What is the difference between Vintage Tub & Bath’s cast iron clawfoot tubs and acrylic clawfoot tubs?
If made well, both acrylic and cast iron clawfoot tubs will serve you well for decades. However, acrylic clawfoot tubs and cast iron clawfoot tubs are indeed quite different physically. As a result, each type has its own pros and cons. For instance, an acrylic clawfoot tub interior surface is much easier to scratch than the extremely hard porcelain glass interior surface of a cast iron clawfoot tub, so an acrylic will typically lose its shine and luster well before a cast iron clawfoot tub does. However, such scratches in an acrylic surface can be more easily repaired by sanding and polishing methods than a similarly scratched porcelain enamel tub. The porcelain surface on a cast iron clawfoot tub is usually easier to keep extremely clean as compared to an acrylic surface because of its superior hardness and scratch-resistance, but acrylic surfaces are also wonderfully suited for sanitaryware use and are also quite easy to keep very clean. Acrylic tubs usually weigh less than a similar