Valley Stream, NY (Vocus) September 29, 2010
Choosing between all the different varieties of walk in tubs can be a tricky thing but it doesn't always have to be. There are a few things to keep an eye out for to ensure to get the best possible walk in tub. Pay attention to the price but the first thing to pay attention to other than that is the material. Material should be able to hold up and stand the test of time.
Fiberglass is a good way to go as it is made in mass quantities, thus, offered in affordable pricing. Fiberglass holds up pretty well so people can get the most out of the walk-in tub. Fiberglass walk in tubs come in quite a few different color finishes so homeowners will never get stuck with the same dull color from other tub materials. One other material that should be taken into consideration is acrylic. Although it is usually heavier than fiberglass, it can be found for the same prices in most cases.
Acrylic walk-in tubs usually weigh much less than fiberglass constructions. Though not as durable as fiberglass, acrylic walk-in bath tubs are easier to clean and repair. Some manufacturers offer custom color finishes, allowing customers to match their walk-in tub to the bathroom interior theme.
Just like fiberglass, it can be found in a variety of colors and because of its weight, it will hold together over time. If a home owner decides to go with an acrylic walk-in tub, some guidance from the manufacturer or a distributor may be needed as it's quite heavy and may require some serious manpower to get everything in place. The same can be recommended for fiberglass but it won't cause nearly as many problems. Consider researching a walk-in tub distributor prior to making a purchase. Try to find a walk in tub that has a lifetime warranty so if something does happen. Keep those few things in mind enjoy the best possible walk in tub that money can buy. They are sure to bring years of comfort and will create more space in any bathroom. Always choose a reputable dealer and once again, keep an eye out for that warranty. Good luck and enjoy your walk-in tub.