While both fiberglass and acrylic are excellent materials for bathtubs, people often wonder which is the better option of the two. To answer this question, we’re comparing and contrasting the two materials in detail—helping you come to the conclusion yourself. First up, fiberglass tubs:
Fiberglass Bathtubs: Pros & Cons
Fiberglass is a type of reinforced plastic that is engineered out of millions of tiny strings of woven glass that are heated together to bond. The final product is extremely lightweight and sealed with a gel coat mixture that’s meant to protect the mold from daily wear and tear. All that said, fiberglass tubs tend to fade fast and are more prone to cracking and scratching over time.
Acrylic Bathtubs: Pros & Cons
The process of crafting an acrylic tub is a bit more hands-on, but these systems can be customized fairly easily. Acrylic bathtubs start as colored sheets of clear plastic and are then reinforced with layers of sturdy composite materials. The result is a lightweight and extremely durable bathtub that’s a lot easier to clean than most other tub materials.
Our acrylic bathtubs offer the best of both worlds, ensuring customers benefit from a durable product that’s easy to install and even easier to clean thanks to their nonporous, antimicrobial layer. They can be customized to suit virtually any preference, are equipped with your choice of accessories, and most can be installed in as little as one day! Sound like the right tub for your home? Contact our team today! We serve homeowners throughout Wisconsin; schedule your consultation today.