Besides getting your body clean, bath-time offers you a unique momentum that in most of the cases works for reloading yourself. Bathtubs are the clear example of me-time level up, introduced in the late 19th century, these structures allowed you to perform a deep and precise clean-time without spending ridiculous amounts of water. Since water systems were almost inexistent, in order to fill bathtubs people had to warm the water up and then pour it into the tubs.
Nowadays, when it comes about bath tubs options are endless and even though there are a wide variety of types, such as soakers, whirlpools, claw-footed models; contoured shapes, ovals or squares; tubs with neck rests and armrests; tubs set into platforms; and tubs you step down into or walk into. Nevertheless, choosing a quality bathtub material can not only guarantee you fun but also money saving, therefore let’s check:
Fiberglass: Is a lightweight, moldable material. A fiberglass tub is the least expensive type you can buy, it price can range from $500 or more. On the other hand, it is predisposed to scratching.
On the other hand gel-coated fiberglass and fiberglass with an acrylic finish are variations on this material that have worked well the last years. Fiberglass- acrylic bathtubs hold up longer, nevertheless at FinishBuild, we recommend that if you are going to purchase a bathtub, take into account that accessible prices might cost you more. When it comes to this material stains, mold and mildew are easy to grow, while other issues like color fading and spider cracking can also ruin your bath-time.
Cultured marble: bathtubs are made from crushed limestone mixed with resin, then finished with Gelcoat. This gelcoat finish is also mixed with cultured marble making bathtubs more durable than fiberglass.
Cast iron: Enameled cast iron, also known as porcelain are made by pouring molten iron into a mold of the desired shape, then smoothing it and coating it with a thick layer of enamel. This bathtub material is highly resistant to chipping, scratching and denting, as well as most types of chemicals.
Nevertheless, price and weight are something they have in common to install, they’re also going to be among the most expensive tubs on the market flowing around $700, 2.000 or more. When it comes to installation processes these tubs are very heavy, and may require extra flooring support and since they come in a limited gamma of shapes and sizes, you might only find one person accommodation tub.
Stone and wood: Bathtubs in stone looks can not only offer you a more natural rustic look but also heat water’s preservation, therefore if you are into soaking and spending long periods of tie, this material is the one for you. Stone bathtub materials range from granite, marble, onyx, travertine, basalt or sandstone. When it comes about installation processes, these tubs are extremely heavy, and require special structural framing to backing their weight. In addition, prices are very high (ranged from $5,000 to 16,000 or even more) , however it would be a wise investment due to the fact that stone is a very long lasting and durable material.
On the other hand, wood bathtubs have another classic but also wild look that definitely match any forest cabin. Even though you might have the possibility of customizing your tubs at any length, depth and stained to your color preferences, wood is not a long-lasting material to count on when it comes about bathtubs. Nevertheless, if you are still into this material for matching reasons or style, FinishBuild recommends you to keep into account sealers or any other covering materials.
Porcelain-Enameled Steel: This is a steel-based material covered in porcelain enamel. The result is a low-cost, smooth, glossy, and durable finish that is easy to clean. Generally the tub is stamped from a tinny sheet of steel, then finished with a layer of porcelain enamel. These tubs are durable and the surfaces are resistant to most common chemicals, and retains its gloss for a long time.
FinishBuild Designs: Acrylic Bathtubs
Last but never least, we have acrylic. This is a type of plastic featuring a high-gloss finish and excellent durability. Of all possible surfaces, acrylic has become the material of choice in the bathing world due to its natural warmth, ease of maintenance, resilience, and ability to be formed into soft contours. This bath tub material can round prices among $290-500 or even more. At FinishBuild acrylic is a popular material, such as, AM124-L 6′ Double Corner Acrylic White Whirlpool Bathtub – Drain on Left.
Bathtubs can considerably reduce stress after a long day of work. Coming with molded armrests, such as the AM198-R 5′ Right Drain Rounded Clear Modern Corner Whirlpool Bath Tub, we guarantee you, bath-time will never be the same. Available on a triangle shape, this model can allow you saving space in your bathroom, not to mention that in case it does not work accurately, you count with one year limited warranty on all parts.
Acrylic counts with the characteristic of being a lightweight material, which is a significant feature in large tubs that can put damaging stress on structural elements. This particularity also allow to ease you transportation matters, in addition acrylic materials resists cracking and chipping, stands up to high temperatures and ultraviolet light.
Is it important for you to share a moment of truly relaxtation with your significant one? FinishBuild also counts with AM125 Double Corner Acrylic White Whirlpool Bathtub, which allow capacity for two. When it comes to spoil yourself, options are endless, check what we have prepare for you at our online store www.finishbuild.com.
To sum up, what FinishBuild loves about acrylic material is that regarding cleaning we must also tell you that this material resists mildew and harsh chemicals, however it can be scratched, so FinishBuild suggest you to wash your tub with a mild, liquid detergent, rather than an abrasive cleaner.
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