We are renovating our main bathroom and are debating whether or not to replace our 15-year old tub. It is an Americast and still looks pretty good (although there are very very minor hairline scratches in the
finish, which is getting a tad more difficult to keep soap scum off).
My reluctance to replace the tub is not so much about cost, but rather the quality of the new one we would get. I would like another americast, but have heard the finish fails quickly. Cast iron is too heavy and acrylic
gives me the willies (i dont like the way it feels -- and squeaks).
On the other hand, I don't want to spend thousands of dollars on a remodel and end up with a tub that
starts looking old after a few years.
What would you do -- keep the tub or replace it?