There are many bathtub options for a manufactured home. From drop-in soaker tubs to ceramic tile showers, every home buyer has options. Not only can you choose by style, but there are even different bathtub material options so you can make the smartest decision for you and your family.
So, what materials go into manufactured home bathtubs? Read on to find out the materials that make a bathtub in your Clayton Built® home and to learn more about manufactured home bathtubs and showers.
Bathtub in The Laney by Southern Estates
What materials are manufactured home bathtubs made of?
There are several different materials a bathtub can be made of in a manufactured home. When choosing a bathtub to go in your home, there are points you should consider about each bathtub material.
Check out these bathtub material options for manufactured homes that can be found across the country:
- Acrylic: Acrylic tubs are made of acrylic sheets that are heated and formed into a mold that is typically reinforced by fiberglass.
- Cast Polymer: Often made to resemble granite or onyx, cast polymer tubs are made of solid color, polymer-based materials.
- Cultured Marble: Made of crushed limestone and polyester resin, a cultured marble tub has a gel-coat finish and is a man-made material.
- Enameled Cast Iron: Molded into the shape of the bathtub, enameled cast iron tubs are finished with enamel and are typically thicker than other tub options.
- Enameled Steel: Produced by spraying enamel onto molded steel, the tub is fired at a high temperature and is typically less expensive than cast iron.
- Fiberglass: Finished with a layer of polyester gel, a fiberglass tub is created with a fiberglass backing material and usually offers a wide range of styles and shapes.
- Solid Surface: Made with either acrylic or polyester resin, this type of tub uses materials that are baked into sheets. A solid surface tub is a smart option if you want your tub to retain heat well.
- ABS Plastic: Ideal for structural applications where strength and stiffness are required, this type of plastic tub has great aesthetic qualities and strength to last a lifetime¹. It is also a relatively low-cost material.
So, what kind of bathtubs are in our homes?
Bathtub and shower in The Liza Jane by Buccaneer
Although there are a wide variety of bathtub material options that you could find in manufactured homes, Clayton Built® manufactured homes typically use the following materials for bathtubs:
- ABS Plastic
The type of bathtub material that comes standard in a new Clayton Built® home will vary by home building facility and home model. But new Clayton Built® home bathtubs are commonly made of ABS plastic.
Depending on the home building facility that constructs your new home and the home model that you purchase, your standard bathtub could be made of fiberglass. If available at your home building facility, acrylic will likely be an optional upgrade.
What are Clayton Built® home showers made of?
Walk-in shower in the 7030 High Rock 6028 by Clayton
Just like bathtubs, there are several material options for showers in Clayton Built® homes. Our manufactured home showers are typically made of fiberglass, ABS plastic or tile.
If you want a walk-in shower in your home, it will most likely be made of tile. However, you may also get a fiberglass or ABS plastic shower instead if you prefer.
Shower in the M780 Island Breeze HUD-Drywall by Clayton
If you want to add extra style to your bathroom, you may be able to upgrade to tile walls and marble shower pans in your shower. Talk to your home consultant about which upgrade options are available in the home model you choose.
What bathtub and shower styles are in a manufactured home?
Depending on the home builder, you can have a multitude of shower and bathtub style options. Choosing the right bathtub can be hard, but consider your budget, needs and wants as you look at options so you can make a smart choice for you.
Manufactured home bathtub style options include:
- Alcove tubs
- Corner tubs
- Oval tubs
- Drop-in soaker tubs
- Freestanding tubs
- Whirlpool tubs
Freestanding tub in the St Croix by Norris
- Showers combined with a tub
- Walk-in showers
- Walk-thru showers
Feel free to ask your knowledgeable home consultant which bathtub and shower material options are available for your manufactured home. Keep in mind that available materials for your dream tub and shower may vary by home center and by the home building facility building your home.
Remember to ask your home consultant any questions you may have so that you can make a smart decision based on your needs, wants and budget.