3 Different Kinds Of Materials For Your New Bathtub

Posted on: 30 December 2017

If you want to redo your bathroom, you may want to get another bathtub to replace the one that you currently have, you may be thinking of all the different kinds of materials that bathtubs are made out of and which one you might want to go with. There are so many different kinds out there and you are going to want to spend some time thinking about each kind before you make your final decision. 

Fiberglass Insert

A fiberglass insert tub is one that just sets into your bathroom, generally over your already existing bathtub. They are generally pretty inexpensive, so if you are on a tight schedule, you can get one that will work for you. They are also fairly easy to install, so the people who install it can generally get it all installed and done in just a few hours. The fiberglass inserts also come in a variety of colors and styles, so you should have no problems with finding a color and style that will work for you. 


The most common type of bathtub in the past has been the porcelain tub. However, that is now starting to change a little to the fiberglass tubs, but porcelain is still pretty common. Porcelain is a kind of ceramic and is relatively durable. However, you will need to make sure that you clean it with the appropriate cleaning products because the wrong kind of cleaner can leave microscopic scratches which can grow over the years and lead to something worse. Luckily, if there is a problem, you can have your porcelain tub resurfaced if necessary. If you have a tinted tub, they can match the tinting as well. 


Another option is to go with some kind of stone. Granite, marble, and other kinds of stones have become very popular as bathtubs and sinks in recent years. The tubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are generally shaped and polished so that they are perfect for use as a stone bathtub. They often are designed so that they have a more of modern style. That means that they work well in a house that has modern design elements. 

If you are getting ready to redo your bathroom, then you are going to have to spend time thinking about what your bathtub is going to be like. There are several different choices out there for you to look at. 


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