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Are Freestanding Bathtubs Heavy?

stone composite freestanding bathtub

When it comes to selecting a freestanding bathtub, one of the primary considerations is its weight. After all, the weight of the tub can have significant implications for both installation and structural requirements. Freestanding tubs come in various materials, each with its own weight characteristics, and many are exceptionally heavy, often necessitating floor reinforcement to support their weight.

The Weight of InspireStone® Composite Stone Bathtubs

At T & L, we’ve engineered our InspireStone® composite stone bathtubs to strike the perfect balance between durability and weight. On average, our freestanding bathtubs weigh around 300 lbs., making them substantial enough to emulate the look and feel of real stone without being overly burdensome.

How Much do Bathtubs Weigh: Acrylic, Cast Iron, and Solid Stone

In addition to composite stone, freestanding bathtubs are also available in other materials, each with its own weight characteristics. Let’s compare the weight of freestanding bathtubs made from acrylic, cast iron, and solid stone to gain a better understanding of how they stack up:

  • Acrylic Bathtubs: Acrylic is a lightweight and affordable material commonly used for bathtubs. While acrylic bathtubs are relatively lightweight compared to other materials, they can still weigh anywhere from 100 to 200 lbs, depending on their size and design.
  • Cast Iron Bathtubs: Cast iron bathtubs are known for their durability and timeless appeal. However, they are also among the heaviest options available, with some models weighing over 400 lbs. The weight of cast iron bathtubs can pose challenges during installation and may require additional structural support.
  • Solid Stone Bathtubs: Solid stone bathtubs, such as those made from marble or granite, are prized for their luxurious appearance and durability. However, they are also by far the heaviest option available, with some models weighing upwards of 1000 lbs or more. Installing a solid stone bathtub often requires extensive planning and structural modifications to support its weight.

The Advantage of Composite Stone Bathtubs

While each material has its own pros and cons, composite stone offers a compelling combination of durability, aesthetics, and manageability. Our proprietary stone composite formula not only replicates the aesthetic appeal of authentic stone but also offers the added benefit of being lightweight. 

Unlike traditional stone bathtubs, which can be cumbersome and difficult to maneuver, our composite stone tubs are designed for ease of installation, do not require floor reinforcement, and minimize the hassle and cost associated with installation.

Easy to Install Bathtubs

Thanks to their manageable weight, our bathtubs can be easily moved by a small team of 3-4 individuals. This makes transportation and installation much more straightforward, allowing homeowners to enjoy their new bathtub without the hassle of hiring additional help or investing in structural modifications. 

Additionally, our streamlined designs allow them to be slid through doorways with ease, further facilitating the installation process and minimizing disruption to the home.

Should You Silicone Around a Freestanding Bathtub?

While our bathtubs are designed for ease of installation, we do recommend securing them to the floor using silicone once they are in place. This precautionary measure ensures that the bathtub remains stable and prevents any movement or damage to the drain over time. 

By taking this simple step, homeowners can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their bathtub is securely anchored in place, providing years of reliable performance and enjoyment.

While freestanding bathtubs can vary significantly in weight, our InspireStone® composite stone bathtubs offer the perfect blend of durability, aesthetics, and maneuverability, making them an ideal choice for your bathroom renovation project.

When it comes to choosing a freestanding bathtub, weight is an important factor to consider. While heavier materials like cast iron and solid stone offer durability, they may require additional structural support and careful planning during installation. On the other hand, lightweight materials like acrylic may come across as cheap. 

Our proprietary InspireStone® composite stone strikes the perfect balance, offering ease of installation and maneuverability without compromising on quality or luxury. At T & L, our InspireStone® composite stone bathtubs provide durability and manageability, ensuring a hassle-free installation process and years of enjoyment for homeowners.

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