High-quality acrylic materials have replaced porcelain, cast iron, steel, and fiberglass, among others, as one of the most popular choices in bathroom remodeling in the country. The reasons are simple—acrylic bathtubs, showers, and other products are affordable, beautiful, and have been engineered to last for decades.

At Bath Planet, we specialize in high-quality acrylic bath products of all kinds. In this article, we’ll explain some of the many outstanding benefits of this innovative material and explain why you should choose acrylic for your next bathroom renovation project.

Why Acrylic?

There are many reasons why non-porous, high-quality acrylic is one of the bestselling materials used in bathroom construction today. Unlike heavy, rigid materials like porcelain or cast iron, acrylic is lightweight and extremely durable, yet soft to the touch—and will never crack, peel, fade, or chip, ever. It can be molded to fit customized shapes, which is ideal for all kinds of bathtub shapes and shower sizes.

High-quality acrylic tubs and showers are engineered to repel mold, mildew, dirt and grime. It comes in a very wide variety of colors and patterns and can look like tile grout without acting like it. In other words, you won’t have to spend your time cleaning and scrubbing as you do with grout.

What Kind of Products are Made with Acrylic Materials?

Because acrylic materials are lightweight and durable, they’ve become an excellent alternative to heavy cast iron and porcelain products for bathtubs and showers. Some of the product options that are custom-made with acrylic include:

  • Bathtub Replacements: When it’s time for a full bathtub replacement, acrylic bathtubs are an affordable and beautiful option that will guarantee long-lasting durability and beauty. Acrylic is often preferable to more traditional porcelain, steel, tile, or cast iron tubs, due to its lighter weight—which can mean a much less expensive installation process, especially when you’re having it installed on a second floor. The additional weight of cast iron and heavier materials usually require additional reinforcements to strengthen the flooring underneath and to prevent collapse.
  • Shower Replacements: Acrylic shower replacement products are typically more expensive than fiberglass, which is the most affordable option on the market. However, acrylic materials will last much longer than fiberglass, which is known to crack, scratch, and buckle under pressure.

Cleaning Acrylic Bath and Shower Products

Acrylic products are far easier to clean and maintain than those made with steel, tile grout, porcelain, cast iron, and fiberglass. While these materials require constant, heavy scrubbing with harsh cleaners and strong chemicals to keep away the mold, mildew, and grime, cleaning high-quality acrylic is simple.

To keep an acrylic tub, shower, or other wet area product clean, simply mix equal parts of vinegar and water together in a spray bottle. Spray lightly over the surfaces and wipe with a soft, microfiber cloth, then rinse it off with a splash of water. Doing this every so often will keep your bathroom sparkling clean and looking new for decades.

High-Quality Acrylic Bathtubs and Showers from Bath Planet

Bath Planet is proud to provide our customers with everything they need to experience a quick, easy, and affordable bathroom remodel. With flexible financing options, a team of highly qualified bathroom design experts and contractors, and lightning-fast installation services, we’re your one-stop-shop for those that want the bathroom of their dreams without the stress or hassle.

If you’re interested in high-quality acrylic bathtubs, showers, or would like information about our one-day bathroom remodeling services, give our team a call now. You can also fill out our online form to request a free, in-home pricing estimate and consultation to explore more ideas and options for your home.