What is an Acrylic Shower?
Posted on December 06, 2019
Posted in General
Acrylic has quickly become one of the most popular materials for showers because it is extremely durable, can be customized in almost any size, and is a very affordable option when compared to other types of shower materials.
How Are Acrylic Showers Made?
An acrylic shower is made by heating up an acrylic sheet, which becomes soft and malleable. That sheet is then suctioned via vacuum to a customized mold to form the shower. The shower is then cooled by powerful ventilators until it hardens. After that, it is reinforced with fiberglass to ensure it is strong enough to hold water and withstand daily wear and tear. Lastly it is shipped off to be installed in a home.
What Sizes Do Acrylic Showers Come In?
If you're thinking about replacing your old shower with a new acrylic shower, you're probably wondering if it will fit into your existing shower space. Because acrylic showers are usually made to order, they can be customized in almost any size and shape you need, so you can feel confident that no matter what size wet area you have, you'll be able to find an acrylic shower that will be the perfect fit.
Are Acrylic Showers Easy to Clean?
Acrylic showers are very easy to clean. All you'll need to do is wipe them down with a mild cleaner, or even just some soap and water, to keep them looking like new. Baking soda is also a good option when it comes to removing a stubborn stain from your shower. However, it's important to keep in mind that acetone, or any other solvents, shouldn't be used to clean acrylic showers because they can damage them.
How Long Will an Acrylic Shower Last?
This question can also be hard to answer because there are so many factors that play a role in the longevity of an acrylic shower. For instance, when the shower was being built, if it was stretched further than a standard size shower to accommodate a larger shower space, it will be thinner and less durable, shortening its life span. Another factor that will determine the life span of an acrylic shower is how thick the shower pan is. The thicker the shower pan, the less likely it will be to crack. And finally, the most important factor when it comes to the longevity of an acrylic shower is how well it is maintained. If the shower is cleaned regularly and well taken care of, its life will be extended. In general, you can expect a shower pan to last around 10 years, and possibly much longer.
Turn to Expo Home Improvement to Have a Beautiful Acrylic Shower Installed in Your Home
When you're in the market for an acrylic shower, turn to the experts at Expo Home Improvement. Since our founding in 2006, we have helped countless homeowners find the perfect showers for their homes, and we can help you, too. When you decide to work with us, you can count on receiving a shower that is:
- Customized to meet your needs - You'll be able to choose from a variety of options including colors, tile patterns, and accessories to get a shower that meets your functional needs and aesthetic preferences.
- Built to last - The durable acrylic material that we use to make our showers won't crack, peel, dent, or chip, so you'll get a shower that will last for years to come.
- Easy to clean - Our showers are infused with SilverShield™, an antimicrobial technology that prevents mold, mildew, and bacteria from growing, so you can keep it clean by just wiping it down on occasion.
To learn more about the acrylic showers that we have available to homeowners throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Central Texas areas, contact the professionals at Expo Home Improvement today.