Different Types of Tub Materials to Know When You’re Upgrading

Different Types of Tub MaterialsWhen you’re in the market for a new bathtub, there’s plenty to consider. What style of tub should you invest in? What design features should it have? Should it be a walk-in tub for safety purposes? All of those questions are valid, but it’s also important that you choose the right tub material to invest in. There are many different types of tub materials to know before you make your choice, and each one has its pros and cons.

Enameled Steel

Steel bathtubs with porcelain-enamel coating are known for being extremely affordable, though steel conducts heat, which can affect the temperature of your water. Not to mention, steel is prone to chipping and it weighs more than other alternatives.


Cast-iron tubs are also coated with enamel, but they don’t chip like steel does due to the fact that they have a thicker coat. However, the weight of these tubs is even more significant than that of steel tubs, which probably isn’t the best choice if your bathroom is on the second floor of your house.


Mimicking the look of marble or granite, cast-polymer tubs are a popular choice among homeowners looking for unique designs. They can be a bit costly, though, and their surfaces aren’t durable, as cracks can form over time.


Crafted from fiberglass or acrylic, plastic tubs are the most common choice among homeowners. They offer design flexibility, affordability, and easy maintenance. Plus, they’re light in weight, meaning they don’t come with the same problems as other tub materials.

Turn to the Experts for a Bathtub That’s Built to Last

When you’re ready to upgrade the bathtub inside your Wisconsin home, there’s no better team to call than Tundraland. The phenomenal tubs we install are designed to provide exceptional longevity, as they are crafted from a nonporous acrylic material that not only makes them durable but also exceptionally easy to clean and maintain.

If you’re ready to see firsthand how important of a role one of our outstanding bathtubs can play in your bathroom’s transformation, contact Tundraland today.

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