Are Acrylic Bathtubs Good For Your Health?

December 4, 2019

Nowadays it seems like everything in your home is full of chemicals. Some homeowners might be okay with this, but there’s something about all of those chemicals being around our family that doesn’t sit well with us.

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As Maryland bathroom remodeling experts we wanted to take some time today to talk about bathtubs that are safe for your health.

What About Lead?

One of the greatest health concerns with bathtubs is lead. Prior to the outlawing of lead-based paint in the 1970s, many bathtubs contained lead, which is extremely bad for your health. As long as your tub was made after 1978 however, it should be lead-free.

Are There Chemicals in Acrylic Bathtubs?

Acrylic tubs are made of the plastic polymer that forms when carbon molecules are chemically bonded together. Technically speaking, yes, there are chemicals in acrylic tubs, but these chemicals aren’t harmful and are only chemicals in the scientific sense of the word. Acrylic bathtubs are perfectly safe and have no adverse health effects. You can rest easy knowing your family is using an acrylic tub in your Maryland home’s bathroom.

Benefits of an Acrylic Tub

Not only are acrylic bathtubs safe to use, but they also have a number of additional benefits as well. Since acrylic is made in large malleable sheets, you can get a tub in any shape, size, and color. This ensures that you can find an acrylic tub that’s right for you no matter the design of your Maryland bathroom.

Another major benefit can be found in acrylic’s heat retention properties. Acrylic tubs have smooth, nonporous surfaces that are warm to the touch with normal temperatures. They tend to keep bath water warmer for much longer than alternative bath materials.

Work With a Professional Maryland Bathroom Remodeling Company

If you’re still concerned about having chemicals in your home, or if you have any questions at all, then we’re here to help. Bath Doctor has been providing bathroom remodeling services to Maryland for years, and we’ve learned a lot along the way. No matter what kind of issue you’re having, don’t tackle it alone. Contact us today!

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