What to consider when buying a bathtub

Bathtub buying guide
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Bathroom tubs are a great luxury as well as an essential thing at home. A bathtub gives you a soothing experience when you need to rejuvenate yourself. A bathtub is a pond of pleasure, a personal pool to unwind yourself in the evening. There is nothing like relaxing in a bathtub after a tiring day at work in summer. Many people make mistakes while going to buy a bathtub. Things that define a bathtub is its design, functionality, price, and materials etc. You should examine these aspects before buying bathtubs. Here is some Bathtub buying guide which will help you to make a smart choice.

Various types of tubs which are in vogue

Two types of bathroom tubs which are mostly found- Freestanding and clawfoot. Some other types include- Alcove, drop-in and corner tubs, which are often integrated into the bathroom walls.

Amongst them, the 3-wall alcove bathroom tubs are constructed of a wall in the exterior and built-in storage cabinet. It is designed in such a way that it allows the user to have maximum space.

The drop-in bathroom tubs come as an empty tub shell.

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They are adjusted inside a fixed enclosure with matching properties in the bathroom, for example, the cabinets and tile. This structure can be costly because you will have to buy the enclosure separately.

A drop-in type is a undermounts bathtub, installed inside the floor level. It is covered by tiles. Another type is corner bathtub is a slight variation of the alcove and drop-in designs. This type of bathroom tubs is typically designed for a dual bathing purpose. However, a drop-in structure with all the facilities will also a costly affair.

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Freestanding bathroom tubs refer to a standing bathing bowl large enough to accommodate a person with a strong base. Clawfoot bathtub comes with 4 strong legs which reflects a very colonial idea of soaking. These kinds of tubs are usually deep. Its back is created at a height that can support its head and neck well and prevents moving at the time of bathing.

Freestanding bathroom tubs

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How to consider the Construction and Costs to make bathroom tubs

The material is one of the most important things to consider while buying bathtubs. A standard acrylic alcove tub will cost you more. A drop-in structure with all the facilities will also a costly affair.

Among the least expensive ones, you can go for acrylic and fiberglass bathroom tubs. They are easily available in the market with a variety of range, color, and styles.

If you want to go for warm bathroom tubs, then cast iron is a good option because heavy cast iron keeps the warm for longer periods, ideal for winters. It also comes in a moderate price range, so you can think of bringing it home this winter.

A fine choice is the copper bathtub. Though it will cost you dearly yet it leaves an aesthetic appeal to your bathroom.

A bathtub with good structure and durability and toughness is assured is enameled steel.

How to consider the Construction and Costs to make bathroom tubs

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It is affordable and resistant to any scratch and stains. However, you will not get too many color options with this model.

The costliest bathroom tubs

This is made from a stone and wood and thus reflects a distinct look. It is made from natural rocks and stone. You can add many other materials for show off, including a laminated form of walnut, pear, mahogany, and others. It is a freestanding structure and cost you heavy.

The costliest bathtub

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Nothing comes close to that ordinary plain tub, where you used to play and bath in your childhood. This is a priceless experience. However, as you grow up, you have to make a smart move with these models mentioned above.

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These Bathtub buying guide will definitely help you when you need to revamp your bathroom or will help you tremendously if you are a first-time buyer. A few models you can consider buying are given below-

MADONNA Splendour Acrylic Bath Tub – Ivory

MADONNA Rex Acrylic Bath Tub with Front Panel – White

MADONNA Divine Acrylic Bath Tub – White

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    I like your tip about using cast iron for warmer tubs. That makes sense considering the metallic nature of the tub being able to conduct more heat. I’ll have to consider your tips if we ever get another bathtub.

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