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Old 06-23-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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bathtub replacement

Please discuss differences in acrylic and cast iron bathtubs.

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Old 06-23-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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Here is a link with some discussion. Bathtubs-Kohler vs American Standard vs Crane What are some specific questions you may have?

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Old 06-24-2011, 06:36 AM   #3
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With careful cleaning, no gritty cleaners, that cast iron tub will last 50-100 yrs. You will probably replace that plastic tub 5-10 times in the same period.

Iron tub requires no additional support under the tub. Fiberglass tubs often require a bed for support. Without the bed, they will feel spongy and will crack prematurely.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:12 AM   #4
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Try this:
Cast iron vs. acrylic bath tub

A simple Google search should give you all the info you need.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:59 PM   #5
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I'll put acrylic tubs in my own home - more choice in sizes and shapes and such. In rental units I only put in cast iron. Tenants can't readily damage a cast iron tub.
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