Worn-out bathtubs are not only unappealing but also can prove to be dangerous for you and your family. Germs and other micro-organisms often lurk in what appear to be the cleanest places in your house, such as bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms, and only you hold the solution to this problem. Mold can pose a serious problem and making sure you don’t have to keep fighting it back time and time again is something worth looking into. It all starts with the surfaces, and which ones promote the growth and abundance of germs.
According to the Hygiene Council of Colorado, around the drain of the bathtub there are nearly 120,000 bacteria per square inch – a very frightening statistic and a certain threat for you and the ones you love.
So take matter into your own hands and think about installing easy and convenient acrylic bath surfaces in your shower and bathtubs.
If you are thinking about porcelain tubs, think again. Not only does porcelain have millions of tiny pores where dirt, germs and bacteria can hide from your scrubbing, but they are also very heavy and problematic to install, requiring a full demolition in many cases.
Acrylic is a safer option and one that’s growing in popularity amongst bathroom remodelers and here’s why:
– An acrylic tub liner or shower liner can be installed in less than a day, and with no demolition of the original tub or shower base.
– It’s also a time saver because it’s very easy to clean and requires no maintenance.
– Acrylic is an extremely durable material that won’t stain, peel, crack or chip like a traditional bathtub and they look no different than a regular tub.
– It also reduces the carbon foot print and save energy used in the traditional cast iron and porcelain fabrication of new tubs.