What kind of bath tub?

summer71March 14, 2012

We are redoing the kids bathroom and are deciding on what bathtub to get. Our GC is telling us to get acrylic. Is that the way to go?

Open to suggestions and recommendations.


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If your floor/joists can support one, cast iron is great. No flexing (tub floor), retains heat better, and more durable (won't crack). We installed two cast iron tubs (Toto 1525's) in two bathrooms, and a cast iron shower receptor/pan (Kohler) in the guest bathroom. Very happy we stuck to guns on those.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 1:52PM
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We went with AS americast. It's porcelain , more durable than acrylic but not as sturdy as cast iron.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 9:09PM
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Another vote for cast iron--we have Kohler Villager in kids' baths in current house as well as last house. Don't have to worry as much about ruining the finish if the wrong type of cleaner is used. Ditto the other cast iron attributes listed by cat_mom above.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 11:48PM
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