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Japanese Bathroom Design Collection by Nendo

The Japanese have long had a love affair with bathhouses. Many people still lather up in public baths, a ritual as much about socializing as it is about hygiene. Italian sanitary ware company Bisazza Bagno asked Nendo to create a bathroom suite, and the design firm has taken a decidedly Japanese approach to the brief. The Nendo Collection is…
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Do Acrylic Tubs Turn Yellow?

Plastic tubs are easy to clean because of the smooth surface. Unlike tubs made of ceramic tiles, they do not have any grout where dirt and grime can get into. Despite the smoothness of the surface of acrylic tubs, plastic tubs are prone to yellowing over time and this can be aggravated with the use…
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Do Acrylic Bathtubs Stain?

Acrylic bathtubs have a lot of advantages over other bathtub materials including being lightweight and affordable. The light material does not cause undue stress on the bathroom floor and makes installation easy. Acrylic bathtubs also offer a cheap alternative that does not compromise quality and durability. These kinds of bathtubs are also versatile in terms…
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Do Acrylic Bathtubs Leach Chemicals?

One of the concerns when it comes to the production and use of plastic materials is the presence of some chemicals or compounds that can have harmful effects on health. One of the most commonly used compounds in plastic products is Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic compound that is used in making plastic to make…
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Are Acrylic Bathtubs Toxic?

Similar to other plastic bathtubs, acrylic tubs are created by heating petrochemicals. The resulting product is mixed with fillers, dyes, resins, and stabilizers to create a reaction that will turn the polymer composition into acrylic sheets. For acrylic bathtubs, glass is incorporated into the material to make it more durable. Small lengths of glass are…
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Do Acrylic Bathtubs Crack?

Acrylic tubs are a good option for budget-conscious homeowners who want a cheap bathtub that is also durable. Acrylic bathtubs offer both affordability and sturdiness and are easy to install too, however, it does have a shorter lifespan compared to other bathtub materials. It is also softer compared to cast iron and steel, making it…
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Will Acetone Damage Acrylic Tub?

Given the soft nature of acrylic, it is best to avoid any harsh chemicals when cleaning the bathtub. Abrasive products can also damage the surface of the acrylic, making it prone to scratches and cracking. It is best to use a combination of water and dishwashing liquid or water and vinegar to prevent mold from…
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What Cleaners Are Safe for Acrylic Bath Tubs?

Generally speaking, it is easy to maintain acrylic bathtubs but it is necessary to clean them consistently and regularly. Acrylic bathtubs have a soft surface which means they are more sensitive to the materials they come in contact with. Even dropping an item on the tub can cause scratching or cracks on the tub. Image…
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Does Acrylic Bathtub Scratch Easily?

Acrylic plastic is used in various applications, including display products, fashion accessories, and lenses. It is lighter than glass and is cheaper than polycarbonate, making it a viable option for products that do not require resistance to high-impact force. Acrylic has a higher level of resistance to scratches compared to other kinds of clear plastic,…
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How Long Do Acrylic Tubs Last?

Acrylic is a man-made plastic derived from acrylic acid. Most commonly known under the brand names Plexiglas, Lucite, Perspex, and Acrylite, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is the best-known kind of acrylic. Heating acrylic sheets to 100 degrees allows it to be molded into different shapes and once it cools, the acrylic holds its form well. It…
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