Choosing the Perfect Bathtub for You

You get home from a long day at work. You’re tired, stressed, and all you want is a nice warm bath. There’s just one problem, you don’t have a bathtub or your bathtub isn’t the right one for you. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. We have all been there.

Choosing the perfect bathtub is a challenge, especially when you can’t just hop in one at the store to give it a test drive. Some tubs are more look appealing than others, but don’t make that decision based on what they look like. Each bathtub style has its own characteristics and comes with something unique. It’s part of the reason why choosing the right one can be such a challenge.

Drop-in Tubs:

These tubs are designed to drop into a custom-designed space such as a deck or island. They have a rim and they can be installed in corners or sunk into the floor. The type of tub is supported from below and its edge is designed to sit over a frame.

Under-mount Tubs:

Under-mount tubs are actually quite similar to drop-in tubs. In fact, some bathtubs are designed to be used for both types of installation. In the case of an under-mount tub, the edge is mounted beneath a cutout solid-surface desk material and thus becomes invisible. They are usually mounted in corners or near the wall.

Corner Tubs:

As their name suggests, corner tubs are designed to fit into the corner of the bathroom. The reason for that is not necessarily space related as a corner tub often occupies more space than a regular one. The advantage that they offer is the fact that their shape allows two people to use it at the same time.

Freestanding Tubs:

Very easy to differentiate from the rest of the designs, freestanding tubs offer several advantages. First, they are more versatile and offer more freedom as they can be installed anywhere you want. They don’t necessarily have to sit near the wall, so they can be placed in the center of the bathroom or close to the window.

Clawfoot Tubs:

This type of tubs is also very easily distinguishable. They feature signature legs that makes them stand out and they are usually very deep. Also, this model sometimes presents a high back for head and neck support. They add style and charm to the bathroom and they are usually used in traditional or vintage bathrooms.

3-Wall Alcove Tubs:

Alcove tubs are quite common. They are particularly relaxing and they are installed into a three-wall recess that usually includes an exterior wall, sometimes with windows. This model is also popular because it allows a wall-mounted shower to also be installed. Sometimes they have built-in shelves or storage cabinets and are a great way to maximize space.