Acrylic Tubs

Acrylic Tubs

Ever wondered why acrylic tubs are the most preferred freestanding bathtubs for homeowners looking to furnish the bath? Great durability, affordable pricing and a lot of maneuvering space for creative design make them great for a perfect styling of the bathroom. Acrylic freestanding tubs may not be the lightest bathtubs in the market but can still be described as lightweight tubs. This makes it easy for them to be placed on any level of the house without the need for extra floor support.

Construction of Acrylic Tubs

acrylic freestanding tub
Acrylic tubs
are constructed using cutting-edge technology. Acrylic sheets are vacuum molded into the tub shape to form the heart of the bathtubs. These sheets are typically 4,5 or 8mm thick and are reinforced underneath.

Most acrylic tubs will have a wooden baseboard at the center of the bath to give a strong tub. The wooden part is then sprayed with fiberglass coating for reinforcing to prevent flexing in the center whenever subjected to weight.

The weight factor of acrylic tubs is one of its major benefits. These tubs are constructed and reinforced with strong but lightweight materials. What’s more, acrylic tubs have a beautiful glass-like finish that adds glamour to your bath. When it comes to glamorous acrylic freestanding tubs, Barclay Products, Giagni, ANZZI and A&E Bath and Shower are the way to go since they manufacture strictly freestanding bathtubs. The structural composite used between the acrylic layers provides strength, rigidity and superior heat retention. You can also never go wrong with Kohler and American Standard.

The construction of acrylic freestanding bathtubs makes them warmer to the touch than counterpart steel tubs. Nothing beats a nice, warm and relaxing soak, especially during the cold winter days. They are good at retaining heat through the fiberglass walls and the acrylic material.

Design, Shapes and Sizes of Acrylic Tubs

Acrylic tubs are constructed using acrylic sheets, which can be molded into any shape or sized to your liking. These tubs, therefore, offer a large variety of shapes and sizes from which one can choose. You can fit your small functional bathroom with a small acrylic tub or a large one for a spa-like bath and still get a beautiful bathroom look in both cases. If you are interested in small acrylic tubs, here’s just a few of the options you can explore; Retro, Ogden, Lorenzo, Ollie, Cross, Kahl, Pan and Paige. If you are interested in purchasing a big acrylic bathtub then one of the following tubs might be a good choice for you; Morgan, Turin, Wescott, Tanya, Nicole and Torrance.

For those with no interest in colors, acrylic tubs are a good choice. Most of them are not painted, meaning they are not subject to fading over time. If you would still like to color your bathtub you can let us know since we can arrange custom coloring for most of the bathtubs. The acrylic material is colored when still raw to give an even coloring. This ensures that the tub keeps its color throughout its lifetime.

Acrylic tubs also come in many different designs. Everyone wants an elegant product, especially for their interior. With these tubs, you will easily acquire a square, round or an oval internal design at an attractive price. These designs also give you options when designing your bathroom. You can choose between slipper tubs, double slipper tubs, double ended tubs and all kinds of different shapes. Our personal ones are acrylic slipper tubs with their curved sides and sleek lines combining both style and functionality. Our favorite on is Lorenzo by Barclay Products. The slipper design makes it comfortable for you to lean back while you bathe. An overflow can be added to enjoy greater water depth. You can also select one with an air tub option to experience the refreshing effect of air jets.

Acrylic clawfoot tubs are also are also a very popular option. Whenever you are looking for a slightly different but unique design, an acrylic clawfoot bathtub is an interesting option to think about. Most of its features match those of an acrylic slipper tub only that it is fitted with claw feet for support. These feet will most likely have in-build adjusters to accommodate uneven floors. Clawfoot tub doesn’t necessarily mean a vintage design as most people would assume. There are quite a few modern clawfoot tubs out there. Don’t believe us? Check out Dorya by A&E Bath and Shower. 

Cleaning of Acrylic Tubs

Acrylic is non-porous, making it quite simple to maintain its sparkling look through simple cleaning. Most household bathroom cleaners will do the job for you. In addition to that, acrylic bathtubs are stain-resistant, and this helps maintain their color over time.

Although acrylic bathtubs may be exposed to scratches from abrasive cleaners, a simple polish is enough to repair the scratches. In extreme cases where scratches damage the surface of the tubs to great extents, acrylic material can be used to fill the scratches.

Proper installation and maintenance of acrylic tubs can help them last up to 25 years. So, whenever you are looking to save money and still acquire a stylish and modern tub, an acrylic freestanding tub may be the best option for you. With these tubs, you get to enjoy their excellent thermal properties, resilience, and years of a warm and comfortable bath.