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Basic Types of Bathtubs at a Glance

Bathtubs for Master Bathrooms, A high-quality bathtub that meets your individual needs, space requirements and design preferences is an integral part.

While most people take shower more often than a luxurious bath, it’s still really nice to have at least one bathroom with a bathtub.  This is especially the case if you have kids.  It is not easy bathing very young kids. Also, being able to take a hot bath after a long day in the office can be relaxing. 

Bathtubs are now available in a large variety making it possible for every household to enjoy the fun and excitement. Do you have limited space? Then drop-in tub is for you. A mansion? Then a freestanding or corner tub may be right.

 

1. Claw-Foot Tub

The Claw-Foot style tub is a lesson in beauty, form, and function. An undeniable vintage aesthetic defines the tub in every way. From its intricate clawed feet to the romantic sloping curves of the deep and high walls of the tub. Similar in function to freestanding tubs, a claw-foot tub is best situated with plenty of open space around it for ease of cleaning and accessibility. 

Claw-foot tubs tend to be significantly more expensive than alcove and drop-in tubs; expect to pay $3,000 or more.

One major downside of claw-foot tubs are the exposed plumbing. You can purchase specialty plumbing parts that celebrate, rather than try to hide, this exposure 

 

2. Free-Standing Tub

With its striking visual impact, the freestanding tub style will add an instant luxury to any bathroom. Symmetrical in design, these tubs can be situated close to walls (but why would you?) or toward the center of rooms for a beautiful and unique visual stimulation. Brushed metal or chrome faucet accents can be added to create a truly modern and contemporary design aesthetic. 

Often becomes the focal point of the bathroom, free-standing tub typically cost upwards of $2,000. 

One downside of free-standing tub is cleaning can prove to be cumbersome. When a free-standing tub is situated too closely to a wall, cleaning becomes difficult as there is often not enough space to access all points of the tub in relation to the wall. 

 

3. Drop-In / Built-In Tub

 

Also known as built-in tubs or deck mounted, these bathtubs have a drop-in design function that results in the rim of the tub being flush with the platform or deck it is mounted in. These tubs all offer extra deep dimensions for relaxing soaking. 

The drop-in tub is the kind we all know, and many of us may have grown up with. This tub fits in a three-walled enclosure. When the walls are tiled or fitted with panels, the enclosure can be used for a tub/shower combination. Hence it is a common feature in hotels.

The built-in bathtub is all about maximizing your space : it's the tub with the smallest footprint. The standard length for a built-in tub is 1600mm but can range from 1400mm to 1800mm. Good quality acrylic rectangular drop-in bathtubs will cost you between $500 and $900.

 

 4. Corner Tub

 

Prized for their versatility, corner tubs make use of their premium location within a bathroom for maximum functionality. A corner bath can be on a raised platform or even a triangular shape. Due to the intersectionality of corner space, only two walls are necessitated for this type of bathtub, as opposed to the drop-in style which typically requires a three-walled location.

Corner tubs are not about bathing the children. They are all about Mom or Dad indulging in-home spa therapy - with the bathroom door securely locked! The most intimate bathtubs are usually a corner model because it can easily fit two people.

 

Do you plan on installing a bathtub in your bathroom? Then check out the different types of bathtubs we have to offer! 


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