Choosing a bathtub can be difficult especially when you do not know the subject in detail. Let’s take a closer look at fiberglass bathtubs. Fiberglass bathtubs are much cheaper and easier to install compared to other types of bathtubs. The type of material is decisive and its advantages should be used to the maximum.
Fiberglass bathtubs are very common in apartment buildings and are also popular in single-family homes depending on the location. An easy way to tell if you have a fiberglass bathtub is that it comes fitted into the bathroom space as one piece.
Fiberglass is much cheaper than bathtubs made of enameled steel, cast iron, and marble, as they tend to be much more expensive.
Unlike a porcelain tub with tile walls, installing a fiberglass tub is much simpler and much lighter. However, since fiberglass is plastic and lighter, it is prone to cracking. This may seem worrisome and it is better to think of a replacement, however, a good professional refinisher can easily repair the fiberglass leaving it as new at a very economical price.
It is normal that over time, a fiberglass bathtub can lose its shiny coating and look dull and dirty, it can also lose color. Fortunately, with proper chemical cleaning and repainting, your bathtub will look like new. Having proper maintenance your fiberglass bathtub should last a long time.
If you need more advice on keeping your bathtub in good condition, don’t hesitate to call us and one of our experts will be ready to answer your questions.