The enamelled steel bathtub also called enamel bath is very popular in our bathrooms. It adapts to all styles, contemporary or "old fashioned", takes all dimensions and all forms. What makes his popularity rise?
The qualities of the enamelled steel bathtub
Before all the enamelled steel and very resistant. It resists shocks and fire and does not scratch. It does not deteriorate in contact with chemicals such as nail polish or solvent. And since it does not react with UV rays, its color and matte or glossy appearance are intact over time.
Another advantage is that enamelled steel is easy to maintain. Smooth and not very sensitive to scratches, you can use an abrasive sponge to clean it. In addition, enamelled steel is a material hygienic by nature. If you want to reinforce this feature, you can opt for a "beading effect" treatment that reduces limescale deposits. This is particularly useful in the case of a dark enamel where traces are particularly visible. Only disadvantage, the surface of the enamel is slippery. It is therefore better to choose a non-slip option.
Enamelled steel was long considered cold. This is only partially true since, the thicker it is, the better it retains the heat of the bath water. It is therefore necessary to favor a thickness of 3.5 mm rather than a thickness of 1.5 mm or 2.1 mm. Finally, to reduce the noise inherent in the steel bathtub that makes sound box, there are noise dampers that apply to the back of the tank.
The styles and prices of enamelled steel bathtub
The enamelled steel bathtub has nothing to envy to the acrylic bathtub known for its many design variations. In matt or smooth version the enamel is adorned with a thousand shades, from the most subtle to the most trenched. Side forms too, it complies with all requirements. It can be round, angle elliptical, square or rectangular. It is also available in all dimensions to integrate in all surfaces, from the smallest to the largest.
When the steel bathtub goes into the old days, it rivals the enamelled cast iron bathtub. Indeed much lighter than enamelled cast iron bathtub, it is easier to install in all types of apartment. His feet are full of imagination and the color is at the rendezvous.
The price of the enamelled steel bathtub also explains its position as a bestseller. It is necessary to count 300 € for an entry-level bath, standard size. A high-end model that fits most often to an island is accessible from 4000 €. Which leaves a margin. For an old style model the first price is around 250 €.