The Benefits of Acrylic Showers & Tubs

May 29, 2020

Acrylic Showers & TubsCeramic tile, stone slabs, fiberglass, enameled steel, cast iron—sometimes, it seems like you have nothing but options when it comes to remodeling your bathroom. Choosing between these different materials when designing your bathing fixture can prove challenging. However, one option stands apart from the rest: acrylic. Remodelers praise acrylic showers and bathtubs, which promise to combine the attractiveness of a high-caliber product with the price tag of an affordable bathroom upgrade.

But is an acrylic shower or tub really worth all the hype? Will it prove a worthwhile investment for your remodel? The short answer to these questions is yes. That’s because acrylic tubs and showers possess unmatched:


Many common tub and shower materials come with a hefty price tag that can send a bathroom remodeling budget soaring. Stone, while capable of making a striking statement, will almost always cost the most upfront and down the line. That’s because stone showers and tubs need regular re-sealing to maintain their stunning appearance. Ceramic tile may prove more affordable in terms of material costs, but installation takes time and can increase the price of labor for your project. Metal tubs vary widely in price depending on the material used—with some costing as much as a new car—and their weight makes installation an expensive hassle.

An acrylic bathtub or shower, on the other hand, serves as an affordable alternative to these commonly used products. And unlike most fiberglass bathing fixtures—which are often referred to as “budget” bathing options—a well-made acrylic tub or shower will maintain its pristine appearance and functionality for at least as long as its tile or stone counterparts. Add to this the fact that many acrylic bathing fixtures can be installed in as little as one day, and you’ll be able to save money on products and labor.


Acrylic tubs and showers may be affordable, but that doesn’t mean that they look it. In fact, many acrylic manufacturers provide extensive customization options in order to ensure your bathing fixture perfectly complements your room. When you purchase an acrylic shower, your surrounds can:

    • Give your bathroom a pristine feel with minimalistic panels in solid shades of white, cream, or gray
    • Embody undeniable luxury with veining patterns that convincingly imitate slabs of limestone, granite, travertine, or marble
    • Possess texture that mimics white subway tile, cut stone tile, or intricate tile accents, all without the hassle of grout

An acrylic bathtub possesses similar customization options, allowing you to fine-tune the color, profile, and configuration of your bathing fixture to serve as a stylish centerpiece for your bathroom.


Of course, affordability and style mean very little if your acrylic shower or tub will break down in a matter of years. Fortunately, this material possesses incredible durability. Acrylic is naturally nonporous, meaning it has no minuscule openings that absorb fluid or compromise its integrity. Multilayering manufacturing techniques enhance this material’s natural strength, allowing an acrylic bathtub or shower to resist:

    • Chipping, scratching, and cracking
    • Staining and fading
    • Mold, mildew, and bacteria growth

The incredible durability of acrylic showers and tubs even prompts many manufacturers to stand behind their products with lifetime warranties, giving you exceptional peace of mind.

Would you like to learn more about the benefits of having an acrylic shower or bathtub installed at your home in the Tampa Bay area? Bath Planet of Tampa can help! Contact us today to learn more about these remarkable products.


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