How To Make Easy Bathtub Choices
Choosing a bathtub isn't as difficult as most homeowners
seem to make it. If you're looking for a particular color or a special
tub that will wow all of your friends, with the possibility of Home and
Garden magazines selecting your bathroom for their bathroom of the year
award, this might be a totally different story.
There are a few different types of bathtubs and if you're looking for a bathtub that will hold up for many years, there is only one choice, cast-iron. There are plenty of cast-iron bathtubs that have lasted for over 50 years and continue doing a great job.
One of the biggest problems with cast iron bath tubs is that they are extremely heavy and difficult to install. This doesn't outweigh the benefits that the tub will last for a long time.
Steel bathtubs are also a good choice and seem to last for long periods of time. Steel bathtubs are lighter and easier to install than cast-iron bathtubs, but don't seem to last as long. I preferred using steel bathtubs, because they are lighter and easier to install.
Now acrylic bath tubs haven't been around as long as cast-iron and steel bathtubs. They seem to fade and aren't as durable as the other bathtubs. I've seen them crack, chip and even break when something heavy fell on them. Acrylic bathtubs are easy to install and if I was going to remodel my bathroom with very little experience and wasn't worried about this bathtub lasting for an extremely long time, this would be my choice.
Bathtub colors can fade over time and this will affect your choice when selecting a good bathtub. Scratches on darker colored bathtubs will be more noticeable than lighter colors like white.
The size and shape of the bathtub could also be a problem as sharper corners tend to wear and fade, the more that they are used. One of the best pieces of advice that I could get anyone who is planning on selecting a good bathtub for their new bathroom remodeling project, would simply be to use a little common sense.
If you think that there could be a problem with something, there probably will.