Although it is relatively new, the popularity of solid surface bathtubs is slowly growing.
Solid surface is more commonly used to make counter tops. The material allows designers to mimic all sorts of other materials usually used to manufacture counter tops such as marble, wood and granite. It is also available in a wide range of colors and textures making it the material of choice for interior and product designers. The material has slowly made its way from use in counter tops to use in the manufacture of modern bathtub units.
Below are the reasons why solid surface bathtubs are becoming more and more popular.
One of the main advantages of solid surface bathtubs is that it is easy to clean. This is attributed to one of the characteristics of the material itself. Being nonporous, dirt, grime and other residue will find it difficult to locate a secure place to embed itself in modern solid surface bathtubs. Since the surface does not absorb moisture, you can strike mildew development out from your list of worries.
You do not have to worry about unsightly chipping with modern solid surface bathtubs. This material is durable enough to take slight knocks without pieces of it falling off. If you do manage to scratch it, you can easily rub it out without much effort. If the scratches are deep, it can be remedied with the help of matching filler substance and a bit if sanding. The repair process is easy enough to be done without the help of professionals.
Designers just love this material because it comes in various colors and textures. Designers are also able to be more adventurous in their designs because of the material’s ability to be shaped into many forms. This is good news as a whole as shoppers can look forward to more modern bathtub designs.