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Cast Iron Bathtub

Cast Iron Bathtub

Cast iron bathtub is made of cast iron covered with enamel on surface, so the weight is very heavy. Since casting process is relatively complex, the general shape of the cast iron bathtub is simple and monotony, and the price is very expensive.

Features of cast iron bathtub

  • Cast iron bathtub is thicker, so it features better warm keeping.Some consumers who prefer better warmer keeping bathtub like cast iron bathtub very much. As a matter of fact, 90% of heat loss is dissipated through water and air exchange and thermal radiation, only 10%of hear loss is dissipated through bathtub itself. In addition, the advantages of low noise, easy to clean, anti acid and chemicals, high gloss which come from the characteristics of the material make it far more better than acrylic bathtub.
  • Cast iron and enamel are extremely durable materials, bathtubs produced by these materials can usually use more than 50 years. In western countries, the cast iron bathtub is usually passed by generation to generation.The surface of cast iron bathtub is processed at high temperature glazing, so it has good smooth and easy to clean surface. However, its price is usually 2 to 3 times higher than acrylic bathtub, this is the important reason of its less popularity than acrylic bathtub.

Advantages and disadvantages of cast iron bathtub

  • Advantage: flat and smooth surface, warm color, anti-dirt, low noise, easy to clean, durable.
  • Disadvantages: cast iron bathtub is the most expensive bathtub among all bathtubs of different materials. Its color and shape is limited by its complex processing; its heavy weight makes it hard to install and transport.

At present, China is the world's largest cast iron bathtub producing country, our cast iron bathtubs are exported all over the world. With the mass production and continues improving technology, the price of cast iron bathtub has been greatly reduced, for example, a 1500mm length cast iron bathtub with 80kg weight is only about USD115 now.

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