If you take one look at me, you would be able to place me as an "acrylic" kind of girl. I have acrylic nails, wear pashminas and use acrylic rugs. It may strike you as strange but I truly do believe in the power of acrylic. In the following paragraphs, I wil explain precisely why this is and how it has accounted for my affinity for acrylic bathtubs.
To many people, because acrylic is technically synthetic, they have certain negative connotations about it. They think it’s "fake" and "cheap". The reality of the matter is that acrylic is longer lasting than most materials. As specially synthesized fibers made from a durable polymer, acrylic is built to be not only lightweight but also strong. In its resilience, it is able to retain its shape and resists shrinkage and wrinkles. Additionally, when manufactured in a certain way, it can take on the soft consistency of wool. This allows it to be woven in along with other materials to create things such as hats and scraves. The less expensive alternative to cashmere, the "pashmina" is made almost primarily of acrylic fibers.
Another unique property of acrylics is its ability to be shaped. Although it can stand rather steadfast to the harshness of heat, it is able to be molded (more than I can say for my men!) and is ideal for customized bathtub molds. There are practically no seams in acrylic structures because a chemical welding process has melted the edges into one solid piece. This brings me to the subject of this blog: acrylic bathtubs! I love acrylic bathtubs for much of the same reasons I love acrylic itself. When searching for a durable clawfoot tub, I always tell my friends to choose acrylic bathtubs over any other kind. When taken care of, acrylic bathtubs can look new regardless of exposure to the sun. Like a person with beautiful skin, acrylic bath tubs are resistant to scratches and wrinkles. In addition to being dependable, acrylic bathtubs can be dyed easily because acrylic as a subtance tends to hold color quite well. I really can go on about how much I love acrylic bathtubs but that may be overkill.