Everything You Need to Know About Acrylic Baths
When designing or renovating your bathroom, choosing a bath will be one of the biggest decisions you make. We’ve already had a look at Choosing the Right Bath for Your Bathroom, and the various types of baths available for your space. We’ve also looked at 5 Character Baths That Will Make Your Bathroom Unique. Most of the baths featured in these blog posts were acrylic baths, but what does this mean? Why is acrylic such a popular material? In this post, we’ll look at the pro’s of using an acrylic bath, some of the cons and how to combat them, as well as looking at some frequently asked questions.
What is an acrylic bath?
Acrylic baths are made using vacuum-formed sheets of acrylic reinforced with a fibreglass resin. The malleable nature of acrylic makes it perfect for manufacturing baths in a variety of shapes and sizes. Acrylic is also lightweight, so acrylic baths can be used on any level of the home. Most importantly to a lot of people, acrylic can be much more affordable than baths math from other materials like stone or cast iron.
What are the pros of acrylic baths?
- Smooth and comfortable, due to their nonporous surface
- Warm - acrylic remains warm to the touch when dry
- Can be used to make baths in a wide variety of shapes and sizes
- Durable (especially when reinforced with fibreglass)
- Low maintenance and easy to clean
All acrylic baths from Tissino are manufactured from high-quality acrylic, with a 10-year guarantee.
Some people feel that acrylic baths can feel hollow and be prone to scratching and stains. The easy-clean acrylic used to make our baths, such as Lorenzo, means that you’re safe to use bath salts and oils to create the ultimate relaxing bathing experience (make sure to look at our post about essential oils and using them safely).
How does acrylic compare to other materials?
The biggest difference between acrylic baths and baths made from other materials, such as stone or cast iron is weight. The Angelo Acrylic Freestanding Bath weighs 40-47kg dependant on size, which is far lighter than the Angelo Stone Freestanding Bath. Acrylic also tends to be more affordable than stone or cast iron, making it suitable for people with a wider variety of budgets.
Can I have an acrylic bath in different shapes/sizes?
Acrylic’s malleability makes it perfect for manufacturing baths in a variety of shapes and sizes. Acrylic can be used to make bathing tubs like the Angelo Double Ended J Bath. It can also be used to make more uniquely shaped baths like the Lorenzo Shower Bath, making it a very versatile material used to produce baths for a variety of bathrooms
How do I clean my acrylic bath?
One of the things that make acrylic baths so popular is being low maintenance. Thankfully, this means there is no specific cleaning product that you must use to get them clean. Just using mild, nonabrasive cleaning agents will do the job. Using an automotive wax a few times a year will give you a brand-new look and have your guests believe that the bath is fresh from the showroom.
Acrylic is a great material for your bath that is durable, cost-effective, and comfortable. Deciding which direction to go in with your bathroom design/renovation can be tricky but knowing more about versatile materials like acrylic will make these big decisions that much easier.