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What are the Benefits to Having an Acrylic Bathtub?

Not only do they come in a wide range of colors and shapes, acrylic bathtubs are far more affordable than their ceramic or metal counterparts. Some modern acrylic bathtubs are designed to hold heat for longer than older models previously would, making them more comparable to metal types. Yet, unlike the ceramic or metal based styles, acrylic tubs are not chilly to the touch when the water begins to run in them. An immediate luxurious soak can, therefore, be enjoyed by homeowners who have installed acrylic tubs. A whirlpool feature is also a common upgrade to basic tubs of this style. Along with all the aforementioned benefits, acrylic bathtubs are lightweight and much simpler to install than other similar bathroom fixtures.

What are Some of the Downsides to Having an Acrylic Bathtub?

Acrylic bathtubs are not always the easiest tubs to clean and, while remaining completely useful, may turn dingy in color over long time periods. Some acrylic tubs also may not withstand heavy wear-and-tear as easily as their metal counterparts, as the latter will look the same over a greater length of time. Therefore, if you have kids, a cast iron style with enamel coating might be a better option. However, adults will no doubt love the whirlpool option that can be found on the acrylic bathtubs.

What do I Need to Know about Purchasing an Acrylic Bathtub?

There are a wide variety of retailers both online and in person from which acrylic bathtubs can be acquired. Going to your nearest hardware store would be ideal, even if you are considering placing an online order. Looking at product samples in person will help you get a better idea of what you might like in your home bathroom and the store personnel may be able to answer questions or suggest ideas that you might not have considered.

Also, when ordering any home fixture online, be sure to carefully measure the area that will eventually hold it. Measuring a second time is always a good idea in case your figures differ. If the first two sets of numbers you get doesn’t match up, recalculate the distance a third time and go with the two numbers that match. Of course, professional installation is typically provided by acrylic tub retailers and it might be the best option if you aren’t especially handy yourself.

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