The base for a porcelain bathtub is either steel or cast iron. Porcelain is baked onto either a steel or a cast iron tub cast during the manufacturing process - "enameling" the metal by baking a porcelain finish on top. Porcelain bathtubs are still the most common types of bathtubs found in homes today, especially those built before the 1980s. Secondary bathrooms, whether in new or older homes, typically have a porcelain bathtub installed.
So what's the difference between a steel and cast iron tub? Steel-based tubs are narrower, lighter in weight, and more shallow than the nicer old deep and wide cast iron tubs (which also keep your tub water warmer longer). Click on any image below to enlarge for easier viewing.
If your porcelain bathtub is set in an alcove surrounded by 3 walls (the most common), we won't need measurements to give you a bid. However, if it is a clawfoot tub, we'll need measurements for the length of the tub, since sizes can range from 4-7 feet. When taking these measurements, do not dip down into the tub. Just measure straight across the tub from tip to tip.
With pictures and this measurement, we will be able to give you an accurate bid. The best pictures will include specific images of any damage (rust, chips, stains, cracks, pits), as well as an overall image of the tub so that I can see how it sits in the room.
Our service areas extend to most of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex including Addison, Argyle, Arlington, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Colleyville, Coppell, Corinth, Dallas, Dalworthington Gardens, Denton, DeSoto, Double Oak, Duncanville, Euless, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Highland Park, Highland Village, Hurst, Irving, Justin, Keller, Kennedale, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mansfield, Mesquite, North Richland Hills, Northlake, Plano, Richardson, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, The Colony, Trophy Club, University Park, Watauga, Westlake, and many others.
These cities indicate our maximum travel range. Call Debbie at 817.305.0300 if you're unsure whether we travel to your area without an additional travel charge.