Re: Inexpensive Bathtubs
Posted by hj on July 05, 2004 at 23:33:59:
In response to Re: Inexpensive Bathtubs
Not when you have had to take three steel tubs up to the second floor before you find one that is not damaged in shipping.

: : asteel tub should not even be considered. I would use Americast.

: : : I'm re-modeling both my bathrooms and I'm not looking to spend a lot of cash. I'm going to get something from Lowes or Home Depot, or what the plumbers who re-piped my house sell, as they are going to install the tub/toilet.

: : :
: : : AquaGlass
: : : American Standard Princeton (americast)
: : : Lasco - fiberglass model
: : : Sterling by Kohler - Vikrell model
: : : Crane Aztec - porcelan on steel
: : : Bootz - procelan on steel
: : : Briggs - porcelan on steel (what my plumber is offering)

: : : I'm looking for something that doesn't need a mortar bed since my quote is based on that, as the plumbers recommended Briggs model doesn't require this. The plumbers want $250 for their tub. The other tubns are $88-120, except for the American Standard which is $210.

: : : Some searching has lend me to most people opting for the procelan covered steel out of this choices. Some say the Americast does NOT hold up well. The Vikrell I can't find anything on.

: : : I'm looking for something that looks nice and will hold up. Cleaning wise we usually use scrubbing bubbles, but if a fiberglass or acrylic tub can't use this, we'll switch. We will use this tub once or twice a month MAX as a tub, and even less for showering in.

: : : Can someone guide me in the right tub direction?

: This is one of the few times my experience differs from hj's. I've had very poor experience with the Americast and will not install them. I think the plain enameled steel is better than the Americast. Oh well.
: A cheap tub is going to ruin your whole remodel. Spend the extra hundred and get a cast iron tub. LonnythePlumber

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