the shape of your tub. Due to the method of formation, the shape is customizable. They also have the added benefits of being incredibly durable, strong, and have a high value for heat retention. Despite these wonderful advantages, they do have considerable drawbacks. They are quite expensive and very heavy, which means that your bathroom may need extra work to be able to support the extra weight.
Stone or Wood
Two other tub materials are stone and wood. These two types of tubs are less common but definitely bring an extra sense of style and elegance to your bathroom. They are available in many different types of naturally occurring materials that are cultivated into the shape of an exotic looking bathtub. The downside is that both of these can be rather costly due to the source material and extra labor needed for the formation. Furthermore, each of the tub types require far more maintenance than their highly popular acrylic counterpart.
Bath Experts at Your Disposal
If you’re still having trouble deciding which type of bathtub material is best for your home, then reach out to our expert bath remodelers. Our experts have years of experience in the industry and the wealth of knowledge that comes with it. To learn more about the replacement bathtub options available to you, contact us today to schedule your free consultation!