Acrylic is a popular material used in the construction of bathtubs and is fast replacing cast iron and heavy-duty steel as the material of choice. However, reinforcing the acrylic tub imparts similar properties to cast iron, such as strength and durability. As a result, these baths are not only stronger but also heavier. Tubs are reinforced by applying layer upon layer of resins, fibreglass encapsulation, and timber framework, making the tub twice as thick as Standard tubs. These reinforced tubs go by names such as Carronite, Eternalite, TrojanCast, Tungstenite, and many more.
The additional finishing layers crafted during the reinforcement process create a different product from the original acrylic product. It also adds to the weight, which gives it stability and rigidity similar to that of a cast iron tub. If you are looking for a bathtub for daily use and want it to last the years, then pick a reinforced model, as it offers extreme strength and will easily stand up to accidental impact, stress, and stains and keep water warm longer.
Our online store offers an extensive range of reinforced baths from different brands to meet almost every budget and specification. We supply high quality Carronite, Tungstenite and tubs with other reinforcements at great bargain prices. Our brands include Pura, Trojan Twyford, and Heritage.