Bathtub can complement a bathroom style as the present of the bathtub can create a big contrast in bathroom remodeling. Especially, today, there are many variants of them are including the models, sizes, materials and the technology equipped for the bathtub.
The question now, what is the most desirable bathtub for you or for your bathroom style? We will never find the proper answer for sure. Choosing the bathroom’s tub must not based on the style you like; it is should be based on your consideration of what type of bathroom you need – as its function – and then the style. We will put bathtub function for our first priority before the style itself. Although, nowadays, the trend of bathtub is keep changing from time to time.
The current models of bathtubs are modern free standing tubs including sit atop a platform, soaking tubs, Asian or Greek bathtubs (it is deeper and shorter than conventional model) and whirlpool tub. Additionally, some people prefer to have a walk in tub since they have limited space in their bathroom.
The Bathtub materials
Mostly, for modern bathtubs, the material used is fiberglass or acrylic, however, to have a durable one, you can select a tub that constructed from cast iron and enameled steel.
Bathtub that constructed from acrylic is laminated by thick plastic and fiberglass to get stronger construction before having color finishing. The pros of acrylic bathtub, rust resistant, impact resistant, cheaper price and has many models and colors. This type of bathtub is one of the most desirable model as the price is cheaper compare to other. However, the maintenance for this type of tub is not easy as it is easy to be scratched. Acrylic bathroom’s tub characteristics are similar to fiberglass made tub.
Another material is enameled pressed steel. The bathtub is processed by machine and laminated by porcelain. This type of tub is cheaper than cast iron made material with some advantages such as impact resistant, many choices compare with cast iron bathtub, its scratch resistance is better than those with acrylic or fiberglass.
The most durable bathtub is made from cast iron but make sure the floor can hold the bathtub as the weigh around 150 – 180 kg. The advantages are leaking resistant, scratch resistant and impact resistant. However, the price for this type of bathtub will very expensive.
After knowing the materials and characteristic of bathtub, now we will discuss the tub types. As stated previously, there will be no proper answer for most desirable bathtub since selecting the type and model is not based on our taste only.
However, there are top 4 bathtubs that mostly selected by customers for their bathroom.
It is usually shorter and deeper than conventional bathtubs. Soaking tub is perfect choice for small bathroom or for those who like to be immersed in water. This type of bathtub is also known has Asian or Greek type. Soaking tub is one of the most standard bathtub that manufactured by almost all manufacturers.
The cons of soak tub are expensive, uncomfortable for those having back pain as you cannot lie down.
This model is the most common model and can be considered as the old-fashioned model. However, yet, many bathtub lovers like this type since it is easy to maintain, durable and has many colors, shapes and sizes. Although it is the most standard model in the market, you will pay more for installation service.
The tub is equipped with jets to agitate the water. This type has many sizes, shapes and materials and perfect for relieving stress and soothe muscles.
The tub needs regular maintenance since the water jet can produce mold or bacteria.
Walk In Tub
This type of tub is specially design for those who have a very limited space in their bathroom. It has spa features too.
Now you have the big picture in front of you of which bathtub you desired to be yours.