You'll notice these days that the majority of new baths are made from acrylic. This modern material comes with many pros but also a few cons if you're used to a traditional steel bath. When it comes to picking your new bath, we know just how important it is to chose the correct one.

Acrylic Baths are more and more popular nowadays. With their ease of use, style and design, acrylic baths are overwhelmingly the main choice. The material is super easy to shape which means that it's easily mould-able into shower baths, freestanding baths and traditional straight baths.

Laguna Reinforced corner bath

 

So what exactly are the pros?

Pros

  • Acrylic baths are generally lighter - this makes the easy to manoeuvre around the home
  • Easy to install
  • Durable - acrylic can bend so it means that the tub can flex when weight is applied to it
  • Versatile shapes and sizes
  • Resistant to damage such as chips - the material is very hard wearing. This is why Trojan (who supply most of our baths) offer a 25 year manufacturing guarantee as standard
  • Non-porous surface. More hygienic than steel baths

Cons

  • Has a dull plastic shine
  • Hard to clean-easily marked with scouring pads
  • A dull white finish as opposed to the gleaming white of steel baths
  • Prone to stains from abrasive cleaning chemicals and detergents
  • Less conductive so loses heat

 

Whilst acrylic baths do have some cons, these are easily manageable. If you're concerned about sturdiness and keeping your water hotter, so you don't have to keep topping up whilst you bath be sure to choose a reinforced version of the tub you've chosen. This has a fibreglass coating applied, meaning the bath is extra rigid and has insulating properties. Be sure to always wash you bath with warm soapy water using a micro fibre cloth, avoiding harsh chemicals and bleach will ensure the surface stays pristine for its lifetime.