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Cast iron vs acrylic for kids' baths upstairs

5 years ago

I am replacing 2 bathtubs as part of a re-tiling project for 2 kids' bathrooms upstairs with tub/shower combos. Right now there are the tubs the builder put in 20 years ago. I think they are steel.

While I like the idea of cast iron (Kohler Bellwether), for durability, I also like the acrylic tubs. Are there wear and tear considerations that should discourage me from choosing acrylic for kids' bathrooms? Or are they more slippery, or any other cons about acrylic that I should consider?