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Consider an acrylic tub for your bathroom remodel

May 31, 2023

Consider an acrylic tub for your bathroom remodel

If you’re looking to spruce up your bathroom with a new tub, look into acrylic bathtubs. They’re light, so you don’t have to worry about the potential damage it could cause during transportation. Because of its construction, the color is spread evenly throughout the material, ensuring that the it will never fade. Depending on the model, these fixtures can range in price, so it’s easy to find one that fits your budget.

Making the tub
An acrylic tub is vacuum-molded into shape. The nature of the material itself has a shiny surface, giving the tub a beautiful sheen. However, acrylic alone doesn’t hold up weight very well, so fiberglass is used to reinforce the area under the tub.

Customizing the fixture
The coloring for acrylic tubs is incorporated into the material itself. Therefore, you can rest assured that the color will never fade and any potential chips or dents will be less noticeable than it would be on a tub of a different material.

Appreciating heat retention
Acrylic tubs are also great at holding in heat. Bathers will be sure to appreciate its thermal qualities since water won’t cool down as quickly as it would in a metal tub. This means that stepping into the tub in the wintertime doesn’t have to result in cold feet. Allowing hot water to run briefly will warm up the surface enough to create a comfortable and relaxing environment.

Don’t fret about cleaning
Cleaning an acrylic tub is straightforward. Most bathroom cleaning products are safe to use on its surface. There are certain products that can damage an acrylic tub, such as paint thinners, high-acidic chemicals, acetones or other products containing acetates. Always look at a cleaner’s ingredients before using it on any tub.

Though acrylic tubs can become chipped or crack, they can be easily fixed with kits. If a tub is not cleaned properly, it may also begin to show stains. However, buffing the surface with the appropriate product will restore its original glossy look.

Installing the tub
One of the most crucial parts of remodeling a bathroom is the installation of the new fixtures. Make sure you hire a well-qualified bathroom renovation company with plenty of experience in installing acrylic bathtubs to ensure that yours will be properly installed.

If you’re looking to make a major change in your bathroom, an acrylic tub may be a worthwhile investment. They’re easy to clean and maintain, great at thermal retention and range in price, making it easy to find one that fits your budget.

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