|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.
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: : : 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.
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