Which Bathtub Materials are Best for your HomeMay 22, 2017
When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, or more specifically your bathtub, it’s important to understand all the different materials that are available before ultimately deciding which one is best for your home. Fiberglass is a type of resin material that is sprayed into your bathtub. One of the biggest “Pros” is that it is very affordable. Plus, it can be easily repaired. Perhaps, the biggest “Con” of fiberglass is that it has a very porous nature. This can be a problem because it can easily absorb water. Another “Con” is that fiberglass tends to be very brittle.
Next, let’s talk about bathtubs made of steel. This type of bathtub is not 100% steel but instead porcelain which is laid on top of Steel. You can guess that the biggest “PRO” of bathtubs made from this material is strength. They are long lasting, inexpensive, and quite easy to clean. However, some definite “Cons” of this bathtub material is that it is very heavy and can rust and chip if hit.
Acrylic is another bathtub material that is gaining in popularity and for good reason. Acrylic comes as a molded sheet of material and is molded to your bathtub shape. It is then reinforced with fiberglass to make it extremely strong and durable. There are many “Pros” of acrylic bathtubs including the fact that this material will not absorb water. Acrylic keeps its glossy appearance and has a very long life. Acrylic is also a popular bathtub material because it’s resistant to mold and mildew and cleaning is a breeze.
Whatever bathtub material you choose, it’s important that you choose a company with experience and a solid reputation; Tennessee Thermal is that company. For years, we have been providing homeowners in Middle Tennessee with the highest quality acrylic bathroom remodeling solutions in the industry. We would love the opportunity to come out and meet you and show you what makes Tennessee Thermal the right choice for you!