Are you thinking of renovating your bathroom by installing a bathtub in it? Well, it’s an amazing way to upgrade your bathroom. For many homeowners, one of the main reasons to upgrade the bathroom is to have a bathtub installed in it. But, since, getting a bathtub installed is a major decision, here are some important things that you must consider to get the perfect bathtub and convert your bathroom to bathtub room.
Built-In vs Freestanding: This is one of the main decisions that you will have to make. You need to make sure that you consider carefully and understand the advantages of both types of installation. The built-in tub is surrounded and “built in” to a platform. Many built-in tubs are in an alcove setting or perhaps in a corner style built on the platform or in a platform. While on the other hand, a freestanding tub stands alone. They do not require a platform for installation or function. The freestanding tub allows for more style choices and shapes to really let your personality and the look of your new master bath take shape.
Size: The size of the bathtub is one of those considerations that you must take effectively. The right size bathtub is essential. Depending on your requirement you can choose the size of the bathtub. There are many two person tubs on the market and you need to make sure that if that is your choice, you both are comfortable in the tub at the same time.
Material Choice: There are many types of materials available for the bathtubs in the market. Mostly bathtubs are made of some type of acrylic. This material is very easy to clean and is scratch resistant. There is much other material available in the market. You may choose the one that you like the most. Just make sure that your floor can take the weight of the bathtub.
Soaking or Therapeutic: Another big decision that you must take is deciding whether you want a soaking or a therapeutic tub.You want to make sure that you get a tub that fits you correctly and that you feel very comfortable in.
Soaking tubs are usually a less expensive option because they contain no other features. They can be freestanding or built in and are available in a wide variety of shapes and styles. While a therapeutic bathtub is like a massager right in your bathroom. You may choose whirlpool bathtubs or hot bathtubs. Many of today’s therapeutic tubs feature such spa like features as heated backrests, chromotherapy lighting inside the bath tub as well as built in speakers for sound etc.
Along with making these final decisions, a few additional things that you need to consider are:
• If you are planning on using a freestanding therapeutic tub, think about where you will need and want to house the motor and electrical.
• Consider the amount of water it is going to take to fill the tub up.
• Finally, consider the placement of your faucet. Whether you select a built-in or freestanding tub, you want to consider the faucet placement carefully. Place the faucet where it is easy to reach to begin to fill when starting the bath.
So, go ahead and choose the perfect bathtub for your bathroom.