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Old 03-10-2015, 03:48 AM   #1
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question about tub types


I'm going to start off by saying that I live in Taiwan. Houses are built from concrete and steel here.

So now to the question at hand. We bought a 20 year old house and are in the process of remodelling. All the electrical wiring and pipes have been changed. We have been picking our tiles (woo to cleaning as Taiwan's bathrooms are floor to ceiling tile!) and such and now it's time to make the tub choice.
My husband says our contractor says that a concrete and tiled tub would be best. He told me to find out if that is best, or if an actual tub (acrylic I guess) would be better.
My thought is.. wouldn't the concrete and tile thing leak?

Any thoughts given are much appreciated!
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:08 AM   #2
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Concrete and tile tubs need proper waterproofing before the tile is installed---

I've only used one when visiting Mexico City---that one was cold--the mass of concrete sucked the heat out of the water----I was not impressed.
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Hmmm that's good to know! I'll let my husband know!
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oh I just saw infographic comparing the stone and acrylic baths. if the short stone is very heavy in weight as well as difficult to install but will last a long time. Acrylic is easy but quickly scratched
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oh I just saw infographic comparing the stone and acrylic baths. if the short stone is very heavy in weight as well as difficult to install but will last a long time. Acrylic is easy but quickly scratched

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