Fiberglass and Acrylic: Who Would Win?

January 23, 2019

So, you’re thinking about having your bathroom redone. That’s awesome and we’re sure you can’t wait to get started. However, before you can get too far into the process, you’ll need to choose a material for your bathtub or shower. The material you choose will be vital to the overall experience you have in the bathroom. Let’s take a look at two different popular materials: Fiberglass and Acrylic.

A classy bathroom with several acrylic features. Acryli

How Much Will Your New Bathroom Cost You?

If you’re looking for a cost-effective bathtub or shower material, then this is definitely the pair of materials for you. Both of these materials are on the lower end of costs. However, when it comes to the absolute lowest cost, you’re going to want to look at fiberglass. Fiberglass bathtubs are created by using layers of fiberglass to create a tub shape. The layers are then coated with a gelcoat. This lends itself to a very cheap bathroom remodeling option.

How Strong Are These Options?

When it comes to strength, you’re going to want to trust in acrylic over fiberglass. Fiberglass bathtubs can feel a little pliable and when you walk around on it, it can be flexible. Though flexibility is usually praised in a material, for your bathtub you may want something a bit more stable. Acrylic is going to give you the strength you’re looking for.

Acrylic is also going to resist scratches and fading a bit better than its fiberglass counterpart. This can be very important if you one day plan to sell your home, as a handsome bathtub will help keep your home’s value up.

How Quickly Will the Installation Be Completed?

No matter which material you choose for your bathtub, both fiberglass and acrylic are both very easy to install. Their simplicity lends itself to a speedy installation with minimal cost and minimal headaches for everyone involved.

Call on Bath Doctor for Your New Bathroom

When you’re ready for a new bathroom, call on Bath Doctor. We will provide you with the new bathroom of your dreams with a dedicated team of builders and an expert design team. If you’re looking for a fresh look for your home, then contact us today. We look forward to serving you.

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