Acrylic is a useful plastic that resembles glass, but is superior in many ways. Acrylic is favoured for many reasons, it's much more impact resistant & stronger than glass which makes it safer. It can be manipulated and altered to add taps easily without breakage and it's a great insulator, which helps to keep water warmer for longer. Acrylic is a durable and functional solution for any modern bathroom which is scratch resistant and repels bacteria for a practical and budget friendly option in your new bathroom. Acrylic is our most popular bath choice because there are hundreds of styles to choose from in both contemporary and traditional styles, to provide your new bathroom with a highly functional and durable new addition that won't chip or shatter. There are some misconceptions about acrylic, namely that it turns brittle, yellows and cracks over time. This is true with very cheap forms of plastic, but not with acrylic. If taken care of, acrylic will remain looking new regardless of age, exposure to the sun and bathroom traffic. Another benefit of acrylic is that scratches can be buffed out if desired, unlike glass, ceramic or other materials.