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Acrylic Bathtub Care

Acrylic Bathtub Care
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No matter how high-quality and durable a product is, inappropriate usage and maintenance can significantly shorten its service life. Conversely, taking care and following all the rules prolongs not only the life of the product but also the pleasure of using it.

Acrylic bathtubs and cast-iron tubs renovated with liquid acrylic are appreciated by many consumers and have received excellent reviews about their appearance, durability, and strength. The beauty and aesthetics of acrylic surfaces consist in their ideal uniformity and white color, noble gloss, and impeccable smoothness.

How can these qualities be maintained for a long time and not prevent the bath’s daily usage?

The durability of acrylic is not in doubt and has been proven by the experience of many consumers. However, do not forget that this material is prone to scratches, which makes the surface less glossy and deprives the product of its attractiveness.

To avoid this, it is necessary to limit the product's contact with metal objects such as buckets, basins, and other containers that have hard and sharp edges.

It is also recommended that the showerhead is securely fixed to a special holder. Otherwise, during falls, it can leave scratches on the surface of the bathtub.

If pets live in your apartment, which periodically also need to be bathed, their claws can also leave scratches on the acrylic. In this case, you should get a special silicone or rubber mat that will protect the bottom of the bath from the sharp claws of the animal. By the way, this will be useful in terms of maintaining hygiene.

How to care for an acrylic bathtub?

Cleaning an acrylic bathtub is different from what we are used to doing with enameled products. If the enamel, which absorbs all the dirt, had to be cleaned with effort using hard brushes, abrasive powders, and strong chemicals, then with an acrylic tub it is necessary to forget about all this.

Small particles of cleaning powder scratch the glossy surface, gradually stripping it of its glossiness. Hard sponges and brushes do the same.

Care for an acrylic product should be delicate so that its gloss will not deteriorate. For washing, it is best to use a soft cloth or sponge paired with a special tool for acrylic surfaces. Ordinary soap is also quite suitable, so buying special chemicals for an acrylic bathtub is not necessary at all.

Ideally, the bathtub should be rinsed and wiped after each use so that its cleanliness and gloss will be pleasing every time you visit the bathroom. However, it's okay if you can't do this regularly.

One of the advantages of acrylic tubs is that their smooth, non-porous surface repels dirt and impurities of poor-quality water, preventing them from settling and penetrating deeper into the layer. Thanks to this feature of acrylic, which makes it very easy to take care of an acrylic bathtub.

It is also important that the acrylic bathtub is hygienic. Care of the product does not require the constant use of aggressive disinfectants. Bacteria, which are usually so abundant in a humid bathroom environment, do not develop on the acrylic surface. For those who attach great importance to antibacterial care, there is acrylic with silver ions, which provides maximum protection from harmful microorganisms.

What to do if mistakes were still made while taking care of the bathtub and scratches appeared in some places? If these scratches are shallow, then the surface can be quite polished. For this, special tools and sandpaper with low abrasiveness are used.

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