Acrylic Tubs vs. Cast Iron Tubs

Acrylic and cast iron are two of the most popular bathtub materials. 

A lightweight material, acrylic can typically be placed on any level of the home without needing additional floor support. Available in a wide variety of shapes and styles, these tubs are easy to maintain and affordable.

Renowned for decades-long durability, cast iron bathtubs tend to be pricier than similar products. Ideal for a bathroom rich with vintage decor, these tubs have a timeless look. The material needs little maintenance and requires just a soft cloth and gentle cleaner to keep looking new. Unlike acrylic, cast iron is a very heavy material, so floor support is necessary to ensure that the tub rests on a solid foundation.

For a full list of tub styles and customizable features, see our Freestanding Tub Buying Guide
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