Breaking Down Lucite Acrylic Baths
The majority of our baths here at Izzi Bath are composed of a 20% thicker Lucite acrylic, which gives our tubs a stronger and more durable shell that will last much longer than Lucite acrylic baths sold by other manufacturers. What exactly is Lucite though and why do we praise it so highly for our tubs and shower pans?
Lucite acrylic is a material called polyacrylate and is marketed under many different names such as Plexiglas, Vitroflex, Limacryl, etc. Derived from natural gas, the material is a composition of Methyl Methacrylate and Poly Methyl Methacrylate resin. Basically, it is a petroleum-based product.
Lucite acrylic baths utilize fiberglass sheets for reinforcement underneath the vacuum-formed acrylic sheets. Though the finish my scratch or discolor overtime, you have an endless choice of shapes, sizes, and colors. Lucite acrylic baths are also very easy to install and repair, making it a great all-around choice for your bath material.
Benefits of Lucite Acrylic Baths
As mentioned before, these bathtubs can be made in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors to fit whatever theme you’ve decided for your new or remodeled bathroom. Acrylic comes in soft malleable sheets, which makes them easier to mold to various specifications, which can increase your design options and even give you something new to consider.
Lucite acrylic baths are smooth and nonporous, which allows the bath to have exceptional heat-retaining properties. Your water will remain warm for a longer period of time than other materials, which can be highly important if you enjoy relaxing in the tub with therapeutic essential oils and a good book.
Tubs made of Lucite acrylic are also very easy to clean as dirt, grime, and mildew won’t sink into the material and become difficult to remove over time. All you need is a spritz or two of cleaner and a wash cloth and your Lucite acrylic bath is like brand new! Be sure to avoid products that are corrosive to plastic, as they can damage your tub.
These tubs are strong and durable and often easy to repair is minor damage does occur. If you have children in your household, it’ll be easy to appreciate an acrylic tub’s resistance to cracks, chips, and peeling. Many scratches can also be buffed out at home, similar to how you would buff scratches out of cars.