How can I tell if my tub is steel or cast iron?
I like my current tub, but remodeling the bathroom will likely mean pulling out the old tub, which is "tiled in." I know that it is not fiberglass / acrylic because a magnet will stick to it.
How can I tell whether the existing tub is steel with porcelain or cast iron with porcelain? I tried the "thud" test, but still can't tell which it is.
Will I be disappointed if I switch to a fiberglass / acrylic tub?
The current tub is 66" long. I have been thinking about getting a 72" long tub and re-arranging the layout. It is awkward to have to step into the tub to open or close the window - which looks into my neighbor's house.
Attached is a "before" picture. A designer helped me choose the tile color - which I've always regretted. A 2nd designer helped me to choose the wallpaper (now peeling) to soften the color of the tiles.
This post was edited by LARemodel on Mon, Oct 13, 14 at 15:51