Metal vs Cast Iron bathtub

Old 07-30-04, 10:23 AM
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Metal vs Cast Iron bathtub

I'm looking to replace an older cast iron bathtub. I'm wondering if there is any difference in the quality between replacing it with a cast iron, or a steel tub.
Old 07-30-04, 05:34 PM
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The finish on steel tubs do not hold up very well.

Stick with cast-iron.
Old 07-31-04, 11:34 AM
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I donít really agree.

In the UK the enamel on steel baths is pretty good and definitely comparable to cast iron ones. Not sure about the US, but I would guess its the same.

A good quality white enamelled steel bath will last you a life much longer do you want it to last? (Just dont use abrasive cleaners on them, 'cream cleaner' for example)

One advantage that steel baths have over cast iron is that they are no where near as heavy but just as rigid and durable.

I would go for steel. Although either steel or cast iron is a good choice to be honest. My steel bath is about ten years old and still looks brand new.

Cast iron is just too heavy and a real pain to fit if your doing it yourself simply because of the weight of them.

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