So I'm remodeling my bathroom that currently has a standard cast iron tub. My wife wants something she can soak in so I'm considering either the deepest cast iron available, which doesn't seem to be too deep, or a tub that is acrylic/fiberglass/cast.
Can you share some recommendations if I should just go with the cast iron tub, or if one of those other material tubs are ideal? I know cast iron is heavy duty and the finish is the best to resist scratching, but they are heavy, and aren't typically as deep as others. I also have seen acrylic/fiberglass type tubs that are squeaky, noisy, and feel cheap and scratch easily. Although my brother installed some type of acrylic/fiberglass tub and he seems happy with it.
Anyone recommend a solid tub they are happy with? I can fit either a 60"X30" or a 60" X 32" as the widest, and for depth I'm hoping to get something decently deep so my wife can take a nice bath, but not too deep where she'll break her back bathing the kids.
Should I stick with cast iron? Go for something else? I'm open to all suggestions!