A buying guide for bathtub

All the traditional bathtubs had a simple rectangular design. Most of the modern tubs have incorporated additional features, styles, and shapes. Buyers have a wide choice to choose from. Some of the bathtubs on the market have other features such as jets and whirlpools. Exploring the different tubs will help you in making the right choice when buying one.

Types of bathtubs

Recessed bathtubs

This is one of the most common types of bathtubs. It is we designed to fit comfortably in your bathroom. It is only one side of this tub that faces outward. This has greatly helped in lowering its cost because finishing is done on one side. The other three sides of this tub are recessed into the bathroom’s wall. However, even if this tub is relatively cheaper, its installation cost is high. A high labour cost is incurred when preparing the bathroom’s walls before the installation process.

Stand-Alone tubs

This tub can fit comfortably and anywhere in the bathroom. They are mainly preferred for the spacious bathrooms. Standalone tubs can be installed easily because there is no fitting that is required for the sections of the wall. You will just need hot and cold water lines pipes. These pipes should come through the floor or the wall. Even if these tubs can be installed easily as compared to the recessed ones, they are a bit expensive because of the materials used. Cast iron is used in making these tubs. This material is more costly than the enamel used in making the recessed tubs.

Walk-In Bathtubs

These tubs are meant for seniors and other individuals having mobility problems. They have a door that opens and closes allowing a person to walk freely instead of stepping over the edge of the tub. They are more expensive than the regular units due to this unique feature.

Drop-In Bathtubs

These tubs are mainly installed on within the floor of the bathroom, but they can still be installed in any part of the bathroom. Some of these units are slightly below the bathroom’s floor level. Such tubs can be accessed easily. Drop-in tubs are large, and they should be installed in roomy bathrooms. Sometimes, a separate shower can be added to these units.


Jetted and Whirlpool Tubs

These are tubs that offer luxury and comfort for homeowners. These tubs are helpful in loosening tight and stiff areas in your body. This has made them an ideal option for individuals suffering from stiff muscles. They are known for consuming more power, and they are more expensive than the other tubs.

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