What to Think About When Choosing a New Bathtub

When you start to prepare for your bathroom renovation, one of the biggest choices you will have to make is what type of bathtub you want to have in your bathroom. This decision is important because it is not a fixture that you can simply just get rid of and replace with something new.

Below, we will go over some of the types of tubs and also considerations you need to keep in mind as you plan your bathroom remodel.

Types of Bathtubs Available

One of the first things you will need to think about is the type of bathtub that you want to have. There are many different choices and you will ultimately need to consider how you want to use your tub and what you want the tub to accomplish.

For example, one of the available types is a soaking tub. These types of tubs are typically deeper than a traditional tub and allow the user to sit and relax in them for longer than you would in a standard tub.

Soaking tubs may come with jets installed in them to create a whirlpool while you sit inside of them. There are different styles and designs you can choose from as well.

Other types to consider include the standard tub and a walk-in tub, which is convenient for those who may not be able to step up into a bathtub.

Installation Options

In addition to the type of bathtub available, you will have a choice of how you want to have the tub installed. There are different designs that you can create in your bathroom and the way the tub is installed is up to you and your preferences.

One of the most common types of tub installations and the most commonly seen is the alcove tub. This is a tub that is attached to the wall, typically on three sides. The alcove installation is usually done with a standard type of bathtub. Although this is the most commonly chosen installation choice for bathroom renovation, it does eat up a lot of space.

There are other types of installation options such as a freestanding tub or even a platform installation, which will provide you with a tub that appears to have a small deck around it.

Lastly, corner bathtubs take up less space and if you have a large window in your bathroom, they can provide you with a wonderful view of the outdoors while you bathe.

Material Choices for Your Bathtub

Lastly, when it comes to your bathroom renovation, you need to consider the type of material you want your tub to be made out of. There are quite a few choices, but you may find that one works better for you than the next. Some of the choices include:

  • Enamel
  • Cast Iron
  • Fiberglass
  • Acrylic
  • Composite
  • Wood
  • Marble or Stone

If you are looking to have a complete bathroom remodel or bathroom renovation completed, the team at Kitchen & Bath Inc. is ready to help you.

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