The Bathtub Renovation Guide
The Bathtub Renovation Guide
Rejuvenation and bathrooms go hand in hand, and if the design and aesthetics of the bathroom are appealing, this place becomes a personal favorite. When you take a new house with a pre-designed bathroom, or feel like making some changes to the design, the basic and primary thing to start with this plan is one’s bathtub. Here, we bring two pieces of information in case bathtub is one among your agenda-points for a renovation to-do list.
Types of Bathtubs
Different house-designs require different bathtubs, and for that matter here is the list of various bathtubs that people get installed in their bathrooms, so that you may decide on which one is your type.
Drop-in bathtubs are for the innovation-lovers who also have slightly bigger area in their bathrooms. They are installed majorly inside the flooring and are low-floored. They have a customized installation and are on the higher slot of one’s budget.
Luxury, comfort and sophistication combined make a whirlpool bathtub. They have a jet and a water motor installed, which creates movement and vibration in the water to give a soothing and massaging effect. For their extraordinary mechanism that isn’t present in any other bathtubs, these cost good enough for hotels and spas in most cases.
As the name suggests, freestanding bathtubs stand independent on their own four legs. They are not installed on the floor or as an attachment. They could be moved freely from one place to another and hence give more choices of room-designing to the homeowners. Cast Iron and porcelain are the material they are ideally made up of.
Most of us having bathtubs in our homes, looking common in designs, have the alcoves. This type of bathtub fits with the three sides of the walls around, and the bathtub is surrounded by the taps and showers. An ideal alcove bathtub may vary in size from 53 inches to 72 inches.
Most Used Bathtub-Material
Material stands as the second most important element in the making of a good bathtub. Here is a list of materials that make the most types of bathtubs available in the market.
Counted among the least expensive material for making a bathtub, a fiberglass is covered with a gel coat resin over several layers. This is a lightweight material and the installation of bathtubs made with this is easy.
When fiberglass is compressed in vacuum, acrylic material is made. The difference between an acrylic and a fiberglass is that the acrylic is available in various colors, and is slightly more expensive too. It might give various choices of colors and patterns to the users, but with time it loses its color and strength.
Cast Iron is a long-lasting material, and is resistant to scratching and chipping-off. This is made available with various color options, and don’t give dents easily too. One thing to keep in mind is that these give slightly tougher time to those who have to install them because they are heavier.
Wood gives an edge over other in terms of aesthetics, and comes in various patterns too. One thing to keep in mind before buying wood is that it isn’t as strong as other material and needs a higher end of maintenance time to time. It’s not scratch resistant and is also vulnerable to weather conditions too. Hence, for installing a bathtub for good looks and enclosed use, wood is a good option.