Bathtub purchase suggestions?
We are in the planning stages of remodeling our bathroom. Our current bathtub is a steel enamel, and it has several chips and scratches. We live in an 800 square foot condo, and the bathroom is very small. There is only enough room for a standard 5 foot tub. Well 3 feet wide max. We are on the second floor, so I don't think that cast iron is an option. I'm planning on tiling the walls around the tub, so I don't want something that will have to be removed any time soon. I've been spending all day trying to figure out what the best bathtub would be. So I'm asking for a little advice. I've gotten to the point where I feel like Im spinning in circles.
Here are a couple things that I have learned. A lot of tubes are made of plastic now like Vikrell, and that does not seem like a good product. I heard that it is a good idea to float acrylic and the plastic tubes on cement or mortar. Americast or bootzcast is an option, but I have heard both good and bad things about them
So as far as I can tell my options are
Which do you think would be the best option.