Why an Acrylic Tub is Your Best Upgrade Option
Posted on May 05, 2022
When it comes to making small but significant upgrades to your home's bathroom(s), one of the most effective decisions is to install a durable, customizable acrylic bathtub. Take it from a trusted leader in home improvement: Consumer misconceptions about the flimsy or hollow nature of acrylic tubs are hogwash.
The affordability and durability of an acrylic tub are just two of the characteristics that make these bathtubs such a smart investment. Expo Home Improvement's acrylic tubs are foam-insulated and incredibly sturdy, and they come in a wide variety of colors and designs to fit the requirements of any bathroom remodel.
So what do you need to understand about the different bathtub options before making the right decision for your home? Are acrylic tubs better than fiberglass versions? What about acrylic versus cast iron tubs? How many years of life can each option give you, and what are the cost considerations to evaluate?
Let's discuss just why acrylic tubs just may be the best overall option for any bathroom remodeling project.
Acrylic vs. Fiberglass Tubs
When comparing acrylic tubs to other materials, fiberglass is one of the most common similarities due to the lightweight construction and budget-friendly price of both options. Both acrylic and fiberglass tubs can last up to 15 years and both are easy to maintain and clean.
The main difference when debating acrylic versus fiberglass tubs is in the details. Whereas fiberglass tubs are pretty standard and offer few customizations, acrylic tubs come in all sorts of textures, shapes and sizes. Additionally, acrylic bathtubs are unlikely to chip, crack or fade over time due to their durability, while fiberglass scratches easily and can fade or crack rather quickly.
Acrylic vs. Cast Iron Tubs
If price isn't a determining factor, many homeowners are intrigued by the classic, elegant appearance of a cast-iron bathtub. These tubs are the best at retaining heat and are the most durable option available due to the manufacturing materials, but the weight of the metal used can be prohibitive. Rarely would you put a cast-iron tub on an upper level of your home, and they require floor supports to be safely installed.
Both are very sturdy and durable, with cast iron needing a little less upkeep than acrylic due to its materials. But those same materials are what make cast iron tubs so expensive — up to four times as costly as acrylic tubs, in fact. When you want as much bang for your buck as possible, acrylic often is the best selection for homeowners who are eager to make a splash.
Expertly Installed Acrylic Tubs
When considering the merits of a bathtub upgrade, try to envision your lifestyle needs for the next decade. This is particularly important for older homeowners who may need to weigh accessibility needs in the not-so-distant future. Stepping in and out of a slippery bathtub becomes problematic at a certain point, so it's wise to consult an expert like Expo Home Improvement who can help break down the benefits of different options.
Our certified team of professional installers understand how inconvenient a bathroom remodel can be and work diligently to help you determine the best choice and complete a bathtub installation in as little as one day! All of our tubs have a lifetime warranty, meaning you'll be able to enjoy your new bath or shower combination for as long as you own your home. That peace of mind is impossible to ignore.
The Time to Buy Is Now
No matter the bathtub upgrade you choose for your specific remodeling needs, Expo Home Improvement has the inventory and expertise to turn your dreams into a reality. In fact, for the month of July, you can receive a free Installation PLUS no payments or interest until 2024. There's never been a better time to make such a smart investment in your home's future.
Don't delay! Turn your outdated bathroom into an updated oasis by choosing a durable, dynamic acrylic tub from Expo Home Improvement. Contact our team today to learn more about our wide selection of products and services.
Expo Home Improvement proudly serves homeowners throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth, Central Texas, and San Antonio areas.