cast iron vs. acrylic vs. "solid-surface" tubs
Another question about my choice of tub for my bathroom remodel. (My other post was about the size of tub if also used for showering.)
I like the dimensions and features of some of the cast iron tubs I have reviewed. But they are so heavy and this bathroom is on the second floor of a split level home built in early 80s. So I don't know if the floor structure is sturdy enough, though it could probably be reinforced. And can the tub even be carried up the stairs?
But how sturdy are the acrylic tubs? What are the features I should be looking for in acrylic tubs? I see some are now labeled as "solid-surface" acrylic and claim to be backed with a stronger fiberglass and titanium particles for added strength and durability.
Any insight will be appreciated!!!