Few fixtures are so closely associated with relaxation like bathtubs are. When you want a place to relax, the bathroom can be your sanctuary, especially if your bathtub is first-rate. For this reason, there are many things to consider before purchasing a bathtub. If you’re aware of all these factors before you buy one, it’s quite likely you'll be able to purchase a bathtub that’s perfect for you. You must consider what type of bathtub you want, where it’ll be, what you expect the bathing experience to be, size, weight, and which material you want the bathtub to be made out of.
Check out the best bathtubs on the market today and go to NY Kitchenand Home Design Center, either by visiting our Brooklyn showroom or browsing our selection of high-quality products online.
Factors to Consider Before Purchasing a Bad Tub
First and foremost, before you purchase a bathtub, you need to be sure of which bathtub style you're looking for. The popular styles are listed below:
Each tub style has its own attractive qualities, and we’ll be happy to explain these when you visit our showroom. A lot of these bathtub types are unfamiliar to individuals, and once they learn about them they can’t get their hands on them quick enough.
The bathtub’s location is also quite important. If it's an alcove tub, it'll be enclosed by three walls with one open space. If it's a freestanding tub or a clawfoot tub, there will be no sides; this bathtub can essentially be placed anywhere in the bathroom (provided space allows). Corner tubs have three walls and one open side as well. If it's a drop-in bathtub, it can be a corner bathtub or an alcove bathtub; the word “drop-in” just means that a bathtub shell is inserted into a space which is fitted for it.
Bathing experience is another important point to consider. If you're using your bathtub solely to get clean, it's likely you won’t need any fancy features. But if your bathtub is a sanctuary and the centerpiece of the room, then it should be visually appealing with many useful features.
Size & Weight
Size and weight are two of the most important factors to consider. Standard bathtubs are usually 5 feet long, 30 inches wide, and 14 to 16 inches tall. Bathtubs are quite heavy, and the tub’s weight will largely determine where it can be placed. If you’re purchasing a heavy tub, ensure the floor underneath is reinforced, as you don’t want the tub crashing through the floor.
These days, most bathtubs are made of either fiberglass or acrylic. Cast iron and steel bathtubs are also preferred. While being heavier, these latter tubs retain heat well because they’re metallic.
We Always Have a Wide Selection of Bathtubs in Stock
Getting a bathtub that’ll truly transform your bathroom has never been easier. Shop with NY Kitchen & Home Design Center now. We’re always updating our selection!