2-3 coats of a mixture of fiberglass with the resin – and the bath becomes an extraordinary stability. The thicker the reinforcement, the bath is better. The number of layers, which strengthened the tub at the factory, it is easy to determine, having carefully considered the edge of a side. Layers are clearly visible, as the annual rings in wood. Can and knock.
The greater the number of layers, the muffled sound. Sonority and delicacy here are not welcome. Conscientious manufacturers use in their production of acrylic sheets thickness of at least 5-6mm, but it is worth mentioning that thick acrylic sheets are very rigid material, so one obtained Bath simple forms for the production of acrylic baths more complex design used sheet of smaller thickness. Along with common reinforcing layer of fiberglass and polyester resin company ravak (Czech manufacturer of acrylic baths), in conjunction with Germany's Bayer, has developed an innovative technology PU-PLUS. The essence of technology is to replace the layer of fiberglass, acrylic bathtub invigorating, hard polyurethane foam. Bath produced by the new technology is 40% heavier than the bath, made with fiberglass, which in turn affects the strength, making new bath more reliable.
Polyurethane foam has excellent thermal insulation properties, making the water in the bath cools much more slowly. In the production of acrylic bathtubs system PU-PLUS from the manufacturing process are excluded resin and the air is not allocated environmentally harmful styrene. Through the use of technologies such as PU-PLUS You can remove CPDs, which was used to strengthen the bottom of bathtubs, produced by the classical method. In spite of this, many manufacturers skimp on thickness of the acrylic sheets, and more pleasant – at reinforcing layer. Baths of such poor quality can teach you some nasty surprises during the operation. So to summarize, what is the advantage of acrylic bathtubs? Suppose you drop a steel or cast iron bathtub some metallic object, the consequences will be unpleasant, from the surface layer of enamel . Eliminate such damage would be almost impossible. In case with acrylic much easier. You just need to be more deeply scratched the crack and fill it with acrylic, which is sold in hardware stores and wait for when the acrylic hardens, then there will be only polish the surface and there will be practically no trace of damage. Besides, getting acrylic bath you get:-abrasion resistant product (good acrylic bathtub if properly cared for will last you years). – Good thermal insulation and sound-absorbing performance (the neighbors will not hear when you take a bath). -The possibility of rapid restoration in the event of unforeseen consequences, especially if you have small children. Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010