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Old 09-25-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. We are going to gut our bathroom and replace everything. Our last purchase before we begin work is the bathtub. We are going with a regular, rectangular bathtub, nothing fancy. We are, however, having a difficult time deciding what material the tub should be made out of. Cast iron is certainly more durable. Do the acrylic tubs have a benefit, other than being lighter and easier to carry?

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One benefit to acrylic is, if you chip it, the repair lasts longer. A repair down to a cast iron tub usually only lasts a year.

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Cast is easier to keep clean.
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A good cast iron tub can easily last 50-100 yrs, fiberglass, 10-15, if you are careful.
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We just removed our old pink cast iron and replaced it with an Americast by American Standard. It was half the weight of cast iron and the price tag was nice.

It was about 250 lbs.
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