Four Things to Consider when Buying a New Bathtub

You are sick of your old bathtub, and you want a new one. Before you rush out to buy a new bathtub, there are some things you should consider.

  1. Cost:

What budget are you willing to spend? A standard bathtub costs $300, while a whirlpool tub can cost up to $2000.

  1. Type of material used to make the tub:

Acrylic Bathtubs

Acrylic bathtubs come in a variety of shapes and styles that will suit your bathroom remodel. Acrylic bathtubs can also be made larger without putting too much strain on your floor. Acrylic is a type of plastic, and another material used in the production of bathtubs. Acrylic has many advantages, including a high gloss like enameled cast iron bathtubs. It is also lighter than cast iron.

Acrylic bathtubs can also be found in a variety of colors. Acrylic bathtubs can be easily integrated into most design styles, but they are more expensive due to the nature of the materials. Acrylic bathtubs can be mass-produced and have a conservative design.

Fiberglass is used to reinforce acrylic bathtubs and make them stronger, as well as more resistant to cracking. These bathtubs are typically made of large pieces of colored plastic, which is heated and then stretched to the desired pattern.

Acrylic solid surface bathtub are easier to install than their cast iron counterparts, or those with whirlpool jets.

Cast iron

Cast iron bathtubs are the most durable, but they do tend to be more expensive than other materials. Cast iron is strong and resists chips and dents. Cast iron bathtubs can weigh up to 300-400 pounds. Additionally, your bathroom floor should also be reinforced. Cast iron clawfoot bathtubs have a long-life expectancy and are well-respected for their beauty. Cast iron bathtubs are very resistant to scratches and can often be found in excellent condition.

Cast iron bathtubs can retain heat thanks to the use of heavy-duty cast iron during manufacturing. These bathtubs are a great money-saver in terms of water and gas costs. Cast iron bathtubs are freestanding, which makes them more interesting and vibrant.


Porcelain can be used in a variety of ways. It is more durable than acrylic and has a similar appearance to acrylic. It can be more expensive and require additional maintenance to keep it looking beautiful.

  1. Size:

It is important to consider the size of the bathtub. It is important to measure the space where the bathtub will be installed if it has been purchased for an upgrade or replacement.

  1. It is also important to know how the bathtub will be installed before you buy it.You should consider the additional costs if you plan to have a professional install your new bathtub. You might have to pay an additional fee even if you don’t want to hire a professional contractor. Many bathroom contractors specialize in the replacement of bathtubs. Some contractors will simply replace the bathtub by placing a new one over it. Although it is possible to install the bathtub yourself, it is often faster to hire a contractor.