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Acrylic or not Acrylic? That is the Question...


Acrylic Bathtubs

Another popular take on the bathroom remodeling trend is the use of acrylic molds for bathtubs. Acrylic bathtubs are vacuum-molded from sheets of acrylic and reinforced with fiberglass. Because of this, acrylics are less expensive, lightweight, and can be easily repaired or replaced with little or no effort.

These beautiful tubs are non-porous, hi-gloss, and scratch resistant. Owners will not need much to keep these beautiful, economic tubs working effectively for years to come.

These lightweight tubs are ideal for whirlpool tubs, because they can be molded in larger sizes than standard bathtubs, perfect for those who enjoy long bubble baths with their bathing partners. Acrylic bathtubs hold the heat well and keep the water warm long after you initially filled it. Because of its synthetic nature, one can find these tubs in a wide range of colors and styles. You can pretty much do whatever you want with a bathtub made of acrylic.

When selecting an acrylic bathtub, remember that some high-acidic chemicals like Valspar's Goof Off ®, DOW Scrubbing Bubbles ®, or any product containing acetates can erode and crack the acrylic. Sometimes, if the owners do not take care of their bathtub, the color can yellow and the original shine can fade, but buffing your tub with liquid polishers such as Gel-Gloss can bring your acrylic tub back to its original luster. Talk with your bathroom contractor for more information about acrylic bath tubs and see if using them in your remodeling venture is the right course of action for you.


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