Marble baths: main types

Installing a marble bathtub in your bathroom is enough to make it luxurious. These exquisite bathtubs are unsurprisingly popular again as they help to create that special expensive and attractive look in a bathroom of any design.

Marble comes in different shades: white, green, pink, silver blue and common blue (the latter is rarely met). Once you are ready for a big step such as purchasing a marble bathtub, you will easily find the right color. Natural and artificial marble bathtubs are both expensive and do have some pros and cons.

What is so special about these bathtubs? And what should you generally pay attention to while shopping? Let’s get into some details.

Natural marble bathtubs and their manufacturing features

Let’s first find out how marble bathtubs are manufactured and why they are so expensive.

A marble bathtub is cut out of a single stone piece with the help of special equipment. Even though marble is considered to be easy to work with, the process of bathtub manufacturing is extremely difficult and time-consuming. This explains why the final price of the product is so high.

Each and every model made of natural stone is unique. This is the main advantage of using marble. Blotches and streaks on its surface create unique patterns and look incredibly beautiful.

Artificial marble bathtubs and their manufacturing features

Don’t get frustrated if you can’t afford buying a natural marble bathtub. Modern technologies make it hard to distinguish between artificial marble and natural one. Additionally, artificial marble weighs and costs significantly less.

There are several ways of artificial marble manufacturing, but the most popular is a method called casting. First, marble chips are mixed with acrylic or polyester resin. Then coloring pigments are added. Finally, the mix is poured into a special form.

Unlike bathtubs made of natural marble, cast marble bathtubs come in different sizes and shapes, and their overall manufacturing process is much easier. Depending on your needs, you will conveniently choose between corner, stand-alone, round or oval bathtubs.

In our next article we’ll discuss all the pros and cons of the types mentioned above.