Steel tub like Mirabelle Edenton?

razorbackfanMay 23, 2013

I am looking for a steel bathtub similar to the Mirabelle Edenton, 60 x 30, to be installed in a three-sided alcove.

I love the Edenton, but the contractor that we're working with says that his clients have been more pleased with a porcelain steel tub, and that they're not that easily chipped (with normal use).

By "similar to the Edenton," I want a tub that's long for stretching out my legs (I'm 5' 10"), wide as possible, and reasonably deep (i.e., 14+ inches till overflow) for good soaks. Any suggestions?

Thanks for any help!

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Sophie Wheeler

Your contractor is loopy. Steel is the low end of the tub world. Now if he actually means cast iron, that's another story. But there is nothing wrong with a nice acrylic tub as long as you don't scrub it with Comet or other abrasives.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 11:05PM
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Holly, thanks for the honesty. His answer confused me, because I had been looking online enough to believe that acrylic tubs are actually very nice--and typically superior--to steel tubs.

I've spent the evening searching for a "quality steel bathtub." Kaldewei makes some beautiful ones, but availability is a concern. They are much more expensive than the Edenton, and the bottom of the tub is somewhat narrow.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 11:59PM
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