Whether you’re considering a full bathroom remodel, or just a tub replacement, the amount of choices available for tubs can be overwhelming! A bathtub is a great idea for those who relish the idea of a relaxing soak after work or have young children. The tub can be a source of calm and rest–after the hard work of picking it out is done!
In this article, we at Rock Springs Storage Units looked at the different types of tubs available on the market, to help you narrow down the search for that perfect addition to your bathroom!
These types of bathtubs are what you’d find in most builder grade houses. They come in the standard bathtub sizes, have a shallower and smaller bathing area, and are constructed of fiberglass or cast iron. These tend to be the most affordable of the bathtubs, and good for guest bathrooms or bathrooms with small children using the tub, as it’s easy to lean over the side in the more shallow bathing area.
These tubs have more historical significance from their popularity during the Victorian area. Clawfoot tubs will look best in more ornate, decorated settings. They are usually made of heavy duty cast iron. Any time you plan to use a cast iron tub, known for their durability and ability to retain heat, you’ll want to check that the floor you’re building on can support the weight when the tub is full of water.
A cross of a claw-foot and a standard tub, the freestanding tub usually has adjustable feet for perfect stabilizing on uneven bathroom floors, which are hidden by an apron that can be lifted for repairs and access to the plumbing. They come in a wider variety than the typical standard tub, but consideration should be given to the location of the drainage plumbing on the floor, and the location on the drain on the tub, when selecting these.
A popular trend, the soaking tub is the ultimate in relaxation and luxury. These tubs feature very deep bathing areas with sloped ends for a perfect recline. They are usually sleek and make a statement in the bathroom. Because of their popularity, you can find them in many sizes–even ones that will fit the standard size tub area if you’re not interested in a complete bathroom remodel.
Whirlpool tubs have been featured in master bathrooms for the last few decades, and mimic a “spa-like” experience. Besides the jet streams for massaging, they can also feature things like lights and bubblers. The jets can be a bit hard to keep clean, so proper care and maintenance is required to use these tubs to their full potential.
A walk-in tub is a great option for those who have decreased mobility but still enjoy soaking. These tubs are usually deeper than the typical tub, but not as long. They usually feature a built-in seat for those that can’t sit completely down, a door for walking into the tub (hence the name), and extra handlebars and supports.
A bathroom remodel can be stressful, but hopefully picking out a tub doesn’t have to be! Narrowing down the type of tub you want in your new haven is the first step in finding the tub of your dreams! At Self Assured Storage, we are here to help you achieve your remodeling goals without having to deal with the stress that lots of clutter brings. Give us a call today to see how our storage units and knowledgeable staff can make your remodel as smooth as possible!