- A warm, smooth and pore-free surface
The smooth seamlessness of acrylic’s surface presents another advantage when it comes to cleaning. Because acrylic cannot be penetrated by dirt particles, tubs can simply be cleaned with a soft cloth and water. Stronger deposits can be removed using warm water and a liquid cleaning agent.
Acrylic is also distinguishable by another unique characteristic. With its natural shimmering appearance, it is an adaptable material that ensures design continuity in the bathroom. A perfect complement to its ceramic counterparts and an elegant partner to bath paneling, acrylic creates an exceptional sense of balance in the overall design of the room.
Acrylic is also color proportionate and UV-stable, so users can rest assured that their tub will retain its appearance throughout its lifespan. From a design perspective, sanitary acrylic offers invaluable advantages and maximum versatility thanks to the way in which it is produced. But how exactly is it made?
Boards comprising pure acrylic form the basis for production. These boards are cleaned and heated to approximately 356 F (180 C). Using a vacuum, the boards are then deep drawn in an aluminum mold and then left to cool. When the boards reach the right temperature, they are removed from the mold and reinforced with a compound made of acrylic, wood and glass fiber. This is followed by finishing work and quality control executed in accordance with DIN EN 198. The finished product is then ready for packaging and dispatch.
The finished acrylic tub usually weighs between 55 - 78 lbs (25 - 35 kg), making it quite easy to install. Additionally, sanitary acrylic is known for its resistance to almost all conventional cleaning agents.
- Just in case: a special repair kit, supplied by Duravit.