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Types of Tubs

Acrylic
Acrylic

Acrylic and fiberglass tubs are both known for their beauty, durability, and convenience. This is the reason why they top the choices for bathtub installation and remolding. Moreover, another similarity that these tubs have is that they do not need high maintenance.

Acrylic Sheet Materials
Acrylic Sheet Materials

Bathtubs Materials: Acrylic is the Best Bathtub Material In plastic industry, acrylic is polymethyl methacrylate, shorten as PMMA, it’s a kind of engineering thermoplastics with very excellent overall performance and thought to be the best bathtub material.

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Cast
Cast

Cast iron tubs are among the most expensive, and normally weigh two to three hundred pounds. Considering these factors, you'll want to hire a pro for any cast iron bathtub you install. They're made by pouring molten iron into a mold and are nearly impervious to dents, scratches or chemicals.

Cast Iron
Cast Iron

A cast iron tub is made by pouring molten liquid iron into a mold so that the iron hardens into the tub's shape. Like steel tubs, cast iron tubs are coated with enamel. Because these tubs are pure iron and thick, cast iron is the most durable bathtub material, meaning a cast iron tub can potentially last for decades.

Ceramic Tile
Ceramic Tile

The basics: Ceramic tiles are wide ranging; all are generally made from red or white clay that’s been fired in a kiln and glazed or finished. If you’re a tile nerd like me, ceramic tile technically includes porcelain tile too, but for this ideabook we’ll exclude that category. Cost: Ceramic tile is often priced below $2 per square foot. Higher-end tiles can easily run $20 to $40 and more per square foot. The average tends to be around $7 to $9 per square foot.

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Ceramic/Porcelain Tile
Ceramic/Porcelain Tile

The basics: Ceramic tiles are wide ranging; all are generally made from red or white clay that’s been fired in a kiln and glazed or finished. If you’re a tile nerd like me, ceramic tile technically includes porcelain tile too, but for this ideabook we’ll exclude that category. Cost: Ceramic tile is often priced below $2 per square foot. Higher-end tiles can easily run $20 to $40 and more per square foot. The average tends to be around $7 to $9 per square foot.

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Cultured Marble
Cultured Marble

Cultured marble is not a term heard very often. However, it is a product that many homeowners choose for the bathroom vanity. Surprisingly, many homeowners who are interested in granite countertops or vanity tops often choose cultured marble for its versatility in styles and shapes.

Enameled Steel, Formed Steel With a Porcelain
Enameled Steel, Formed Steel With a Porcelain

Steel tubs, also called porcelain on steel or enameled steel, are made with a thin, stamped steel shell and coated with heat-fused porcelain enamel. The surface of these tubs is easy to clean and maintains its gloss for a long time.

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Fiberglass
Fiberglass

Fiberglass tubs are considered to be the most affordable walk in tub. Therefore, this is the first choice for those who want to find a durable yet less expensive tub. Fiberglass tubs can be thick enough to be harder, more scratch resistant, and durable.

Fiberglass One-Piece Units
Fiberglass One-Piece Units

They might not look as good as upscale, elegant tile designs, but one-piece acrylic or fiberglass tub/shower/wall units look much better than cheap, basic 4" glazed ceramic tiles that are the most common like-priced alternative.

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Marble and Natural Stone Tiles
Marble and Natural Stone Tiles

Premium stone bathtubs individually handmade by expert craftsmen. Each tub is unique in its finish and amazing natural texture. These tubs, carefully crafted from solid natural stone, are the work of immensely creative, talented and skillful minds. Granite bathtubs are strong, long-lasting and easy to maintain.

Porcelain on Steel
Porcelain on Steel

Steel tubs, also called porcelain on steel or enameled steel, are made with a thin, stamped steel shell and coated with heat-fused porcelain enamel. The surface of these tubs is easy to clean and maintains its gloss for a long time.

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Solid-Surface Materials
Solid-Surface Materials

Standard Features & Construction for All Boutique Collection Tubs: MTI solid stone tubs are constructed using MTI’s proprietary SculptureStone™ material, also known as Engineered Solid Stone® or ESS® material. SculptureStone is a mixture of ground natural minerals and high-performance resins that are liquefied, poured and then hardened.

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Stone and Wood
Stone and Wood

The open shower concept is a popular trend in modern bathroom design, and this stone and wood interior reflects it in a surprising, spectacular and impressive way. This open shower design features a Southwestern flavor and shows exceptional sculptural details.

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