How do I know what my bathtub is made of?

How do I know what my bathtub is made of?

Understanding Your Tub Acrylic is pretty easy: If it looks plasticky, it's an acrylic tub. If not, a simple test can help you to determine whether your tub is made of enamel or porcelain: put a magnet on it. If it sticks, the tub is enameled metal; if not, it's porcelain.

How do I know if my bathtub is fiberglass or plastic?

If you can push in on the side of the tub and there's some give, then it's fiberglass or acrylic. Cracks and scratches are common for both fiberglass and acrylic tubs, whereas chips will usually indicate some kind of metal tub.

Is porcelain tub better than acrylic?

Acrylic is generally a much more durable material when compared to porcelain. Although porcelain tubs have a much harder surface and are more resistant to scratches when compared to acrylic, the harder surface is much more susceptible to cracks and chipping from heavy impacts.

Should I get an acrylic bathtub?

Acrylic is a good all-around choice, although it may lack a certain high-end appeal for some people. If you're looking for a material that will last, this would be it. Cast iron tubs are made by pouring molten iron into a mold of the desired shape, then smoothing it and coating it with a thick layer of enamel.

Do acrylic tubs stain easily?

No, it will not; in fact, it's a good mild scrubber for more stubborn stains. Sprinkle the wet interior of your tub with baking soda, spray it with water, allow it to sit for a few minutes, and gently scrub with a nonabrasive cloth or sponge.