As your go-to plumbers in Utah, we at Expert Plumbing are experienced with numerous different bathroom materials. In particular, bathtubs and showers have a number of different materials that might be used in their creation, each with different benefits and drawbacks.
What are some of these benefits and drawbacks? Let’s take a quick look for each of the most popular materials.
Acrylic is a solid sheet of material, molded into a bathtub shape and creating a waterproof membrane. Benefits include:
There are also a couple minor drawbacks:
Fiberglass is a resin type that’s sprayed into a bathroom shape. Pros include:
Cons of fiberglass include:
This is basically porcelain laid on top of steel. Advantages include:
Molten iron is poured directly into a bathtub shape, then smoothed out and covered in a layer of enamel. Pros of cast iron include:
Cons may include:
Cultured marble is a mixture of crushed limestone and resin, covered with a gelcoat. Some of the benefits include:
Custom-order wood tubs offer a “wow” factor that few others do, given their unique nature. They are also more expensive, though, and can take more work for maintenance.
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