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When shopping for a bathtub, the first things considered are usually the style, size, and shape of the tub.
But before anything else, a bathtub material should be chosen due to it being an all-encompassing factor. It has the biggest influence on a tubs cost, weight, durability, and bathing experience.
Kingston Brass offers three bathtub materials: Acrylic, cast iron, and solid surface. All three have characteristics that distinguish them from the others, so deciding on the best one depends on your personal preference. What is the best bathtub material? Read on to learn which best suits you.
Acrylic is the most popular material of the three, mostly due to its affordable cost and versatility. It may not feel as sturdy as the other two options, but this is made up for with its ease of repair and diversity of available styles. Another plus with this material is its low weight, making installation on second stories much more viable. The surface is smooth and non-porous, making it easy to clean and maintain. . Choose acrylic for a tub that is affordable, long lasting and easy to install.
The cast iron tub is not only the most traditional option for a tub material but still stands as one of the best tub materials today. Cast iron tubs are extremely durable due to their iron interior. Furthermore, their thick porcelain enamel coating makes them chip and scratch resistant. The thick iron also makes the tub excellent at retaining heat. If you are looking for a tub that captures a feeling of stately regality and timeless tradition, then cast iron may be what you are looking for.