Fiberglass or acrylic tub enclosure?
Asked Feb 11, 2012, 05:59 AM
I'd like to replace a 40 year old one-piece fiberglass tub/shower enclosure in our house. I've been to Home Depot, Lowe's and a couple supply houses. Obviously I'll need to get a 3 or 4 piece unit to be able to get it into the bathroom. I've seen fiberglass units and ones made of some sort of acrylic. Prices seem to be about the same depending on where you shop. My question is, which way should I go... fiberglass or acrylic? The acrylic would have one advantage for sure. It's easier to work with simply because I wouldn't have to wear gloves during the install. Ever ger a fiberglass splinter? Ouch! Other than that... any thoughts?