What You Need to Know to Choose the Right Bathtub

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

What You Need to Know to Choose the Right Bathtub

image-1When you need to buy new things for your bathroom you can simply go into the nearest bathroom accessories store, or order online and problem solved. While that is always a possibility, the chances of you being able to install it into your bathroom without any problems are equal to those of winning a lottery. If you wish to go home with a bathtub that will perfectly suit your needs, fit into your bathroom flawlessly and remain functional for a long time, there are several things that need to be taken into consideration before making a final pick.

Measure everything precisely

Even though it may seem redundant to emphasize that knowing the exact measures of the available space you have for your new bathtub is important, you would be surprised how many people end up returning their newly bought bathtubs because they proved to be too big to install. Bathtubs of various types come in standard dimensions. Custom sizes are also available, but they are usually significantly more expensive. In any case, make sure that the space designated for it will comfortably accommodate the one you pick. 


When proportions are concerned, proper bathtub size is very important for two reasons. The first one is related to users themselves. The volume of the tub needs to perfectly accommodate the user. When you find a tub you like, do not be ashamed to sit in it, and that way see if it fits. That is the only way to be certain that it does. The second ‘proportion’ concern is whether your tub fits properly with other bathroom elements. A grand size tub simply sticks out when small spaces are concerned, while miniature tubs become lost in big ones. 

Interior design concerns

Being a centerpiece of a bathroom’s interior design, the type of the bathtub you opt for has an enormous impact in creating a harmonious environment. For example, if Victorian design dominates your bathroom, a clawfoot tub would fit perfectly. On the other hand, corner tubs are more suitable for contemporary settings, while freestanding bath is more universal, with models that are adequate for any interior design.  

Study different materials

image-7There is a great variety of materials that are used to build bathtubs and they all come with certain advantages and disadvantages. For example, acrylic tubs are lightweight and of high gloss but are less durable than cast iron tubs. On the other hand, cast iron ones require good support structure due to their weight and are rarely big. Cultured marble tubs are easy to maintain, highly decorative, but at the same time brittle and if cracks occur, they cannot be repaired. The list goes on and on, so make sure you get familiar with all the facts before you opt for a particular material.

Additional features

Naturally, the main reason why we all prefer bathtubs is the joy we feel when our entire bodies are soaked in water of preferred temperature. However, modern features that are continually being added to bathtubs raise this experience to a completely new level. Whirlpool tubs, foot massage jets and chromatherapy baths are just some of the modern, spa-like additions. If you like this kind of relaxation, make sure you check out every available option.

As you can see, choosing a tub requires a lot of thinking. It is a complex process, so consulting vendors, your friends and online sources like this one is advisable. However, something that is so personal should not be trusted into someone else’s hands. It is you who needs to make the final decisions. After all, you are the one that will be using it and the more effort you put into choosing the perfect one, the more you’ll enjoy it.

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