Scratches can really be a bummer; they’re unpleasant to rub against when enjoying a prolonged bathing session submerged in warm water, and they’re not exactly pleasing to look at either. Luckily, there is a solution: the next time you’re upgrading your bathtub to a newer model, consider choosing one of the following types of bathtubs:
1. Resin bathtubs
If you can’t get enough of stone bathtubs but don’t quite fancy the materials they’re made from, resin bathtubs are suitable alternatives with a similar look and feel. One noticeable difference is that, compared to those made of stone, resin bathtubs are much lighter in weight, meaning you can place them on a wide range of different surfaces. They are not only extremely resistant to scratches and are characterized by other beneficial traits as well. For example, another one of their benefits is that they’re easy to maintain and won’t stain as easily.
2. Cast iron bathtubs
Cast iron is one of the most durable materials out there, and as such, it’s very scratch-resistant. There’s a certain richness to cast iron that hardly any other material can replace. The only downside is that it’s quite heavy, requires a lot of maintenance and it’s not exactly the cheapest option out there, but in return, it offers great heat retention properties, allowing for long hours spent soaking in warm water.
3. Acrylic bathtubs
Acrylic bathtubs, like the ones Kardiel is known for, are quite difficult to scratch, and this can make all the difference you really need. They are also really easy to clean, meaning you won’t have to spend as much time on chores. Sometimes, there are thin spots near the corners, which may bother some people. Compared to fiberglass bathtubs, for example, these also tend to be a bit more expensive. However, they are widely regarded as the next level up from where fiberglass bathtubs stand in terms of quality.
4. Fiberglass bathtubs
The scratch-resistant coating is one of their main advantages. To top it off, fiberglass bathtubs are also one of the most cost-effective ways to spend your money. If you don’t exactly have all the freedom in the world in terms of where you can place them, it’s good to know they tend to be on the lighter side when it comes to weight, meaning you can place them on top of delicate surfaces. However, they do have one big disadvantage: their color tends to fade over time. Depending on how much that bothers you, this can be either a deal-breaker, or something completely trivial; but you can certainly expect it to happen at some point later on.
Since there is almost a limitless number of different models on the market, you can easily spend a whole day doing nothing else but going through all of them, aimlessly wandering in the dark, not knowing what to look for. But if you narrow your search criteria to the materials we’ve outlined above, you will be focusing your efforts in a much more structured way, meaning it will be faster and easier to find just the right model for your particular needs. So get motivated and start searching for that perfect bathtub you’ve always wanted!