“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath, and a glass of wine.” It is a real pleasure to soak yourself in a water tub. However, it is not as easy as you think to get that perfect bathtub for your bathroom. It is only when you go for a bathtub hunt that you realize that there are more things to know than choosing the best color for your bathtub. There are quite a number of bathroom tubs available in the market, that you will be at sea choosing the best for your bathroom. Other than, the style and looks there are various other factors that need consideration like the material used, depth, and above all the function of the bathtub. Today people are so stressed out that they don’t deny any offer of relaxation. Why march into spas when the same spa affect can be achieved in your home by soaking yourself in a bathtub filled with some herbal blend. You can get the best of the bathtubs with some tips that are provided below.
How To Find A perfect Bath Tub
Bathtubs can be differentiated according to various factors such as utility, style, materials etc. Given here are some tips to find a perfect bathtub.
Function Of The Bathroom
You can choose your bathtub totally on the basis of its function. The size and depth of the bathtub should be taken into consideration and should be chosen as per the person who is going to use it. You can choose the bathtub according to the space available in the bathroom. You can even opt for a two-person tub if there is enough space. There are many therapeutic benefits that are provided by a bathtub. While soaking yourself in a bathtub can help lower blood pressure, immersing yourself in it can help reduce the workload on heart. Any normal bathtub can only submerge your legs in water, but if you want your whole body to be submerged, go for a deeper one.
Types Of Bathtubs
There are various types of bathtubs available on the basis of their style. A wall to wall alcove bathtub will be surrounded by three walls. This is the most popular and the basic style that is chosen by many. They are usually 5 feet long. Then there is the ‘drop-in (sunken) tubs that are mounted on a platform. Claw foot bathtubs have four legs and are quite independent. Corner tubs are installed in the corners of the bathroom and have two sides exposed.
Acrylic is the most popular and most used material for any bathtub. It is quite inexpensive, light, and easy to work with. The next popular ones are the cast iron ones. Though they are heavier, they are more durable. Fiberglass tubs are also ‘in’ as they are really cheap and have similar qualities that of an acrylic bathtub. Porcelain on steel is another option that can be considered which is reasonably priced and fairly light. An attractive look is offered by the cultured marble bathtubs, which are priced between acrylic and cast iron. Wooden bathtubs and tubs made of ceramic tiles, were in demand before the arrival of the newer generation of bathtubs.
Size Of the Tub
Bathtubs are usually measured by length, width, as well as height. They should have a length of at least 5 feet and a width of 2.5 to 3 feet. Any standard bathtub usually is 14 inches to 17 inches deep. While European style tubs are around 18 inches deep, Japanese bathtubs can be over 22 inches deep. Making a note of the space available in your bathroom, you can decide upon your bathtub size.
Shapes Of Bathtubs
They come in a variety of shapes but the most common are the triangular, rectangular, oval, and round.
You need to pick a bathtub depending upon the location of the drain. If you like end drain, you can go for the right hand tub or a left hand tub. There are centre drain tubs also wherein the drain is present in the centre of the bathtub. For a reversible drain, the tub can face either way.
You can chose from a variety of colors like white, off white, grey, black etc.