Why it Pays to Work With Acrylic

February 19, 2019

┬áDuring the process of remodeling your bathroom, you may be asking yourself what kind of material you want for certain fixtures. The most common materials people have a hard time picking between are acrylic and tile. There are pros and cons of working with each, but ultimately, acrylic material for your fixtures will give you the best bang for your buck. Here’s why.

A set of moldy tiles that could easily be replaced by an acrylic bathtub.

It’s Easy

Acrylic will always be easier to clean than tile. It’s a smoother surface and there aren’t as many little cracks and crevasses to get in between that need to be cleaned. The calk between tiles can stain very easily and when it does, the overall appearance of your bathroom will suffer. Whether you have kids or you’re always on the go, acrylic pieces take the minimal amount of time to clean up so it doesn’t add too much time to your chores.

Along with the ease of cleanliness, acrylic is also quick and easy to install. Installations of an acrylic piece, tub or otherwise, could take as little as a day to install, with only a little mess to clean up as compared to tile. Part of the reason for this is the fact that acrylic pieces are often one large piece. Along with being simple to install, this also helps with keeping your bathtub watertight.

It’s Safe

An acrylic piece will hold up very well when it comes to leaks. Because acrylics are installed as one piece and are watertight, they are more durable than any tile piece could be. When bathtubs leak, the water that escapes might find its way into the floor of your home, which can lead to weakening structures and mold growth. Acrylic retains heat as well, so you don’t have to worry about feeling cold tiles during your morning shower. Acrylic is also scratch and stain resistant, which not only makes it safer, but easier to maintain.

It’s Cost Effective

While acrylics are definitely easier to take care of than other bathroom finishes, they’re also more affordable than most. Ease combined with affordability is hard to come by, especially during a bathroom remodel, and it’s smart to take advantage of a material that offers both.

Bath Doctor is Here to Help You

If you’re thinking about remodeling your bathroom in Maryland, contact Bath Doctor to help you make the right call when it comes to what kind of finishes you should have in your new bathroom. Our process includes a complete design and installation process without having to call in anyone but our own people. We take pride in our work and we look forward to transforming your new bathroom. So, contact us today with your questions and we’ll get you started with the bathroom of your dreams.

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