Laundry tubs are mostly made of acrylic, cast iron, stainless steel and vitreous china material, or ceramic. Acrylic laundry tubs are lightweight, stain-resistant, budget-friendly and durable; however, acrylic laundry tubs are not heat-resistant and make a lot of noise when water pours into them.
Cast iron laundry tubs are the traditional option. They are highly durable and very heavy. Stainless steel laundry tubs are easy to maintain, inexpensive and common in industrial environments. Vitreous china laundry tubs possess the highest stain resistance, which makes them easy to maintain and clean. This material also gives them a shiny, bright appearance when clean.