As personal hygiene became more and more important at the beginning of the 20 th century, cast-iron bath started becoming not only a popular choice in homes, but a necessity. As porcelain or other materials were too expensive to be used on baths, cast iron was still the cheapest and effective material available for such a purpose. The use of cast-iron bath s grew in popularity with each year and over the 20 th century, an estimative percentage of 70% of all bathrooms used cast-iron bath.
The advantages of having a cast-iron bath are not at all negligible. For starters, cast iron is very durable and resistant to water, soap particles, steam and any other chemicals that might get in touch with the bath’s surface. With a cast-iron bath , there’s little fear of cracks or other similar damage, although rust may be a problem with older bath tubs, especially if the bath enamelling hasn’t been applied properly (and that’s a way to common factor with older cast-iron bath tubs).
Cast-iron bath tubs are also more comfortable, as they can hold the heat of the water for a long period of time. So you won’t have to worry about your water getting cold if you’re planning on taking a longer bath, or you could fill up the tub, finish off whatever you are doing and when you come back for bath the water will still be warm. A cast-iron bath tub’s comfort level is also determined by the fact that they are easier to clean.
Another advantage of having a cast-iron bath tub is that its colour can be easily changed through re-enamelling. If the current enamel coating on your cast-iron bath tub is getting old, dirty, or if it’s peeling or cracking, it’s probably time for a restoration process. Bathroom Renovators‘s unique cast-iron bath restoration system will get your tub looking brand new and increase its life span. You can choose from over 1700 colours to coat your cast-iron bath tub, after which the tub will be brought back to your home and installed by our technicians.