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Unread 09-18-2020, 03:10 PM   #12
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The tub can last, but that is less likely if you're not really careful. Porcelain on cast iron works because the CI is really strong and stable. But, even that can get chipped if you drop something hard on it. Plumber's that I have talked with put that type of tub at the bottom of their list, with CI at the top, then maybe acrylic, or maybe Americast, then fiberglass, then porcelain on steel.

SOrt of depends on how long you plan to be there. A little chip in the paint around the drain or overflow can result in rust, as will damaging the finish anywhere else on it.
Jim DeBruycker
Not a pro, multiple Schluter Workshops (Schluterville and 2013 and 2014 at Schluter Headquarters), Mapei Training 2014, Laticrete Workshop 2014, Custom Building Products Workshop 2015, and Longtime Forum Participant.
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