Dream to buy a perfect bathtub? Bathtubs make a bathroom look luxurious. Here’s what to think when choosing the proper bathtub for updating your bathroom.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your bathtub, read this guide before you start.
Your budget, the size of your bathroom, and your personal preferences will impact your decision to choose the right bathtub.
Tubs come in many different styles. The type you select will depend on your budget, style preferences, and the bathing experience you want.
Fiberglass and acrylic are the most common materials for making bathtubs. Both are inexpensive and lightweight but are not as durable as other materials such as marble or steel. Additionally, fiberglass does not stand up well to heat.
If you are looking for something more durable and with a better aesthetic appeal, consider bathtubs made out of metals such as copper, steel, cast iron, cast polymer, or marble. These tubs are comparably costlier but they will serve you for longer.
Pay special attention to the available space in your house to select the right size bathtub. If you are retrofitting a bathtub to replace an old one, you will save costs if you install a bathtub that can fit into the existing space.
Expect to pay more in installation and remodeling costs if you want to expand the existing bathroom space.
If you are building a new bathroom, you have an opportunity to select a tub larger than the standard size. Be careful not to buy an unnecessarily long bathtub as you may have a hard time reclining comfortably.
Additionally, an extra-large tub may consume more water than is needed.
Before settling for any given tub, do not be afraid to jump into a display unit to get a feel of the shape and size of the tub.
The size and material will affect the weight of the tub. Whether you are looking to install the bathtub on the ground floor or on an upper floor, be sure that the floor can safely withstand the weight of the tub you want to buy.
Consider the weight of an unfilled and a filled bathtub. Most houses can support a standard acrylic or fiberglass bathtub, but you need to be extra careful if you want to install a large metal tub on the upper floors of the house. You may need additional support for the floor to support the weight of such a bathtub.
The available space and location where you want to install the bathtub will determine the kind of bathtub you need to buy. Freestanding tubs are stylish and contemporary but can take up a lot of space.
If you are replacing an old tub with a new one or you are seeking value for money, an alcove installation style might be your best bet. This style entails installing the tub in between three walls and is the most common placement option.
A lot goes into selecting the ideal bathtub for you and your family. At Monblari, we can help you identify and install a tub that you look forward to using every day.