An invitation for relaxation and daydreaming, tubs and whirlpools are the objects that you certainly love the most about your bathroom. In direct competition with the shower, bathtubs were able to evolve and adapt to our lifestyle over the decades. They have evolved into compact, high-tech marvels with exotic designs and are available in more models than you can imagine. To help you find the model of your dreams, here is some information about how to choose the right bathroom that will allow you to enjoy countless relaxing hours.
Materials – Here’s a quick breakdown of the most popular materials today. Cast Iron bathtubs are making a comeback in many homes around the world. With their deliciously retro look, they have more and more followers. They offer ease of maintenance; cast bathtubs do not retain heat very well and will usually cost you a bit more than the average tub. Light and cheap, steel models are often slippery and fragile to their disadvantage and far behind acrylic bathtubs but they are well Insulating and easy to maintain. Offering a wide range of colors and styles, the acrylic bathtubs are very popular. Their only downside is the fact that they are very sensitive to scratches and chemicals. Bathtubs made of reinforced acrylic, offer the advantage of being ultra-lightweight and fully recyclable. Bathtubs in polished concrete are durable and reliable and they have the ability of adapting to various bathroom styles. If you are looking for a more exotic type of bathtub, try a wooden one, these are still somewhat little known to the majority and may have a purchase price that is higher than the average. Do your research if this peaks your interest.
Form – Classic and versatile, square bathtubs have found their place in many bathrooms. Ideal for small bathrooms, some models surprisingly fit even in the tiniest bathrooms. These types of bathtubs are great for someone looking for a wide range of styles and pricing. Slightly rounded, the corner bathtubs offer significant space savings while being spacious and comfortable. Round, oval, asymmetrical, futuristic, or ergonomic bathtub designs are other forms that you may consider if you are looking for a special model for your bathroom. These styles are more often offered with whirlpool or air bath features for the ultimate in relaxation without sacrificing too much space.
Accessories – Essential elements of the bath, the roman tub faucets must be chosen with great care, and you should try to match them with the style of your bathroom. Whether you want to place them on the side or front of the tub depends on your preference and where you’re plumbing is located. Next is the showerhead, which you may prefer a standalone or a shower system for a lot more fun. Before you splurge on an ultra-sophisticated shower head, check that your home has enough pressure; otherwise do not expect to get a very good performance. If you have young children or any kind of balance problems, do not forget the non-slip mat that could possibly save you a trip to the doctor. Grab bars are another great bathtub accessory to help older people get in and out of the tub.
Regardless of the type of bathtub you choose, it is important to make sure it will be comfortable to use. In order to do this, you should take some time to understand the functions and the ergonomics the tub you want to purchase. You can do this by researching the technical specification available on the manufacturer’s websites or at FaucetDepot.com. Get a good idea of the size you need by measuring the space and what if anything you would need to do to modify the existing space. Take into consideration the surround of your existing bath space; is it tile or a one piece? Once you have this critical game plan and budget on paper it’s time to go shopping for the perfect bathtub and relax in style.