Anyone ever heard of UltraCAST tubs?
Thanks for the quick response, Javiles.
I went back to the hardware store last night and took another look at the tubs. The UltraCAST seemed more substantial than the Vikrell and had a better "sound" to it when I hit it with my hand. So right now, I'm leaning toward the Briggs UltraCAST.
It was good to hear that Briggs has been around a while and that they stand behind their products. I'll make sure to follow their suggestions on how to keep it clean.
Another quick question: Do you usually set these types of tubs in mortar when you install them? I know some people say you should, others say it's not needed. (I plan on calling the company to see what they suggest; the installation directions online don't mention mortar—either to use it or not to use it. I just want to make sure I won't be voiding the warranty.)