Types of Bathtubs
The vogue of bathtubs has been setting a trend in today’s era. People are installing different types and styles of bathtubs in their bathrooms just for fun and excitement. Now day’s bathtubs are becoming common accessory in people’s bathroom. They want a luxurious style of bathtubs where they can relax to get out of tiresome and stressful life.
With the increasing demands in bathtubs and bathing system manufacturers are coming out with exclusive range in bathtub designs and styles to attract as many customers. These bathtubs are based on traditional and modern patterns with stylized inbuilt material and accessories.
This type of bathtub is the most preferred by homeowner for its antique and designer look. Bathing was earlier a routine work but today with the advance technology and style bathing has become fun. This is why people want to install these bathtubs for luxurious bathing. The clawfoot bathtubs have given a new look and finish so that people will make more out of it.
The clawfoot bathtubs consist of slopped back with a straight front and the feet of the bathing tub are claw, ball or pedestal. They are usually made up of porcelain on steel, cast iron, acrylic etc. clawfoot tubs are freestanding consist of exposed pipes. They do not want further ornamentation.
Pedestal bathtubs are oval shaped, freestanding and without feet. This type of tub is an important tub whose base rests on an oval base which is made up of different material. The best type of pedestal tubs is one without faucet drilling. This specific characteristic of pedestal tub provides the deeper water level.
Pedestal tub comes with distinct features such as they have an optional towel rail which is made of different material to be installed on one or both the ends of the tub. It has an advantage which helps people come out of the problem of towel holder.
These tubs are generally made of porcelain, cast iron and acrylic etc.
Drop-in bathtub gives you an opportunity to have fun and refreshes you. Though there are some disadvantages attached to this type of tub style. As it is easy to drop in this tub but coming out is little difficult as you nee to take long steps. Further this makes you a bit sluggish and you may experience a fall. Manufacturers are taking some steps to make few changes in the construction of this style of bathtub.
This style of tub requires a bit hard work as the floor mounted bathtub is reduced by drop-in bathtub which is deck mounted iseparate frame. This would down the pocket of the customer in order to get some tile work or carpentry work. The designs in drop-in bathtub have integrated faucets that simplify the location. The other features in drop-in bathtub are spa-jetted whirlpool system which is commonly known as whirlpool bathtub.
Corner bathtubs are considered best as they save a lot of space in the bathroom. This style of bathtub has wide range in designs, colours, shapes and size. The advantage attached to corner bathtub is that the vanities and other cabinets can stand alone on the other corner in much space.
Even though corner bathtub gives space to other things yet it can be said that it is not suitable for all the bathrooms. The deck of the corner bathtub is difficult to clean without getting into the tub. This bathtub is basically made of acrylic, fiberglass, cast iron and porcelain etc.
Whirlpool tubs of today are most after bathtubs as they are most comfortable and known for their ability to enhance better health, sleep and relief. This type of tubs is generally boarded by commercial spas, buildings and residential areas. They are unique in style and attract its customers for its reliability and comfortability.
Whirlpool are known for being comfortable, luxurious and relaxing, in addition to this they have incredible health advantages. Being the most popular and luxurious bathtub whirlpool tubs are highly expensive. But the services they provide are worth while. They often called as soaker tubs consists of pipes, electric pumps and water jets.
The pump works to draw the water from the bath suction and circulate it around the bath to the jet. The jet of the whirlpool is fitted with venturi which is a venture squeeze near the opening and through this venturi air impregnated into the water. The velocity of water in these tubs is very high such as in spas and hot tubs. Whirlpool tubs are available in various shapes, sizes and colors and usually made of cast iron, fiber glass, acrylic etc.
Whirlpool bathtubs generally have two styles which are alcove model and drop-in model. Alcove type of tub is cost effective and of normal size that can be fitted along the exposed side as they have a rim to floor apron. This kind of whirlpool tubs is very popular because of their ease and available in different standard sizes.
While drop-in model tubs are made on an elevated deck and can be placed in bathroom, in a corner, open side recessed in the floor. These tubs are available in different sizes and shapes such as square, oval, rectangles, diamonds and heart etc.
Recessed bathtubs are affordable, cost effective and the most important feature is they are spacious. These tubs have high walls on the three sides since only one side is visible, only this side is decorated. The faucets are sometimes integrated and the hand held shower is attached to it that can be used for rinsing.
Recessed bathtubs are available in various size and shapes like square, round, oval, diamond, rectangular and heart shape. They are normally made up of cast iron, porcelain, fiber glass and acrylic. If you want to enjoy your bathing in recessed bathtub then enhance it using aromatherapy products and other perfumes.