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A Buyers Guide for Cast Iron Baths

Choosing the ideal bath can be a tricky matter; after all, there are many options in store, especially here at JT Spas. Options in materials used, for instance, can quite varied, making the decision a bit more difficult. There’s acrylic, composite, natural stone, and so on, but there’s one material which has been used for decades: cast iron. Cast iron baths are still as popular today as they were in days gone by, and for good reason. If you’re thinking about choosing a cast iron bath, here’s everything you need to know about them so you can choose the right one.

  • How are cast iron baths made, and what makes them so special?

The process of creating a cast iron bath is quite interesting, to say the least. The process also contributes to their uniqueness. A cast iron bath is created when iron is melted and then poured into a special mould that is shaped like a tub. The iron-moulded bath is then coated with special enamel which allows the bath to look like a regular bathtub. The fact that the bath itself is made from iron and then just coated with enamel makes it particularly durable, and it can last for years. Another aspect which makes cast iron baths a great choice, is their ability to retain heat, which means that you can stay in the bath for a longer time without having to change the water or refill the bath. If you are looking for a value for money purchase when it comes to baths, a cast iron bath is one of your best choices.

  • What design, style, and sizes are available for cast iron baths?

Cast iron baths are much the same in design and style as ordinary baths, and they come in various shapes and sizes as well. You can choose to have a cast iron bath in a classic and elegant claw-foot design, which can also come in standard 1675mm by 765mm measurements. This design is, in fact, one of the most popular designs for a cast iron bath. But there are also some contemporary designs and styles, so it essentially depends on what theme or style you have for your own bathroom; your bathroom’s theme and the available space will often dictate the style and size you can opt for.

  • What should I consider before I purchase a cast iron bath?

Bear in mind that cast iron baths are quite heavy, so you have to make sure that your flooring can support the weight of the bath. Additional support may be necessary, but you can easily confirm this with an expert and professional installer. Also, cast iron baths are sensitive to harsh and abrasive cleaning products, so it’s best to just clean it with a mild soap and a simple wipe over.

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