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About Differences Between Acrylic and Fiberglass Tubs

About Differences Between Acrylic and Fiberglass Tubs

Acrylic Bathtub


Acrylic tubs are colored sheets of clear plastic reinforced with layers of fiberglass. Acrylic tubs are slightly more expensive due to the manufacturing process. They should be also lightweight, very durable, and require less maintenance, unlike other materials. Acrylic is most commonly used to form seats, headrests, whirlpool jets and other molding details for tubs. Acrylic bathtubs are very easy to install and has a lifespan of 10-15 years. Sangle Bath factory is proud to offer acrylic bathtubs for our customers because we believe in their quality and durability.

Fiberglass Bathtub

FRP, or fiberglass reinforced plastic, is made of layers of tiny interwoven glass strings heated together to fit a desired shape or mold.  Then, it’s molded, shaped and sprayed with a resin gelcoat. It’s one of the most affordable materials for tubs and one of the easiest to install. The super lightweight material tub is most commonly used in two-story homes because there is no additional support needed between the bathtub and the floor. Fiberglass tubs have a life span of 10-15 years.

Their common feature:

1). Both are fiberglass-based with a shiny finish.

2). Both tubs are easy to install due to their lightweight materials.

3). Both materials are inexpensive and won’t break your budget.

4). They both can be commonly found at any home improvement store.

5). Simple cleaner can be used to clean and maintain both acrylic and fiberglass.


Their difference:

Even though they’re similar, there are some differences between acrylic and fiberglass. Here are some key differences between the two:

When choosing an acrylic tub, you can choose between a variety of textures, colors or fixtures.

Due to all the customization features and the way acrylic is manufactured, it can make these tubs more expensive than fiberglass. Acrylic material is heated plastic stretched over a mold. Fiberglass is sprayed with a gelcoat mixture over a mold. This means that the acrylic process is more hands on and not as manufactured.

Acrylic is exceptionally durable and the likelihood of this material chipping, cracking or fading is rare. Fiberglass tubs can quickly fade and cracks and scratch happen often.

Both can be cleaned with simple cleaning solutions. However, if fiberglass is not cleaned well, the tub will stain, absorb water, and create mold or mildew.

In order to create perfect bathtub for customers,Sangle Bath Factory have been always in production with super acrylic plate and good accessories.The function proves very stable and our acrylic tubs have been widely exported to over 35 countries with excellent feedback,including baby spa tub,whirlpool tub,stylish bathtub,massage pool outdoor. Of course,the quality of our other product lines like steam room,sauna room,showerroom is also very good.


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