Acrylic on the other hand is a lighter weight material, but pound for pound is very strong. It has a smooth finish and is easy to clean. Some acrylic bath tubs even have built-in heating elements to keep the bather nice and warm.
Now, what do you do when you have two good choices and you want to agree on one type of bath tub material? I suggest you look into some of the new “solid-surface” bath tubs on the market that can combine features of cast iron and acrylic. Solid-surface bath tubs are heavy and strong, yet smooth, warm and comfortable against the body. With plenty of style choices as well, a solid surface bath tub just may get your marriage out of hot water.
Master contractor and plumber Ed Del Grande is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call” and the host of TV and Internet shows. For questions, Visit eddelgrande.com or write eadelgcs.com.