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Beautify Your Bathroom

Considering installing a bathtub or tub-shower combo? Let us give you the low-down on the available materials for the perfect bathtub!

Choices, choices and more choices. Bathtubs come in all shapes, sizes and materials. Cost, maintenance, appearance and comfort; each material comes with it’s own set of pros and cons and suits a different style of bathroom. Make sure you aren’t compromising on quality and making the maintenance your bathroom harder than it needs to be!

Here is a list of 4 readily available choices for bathtub material:

  1. Fiberglass: This bathtub material is one of the cheapest options available. It is lightweight, easily installed and has a finish you can repair quite easily. However, fiberglass finishes are quite prone to cracking, scratches and fading. Fiberglass tubs are a very thin material, can be quite flexible and, as a result, are not very durable.
  2. Enameled Steel: Also known as porcelain on steel. Once again, this is a relatively inexpensive option, though a more stable and resilient option than the fiberglass. Enameled steel is easy to clean, durable, resistant to most chemicals and retains its shine for a long time. Downsides include a propensity to rust and chipping, a heavier weight and limitations to size and shapes.
  3. Acrylic: An acrylic tub uses sheets of fiberglass for strength under vacuum-formed sheets of acrylic. Its advantages are the same as that of a fiberglass tub only priced somewhat higher. Acrylic tubs also come in a wide range of styles and sizes. Disadvantages include a finish that can scratch or fade over time.
  4. Cast Iron: Cast Iron tubs last a very, very long time. They are durable and resist chipping, dents, scratches and most chemicals. Cast Iron also comes in a range of colours and has a luxurious feel to it. The material is great at retaining heat. While full of advantages, the cast iron tub comes with a range of disadvantages. They are heavy. Extra labor may be necessary for installation and additional floor reinforcement may be required, depending on the floor and structure of the home.

Interested in updating your bathroom? To speak to our friendly team of plumbing specialists call Omega today on 1300 558 730.

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