Cast iron roll top bath suppliers often extol the qualities of cast iron material however, they fail to cite the many drawbacks such as extreme heat loss and excessive weight. Albion’s baths however, are made from a unique material called Iso Enamel which creates a solid, one-piece, 15-20mm thick bath. This gives a luxurious and strong construction much like that of a cast iron bath but without the obvious drawbacks.
As Albion use a resin and mineral mixture, their baths are not as heavy or cold as a cast iron roll top bath. Albion baths weigh roughly a third of the weight of a comparative quality cast iron roll top bath e.g. 65-70kg for a 6ft Albion bath as opposed to approximately 200kg for a cast iron equivalent.
Further development of our production technique allowed us to create our bull nose bath range emulating fire clay baths popular in the early 1900's in North America and Europe. These baths being substantially thicker are therefore heavier than our traditional roll top baths however, none weighs more than 215KG which is approximately half the weight of an original fire clay bath.
An Albion bath will keep your bath water hotter than a cast iron roll top bath as the material insulates rather than loses heat. Cast iron roll top baths also have a proneness to chipping and many cleaning substances cannot be used on, this is not the case with Albion baths.
The look and feel of our baths is totally unique and cannot be compared to inferior acrylic.