Soaking in your bathtub is one of life’s little pleasures, at least it is until your bathtub is covered in rust stains and a yellowing coat that eliminate any attraction your tub once had. The solution is simple: replacement. Whether you’re giving your whole bathroom a makeover or you’re only replacing the tub, choosing the perfect bathtub will make or break your future bathing experiences. Here are some of the styles you should consider for your new, improved tub:
As the name implies, a corner tub has been designed to fit in the corner. It should be noted that a corner tub usually takes up more space than a regular tub, which is important to consider if your bathroom is small. One advantage of having a corner bathtub is that two people can use it at the same time.
These tubs are designed to fit into a deck and surround or island. The drop-in tub has a rim that is often very understated, but appears just above the skirt. The drop-in tub is mainly supported from below, with the edges designed to sit on a frame that matches your bathroom decor.
The under-mount design is quite similar to a drop-in tub. This is one of the reasons why some bathtubs are designed to be used for both installation types. However, with the under-mount tub, the edge is mounted under the deck, which makes the tub invisible from some angles. An under-mount tub can be mounted anywhere in the bathroom, provided there is a deck or island to support the tub.
It’s easy to distinguish a claw-foot tub since it features legs. Claw-foot tubs are the best choice when you want an elevated bathtub. Its unique, signature legs, and high back for head support adds a style and charm to a bathroom that’s simply not possible with traditional bathtubs.
An alcove tub is particularly relaxing. The bathtub is designed to fit in a three-wall recess in the bathroom. This type of bathtub is popular because you can also install a wall-mounted shower along with it. Alcove tubs are the preferred choice for those homeowners who want to maximize the space in the bathroom as these tubs can also come with built-in storage cabinets and shelves.
Freestanding bathtubs are very easy to pick out because they can stand on their own. They offer several benefits. First, these tubs are extremely versatile. They can be installed practically anywhere in a bathroom, including in the middle! In addition, wherever it’s placed, the unique design of freestanding tubs can improve the appearance of any bathroom.
With this guide to bathtub styles, you’re now prepared to choose the best fit for your bathroom. Soaking in your new, attractive tub, you’ll be glad you informed your decision.