fiberglass vs acrylic
Hello! Hubby and I are looking at putting in standard fiberglass bathtub/shower combo in one bathroom and a shower with seat in another. One place gave us prices of like $300 for each unit. However, they strongly recommended acrylic because it is so easy to clean. They said all the hotels use them. (Ok, I can tell that has to be just a little exaggerated!!) Also, that fiberglass should be sealed (a process like waxing a car) EVERY THREE MONTHS.
I have had fiberglass tubs/showers all my life and I have NEVER sealed them. . . . However, it does take a LOT of scrubbing to get soap scum off. So, are they right? Would acrylic make my life that much easier . . . say an extra $500 a unit better???? That is a HUGE price difference! Does anyone out there seal their fiberglass every couple of months and does it make cleaning easier? Opinions??