Sep 10, 2017 - 03:52 AM
There are many things to consider when choosing which bathtub best fits your needs. Fortunately, there are also a lot to choose from the market today.
If you as me what is the best bath tub to buy, I honestly wouldn’t know what to say. Because when it comes to bath tubs, one kind doesn’t fit all. Getting the best bath tub simply means getting the right bath tub for yourself.
To help you find the best bath tub for yourself, allow me to tell you about the different factors you should consider when choosing a bath tub.
Now there aren’t really that much to think about. But you do have to consider your budget, the tub’s material, aesthetics, ergonomics, features, and accessories.
If you are on a tight budget, you can rest easy knowing that quality bathtubs can come at an affordable price. Fiberglass bathtubs for one, are the best choice in the low price range. Aside from being low-cost, it is light weight and easy to install at the same time. However, it still comes at a disadvantage. Fiberglass bathtubs are not as durable as models that are more expensive and is susceptible to scratches and fading.
When it comes to material, it is only natural to seek something that will last you a long time. If this is a big deal for you, cast iron bathtub maybe the right choice for you. The material is strong and dense, making it the perfect choice for hot baths. There are also a variety of colors available for this type of bathtub, so style wouldn’t be a problem. The only downside is the heaviness of the cast iron bathtub that can in a rigorous installation. Moreover, it can also be expensive so you may have to prepare your pocket to get such a bathtub.
If design and aesthetics is your poison, or if you are looking for a luxurious bathtub, stone and wooden bathtub may be the best for you. These bathtubs are also available for custom orders. You can choose any material that matches your taste. It is truly the best in terms of quality and design. On the downside, it can be costly to maintain. It demands serious attention when it comes to maintenance to preserve its one-of-a-kind beauty.
Now price, looks, and material are one thing. Ergonomics, features, and accessories are another. If you are not familiar with ergonomics, it basically refers to how a product is designed to fit the person that uses it.
If you ask me, ideally ergonomic bathtubs come with just the right height and slope for me to lay back, relax, and extend my legs up to the point where my knees are only slightly bent. Molded armrests and pre-installed grab bars also make for great overall usability.
The tub’s shape also reflects its ergonomics. I personally prefer square or rectangle shaped tubs since it allows me to place soaps and shampoos on the sides. However, square shaped tubs tend to fill slower than rounded ones.
Looking for features and accessories such as backrests, jets, massage systems, etc. can also help you get one-step closer to finding the best bathtub for yourself. If you enjoy taking long soaks, you may be interested in looking for a bathtub jam-packed with these features and accessories all at once.
However, you must keep in mind that the more features and accessories your bathtub has, the harder it will be to clean, and the more likely it is to have a heavy price tag.
Well, that’s pretty much all that there is to figure out if you want to get the right bathtub for yourself. For a quick recap, don’t forget to consider the following if you wish to find the best bathtub:
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:47 PM
We recently published an in-depth post setting out and explaining the 8 types of bathtubs.
1. Alcove tub;
2. Claw-foot tub;
3. Corner tub;
4. Undermount tub;
5. Hot tub;
6. Japanese style tub;
7. Freestanding tub; and
8. Drop-in tub.
See photos and learn more about the 8 types of bathtubs here.