In case you work at your bathroom design and your budget is not too tough it makes sense to pay attention at the acrylic shower stalls.
Often the customers, comparing these units with fiberglass stalls ask if there is any difference between these two, as visually the are almost similar.
The difference is in the material which is used to build both fiberglass and acrylic shower enclosures. Although molded plastic is used to built the first and the second one units types and acrylic shower stalls walls have bits of tiny fiberglass compositions, and vice versa (acrylic bits in fiberglass), the process of making materials influences the lifespan of both.
The base stuff used for making acrylic shower cabins is the combination of materials which are heated and stretched creating a mold. Then this stuff gets its shape through the vacuuming process.
Fiberglass process foresees pouring the melted stuff into a final mold which is gel-coated. It makes acrylic shower cubicles extra durable and lasting longer than fiberglass units.
The surface of the acrylic shower stalls which resists scratches, damages, mold and leak. Although these units are more expensive than fiberglass ones, you save “ahead”. As once you installed the shower from acrylic, it will last for decades.
Today very popular acrylic shower stalls with seat are bought for the families with kids and elderly people. Durable seat and anti-slippery floor make these units the perfect choice.