Can anyone give me pros and cons of steel vs acrylic baths?
The steel ones would appear far better as they won't flex and are no more
expensive than the acrylic.
Yes they'll be heavier, but there must be more to it than this, I'm just not
You could start with the huge thread on this very topic that Andy Gabriel
started on the 8th of October.
See http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search?hl=en , subject
"steel baths", sort by date, it's the first. Google mislinks this to an earlier
1999 thread, but it's all there.
Steel baths are sturdy and comfortable. Acrylic baths are like lying down in
a clingfilm sack with 1/4 tonne of water and hoping it doesn't split. The
problem is that you can't get steel baths with lovely shell shapes and
dolphins moulded into the ends.
That's mainly down to their poor resistance to abuse (cigarettes
esp). My acrylic bath has been installed for 23 years (dark
brown was fashionable once <g>) and is still fine, but when I
installed it I put in more fixings that the mfr recommended.
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"Christian McArdle" wrote
| Steel baths are sturdy and comfortable. Acrylic baths are like lying
| down in a clingfilm sack with 1/4 tonne of water and hoping it
| doesn't split. The problem is that you can't get steel baths with
| lovely shell shapes and dolphins moulded into the ends.
I suppose this is down to economics as car makers manage to press quite
complicated shapes out of a flat sheet of steel.
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