Cast Iron Tubs

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by DanMcD, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. DanMcD

    DanMcD Member

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    Does anyone know if cast iron tubs are still used a lot by people remodeling a bath? Are Toto cast tubs better than Kohler?
     
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Cast iron tubs are possibly still considered the "cadillac" of tubs, but I don't think they are in the majority of installs anymore. First off, a "high end" remodel today often calls for some kind of soaking tub, whirlpool, or some version of a 'garden tub'. Most of those are acrylic. And the porcelain on resin, such as americast, also take a portion of the market away from cast iron.

    I would be intersted to see industry figures on what percentage of each kind of tub is used in remodels, and new construction.
     
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