marble tub verses fiberglass tub what is the difference? which is better to buy, and why?

Asked by Sharon, Houston, TX Tue Oct 9, 2007

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ian cockburn, Agent, New Orleans, LA
Tue Oct 9, 2007
It depends on what you want and how much you want to spend.
Fiberglass tubs can be really good, but a marble tub is in a whole different category. For the price of a fiberglass tub jacuzzi starting at $700.00 you can start to think about a marble tub.

Lowes has a really good fiberglass tub, nice and deep and long enough for a big guy, and older folks really like its sides...a design of a much more expensive tub. Get a fiberglass and put marble tile around the top of will get the best value for money that way, and done right, it will look great...stick to neutral colors...with a layer of a tile with some detail such as a raised impression for the Roman bath look.
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Ute Ferdig, Agent, Auburn, CA
Tue Oct 9, 2007
Hi Sharon. I am assuming you are talking about cultured marble. I think it's mainly a difference of taste. There might be a slight difference in durability. I personally prefer a cast-iron tub as it's the most durable, but also very heavy and more expensive.
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